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Kathryn Gauldin

About the Artist

Kathryn Gauldin has always been entangled with yarns, threads, fabrics and other weavable objects. Heading to college, she studied painting and printmaking, then an intensive study of proper weaving and dyeing techniques. Her work has been on exhibition, created in schools and public events plus taken on the road in outreach programs throughout the greater North Carolina area. She also enjoys creating handwoven, hand-dyed wearable art, fabrics and sculptural fiberart in her studio between artistic adventures.

A presentation for assembly includes a history of fabric in North Carolina, in culture and how woven structures are used in everyday life. After the presentation, Kathryn will share how she creates her woven fabrics and will include several garments for selected students and/or staff to model.

When working with several classes in a residency a group presentation in assembly is a good introduction to fibers, weaving, structure and gathering to discuss the project.

Presentations can last between 30-45 minutes, though the time is flexible to meet the needs of the group. Two and three classes may be scheduled for a day if budget allows.

Grade Levels4-12
Maximums50 Students, 60 minutes, 3/day
Technical Requirements

Video chat or in person consultation is required before project can begin.

Total Fee1 assembly (with residency only) - $166 / 2 performances (same day and same school, with residency only) - $276
School Portion1 assembly (with residency only) - $83 / 2 performances (same day and same school, with residency only) - $138

Fabric includes a variety of weave-able items, traditional yarns and repurposed materials,   to create color and texture in cloth and structure. Students experience hands-on fabric construction using tapestry, random weave, found materials, color and texture provide opportunities for expression, problem solving and design using math and science skills. Following a process from start to finish engages project based learning using skills developed in the classroom.

Community Tapestry is flexible, designed to include weaving, dyeing, current classroom skills and construction for fourth grade & up working along with the artist. The project can include extensions that support studies in history, math & science concepts. Participants will create a group composition either by weaving on individual pieces that are assembled for the finished piece or by weaving on a large frame loom (needs a smaller group). Before beginning, students will explore materials, structure, design concepts and execution plans. Pre-workshop conference with teachers is important. Several examples will be available for inspiration.

Grade Levels4-12
Maximums3 groups of 20 Students, 60 minutes, 4/day
Total Fee$400 per day (3 day minimum)
School Portion$133 per day (3 day minimum)

Using a variety of materials, students will weave on free-form looms to create individual pieces. Structure, material and design are discussed as a group. Students are invited to gather found materials to use in weaving.

Grade Levels4-12
Maximums3 groups of 25 Students, 1 hour, 4/day
Technical Requirements

Assistants/volunteers are very helpful especially with younger aged groups.

Total Fee$330 (with performance only)
School Portion$165 (with performance only)

Participants can create a group composition by printing on individual pieces that are assembled for the finished piece or by printing on individual pieces of fabric, Students will explore materials, structure, pattern, positive and negative space, contrast, design concepts and composition. We discuss mathematical concepts, color, light, color and use non-toxic printing pigments.  Several examples will be available for inspiration. Pre-workshop development with teachers is important.

Grade Levels4-12
Maximums25 Students, 1 hour, 3/day
Technical Requirements

Assistants/volunteers are very helpful especially with younger aged groups.

Total Fee$330 (with performance only)
School Portion$165 (with performance only)

References

Website

www.dyecrazy.com