This workshop took place in January 2018. We are now beginning to plan for the 2020 workshops week. Please check back later for details.

About The Class

Instructor: Annet Couwenberg

Medium: Fiber 3D

Workshop Title: More than Skin Deep -- from 2D to 3D Structures

This fibers-based, mixed-media workshop will be an intensive exploration of sculptural objects created with a combination of traditional and experimental techniques. Experience a thorough introduction to the tools, techniques, and possibilities of form building. Transform Fosshape and buckram, with the assistance of armatures and molds, to create unlimited sculptural forms. Expanding from the reference point of skeleton and skin, architecture and the body, we will establish a broad visual vocabulary of inspirational sources. Techniques will include armatures and surface coverings, as well as millinery and sewing techniques. All levels welcome.

Click here to download the PDF of student material list for Fiber 3D.

Bringing your own sewing machine is encouraged but not required. If you are traveling by plane and cannot bring your own machine, we can help you arrange a local rental. Contact for more information.

About The Instructor

Annet Couwenberg

Annet Couwenberg

Born in The Netherlands, Annet immigrated to the U.S. in 1980 to pursue graduate work at Syracuse University and at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has taken her to residencies, fellowships, and exhibitions all over the world, including in South Korea, the Textiel Museum in The Netherlands, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC. Through 27 years of teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has continually reinvented herself and the various media in which she works.



  • Application Fee: $50.00
  • Residents: $1,235.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)
  • Commuters: $990.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

Workshop Ended

I wonder because I’m curious. It is survival. Wonder of something heightens curiosity and makes me dig further, trying to discover something new.
— Annet Couwenberg

Annet Couwenberg

These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.

Inspiration is waiting.