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Many Faces of Color

July 24 - 29, 2022

Margaret Leininger  ·  maggieleiningerart.com

Workshop at a glance

Gain a deeper understanding of color and woven structures as you explore natural dyeing, basic tapestry weaving, and handspun methods.


  • Hand spinning using traditional and non-traditional materials
  • Natural dye processes
  • Basic tapestry techniques and woven structures


  • Traditional yarns and fibers
  • Natural dye stuff
  • Watercolor paint
  • Found and collected materials


  • Deeper knowledge of color theory
  • Basic understanding of woven structures and natural dye processes
  • Developing compositions infused with meaning culminating in a woven work of art

Artist Bio

Maggie Leininger is director and curator of Peeler Art Center at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and is the co-founder of 10 Fold Arts Space which fosters community-engaged artistic programming utilizing textile practices. Previously, she taught fibers at Arizona State University and at University of Louisville specializing in woven structures and exploration of materiality. Leininger has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships, and residencies. She has published articles in Surface Design Journal, Spin-Off Magazine, and Selvedge Magazine.
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Workshop Description

Understanding the relationship between color, composition, and materiality is one of many fun challenges artists explore in the studio. During this workshop students will gain a deeper understanding of color theory by completing a series of painting exercises using watercolor and creating woven samples on a frame and floor loom using commercially and naturally dyed materials. Participants will also examine traditional and non-traditional materials as they create a series of woven compositions that explore implied and explicit meaning of their chosen materials. Historical and contemporary work will be presented to contextualize and inspire participants. Demonstrations in hand spinning, tapestry weaving, natural dyeing, watercolor painting, and other fiber related practices will be incorporated throughout the course. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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