New Practices in Fiber Arts

Laura Wright

Laura Wright 
5 Sessions » Saturdays, October 18–November 15
10 am–1 pm | Studio 106 | $250

No prerequisite.

In this five-week workshop you will explore some of the non-traditional trends in fiber arts and experiment with new ways to make or augment your fiber work. Each week we will investigate a different form including: new materials and invented textiles, site specific work, politics/activism/ action, collaborative processes and practices, and the intersection of technology and fiber arts. 

Note: Students do not need to be an expert in a fiber art field however basic knowledge of sewing, knitting, weaving, basketry, and/ or paper making provides a helpful foundation for the information and projects presented in this class.

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Laura C. Wright is an artist and educator who explores communication through the intersections of fiber arts, digital technology, visual media, and participatory practices. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Washington in 2004. In 2013, she completed a second MFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media program to provide her with a greater understanding of the tools and language of communication in the digital age.


Laura Wright
Skins, 2014
Touch-reactive electronic textile
60 x 84 x 1 inches
Courtesy of the artist