The fibers/textiles program includes technical instruction
in all aspects of fabric construction, manipulation,
and surface design. Equipment and facilities support
fabric dyeing, felting, papermaking, hand-loom weaving,
piece-work, embellishment, and combined media. The program
curriculum emphasizes mastering traditional craft techniques,
and then applying those methods to create contemporary
art objects that speak beyond technical expertise. Students
are encouraged to explore the use of Fibers and Textiles
in making work addressing personal philosophy, intellectual
concepts and individual views on greater world issues.
The coursework supports the UW Green Bay idea of interdisciplinary
learning; a student may encounter such broad and varied
subject matter as the science of dyes, fiber identification,
textile history, encoded social messages in clothing,
stain biology, or sericulture.