Spring Term 2022 Catalog

March 29- June 4, 2022

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Summary of Term Catalog (Details below)

Open Studio March 29-June 4

Beginning Tapestry 3 day Workshops: April 22-24, April 29-May1, May 28-30

Weekly Tapestry: Tuesdays, any five during term, choose a start date; Wednesdays March 30-April 27.

Online Procreate Shared Learning: Mondays April 4-May 2

OPEN STUDIO–IN PERSON

$200 per 10-week term, come as often as you like.

(Inquire about other options.)

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 10AM-3PM

WEDNESDAYS NOON-5pm

SATURDAYS 10AM-3PM FIRST 4 WEEKS/MONTH

A time for students who are registered to come to school to weave with others. A Roving Instructor will be present on Tuesdays and Thursdays to teach, assist and answer weaving questions. Open Studio on other days of the week may not have roving instructors.

Open Studio tuition gives access to roving instructors, office hours, library privileges and volunteer opportunities.

To sign up for Open Studio a person needs to have taken an introductory class or be an experienced or returning weaver.  Introductory classes, described below, include Tapestry Techniques , Beginning Tapestry Semi-Private Instruction Workshops, and/or Tapestry Techniques on a Navajo Style Loom.

WORKSHOPS IN-PERSON

BEGINNING TAPESTRY SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Student Work

DETAILS: Learn the basics of tapestry weaving in this small group 3-day workshop. Learn how to warp the loom, then weave stripes, geometric shapes like triangles and rectangles, create smooth curves, and add colors. Students should expect to complete at least one sampler; some will start a second. The 12”x18” copper pipe loom and a full-color reference handout are yours to take home. This workshop is intended for beginners and those needing a basic refresher.

MINIMUM: 2  MAXIMUM: 4

COST: $290, includes loom, one warp. Weft purchased at school.

May 20-22, 2022, Friday- Sunday, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Instructor: Janet Dorow

April 29-May 1, 2022, Friday- Sunday, 9:30am – 3:30pm This workshop is full.

Instructor: Margaret Jeppesen

May 28-May 30, 2022, Saturday- Monday, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Instructor: Janet Dorow

CLASSES- IN PERSON

A class occurs during Open Studio, is small, and has a defined length with a curriculum and goals. Students register and pay a class fee that is separate from the Open Studio tuition.  Classes usually meet weekly.

Cancellation: If a class/workshop does not meet minimum registration one week before it begins, it will be canceled.  Register early!

TAPESTRY TECHNIQUES

INSTRUCTOR: TERRY OLSON

DETAILS: Whether you are a beginning or have more advanced skills, this class will teach you the techniques you need to weave a successful tapestry. Beginners will learn how to warp the loom, then weave stripes, geometric shapes like triangles and rectangles, create smooth curves, and add colors. Advanced techniques like pick and pick, circles, weft bundling taught when students are ready. Class size is small and is held during Open Studio on Tuesdays. A 12” x 18” copper pipe loom is available for use and/or purchase ($40). In addition, the tools, weft and warp you will need are available for purchase in the School Shoppe. All levels welcome.

Start Any Tuesday, Come for 5 Weeks. Your Choice.

TUESDAYS 10AM – 3PM

MINIMUM:1 MAXIMUM: 5

COST: $250 PLUS MATERIALS, $40 OPTIONAL LOOM PURCHASE

TAPESTRY TECHNIQUES

INSTRUCTOR: KIKI DEMBROW

DETAILS: This five-week class is for beginners, as well as those who have some experience but need a refresher or are ready to learn additional tips and techniques. Beginners will learn how to warp a loom, weave stripes, geometric shapes such as triangles and rectangles, create smooth curves and add colors. Advanced techniques such as hatching, weft interlock, pick and pick, and weft bundling, will be taught when students are ready. Class size is small and held during Open Studio. Class will meet every Wednesday for 5 weeks. A 12″ x 18″ copper pipe loom ($40) is available for use and/or purchase. The materials you need are available for purchase in the school shoppe. All levels welcome.

March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022

WEDNESDAYS, NOON – 5PM

MINIMUM: 2 MAXIMUM: 6

COST: $250 PLUS MATERIALS, $40 LOOM OPTIONAL PURCHASE

CLASSES– ONLINE

PROCREATE: SHARED LEARNING ONLINE

INSTRUCTOR: BETH SCARTH

DETAILS: Procreate is a drawing app for use on iPads with an Apple pencil. It is a helpful program for developing designs that can be used in many ways, including cartoons for weaving. A compatible iPad and Apple pencil are required. Unfortunately, the program is not available on other computers or operating systems.

This shared learning experience will be presented on Zoom at 1:00-2:30 beginning on April 4 and continuing each Monday until May 2 (5 sessions).

APRIL 4, 11, 18, 25, MAY 2, 2022

MONDAYS, 1:00-2:30PM

MINIMUM:3 MAXIMUM:8

COST:$50

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent Study is one-on-one instruction, online or in person. A contract details the focus. Instruction days and times will be determined by the student and instructor together.

Contact us at info@damascusfiberartsschool.org if you would like to explore this option but do not know who to ask about instruction.

COST: $25 PER HOUR

Our new website, with digital registration and payment options, is still being constructed. For now, to register or ask questions, please email us at damascusfiberartsschoolinfo@gmail.com. Your request will be answered by email.