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Adult Classes

Learn a new skill, or expand your knowledge on different fiber art forms in our Adult Classes!

From stitching, felting, dyeing, knitting, weaving, to rug hooking, wearable art, and other textile techniques, we have classes for beginners to advanced-level students.

New classes will be listed here as they are open for registration. To receive updates on the newest and latest classes and events, sign up here to receive our Textile Tuesday and Textiles on the Town e-newsletters with information on all of our program activities.

Adult classes are intended for ages 16+, unless otherwise specified.

If you encounter any issues registering for a class or want to be put on a waiting list for a SOLD OUT class, please contact the Shop at 612-436-0464.

Blackwork Class 2

COVID-19 precautions for in-person classes to help keep you safe while you learn:

  • Masks required
  • Tables 6 ft apart
  • Larger classroom space, smaller class capacity
  • Sanitization before and after every class
  • New ionization system in place for air purification
  • New smart classroom features in place, including large screen TV projections and overhead camera capture for detailed demonstrations

When visiting any public place during this pandemic, there’s always a risk of exposure to COVID-19. When visiting Textile Center, you voluntarily assume all risk knowing that COVID-19 is extremely contagious, and that for some people it can lead to severe illness and death. Please read before registering, and thank you for following Textile Center’s Safety Protocols.

Class Spotlight

To be put on a waiting list for a SOLD OUT class, please contact the Shop at 612-436-0464.

Digital Classes

June

Weaving as Collage
Wednesdays, June 16 and 23, 6 – 8 pm CDT
with Alonzo Pantoja

Interlace: Improvisational Quilting  NEW!
Wednesdays, June 16 – July 21, 1 – 3 pm CDT
with Laura Wennstrom

Modern Tapestry Weaving
Tuesdays, June 22 & 29, 1 – 3 pm CDT
with Ashley Kreisman

Ball Rolling for Happy, Healthy HandsSOLD OUT!
Thursday, June 24, 6 – 8 pm CDT
with Angela Kneale

July

Designing Patterns in Photoshop NEW!
Thursday, July 1, 1 – 4 pm CDT
with Katya Oicherman

 Design Theory
Tuesday, July 6, 6 – 9 pm CDT
with Sandra Brick

Intro to Coiling NEW!
Wednesdays, July 7 and 14, 6 – 9 pm CDT
with Alonzo Pantoja

Finding Gold in Wood Shavings NEW!
Thursday, July 8, 1 – 2:30 pm CDT
with Judy Saye-Willis

Ball Rolling for Happy, Healthy HandsJUST ADDED!
Thursday, July 15, 6 – 8 pm CDT
with Angela Kneale

Color Theory
Tuesday, July 20, 6 – 9 pm CDT
with Sandra Brick

Playful Creatures: Unique Stuffed Animals NEW!
Thursdays, July 22 and 29, 6 – 8 pm CDT
with Sophia Munic

Needle Felted LoonNEW!
Friday, July 23, 1 – 4 pm CDT
with Laura Berlage

August

Inks Made from Nature’s Gentle Colors NEW!
Wednesday, August 4, 1 – 3 pm CDT
with Judy Saye-Willis

In-person Classes

June

Get Started: Thermofax Screen PrintingJUST ADDED!
Tuesday, June 29, 6 – 8 pm
with Sandra Brick

Infinite World of Modular PlushiesJUST ADDED!
Wednesday, June 30, 6 – 9 pm
with Z Akhmetova

July

Silk ShadingTHREE SPOTS LEFT!
Wednesday, July 7, 6 – 9 pm
with James Morehouse

Nuno Felted Wall Hanging
Saturday, July 10, 10 am – 3:30 pm
with Leslie Granbeck

Intro to the Art of Hand Block PrintingTWO SPOTS LEFT!
Monday, July 12, 6 – 9 pm
with Katrina Ulrich

Bayeaux Beastie: 11th Century Couched and Laid Work
Tuesday, July 13, 1 – 4 pm
with Peg Deppe

Sewing Machine MaintenanceSOLD OUT!
Thursday, July 15, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Vionnet Spiral Dress NEW!
Monday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 21, 1 – 4 pm
with Ella Ramsey

Go-To Market Bag
Saturday, July 24, 9 am – 1 pm
with Kathleen Richert

Experiments in Sashiko
Tuesday, July 27, 6 – 9 pm
with Sandra Brick

Carry-All Basket NEW!
Tuesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 29, 11 am – 3 pm
with Debbie Johnson

Building an Embroidery Sketchbook: Foundational Stitches NEW!
Wednesday, July 28, 6 – 9 pm
with Kelsey McGregor

August

Intro to Joomchi Papers
Thursday, August 5, 10 am – 2 pm
with Karen Searle

Stitched Shibori
Saturday, August 7, 10 am – 3 pm
with Sandra Brick

Mastering Machine Tension
Tuesday, August 10, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Perfect Pants
Wednesdays, August 18 and 25, 6 – 9 pm
with Kathleen Richert

Free Motion Stitching
Tuesday, August 24, 1 – 4 pm
with Steve Pauling

Felted Grumpy Hedgehog PincushionNEW!
Tuesday, August 31, 6 – 9 pm
with Kaylyn Gerenz

Our call for Fall 2021 digital and in-person class proposals is open!

