Summer Immersives Featured Knitter: Adrienne Sloane

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One of our Summer Immersive Instructor’s, Adrienne Sloane, is featured in an article (The Art of War) in the current 2013 Spring/Summer issue of Vogue Knitting by Rebecca Klassen. Sloane is a fascinating fiber artist who sculpts and knits to “rejoin the frayed and unraveled places” around her!2463

She is also currently in a group exhibition of wire artworks at the Attleboro Arts Museum. The Down To The Wire exhibit will remain on view through May 11 and features three New Englander’s that create work made primarily of strands of assorted metals and demonstrate to viewers how standard utility wire can evolve into remarkable three-dimensional drawings and constructions.

Sloane will be teaching Knitting a Life Workshop at Montserrat College of Art this summer, June 10 – 14; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA. Sign Up before April 10th for the Early Bird Discount!

Over the course of this class, participants will develop a personal language of forms by experimenting with knitting fundamentals to uncover the enormous possibilities three dimensional knit can present. By manipulating stitches and solving knitting geometry, participants will learn to ‘think knit’. The class will explore the use of non-traditional materials and cover a range of dimensional techniques to help create shape and stability including an introduction to working with wire and fiber stiffeners. The initial part of the workshop will be spent on expanding technical skills followed by working on sculpting body forms as we innovative and incorporate these ideas. For inspiration, we will also view a slideshow and discuss artists who use knitting techniques as a means of creative expression. Participants must be proficient in basic knitting techniques. Price: $715 Early Bird | $795 after April 10

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Adrienne Sloane has shown her work nationally for over 20 years. A hand and machine knitter, she also teaches sculptural fiber internationally and has worked with indigenous knitters in Bolivia and Peru. Her work has been published in Fiber Art Now, Fiberarts, American Craft, the Surface Design Journal, The Culture of Knitting and is profiled in Knitting Art. adriennesloane.com


www.montserrat.edu