Experimental Weaving on Informal Looms
Participants will construct a simple cardboard loom and enjoy weaving on it. Students will learn how to warp the loom and will weave with a combination of traditional and experimental materials using several basic stitches. Everyone will be able to keep the loom they create.
Emma Royer is a visual artist known for her work in fiber, printmaking and artist books. Her recent works use the time and labor-intensive processes of knitting, weaving and sewing as metaphors to explore the delicate, intimate and imperfect texture of our ordinary experience. Emma finds great joy in sharing her knowledge, skills and passions with both youth and adults. Royer has worked as an artist and educator for several local organizations including North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Art Center, the Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Center for Wooden Boats and Islandwood.
Emma has been honored with a Clowes Foundation Fellowship, a 4Culture Individual Artist Project Award, the Dana and Tori Ann Rust Memorial Fellowship from the Museum of Northwest Art and the Art Bridge Fellowship from Pratt Fine Art Center. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Jentel Foundation in Sheridan, Wyoming in 2016 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2012. Emma has exhibited at numerous institutions including the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, the Bellevue Art Museum and Gallery4Culture in Seattle, WA. Her artwork is in private and public collections including University of New Mexico Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis Special Collections Library, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and John Hancock. Emma earned an MFA from the University of New Mexico, an M.Ed from the University of Washington and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Find out more about Emma on her website: https://emmajanelevitt.com and see her most recent work on Instagram @emmaroyer.art.
Date & Time: May 7, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Fees: $40 (clock hours included)