Instructor: Bryana Bibbs
Saturday + Sunday, May 20, 21 |10–4pm
In this two day workshop, you will explore plain weave, rya and various tapestry techniques while using a variety of materials. We will focus on weavings from artists such as Sheila Hicks, Suzanne Tick, and Anni Albers. Each day we will explore different techniques, allowing you to walk away with a weaving of your own! It is encouraged that participants bring their own "non-traditional" materials such as jeans, tees, ties, fabrics, plastic bags, etc.
Bryana Bibbs is a Chicago-based textile artist and art educator who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work comes from her personal life, struggles with daily occurrences, the ultimate strive for comfort, and trying to figure out life one step at a time. She is the founder of “The We Were Never Alone Project - A Weaving Workshop for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence”, a 2021 - 2022 Chicago Artist Coalition HATCH Residency Artist, a Summer 2022 Lunder Institute for American Art Resident Fellow, an August 2022 Surf Point Foundation Resident Artist, and serves on the Surface Design Association’s Education Committee. Bryana’s work has been on view at The Evanston Art Center (Evanston, Illinois), ARC Gallery (Chicago, Illinois), The Bridgeport Art Center (Chicago, Illinois), The Wayback (Chicago, Illinois), Room482 (Brooklyn, New York), Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, Illinois), Robert T. Wright Community Art Gallery (Grayslake, Illinois), The Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Illinois), and Praxis Fiber Workshop (Cleveland, Ohio).