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

These 2 – 5 day classes 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!

Join us as we begin to unfold the 2022 and 2023 line up of classes and keep an eye on this page and our Textiles on the Town newsletter for added classes!


COVID Vaccinations are required of ALL student participants. To upload proof of vaccination, click HERE. Masks are required in the building, to keep it safe for all.

We are closely following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health.  Future program additions and any changes will be announced on this page and in our Textiles on the Town newsletter!

Step up your textile game with our national and international Guest Teaching Artists — right here in MN!

These artist educators are highly regarded in the field of textiles and fiber for their artistic achievements and excellence as educators. Textile Center welcomes all creatives and wannabees to try something new or push the boundaries of what you already know by participating in an immersive experience with an expert in the field.

Click on any workshop title below for information and registration for that workshop. New additions to this incredible roster will be posted frequently, and first announced through our weekly Textile Tuesday and our bi-weekly Textiles on the Town E-newsletters. Sign up at the bottom of the homepage of our website or call us at 612-436-0464.

Cancellation and refund policies are included on each class registration page. Generally, 50% refund available if withdrawn by the Earlybird deadline, or two weeks prior to the start of class if there is no Earlybird rate. Due to the scheduling nature of these classes and arrangements for instructors, no refunds are available after that.


(Header photo by July 2022 Guest Teaching Artist Hale Ekinci)

JOIN US for a special workshop with HALE EKINCI in July

Join us in welcoming Hale Ekinci – featured in the current CONTINUUM exhibition – and the return of our Guest Teaching Artist Program in this action-packed, three-day workshop! Participants will be guided through a range of techniques used to create mixed media works with and on textiles, including photo transfer, embroidery, and painting. Starting with brainstorming and reflection, work to conceptualize your ideas into compositions. After learning how to transfer photos onto fabric, embroidery, painting, and collage will be used to engage in visually composing with fabric and found materials. Conceptual topics addressed throughout the creative process include story telling through memory, identity, patterns, and their symbolic meaning.

For our out of town guests, we have lodging and accommodations available right down the street, and the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport just a 15-20 minute drive away, or at the Prospect Park light rail stop (no car necessary)!

Our official hotel sponsor, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, is just one block from Textile Center at 2812 University Ave SE, and offers a preferred nightly rate of 15% off the room rate for Textile Center patrons (any room). This rate includes wifi, free hot breakfast, nightly parking, fitness center, indoor pool, and shuttle to and from Textile Center. To receive this rate, book online here.