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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, between Nov 9 and Nov 25, and if approved, will be contacted by e-mail on or before Nov 25. Anyone on the waitlist will be contacted by Jan 5 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: Ursuline

2002a | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Mon, 1/25/2016 to 4/4/2016 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270

2002b | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Tues, 1/26/2016 to 4/5/2016 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270

2002c | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Wed, 1/27/2016 to 4/6/2016 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270

2002d | On Loom Weaving
Dates: Thurs, 1/28/2016 to 4/7/2016 | 6:00 - 9:00PM
Tuition: $285 | Members: $270

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 2002 | On Loom Weaving Studio Projects have access to the studios for working independently outside of class time during the following days and times: Jan 25 – Apr 7 | Mon & Thurs | 4:00 – 6:00pm; Tues & Wed |  12:00pm – 2:30pm; Fri | 9:00am – 1:30pm; 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 yarn warp, and then 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, 1/25/2016 to 4/4/2016 | 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 1/25/2016 and ending 4/4/2016 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 yarn warp, and then 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, 1/27/2016 to 4/6/2016 | 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 1/27/2016 and ending 4/6/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $270.00 ea.

2003 | Tapestry Weaving: The Basics (Full)
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, 1/23/2016 to 1/24/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Ursuline Student Lounge | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $175 | Members: $160
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 1/23/2016 and ending 1/24/2016 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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Liza Collins
Dates: Sat & Sun, 4/9/2016 to 4/10/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Ursuline Student Lounge | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $175 | Members: $160
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 4/9/2016 and ending 4/10/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $160.00 ea.

2111 | Hand Prints: Original Stamps for Printing o
Start with original designs to make small and large stamps and stencils to use for printing on fabric with textile paints and thickened dyes. Learn how to make organized repeats and how to put different prints in layers to make complex designs for wearables, quilts, and mixed media collage. Students will use traditional and non-traditional materials: rubber, caulk, glue, sponge, erasers, craft foam, vegetables and sponge rollers. Learn to hand print with paints, thickened bleach, and dye during the two-day workshop. See SSA website for a list of material; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Susie Monday
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/6/2016 to 2/7/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $180 | Members: $165
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/6/2016 and ending 2/7/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $165.00 ea.

2121 | The Huipil Reimagined
Participants will design and print fabrics and other textiles, construct a simple garment based on the traditional huipil of Mayan and other indigenous women of Latin America, reinterpreting the story telling and cultural identity of the garment as a personal work of art. Students will be doing a variety of surface design techniques, stitching, fabric collage, photo transfers, and more. See SSA website for a list of material; please bring a lunch both days.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Susie Monday
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/5/2016 to 3/6/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $180 | Members: $165
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/5/2016 and ending 3/6/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $165.00 ea.

2154 | Feltmaking (Full)
Felt making 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. 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 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, 2/27/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $100 | Members: $85
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/27/2016 and ending 2/27/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

2492 | Pattern-Making for Fiber Artists
This course introduces the weaver or surface designer to the basic principles and techniques of flat pattern development and their application for hand-created textiles. Through a combination of lectures and demonstrations, students will work toward a final project learning such techniques as basic bodice manipulations, skirt manipulations, collars and facing sleeve manipulation and torso development. Students will also understand how two-dimensional shape translates to the three-dimensional form, as well as recognizing garment shape and how to apply flat pattern to create shape. Basic sewing and math skills are required. Please see the SSA website for a list of materials. Please bring a lunch both days.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Melinda Adams
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/12/2016 to 3/13/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $150 | Members: $135


Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/12/2016 and ending 3/13/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.

2858 | Exploring Color Theory with Silk Dyes
This workshop is a continuation of the Painting on Silk Fabrics workshop. Students will study color theory using silk dyes. Tints, shades, and tones, as well as color layering will be explored. Students will create their own silk color chart for use in future projects and will learn how to mix multiple hues from a limited palette. The steaming process for the Dupont dyes will be demonstrated, and students will create additional pieces on the second day of the workshop. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting on Silk Fabrics. Most materials will be provided. Participants should bring a lunch both days. Please register by Feb 4.

Level: Visiting Artist | Special Class | Intermediate
Instructor: Nadia Khan
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/20/2016 to 2/21/2016 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $280 | Members: $265

Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/20/2016 and ending 2/21/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.