DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

 ADULT

NEW | Machine Garment Sewing (Beg)

Students will learn the proper use of the sewing machine and sewing terminology. They will learn how to make a simple garment for themselves along with other simple projects. The class will include learning how to use a pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing techniques.

INSTRUCTOR:  Carole Laur
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$99:  8 classes          $15 supply fee due at first class

Class 28901       Mon           7:30pm-9:00pm                   6/22-8/10

 

 ADULT

NEW | makers series: All Coiled Up!

Coiling has been one of the four primary structures of basketry since prehistoric times. Waterproof cooking vessels and precious gift baskets are part of our California history. After looking at traditional ways of working, explore the wide contemporary possibilities of this structure. Learn to make a simple vessel and try your hand at more sculptural possibilities that contemporary artists have explored. We will work with raffia and enjoy exploring other possibilities in yarn, paper and cloth. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Barbara Shapiro
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$77:  1 class                                                  $20 supply fee due at class

Class 28709       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   6/28

 

 ADULT

NEW | Makers Series: Spin, Weave and Sew

Create your own custom yarn by combining strands of fuzz, thread, fabric, and “stuff” or use provided bike inner-tube tires as your “yarn”. Once our yarn is created, we will begin to make custom cloth. Learn the basics of weaving using your handmade yarn, as well as choosing from an abundant supply of yarns provided. Once off the frame-loom, you will learn sewing techniques in order to transform your cloth into a functional and fabulous bag. Please bring a lunch.

INSTRUCTOR:  Alexandra Milukhin
LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$63:  1 class                                                  $5 supply fee due at class

Class 28707       Sat             9:30am-4:30pm                   7/11

 

 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

$67:  1 class

Class 28643       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   7/12

 

 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

$67:  1 class

Class 28644       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   7/26

 

 ADULT

NEW | Free-style Weaving

Join us for this free-style weaving class for all levels. Beginners will learn to warp a four-harness table-top loom, explore the joy of free-style weaving with colorful and textured yarns, and weave a fabulous scarf or a gorgeous table runner. Experienced weavers can use the time to explore a topic of their choice with my guidance. Come explore free-style weaving while discovering joyful creativity without criticism! All students will be allowed to take the portable looms home to continue working at their leisure.

INSTRUCTOR:  Alexandra Milukhin
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$107:  4 classes        $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 28859       Sun            10:00am-12:30pm               8/2-8/23