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OPEN STUDIOS: Beginning Weaving with Lisa Spayde

This event is free and open to the public as part of Pro Arts' Open Studios. Space and materials are limited, so please arrive on time if you would like to participate. 

Many arts and crafts these days involve a lot of readymade expensive materials and tools. In this class we will discuss how we can use recycled materials like cardboard, denim, and found items to make this age old craft more accessible to people today. 

In Beginning Weaving you will learn how to warp your cardboard loom, a few basic stitches of woven tapestry including plain weave and fringe, and finishing technique. 

Cardboard looms, tools, and fiber will be provided but please feel free to bring material, yarn, or found items such as feathers or straw to include in your tapestries

Lisa Spayde is a Northern California based fiber artist. Having grown up along the sandy shores of San Diego, she is inspired by her native landscapes of rich golden hills and the ever changing California coast. Lisa uses traditional tapestry techniques, along with foraged and repurposed materials, to create texture in her weavings. Lisa currently teaches beginning weaving classes in Sonoma County and Oakland.

Pro Arts is an Oakland-based organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities.

We champion new art practices and emerging forms of cultural production through an institutional platform which fosters collaboration and the cross-pollination of ideas. We support contemporary artists directly through exhibitions, commissions, residency programs, research, satellite projects, digital platforms and publications. Annually we exhibit over 550 artists, conduct over 700 art education programs for youth, and reach an audience of over 72,000.

Founded in 1974 as the Alameda County Neighborhood Arts Program, for more than 40 years Pro Arts has contributed significantly to the infrastructure of a thriving artist community and brought visibility to thousands of artists in the Oakland/Bay Area.

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