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CVA sponsors workshop

Central Virginia Arts will sponsor a workshop, Adventure Hats, with artist Annie Temmink on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in Winston Hall/ Viar Fine Arts Center at Hampden-Sydney College.

Annie Temmink

“Wearing a hat is fun; people have a good time when they’re wearing a hat,” Philip Treacy said.

This workshop is not your typical watch-and-repeat course, instead dive into this class and experiment. Focus on moving past the challenges of what to make, by building your way into new ideas and your own imagination. “We will start constructing right away. Beginning with blank paper, students will make a number of rapid fire shapes considering volume with a sample of techniques: pleats, darts, woven elements and coils. Students will choose a sample to refine and repeat, considering scale, orientation and mood. We will build armatures, discussing fit, movement, and overall construction, and each student will end the day with a wild and unexpected hat. It’s hard not to love a room full of people in wild and surprising hats, and a short photo-shoot will follow to document this particular kind of magic. We will work with paper based materials (ideal for prototyping) but participants are welcome and encouraged to bring extra materials to experiment with (beads, yarn, plastic bits, dried plant materials for example),” a press release cited.

Annie Temmink is a sculptor and costume designer with international accolades for her work. Her costumes, headwear and constructed accessories have been featured in the World of Wearable Art (Wellington, New Zealand), at the Video Music Awards (Los Angeles, California), on stage for the Crucible (Oakland, California), on the cover of Whurk magazine (Richmond), and in numerous fashion shows along the East Coast. The recipient of a prestigious Watson Fellowship, Annie has worked with master craftsmen in Indonesia, Japan, India, Uganda, and Ghana. Her research has spanned topics of Kudzu and Kente weaving to house building and Boolean logic. Her eclectic interests strive to find a balance of form and function, seeking to transform humble materials into emotive experiences. She currently works independently designing for theater, dance, performers, and private clients. Find her online: www.artemmink.com, or on Instagram: @artemmink. If interested call Debbie McClintock at (434) 223-8322.