Tara Webb

Tara Web

Webb comes to UNC Greensboro from Swarthmore College where she was the Costume Shop
Manager and taught “Introduction to Media Design for Performance.” She also coordinated
video installations and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Hacktory Makerspace in Philadelphia.
Previously she taught “Costume Design for Film and Stage” at Philadelphia University. She has
also presented a number of workshops including “Acting in Period Costume,” “Sustainability
Advocacy,” and “The Art of Pounding Plants.”
Webb’s designs have been seen at Drexel University, Juniata College, MIT, Swarthmore
College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Recent projects include collaboration with other
artists at the Marth Graham Cracker Cabaret, National Constitution Center, New Paradise
Laboratories, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, Suli Holum/The Work, and Trey
Lyford/Gimmick. In addition to costumes, she has also designed promotional wearables for
corporate events, and custom soft goods and interior textiles for restaurants and businesses.
Webb is impassioned about sustainability in the arts. She is currently making natural dyes from
local plants and exploring surface design using non-toxic organics and food waste. Recent
fabric ventures include dyeing linen produce bags for the Kitchen Garden Series and leading
workshops in natural dyecraft for the Brandywine Museum of Art, DelCo Arts Consortium, and
the Scott Arboretum.
Webb holds an MA in Visual Culture: Costume Studies from NYU and a BA in Theatre Studies
from Swarthmore College.