Upcoming Textile Workshops 2015
The Color Paradigm: Understanding Color Relationships
Saturday January 17, 2015
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ( vegetarian lunch included.)
How do you know if a color will “go” with another color? What will you get if you blend the two? What do words like “value,” “hue,” “tone,” “shade,” and “tint” mean? This workshop will provide you with answers and a solid framework of knowledge. We will paint a color wheel, learn how to identify the relative value of any color by using a value chart, and walk through some exercises that will open your eyes to new ways of seeing.
This popular workshop is a Chicago Weaving School tradition.
Weavers and non-weavers may also wish to put this new knowledge to work by joining us for Part II the following day. (See below.)
To register for The Color Paradigm, email email@example.com.
The Color Paradigm Part II: The Adventures of Weaving with Color
Sunday January 18, 2015 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
(Can’t make it Sunday? Your time on the loom can also be scheduled throughout the month of February. Email Natalie for time offerings.)
On day two, we will take this new knowledge to the looms. You will weave a color and value gamp on a beautifully pre-warped loom that contains the full spectrum of colors and several, (not fifty,) shades of gray. Leave with a gorgeous reference cloth and a first-hand understanding of how colors mix together in weaving. This class comes with additional handouts that specifically address how types of yarn and weave structures affect color in weaving. Come join us and boost your color confidence.
To register for The Color Paradigm Part II: The Adventures of Weaving With Color, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It Starts with Play and Leads to Vision: Opening up the Design Process for Weavers
Friday – Sunday, February 6, 7, and 8, 2015
This is a fun and eye-opening workshop to tap into the creative spirit that resides in each one of us. We’ll get inspiration from artists who share examples of their creative process, learn about the Bauhaus weavers and design exercises, and experiment with different approaches such as texture studies, inspiration boards, watercolor sketches, and yarn wrapping to come up with original designs to weave. There will be plenty of time to warp and weave some of these ideas over the course of this three-day workshop.
Walk Backwards to Move Forward: Reverse Drafting
Friday, March 20, 2015
9AM to 5PM
You will feel like a superhero when you know how to look at a drawdown or piece of woven cloth and determine the number of harnesses, threading, tie-up, and treadling required to produce it! Like all theory classes at The Chicago Weaving School, this will be taught with kindness, clarity, and patience. We will break it down into small steps and provide plenty of practice opportunities.
Block Translations: Getting of the Hang of Profile Drafts
Friday – Sunday, April 10, 11, 12, 2015
10AM to 5PM
Class Description will be posted soon.