Nov 18, 2023 10:00AM—Nov 19, 2023 4:00PM
Categories Studio Schweinfurth
2-Day Workshop with Mallory Zondag
Saturday – Sunday Nov 18-19, 2023, 10am-4pm
Explore sculpting with wool during this two day workshop. Using the ancient technique of wet felting, you will learn how to sculpt wool into a multitude of natural forms such as branches and coral, barnacles, undulating layers and more!
Day one will be an introduction to wet felting, learning the history and the process while focusing on learning multiple techniques and creating a collection of samples.
Day two will see you using your samples and newfound skills to design and create your own felt sculpture, utilizing techniques learned in day one and even experimenting with idea of your own!
All Supplies INCLUDED with Supply fee of: $40
Non-members $310 / Members $300
Masks may be required in the classroom depending on community spread. Masks requirements are subject to change. If you are not willing to wear a mask please do not sign up to attend a Studio Schweinfurth workshop.
About the teacher:
Mallory Zondag is a Mixed Media Fiber artist and artist educator. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Fashion Design and her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Ukraine. She has been an artist in residence at The Allentown Art Museum, The Wassaic Project and many schools and community organizations. During many of these residencies she has led community art programs where felted wool living walls are collaboratively created with students of all ages and abilities. She was commissioned to create the sensory space for Artsquest’s Accessible Arts program and was recently commissioned to recreate a component of one of Amalia Mesa-Bains’s installations for her retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum. Mallory currently travels around the Northeast teaching workshops, leading community art programs and installing shows. Her work explores our tenuous relationship with the continuous growth and decay of the natural world and humanity’s place within those cycles using felted wool, wax, fibers, fabrics and objects both found and recycled. Our collective fascination and repulsion towards natural processes, from blooming flowers to
blooming molds, pushes her to sculpt moments of grotesque beauty, investigating this duality through the meditative and hands-on practices of wet felting, weaving, sculpting and stitching.