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Body As Form Student Projects

Project 3 THE BODY AS THEATER

Students explored the body as both the vehicle and space in which the student will tell their story with garment and tableau. Students made a body covering that they (or a model) would wear. The body covering / sculptural form extends into and becomes an environment/tableau that relates to or represents a character from literature or history. It should consider and make use of the following criteria; Be metaphorical, Use color and light, be wearable on the human form. Students were asked to use primarily natural soft materials such as cotton, felt, wool, linen, wood, paper, etc. Students explored cold dyes and hot acid dyes, printing on fabrics, sewing, felting, etc. Culminating in a presentation of their final project which included a series of presentation boards or a look book as well as the finished garment/ensemble.

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