Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Liz Collins Trash Lab/Trash Textiles August 4 to August 9, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Multimedia Intermediate/Advanced On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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When you walk by a dumpster full of cardboard, do you feel crazy because you want to stop everything you’re doing and make all your art with cardboard? This workshop is for creative makers who have been yearning to recycle, up cycle, and repurpose materials considered waste into new forms. We will source materials from the beach, recycle bins, and other places in our surroundings. We will also have access to the marine waste collection at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, and will be able to use items from this collection of plastics, nets, ropes, and other things collected along the coast. Each participant will work in an exploratory manner, deconstructing and reconstructing elements into new constructions with an approach coming from networks, structures, and modular constructions. Think architecture and textiles—how things are built out of repeating modules. This workshop is great for artists and designers alike and will rely on participants’ pre-existing making skills while introducing new techniques and encouraging skill sharing.



Liz Collins is a New York City-based artist who specializes in working with textiles and fiber. Over three decades, Collins’ works and projects have manifested in a diverse yet interconnected range of art and design contexts from collaborating with design brands on collections of functional textiles, to producing large-scale public art works and performances. Working equally with slow hand making processes and fast industrial weaving, Collins uses a vocabulary of geometric abstraction, vibrant colors, and extreme material contrasts to respond to life on all levels. In 2025, Collins will have a mid-career retrospective at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum with an accompanying monograph.

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