STUDIO MASTER CLASSES ON TECHNICAL CHALLENGES IN TAPESTRY
Thursdays: January 26, February 23, March 23, and April 20, 2017from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
These Master Classes focus on a range of technical challenges in tapestry: be it weaving smoother curves, better understanding hachures, or color blending to achieve the effects of transparency, gradations, or three-dimensional form. Strong emphasis will continue to be on design, exploring different ways to translate concepts and ideas into tapestry, addressing how to synchronize technique and design.
The master classes provide the opportunity for in-depth study of tapestry technique and design, formatted to provide time at home in between sessions to weave and to develop ideas generated during each class. Each class will include design explorations, group feedback and discussions as well as individual attention at the loom. Bring photos, sketches, design ideas of what you would like to weave, and your questions.
Students need to have a portable loom for use in class and to weave on at home in between classes. Students need to know basic tapestry techniques.
DRAW WHAT YOU WEAVE! WEAVE WHAT YOU DRAW!
Studio Workshop in Albuquerque, NM Friday, April 28 - Monday, May 1, 2017 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
This workshop combines drawing and weaving, focusing on the relationship between drawing and tapestry: how the pencil can be a way of putting thoughts on paper in a manner that assists in tapestry design. We will explore different approaches to describing shape and form, quality of line, and shaded areas, and look at how these translate to tapestry technique and design. At the loom, we will weave different types of woven lines, 3-dimensional forms, and shaded areas. Through out the workshop, we will work with how drawing is a way of fine-tuning the eye to see in terms of shapes, angles, curves, positive and negative space—all of which the tapestry weaving process entails. Come get acquainted with what your pencils can do, and then apply this to tapestry technique. This is a playful class. No previous drawing experience is necessary.
Students need to have a basic knowledge of tapestry techniques, as we will be relating the drawing with tapestry technique and design. This is a workshop intended for weavers of all tapestry traditions: Rio Grande, French, Mexican, and the spectrum in-between, weaving from either the front or the back.
This workshop is now full. For more information, or to be put on a wait list
Seattle Weaving Guild Programs: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Morning Lecture at 11:00 am From Idea to Woven Form: The Tapestries of Elizabeth Buckley
Afternoon Lecture at 1:00 pm The Element of Light in Tapestry
St. Mark's Cathedral, Bloedel Hall 1245 Tenth Ave. E Seattle, WA 98012-4398
Exploring the Visual Heartbeat: The Use of Rhythm in Tapestry Design
May 26 - 28, 2017
Seattle Weaving Guild