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$100, $80 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)
Limit 12 students.
Online classes: Wednesdays January 6, 13, and 27 at 4pm EST (sessions will run for 1.5 hours)
Students will meet via Zoom.
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Timeless Textiles: A Brief History of Fibers from The Ancient World to a Sustainable Future
Sharing an overview of textile history, this course will provide an understanding of our deep cultural connections and intimate relationships with textiles from early humans to the technologies of today and examine how fibers have been instrumental in the survival of our species. This exploration will be a guide to help individuals make consumer and artistic choices that are healthier for us, for the people who produce our textiles and for our planet.
sponsored by Audio Visual in Paradise
Andrea Varga is an Associate Professor of Theatre Design at SUNY New Paltz. She holds an MFA in Costume Design from Florida State University and has worked as a designer and assistant designer on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and academia for many years. Some of her favorite collaborations have been with The Mint Theatre (Off-Broadway, NYC) and include her Drama Desk nominated design for The Fatal Weakness by George Kelly, and most recently The Mountains Look Different by Michael MacLiammoire in 2019. In 2018 and 2019 she collaborated with The Studios of Key West and The Tenessee Williams Museum/Key West Art and Historical Society on the productions of Underwater and Life Story directed by Stephen Kitsakos. As an educator and artist Professor Varga works to incorporate sustainability education and practice into her craft, courses, lectures and leadership on campus and in her community. Her work is informed by years of doing laundry for theatre, working with and in the fashion industry, and growing up in a conservation-minded and activist household. She firmly believes that change can be made by individuals, and that optimism is the way forward.