  • Priority consideration: May 10 – June 7, 2021

  • Final consideration: June 30, 2021

Apply here: Fall 2021 Application

Workshop teaching opportunities are an open application process, and geared toward 2 – 6 hour workshops and demos, delivered in-person or recorded at Textile Center, in Minneapolis, MN. These digital and in-person classes align with our mission of “honoring textile traditions, promoting excellence and innovation, and inspiring widespread participation in fiber art.”  

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a workshop idea, please feel free to call the Program team at 612-436-0464, or email Raye Cordes at rcordes@textilecentermn.org.

Materials Fees

Many classes include a materials fee to cover supplies provided by the instructor. These materials fees are listed on course registration pages and are payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Te see what specific materials are included in this fee, please click on the supply list for the class. Materials fees are not included in your class registration.

Supply Lists

Some classes also have a supply list of items that you need to bring to class. These supplies cover the basics AND specialty items required by the instructor to ensure you have the best possible experience in the class. Basics are things like scissors, paper and pencil for notes, an apron or appropriate garb for messy projects, and essential tools–like a working sewing machine for a sewing class!  Please download by clicking the link in the class description. The supply list will also be included in your confirmation email, sent by our staff about a week before the class convenes. You may also request that your supply list be sent via postal mail or email. Feel free to reach out to us if you have ANY questions about supplies!

COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Our current withdrawal and cancellation policies are in effect. However, if the refund deadline has passed and you are sick or do not want to attend class because you are concerned about health risk, we’d be happy to either provide a one-time full tuition transfer to another class for use by March 31, 2021. Please communicate any changes to Raye Cordes, rcordes@textilecentermn.org, before the start of the class to use this transfer option.

Withdrawals & Tuition Transfers:

In-person classes:

If your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop fee, minus a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center.

Digital classes:

Due to the nature of digital access to the classes and distribution of supplies, refunds will not be processed if you cancel your registration in less than 10 business days before the start of class.

If your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received  at least 10 business days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop payment, minus a $25 non-refundable processing fee.

 

Tuition transfers for both in-person and digital classes are treated like class withdrawals, and are charged a non-refundable $25 processing fee.

Cancellations

If minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline, we reserve the right to cancel any workshop. If we cancel for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Registration deadline will vary, but is generally one week before the start of the class.

Guest Teaching Artist Workshops

See individual workshop information for special cancellation policies. Generally, 50% refund available if withdrawn by the Earlybird deadline. Due to the scheduling nature of these classes and arrangements for instructors, no refunds are available after that.

Events and Trainings

Admission to special events, lectures, demos, and trainings is nonrefundable.

Register Early!

All classes have limited space available (8-12 students) and fill quickly. Please feel free to call and check on class availability before you send in your registration. We are not able to hold spaces without payment.

If the class you are interested in is full, we are generally able to take a waiting list for a class and will call you if a space opens up.

Inclement Weather

Please contact Textile Center at 612-436-0464 if you have concerns about inclement weather during the time of your class. If the class runs as scheduled and you do not attend, there will be no refund of any registration fees. If Textile Center cancels the class, we will contact each student as soon as a decision is made–at either the email or phone number on the registration–and do our best to reschedule the class for a different date. If you are unable to attend the new date, a full refund will be processed.

Join us with a commitment to renew, inspire, and grow your creative practice with a Guest Teaching Artist Class!

These 2 – 5 day classes, led by nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of textiles and fiberart, are just the ticket to introduce new ideas, build on old ones, and learn new fiber art skills in a supportive and rigorous learning environment! Instructors for Guest Teaching Artist classes are invited by Textile Center to lead these special workshops. For more information, contact Tracy Krumm, Director for Artistic Advancement at tkrumm@textilecentermn.org.

Learn more and view the current lineup here

INTERLACE programs for 55+ adults

INTERLACE classes are perfect for art lovers and makers, ages 55+, and geared to beginners. No previous fiber art experience required! Join our creative community, and bring your interest in learning a new skill in a supportive environment, taught by experienced Textile Center instructors. Classes are focused in a skill-building or idea-based topic area, where a learning cohort model builds relationships and community through engagement in the fiber arts!

Learn more here