Wrap/Unravel: Exploration in Conceptual Art
Wrap/Unravel: Exploration in Conceptual Art
Wrap/Unravel: Exploration in Conceptual Art
Wrap/Unravel: Exploration in Conceptual Art

Wrap/Unravel: Exploration in Conceptual Art

JANUARY 14 & 21

Regular price $145.00

Course Fee: $120
Materials: $25

DATES: SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 & 21, 2024
TIME: 10:00AM - 1:00PM PST
Beginner to Advanced
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

In this two-session course you will be invited by teaching artist Cole Askevold to take the concept of what it means to wrap or unravel something and use it as a visual metaphor for what it means to wrap or unravel something about yourself. This thought will be explored through a variety of mixed media.

Prior to the first session, students will be given a quote to consider and reflect upon. Our conversations and shared interactions woven together will be revealed in the process of what it means to build a body of work focused on visual poetry/metaphor. Our surroundings, when we pay attention to the details, can inspire new work. Learning how to see, unravel, and unwind will help one to understand what can be revealed and at times partially concealed. What is it that you really want to peel back the layers to? When the thread is pulled, do the knots tighten or does the string break? Can the story be woven into the wire frame and softened by wax paper? Experimentation with multiple materials will be utilized in this course, exploring both the additive and reductive processes, like those found in painting and sculpture.

Students will learn the process of creating a series of small works based upon the ideas that stem from their own associations to wrap/unravel. Cole will provide examples through photography, sculpture, and a brief introduction of artists who consider this theme in their work.

Students will bring a sketchbook/notebook, pen/pencil, and found objects that awaken your curiosity that can be used to wrap, be wrapped, or unraveled.

$25 material fee covers adhesive and plaster gauze strips.


After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

Cole Askevold received her MFA/MA dual-degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. At University of Alaska Anchorage, Askevold was an adjunct professor. She has exhibited her artwork primarily across the West Coast. Askevold hopes to bring the conversation forward about the struggles and conversations surrounding infertility and is being featured in the book “INFERTILITIES," a curation edited by Elizabeth Horn, Maria Novotny, and Robin Silbergleid

See more: classes with Cole
Artist website: Cole Askevold, @cole.artist

This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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If you cannot attend a course for any reason, we can offer you a refund as follows:

  • If you cancel more than 2 weeks before the course start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 2 weeks before course start date, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel one week or less before the course start date, there will be no refund.

All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. Please contact registrar@northwindart.org for more information.

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