VISUAL ART Textiles and Weaving by ctj41530


									VISUAL ART: Textiles and Weaving

Ms. Gilliland Tech 340

Weaving and Textiles

Coursework is graded using this rubric or four characteristics:

Creativity *Technique*Production*Problem Solving
Participation @ 20% of the grade.

Semester 1

     Bookmark- 2 Harness Loom
     Cardboard Loom- Bag
     Tapestry on Cardboard- Bag
     Basic Sewing
     Basic Braiding- 3 Strand
     Loom Repair
     Peruvian Finger Weaving
     4- No Harness (Alternative Procees) Loom- Dressing the Loom
     4- Harness Mini Loom- Dressing the Loom
     Woven Scarf- Large/ Long
     Advanced Braiding- 4 Strand Braid

Semester 2

     Layout Warp for 4- Harness Loom
     Basketmaking- Plate or Bowl with Lid
     Experimenting with Pattern- Table Loom
     Shoelaces/ The Inkle Loom
     Weaving the 4- Harness Loom for Patternmaking and Design

My Textiles and Weaving class is a two semester course requiring the
completion of at least one other visual art course (level I or II) as a pre- requisite.
Students enrolling must have the ability to stay on task and problem solve while
working independently (since this class runs at the same time the teacher is
instructing a different class ). Additionally, you are required to come to
conference at least one time per week to receive the instruction you will need in
order to work on the projects!

Weaving allows you to make many kinds of woven articles combining different
textures and a variety of fibers or even wire in order to produce your piece. Over
the course of the class you will work developing patterns and color mixing so that
your projects become more complicated as you become more technically and
visually skilled. Finish work- that is your approach to finishing the edges and
ends, requires patience and attention to detail but most certainly will provide a
way for you to think “outside the box” and to be inventive as you create unique

Lesson plans include studying books and diagrams in order to figure out how
different looms work, braiding, cardboard looms, spinning, 2- harness looms,
loom repair, basket making, tapestry or “picturesque” weaving such as scenes or
characters and 4- harness looms.

I have personally made art since my childhood. As for school, I graduated in
three years from Sahuaro High School with an art scholarship to the University of
Arizona . I changed my scholarship award so I could go to Pima Community
College first. That worked great for me since I received two different lab assistant
positions there. One position was in Ceramics and the other was in Printmaking. I
studied Ceramics, Drawing, Printmaking, Jewelry and Weaving at Pima then I
transferred to the U of A. When I was at the University of Arizona I majored in
Drawing and Painting, earned three different art scholarships, and completed my
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986.


Grades are generally based on completing specific work during each class which
allows you to earn six points. Therefore the three day per week schedule makes
the weekly total worth eighteen points. Keep in mind that every point has a high
value because our point scale is so low.

Some projects are weighted more heavily than others meaning some weeks will
have a higher point value than others!

Projects are graded on five components or elements that you need to consider
when you produce your pieces-

• Creativity/ Inventiveness

• Technique

• Production

• Problem solving/ Risk

• Participation

• Each of the five grading components is worth 20% or one- fifth of the total
number of points for the project.

• Use conference time to complete any work you need to turn in to me by the due

• Participating properly during each class is one of the five components for your
grade. I expect you to be very well- behaved and hard working.

• Proper participation is worth 20% or one- fifth of your grade (see rules).


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