Textiles - Weaving: Picture and Pattern

Kent Blossom Art Intensives in Textiles

June 9 - 22, 2019

Resident Faculty – Janice Lessman-Moss

Visiting Artists – Samantha Bittman and Chinami Ricketts

 Chinami Ricketts, Brown Cotton Cross Kimono Yardage, indigo dyed and brown cotton, houndstooth, kasuri, 14" x 14 yards
Weaving: Picture and Pattern

New weave structures and techniques will be introduced during this two-week course with a focus on image making and developing a personal approach to color, pattern, and material. Participants will also create weavings using the unique resist dying technique of Japanese kasuri.

APPLICATION DEADLINE has been extended to May 17, 2019.

Samantha Bittman

The bold, patterned paintings of Samantha Bittman elevate the textured visuals of Op Art and geometric abstraction. Painstakingly layering acrylic paint over hand-woven textile, the artist creates intricate lines and shapes that toe the line between flat and three-dimensional surface. Distorting the perception of her viewers, the artist considers her handloom a means through which repetitive numerical data can be processed into visual patterns. Optically frenzied, and at times overwhelming, Bittman’s large-scale installation works often involve patterned wallpaper, transforming each space into a parallel world of stripes and shapes—and obscuring the traditional architecture of the room.

Chinami Ricketts

Chinami is a weaver who crafts traditional narrow-width yardage for kimono and obi using historical kasuri (ikat) techniques. After studying indigo dyeing in her native Tokushima, the center of indigo cultivation and processing in Japan, Chinami pursued an apprenticeship with Yumie Aoto, where she learned the kasuri and weaving techniques that form the foundation of her work today.


Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

College Credit Tuition - Tuition costs for each workshop are $1368 for 3 resident undergraduate credits, and $2100 for 4 resident graduate credits ($2454.00 non-resident undergraduate and $3916.00 non-resident graduate). 

APPLICATION DEADLINE Has Been Extended to May 17, 2019.


Images: Header: Samantha Bittman, Untitled (detail), acrylic and handwoven textile, 2017

Bottom:  Chinami Ricketts, Brown Cotton Cross Kimono Yardage, indigo dyed and brown cotton, houndstooth, kasuri, 14" x 14 yards