Our February program and workshop feature Jean Cacicedo.


Jean Cacicedo headshotLayers of MeaningJean Cacicedo was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 70’s. As with all artists, her work constantly evolves and changes. In this lecture, Jean will take us through her journey as an artist. She has worked both in paper and fabric and both on and off the body. She has perfected techniques working with felted wool. Known for her signature coats, her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted and dyed
construction have been exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan and the US. She has works in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum in SF, the Oakland Museum in Oakland and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC.



Meeting Program: Cycles of Change. 10AM-12:30PM


Afternoon Workshop (class is full – waitlist only): Notan and Fabric
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Notan is a Japanese word meaning dark-light. The principle of Notan is defined as the interaction between positive (light) and negative (dark) space. Jean’s fascination with this design principle has used Notan in her works both on paper and on fiber. Students in the afternoon workshop will be guided through exercises to explore using this design technique with fabrics. Students are asked to bring scissors, drawing paper, pencil and a collection of light and dark fabrics, five 8″X10″ swatches of each dark and light colors. Fabrics can be striped, solid or patterned.

There will be a material fee of $8.00 (cash only, please).

Number of Participants: 20 Students (class is currently full; reservations for waitlist only)