[Sold Out] Net Making with Mimi Bai

Nets have long been used by people for trapping, carrying, and holding, in addition to being the basis for certain types of camouflage, like ghillie suits. Join artist Mimi Bai for an introduction to net making, including techniques for starting a net, basic knots, expansion, contraction, and repair.

Date: This one-time in-person workshop meets on Sunday, December 17 from 1:30-4:30pm

Price: $75

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: All materials will be provided.

Accessibility: The class will meet in the 2nd Floor Classroom, which is not wheelchair accessible. The closest bathroom is a single occupant gender neutral bathroom. Masks are encouraged but not required. ASL and CART are available by request (if possible, please email us one week in advance so we have time to coordinate with our access workers). For access questions, please contact Christina Daniels, christina@pioneerworks.org. For more information about Pioneer Works' accessibility, visit https://pioneerworks.org/visit.

Mimi Bai was born in Xi’an, China, and is based in Brooklyn, NY. Her practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, and film and her work draws connections between labor, assimilation, camouflage, and survival as both a lived reality and fantasy. Bai has presented work at institutions including Artists Space, the Boston Center for the Arts, BRIC, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her films have screened at Rooftop Films, the Rockaway Film Festival, and the Maryland Film Festival. Bai was a SIP Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow for Interdisciplinary Work. Bai attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and is a graduate of Alfred University (MFA Sculpture) and Wesleyan University (BA Sociology).

Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.