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In Studio with Oolite: Exploring Textile Art – Weaving

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Exploring Textile Art investigates a wide range of textile processes, tools, and materials in relation to the contemporary discourse surrounding Fibers and Material Studies.

Each hands-on workshop will cover a different technique, such as Weaving, Needlepoint (Bargello), Macrame, and Block Print on Fabric, providing participants the opportunity to learn about specific qualities and behavior of a variety of materials along with encouraging participants to think creatively about everyday life, examine their work, design and contemporary art through critical thinking.

Emphasis is placed on material exploration as well as developing an awareness of the conceptual framework. The class structure is based on studio practice alongside lectures where participants will study the works of contemporary artists and observe the historical use of fibers in relation to the projects created in this class.

The weaving workshop is an introduction to learning the basic techniques on a handheld board loom. Pre-Columbian textile lecture will be presented to give historical context. Besides the weaving steps, participants will also learn about different yarns and their uses, finishing techniques (how to end weaving after it’s taken off the loom), and ideas for future creations. You will weave a wall hanging piece to take home with you!

Works will be assessed through group critiques and self evaluation. No experience necessary. Open to all levels. All materials are included in the fee.


March 6
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Oolite Arts
924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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