Community Classes

Art for Everyone!

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 Fiber Department's large collection of floor looms. Prior to Registering: Students must contact the Fiber Department, cgalloway@swschool.org, prior to Aug 6, and if approved, will be contacted by e-mail on or before Aug 11. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted by Sept 11 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 | Campus: Ursuline

2002a | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Mon, 9/21/2015 to 11/30/2015 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270

2002b | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Tues, 9/22/2015 to 12/1/2015 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270

2002c | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Wed, 9/23/2015 to 12/2/2015 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270

2002d | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Thurs, 9/17/2015 to 12/3/2015 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuition: $270 | Members: $255

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..

Weaving Open Studio
Students enrolled in a weaving class have access to the studios for working independently outside of class time during the following days and times:
Sept 17 – Dec 4 | Mon & Thurs | 4:00 – 6:00pm; Tues & Wed |  12:00pm – 3:00pm; Fri | 9:00am – 1:00pm; and Sat | 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Maxham Fiber Studio 1st & 2nd Floor | Ursuline

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2001a | Beginning Weaving (Full)
In this introductory class, students will learn to how 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 also be covered and attention will be paid to learning good structure and weaving habits. Each student will have the exclusive use of a floor loom for the semester. 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, 9/21/2015 to 11/30/2015 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/21/2015 and ending 11/30/2015 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $270.00 ea.

2001b | Beginning Weaving (Full)
In this introductory class, students will learn to how 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 also be covered and attention will be paid to learning good structure and weaving habits. Each student will have the exclusive use of a floor loom for the semester. 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, 9/23/2015 to 12/2/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/23/2015 and ending 12/2/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $270.00 ea.

2003 | 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, 9/26/2015 to 9/27/2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Priest House 2nd Floor Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $175 | Members: $160
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 9/26/2015 and ending 9/27/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $160.00 ea.

2004 | 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. Prior weaving experience helpful but not required.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/24/2015 to 10/25/2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Priest House 2nd Floor Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $210 | Members: $195
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/24/2015 and ending 10/25/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $210.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $195.00 ea.

2154 | Introduction to Feltmaking (Full)
$50 @ 50 | SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CLASS
Feltmaking is widely considered to be one of the oldest and simplest processes for creating fabric and textile forms. Felt offers infinite creative possibilities from wall hangings, sculptures, rugs, garments, jewelry and more. Its applications can be functional or decorative, even conceptual. And 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 felt making techniques, including flat felted fabrics and simple three dimensional forms. No previous experience required. See SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: New | Beginner
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat, 12/5/2015 to 12/5/2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 12/5/2015 and ending 12/6/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

2859 | Textile Collage: Art Quilt Charrette
Charrette, a term borrowed from the world of architecture, means a time for focused, fast idea generation and production. This weekend workshop immerses participants in Monday's process of creating raw edge appliqué textile collages, or art quilts. This class is suited to students who are ready to move from traditional quilts to art quilts, or add fabric and stitch to their mixed media tool box. Learn how to work improvisationally with color and shape, use iron-on fusible web to design, and see in-depth demonstrations of free-motion machine stitching. Please see SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch both days.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Susie Monday
Dates: Sat & Sun, 11/7/2015 to 11/8/2015 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $185 | Members: $170
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 11/7/2015 and ending 11/8/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $185.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $170.00 ea.

2863 | Painting on Silk: Open Studio Workshop
This workshop will provide a weekend for exploring new silk painting techniques or for students to work on existing projects. The studio will have French silk dyes, wax, gutta resists, thickeners, anti-fusant, and other materials ready to use. Students will consult with the instructor prior to the workshop to discuss projects. Techniques, including treatments of the silk to reduce the flow of the dyes, wet-on-wet, line building, blending and shading of dyes, and screening of resists will be demonstrated, as will be methods for preparing and stretching silk for painting and the steam-setting process for fixing the dyes. Students will create multiple pieces using the various techniques. Previous silk painting experience useful, but not required. Most materials will be provided; please see SSA website for a list of materials and bring a bag lunch each day.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Nadia Khan
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/3/2015 to 10/4/2015 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $250 | Members: $235
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/3/2015 and ending 10/4/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $235.00 ea.

2892 | Millinery Design: Draping Felt & Straw Hats
Learn how to drape your own hats in felt and straw. This is the most creative form of hat making, where students create their own one-of-a-kind sculptural hat form using steam and their hands. Felt and straw both lend themselves to sculpting easily when exposed to water and steam. This is when the magic happens! Students will also learn how to attach the head size ribbon, which holds the size of the hat so that it fits the head perfectly. Embellishing the hat is easy and fun-students will learn how to use unconventional trims and ribbons, placed just at the right spot. Students will create one felt hat and one straw hat of their own design in this two-day class. Please see SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Jeanne Bjorn
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/10/2015 to 10/11/2015 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $320 | Members: $305
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/10/2015 and ending 10/11/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $320.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $305.00 ea.