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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 Mar 21 and Apr 1, and if approved, will be contacted by e-mail on or before Apr 1. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted by May 16 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, 6/6/2016 to 8/15/2016 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuition: $270 | Member/Senior (65+): $255

2002b | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Tues, 5/31/2016 to 8/9/2016 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuition: $285 | Member/Senior (65+): $270

2002c | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Wed, 6/1/2016 to 8/10/2016 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Tuition: $285 | Member/Senior (65+): $270

2002d | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Thurs, 6/2/2016 to 8/11/2016 | 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: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/1/2016 to 8/11/2016
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $95 | Member/Senior (65+): $80

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, 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. No class Jul 4.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Nancy Heneghan
Dates: Mon, 6/6/2016 to 8/15/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $270 | Member/Senior (65+): $255
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2016 and ending 8/15/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $270.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $255.00 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, 6/1/2016 to 8/10/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $285 | Member/Senior (65+): $270

Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/1/2016 and ending 8/10/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $270.00 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, 7/9/2016 to 7/10/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Student Lounge | Building: Administration Building
Tuition: $150 | Member/Senior (65+): $135
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/9/2016 and ending 7/10/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.

2005 | Tapestry Weaving: The Basics & Advanced Tec
An intensive week-long class exploring 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 basics for beginners and advanced techniques for those with experience. Looms and materials will be provided; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Mon - Fri, 8/1/2016 to 8/5/2016 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Student Lounge | Building: Administration Building
Tuition: $210 | Member/Senior (65+): $195
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/1/2016 and ending 8/5/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $210.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $195.00 ea.

2011 | Inkle Weaving
The term "inkle" simply means "ribbon" or "tape" and probably refers to a similarly structured woven band that could have been made on different types of looms. The production of beautiful, decorative bands has become a popular form of weaving today; these bands are warp-faced, highly patterned, and used for trims, straps, and belts or sewn together to form wider fabrics. Students will learn the basics of designing, threading, and weaving on a simple and portable inkle loom. Looms will be available or students may bring their own inkle loom. Bring a lunch both days.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Deborah Harrison
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/16/2016 to 7/17/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Fibers Classroom | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $165 | Member/Senior (65+): $150

Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/16/2016 and ending 7/17/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.

2012 | Finishing Techniques for Woven Projects
Finishing techniques serve two primary purposes: they keep the weft in place, preventing raveling of the woven cloth, and they protect the warp from wear. If done correctly, finishing techniques can also add interest and beauty to any woven piece. Students will learn several finishing techniques effective with all types of projects, and they will learn how to match appropriate finishing techniques to specific projects. Each will have the opportunity to master hemstitching and learn of its creative applications, and will also spend time twisting and braiding fringe and determine. Bring a lunch both days.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Deborah Harrison
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/30/2016 to 7/31/2016 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Fibers Classroom | Building: Tobin Building
Tuition: $115 | Member/Senior (65+): $100

Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/30/2016 and ending 7/31/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $115.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.

2156 | Nuno Felting Techniques
In nuno, or laminated felting, loose wool fibers are fused with a pre-existing woven fabric to create stunning and highly textural effects. Using the process of wet felting, the wool fibers that are placed on top of the pre-existing fabric migrate through the woven structure and lock in place. As the wool fibers shrink they pull the fabric with them causing ruching, puckering and pleating. Nuno felts are generally lightweight, flexible, and extremely versatile for use in making garments, accessories, or fine art pieces. No previous experience necessary. See SSA website for a list of materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat, 7/23/2016 to 7/23/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $100 | Member/Senior (65+): $85
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 7/23/2016 and ending 7/23/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

2247 | The Art of Up-Cycling
Transform personal items into wearable and functional art. Start with clothing, linens, curtains, and other items made of cloth, then use a variety of techniques to remove or enhance the existing color or add new color and pattern. At the same time, learn basic surface design techniques including: color removal, dyeing, block printing, screen printing, and batik. In the first lesson, bring items to evaluate, and decide how to prepare them and the best methods for their transformation. Subsequent weeks will combine demonstrations and ample time for individual work. The instructor will also provide guidance on the most suitable techniques to use on projects.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Lisa Kerpoe
Dates: Thurs, 6/9/2016 to 7/28/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250 | Member/Senior (65+): $235
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/9/2016 and ending 7/28/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $235.00 ea.

2426 | Net-Making for Artists
In this workshop, students will learn how to create open-work textiles through the processes of knotted netting, knot-less netting, and dimensional netting around objects. During the workshop, students will explore conceptual ideas of the net and learn cultural history of the traditional craft. No previous knowledge of net making or other fiber techniques are required. Materials include waxed linen thread and a netting shuttle that participants can take home. Please see the SSA website for a list of materials. Please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Analise Minjarez
Dates: Sun, 6/26/2016 to 6/26/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $100 | Member/Senior (65+): $85
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday starting 6/26/2016 and ending 6/26/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

2427 | Bundle Dyeing with Natural Dyes
This workshop explores the magic of bundle dyeing silk and cotton fibers with organic materials. This process imprints beautiful color on cloth by using mordants salts, pressure, and steam while using very small amounts of water and dyestuff. Participants will learn natural dye basics such as how to extract natural color, what are mordants and tannins, and how to use them to prep silk and cotton. We will experiment with bundle dyeing using historical natural dyestuff such as cochineal, marigold, and logwood as well as experiment with kitchen dyes such as onion-skins and hibiscus flowers. Students will be given quarter-yard of silk, 1 silk scarf, and a cotton scarf to dye. Sample prints on paper to add to your eco color library will also be made. Students will receive an instructional guide to take home. Please see the SSA website for a list of materials. Please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Westrup
Dates: Sat, 6/25/2016 to 6/25/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $100 | Member/Senior (65+): $85
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/25/2016 and ending 6/25/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

2888 | SAORI Weaving
During this two-day workshop, students will immerse themselves in a free-style weaving process using pre-warped looms. The technique, based on a Japanese weaving philosophy, encourages weavers to design from their creative spirit. Students will design at the loom while weaving, using the warp as a canvas. No prior weaving is required; this is an excellent opportunity for experienced weavers to learn a less technical approach, or an opportunity for aspiring weavers and creatives to be introduced to the basics of handweaving through a liberating design philosophy. All will be exposed to a range of weaving techniques to incorporate into their cloth. NOTE: Students should bring their own loom or a loom can be arranged through the Fibers Department; please call Casey Galloway at cgalloway@swschool.org prior to registering. Please see SSA website for a list of materials.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Jenny Pelc Chandela
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/18/2016 to 6/19/2016 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $350 | Member/Senior (65+): $335
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/18/2016 and ending 6/19/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $350.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $335.00 ea.