Summer IS: Textile Found Object Exploration - Belsnickel Art Doll Design

I am thrilled to be taking the Craft in America art institute at Kutztown with Dr. Marilyn Stewart. I will be participating in two workshops during the week. l will be working with textile designers Randall Darwall and Brian Murphy. I will be engaged in an intense focus on creating depth in textiles using surface design techniques, and guided through an examination of the visceral use of space, historic resonance, and atmospheric color layering of ideas and processes.

I will also be attending a workshop Dave and Roberta Williamson about find object jewelry that is created with depth and meaning. I will be encouraged to “find their own stories” and build pieces that capture and envelop emotional moments or memories dear to their own lives. “With our students we’re always talking about having integrity in the ideas that you want to manifest in the work,” –Dave Williamson.

As a response to what I learned during the workshop, I will transform my deeply personal and meaningful painting “der Belsnickel” into a pattern to create a folk art doll based on this painting, complete with woven “deconstructed” details learned from the workshop as well as fur pelt inspired details. As a communication design MFA candidate, I will apply my design skills to the creation and design of the pattern.

Deliverables:

1. Fully designed der Belsnickel doll pattern/plans

2. Final art doll product with woven details

3. Weekly blog updates compiled into a project journal

Timeline

Week 1 (7/11- 7/17): Sketching

• Set up Pinterest mood board to get inspiration for doll design and details

• Sketch pattern design ideas

• Blog

Week 2 (7/18- 7/24): Designing

• Utilize Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop to design printable pattern

• Blog

Week 3 (7/25- 7/31): Pattern printing, Sewing and Painting

• Print finished pattern to use

• Sew pattern with found textiles in my hoard and also vintage from family members

• Paint, sew details of doll

• Blog

Week 4 (8/1- 8/7): Painting & textile details

• Create dolls all-important clothing from woven materials (both found and created) to create the empheral and grungy authentic appearance of der Belsnickel

• Blog

Week 5 (8/8- 8/11): Delivering

• Submit deliverables to Marilyn

Deliverables:

1. Fully designed der Belsnickel doll pattern/plans

2. Final art doll product with woven details

3. Weekly blog updates compiled into a project journal

• Blog

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