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The themes of care and repair are connecting threads running through many works in Slingshot: 2024 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition. When people gather to weave, care is embedded in every fiber, and an invisible mesh-work forms among the participants in a community. This hands-on workshop led by artist and MFA ’24 graduate Lynne Smith will offer a space for making as well as a time for connection and restoration. Workshop participants will learn the basics of weaving on a cardboard loom using reclaimed materials and will take home their own fiber artwork.

Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

“Mesh: Introduction to Weaving on a Cardboard Loom” is the second in a two-part series of workshops, “Mesh & Mend.” The first workshop, “Mend: Introduction to Visible Mending,” will be held on June 15. Visitors are welcome to register for either or both workshops in the series. 

About the Facilitator

Lynne Smith is an artist, designer, and educator. Her work spans fiber, sculpture, and installation. She uses humble, often reclaimed materials to express the beauty and precarity of our entanglements and the resilience of the human spirit. She will be receiving her MFA in Visual Art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in 2024.