Weaving, Computer Drafting & Pattern Design

July 9 - July 13, 2021

Weaving, Computer Drafting & Pattern Design


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $65

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.

Level: Advanced 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



Jovencio de la Paz

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.

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