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Fall 2017 CLASSES AT ABK

PLEASE NOTE: Our classes are offered through the Milwaukee Public Schools Division of Recreation and Community Services and listed in the Fall 2017 Recreation Guide on pages 43 & 44. The Guides are mailed to all City of Milwaukee households and can also be found in all public libraries in the Milwaukee area. Here's a link to the online Guide. All City of Milwaukee residents may begin registering August 2nd. Non-city residents may begin registering on August 9th. Registration continues through one week before your class begins if there are still spaces available. To guarantee a space, please register early! Registrations may be faxed, dropped off at Vliet St. or you may register online with a credit card at www.milwaukeerecreation.net. You may also register at the Weaving Center the day of the first class; however, it is always a good idea to phone us at (414) 267-5771 to make sure there are still openings in the class you want. See p. 2 of the Recreation Guide for further instructions. There is a Registration Form on page 3. (There are corrections to the information in the Fall Rec Guide. All corrections will appear in red on this page.)

ADULT ENRICHMENT - Weaving and Fiber Arts, p. 43 & 44 in the Fall Rec Guide:

Activity Code 2RAE6905
WEAVING BASICS & BEYOND: Beginners will learn to warp the loom and weave a sampler of patterns. Weavers beyond beginning level continue the learning process with a project of choice. Fee does not include materials purchased from us. An $8 (cash only) sampler fee is payable only by beginners to instructor at the first class.
$54 Residents/$54 Non-residents/$48.50 for ages 55 and up

GAENSLEN SCHOOL

Section GS01- No beginners! Only int./adv.
Instructor: Susan Leopold
Monday, September 25 - November 13, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Section GS02 -
Instructor: Lynn Sbonik
Tuesday, September 19 - November 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Section GS03
Instructor: Lynn Sbonik
Thursday, September 21 - November 9, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Section GS06- Beginners Only!
Instructor: Judy Larsen
Wednesday, October 4- November 1, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Section GS07- No beginners please! Only int./adv.
Instructor: Judy Larsen
Wednesday, October 4 - November 1, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Section GS08-
Instructor: Sue Knorr
Saturday, September 30 - November 18, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

 

Activity Code 2RAE6903
Section GS01
NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S KNITTING: Learn to knit and make cool contemporary accessories with your first project! This group includes continuing students and beginners.
Instructor: MaryLee Knowlton
Thursday, September 28 - November 16, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
$35 Residents/$35 Non-residents/$31.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 2RAE6904
Section GS01
OPEN STUDIO FOR EXPERIENCED WEAVERS - Int./Adv.: No instructor. Enjoy the camaraderie of studio weaving. For those who wish to weave away from home. Fees are for use of our studio space and equipment. If you register for this class, please phone the Weaving Center at 267-5771 to arrange a meeting time with the Director to set up your space.
Instructor: NONE
Monday, September 25 - November 13, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$49 Residents/$49 Non-residents/$44 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 2RAE6929
Section GS01
BATIK: Have you seen or ever been inspired by traditional Indonesian and African Batik patterns? Are you ready to use your custom designs with traditional methods of Batik dyeing? Batik is an ancient art form using wax resist dyeing on natural fabric fibers. Used for centuries in Egypt, Asia and Africa, now it's your turn to learn these complex (yet simplified for this class) techniques. Together we will create harmony between fabric, dye and wax using your design on a T-shirt or fabric piece of your choosing. Please bring: a sketched pattern, logo or hand-rendered design in black and white (strong lines, photocopied or hand drawn), silk scarves or natural fabrics, or a pre-washed/dry cotton shirt to experiment on. A $20.00 (cash only) supply fee is due to the instructor at class.
Instructor: Magin Razo
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
$15 Residents/$15 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 2RAE6931
SHIBORI NAPKINS: In this class we will be using linen napkins to fold and create simple or intricate patterns using traditional Shibori methods of resist dyeing. Indigo dye and beet dye will be used for a classic Japanese aesthetic. Set your table with Shibori dyed napkins, gift them to a friend, or just have fun experimenting using various shapes and natural dyes. You are welcome to bring additional natural fabrics to experiment on (pre washed) and random wooden pieces or other binding items. A $20.00 (cash only) supply fee is due to the instructor at the class. Supply cost includes 6 - 20" x 20" linen napkins. Class limit is 10.
Instructor: Magin Razo

Section GS01
Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
$15 Residents/$15 Non-residents

