Picture This: The Art and Craft of Tapestry Weaving (online) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Picture This: The Art and Craft of Tapestry Weaving (online)

Tapestry weaving has been practiced across cultures for over two thousand years and has been recently revived as a contemporary art form. A weft-faced handwoven textile, these weavings can be created using inexpensive tools and simple weaving techniques - making it an accessible art form for many.

This five-session introductory class offers participants experience in the preparation and warping techniques of a simple frame loom, fundamental weaving, and tapestry techniques, and finishing fiber techniques supported by an experienced tapestry weaver in a collaborative learning environment. Fiber choices are discussed as preparation and use of the cartoon for pictorial design, fiber color mixing, and the place of tapestry in contemporary art and design. / Open to students ages 16 and above. View complete policies.

Class meeting details

This online course will be synchronous, meaning students will meet together online. Class meetings will be conducted via Zoom and will consist of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, exercises, critiques, and time to ask questions and share resources. The instructor will schedule office hours throughout the course.

Required materials

A computer or tablet with internet access, a camera, and a microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work.

Supplies for first class
Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; headphones/earbuds; supply list. Students should expect to spend approximately $50-$100 depending on supply choices.

Class resources
This class uses Canvas, MCAD's learning management system. Please see link for more information.

Registration deadline

April 3
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class savings

Register on or before January 17 and save $25. Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.


Non-credit Tuition
Student Birthdate
  • Date:
  • Time:
    10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 16 and above.
  • Term:
    Spring 23
  • Instructor: Lynda Monick-Isenberg
  • Location:
  • SKU:
    CSFA 9802 20 SP23