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.
For more information please contact the Art Advisor, Alison Gates.