Textiles/Fibers Area



Textiles/Fibers studios are spacious and well stocked with the equipment and materials necessary to produce high quality work. Surface design courses explore a variety of screen-printing techniques (cut-paper stencils, photo processes, thermofax, polychromatic, etc.) as well as mechanical and paste resist-dye methods. Quilt and construction techniques are combined with hand-dyed fabrics. Repeat pattern is more fully developed in the rendering course.  Weaving courses explore both multi-shaft textile construction and image based weaver-controlled skills. Courses in Fiber Forms focus on three-dimensional construction processes (basketry, feltmaking, knit, crochet, knotting, twining, plaiting, etc.).


The Textiles/Fibers faculty strive to create a supportive studio environment in which all students can develop the strongest work possible. Students are encouraged to find their personal interest and focus whether they are interested in creating artwork or producing designs for the textile industry.
 

Studio space is provided to seniors and graduate students working primarily in textiles.


Textiles/Fibers Courses
TD 130 Introduction to Weaving
Specifically for students with limited or no previous experience. Application to art and design principles to four-harness loom structures. Emphasis on the use of color and texture in loom controlled and weaver controlled techniques. Counts only as a studio elective or general elective for a B.F.A. in Art or Design. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 133 Introduction to Fibers
Studio exploration of fibers as an art and design form. Techniques include dyeing, spinning yarn, soft sculpture, embellishment, crochet. Open to all university students. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 177 First Year Seminar: ______
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Textile Design. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 300 Special Topics in Textiles/Fibers: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 313 Fiber Forms
Studio exploration of fibers as an art form. Techniques include feltmaking, papermaking, basketry, and dyeing. Prerequisite: ART 101, and ART 130 or ART 133. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Mahoney, Whitney
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 517 - LAWRENCE
3 17888
TD 314 Introduction to Weaving
Application of art and design principles to four-harness loom structures. Emphasis on the use of color and texture in loom controlled and weaver controlled techniques. Prerequisite: ART 101, and ART 130 or ART 133. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 315 Textile Handprinting and Resist Processes
Fundamentals of resist and dye techniques on textiles: batik, tie-dye, discharge, and direct application. Prerequisite: ART 101, and ART 130 or ART 133. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Shell, Marissa
TR 06:30-09:20 PM CHAL 520 - LAWRENCE
3 19062
TD 316 Screenprinting Textiles
Design problems in textile printing with emphasis on screenprinting and photo techniques. Prerequisite: ART 101, and ART 130 or ART 133. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Mary
TR 08:30-11:30 AM CHAL 520 - LAWRENCE
3 22334
TD 401 Weave Structures
Continuation of TD 314. Research and analysis of multiple-harness weave structures. Weave drafts. Design problems to develop the use of color, form, and surface in simple and compound weaves. Prerequisite: TD 314. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Brackett, David
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 520 - LAWRENCE
3 14059
TD 402 Techniques in Weaving
Development of individual art and design concepts in relation to woven structures and/or forms. Emphasis on weaver-controlled techniques used to create images and composition. Prerequisite: TD 314. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 403 Intermediate Textile Printing
Individual problems in textile printing and dyeing processes. Prerequisite: TD 316. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Jordan, Mary
TR 08:30-11:30 AM CHAL 520 - LAWRENCE
3 26847
TD 404 Surface Design
Textile pattern design for art and/or industry. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Visual Art or Design, or permission of the instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 414 Experimental Concepts in Weaving
Experimentation with resist dyeing, painted warps and/or "Fiber Forms" techniques in woven structures. Individual research and development of thematic concepts. Prerequisite: TD 313, and TD 301 or TD 302. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 500 Advanced Special Topics in Textiles/Fibers: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Textiles/Fibers courses, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 503 Advanced Surface Design/Screenprinting
Directed study of advanced surface design and screenprinting methods. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: TD 403. IND.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 504 History of Textiles, Lecture
Study of historical textiles, their design development, and the techniques employed. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 506 Advanced Fiber Forms
Directed study of three-dimensional and off-loom methods and techniques. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: TD 313. IND.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Mahoney, Whitney
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 517 - LAWRENCE
1-6 18429
TD 514 Advanced Techniques in Weaving
Directed study of advanced loom-controlled and weaver-controlled methods. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: TD 401 and TD 402. IND.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Brackett, David
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 520 - LAWRENCE
1-6 18431
TD 515 Advanced Textiles/Fibers I
Development of individual direction in textiles based on experience, research, and skills acquired in preceding courses; capstone experience. Prerequisite: Twenty-four credits in Textiles/Fibers and consent of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Brackett, David
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 522 - LAWRENCE
3-6 14060
TD 520 Advanced Textiles/Fibers II
Continuation of TD 515, capstone experience. Prerequisite: TD 515. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Brackett, David
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 522 - LAWRENCE
3-6 14061
TD 590 Internship in Textiles/Fibers
Practical experience in the use of artistic skills in approved and supervised academic or professional settings. May be repeated for credit; no more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written recommendation provided by the internship supervisor to the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and fifteen hours of Visual Art courses. INT.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Bowman, Ruth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 23200
INT Brackett, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 23201
INT Jordan, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 23202
INT Mahoney, Whitney
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 24659
TD 599 Individual Studies in Textiles/Fibers
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours can apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Textiles/Fibers courses, or permission of instructor. IND.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Bowman, Ruth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18437
IND Brackett, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18438
IND Jordan, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18439
IND Mahoney, Whitney
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 24660
TD 715 Textile Design in Weaving, Printing, and Dyeing
Individual research. Prerequisite: TD 520 or TD 525 or equivalent. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Bowman, Ruth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 17927
RSH Brackett, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 14440
RSH Jordan, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 14062
TD 750 Graduate Seminar
Discussion of issues and/or work in textiles. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

TD 815 Textile Design in Weaving, Printing, and Dyeing
Continuation of TD 715. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Bowman, Ruth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 17928
RSH Brackett, David
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 14441
RSH Jordan, Mary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2-6 14063

TEXTILES/FIBERS FACULTY
Ruth Bowman
Associate Professor
785-864-1705
Chalmers Hall, Room 355
David Brackett
Associate Professor
785-864-4283
Chalmers Hall, Room 519C
Mary Anne Jordan
Professor of Visual Art in Textiles, Chair, Department of Visual Art
785-864-2952
Chalmers Hall, Room 300
Lecturer in Textiles
785-864-4042
Chalmers Hall, room 300
Danielle Yakle
Lecturer in Textiles
785-864-4401
Chalmers Hall, room 300


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