Micro/Macro Textiles: Object Studies
The Micro/Macro Textiles: Object Studies blog is a collection of object-based investigations done by students in the Micro/Macro Textiles: Object Studies course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). This course is held in the Textile Resource Center (TRC) in the Fiber & Material Studies (FMS) department, and was first taught by artist and educator, Anne Wilson. It is now taught by professor Isaac Facio, a conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago's Conservation and Science Department.
Shelves in the TRC, photo by Ailene DeVries
About the TRC
The TRC is a hands-on resource open to all SAIC students, faculty and staff. It is located in the Fiber and Material Studies Department, Sharp 1003 and is available by appointment or during open access hours which change each semester. Students are encouraged to spend time with our textile collection, touching, exploring, and getting to know them for class research, studio projects, and personal inquiry.
A large table, seating 10, sits in the center of the room, acting as a stage to lay out books and textiles and as a conference table for individual students and professors, as well as for classes, like Micro/Macro.
Drawer holding collection of obi, photo by Ailene DeVries