Woven Images: Tapestry

Teacher: Amy Belgan | Dates: Fri-Sun, 11.15-11.17 , Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm | Location: SE Division Studio
Tuition: $290 | Materials: $10

From symbolic colors and patterns, to narrative imagery, woven textiles have been the site of cultural communication for thousands of years. More info...

With the advent of tapestry weaving, (500 AD) imagery blossomed to include elaborate figurative representation and complex narratives. Thousands of years later, the medium of tapestry weaving persists as a tactile site for contemporary concepts. 

Through the use of samples and hands-on demonstrations, textile artist and educator Amy Belgan, will guide students step by step through the process of tapestry weaving. Amy will begin with instruction on how to translate a drawing or design into imagery suitable for the loom, followed by an overview of key tools and techniques. Formal issues such as color, form, composition and negative space will follow as students begin weaving! 

In this weekend workshop, students will design and begin a woven image, and come away with the skills to keep practicing their tapestry weaving far beyond class!

This workshop is intended for students who are familiar with the basics of tapestry weaving, and is a great next step for anyone who has taken Intro to Tapestry Weaving. Students will need to bring their own loom - copper and/or smaller looms are recommended to begin with. 

If you would prefer to supply your own yarn and warp materials, please email info@wildcraftstudioschool.com to register without a materials fee.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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