Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Art and Design Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Series

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

Articles 1 - 2 of 2

Full-Text Articles in Art and Design

The Reviving Project, Noor Sami Jan 2016

The Reviving Project, Noor Sami

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

When Yushan Cassie Sun arrived in America in 2012, she already had big hopes for the future. A craft and material study major with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing, Cassie will graduate this May with some wonderful research experiences under her belt. e summer before she came to VCU, Cassie spent time learning the techniques of three crafts- men in China. As she lived and learned with them, she realized that although her learning was valuable, there were hundreds of other endangered craft techniques in China that she was not learning—and that’s what got her interested in ...


Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison Jan 2015

Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

VCU senior Leah Schmidt studied textiles for two months in Zanzibar, Tanzania this past summer, focusing on native textile designs and traditional methods. A Graphic Design major, Schmidt was a recipient of both the VCU Arts Dean’s International Study Grant and an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Fellowship Grant (also known as a UROP Grant). Schmidt worked alongside her faculty advisor and many local Zanzabari designers and artisans to identify the methods used in screen printing, weaving, and batik dying. She related the designs and patterns of the Zanzabari natives to those she uses in graphic design.