Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.
Internationally known artist and WSN member Joan Morris will be teaching four classes in shaped-resist dyeing this summer and fall.
Joan’s classes will be devoted to an investigation of shaped-resist (shibori) through hand stitching. Sewn resists create a range of pattern that evokes patterns found in nature. When these processes are multiplied, compositions of great depth evolve.
This summer, Joan is conducting a sewn shaped-resist workshop at her studio in beautiful Vermont (June 20-24 and August 18-22, 2016). She will be using plant dye extracts for this workshop.
Joan will also be teaching “Shaped-Resist Dyeing with Ecology in Mind” at Dominio Vale do Mondego, a Bio-Dynamic farm in northeastern Portugal ( June 4-11, 2016).
In October, Joan has the pleasure of returning to teach at the Maiwa International Textile Symposium in Vancouver, Canada. This class will focus on sewn resists on silk and wool with acid dyes.
About Joan Morris
Joan Morris began using shaped-resist dyeing in her studio practice in 1983, after many years of working with dyes, paint, and fabric. That year also marked the beginning of her work as master-dyer for the Theater Department at Dartmouth College, where she has dyed textiles for more than eighty productions. Her art works have been exhibited and awarded prizes nationally and internationally, and she has received grants for her work from the Asian Cultural Council, the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Dartmouth College and private foundations. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Smithsonian Institution) in New York, the Museum of Art at RISD, Takeda Kahei Shoten in Arimatsu, Japan, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.
Joan has been a panelist and invited artist at the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th International Shibori Symposia in India, Chile, England, and Japan, and was an invited artist in the Kimono Project at ISS ’92, in Nagoya, Japan. In recent years, she has designed and fabricated the shaped-resist textiles for “The Lion King” on Broadway as well as for the Japan, UK-Continental Europe, Canada, South America, Australia, China, Mexico, Los Angeles, and road show productions.