This time around, Flying Arts artist Mary Barron taught some more woven designs, using demonstrations and photos to help overcome the language barrier.
Sam Rit Residency 2016
Mary Barron is the Flying Arts Artist taking part in the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange. The workshops have taken on a more casual format now, with participants dropping by to learn things as the weeks progress.
The workshop participants have been busy lately preparing for a big local festival to bless the fertility and productivity of rice crops. After the festival, we completed another workshop. They’ve been really branching out with the techniques I had taught previously.
Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron catches us up on the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange progress. In this workshop, participants dipped previously prepared pieces in shellac and learned new techniques.
Today we made coiled newspaper jewelry: pendants and earrings. The participants are keen to each have a set of jewelry like mine to wear to the project event and exhibition of the creations from the workshops. We will be coating them with Shellac and making cords for the pendants in the next workshop.
For the third workshop of the Sam Rit Residency, the participants explored more advanced techniques of newspaper coiling. Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron also learned a new technique from her students.
In the second workshop of the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange, Flying Arts Artist Mary Barron taught workshop participants how to use newspaper and crochet cotton to create basket forms.
Mary Barron is the Flying Arts Artist taking part in the Sam Rit Residency and Cultural Exchange. Here she talks about how the first workshop went in this rural Thai community.