UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS
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UAF FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

     The Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild UAF SCHOLARSHIP provides financial assistance to anyone interested in registering for a textile or fiber related class for credit. Applications are available at the UAF FOUNDATION OFFICE in Signers Hall and at the Weaving Studio, Rm. 219, Lathrop Bldg., 516 Second Avenue (452-7737). Mail application to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild (PO Box 73152, Fairbanks, AK 99707) prior to the beginning of the class, preferably one week in advance. Keep in mind that if the scholarship is not fully funded, you will have to provide for the difference.

ART 127 Introduction to Weaving is offered every semester.
ART 227 courses rotate each semester. UAF students can chose which topic to study.

ART 127: INTRODUCTION to WEAVING
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN I: Block Weaves Students choice as to the topic to study
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN II: Unit Weaves Students choice as to the topic to study
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN III: Lace Weaves Students choice as to the topic to study
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN IV: Twill Weaves Students choice as to the topic to study
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN V: R.A.G.S.& R.U.G.S. (Recycle All Great Stuff) Students choice as to the topic to study
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN VI: Fabric Experimentation Students choice as to the topic to study
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN VII: Fashion Fabric for Garments Students choice as to the topic to study
ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN VIII: DOUBLE WEAVE Students choice as to the topic to study

UAF TEXTILE COURSES

ART 127: INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING
                 Offered each Semester -- Spring and Fall (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30pm to 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: 452-7737
INSTRUCTOR: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of weaving taught through basic techniques and processes for tapestry and woven structures on four harness looms. Includes instruction in loom terminology and function, process of warping and threading, basic methods of pattern drafting and designing, planning color and texture in weaving. Class will be graded and require a sampler notebook.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Introduction to basic tapestry techniques for a small tapestry sampler. Learn process of making a warp, warping and threading the loom for three projects. Learn to read a draft, a tie-up and understand what happens when it is woven. Explore color, texture and pattern created by a wide variety of yarns. Study and weave a variety of woven structures on 6 threading patterns. Plan and design a warp for a final project, determining the number of threads, length and width of fabric.

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ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN I -- BLOCK WEAVES
                 Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)

CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: 452-7737
INSTRUCTOR: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will encourage exploration and experimentation with color, texture and patterns in a variety of structures where BLOCKS of pattern are created. Students will further refine techniques learned in ART 127 -- Introductory weaving and sample various BLOCK structures, expand basic fiber technology and color theory.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will warp and weave 5 to 7 samples of block weave structures which will include Overshot, Crackle, M & O's, Doubleweave, Rep, Figured Boundweave and Monk's Belt. They will design textiles for a variety of purposes, exploring the interrelationship of color, texture and pattern.
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

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ART 227 : WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN II --UNIT WEAVES
                
  Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: 452-7737
INSTRUCTOR: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course takes students beyond the basic threading drafts into block weaves where a specific group of threads acting together as a UNIT will weave pattern and background independently of each other. It encourages exploration and experimentation of color and pattern in each UNIT weave. Students will further refine techniques and theory developed in ART 147: Introduction to Weaving.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will warp and weave 5 to 7 handwoven samples of UNIT weave structures. They will use various unit weave structures (Doubleweave, Summer & Winter, Bronson Lace, Tied Overshot, Pique, Taquete, Double two tie (plaited twill))to design textiles for a variety of purposes, exploring the interrelationship of color, texture, and pattern. The final project will be to design and execute one of the above structures.
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

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ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN III -- LACE WEAVES
                  
  Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: 452-7737
INSTRUCTOR: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will introduce and explore loom controlled lace weaves (Huck, Swedish lace, Bronson lace, doup and bead leno and woven transparencies). Students will further refine techniques and theory developed in ART 127 -- Introductory Weaving. Prior knowledge of block and/or unit weaves, ART 227 -- Woven Design I & II, would be helpful, but not mandatory.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will explore samples of various lace weaves on 4 and 8 shaft looms and complete a final project in one of the techniques listed above. They will design profile drafts for lace weaves, develop an understanding of lace structure and explore the use of positive and negative space as design elements. They will examine the difference between loom controlled lace with hand manipulated lace techniques and embroidery.
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

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ART 227 : WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN IV -- TWILL WEAVES
                  
  Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will encourage exploration and experimentation with color, texture, and pattern in twill weaves. Students will further refine techniques learned in ART 127 -- Introductory Weaving, sample various twill and twill derivative weave structures, expand basic fiber technology and color theory.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will explore samples of various twill weaves on 4 and 8 shaft looms and complete a final project in one of the techniques listed below. They will design twill weaves, develop an understanding of the twill structure to design textiles for a variety of purposes, exploring the interrelationship of color, texture and pattern. Twill structures to be included are: Turned twill, Advancing, M's & W's, Snowflake, Shadow and Crackle.
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

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ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN V: R.A.G.S.(Recycle All Great Stuff) & RUGS
                  
  Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will encourage exploration and experimentation with color, texture and pattern in Rug structures utilizing traditional and non-traditional materials, recycled and unusual materials. Students will further refine techniques learned in ART 127 -- Introductory Weaving, sample various twill and twill derivative weave structures, expand basic fiber technology and color theory.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will explore samples of various loom controlled weaves on 4 and 8 shaft looms using new and recycled materials such as rags, film, plastic, nylon, paper, leather and fur. Students will explore traditional and contemporary uses of recycled materials. They will design and complete a final project utilizing techniques, materials and ideas developed in the samples to produce fabric, a rug, wall hanging, or item of their choosing. Students will also be required to produce a notebook of their samples and drafts.
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

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ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN VI: FABRIC EXPERIMENTATION
                  
  Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will build on the techniques learned in basic and intermediate weaving by further investigating woven structure and how it can be incorporated with painting, printing, and dyeing to result in a personal statement. Techniques to be covered are Ikat, Shibori using woven weft & warp resists, warp painting & printing, stamping, stenciling, brocade, and differential shrinkage through the use of different fibers. Dyes to be used will be indigo, inko and fiber reactive.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: The objective of this course is to plan and complete a comprehensive woven piece utilizing those techniques covered in class. Samplers will be woven of each technique to investigate what the techniques will do.
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

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ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN VII: FASHION FABRIC FOR GARMENTS
                    Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will build on the techniques learned in basic weaving by further investigating woven structures that create fabrics with a fine hand flexibility or heavy enough for vests, jackets or coats. (Fabric with texture and color, felted, printed or with a surface treatment) Sampling of woven structures to be investigated will be Lace, Honeycomb, Double weave, Crackle, Deflected warp & weft, Patterned weaves such as Summer & winter, Overshot. Garment Design, Pattern & Construction techniques will be covered.
OBJECTIVE: To plan and complete a comprehensive woven yardage length utilizing structures covered in class to create a garment of choice
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

ART 227: WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN VIII: DOUBLE WEAVE
                    Offered on rotating basis - see UAF catalog (3 cr. UAF)
CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: Weaving Studio, Rm 219, Lathrop Bldg. 516 2nd Ave.
STUDIO PHONE: Dannetta Wakefield, 457-4124. Office hours by appointment
FEES: $275 plus materials fee. A $75 UAF credit registration fee is payable to the University, while the class fee of $275 plus materials fee is payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild on the first night of class.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will build on the techniques to create multilayer fabrics on 4 & 8 shaft looms. Double weave, Double width, tubular fabrics with pattern and pick-up design..
OBJECTIVE: T o plan, design and complete several projects that will be doublewoven or multilayer.
PREREQUISITE: ART 127 or permission of the instructor.

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