Human Marks

with Dorothy Caldwell
Dorothy Caldwell Human Marks 1

Dorothy Caldwell Human Marks 1

The marks we make record time and human energy. Working with paper and cloth this workshop will examine different kinds of mark. We will cover stitching, resist and batik, discharge, drawn and painted marks, and more unconventional marks such as burning, piercing, and mending. Each will address a different aspect of movement and gesture that through time and repetition evolve into richly activated surfaces.

Dorothy Caldwell Textile Artist

Dorothy Caldwell 2

Simple bookbinding techniques will be demonstrated for constructing book forms and participants will be able to expand on workshop experiments applying them to their own materials and imagery. Resource material will include slide talks, examples, and videos.

Dorothy Caldwell montage

Dorothy Caldwell 3

Dorothy is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and maintains an active international exhibition and teaching schedule. She has carried out research in Japan, India, Australia, the Canadian Arctic on textile traditions. She is the recipient of grants and awards including the prestigious Bronfman Award given to one Canadian craftsperson each year. Her work appears in many permanent collections.