Craft Media Courses
The Introduction to Craft Media Series is a set of 12-week courses in material studies that introduce students to craft media, methodologies, histories, and traditions. These courses provide a foundation in working in a variety of craft materials processes, including paper crafts, book arts, fiber crafts, mixed-media hybrid materials, ceramics, and glass.
Students create functional or non-functional objects while they cultivate respect for craft and explore material as an art form. Students analyze the social and ethical aspects of craft as they develop technical competency. Coursework encourages an investigation into the potential of objects to posses visual, tactile, and conceptual information.
Craft Traditions and Contemporary Practice
Students examine craft traditions in their original context and in contemporary practice and explore multicultural perspectives and personal reinterpretations. Students learn about the mythic multicultural sources of craft ritual and reinterpret these through their own cultural and artistic lens to achieve an understanding of the importance of craftwork, within a fine arts context, as a vehicle of culture.
Questions? Contact Lisa Gallant, Education Director or Robert Devers, Center for Craft Studies Coordinator.