Peters Valley School of Craft is located within the picturesque Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. This setting creates a unique opportunity for immersion learning. Nestled in the midst of the beauty are state of the art studios with workshops run by professional artists from around the globe. We are an inclusive creative community and welcome you to come explore your potential.
July 17-19, 2020
Get motivated and inspired to focus on weaving as a creative process by exploring a variety of materials. Inspired by the iconic artist and designer Anni Albers, this workshop will expand your vocabulary in the tactile language of weaving. You will create your own woven pieces on pre-warped looms, using a variety of techniques, beautiful yarns, and other materials.
Using images of texture from nature as a starting point, you will interpret the pictures into woven compositions. The instructors newly published book, Tactile Sensibility: A Weaving Workbook, will be the foundation for this learning journey at the loom.
Brittany Wittman McLaughlin approaches weaving through the lens of materiality. It is her medium for artistic expression. She teaches weaving as an art form and a way of healing and empowers artists to cultivate their ideas with an openness to a new creative process and sense of self-discovery through art making.
In 1997, she earned a B.S. in Textile Design from Philadelphia University and an MFA in Sculpture from The University of the Arts in 2004. She gained experience teaching at her alma mater and in 2016 she created The Weaving Workshop, an online community and art journal, where weavers share inspiration and motivation around their artistic process.
Peters Valley enriches lives through the learning, practice, and appreciation of fine crafts.