Event Phone: 276.236.3500
- String Art Mason Jar with Mary Spellen
May 9, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
String Art Mason Jar Bouquet
Instructor: Mary Spellen
Date: Saturday, May 9
Class Fee: $45 includes materials
Skill:All Age: 8+
Create a pretty string art bouquet! Mary will walk you through how to hammer your nails in evenly, the way to master wrapping your string around the nails to create a beautiful piece of work!
This class will be held in the Metal/Glass Studio at the Main Campus.
For Your Information:
Mithlesh or pin and thread art, is characterized by an arrangement of colored thread strung between points to form geometric patterns or representational designs such as a ship’s sails, sometimes with other artist material comprising the remainder of the work. Thread, wire, or string is wound around a grid of nails hammered into a velvet-covered wooden board. Though straight lines are formed by the string, the slightly different angles and metric positions at which strings intersect gives the appearance of Bézier curves (as in the mathematical concept of envelope of a family of straight lines). Quadratic Bézier curve are obtained from strings based on two intersecting segments. Other forms of string art include Spirelli, which is used for cardmaking and scrapbooking, and curve stitching, in which string is stitched through holes.
String art has its origins in the ‘curve stitch’ activities invented by Mary Everest Boole at the end of the 19th century to make mathematical ideas more accessible to children. It was popularised as a decorative craft in the late 1960s through kits and books.
A computational form of String art that can produce photo-realistic artwork was introduced by Petros Vrellis, in 2016.
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