Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workshop

July 23 - July 25, 2021

Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workshop


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

Get motivated and inspired to focus on weaving as a creative process by exploring a variety of materials. Inspired by the iconic artist and designer Anni Albers, this workshop will expand your vocabulary in the tactile language of weaving. You will create your own woven pieces on pre-warped looms, using a variety of techniques, beautiful yarns, and other materials. Using images of texture from nature as a starting point, you will interpret the pictures into woven compositions. The instructors’ newly published book,Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workbook, will be the foundation for this learning journey at 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



Brittany Wittman McLaughlin

Brittany Wittman McLaughlin approaches weaving through the lens of materiality. It is her medium for artistic expression. She teaches weaving as an art form and a way of healing and empowers artists to cultivate their ideas with an openness to a new creative process and sense of self-discovery through art making. In 1997, she earned a B.S. in Textile Design from Philadelphia University and an MFA in Sculpture from The University of the Arts in 2004. She gained experience teaching at her alma mater and in 2016 she created The Weaving Workshop, an online community and art journal, where weavers share inspiration and motivation around their artistic process.

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