Short Teaching Description
I am interested in the notion of aesthetics as a discourse of the body, and the body extended, as in dress, architecture, and material object and performance/movement.
What do institutions which propose to be involved in textiles/form/crafting and art making do? I believe it is our responsibility to not be comfortable with the status quo, but to be open to exploring new paradigms and methodologies.
Since 2000 I have taught numerousTextile/Fashion courses as an adjunct faculty member in the following insititutions: NSCAD University, Canada; Dalhousie Universtiy, Canada; Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada; and the Trans-art (Graduate) Institute, Germany. The breadth of my teaching practice is evidenced by my years of conceiving and delivering a wide variety of curriculum. For a most of these years I taught a full course load or more that a full course load.
Courses conceived, developed, and delivered:
Repeating Pattern (for art, textile or design students)
Silk-Screen Printing on cloth (I have taught this dozens of times)
Intermediate Dye and Print (specialized processes include natural dying, devore, discharge, cloque, and advanced printing and dying techniques)
Introduction to Weaving
3 Dimensional Soft form
Draping (The Sculpture of Dress)
Hybrid Practice Strategies considering Textiles/Clothing/Art Practices
Foundation Textiles with an emphasis on portable textile techniques