Let’s get creative with our braids! Can our braids express something about us? Maybe how we feel, our voice, or our message to others. Lyn thinks so. It is a creative challenge that can seem overwhelming. How do we begin?
This workshop’s three sessions will explore this question. Lyn will share some of the challenges involved in making an ‘outside the box’ braided piece of art and offer some suggestions on how to solve them. We will do some exercises together to get your creative juices flowing. You will also have the opportunity to complete a collage of your braids.
Instructor: Lyn Christiansen
Lyn Christiansen is an artist extraordinaire. She learned art appreciation early in her life from her mother who was a part of the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York City in the 50’s. Her mom took her to an art class at the Museum of Modern Art when she was only 5 years old. Since then, it’s been no turning back, and over the years, Lyn has explored sewing, clothing design, photography, mosaics, woodturning, tassel-making, and ropemaking.
She credits her mother with teaching her a most important asset — to think for herself and to work that in to whatever she does.
Twenty years ago, Lyn became interested – and hooked — on Kumihimo when she saw images of Japanese braids in a book on passementerie. She braids on a marudai, takedai, and kudeidai Today her focus is taking braids, and other media, and creating 3D sculptures, wall hangings, works of art and designs that relate to our complex and confusing world. Self-expression and creativity are synonymous with Lyn.
A former Professor of Innovation, Lyn enjoys teaching and exploring possibilities through the making of art. She taught at the first AKS in-person Gathering and has exhibited works all over the world.
To learn more about Lyn and her work, go to https://www.lyncart.com and to watch an interview with Lyn, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1elzQxlR1B4/
This class is offered in an Interactive Format
- Outside The Box consists of three 2-hour session presented via Zoom, one on Saturday and the next on Sunday. The third class will occur two weeks later. There is a maximum enrollment of twelve (12) Interactive students.
Dates for Interactive Classes:
Saturday, June 25 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Eastern
Sunday, June 26 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Eastern
Saturday, July 9 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern
Basic Equipment and Supplies:
Three 5 inch square cards made of card stock or drawing paper
Coloring supplies: pencils, markers, other
For all braiders.