Structure & Image: Computer Jacquard Weaving
Instructor: Stacy Speyer
OAK / TEXT–113/ 10 sessions
Prerequisite: basic knowledge of Photoshop and experience working on Mac computers
$20 materials fee payable at registration
June 7-19, Fri./Sat./Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Mon./Wed., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
This intensive workshop explores how the myriad of patterns possible on a computer-controlled loom can transform drawings, photographic imagery, and text into the structure of a piece of fabric.
The first week of the workshop introduces students to Pointcarré Computer Jacquard Weaving software, how to import images from Photoshop, and weave samples on the TC-1 computerized jacquard loom. During the second week, each class begins with instruction followed by open studio, allowing each student time to weave. The class also discusses the history of Jacquard fabrics and look at contemporary works created with computerized Jacquard.
Limit: 8 students; one student per computer. Bring to first class: paper and pen for note-taking and a USB stick to save files developed in class.
This one-unit course may be combined with two other one-unit courses to satisfy a studio slective.
Stacy Speyer is an artist curious about structure. For over a decade she explored lines in space through her large-scale installations made of dyed and woven sewing thread. Experiments through a variety of mediums, ranging from natural materials to digital imagery, have led to a series of geometric structures and an Artist in Residence at the SF Exploratorium. Ms. Speyer’s work has been exhibited nationally and is represented in private collections. BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, CCA.
Oakland campus, Ralls 201
Office Hours: Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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