Mark Newport

Mark Newport’s work uses textiles, performance, print and photography to reveal the vulnerability inherent in traditional western ideals of masculinity. His work has been recognized by awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the Creative Capital Foundation. Mark is represented by the Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit.

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  • III

    Level III

    Students have experience with a variety of materials and fabrication techniques and know how to use hand and power tools competently and safely. Students are self­-starting with some formal training in critical aspects of sculpture and have completed a portfolio of work. Students have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.

Aug 14 - 18, 2023

Soft Sculpture: Accumulated Actions

Mark Newport

Tuition $1,150
Code S1111-23

Soft materials speak to our most basic needs of protection and comfort, and offer expressive possibilities based in our most intimate bodily experiences with items like garments and blankets. Soft materials are also challenging to build with and achieving form often requires support structures and stiffeners to maintain shape and volume. We explore the ways accumulated gestures and the inherent qualities of materials can help us build structure and form with soft materials. Knitting, felting, beadwork, and sewing processes are investigated as methods to build upon. Some experience with knitting is ideal.

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