Weave-along and Conversation with Tininha
November 17Regular price $65.00
TOTAL COST: $65
Course Fee: $35
DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023
TIME: 4:00PM - 6:00PM PST
LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)
Come and weave alongside Tininha Silva as she talks about her practice, process, and mindfulness that she brings to her art-making. This is a conversation-based workshop where you will be brought along on the process through which Tininha chooses her materials and how they directly relate to the direction her forms take.
Tininha uses her weaving practice to step into a meditative state of flow as a way to gain distance from anxiety and stress. While Tininha talks and answers questions, you will create a small woven piece using natural materials. This is a unique opportunity to slip into the practice and eyes of an artist who can see form and shape as an organic process, born from one moment to the next, rather than as a fully conceptualized piece.
All course materials and supplies are provided as part of the registration fee.
After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more
Tininha Silva’s former career as a swimwear designer cultivated a passion for working with textiles through shape, color, and material, but she eventually began to long for a more direct physical connection to her creations. It wasn’t until 2018 when she moved to Port Townsend where she discovered a hands-on response to her love for textiles through weaving. Her approach to weaving is instinctive and organic with no pre-plan or sketches beforehand with the hope to eliminate feelings of restriction or containment.
She likes to work with natural materials like raffia, paper and wool to compose woven tapestries with lush textures of malleable chunks of woven sculptures that might resemble ramifications of roots, sandstone, coral reefs, barnacles, seaweed, and sea anemones. More recently Tininha has been exploring and experimenting with creating three-dimensional multi-part pieces that allow her to work more sculpturally... and it all requires a lot of trust in the process.
See more: Tininha Silva, @tininhasilvastudio
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