ATA Educator Roster*

Listings by Country and State or Province

Key:
(1) = Workshop leader who travels
(2) = Instruction in the artist’s studio
(3) =Teaches at University or another facility

AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

Valerie Kirk  (3) Valerie.Kirk@anu.edu.au

CANADA

ALBERTA

Jane Kidd (1,3) janekidd@telus.net

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Elaine Duncan (1,2) elaine@elaineduncan.com

UNITED STATES

ALASKA

Martin Miller (3) storyteller@mosquitonet.com
I teach beginning to intermediate tapestry in a melange of styles.  Learners will leave my basic one-day classes with a tapestry ready for mounting.  Individual instruction is tailored to the learner, as is the schedule.
WEBSITE: http://www.aweaversyarn.com/bios/martin.html

ARIZONA

Jane Hoffman (2) j.hoffman@frontiernet.net
I teach workshops and private instruction in tapestry, dyeing with natural dyes and fiber reactive dyes on protein fibers.
WEBSITE: http://www.desertweaving.com/

CALIFORNIA

Lynda Brothers (2) brosart@west.net
I teach beginning through advanced tapestry weaving classes in my studio.

Alex Friedman (2) alexfriedmanata@gmail.com
I offer private lessons and group instruction as well as lectures on tapestry, its history and a contemporary overview.

Tricia Goldberg (2) triciagold@sbcglobal.net
I teach traditional tapestry techniques, designing for tapestry and special workshops in color blending and ways of using color in tapestry.
WEBSITE: www.tapestryweaving.com

Nancy Jackson (2) nancy@timshelstudio.com
Instruction in my studio includes a complete curriculum of Gobelin/Aubusson traditional weaving and cartooning, beginner to advanced.  Maximum of 4 students.  Discounted housing for travelers. WEBSITE: http://www.timshelstudio.com/

Yael Lurie & Jean Pierre Larochette  (1,3) jeanpierrelarochette@hotmail.com

COLORADO

Kathy Spoering (1) kspoering@bresnan.net
I teach beginning to advanced tapestry workshops, with an emphasis on translating design elements into tapestry techniques.  Designing and using cartoons to weave from a personal viewpoint are also addressed.
WEBSITE: http://home.bresnan.net/~kspoering/

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Donald Burns (2) dnstndnldbrns@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: http://www.theartleague.org/z

FLORIDA

Terri Stewart (1) tksweaver@verizon.net
I teach beginning to advanced tapestry, including design.  1-3 day workshops available.  Contact me for scheduling.

GEORGIA

Tommye Scanlin (1,2,3) tmscanlin@gmail.com
Tapestry instruction at my studio, including option for one or two individuals in retreat setting for tapestry intensive of several days, all levels. WEBSITE:  http://web.me.com/tmscanlin

MAINE

Maria Kovacs (3) mefiber@yahoo.com
I teach tapestry weaving at Halcyon Yarn in Bath, Maine.  Instruction is usually 2 day mini courses in Tapestry 101. Information available on the Halcyon Yarn WEBSITE: http://www.halcyonyarn.com/

MARYLAND

Christine Spangler (1) spanglertextile@comcast.net
My specialty is Norwegian tapestry technique.  Norwegian tapestry employs the dovetail technique rather than using slits for vertical junctions.  Classes are given at the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa.
WEBSITE: http://vesterheim.org/learning/classes_textiles.php

MASSCHUSETTS

Tamar Shadur (1,2) tamarshadur@hotmail.com
I teach tapestry workshops at the Fiber Art Center in Amherst, MA.  I teach beginners and advanced beginners tapestry techniques, design and a historical survey.  I or the Fiber Art Center provide yarns and basic materials and the students use my small, upright metal looms.

MICHIGAN

Ann Schumaker (1,3) annschumacher_2000@yahoo.com

MINNESOTA

Traudi Bestler (1,3) bestler@aol.com
I teach beginning and intermediate level tapestry and other weaving classes, part of which is devoted to design:  creating a pleasing composition, making it weavable and choosing colors.   I also teach yarn dyeing and dyeing for special effects in tapestry. Check the following websites for registration or contact me.
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN  www.minnetonkaarts.org
North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN   www.northhouse.org
Weavers Guild of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN  www.weaversguildmn.com

