Reclaimed Denim Workshop

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Every pair of jeans tells a story! Transform everyday materials through “shear” force into dynamic objects of beauty. Explore appliqué techniques for representation using reclaimed denim. Learn how materials communicate and invigorate your artwork, and explore how basic techniques can be leveraged to create fantastic results in two and three dimensions. Additional topics include subversive appliqué techniques, the division of labor, the power of limits, and miscellany regarding alienation and angst will be covered. Old jeans and an adventurous spirit are the only prerequisites.

Jim Arendt, Assistant Professor and Gallery Director at Coastal Carolina University, is an artist whose work explores the shifting paradigms of labor and place through narrative figure painting, drawing, prints, fabric and sculpture. Influenced by the radical reshaping of the rural and industrial landscapes in which he was raised, he investigates how individual lives are affected by transitions in economic structures. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo shows. Recently, Arendt was short-listed for The 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and received the South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Artist Fellowship. His work was awarded the $50,000 top prize at ArtFields. He was awarded Best in Show during Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY and included in Fiberarts International 2013 & 2016 and the 2013 Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Netherlands.

# of Participants: 9-20

Experience Level: All levels welcome.

Required Supplies: Fabric scissors, 3-5 pairs of old jeans, Aleene's Tacky Glue, heavy-duty sewing needle and thread, notions.

Additional Supply Fee: None.

Cost: $180 for Individual SEFAA Members; $215 for non-members.

Questions? Please email or call 678-235-4328.
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By: Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance

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