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John Adams Campus - Tapestry, Weaving and Drawing
On view at the John Adams Campus Library through January 2006


Tapestry, Weaving and Drawing

Tapestry, weaving and drawing


Tapestry, weaving and drawing

Tapestry, weaving and Drawing

Tapestry, Weaving and Drawing

This exhibition of work from art classes taught at John Adams Campus represent offerings from two departments. Drawings and designs from students in the Studio 152 DSPS art classes taught by Carole Fitzgerald
intersect with textiles from two classes taught by Janice Sullivan through the Fashion department.

Work from the Tapestry class and the 'Art Weaving' or floor loom weaving class illustrates the different techniques and materials used to create beautiful patterns and designs in hangings, purses and scarves.

Drawings from the DSPS art classes were selected to complement the patterns of the weavings. Patterns of color and a paper doll/fashion project show two-dimensional weaving.

On display at John Adams Campus Library through January 2006


--Exhibition statement

Excerpt from City Currents Oct. 31--Nov. 6, 2005, p. 6

John Adams a Great Place to Weave

"The weaving students of instructor Janice Sullivan welcome you to an exhibit of their work at the John Adams Campus through the Fall semester. Drawings from DSPS art classes were selected to complement the patterns of the weavings. The textile pieces are from two classes. First, the tapestry class which is primarily a beginning class, but many students choose to continue studying after their first semester. Janice has many projects that the students can weave if they decide to continue a course of study.

Tapestry is a weft face weave structure that relies on color and pattern to depict a design. Most of the work here is executed in wool, the traditional fiber. The students learn Gobelin style (French) tapestry as well as Navaho style. All of the designs were created by the students. A few of the pieces are done in a technique called wedge weave which is a traditional Navaho style of weaving that produces “lightening” designs. Other pieces that are more contemporary are woven in the gobelin style.

The second class represented is a combined class of intermediate and advanced floor loom weavers. The classes are called “art weaving” and “expanded woven design.” These students work on looms that are capable of weaving many yards of cloth with very intricate patterns. They also work in a variety of fibers: wool, silk, cotton, rayon. Students incorporate surface design techniques on the woven cloth as well. That means that the cloth can be hand dyed, printed, or discharged (color removal) after weaving, or these techniques can be applied to the warp and/or weft before weaving. These practices enhance the cloth to create a richer, more complex surface."

 




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