DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

 ADULT

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

$126:  10 classes       $15 supply fee due at first class

Class 29555       Mon           7:30pm-9:00pm                   9/14-11/16

 

 ADULT

Beginning Weaving

This is a small, fun class focused on learning the basics of weaving. Using our four-shaft floor looms, students will explore pattern, color and texture through the creation of both a sampler and a self-designed project. Perfect for absolute beginners and for students with some experience who want feel more secure in their warping technique and project planning strategies. Teens welcome. Supply fee covers all materials.

INSTRUCTOR:  Jaia Orient
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$226:  10 classes       $23 supply fee due at first class

Class 29551       Thu            1:00pm-4:00pm                   9/17-11/19

 

 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:  Alexandra Milukhin
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$226:  10 classes       $5 supply fee due at first class

Class 29543       Tue            1:30pm-4:30pm                   9/15-11/17

Class 29544       Tue            6:30pm-9:30pm                   9/15-11/17

 

 ADULT

NEW | Glorious Tapestry!

The lovely art of tapestry weaving opens up vistas of ancient and modern creations. We will view images of tapestry and use as inspiration tapestries by contemporary artists and ancient ones too. Learning the techniques of weaving shapes, such as angles, circles, stripes, color blending, “meet and separate” technique, and joining will give you the tools to begin creating your own original tapestry designs. We will discuss cartooning and the creation of original designs for weaving imagery on a loom. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Janet Moore
LOCATION  Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$180:  6 classes        $25 supply fee due at first class

Class 29558       Thu            10:00am-1:30pm                 9/17-10/22

 

 ADULT

NEW | Intro to Fiber Arts and Crafts

We will explore fiber arts through imagery and material exploration, pattern and design while learning a wide variety of processes such as felting, spinning, weaving, embroidery, crochet, and sewing. Many projects will be conceived and created: fiber-jewelry, scarves, bags, table runners, and rag rugs. Bring your imagination and desire to make and create! Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Alexandra Milukhin
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$147:  6 classes        $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 29546       Sat             9:30am-12:30pm                 9/19-10/31

No class 9/26

 

 ADULT

Navajo Rug Weaving Workshop

“According to Navajo oral tradition two holy people, Spider Woman and Spider Man, introduced weaving to the Navajo. Spider Man constructed the first loom, which was composed of sunshine, lightning, and rain; and Spider Woman taught the people how to weave on it.” Join Barbara and Lynda, fifth generation Navajo Rug weavers. They are looking forward to sharing their knowledge and promise a great time. You will learn traditional Navajo weaving and designing methods, interspersed with songs and stories. Upright, pre-warped looms will be provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lynda Teller Pete, Barbara Teller Ornelas
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$378:  4 classes        $68 supply fee due at first class

Class 29800       Wed-Sat    10:00am-4:00pm                 9/2-9/5

 

 ADULT

Navajo Loom Warping

As every weaver knows, the key to a structurally sound and beautiful weaving is the warp. This is true for the rug, and the Navajo have a special way of warping. Students will have the opportunity to learn the “The Navajo Way” to warp from award-winning, master Navajo weavers, Barbara Teller Ornelas and her sister Lynda Teller Pete. This intensive workshop is open to both beginners and experienced weavers. Materials list online at
www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lynda Teller Pete, Barbara Teller Ornelas
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$113:  1 class            $55 supply fee due at class

Class 29801       Sun            10:00am-4:00pm                 9/6

 

 ADULT

Surface Design: Dyeing & Printing Cotton Fabric

This workshop offers the unique advantage of working in a fully equipped textile print workshop. Explore direct applications, using fiber reactive dyes on cotton. Learn thermofax printing, block printing and immerse dyeing. The first day is devoted to learning and/or reviewing basic skills and techniques and the second and third days for experimentation and play. No previous experience necessary. Great class for quilt makers ready to create their own fabrics. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Bonnie Wells
LOCATION  Material Grace Textile Studio

$226:  3 classes        $75 supply fee due at first class

Class 29550       Fri              9:30am-4:30pm                   10/2-10/16

 

 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 29547       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   11/1

 

 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 29548       Sun            9:30am-4:30pm                   11/15

 

 ADULT

NEW | Explore Fabulous Felting

Did you know that felt can be created by hand? The process can be sculptural, yielding objects limited only by the amount of wool you use and your imagination! We will explore wet and dry felting techniques including needle felting small objects, nuno-felting wearable silk and wool scarves, and wet felting to create sheets of felt for sculptural, wearable, and decorative purposes. Supply will cover white and colored wool fiber, silk chiffon to use in nuno-felting and felting needles and pads. Materials list online at
www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Janet Moore
LOCATION  Studio H, Heather Farm

$127:  3 classes        $35 supply fee due at first class

Class 29557       Sat             10:00am-4:00pm                 11/7-11/21

 

 ADULT

Makers Series: Put a Hex in Your Basketry

Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane basketry. It’s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Barbara Shapiro
LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$68:  1 class                                                  $10 supply fee due at class

Class 29556       Sat             9:30am-3:00pm                   11/14

 

 ADULT

NEW | Makers Series: Weaving Workshop

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at weaving? This one-day weaving introductory workshop is a good start. Using 4-harness looms and speed warping techniques, you will weave a scarf just in time for the holiday season. Looms and yarns are provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR:  Lou Grantham
LOCATION  San Francisco Fiber Studio

$78:  1 class                                                  $20 supply fee due at class

Class 29799       Sat             9:30am-5:00pm                   11/14