Han | Fri | 6/14 - 8/2 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PMHan | Fri | 6/14 - 8/2 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PMHan | Fri | 6/14 - 8/2 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMHan | Sat | 6/15 - 8/3 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Tufting Fundamentals: Painting with Yarn is making art at the intersection of traditional craft and cutting-edge design. Explore modern design aesthetics and unlock boundless artistic possibilities.

Grounded in history of tufting in art and design, students will learn two types of tufting techniques: hand needle and mechanical tufting gun. You will master punch needle, tufting gun cut pile, hand tufting, backing, trimming, framing, and cutting.

Students will complete six pieces: two needle tufting circular cup pads, a handbag, an 8" x 8" pad, and a 27" x 27" hanging piece.

This is a 7-week class. Class will not meet 7/5 or 7/6.

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Kies | Wed | 6/12 - 7/31 | 6:30-9:30


Fiber arts are experiencing a resurgence in popularity and a revitalization in the fine arts world. Breaking from homey cottage-craft and inaccessible industrial-sized free weaves, contemporary trends are incorporating a broad variety of fiber materials and techniques into painting and sculpture. In this class, we will explore some of the hottest new possibilities that artists around the world are reclaiming.

This course is meant for creative individuals looking to delve into new possibilities with integrating fiber into their existing art practice or to take their fiber skills into new art directions. While the emphasis of this class is on fiber art, the work does cross media. Skills competencies addressed will include: planning and design, sewing (embroidery, piecing, and quilting), knot work (free, crochet, loomed), felting and paper making, and surface treatment (dyeing, printing, painting); these will be explored in relation to sculpture, painting, and photography.

Wk 1: Introduction. Sewing techniques. Collage and embroidery.
Wk 2: Surface treatment. Dyes, resists, prints 1.
Wk 3: Surface treatment. Dyes, resists, prints 2.
Wk 4: Piecing and quilting in 2 & 3 dimensions.
Wk 5: Knot work and acrylic.
Wk 6: Fibers that bind and build themselves: felt and paper forms.
Wk 7: The significance of scale: micro works and mega-knots.
Wk 8: Fiber techniques in wood, clay, metal, stone.

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