103-Introduction to Weaving

In this class, participants can expect to learn the basics of weaving, including how to make your own portable looms, set up a warp and a weft, and learn textile weaves such as plain weave, twill weave, and wrapped warp. We will then transfer the weaving techniques into visible mending on damaged clothing and other functional textiles. 


Note: There is no class on 2/19.


Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.



Sewing needles 

Embroidery floss
Firm cardboard (to make looms on)

Big paper clips


Students are welcome to bring in a damaged garment they’d like to mend with the weaving techniques, or functional textiles in need of repair you would want to mend at the end. 




About the Instructor

Johanna Cordasco

Johanna Cordasco is an interdisciplinary artist focusing in sculpture and textiles. She holds a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts with a concentration in sculpture and minors in art history and psychology. Cordasco was selected to be a summer resident at Yale Norfolk School of Art in 2021, was awarded the Scott Cagenello Prize in 2022, and worked as a Studio Assistant at Penland School of Craft in 2023. Cordasco currently works at Mason Gross School of the Arts as the Sculpture Department Assistant, and enjoys volunteering at organizations such as Grow-a-Row, the Livingston Eco Preserve, and the DC Center for the LGBTQ+. In her artwork, Cordasco believes in blending craft and fine art and working with eco- friendly materials and found objects.  Website: johannacordasco.com


Class Details

February 05 - March 18, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Days: Monday

Tuition: $210

Member Tuition: $185

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Winter 2024

Level: Adult (All Levels)

Instructor: Johanna Cordasco