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Winter 2018 CLASSES AT ABK

PLEASE NOTE: Our classes are offered through the Milwaukee Public Schools Division of Recreation and Community Services and listed in the Winter 2018 Recreation Guide on pages 65 & 66. 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 December 12th. Non-city residents may begin registering on December 19th. 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.

ADULT ENRICHMENT - Weaving and Fiber Arts, pp. 65 & 66 in the Winter Rec Guide:

 

Activity Code 3RAE6901
Section GS01
COLORFUL BASKETS: Easily learned & fun craft. Ready for Spring! Colorful reed baskets in various styles & color choices. Bring your own spring-type clothespins & a towel. A $15.00 (cash only) supply fee will be due to the instructor at the first class.
Instructor: Susan Leopold
Tuesday, February 27 - March 13, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
$35 Residents/$35 Non-residents/$31.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 3RAE6905
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- Beginners
Instructor: Susan Leopold
Monday, January 22 - March 12, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Section GS02- Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Susan Leopold
Monday, January 22 - March 12, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Section GS03
Instructor: Lynn Sbonik
Tuesday, January 23 - March 13, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Section GS04- Beginners Only!
Instructor: Judy Larsen
Wednesday, January 24 - February 21, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Section GS05- No beginners please! Only Int./Adv.
Instructor: Judy Larsen
Wednesday, January 24 - February 21, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Section GS06- No beginners please! Only Int./Adv.
Instructor: Sue Knorr
Saturday, January 20 - March 10, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Section GS07- Beginners Only!
Instructor: Sue Knorr
Saturday, January 20 - March 10, 8:30 - 11:00 AM

 

Activity Code 3RAE6902
Section GS01
MORE BASICS AND BEYOND: Intended for Weaving Basics & Beyond students who wish to extend their weaving time until the winter session ends to finish a project.
Instructor: Judy Larsen
Wednesday, February 21 - March 14, 9:00 - 11:30 AM
$35 Residents/$35 Non-residents/$31.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 3RAE6903
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, January 25 - March 15, 3:30 - 6:00 PM
$35 Residents/$35 Non-residents/$31.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 3RAE6904
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
Tuesday, January 23 - March 13, Noon - 3:00 PM (or as arranged with Director)
$49 Residents/$49 Non-residents/$44 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 3RAE6911
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, January 22 - March 12, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$34 Residents/$34 Non-residents/$30.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 3RAE6927
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) materials fee due to the teacher.
Instructor: Naomi Holthaus
Thursday, February 15, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$15 Residents/$15 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 3RAE6917
Section GS01
RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING: Dust off that rigid heddle loom and start weaving with it. Learn how to set up and warp your loom and discover the features of the various looms in class. Practice the best techniques for weaving while making a small sampler. Tips for project planning, a look at various weave structures, plus suggestions and resources for future projects will be included. Please bring your own rigid heddle loom, preferably with a 7.5 or 10 dpi reed, along with any other tools that might have come with it (such as warping peg, sleying hook, clamps, etc.), plus a notebook, pen, measuring tape and scissors. Prior weaving experience is helpful but not essential. Yarn requirements will be posted on the ABK website prior to the class.
Instructor: Sue Knorr
Thursday, February 22 - March 8, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents/$22.50 for ages 55 and up


Activity Code 3RAE6919
TAPESTRY WEAVING (Mini-tapestry workshops): 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 small piece and by looking at examples of how these techniques can be used in designing. Prior weaving required. Students must come with a 2- or 4-harness pre-warped loom. Contact ABK about loom rentals. Bring a lunch for our 1/2 hour lunch break. A $5.00 (cash only) supply fee is due at the beginning of class.
Instructor: Peggy MacArthur

Section GS01
Saturday, February 17, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents/$19.50 for ages 55 and up

Section GS02
Wednesday, March 14, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents/$19.50 for ages 55 and up

 

Activity Code 3RAE6928
BASKET IN A DAY: Learn to make a basket in this one-day workshop. Learn to start, to 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

Section GS01
Saturday, January 20, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents

Section GS02
Saturday, February 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 3RAE6932
Section GS01
INTRODUCTION TO WOODCUTS: Developed in the ninth century, woodcut printing is the oldest form of printmaking. Students will dive into the fundamentals of woodblock printing: from transferring a drawing onto the wood block, exploring varied carving techniques, and creating prints on paper and fabric. Materials will be provided. Participants should bring sketches or photographs to work from and any type of fabric they may want to print on. Bring a lunch for our 1/2 hour lunch break. A $20.00 (cash only) supply fee is due to instructor at the beginning of class.
Instructor: Katie Loughmiller
Saturday, February 24, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents

 

Activity Code 3RAE6933
Section GS01
WEFT-FACED (boundweave) RUGS: We will apply the basics of plain weave to understand and weave a sturdy and well crafted weft-faced rug. Starting with a sampler of wool and linen, we will refer to Collingwood's "The Techniques of Rug Weaving" as we concentrate on the techniques and details that will take us to the next step, planning and weaving a finely crafted rug. Materials: Linen and wool for the sampler will be provided for a fee of $25.00 (cash only) payable to instructor at first class.
Instructor: Lynn Sbonik
Thursday, January 25 - March 15, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
$25 Residents/$25 Non-residents

 

 

 

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