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!
Our Guest Teaching Artists are highly regarded artist educators in the field of textiles and fiber for their artistic achievements and excellence as educators. Textile Center welcomes creatives of all levels 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.
Join an upcoming Guest Teaching Artist Workshop!
Conjuring a Winter Rainbow
January 19 – 21, 10 am – 4 pm • Sasha Duerr
Join renowned natural dyer, artist, and educator Sasha Duerr for a 3-day Guest Teaching Artist workshop to create local and seasonal color with evergreens and other January dye ingredients. Deepen your engagement with working with plant-based hues and experience the awe that can be found with creating color from everyday ingredients.
Register by November 27, 2023, to receive the EARLY BIRD rate.
Save the date! 2024 Guest Teaching Artist Workshops
Check back for new additions and registration links.
Porfirio Gutierrez, March 2024
Nicole Frost, April 2024
Lynda Maynard, May 8-11, 2024
Atsushi Futatsuya, June 28-30, 2024
Lidia Amanda Lopez De Lopez, July 2024
Flóra Carlile-Kovács, August 2024
Cookie Washington, September 2024
Lily Hope, October 2024
Cancellation and refund policies are included on each class registration page. Generally, 50% refund available if withdrawn by the Earlybird deadline.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.
Different from our core adult classes, Guest Teaching Artist workshops need to reach a minimum number of participants well in advance of the workshop date in order for the workshop to run.
If you are interested in participating in a Guest Teaching Artist workshop, do not delay in registering and make sure you “CLAIM YOUR SPOT” as soon as possible!
Please note that because the Guest Teaching Artist workshops are structured differently from our regular adult classes, they have a different withdrawal policy.
INFO FOR OUT-OF-TOWN VISITORS:
Traveling from out of town? We have lodging and accommodations available right down the street!
The Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport just a 15-20 minute drive away, and Textile Center is also located steps from 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.
Enjoy the vibrancy of the Twin Cities during your stay! Here are a couple of resources to help you make the most of your time here:
View our incredible lineup of past Guest Teaching Artists:
Design Camp: Improv Piecing for Abstract Quilts
April 2023 • with Pat Pauly
Artist Pat Pauly taught this intensive workshop on improvisational piecing (sewing) as the base for composing contemporary works. Participants in this workshop built a set complete with insets, windows, thin lines, breaks, shifts and curves—all the tools of improvisational quilting. Then, they broke apart the set to focus on design and composition, and rearranged (with a few added tricks) the parts to create an entirely new piece.
The Creative Sketchbook
May 2023 • with Susan Moss
Artist Susan Moss taught a class on how an active sketchbook and journaling practice can enhance creative process and artistic growth. Students learned strategies for a sketchbook practice that is low risk, non-evaluative, and exploratory. They worked with varied materials – gouache, colored brush pens, markers, water soluble pencils – and responded to a range of mark-making and writing prompts.
Adire to Indigo: Resist-Dyeing in the Yoruba Tradition
June 2023 • with Gasali Onireke Adeyemo
In a 4-day workshop, artist Gasali Onireke Adeyemo shared his knowledge of surface design and dyeing from his native Osun State, Nigeria. Participants learned the complete adire process, from preparing the cassava resist paste to painting and stenciling with traditional Yoruba patterns to dyeing adire cloth with indigo.
Piecework: Exploring Personal Narrative with Collage and Encaustic
July 2023 • with Susan Stover
Join Guest Teaching Artist Susan Stover for an exploration of personal narrative through the mediums of collage and encaustic. Whether you have a story to tell or want to dig deeper into your own artistic motivations, explore how the pieces of our histories come together to influence how we work and what we create. Using fabric and paper, make your own collage materials to embed into encaustic.
August 2023 • with Kiranada Benjamin
Join Kiranada Sterling Benjamin for a professional workshop on the ancient art of Japanese resist painting and dyeing known as rozome. With roots in 8th-century Japan, the art of rozome appears on everything from scrolls to standing screens to kimonos, and has been dazzling fiber artists abroad for the last fifty years. Participants will learn eight different wax techniques in addition to four different dyeing techniques utilized by master rozome artists.
Traditional Kimono Making
September 2023 • with Tsuyo Onodera & Maki Aizawa
Join Master Kimono Maker Tsuyo Onodera and her daughter, artist Maki Aizawa, as they lead a special 4-day kimono-making workshop. Tsuyo and Maki will lead participants through the art of traditional kimono making from selecting and pinning the tanmono fabric to sewing your very own obi and casual summer kimono known as yukata. Explore the history of traditional kimono-making including discussion of kimono layout, construction, size, and pattern alignment.