The Elevated Art of Paper Weaving
May 16th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Molly Meng
- Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: May 16th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: May 16th, 2019 9:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
Using various paper: maps, book pages and vintage ledgers, students will explore the beauty of paper weaving. Participants will leave with a small book of samples or individual pieces of artwork to frame.
Weaving, one of humans’ oldest crafts, is still “transversing a set of parallel threads at right angles.” Learning the concepts of the warp and the weft are a particular craft elevated to an art. As with any media, weaving demands an understanding of the interaction between medium and process which then develops into form.
Learning to cultivate a color sense and design discipline, as well as exploring different shapes and patterns will be covered in this workshop.
Materials to Bring: All materials supplied.
Optional: Students are encouraged to bring any paper they would like to try weaving with.
Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $95.00
Date & Time: Thursday, May 16, 2019 :: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Molly Meng
Molly C. Meng studied literature with a personal minor in collecting other people’s lives.
An obsession with old notebooks, vintage photos, and every single discarded book that exists, her work reimagines untold stories behind the otherwise forgotten items of everyday. A self-taught artist, the medium of collage in both paper and textiles is Molly’s dominant form of communicating. She successfully weaves the elements of ephemera and storytelling into each piece she creates. The spectacular beauty of the ordinary is elevated with detail in her work. Molly’s work has shown nationally in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and she has produced large scale commissions for Prometheus Apartments in Northern California. She teaches creative workshops around the U.S. as well as on annual trips to the South of France. Molly C. Meng is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
Past Student Reviews:
"Kindest thanks for such a lovely environment yesterday! It was so helpful and I actually "got my feet wet" and got a project under way, something I really struggle with! Thank you so much for the workshops!"
"Thank YOU Molly. I learned some very useful things and greatly appreciate your generosity with your ephemera and ideas. It was a very nice and inspiring group."
"It was awesome, thank YOU so much! ... thanks again for all the inspiration and non-intimidating instruction!"
"Thank you so much for the amazing lesson----I learned so much! You clarified things for me that I was having trouble conceptualizing and taught me so many new things."
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