This course will introduce students to the potential of contemporary fibre arts practice through the exploration of fundamental elements of two-dimensional art and design including colour, texture, pattern, composition and content. A variety of fibre techniques and materials will be presented which may include: weaving, felt, papermaking, printing, dyeing, cloth construction, embroidery and mixed media. Students will be assigned several material and process-based projects that will allow them to develop ideas in the context of contemporary fibre art. Course content will be presented through studio projects, demonstrations, lectures, discussion and critiques.
Weaving I is a hands-on studio course with a focus on the application of fibre-specific skill to realize personal expression. Students are expected to actively engage with course materials and explore the potential of weaving in creative practice. Collaboration between colleagues is encouraged. Experimental approaches to weaving - both practically and conceptually - are most welcome.