Visiting Artist Workshops
Rigid Heddle Exploration
with Nancy McRay
Fri and Sat, July 20 & 21, 9:30am-4:30pm
Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle weaving is a very good place to start. These small looms are portable, affordable, easy to use - and surprisingly versatile. This extended, two day class, is perfect for beginners as well as returning students.
On the first day beginners will put on a long two color warp, and weave a table mat. On the second day beginning students will embellish their second mat with pick up patterns and textures.
Returning, or intermediate students will be able to jump right in on the first day to explore their choice of textures and patterns, color and weave or two heddle weaving.
The more advanced students are encouraged to contact the instructor ahead of time to discuss their own area of interest. Having students weaving together at a variety of skill levels will provide everyone with a rich learning opportunity.
Cost: $160 + see materials list below.
Rigid Heddle loom with one or more heddles
There are some looms available from the instructor for rent at $15 for the two days.
2 brown paper grocery bags
Beginners - two hundred yards each of 2 different colors of worsted weight wool
Returning students - please consult the instructor
with Cyndi Ford
Two Wednesdays, August 8 & 15, 6-8pm
Cost: $75 includes all materials.
Monotypes are a one of a kind print. It is a chance to learn printmaking basics and play with the medium. Instructor will demo transfer drawing, stencils, subtractive and additive techniques and how to layer colors.
Students may bring in plants, stencils, textures of your own or just come. There will be materials