Introduction to Creative Crochet

with Patricia Downs

Sunday, May 15, 10:00am-12:00pm
(Adults & Children ages 13+)

In this class students will learn basic crochet stitching techniques. Time permitting, I will also demonstrate my weaving over a wire armature and knotting over chicken wire techniques that I use in my art practice. Students may bring materials like yarn and fabric and crochet hooks if they want to, but I will have materials and hooks for those who do not bring their own.

Patricia Downs, Artist Bio: I was born in Plattsburgh, NY, a little city as far upstate in New York as you can go without being in Canada. I've loved creating my whole life. As far back as I can remember, I was digging through the art cabinet in the kitchen and finding materials I could transform into art projects. I was never satisfied with drawing and painting. I wanted to make things. In High school I reconnected with my love of creating artwork and I decided to build a portfolio to apply for art school. After much deliberation I decided to go to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. In college I created a body of work based on the assignments given, but it wasn't until I took my first abstract sculpture class that I got obsessed. From Fall 2017 through Spring 2019 I spent all my energy making sculptures, collages, and mixed media pieces. My college experience culminated in my senior year as I worked on my thesis project, a massive fiber sculpture I titled "Paralyzed in the Deep Dark." Since college I have been living and working back in my hometown of Plattsburgh, NY. I have been growing a substantial body of work in mixed, recycled media and mixed fibers. Currently, I am creating sculptural wall hangings through processes like crocheting, weaving, knotting, and sewing. My work focuses on introspection, the relationship between my mind and body, and my experience as a woman.

Sunday 5/15/2022
10:00am - 12:00pm
Per Person: $27
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