Yarnbombing and Wheatpasting: Exploring Art Deployment Systems
Led by printmaker/designer Anthony Dihle and crafter Amanda Leslie, this workshop will explore the concepts and nitty-gritty of taking your art out of the studio and gallery and making it super-public. This session will be part discussion, part hands-on demos.
“Yarnbombing” is a type of street art that uses textiles/fiber rather than spray paint or paper. Yarnbombs are typically knitted or crocheted and often “sleeve” tree trunks, mailboxes, statues, and other manmade objects.This yarn-bombing session will include learning how to crochet. There will be a 5 dollar supplies fee (for a TON of yarn and a crochet hook to take home with you). This section will be led by Amanda.
“Wheatpasting” is a versatile method of applying paper to a surface using a simple, wheat-based adhesive. It has been used for decades to put up advertisement and concert posters, and recently for “cutout” street art. This section will be led by Anthony.
This course will also touch on do’s and don’ts of deploying street art, including best practices, legality, and being a good neighbor.
Note: Knowledge Commons DC offers free classes, but free isn’t really free if your instructor foots the bill. For take home supplies, we ask that you come with $5 for materials fees. If you are unable to pay, but still want to partipate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work it out.
Pleasant Plains Workshop
2608 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001