Community Classes

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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 Apr 3, and if approved, will be contacted by e-mail on or before Apr 7. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted by May 7 if spaces open up. The instructor reserves the right to restrict enrollment. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or equivalent experience.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Casey Galloway
Studio: Maxham Fiber Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $270 | Members: $255

2002a | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Mon, 6/1/2015 to 8/10/2015 | 6:00 - 9:00PM

2002b | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Tues, 6/2/2015 to 8/11/2015 | 12:00 - 3:00PM

2002c | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Wed, 6/3/2015 to 8/12/2015 | 12:00 - 3:00PM

2002d | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Thurs, 6/4/2015 to 8/13/2015 | 6:00 - 9:00PM

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.

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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. Students will have 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, 6/1/2015 to 8/10/2015 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $270 | Members: $255
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/1/2015 and ending 8/10/2015 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $255.00 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. Students will have 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, 6/3/2015 to 8/12/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Maxham Fibers Studio, 2nd Floor | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $270 | Members: $255
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/3/2015 and ending 8/12/2015 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $255.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $270.00 ea.

2003 | Tapestry Weaving: The Basics
Tapestry weaving, generally known as pictorial weaving, can be like painting with fibers. It is the most basic of weave structures, but offers the artist a wide range of visual possibilities from representational, abstract to geometric designs. Tapestry looms sit vertically, take up little room, and can be portable as well as inexpensive for the novice weaver to begin. In this intensive two-day class, students will learn the step-by-step traditional flat tapestry weaving techniques that will enable them to continue weaving on their own. Students will learn how to prepare a warp on the loom and learn various weft or weaving stitches as they create a sampler of simple shapes. The class is designed for beginners; however those with experience wishing to refresh their skills may also register. Looms and materials will be provided; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/18/2015 to 7/19/2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Priest House 2nd Floor Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $175 | Members: $160
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/17/2015 and ending 7/19/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.

2004 | Tapestry Weaving: Advanced Techniques
Once students know the basics of tapestry weaving, they may explore some of the techniques that make tapestry weaving such a truly unique pictorial art form. In this week-long class, 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. Prerequisite: Beginning Tapestry or equivalent experience.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Mon - Fri, 8/3/2015 to 8/7/2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Priest House 2nd Floor Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $225 | Members: $210
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 8/3/2015 and ending 8/7/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $210.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $225.00 ea.

2891 | Painting with Natural Dyes
This course, designed for beginners interested in diving right into the world of natural dye color, will introduce the rich and vibrant world of natural dyes. Learn about using natural dye materials such as cochineal, marigold, and cutch to create warm tones, and how to paint with mordants (used to set dyes) such as iron and alum on cotton and silk to attain multiple colors in one dye bath as well as how to mix mordant recipes and discharge pastes. Students will work towards completing at least three explorations that will function as a resource for their future dyeing adventures. Students will receive two 17 x17-inch cotton scarves and one 17 x 17-inch silk scarf. Please see SSA website for a list of suggested materials; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Westrup
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/11/2015 to 7/12/2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/11/2015 and ending 7/12/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.