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2002 On Loom Weaving: Studio Projects

This program is designed for intermediate and advanced student-artists who wish to pursue their own direction in weaving. Acquiring new structural and manual skills and exploring new materials will be emphasized. Individual planning sessions and group instruction will allow students to proceed at their own pace.  Each weaver will have exclusive use of one of the Fibers Department's large collection of floor looms and two week use of the dye lab. Prior to registering: Students must contact the Fibers Department, cgalloway@swschool.org, between Jul 22 and Aug 5, and if approved, will be contacted by e-mail on or before Aug 5. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted by Sept 6 if spaces open up. The instructor reserves the right to restrict enrollment. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or equivalent experience. To register, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 210.200.8217/8227.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Casey Galloway
Studio: Maxham Fiber Studio, 1st & 2nd Floor | Campus: Tobin Building

2002a | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Mon, 09/19/2016 to 12/5/2016 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuition: $295 | Member/Senior (65+): $280

2002b | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Tues, 09/20/2016 to 12/6/2016 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuition: $295 | Member/Senior (65+): $280

2002c | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Wed, 09/21/2016 to 12/07/2016 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuition: $295 | Member/Senior (65+): $280

2002d | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Thurs, 09/22/2016 to 12/08/2016 (No class Nov 24) | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Member/Senior (65+): $270

 

2003 | Fiber Study for Weavers
This class will follow along with 2002 | On-Loom Weaving Studio Projects however without exclusive access to a loom. Students will attend weekly lectures covering topics of weaving structure, materials, contemporary fiber artists, cultural and historical subjects, dyeing techniques, critiques, and so much more. Students will weave two samples of structures that are discussed in class and will have a two week Dye Lab to explore dyeing techniques. Prior to registering: Students must contact the Fiber Department, cgalloway@swschool.org, for approval for registration. Instructor will place students in an appropriate session according to their schedule. The instructor reserves the right to restrict enrollment. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or equivalent experience. Supplies will be discussed in class. To register, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 210.200.8217/8227.

Level: New | Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Available sessions are: Mon, Sept 19 - Dec 5 7:00pm | Tues, Sept 20 - Dec 6 10:30am | Wed, Sept 21 - Dec 7 10:30am | or Thurs, Sept 22 - Dec 8 (No class Nov 24) 7:00pm
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $150 | Member/Senior (65+): $135

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..

Students enrolled in: 2002 | On Loom Weaving Studio Projects have access to the studios for working independently outside of class time during the following days and times: May 31 – Aug 11 | Mon & Thurs | 4:00 – 6:00pm; Tues & Wed |  12:00pm – 2:30pm; Fri | 9:00am – 1:00pm; and Sat | 10:00am – 2:00pm. Maxham Fiber Studio 1st & 2nd Floor | Tobin Building

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2001a | Beginning Weaving (Full)
In this introductory class learn to calculate and wind a warp or yarn, and then dress or thread the yarn on the loom. Students will use several kinds of fibers for their weft as they weave a sampler of various weaving structures including plain weave, twills, inlays, double weave, and weft-face. Reading drafts (patterns) will be covered, as will attention to learning good structure and weaving habits. Each student will have the exclusive use of a floor loom. A supply list will be provided at the first session. Note: This class is a prerequisite to 2002 | On Loom Weaving.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Nancy Heneghan
Dates: Mon, 9/19/2016 to 12/5/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $295 | Member/Senior 65+: $280
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/19/2016 and ending 12/5/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 295.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.

2001b | Beginning Weaving
In this introductory class learn to calculate and wind a warp or yarn, and then dress or thread the yarn on the loom. Students will use several kinds of fibers for their weft as they weave a sampler of various weaving structures including plain weave, twills, inlays, double weave, and weft-face. Reading drafts (patterns) will be covered, as will attention to learning good structure and weaving habits. Each student will have the exclusive use of a floor loom. A supply list will be provided at the first session. Note: This class is a prerequisite to 2002 | On Loom Weaving.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Nancy Heneghan
Dates: Wed, 9/21/2016 to 12/7/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $295 | Member/Senior 65+: $280
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/21/2016 and ending 12/7/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 295.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 280.00 ea.

