Try this centuries-old art form in a whole new way with long-time weaver Suzanne Halvorson, whom past students describe as “excellent,” “inspiring,” “attentive and knowledgable.”
Suzanne writes, “Weaving is active meditation. This tapestry class will be taught on frame looms. I began my weaving life in a tapestry class at Valparaiso University in the early 1970’s. My first weaving teacher Nancy (Searles) Marsh says, ‘The main reason for frame looms is the reality of entering into both an historical, and present, art form. It seems a wonderful opportunity to learn how tapestry has been done for centuries.'”
Several tapestry techniques will be introduced during the course. Once basic techniques are practiced, students will be able to create unique tapestries inspired by the fundamental patterns learned during the class.
What will class time be like?
There will be Zoom class sessions, and plenty of time to practice weaving methods. We will ultimately be coming together to share what we design and weave in this new practice of tapestry weaving on frame looms.
When is class time?
Monday-Friday July 13-17, 2020 via Zoom from 9:45am-12:45pm (Pacific Time). There will be demonstrations at the beginning of the sessions. Most of the three-hour daily sessions will be time to practice the techniques on our own. Suzanne will remain available during this time to answer questions, similar to being in the studio working together.
What can I expect to create?
Participants will each finish a tapestry piece. Each piece will be the participant’s own design based on suggested project ideas.
What do I need for class?
Each student will be asked to purchase a stretcher frame (like the ones used for stretching canvas). Recommended size is 12″x22.”
For a $45 supply fee, Suzanne will send each student a tapestry kit with the necessary yarn and equipment to weave tapestry. The kit will include instructions on how to set up a frame loom and tapestry instruction handouts.
*If you are ordering your stretcher frame online, please place your order as soon as you can. Shipping times for art supplies have expanded considerably. In order to give Suzanne time to prepare and ship your supply kit to you, please register by 6/21.
Program Fee: Please discern what you can afford.
Sliding Scale: $275 – $175 – $75
While we recognize the importance of the practice of art, faith and community in our lives at all times, we are especially sensitive to offering opportunities now. You can decide your payment level.
$275 – If you have already registered for a summer program class, this is the amount you have paid as a deposit.
$275 – If you are newly registering, this is our Student and Supporter Fee.
$175 – Regular Program Fee
$75 – Reduced Fee/Partial Scholarship
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Online Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the program here.
July 12-18, 2020
Online terms and conditions: There are no refunds for online registrations, but they are transferable if you are unable to participate.
This class meets Monday through Friday, 9:45am – 12:45pm Pacific Time.
Date(s) - Jul 12, 2020 until Jul 18 2020