Art of the Loom: Foundation Workshops in Weaving 2017
Art of the Loom workshops are designed to explore the art and craft of weaving with an emphasis on materials and processes unique to this richly tactile medium.
Art of the Loom workshops are taught by artist and educator Cameron Taylor-Brown on 4 shaft floor looms in a fully equipped textile studio. Class size is limited to 5 students to allow for individualized instruction.
Introduction to Weaving
Learn the fundamentals of weaving as you set up a floor loom, experiment with yarns and basic weaves, and make a scarf, table runner, or wall hanging. All materials and use of looms included. 10AM-5PM. This was offered on February 4-5 and April 29-30. Last chance for this year is August 26-27, register HERE.
Supervised Open Studio is for students who have completed Introduction to Weaving. The goal of Open Studio is for you to become an independent and confident new weaver by reinforcing the skills learned in the introductory class. You will set up your own loom and weave a small project - and Cameron will be on hand should you get stuck! A one day session includes all materials and use of a loom and is $75. Open Studio is 10AM-5PM and is scheduled by appointment. Contact Cameron here to arrange an Open Studio session.
Elements of Weaving: Texture, Color, Fiber and Pattern
These two day skill-building workshops are open to all who know how to set up a floor loom and throw a shuttle! Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of woven design, and is geared to both new and intermediate weavers. Workshops may be taken individually or as a series.
- Texture and Weave
Explore tactile possibilities with a variety of fibers, yarns and simple weave structures. Create several textures and weave your favorites in a scarf, table runner, or wall hanging. Cost: $250. All materials and use of looms included. 10 AM-5PM. This was offered on March 18-19 and will be held again in 2018.
- Color and Weave
Explore color - hue, value and intensity – and how color interacts with yarns and woven structures. Create several color palettes and weave your favorite palette in a scarf, table runner or wall hanging. Cost: $250. All materials and use of looms included. 10AM-5PM July 29-30. Register HERE.
- Fiber and Weave
Explore the rich diversity of fibers and their properties in this round robin class where we set up each loom with a different fiber, weave samples and experience the look, feel, and behavior of cotton, linen, wool, mohair, alpaca and more! Plus we'll mix wools and cottons in one fabric to create our own version of Nuno BORO cloth "from riches to rags and back again." Cost: $250. All materials and use of looms included. 10AM-5PM. September 23-24. Register HERE.
- Pattern and Weave
Create a blended warp where color and texture are supporting players to pattern. Learn weave notation, explore a variety of woven structures, and weave your favorites in a scarf, table runner or wall hanging. Cost: $250. All materials and use of looms included. 10AM-5PM November 11-12. Register HERE.
Prior to booking a workshop, please review our studio policies.
Cameron teaches workshops throughout North America. You can see her full teaching schedule here and her complete list of workshops here. She is happy to teach these workshops at ARTSgarage to groups of 4 or more - just contact her!