Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes

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Fiber Arts Department

Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro

Instructor: Barbara Shapiro

August 24–25, 2019 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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Explore the flexible yet sturdy Hex technique in colorful cane. Several class projects may include an iPad stand, a small hanging flower basket, a flat bottom one handled basket and a useful triangular form. The open hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials of your choice. Some students may choose to work sculpturally. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave and create your own interesting baskets.


Involved in textiles from an early age, BARBARA SHAPIRO is a weaver, dyer and basket maker with decades of experience. Her work is widely exhibited and published. She shares her love of textiles as an educator and as a writer for many publications. Barbara taught textile classes at San Francisco State and many workshops. She is a past board member of the Textile Society of America and an advisor to the Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. A specialist in indigo dyeing, Barbara has devoted her art practice for the past 15 years to basketry, working in both coiling and plaiting, often with indigo dyed elements.

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Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $30

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