Experimental Quilting

August 19 - August 23, 2022

Experimental Quilting


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $35

Explore materials and different methods of image making through experimental quilting! This workshop will look at traditional quilting methods, and use these techniques to inspire new ways of thinking about how we make quilts. We will also be thinking about quilting as a story-telling tool. You will learn how to bring new and unusual materials together to create your vision, while also learning historic piecing, planning, and construction quilting techniques. Paper, fabric, plastics, and natural/found objects will all be used to make mixed media decorative quilts that will be ready to hang and display. Sewing will be combined with various methods of mark making. Knowledge of hand sewing is helpful, but we will go over basic stitching techniques in the workshop.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


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



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), and Margin of Error (forthcoming, 2021) and Objects as Texts in conjunction with Brown University (2018). Caroline currently maintains a multidisciplinary studio practice in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.

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