12 – 15 April 2018 | Discovering A Mindful Stitching Practice
Do you take walks and TAKE INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS and wonder HOW TO TRANSLATE THIS INTO YOUR STITCHING?
Would you like to understand HOW TO BE USING YOUR INTUITIONS FOR STITCHING PROJECTS?
Do you want to learn HOW TO CONNECT TO YOUR CREATIVE SELF to allow for your own vision to come forth in your work?
If you answered YES to one or more questions, then this is the right class for you.
12 – 15 April 2018
Discovering A Mindful Stitching Practice
Christine Mauersberger is known for her hand stitched work that evokes singular moments in time.
She uses the form of the humble stitch as a tool for inward as well as outward expression of her inner life and as a message to the external world.
The workshop is based on her own studio practice in which she uses photographs, drawing, and thinking as a tool to inform an intuitive style of hand stitching.
You will be guided through exercises to translate what you see, think, or dream into hand stitched work.
The workshop has been designed with the textile artist in mind.
We will discuss hand sewing tools and how to find the materials that feel best in your own hands.
Students are asked to bring a small sampling (2 to 4) of their own stitched items to share with the group to help each of us gain a sense of community, sharing, and mutual respect.
images ©Christine Mauersberger
When I was young, the sound of my mother at the sewing machine was the sound of comfort in the evening; it was the sound of home and that all was well. She repaired almost any piece of clothing from our play-clothes to elaborate priests vestments for our parish.
It is not surprising that the act of sewing is deeply rooted in my work and draws on the memory of earlier times.
My work is primarily about hand-stitching and about recording the concept of time. Hand-stitching is an ongoing process that sustains my interest. The slow methodical nature of sewing is what I find most seductive about it.
I am equally interested in using traditional and non-traditional materials to make marks in fabric and in three dimensional installation works that evoke the sense of expressive movement and energy.
I have received multiple awards for my work and in June, 2017 will be installing a large artwork commissioned for the Biennale du Lin in the province of Quebec, Canada.
Here’s what you get when you enroll for a class at TexArtAcademy:
Seminar 4 days | CHF 980.00
workshop 4 days
luminous workshop room
constructive support from tutor and other students
Accommodation is not included in the package. All accommodations are to be booked via TexArtAcademy (payment at the Hotel, credit cards accepted). Please find information about prices by clicking here.
The seminars take place at Hotel Il Castagno, CH-6939 Mugena/TI.
Mugena (Alto Malcantone) is situated at an altitude of 840 m, well away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is particularly suitable for people who are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay.
The Hotel offers unique rooms. All are well-furnished and airy. The surroundings (there are lots of chestnut trees) invite you for short and longer walks.
The perfect place for a creative, but relaxing holiday.
Ticino is the Sunshine State in southern Switzerland. Mugena is only a few kilometers from Lugano and can be reached
- by car (autobahn A2 Lucerne-Gotthard-Milan or A13 Chur-San Bernardino-Milan, exit Lugano Nord. From there a 15 minutes drive to Mugena. Lugano-Mugena: 20 minutes. Car parking at the hotel.),
- by train (via Bellinzona to Lamone, from there short bus ride to Mugena) or even
- by plane (Lugano Agno airport: Swiss Airlines | Milan Malpensa: easyJet and Brussels Airlines from Amsterdam, London Gatwick, Brussels and many other European cities | from Milan Malpensa shuttle bus to Lugano). Contact me, if you are interested in flying to Milan, I will be happy to help with any queries you have regarding your journey.
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Do I have to stay at one of the Hotels during the workshop?
No, there is no obligation to stay at one of our Hotels. However I have consistently heard that students get much more out of the experience if they eat meals and hang out after dinner with the other participants.
If you live here in Ticino, you can certainly book the workshop only.
But please note that on the first workshop day you should arrive at the hotel at 08:30 at the latest and departure should not be scheduled before 5:30pm on the last workshop day.
For how many nights do I have to book the Hotel?
Arrival is usually scheduled the day before the workshop starts, departure the day after the workshop ends (i.e. 5 nights for a 4 day class).
Check-in time from 2 pm, check-out time until 12 am.
You are invited to a welcome aperitif on the evening before, so be sure to be at the hotel by 5 pm.
Can I prolong or shorten my stay at the Hotel?
Yes. Your stay can be prolonged for a few days at the same rate.
If you’d like to shorten your stay, please note that on the first workshop day you should arrive at the hotel at 08:30 at the latest and departure should not be scheduled before 5:30pm on the last workshop day.
Can I bring my husband/a friend who doesn’t take the class?
Yes. Just book a double room.
Where can I find the Hotel rates and how can I book the hotel?
You can find the rates and all info about booking by clicking here.
Where can I park my car?
There are plenty of free parking spots in front and beside the Hotel.
I travel by train. How do I get to the hotel?
Travel via Bellinzona to Lamone, from there short bus ride to Mugena (sbb.ch).