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Crafts & Drafts: Weave with What You’ve Got with Jamie Boyle
July 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3-Hour Craft & Drafts Workshop
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Description: Weave with what you’ve got! With a party spirit, we will create looms out of ordinary, familiar, and maybe even nostalgic, objects. With a similar what’s-at-hand approach, we will turn other materials (ribbons, tapes, shoelaces, cables, who-knows-yet) into yarns to weave on our object-looms. This will be a way to create a found object assemblage sculpture while learning the basic function of a loom and some foundational ways to weave!
Materials: Students are encouraged to bring any objects with them that they would like to possibly incorporate into their work. Plenty of other materials will be available in the Studio.
Crafts & Drafts: Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Beer and lights snacks will be provided.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
COVID-19: In accordance with current CDC guidance – we are recommending all visitors wear a mask. Please note that the recommendation applies to teaching artists, resident artists, students and guests attending events taking place at CC.
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Jamie Boyle is an artist and weaving teacher who recently moved back to Pittsburgh after living for more than a decade in a studio apartment in Brooklyn, NY with a partner and two cats. She attended public school from grade school through graduate school. Her first weaving teacher was the artist Ann Hamilton, in whose studio Jamie worked for several years after completing her MFA in sculpture. Subsequently, Owyn Marisol Ruck, Kira Silver, Isa Rodrigues, Kelly Valetta, and Jose Picayo taught Jamie who to use a multi-harness floor loom as a tool for weaving. She has had the great honor of sharing her love of weaving with communities of learners at the Park slope Center for Successful Aging, the National Council of Jewish Women NY Lifetime Learning Center, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Textile Arts Center, among others. Jamie has participated in artist residencies at the Textile Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY); the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY); and through the SU-CASA program administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. Currently, she is an artist-in-residence in the fibers studio at Contemporary Craft.