TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 7
AUGUST 13–18, 2023
This beginning workshop will take a playful, improvisational approach to weaving. Students will learn to wind a multi-colored warp, dress a floor loom, and be introduced to the fundamental skills and tools of the medium. Through hands-on experimentation, we’ll explore how color, material, structure, and density interact to allow for infinite design possibilities, even when limited to relatively simple patterning. Demonstrations will cover balanced, weft-faced, and warp-faced weaves while introducing relevant color theory, fiber properties, and the incorporation of alternative materials. Students will go home with a series of small pieces or samples packed with information for future projects. Beginning level. Second-floor textiles studio.
Studio artist; teaching: California College of the Arts, Textile Arts Center (NYC), Penland; Illinois Artist Fellowship, Serenbe Fellowship, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Museum of Arts and Design Residency (NYC); exhibitions: Dreamsong (MN), Praxis (OH), Center for Craft (NC), 108 Contemporary (OK); collections: Berkeley Art Museum (CA), Georgia Museum of Art; publications: New York Times, onEarth Magazine, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Art Now, Ecotone.