In this course, students will analyze how Ellen Lesperance’s work pays homage to feminist activism and history through knitting patterns and symbols and will connect with processes traditionally done by women. In the first lesson, students will create embroideries. In the second lesson, students will use graph paper to plan paintings on paper stained with tea.
Ellen Lesperance (b.1971, Minneapolis, Minnesota) lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She loves color, using grids (like graph paper) to plan her work, and making things with her hands.