2004 | Tapestry Weaving: The Basics
This intensive two-day class will lead students step-by-step through traditional flat tapestry weaving techniques. Tapestry is the most basic of weave structures, but offers the artist a wide range of visual possibilities. Students will learn how to prepare a warp and weave simple shapes. The class is designed for both beginners and those with experience wishing to refresh their skills. Looms and materials will be provided; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/8/2016 to 10/9/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Student Lounge | Building: Urschel Building
Tuition: $160 | Member/Senior 65+: $145
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/8/2016 and ending 10/9/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

2005 | Tapestry Weaving: Advanced Techniques
An intensive class giving students the opportunity to explore some of the techniques that make tapestry weaving such a truly unique pictorial art form. Students will learn how to blend and shade tones and colors, and create exciting surface textures. Techniques covered include hatching, weft-blending, weft interlocking, warp/weft variations, and raised surface techniques. Looms and materials will be provided; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/5/2016 to 11/6/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Student Lounge | Building: Urschel Building
Tuition: $160 | Member/Senior 65+: $145
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/5/2016 and ending 11/6/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

2154 | Feltmaking
Feltmaking is widely considered to be one of the oldest and simplest processes for creating fabric and textile forms. Felt offers infinite creative possibilities including wall hangings, sculptures, rugs, garments, jewelry, and more. Its applications can be functional or decorative, even conceptual. Felt is a wondrously versatile fabric; it can be made as light and fragile as a piece of lace or strong and durable enough to make into a dwelling. The technique is quick and easy to grasp. Through the simple layering of wool fiber, a little soapy water and a generous amount of friction, magic happens! This class will cover all aspects of wet feltmaking techniques, including flat felted fabrics and simple three-dimensional forms. No previous experience required. See SSA website for a list of material; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat, 9/24/2016 to 9/24/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $130 | Member/Senior 65+: $115
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/24/2016 and ending 9/24/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

2156 | Felted Forms
Learn how to transform loose wool fibers into three-dimensional felted forms such as hats, garments, purses, footwear, vessels, and sculptural art. This intensive one-day class introduces students to a variety of wet felting techniques needed to create seamless, one-piece forms. Students will explore different resist methods as well as learn how to shape and form felt using improvised molds. Prior felting experience helpful but not required. See SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat, 10/29/2016 to 10/29/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $130 | Member/Senior 65+: $115
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/29/2016 and ending 10/29/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 115.00 ea.

2267 | Patterning Your Favorite Garments (Full)
Learn to draft patterns for favorite store-bought garments or alter favorite paper patterns. In this class, we will go over the basics of how to create patterns from garments as well as basic manipulations to alter patterns for sizing needs. See SSA website for a list of material.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Melinda Adams
Dates: Fri, 10/14/2016 to 10/14/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $110 | Member/Senior 65+: $95
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 10/14/2016 and ending 10/14/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 110.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 95.00 ea.

2345 | Natural Dyeing: Red, Yellow, Blue
Get a glimpse into the remarkable colors natural dyes have to offer. Participants will explore historical and regional dye plants that produce primary colors. With the use of mineral salts and over dyeing, infinitely more colors can be created. In this introductory class, students will learn how to prepare several types of fibers and cloth for dyeing, along with mordanting, dye extraction, growing and responsible harvesting, historical information, and more. Students will have a book of samples by the end of class and will be equipped to explore other dyes. See SSA website for a list of material. (No class Oct 21)

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Casey Galloway
Dates: Fri, 9/23/2016 to 10/28/2016 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $230 | Member/Senior 65+: $215
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/23/2016 and ending 10/28/2016 at 2:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.

2454 | Weaving Drafts and Drawdowns
This class will cover the basics of reading and understanding drafts, the "language" of weaving instructions. Both thread-by-thread and profile drafts will be explored and analyzed. Participants will learn how to modify existing drafts to suit their individual needs and how to develop drafts from existing fabrics. At least some on-loom weaving experience is essential.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Deborah Harrison
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/12/2016 to 11/13/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Fibers Classroom | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $160 | Member/Senior 65+: $145
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/12/2016 and ending 11/13/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

2898 | Baskets and Surfaces
What are the possibilities of woven forms? Explore shape, color, surface textures, and weaving techniques, using hand-painted cotton paper as the basket material. Learn bias plaiting and its endless variations. After weaving the baskets, cover the surfaces with applications of paper, paints and mediums, and knotless netting. Discover the connections between material and form, and the new surface in relation to the underlying vessel. Experimentation, exploration, and laughter are all encouraged. Please see SSA website for a list of materials. Please bring lunch Saturday and Sunday.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Jackie Abrams
Dates: Fri - Sun, 10/21/2016 to 10/23/2016 | See class description - See class description
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $360 | Member/Senior 65+: $345
Irregular classes scheduled starting 10/21/2016 and ending 10/23/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 360.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 345.00 ea.