Weaving, Rhythm, Sound: An Introduction to Weaving

July 23 - July 25, 2021

Weaving, Rhythm, Sound: An Introduction to Weaving


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $430
Material Fee: $40

Weaving is a sport of pace and timing, much like song. This introductory weaving workshop will incorporate rhythm and sound to give you the opportunity to engage with weaving through multiple senses. You will learn fundamental weaving techniques to be used in creating uniquely percussive fabrics that invite unconventional materials to play. Acoustic additions made of miscellaneous materials, provided by the instructor and you, will be embedded into patterned woven fabric grounds. Participants can expect to sample their compositions and find confidence in expressing themselves on the loom.

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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Alyssa Colon

Alyssa Colon is a textile artist and industrial designer making through her lens as a mixed-race Latina, post a PWI education from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is informed by cultural loss in diaspora, criticizes the phenomenon of assimilation, and expresses through material, form, and pattern, the desire to escape human identity altogether. She frequently employs waters as changing forces in her work; their forms or implications emerge as a portal into healing. Alyssa enjoys learning new kinds of making, mastery, and sharing culture through cuisine. She is currently the Fiber Studio Artist Fellow at Peters Valley.