Instructor: Warren Seelig
August 20 - 24
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Open studio (Mon - Thurs)
12 - 4pm
5 Sessions

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The idea that drawing may occur through the materialization and construction of line is a phenomenon which is inherent in work seen throughout the history of contemporary fiber, sculpture and of all material-based media. This highly experimental course will engage the student in making drawings on the wall or in space, utilizing every conceivable material, working through both known and invented processes. Early “material sketches” will be developed, examining the nature of physical line, along with ways of structuring and shaping that line in space. Consideration will be given to building up densities (surface) through material accumulation and repetition and will involve wrapping, binding, connecting, attaching, twisting, knotting, piercing, layering etc. in the development of drawing in a physical way.   

Warren Seelig lives and works in Rockland, Maine. He holds the rank of distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers & Material Studies program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches, curates and writes on various subjects related to textile, fiber and material studies. He received a B.S. from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Seelig has twice received individual fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work has been included in over 30 major museum exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea, with many solo and group exhibitions in museums, universities, and private galleries.  Recently he and his wife (Sheryl Gibson) collaborated in a work commissioned by the World Financial Center in New York.