Experimental Fabric Collage

June 2 - June 4, 2023

Experimental Fabric Collage


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $515
Material Fee: $50

Explore materials and image-making through fabric collage! This workshop will focus on bringing an image composition to life through fabric. Participants will receive introductory lessons to many textile-making techniques such as mono printing, decorative stitching & embroidery, appliqué, surface embellishment, and weaving to help realize their ideas. Using un-stretched canvas as the base of your collages, you will use these techniques to create richly developed surfaces that reflect the world around you. Together, we will experiment to see how various fabrics and surfaces can be used in unexpected ways! This workshop will also cover essential construction techniques such as basic hand and machine stitching, fabric adhesives, and finishing methods, as well as how to prepare the collages for display as wall hangings.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


Registration for this workshop has been closed.


Caroline Silverman

Caroline Silverman is an artist and writer who works at the intersection of annotation, object, and context. Born in Newburyport, MA, she earned her BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018, with dual Concentrations in Literary Arts Studies, and Gender, Race, and Sexuality. Her work has been exhibited at the Burroughs & Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC (2014), Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2017, 2018), Emily Harvey Gallery, Venice, Italy (2017), Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA (2018),  Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ (2019, 2020), and the RISD Museum (2021) amongst others. Her work has also been published in A Form of Perpetual Caress (2020), Quiltfolk Magazine (2023) and Objects as Texts in conjunction with Brown University (2018). Caroline currently maintains a multidisciplinary studio practice in New York City and teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.

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