The Elevated Art of Paper Weaving

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January 20th, 2024 12:00 PM

  • Instructor: Molly Meng
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $140
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Masks are no longer required for most workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

Using a wide variety of paper: maps, book pages, construction paper, vintage ledgers, students will explore the magical beauty of paper weaving.

Weaving, while one of human’s oldest crafts, still uses the same form: it's the art of “transversing a set of parallel threads at right angles.” Learning the concepts of the warp and the weft are a particular craft elevated to an art, as weaving with any media demands an understanding of the interaction between medium and process which then develops into form.

Students will learn to cultivate a color sense and design discipline, as well as how to explore different shapes and patterns. There is a weaving mind that one must fall into while practicing this craft and a level of patience that one can gain, as well.  

All materials provided.  Students are welcome to bring any of their own unique paper they would like to try weaving with.

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: None. All tools and materials will be provided.

Optional: Your own unique papers you'd like to try weaving with; your preferred knives/tools for cutting paper. We will have x-actos and Olfa knives available.

Date & Time: Saturday, January 20, 2024 :: 12-4pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

NOTE: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Registration will close approximately three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. We recommend you not wait to register, as workshops that don't meet our minimum enrollment will be canceled, sometimes as much as a week in advance.

About the Instructor | Molly Meng (she/her)

Molly C. Meng studied literature with a personal minor in collecting other people’s lives.  An obsession with old notebooks, vintage photos, and every single discarded book that exists, her work reimagines untold stories behind the otherwise forgotten items of everyday. The medium of collage in both paper and textiles is Molly’s dominant form of communicating.  She teaches creative workshops around the U.S. Molly C. Meng is currently living and working in New Hampshire.

Past Student Reviews:

"Such a fun class. Molly is so full of energy and inspiration. So great to get a dose of a creative instructor."

"...really helped open up my thinking and I have been able to use the concepts in many other things that I do."

"So much fun and such great ideas, love love loved it."

375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States