This is a beginner level class where participants learn to weave on a loom from start to finish. The workshop will teach how to interpret a memory into a small tapestry using found materials and various techniques to achieve different textures. We will think differently about materials, work abstractly using a loom, and process a memory through art.
A brief clip of a demonstration during the virtual workshop. This clip does not have audio.
Participants in the March 2022 workshop received a materials kit. They were age 20-54 and capture a collection of diverse history in Minnesota. Once the tapestries were completed they were installed in a hybrid exhibition. Visit the virtual Weave A Memory Exhibition.
My teaching style during the workshop encouraged curiosity, experimentation with materials, and connection to community. I facilitated a brave space for participants to share memories amongst each other and fully explore their weavings by encouraging questions and open communication. We started by exploring tapestries that told stories throughout art history and from various countries. This led us to modern, abstract weavings and techniques.
Acknowledgements: This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.