Summer semester begins on May 22nd. Register today.

Learn traditional fiber techniques to support experimental work across all areas of art, artisanry, and design with classes in weaving, surface design, interlacing, dyeing, clothing construction, soft sculpture and more.

In this two-day workshop, students will be introduced to a variety of techniques (sewing, crochet, mold-making, weaving, knitting, etc) currently used by contemporary artists working with soft sculpture. Students will bring in a source object out of which, they will make multiples. Using the techniques learned, students will re-make their … Read more

Start Date

06/01

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/02

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill, Paul Belenky

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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An introduction to principles and techniques of floor loom weaving including warp preparation, dressing the loom, pattern drafting, basic loom controlled and weaver controlled weaves. Slide presentations emphasize a personal approach to the media.

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

06/20

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

9am–2:30pm

Credits

3

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Explore several traditional and non-traditional, dye-resist techniques including Japanese Shibori stitch resist, folding and clamping, as well as pole wrapping etc. Students use basic procedures involved in low immersion dyeing, direct application and over-dyeing on cotton, and play with several of these techniques to achieve various exciting visual textures on … Read more

Start Date

06/08

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

06/09

Faculty

Susan McNeil

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

0

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An introduction to fabric dyes and procedures and to resist processes. Japanese, African, and Indonesian techniques for tie-dye, batik, paste resists, and hand painting on fabric are studied. Emphasis is on development of personal expression as well as technical proficiency. Workshops, slide presentation, and a visiting arts lecture are included.

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Monday - Thursday

End Date

06/27

Faculty

Karen Hampton

Time

10am–3:30pm

Credits

3

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This course explores both traditional and new techniques and methods for manipulating textiles as well as new materials. Each week we will look at new examples and methods, with a focus on developing original textiles.  Challenging the notions of what a textile is, and what it can be, students will … Read more

Start Date

06/17

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

08/12

Faculty

Christian Restrepo

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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In this workshop students learn to build handmade books from pages to cover, experimenting with a variety of book structures. No experience is required; we will start off with simpler structures and work up to ones that are more complex. Students will learn about books based on the fold, starting … Read more

Start Date

07/27

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Alice Stanne

Time

10am–5pm

Credits

0

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In this workshop, students will learn to make hanji, Korean paper, from paper mulberry bark, as well as methods of manipulating paper. By working together, students will complete various steps to prepare raw materials for sheet formation. Cooked bark will also be transformed into bark lace, while hanji of varied … Read more

Start Date

08/05

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

08/08

Faculty

Aimee Lee

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

Credits

0

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During this workshop we will draw from nature’s wild and extravagant bounty to create unique patterning and surface designs on fabric. We will explore both eco-printing and shibori techniques using natural dyes such as mint, onion skins, and cochineal. You will come away from the weekend with a uniquely dyed … Read more

Start Date

08/23

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

08/25

Faculty

Jenine Shereos

Time

Friday 6:30-9:30pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am–2:30pm

Credits

0

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