Tactile Sensibility: Weaving Compositions

August 30 - September 1, 2024

Tactile Sensibility: Weaving Compositions

$590.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $540
Material Fee: $50

This workshop is designed to motivate and inspire you to focus on weaving as a creative process and increase your sensitivity to the perception of touch – our tactile sense – through experimentation with structure and surface. Inspired by the work and writings of the iconic artist and designer Anni Albers, this workshop experience will expand your vocabulary in the language of weaving. Using photographs as a starting point, you will interpret images into woven compositions using a variety of materials consciously selected to illustrate and evoke sensibility and emotion. Using the tactile language of textiles, this artistic pursuit is a purely creative exercise – to engage in weaving as a practice of meditation and explore a variety of techniques, materials, textures, and colors. Participants will use the instructor’s recently published book, Tactile Sensibility, A Weaving Workbook, as a foundation for this learning journey at the loom. At the completion of the workshop, the process of weaving beautiful compositions using your own creative muse will be demystified and your approach to the loom will be transformed.

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

Brittany Wittman

Brittany Wittman approaches weaving through the lens of spirituality and teaches it as an art form and a way of healing. She encourages makers to cultivate their ideas with an openness to new creative processes and sense of self-discovery through art making. During the Summer of 1996, she was the weaving studio assistant at Peters Valley School of Craft. In 1997, she earned a B.S. in Textile Design from Philadelphia University, in 1999 was the weaving studio assistant at Haystack Mountain School of Craft; and she earned her MFA in Sculpture from The University of the Arts in 2004. She also 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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