Upcoming Fiber Arts Classes

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Fiber Arts Department

Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro

Barbara Shapiro

Instructor: Barbara Shapiro

August 15–16, 2020 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Explore hexagonal plaiting in colorful cane. It’s amazing how strong this open structure is. Class projects include a simple hex form to learn the technique and a creative sculptural object of your own design embellished with random weave technique or paper skin. More advanced students may choose to learn the attractive Japanese flower knot technique on a hemp leaf base. The hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over-woven in materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working sculpturally.


Involved in textiles from an early age, BARBARA SHAPIRO is a weaver, dyer and basket maker with decades of experience. Her weavings and baskets are 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 16 years to basketry, working in both coiling and plaiting often with indigo dyed elements. 

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Current MAC Members: $216
Non-members: $240 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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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.

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