NEW MEXICO

Elizabeth Buckley (1,2) weft46buckley@earthlink.net

James Koehler (1,2) jkoehler@nets.com

Robin Reider (1,2) robinreider@hotmail.com
Tapestry teacher of Pictoral Tapestry/Color Grading workshop , Tapestry from every Angle workshop, Autumn Vegetal Dye Extravaganza. Teaching from her studio, private and small groups, travel to guilds welcome.
WEBSITE: www.weavingsbyrobin.com

Irwin & Lisa Trujillo (1,3) centinela@newmexico.com
We teach Chimayo weaving.  It is the 20th century development with the 400 year-old Rio Grande weaving tradition of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.  We encourage students to weave with limited planning involved, focusing on work growing on the loom.  This is a tapestry technique well suited to spontaneity and requires a comfort with logical and mathematical thinking. 
WEBSITE: http://www.chimayoweavers.com/

NEW YORK

Donna Foley (1,2) fourdirections@verizon.net
I specialize in using handspun yarns dyed with natural dye extracts and my tapestries reflect an American Southwest geometric style but with an Adirondack Mountains viewpoint.  WEBSITE: www.fourdirectionsweaving.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Sandy Creek Weavers: 
Emily B. Hyatt and Victoria Sowers  victoria@sandycreekweavers.com
Victoria and Emily conduct week-long tapestry weaving residencies in schools and communities throughout the Southeast.  Using a 200 year-old colonial floor loom, we focus on introductory techniques and concepts from a historical perspective.  WEBSITE: www.sandycreekweavers.com

OHIO

Beverly Walker walkerronbev@windstream.net
Beverly has been weaving tapestries for over 14 years and has won several awards in juried competitions. She is a fiber artist who instructs all ages of students in the various technical aspects of using fibers to create fine art.

OREGON

Damascus Fiber Arts School
14711 SE Anderson Rd.
Damascus, OR 97089 503-558-1727

The Damascus Fiber Arts School offers instruction in tapestry and Navajo weaving, Ravenstail Twining, knitting, spinning and other occasional classes.  Audrey Moore and Terry Olson teach tapestry and Navajo weaving.
WEBSITE:   www.damascusfiberartsschool.com

Sharon Marcus (1) SMMarcus@compuserve.com
My specialty in teaching is to assist students attain their creative potential in tapestry (and other media) through the integration of concept development, design and critique.  My approach is to encourage students to work from their own strengths and life experience, rather than from general “formulas”.

Audrey Moore (2) mooreatmarmot@peoplepc.com
Teaches at Damascus Fiber Arts School

Terry Olson (2) mangriff@ccwebster.net
Teaches at Damascus Fiber Arts School

Judy Ness  (1,2,3)  judyness@uoregon.edu

Pam Patrie (1,2) pampatriestudios@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: http://webpages.charter.net/abates/meanderings/Pam6b.html

Shelley Socolofsky (1,2) skyastudio@centurytel.net
WEBSITE: http://www.shelleysocolofskycom

Kathe Todd-Hooker (1,2) kathetoddhooker@comcast.net
I teach all levels from beginning to intermediate with an emphasis on creating instruction that is tailored to the individual needs of each student.
I teach small format and large format tapestry weaving, tapestry skills,  journaling for  personal imagery, designing cartoons,  avoiding problem and fixing problems in tapestry and colour theory. The technical skills that I teach are based on many different tapestry traditions.
WEBSITE:http://www.peak.org/~spark/fine.html

RHODE ISLAND

Janet Austin (2) nitsuanaj@verizon.net
WEBSITE: www.austintapestry.blogspot.com

SOUTH DAKOTA

Grete Bodogaard (1,2,3) grete.bodogaard@gmail.com
I am a Norwegian Tapestry weaver having taught Norwegian Tapestry Techniques in the US for over 30 years. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced.
Have looms-will travel!

TENNESSEE

Linda Weghorst (1,2) lgweghorst@comcast.net
I have 25 years of teaching experience in the textile arts.  I primarily teach tapestry weaving and design.  I teach at Conferences, Craft Schools, in my studio and for Weaving Guilds.  I am willing to travel.

VIRGINIA

Joan Griffin (2) joan@joangriffintapestry.com
Joan Griffin teaches beginner and intermediate weekend tapestry workshops several times a year in her Charlottesville, VA studio. 
WEBSITE: www.joangriffintapestry.com

Susan Iverson (1,3) siverson@vcu.or
Susan Iverson teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and also travels to teach workshops at other locations.

 

 *Note: This Educator Roster is of ATA members who offer learning opportunities. Please contact them directly if you have questions about a program of study.