Weaving Structure & Image 1

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Weaving is an ancient and fundamental process used through out the world to produce clothing, shelter, ritual items, and objects of self-expression. In this intensive hands-on class students learn the basic techniques of cloth weaving and explore the ways in which this medium can be used to express personal content and conceptual meaning. This class specifically focuses on the interplay of structure and image in the woven surface. Unlike the applied imagery achieved through painting or printing, the interaction of multiple threads allows for a structural approach to imagery that can produce subtle, yet visceral results. Techniques include image-making techniques: hand-painted warps, pick-up, double cloth, and woven structures for dimensional surfaces. Students learn to create innovative weave structures using the computer design program, WeaveMaker Pro.