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SCHG Presents in April


Moving From Ideas to Worven Objects

With Michael Rohde

APRIL 8, 2017


Michael Rohde has been a member of our guild since 1991.  After pursuing dual careers in biochemistry and weaving, Michael left behind a job as director of a biotechnology research lab in 1998 to devote full time to his weaving.  Weaving has been a fervent activity since 1973.  Formal training in drawing, color and design came from the Alfred Glassel School of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.  Over the years, activities included lectures, workshop teaching, juror, show organizer and exhibitor in many local, national and international juried and invited shows. Recently work has been included in the US Department of State Art in Embassies Program, an exhibit at the American Craft Museum in NY, the invitational Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, From Lausanne to Beijing, houses for Nomades (a solo exhibit at the Janina Monkute-Marks Museum in Lithuania), an exhibition at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego and the permanent collections of the Mingei, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and Art Institute of Chicago.

PROGRAM AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  Over the years, Michael has woven many rugs and tapestries.  Sometimes the final product comes out of the weave structure, images he has seen in readings or travels, other textiles or suggestions from others.  In his presentation, Michael will show ways that one can take a source idea and turn it into a weaving, with projected images and a few physical weaving examples.

Following the morning lecture, there will be an afternoon workshop with its goal to explore how participants can take their ideas from concept to completion. Participants will bring ideas, inspirations, yarns or existing weaving drafts.  Michael with start with some practical examples and then the group together will work through each other’s ideas and the planning process together. 

Supplies:  Note taking materials.

Skill Level: All levels

Workshop Fee: No fee for full SCHG members; $25 for nonmembers. (There is no materials fee for this class).  Even though there is no fee for this workshop, please register so that we can get a count of the number of attendees.

To Register: Send payment in full with the form below to:
Diane Short, SCHG Program co-chair, 32902 Listie Ave., Acton CA  93510

To register print this form: PDF format.

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