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Weaving a Sculptural Narrative Workshop

April 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Nathalie Miebach
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm | June 20 – 24


Can a sculpture tell a story? Can you weave a story in 3D space? This workshop focuses on using narrative as the beginning of a sculptural form. The techniques we’ll use are traditional basket weaving techniques applied towards contemporary sculptural purposes. You’ll learn twining, plaiting, and coiling as well as connecting techniques to build a larger structure from pre-existing smaller components. We’ll look at various ways narrative structures have existed in art history and beyond to give us ideas on how to build our own sculptural story. The emphasis in this workshop is on play and using these sculptural approaches from the perspective of a tinkerer and storyteller, willing to take risks to forge new applications yet to be discovered in the world of sculptural weaving.

*this course may be taken for 1.5 credits; additional fees, pre-requisites, and requirements apply. Please contact the Continuing Education Office first to confirm eligibility before registering for credit. Montserrat Students should register via campus cafe.

About Nathalie:

Nathalie Miebach explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores/ performances. Her main method of data translation is that of basket weaving, which functions as a simple, tactile grid through which to interpret data into 3D space. Miebach is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Award, TED Global Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a recent nomination for the World Technology Award and the Brother Thomas Fellowship. Her work has been shown in the US, Europe and Australia.



– $795 full tuition
– $715 Early Bird Deal (register before April 10)
– $715 alumni, seniors & educators
– $975 for 1.5 credits*

Students are required to have a digital SLR camera and/or a sophisticated point and shoot with manual settings mode.

Rolling Admission- just $250 deposit due at time of registration.

$500 single occupancy | $450 Early Bird* (5 night stay); $50 additional nights
– $375 double occupancy | $335 Early Bird*(5 night stay); $25 additional nights

*Early Bird Housing Discount: receive 10% off the typical 5 night stay if booked by April 10! Just $75 deposit due at time of booking. Discount will be applied after booking. Contact us with questions.


All external students, including external, credit-seeking students, please use the link below:

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Internal, full-time Montserrat students, please register via campus cafe.

For questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 978.921.4242 x 1202 or email ce@montserrat.edu

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April 7, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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