Last Updated: 11/11/2009
Faculty: Gail Tremblay visual arts
Major areas of study include weaving, needlework arts, basketry and felting, color theory, art history and criticism.
Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.
Prerequisites: English composition and courses in the arts, particularly in design and color theory, are recommended.
This program is designed to introduce students to movements in contemporary fiber arts and to techniques that will allow them to create works of art using a wide variety of materials and processes. Students will study techniques for weaving, felting, embroidery, needle arts and basketry. Students will weave a sampler on the four-harness loom and design and make three pieces of artwork each, as well as one collaborative project with other students. Projects must use or incorporate at least three different techniques we are studying. There will be lectures and films about the history of 20th-century fiber art. All students are expected to produce a research paper with illustrations and footnotes as well as a 10-minute slide presentation about the work of a contemporary fiber artist.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Special Expenses: Students can expect to spend $50 to $100 for materials and shop fees. There may also be additional expenses of $7 to $21 for museum entrance fees.
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in the visual arts and textile design.
Planning Units: Expressive Arts