Learn the Skills of Fiber Artistry!

Scroll to see current workshop and weekly offerings across both adult and youth series. Depending on the class selection, artwork will either be functional (i.e., coasters) or decorative (i.e. woven wall hanging). Long term classes and full day workshops offer students the opportunity to explore more than one project.

Don’t feel like traveling to a class or workshop? Well, we’ve got some options for you! Gather your friends or family for a “Weave and Wine” at your home or host a “Fibers and Fun” birthday party for your child. Both types of events are held at your home and projects can be tailored to your own preferences. See below for more details.

 
 
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“Fibertastic Art” weekly series (ages 11-15)

WHEN: Class runs 7 weeks, from 4/22/19 through 6/10/19 (no class 5/27/19)

WHERE: Essex Art Center, 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA

WHAT: In this class students will explore a variety of fiber based art including radial design weaving, tapestry weaving and macrame techniques. You can expect artwork to be colorful, textural and abstract and include other items such as bookmarks, coasters or dreamcatchers. Some projects will introduce a mixed media approach using colored markers, everyday objects and textile accessories. Come learn more about fiber arts in this creative and fun environment as we explore this highly tactile art form together. 

Class instruction and materials, $135.

Register at Essex Art Center here.

 
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“Introduction to modern weaving” Half day workshop (Adult)

WHEN: 5/6/19, 10-1pm * ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

WHERE: Essex Art Center, 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA

WHAT: Learn how to weave your own mini modern tapestry as we explore a variety of techniques using a frame lap loom and unique, luxury fibers. You will complete your own woven wall hanging full of texture and color and leave with the knowledge and resources to continue on your weaving pursuits. Be prepared to tap into your inner creativity with the captivating art of weaving.

Class instruction and materials, $40.

Register at Essex Art Center here.

 
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“fiber frenzy” full day workshop (ages 6-10)

WHEN: 4/19/19, 9-3pm * ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!

WHERE: Essex Art Center, 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA

WHAT: In this one day workshop, students will explore a variety of fiber art techniques. Projects may include creation of a dream catcher, radial design weaving and other fiber art accessories for the home. Let’s play with fibers and create colorful artwork!

Class instruction and materials, $70.

Register at Essex Art Center here.

 
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“weave + wine” Girls Night in!

WHEN: Offered every Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday evening, 6-9pm

WHERE: Your home, within a 30 mile radius from Andover, MA.

WHAT: Have you always wanted to learn how to weave? Been curious about my process? Or maybe you’d just like to learn a new art form. Well, grab some friends for an evening hosted in your home to laugh, learn and create together. All materials and on site instruction are included in this group priced session.

Class instruction and materials, $275 for evening, up to 6 students. Each additional student, $30.

To schedule your event or inquire about farther locations, please message here.

 
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CERAMIC + FIBER RADIAL WEAVING

WHEN: Offered every Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday evening, 6-9pm

WHERE: Your home, within a 30 mile radius from Andover, MA.

WHAT: Invite friends or family to your home to host a unique art experience! Radial weaving is beautiful, therapeutic and simple to learn. Each student will receive a gorgeous handmade ceramic loom and several luxury fibers to create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for their home. All materials and on site instruction are included in this group priced session.

Class instruction and materials, $375 for the evening, up to 6 students. Each additional student, $40.

To schedule your event or inquire about farther locations, please message here.

 
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“fibers + Fun” children’s birthday party

WHEN: Offered every Saturday or Sunday, 90 minute event

WHERE: Your home, within a 30 mile radius from Andover, MA.

WHAT: Celebrate your child’s birthday or other milestone with this unique addition to their special party! Each student will design, create and take home their own whimsical dream catcher. We’ll play fun games, read books on creativity and make fabulous art while the birthday girl or boy takes pride in their own special gift handmade by the group. Appropriate for children ages 7-12.

Class instruction and materials, $250 for the event, up to 10 students. Each additional student, $15.

To schedule your event or inquire about farther locations, please message here.

The intermediate weaving workshop far exceeded my expectations! I learned many new techniques to elevate my weaving abilities and make more sophisticated pieces. Kara really is a master weaver and an extremely attentive and patient teacher. Learning from her is both informative and inspiring!
— Clare