Soft Sculpture Using Crochet Techniques

  • San Diego Art Institute 1439 El Prado San Diego, CA, 92101 United States

Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Session Date: 11/7
Workshop is  $25 for regular participants and $20 for members

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Dia Bassett will be leading a workshop on sculptural techniques using crochet. Students will be recycling found, malleable materials such as fabric from used clothing, secondhand domestic wares (curtain, table cloth, etc.), wire, and more. No use for needles! Dia will teach you to use your hands and to build structure. Students will learn how to use various techniques including crochet to create a soft sculpture. Dia will close the workshop with a group project, when students can combine the smaller pieces into a larger installation. Bring a soft material that can be cut into continuous thread to personalize your piece.


About the Artist

Dia Bassett is an artist from San Diego, California. She comes from a family of artists; her father directed and taught theatre, and her mother is a classically trained singer. Beginning at five years old, she studied piano, drawing, painting, dancing and acting. Her involvement in performance both behind stage and onstage has influenced her art, leading her to create a blend of sculpture, installation, and performance, She uses a combination of traditional fiber techniques such as sewing, weaving, crocheting and knotting to create soft-sculptural forms, some of which are worn on the body during performances. Her erratic rendition of these methods help her to undermine textile craft qualities and align them with contemporary sculpture.

She is the recipient of a Green Public Art Grant, and the Isabel Craft Scholarship. Since earning her MFA degree from SDSU in 2011, she has participated locally and in Mexico in over 20 art exhibitions.

Dia's Website