Fiber Artists of San Antonio
International Artist Workshop with Alejandrina Cue
Masks of the Heart-Mascara del Corazon
Date: Saturday & Sunday – June 9 & 10, 2018
Time: 9:30a to 4:00p each day
Location: Southwest School of Art – Droste Design Studio 300 Augusta, San Antonio, 78205
Parking: Parking is available only on the Ursuline Campus and on a first-come first serve basis. There are several parking spaces for the disabled.
Lunch: Please bring your own lunch.
Course fee: $120.00 – check or money order
Send Payment to FASA: Mail to Phyllis Jordan, 248 Wray St., Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Payment due by May 26, 2018
Materials: Supply list will be provided to registrants.
Course description: Masks of the Heart – Mascara del Corazon
Masks have been around since ancient times. Some have been used as ceremonial objects, others are part of theatrical costumes and yet others are worn for festive events.
As an art form, they can be two or three-dimensional representing human and animal traits or fantasy creations. Whether covering the entire face or part of it, they can be created with a multitude of materials and techniques.
Filled with symbolism and creative fantasy they represent the dreams, joys, hopes and history of civilization.
The purpose of this workshop is to create personal masks that show our emotions, reflect our feelings, aspirations and desires in a way that is creative and fun. Students will create a mask that reflects their own lives using their senses and their heart.
Day One: briefly explore masks, the artful form, history and culture; sketch and plan your work; begin the basic design structure
Day Two: execute and finalize your work; sharing and discussing
About the artist, Alejandrina Cue
I was born in Cardenas, Cuba, a city of bikes, carriages and crabs.
My home town is surrounded and bathed by the divine Bay of Cardenas.
I come from humble origins. And I am unique in that I have three mothers, my biological mother and her twin sisters, who had no children of their own.
All three loved to sew, they were magicians at making clothes. They delighted in updating anything that came their way.
From a very young age, my life was submerged in textile trimmings and threads that covered the floor I crawled on. I experienced colors and textures sprawled-out like a painter’s palette.
Happiness, sadness, success, failure, nostalgia, fear, sweet and bitter, ugly and beautiful, everything leaves a mark…holes, seams, borders, unions, rips and finally patches. Patches symbolize improved and restored lives.
My work uses this symbolism, remaking oneself day after day.
Textiles are an inseparable part of humanity. Their restorative nature softens and warms our daily lives and protect us.
I use fiber materials because they resemble human feelings, soft, subtle, transparent, shiny and rustic. I write and illustrate my words to further express myself and I deeply enjoy artisan techniques because they balance me. I am transported to that marvelous world where mind, body and spirit are profoundly connected.
Alejandrina Cue Curriculum Vitae:
You can view more details about the artist in her own words, and view her art by visiting Alejandrina on Facebook by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/AlejandrinaArtes/
View Alejandrina en Youtube: Restaurando la Felicidad by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1QeDxHVgoA
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