Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

May 6 - May 7, 2023

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

$440.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $375
Material Fee: $65

Have you ever wanted to learn weaving, but didn’t know where to start? This class is the perfect way to get introduced to the process and the medium. Come learn the basics of tapestry weaving from drafting a design, to warping the frame loom, to learning a variety of weaving techniques, to finishing off your piece. Jessie will also provide presentations on tapestry weaving which includes some of its history, and additional inspiration. Furthermore, she will provide resources for you to source weaving materials, and talk about the possibilities of color, texture, structure, and form. You will leave this class with the skills to make your own wall-hanging or “woven drawing”. This workshop is inspired by Jessie’s 100 day weaving challenge, where she created one “Woven Drawing” a day for 100 days in a row, and will also support you in preparing to create a practice of drawing with your loom, where you might commit to a challenge of making one woven work a day for 7 days.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Jessie Mordine Young

Jessie Mordine Young is a Brooklyn-based artist who researches, writes about, curates, makes and teaches textile art. In one of her more recent bodies of work, she embarked on a project of creating daily artworks, which she calls “woven drawings” or “thread sketches.” These pieces directly connect to her experiences in nature, where color and texture become tangible references to memory. Jessie is a graduate (2021) from the Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She received her BFA in 2015 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a dual degree in Art History and Studio Art in Fiber and Material Studies. She is a part-time lecturer/faculty in the MFA Textiles Program and the Interior Design program at Parsons School of Design.

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