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6 Week | Fibers: Mixed Media Frame Loom Weaving

All Dates and Times for 6 Week | Fibers: Mixed Media Frame Loom Weaving
Date Start Time End Time
Jan 17, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Jan 24, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Jan 31, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Feb 07, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Feb 14, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Feb 21, 2024 1:30 PM 3:30 PM

Class Description:

In this class, students will explore an affordable, accessible, and experimental method to weave small hanging pieces. First, students will learn how to make their own basic frame looms using a wooden picture frame and nails. Then, they will learn how to set up their loom and do a basic plain weave. Finally, students will have the opportunity to experiment with mixed media materials and techniques in their weaving process with the guidance of an instructor to help them explore.

What to Expect:

During class time students will first explore the Thread Studio on the 6th floor of the Martin building. Then, students will follow step-by-step instructions on how to make a frame loom by driving nails into the front of a wooden frame. This will include a decent amount of hammering so students will be physically exerting themselves but, the instructor will be around and able to help anyone who needs assistance. After looms are created, students will follow step-by-step guided instructions to set up their looms and prepare to weave. Then, they will follow guided instructions to learn how to achieve a basic plain weave on their loom using a needle and yarn. After this process, the class will become less guided and more experimental. Ideas on how to incorporate unexpected or alternative materials will be introduced, and the students will have time to experiment adding these to their own weaving pieces. Participants will then follow guided instruction to take their weaving off the loom and finish the ends. Students will aim to create one finished piece, but if for any reason they are unable to finish during class time informational materials will be provided to complete their weaving at home.

Timeline:

Class 1: Class introduction. Frame Loom discussion. Visit to Thread Studio.

Class 2: Build frame looms.

Class 3: Plain weave with various types and sizes of yarn.

Class 4: Introduction to mixed media materials and ideas on how to incorporate them into a weaving. Class 5: Work day – complete weavings.

Class 6: Take weavings off the loom, learn how to finish the ends of the weaving, and share work if time allows.

Class Make-up Day Policy:

If a class or workshop needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather or teacher illness, a “make-up” day will be scheduled on a FRIDAY or SATURDAY as the educator’s schedule allows.

Materials:

Students will purchase their own materials and should expect to spend $20-60. A materials list will be sent to student prior to the class start date.

Educator:

Mak Tucker is an artist living in Denver, CO. With an interest in texture, presence, bodies, blood, goop, grime and beauty, Mak uses fibers techniques and materials as a base to create two dimensional and three dimensional mixed media artwork. Mak graduated from Colorado State University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Art History and Art with a concentration in Fibers. Mak currently works as a Creative Engagement Associate at the Denver Art Museum and hopes to help make engaging with and creating art more accessible to all.

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