Textile Art Summer Workshops | Kent State University

Textile Art Summer Workshops

Summer Textile Workshops 2017



June 19 - June 22, 9:00am - 2:00 p.m. (includes 30 min lunch break)

Uniquely colored and patterned cloth has held great appeal throughout history! In this workshop you will have the opportunity to delve into a myriad of innovative techniques for transforming white cloth into brightly, or subtly colored fields of pattern and texture. Along with basic dying processes, including mixing of color, participants will explore numerous methods for patterning fabric before and after dyeing in the creation of unique cloth for art or function.
Instructor: Meaghan Reed, MFA, School of Art, KSU


June 19 - June 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm (includes 30 min lunch break)

The workshop provides an introduction to the distinctive technique of woven shibori to produce a unique cloth or wearable scarf!  With roots in ancient Japan, shibori has been creatively adapted to integrate with the weaving of patterned fabric on the loom. Combine the excitement of learning to weave on one of our multiple shaft floor looms followed by the application of a unique dye process. The resulting object will reveal a wonderful play of textural and colorful pattern.  
Instructor: Lauren Mangeri, MFA, School of Art, KSU

LOCATION:  Both workshops will be held at Kent State University (Kent campus) in our beautiful Textile Art studio in the new Center for the Visual Arts building.  Our state-of-the-art facility houses over 40 floor looms, including digital dobby and jacquard looms, and a spacious well-equipped dye lab.
Textile activity has always been cross generational!  These workshops are open to all interested individuals including high school students and community members!  

Surface Design: $250
Woven Shibori: $300 
This includes an instructional fee of $50 a day and a material fee of $50.00!  The $50.00 materials fee covers the cost of expendable supplies like dyes and fabric and/or yarn to complete the projects that you will take home.  

SPACE IS LIMITED!  Registration accepted on a first come first served basis.  Please submit registration form and payment by May 19, 2017.  No refunds are available.  (Participants must be 16 years or older unless accompanied by a parent/guardian who will also be a paid participant.)

EMAIL: Meaghan Milner Reed: mmilner@kent.edu or Lauren Mangeri: lmangeri@kent.edu

Please Note: If participants are under 16, a parent or guardian will need to accompany them as a paid participant. Every participant will be required to bring a hold harmless form with them on the first day of class (link below).  Checks should be made payable to: Kent State University School of Art. Registration forms and checks can be sent to:

Kent State University

School of Art

c/o Beth Renicker

P.O. Box 5190

Kent, OH 44242

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