All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Weaving is a pattern language. Starting with the simple over-and-under structure of plain weave, a nearly infinite world of patterns emerges, from dazzling twills to the dizzying undulations of Overshot. Learn how to think through patterns with computer aided drafting, using simple and free software to understand structures. You will be encouraged to explore patterns that surround us every day, looking to nature, to technology, to music, and other sources as inspiration for pattern drafts that you will then explore on the loom. While no computer aided-design experience is needed, you should have some experience with floor-loom weaving. Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $65
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, weaver, and educator. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dyeing, and stitch-work as they relate to broader concerns of language, histories of colonization, migrancy, ancient technology, and speculative futures. Interested in the ways transience and ephemerality are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge and experiences are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language or haptically by made things. Jovencio received his MFA in Fibers from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA with an emphasis on Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He regularly teaches at craft schools throughout the country and is currently Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon. He has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. www.jovenciodelapaz.org