Weaving is fundamental to being human. It is a basic skill that we developed to create objects that could protect us from the elements, as well as add beauty to our environment. In this workshop we will talk about the connection between mind, heart, and hand as we learn to create weavings.
In this two day workshop, three hours per day, students will warp and weave tapestries using plain and Soumak techniques. The first class covers warping and weaving and the second class focuses on ideas and design. All participants will be able to keep their looms to allow them to finish their weavings at home. The materials fee (included in the registration fee) covers your loom, warp, and some weft yarns.
As a studio artist and teacher, Instructor David Johnson has focused his energy towards fiber and textile. His specialty is in tapestry weaving and includes both pictorial and pattern work while dyeing all his own colors. He has an extensive teaching background including positions on the faculty at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts and the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee. David is currently program coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild and a member of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder.
This workshop is offered by the Living Arts School, a folk school in Boulder County.
No experience necessary. For participants ages 14 and older, minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 10. All materials provided. Pre-registration required.
Two Sundays from 1-4pm, April 27th and 2nd class TBD
Please Note: We thank you for your RSVP on Meetup, however we will not be able to save your spot in this workshop unless you complete your registration by visiting: http://www.livingartsschool.com/register/?ee=63 or calling 720-383-4406. Thank you for your understanding!