Take all 3 foundation classes and earn a Certificate of Completion, or take foundation or specialty courses a la carte with instructor permission for foundation II, III.
- Intro to Weaving and Textiles I
- Intro to Weaving and Textiles II
- Intro to Weaving and Textiles III
Classes include blended I, II, III classes for intermediate and advanced levels.
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Lab time included in Weaving Studio upon request.
Learn the art of Textiles and Weaving in Atlanta at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center! Browse our available Textiles and Weaving classes online today.
Weaving classes which meet once a week on Tuesdays are comprised of students at all levels of weaving experience. Within each class, we have students working at all three levels of classes. Every quarter, a new overall topic for all levels will be discussed and projects will be based on that topic except for students in their first Beginner I class.
Weaving and Textiles for Beginners
Beginner I, II, III classes are an introduction to weaving and the basics of the floor loom. Students in their first class will weave a simple project, e.g. a hand towel or scarf in cotton. Students may continue to sign up for these classes weaving smaller projects in the overall topic of the quarter with close supervision from our teachers. In these classes, yarn will be provided by Callanwolde.
Weaving and Textiles for Intermediate Students
In Intermediate I, II, III classes, students will weave projects based on the quarter’s topic. Students typically come in with an idea of what they want to weave and teachers will help in the execution of their ideas including providing guidance in the selection of size, yarn, structure, and finishing. Students will begin to use yarns of various fibers and fineness. Students will provide their own yarn.
Weaving and Textiles for Advanced Artists
In Advanced I, II, III classes, students will closely study the topic of the quarter and design and execute their own projects with guidance from teachers as needed.
Meet the Directors of Textiles and Weaving
Lynn Pollard‘s first degree was earned at Duke University in English and psychology and included a year of studio art. She learned to weave through the guild system in this country and continued her textile education at Georgia Tech earning a Bachelor of Textile Engineering degree with highest honors. She has exhibited internationally and won numerous awards. Her teaching has been in the fiber program at Georgia State University, the John C Campbell Folk School, the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, local craft centers, and her guild. She is currently weaving her first overshot coverlet for the exhibit Fold/Unfold.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.
About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.
Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.