Fibers & Weaving

The imagination can be freed working with textiles, where fiber art techniques such as shibori, batik, silk-painting, or block-printing can be adapted from global traditions, cultural symbolism, or the human imperative for mark-making.

And our 50 floor looms, located on the two floors of the Priest's House on the Ursuline Campus, are considered to be the largest teaching collection in the U.S., and are enjoyed by an active community of adult student weavers..

Tuition Assistance

A limited number of scholarships for tuition assistance are available for classes in the Fibers Department. Adults interested in studying fibers may apply for tuition assistance by contacting Barbara Hill.

Fibers & Weaving Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Fibers Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only. Please scroll down to Quantity and Pricing to register.

 2002a | Independent Weaving Studio | Studio Class

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Mon, 2/1/2021 to 3/22/2021 | 4:30 pm - 7:30 PM
Studio: Maxham Fiber Studio, 1st & 2nd Floor | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $245.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $230.00

Open time for the intermediate to advanced level weaver who wishes to pursue their own direction in weaving with access to looms, studio equipment, and dye lab. No in class demonstrations or instruction will be presented as part of Independent Weaving Studio, however Galloway will be available to assist in equipment and technical issues. Prior to registering, students must contact Galloway by Dec 7 and register by Jan 15. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted if space is available. Prerequisite: Introduction to Weaving or equivalent experience.

 2002b | Independent Weaving Studio | Studio Class

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Tues, 2/2/2021 to 3/23/2021 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Maxham Fiber Studio, 1st & 2nd Floor | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $245.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $230.00

Open time for the intermediate to advanced level weaver who wishes to pursue their own direction in weaving with access to looms, studio equipment, and dye lab. No in class demonstrations or instruction will be presented as part of Independent Weaving Studio, however Galloway will be available to assist in equipment and technical issues. Prior to registering, students must contact Galloway by Dec 7 and register by Jan 15. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted if space is available. Prerequisite: Introduction to Weaving or equivalent experience.

 2002c | Independent Weaving Studio | Studio Class

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/24/2021 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Maxham Fiber Studio, 1st & 2nd Floor | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $245.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $230.00

Open time for the intermediate to advanced level weaver who wishes to pursue their own direction in weaving with access to looms, studio equipment, and dye lab. No in class demonstrations or instruction will be presented as part of Independent Weaving Studio, however Galloway will be available to assist in equipment and technical issues. Prior to registering, students must contact Galloway by Dec 7 and register by Jan 15. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted if space is available. Prerequisite: Introduction to Weaving or equivalent experience.

 ON-2003a | Weaving Study | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Mon, 3/29/2021 to 4/26/2021 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

Registration closes Mar 1. This online class is geared to the newer weaver—beginner to intermediate. Focusing on understanding and creating weaving drafts, blocks, profile drafts and woven structure. Instructor will lead detailed presentations and discussions. Students will learn how to use weaving software and will be encouraged to begin creating their own drafts. Learning how weaving structure works is essential to developing your weaving skills..

 ON-2003b | Weaving Study | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Tues, 3/30/2021 to 4/27/2021 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

Registration closes Mar 1. This online class is geared to the newer weaver—beginner to intermediate. Focusing on understanding and creating weaving drafts, blocks, profile drafts and woven structure. Instructor will lead detailed presentations and discussions. Students will learn how to use weaving software and will be encouraged to begin creating their own drafts. Learning how weaving structure works is essential to developing your weaving skills.

 ON-2901 | Open-Center Circular Weaving | Online

Level: Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Emily Nicolaides
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/6/2021 to 3/7/2021 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

Registration closes Feb 14. In this workshop, students will learn weaving techniques for a circular format. You will learn how to turn an embroidery hoop into a loom, how to warp a hoop with an open center, and weaving techniques for maximum texture! You'll walk away with a ready-to-hang circular wall hanging. No previous weaving experience required. You will need to have materials ready the first day; see materials list.

 ON-2987 | Dyeing Techniques & Fiber Reactive Dyes | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/20/2021 to 2/28/2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $140.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $125.00

Fiber Reactive Dyes are economic, safe, easy to use, and have infinite applications. Learn the full spectrum of color theory along with mixing basics, studio tools, and safety. The class will include extensive demonstration and discussion on a variety of natural fibers along with several different dyeing techniques including immersion dyeing, thickening dye for painting and printing, shibori, and ice dyeing. Materials will be discussed in class. Registration closes Feb 14.

 5090 | Cyanotypes on Fabric | Studio

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sarah Fox
Dates: Sat, 3/13/2021 to 3/20/2021 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $185.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $170.00

Learn the process for creating cyanotypes on fabric. Cyanotypes, a fun photographic printmaking process that uses the sun to develop images resulting in a vibrant deep cyan-blue finished print. The technique dates from the late 1800s and was first used to create blueprints for architecture, then used artistically by Anna Atkins to create the first photograms. Create your own printing plates using digital photo negatives, cut paper, found botanicals, crayon and ink. Students will work in the dark room, the studios and outside to create dynamic prints. The second day, students will work collaboratively to create and print a large cyanotype mural. Includes some materials: please see SSA website for a materials list. Please register by Mar 1.To register visit the Photography webpage.

 
 

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2002a | Independent Weaving Studio | Studio Class
Date/Time: Mon, 2/1/2021 to 3/22/2021 | 4:30 pm to 7:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/1/2021 and ending 3/22/2021 at 4:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 245.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

2002b | Independent Weaving Studio | Studio Class
Date/Time: Tues, 2/2/2021 to 3/23/2021 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/2/2021 and ending 3/23/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 245.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

2002c | Independent Weaving Studio | Studio Class
Date/Time: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/24/2021 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/3/2021 and ending 3/24/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 245.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

ON-2003a | Weaving Study | Online
Date/Time: Mon, 3/29/2021 to 4/26/2021 | 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 3/29/2021 and ending 4/26/2021 at 5:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

ON-2003b | Weaving Study | Online
Date/Time: Tues, 3/30/2021 to 4/27/2021 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/30/2021 and ending 4/27/2021 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

ON-2901 | Open-Center Circular Weaving | Online
Date/Time: Sat & Sun, 3/6/2021 to 3/7/2021 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/6/2021 and ending 3/7/2021 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

ON-2987 | Dyeing Techniques & Fiber Reactive Dyes | Online
Date/Time: Sat & Sun, 2/20/2021 to 2/28/2021 | 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/20/2021 and ending 2/28/2021 at 12:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 125.00 ea.

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