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Off-Loom Weaving

Class Details

What to Expect

Each class will begin by exploring a fiber-based artwork. The class will discuss the artist’s process and concepts, and then emulate the artist’s work by creating their own piece. Students will be given time in class to begin each artwork and may finish them outside of class time if desired.

Class Timeline

This class meets every Tuesday for 6 weeks from April 11 to May 16 at 6-8 pm.

  • Class 1: Experiment with finger weaving and crochet techniques to create individual fabric sculptures. Taking inspiration from Moon Worshiper by Tadek Beutlich.
  • Class 2: Hand stitching a Crazy Quilt square with needle and thread, after exploring quilts in the museum’s collection.
  • Class 3: Create a sculptural coiled basket using paper, glue, and staples. Inspired by Norma Minkowitz’s sculpture, Legs.
  • Class 4: Create a “fabric” using found objects, as seen in the practice of El Anatsui
  • Class 5: Sculpt forms using burlap, jute, and glue. Inspired by Magdelena Abakanowicz’s Standing Figure.
  • Class 6: Transform a common chair into a work of art using fibers materials. Inspired by Anton Alvarez’s The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool.

Materials

All materials are included in class pricing and will be provided to students on the first day of class.

Pricing

All materials are included in the price of the class.

  • Museum Friends: $290
  • Member: $305
  • Student: $305
  • Non-Member: $360

Learn more about the benefits of a DAM membership and the Museum Friends program.

About the Educator

Elizabeth Morisette is a Colorado artist focusing on the use of recycled and repurposed materials to provide new perspectives on everyday objects by recalling memory and nostalgia. She has exhibited her work nationally and has been featured in Glamour, Hyperallergic, and The Guardian. Morisette holds an MFA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is currently the Education Coordinator at the Museum of Art, Fort Collins.

Learn more at elmorisette.com.

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