Fundamentals of Coastal Design I
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The goal of the class is for you to learn about how customary regalia has evolved to be used in modern context and to design an art piece reflecting your own culture (to be completed in Fundamentals of Coastal Design II in Spring Quarter). Students will select either a shawl style or for those with more experience, a larger robe/blanket. Historically at Evergreen, the shawls are used as a form of graduation regalia by Native students. The shawls can easily be adapted to use for other ceremonial regalia. This course is open to all TESC students with priority for 9 seats for seniors in the Native Pathways Program.
This course will use a variety of methods, materials, and approaches to identify traditional practices and adapt those practices to create a personal contemporary ceremonial/warrior shawl reflecting their own culture. While students will focus on identifying indigenous methodologies within the text, Robes of Power and other readings in the attached bibliography, it is expected that you can and should adapt design ideas to reflect your own cultural statement in your finished art piece. We will look at examples of other types of regalia such as button robes, graduation shawls and even commemorative t-shirts used at memorials to reflect cultural identity.
Native Pathways students register using CRN 20360, all other students register using CRN 20361.
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Students will need to purchase fabric for final project in Spring, or to create sample works. Cost will be dependent on the fabric chosen by students. Fabric is not provided by the program.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Weekend
Final schedule and room assignments:
Located in: Olympia