Textile Art Summer Workshops

Summer Textile Workshops

Due to our move into the new Center for the Visual Arts, we aren't offering workshops in the summer of 2016. Please check back in spring 2017 for details on next summer's workshops.


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


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 resultant object will reveal a wonderful play of textural and colorful pattern.
Instructor: Lauren Mangeri, MFA, School of Art, KSU

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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