Independent Study is one-on-one instruction related to fiber techniques. Instruction can be online or in person. A contract details the focus. Instruction days and times will be determined by the student and instructor together. Cost is $35 per hour.
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Damascus Fiber Arts School (DFAS) independent instructors are:
Terry Olson has been teaching tapestry and its variations for over 25 years at Damascus Fiber Arts School and at workshops. In 2020, Terry received the American Tapestry Alliance Award for Excellence for her tapestry, “Wilsonville Bridge over the Willamette River, 1960”. Terry loves to weave and is constantly trying new things to add to her “tapestry toolbox”. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with her students.
Terry served on the American Tapestry Alliance Board of Directors (Education) for eight years, retiring in 2022. She is a founding member of the Willamette Tapestry Artists. Her work has been in juried and open exhibits.
Click here to see Terry’s Artist page.
Kevynne Layne weaves on a Navajo-style loom as well as several models of Mirrix looms. Her studio time is split between the design process, cartoon construction, dyeing of colors, and the actual weaving itself. Kevynne often has two or more projects going at once, including experiments using techniques and colors in samplers for future projects.
Applying the skills she uses in graphic design and photography, Kevynne finds that it is the creative process that is most satisfying to her. She says that translating a concept or story into a tapestry that is both visual and weaverly is the challenge that excites her the most. Kevynne’s work has been exhibited in juried and open exhibits. She is a founding member of the Willamette Tapestry Artists
Click here to see Kevynne’s Artist page.
Amy began weaving in mid-2016 when she took an intro to weaving class at an art store in San Francisco, CA. That class provided her with some weaving groundwork and her first loom. She slowly perfecting her weaving over time, eventually taking a more advanced class at Damascus Fiber Arts School in 2018 which helped her to fine tune her craft. She has been a student of both photography and graphic design, which is why her work favors graphic design with geometric elements.
Click here to see Amy’s Artist page.