2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Fiber Arts

Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 quarters

Gail Tremblay visual arts, creative writing, poetry
Fields of Study
visual arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
weaving, needlework arts, basketry and felting, color theory, art history and criticism, visual arts and textile design.
English Composition (or equivilent college-level writing course) is required. Courses in design, color theory, and art 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. Over twenty weeks, students will study techniques for weaving, warp dyeing for ikat 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 each quarter. 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 each quarter as well as a 10-minute slide presentation about the work of a contemporary fiber artist.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Off Campus Location
We will take at least two field trips, one each quarter to attend exhibits of fiber works and textile arts, and two field trips to collect supplies and materials.
Special Expenses
Between $50 and $150 for yarn, fleece, fabric, embroidery floss, and other materials, and museum entrance on field trips.
Research Possibilities
Students will be required to do research on one fiber artist whose work inspires them in fall quarter and a particular type or school of fiber arts in winter quarter.
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