Section GS02
Tuesday, November 14, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
$15 Residents/$15 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 2RAE6915
Section GS01
DREAM CATCHERS: Iktomi the spider described the web of the dream catcher: "the web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center. Use the web to reach your goals, make good use of dreams and visions. If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will catch your good dreams and the bad ones will go through the hole in the center of the web and disappear." Dream catchers of twigs, sinew and feathers have been woven since ancient times by Ojibwa people. In this class we will learn to create dream catchers of traditional materials as well as experiment using other objects and materials to create non-traditional variations. Materials will be provided for the first class only. Thereafter, students are encouraged to bring in their own materials for experimentation in the remaining sessions.
Instructor: Peggy MacArthur
Wednesday, October 25 - November 8, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents/$22.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 2RAE6919
Section GS01
TAPESTRY WEAVING: Tapestry weaving is the ideal way to create visual impact using the warp as your canvas and yarn as your paint. We will learn basic techniques to build on by weaving a sampler and by looking at examples of how these techniques can be used in designing. As tapestry is a slow process, you will be encouraged to work on your projects at home between classes. It is preferable for students to bring a table loom or rigid heddle loom to class. There may be a few tapestry frame looms available for rental at the Weaving Center. You can also build a frame loom to use in class. We will post a supply list with instructions for building a frame loom with a link HERE, one month prior to the class.
Instructor: Peggy MacArthur
Thursday, September 28 - November 16, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$54 Residents/$54 Non-residents/$48.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 2RAE6911
Section GS01
BOBBIN LACE: Bobbin lace is a form of weaving that dates back to the 16th Century. Beginners will learn how to wind the bobbins (warp), the 3 basic stitches, and learn to read a pattern. Continuing students will work on their own projects. All supplies furnished.
Instructor: Naomi Holthaus
Monday, September 25 - November 13, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$35 Residents/$35 Non-residents/$31.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 2RAE6922
Section GS01
SILK DYEING WORKSHOP: Choose your patterns and create beautiful silk scarves. Bring rubber gloves, a small hand towel, a couple of sturdy zip-locked plastic bags and a small bucket to carry them in. A $15.00 (cash only) supply fee is due to instructor at the class.
Instructor: Susan Leopold
Thursday, November 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
$20 Residents/$20 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 2RAE0925
Section GS01
WET FELTED LAMINATE (NUN0) SCARF: Learn how to make a laminate or nuno felted scarf--or come and make another one. You will decorate a hand-dyed silk chiffon scarf with wisps of merino wool and then wet felt them very gently together. The result is a super light, beautiful scarf with amazing texture. The finished scarf length will be about 5 feet long. If you wish to make it appear longer, you may bring yarn pieces to extend it. Participants must have some physical endurance. No felting experience necessary. Please bring: a sponge, an old bath towel, a produce-sized plastic bag and a lunch. The instructor will provide hand-dyed silk scarves, merino wool, soap, and all other felting tools and materials. A $15.00 (cash only) supply fee will be due to the instructor at class.
Instructor: Jan Falk
Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM- 3:00 PM
$20 Residents/$20 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 2RAE6926
Section GS01
INKLE WEAVING: Inkle band weaving is fun, portable and addictive! Learn how to use your inkle loom--basic techniques, making heddles, reading and designing patterns, warping the loom, and using the shuttle. Examples of inkle loom projects will be shown to inspire! Students must bring their own inkle loom and a belt shuttle OR contact the ABK Weaving Center in advance for loom rental information. A supplies list will be posted to this website with a link HERE before the class begins. A $5.00 (cash only) supply fee will be due to the instructor at the first class.
Instructor: Sue Knorr
Wednesday, October 18 - November 1, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents/$22.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 2RAE6927
Section GS01
DROP SPIN: Have you ever wanted to try to make your own yarn? Learn the techniques of spinning yarn with a drop spindle. If you have a drop spindle, please bring it. Wool roving will be provided. There is a $5.00 (cash only) supply fee due to the instructor at class.
Instructor: Naomi Holthaus
Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$15 Residents/$15 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 2RAE6928
Section GS01
BASKET IN A DAY: Learn to make a basket in this one-day workshop. Learn to start, weave, and then finish the top edge of a traditional wicker basket made of round reed. Bring a lunch for our 1/2 hour lunch break. A $15.00 (cash only) supply fee is due at the beginning of class.
Instructor: Robin Leenhouts
Wednesday, November 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents/$22.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 2RAE6921
Section GS01
WEAVE A SCARF: Learn to calculate yardage, warp your loom and weave a patterned or textured scarf. A supply list will be posted to this website with a link HERE before the class begins. Bring all supplies to the first class. (There is no supply fee for this class.)
Instructor: Charlotte Erdmann
Wednesday, October 11 - November 8, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
$30 Residents/$30 Non-residents/$27.00 for ages 55 and up

 

Fall 2013 WHI infomation box text box link to the WHI website

 

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For more information about the Alice Bertschy Kadish Memorial Weaving Center at Gaenslen School, call (414) 267-5771