TinkerFest Playshop: Wire Sea Creatures
As part of TinkerFest, ScienceWorks’ entrance will soon be filled with an exhibition of beautiful sea creatures crafted by metal artist, Arline Fisch.
In this Playshop, Arline will show you how to knit and crochet your own jellyfish sculptures using techniques she developed for the stunning exhibition.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a true “Living Treasure of California”, an artist who has been at the center of revitalizing jewelry as a contemporary art form.
Time: 9am - 1pm, Sunday Sept 22
Cost: $45 plus $25.00 for materials (includes loom, colored-copper wire, crochet hook)
Space is limited. Online registration is closed. Please call 541 482-6767 to register.
Arline Fisch, Professor of Art (Emerita) at San Diego State University, founded its program in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in 1961. She received degrees at Skidmore College and the University of Illinois prior to studying at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen as a Fulbright grantee. She received a second Fulbright to Denmark in 1966 to pursue independent research and creative work in jewelry and metalsmithing.
In 1975 her book, "Textile Techniques in Metal" was published; a revised second edition was published in 1996. She frequently lectures and conducts workshops on the use of textile structures in metal, as well as exhibiting her own work both nationally and internationally.
Her work is represented in many public collections including the Vatican Museum in Rome, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim, The Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York.
In 1979 she was elected to the Fellows of the American Craft Council, and in 1985 was designated a "Living Treasure of California" by the California legislature for her work as artist, educator, author and contributor to the field of American crafts.
In 2001 was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of the American Craft Council and in 2002 received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Skidmore College.
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