DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

 ADULT

Weaving

Beginners will learn how to warp a four-harness loom in the daytime class. The evening class is a multi-level weaving class. You will learn how to design with pattern, color and texture, warp and weft calculations, pattern reading, and finishing. Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range of weaving projects is limitless. Experienced weavers can explore, at their own level, projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall hangings, double weave, and tapestry. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lou Grantham
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

Weaving-Day

$144:  6 classes        $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 27201       Tue            1:30pm-4:30pm                   1/13-2/17

 

Weaving-Evening

$221:  10 classes       $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 27202       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   1/13-3/17

 

 ADULT

NEW | Introduction to Weaving

In this one-day class you will learn the mechanics of weaving by winding a warp, threading a four-harness floor loom, reading a pattern draft, weaving, and finishing a scarf. This class can be used as an introduction to weaving, or a warp refresher. Yarn and loom rental are included in material fee.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lou Grantham
LOCATION  San Francisco Fiber Studio, Oakland

$81:  1 class                                                  $28 supply fee due at class

Class 27298       Sat             9:30am-5:00pm                   1/10

 

 ADULT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop I

The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive, and elegantly simple tool for weaving. The cricket loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reba Siero
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$66:  1 class

Class 27185       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   1/11

 

 ADULT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop II

Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reba Siero
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$66:  1 class

Class 27186       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   1/25

 

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NEW | Reality Weaving: Design Challenge!

Love to weave but feel stuck when it comes to designing your projects? Take the challenge! You will be guided through methods for interpreting design inspirations into the abstract geometries of woven textiles. Find out how to make decisions with color, sett, structure and proportion based on a conceptual approach. Then the challenge is on! Each weaver will be handed a kit of yarn and an assignment. Weavers can use their own looms or rent one. We end with a friendly critique of the finished projects.

INSTRUCTOR:  Jennifer Pellman
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$127:  2 classes        $25 supply fee due at first class

Class 27206       Sat             10:00am-4:00pm                 1/31-2/7

 

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NEW | Rigid Heddle Weaving-Project Workshop

You have made a scarf or two. You have learned some patterns. Now it’s time to try a more complex project! Placemats, hand towels and other small home linens are good choices for learning new techniques while creating beautiful and useful items. You will plan a project, warp your loom and weave the cloth, and learn finishing methods appropriate to the end use of the item. Must have your own loom or rent one. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Reba Siero
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$134:  5 classes

Class 27200       Sun            9:30am-12:30pm                 2/1-3/8

No class 2/15

 

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NEW | Table Loom Weaving with Fishing Line

Tackle the mysteries of weaving with a loom using unconventional materials such as fishing line and wire. This class is perfect for people who have always been curious about loom weaving and for weavers ready for a challenge of new materials. Each participant will dress a table loom and begin weaving basic structures such as tabby and twill. A four-week rental of the table loom is included, so that you can continue at home. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Anastasia Azure
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$127:  4 classes        $30 supply fee due at class

Class 27269       Mon           1:30pm-4:30pm                   2/23-3/16

 

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NEW | Shibori on Wool: Patterns and Texture

Wool is wonderful for shibori as it dyes well and can be very sculptural. Students will work with a soft wool knit, wool felt, and a special fulling wool from Japan which can be resist shrunk to create dramatic textures and shapes. Make wonderful scarves and fabric for accessories and art textiles. We will use acid dyes for protein fibers and several natural dyes. Shibori techniques include stitching, arashi, and clamping. For beginning or advanced students. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Ana Lisa Hedstrom
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$172:  2 classes        $25 supply fee due at class

Class 27250       Sat-Sun     9:30am-4:30pm                   2/28-3/1

 

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NEW | Printing on Fabric Workshop

If you enjoy the look of printed fabrics and want to embellish your home decor or apparel accessories in a fun group environment, this 2-day workshop is offered for both new and repeat students. We focus on block printing and thermofax techniques with an emphasis on creating functional items for new students. Bring a lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Mimi Foord
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$127:  2 classes        $20 supply fee due at first class

Class 27293       Sat-Sun     10:00am-4:00pm                 3/21-3/22

 

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NEW | Silk Dyeing and Printing

In this three-day workshop we will explore the coloration of silk through immersion dyeing and various hand printing and painting techniques. This class will be held in a fully equipped textile print workshop. You will have the use of the thermofax machine for making images to screen print. The supply fee will include all chemicals, dyes, and silk. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Bonnie Wells
LOCATION  Material Grace Textile Studio

$191  3 classes          $75 supply fee due at first class

Class 27294       Sat-Mon    9:30am-4:30pm                   2/14-2/16

 

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NEW | Colorful Paper Weaving

Without a loom, weaving can be free-form. Learn how to weave with paper to create dynamic color compositions. Starting from an inspirational photograph, we will use traditional weave structures and free-form techniques. Color theory and pattern design will be incorporated in a fun way. The woven paper can be mounted to greeting cards or framed. Ideas generated can blossom into larger projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Anastasia Azure
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class              $5 supply fee due at class

Class 27251       Sun            1:30pm-5:30pm                   3/1

 

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NEW | Undulating Paper Weaving

We will weave paper that has curvy waves to create billowing optical effects. Starting from an inspirational photograph, we will learn the basic weave structure of tabby. By playing with color theory and design principles, we will create a number of mini-artworks. The woven paper can be mounted to greeting cards or framed. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Anastasia Azure
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$48:  1 class              $5 supply fee due at class

Class 27252       Sun            1:30pm-5:30pm                   3/8

 

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NEW | Woven metal Jewelry

Create beautiful jewelry by weaving with wire and thin sheet metal (copper, brass and aluminum). Participants will create their own woven earrings and matching pendant. We will play with basic weave structures, color and shape. No experience necessary and these techniques can be easily reproduced at home with a few hand tools. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Anastasia Azure
LOCATION  Studio J, Civic Park Studios

$63:  1 class              $20 supply fee due at class

Class 27253       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   3/15