Ebla Al Hawi is a visual artist and educator with a background in digital and studio art. She holds an MFA in Fiber Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where she also received a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Textile Design/Fiber Arts. Ebla also holds a BFA from the College of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria. She has taught many crafts-making classes for different age groups in Syria and the United States that focus on using re-purposed materials. She believes that art is both a universal language and a tool of expression.
This class is great for beginners interested in learning the basic characteristics and functions of the medium through step by step instructions. Students will be introduced to supplies, how to use and take care of supplies and best studio practices.
The class is an introduction to the methods and applications of the primary textile construction techniques of felting, coiling and weaving. Students will create their own artwork using these traditional skills.