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Fiber Education Resource List

Fiberarts is pleased to offer this educational resource for those who wish to learn more about creating with fiber of furthering their fiber education. (You might also check Handwoven's Weaving Classes for additional opportunities.)

Please add your fiber art programs, workshops, conferences, and classes to this listing by filling out the Fiber Education Submission Form. Programs will be added on an ongoing basis.

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ILLINOIS
       

Augustana College
Mailing Address: 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 794-7490 / Fax: (309) 794-7659 / Email: rowenschussheim@augustana.edu
Website: www.augustana.edu
Contact: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson

   

  • Type of Program(s): College Undergrad
  • Type of Degree(s): BA
  • Teachers/Instructors: Rowen Schussheim-Anderson, Megan Quinn, Peter Xiao
  • Program Description: Art major in liberal arts college; Fiber classes include Loom Weaving, Fabric Design, Fiber Sculpture, Advanced Fibers, Studio Art of Africa, Art of the Americas; also Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking
   

Eastern Illinois University
Mailing Address: 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920
Street Address: Art Department, , SO
Phone: (217) 581-3410 / Email: sgbraun@eiu.edu
Website: www.eiu.edu/~art
Contact: Suzan G. Braun

   

  • Type of Program(s): College Undergrad, College Graduate
  • Type of Degree(s): BA, MA
  • Teachers/Instructors: Professor Suzan G. Braun
  • Program Description: The weaving program is for beginning through graduate students. The students learn basic weaving techniques on floor looms. They can explore their own creativity as well as learn the basic weaving techniques.
   

Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Mailing Address: 6N158 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: (630) 584-9443 / Email: publicrelations@fineline.org
Website: www.fineline.org
Contact: Adam Robersmith

   

  • Type of Program(s): Arts & Crafts School
  • Type of Degree(s): Non-Credit Classes/Workshops
  • Teachers/Instructors: Heather Winslow: Weaving, Spinning, Handknitting, Construction; Dagmar Klos: Dyeing, Surface Design; Connie Bliezner: Frame Knitting; Cindy Malovany: Weaving; Robin Schoenburg: Construction, Tatting; Lynn Caldwell: Weaving, Braiding; Laura Kochevar: Felting; Adam Robersmith: Hand Knitting
  • Program Description: The Fine Line holds classes in a wide range of fiber and textile arts, including spinning, weaving, hand and frame knitting, crochet, felting, tatting, dyeing, braiding, and construction with fabric. Our faculty includes practicing artists and nationally known instructors who bring enthusiasm and encouragement to our classes.
   

Lillstreet Art Center
Mailing Address: 4401 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 769-4226 / Email: julia@lillstreet.com
Contact: Camille Canales

   

  • Type of Program(s): Arts & Crafts School
  • Type of Degree(s): Non-Credit Classes/Workshops
  • Teachers/Instructors: Camille Canales; Rachel Walker; Akemi Nakano Cohn; Pamela Feldman; Jessica Harrod; Rebecca Ringquist; Heather Bella; Sarah Nishiura
  • Program Description: The Lillstreet Art Center Textiles Department includes classes in dyeing, printing, sewing, embroidery, felt making, and more. All classes include open studio in a positive, relaxing environment.
   

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Mailing Address: 37 S. Wabash , Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 899-5166 / Email: awilson@saic.edu; ctarko@saic.edu
Website: www.saic.edu/degrees_resources/departments/fiber/index.html#portfolio
Contact: Anne Wilson + Christine Tarkowski

   

  • Type of Program(s): College Undergrad, College Graduate
  • Type of Degree(s): BFA, MFA
  • Teachers/Instructors: Jerry Bleem, Marianne Fairbank, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Amy Honchell, Joan Livingstone, Christy Matson, Ellen Rothenberg, Christine Tarkowski, Fraser Taylor, Anne Wilson
  • Program Description: We are a conceptually driven art department that honors material traditions in printed, woven, and constructed textiles. We are one of the largest fiber departments in the U.S., offering a full range of undergraduate courses as well an interdisciplinary graduate program. We believe in fiber and material studies within an expanded field of contemporary art.
   

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Mailing Address: 1620 W. Nelson St., Chicago, IL 60657
Street Address: SAIC Fashion Department, 36 S. Wabash, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (773) 975-5959 / Email: erados@saic.edu
Website: www.saic.edu

   

  • Type of Program(s): College Undergrad
  • Type of Degree(s): BFA
  • Teachers/Instructors: Eia Radosavljevic
  • Program Description: SAIC's Fashion Design Program includes five millinery courses per year available to matriculating students as electives in the degree program, as well as to non-matriculating students when space is available.
   

The Chicago Weaving School
Mailing Address: 4268 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (773) 490-0602 / Email: natalie@chicagoweavingschool.com
Website: www.chicagoweavingschool.com
Contact: Natalie Boyett

   

  • Type of Program(s): Arts & Crafts School
  • Type of Degree(s): Non-Credit Classes/Workshops
  • Teachers/Instructors: Natalie Boyett, MFA; Judith Querciagrossa-Danaher
  • Program Description: Ongoing classes for adult weaving on four and eight-harness looms as well as 16 harness AVL dobby loom. Ikat, shibori,card weaving, backstrap weaving, and basketry classes also available.
   

The Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Mailing Address: 6N158 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175
Phone: (630) 584-9443 / Email: info@fineline.org
Website: www.fineline.org
Contact: Adam Robersmith

   

  • Type of Program(s): Arts & Crafts School
  • Type of Degree(s): Non-Credit Classes/Workshops
  • Teachers/Instructors: Heather Winslow: Weaving, Spinning, Handknitting, Construction; Dagmar Klos: Dyeing, Surface Design; Connie Bliezner: Frame Knitting; Cindy Malovany: Weaving; Robin Schoenburg: Construction, Tatting; Lynn Caldwell: Weaving, Braiding; Laura Kochevar: Felting; Adam Robersmith: Hand Knitting
  • Program Description: The Fine Line holds classes in a wide range of fiber and textile arts, including spinning, weaving, hand and frame knitting, crochet, felting, tatting, dyeing, surface design, braiding, and construction with fabric. Our faculty includes practicing artists and nationally known instructors who bring enthusiasm and encouragement to our classes.
   
 

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