Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Art 318 Weaving: Pattern & Structure

An introduction to the conceptual and technical aspects of weaving. Students will be introduced to hand-weaving on a floor loom and tapestry looms as a way to understand basic woven structures and how to utilize weaving to create color, pattern, and texture. Students will be assigned a series of samples and projects that incorporate dyeing and hand-manipulated techniques in addition to basic structures. Demonstrations, lectures, readings, and critiques will incorporate historic and contemporary textiles to provide a basic understanding of the possibilities of weaving in a fine art context. This course may be taken for credit twice.




Art 216 or instructor approval
  • Up one level
  • 300