AAFG 2024-25 Workshops

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Dimensional Weaving [3-Day In-Person]
Martina Celerin
Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2024 9am-5pm
Monday, October 14, 2024 9am-1pm
Gladwin Center (4105 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103)
Member Fee: $215

Nonmember Fee: $240
Discover a new technique to take your weaving to the next dimension with this inventive, immersive 2-1/2 day workshop. Martina will show you how she incorporates objects, textures, and shapes into the canvas to create fantastic 3D tapestries. Her work focuses on creating pristine places and idyllic impressions using discarded and unwanted things — so get ready to weave your own happy place out of your stash! 

Felt Bird Pods [In-Person]
Dawn Edwards
Sunday, November 10, 2024 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gladwin Center (4105 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103)
Member Fee: $105
Nonmember Fee: $130
Enjoy a fun day of wet-felting as you create a felt bird pod for the feathered friends in your yard. Since the bird pod will be made of naturally water-repellant wool, you can watch it last through the seasons hanging in your tree. Small birds such as wrens, nuthatches, and chickadees will use them for shelter and/or nesting. This is a great introduction to wet felting, employing the same techniques used in making hats, bags, and slippers — transforming flat felt pieces into three-dimensional objects.

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One Warp, Many Structures: Explorations in Extended Parallel Threading [3-Day Zoom] 
Denise Kovnat

Three Saturdays: February 22, March 1, and March 8, 2025
Member Fee: $160
Nonmember Fee: $185
As Marian Stubenitsky has shown in her book, Weaving with Echo and Iris, extended parallel threadings offer endless possibilities. In this workshop, designed for advanced beginners and beyond, you will begin with your loom dressed in a two-color warp on a parallel threading. (Drafts will be provided about 6 weeks beforehand.) Working with a variety of tie-ups and treadlings, you will weave a series of designs in Echo, Jin (Turned Taqueté), Shadow Weave, Rep, and doubleweave. The takeaway is a sampler of colorful patterns and a broader, deeper understanding of the potential for extended parallel threadings and how to design them. For 4-shaft to 32-shaft looms.

“Encaustic Exploration” [In-Person]
Taina Mantey
Sunday, April 13, 2025
Ann Flora’s Studio (500 E Cummins, Tecumseh, MI 49286)
Member Fee: $120
Nonmember Fee: $145
A multidisciplinary artist and teacher at the Adrian Center for the Arts, Taina will help add a new technique to your fiber toolbox. Experiment with layering and locking in different materials with encaustic to create a mixed media masterpiece. This imaginative workshop will give you room to play with different materials, colors, and textures to create surprising new effects.

Local artist Taina Mantey uses her life experiences as the inspiration for some of her artwork, especially her paintings. She has been a resident member of the Adrian Center for the Arts since its founding in 2015. She has taught art in Lenawee County for over three decades, teaching both elementary and high school art courses the Britton Deerfield school district.

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