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Backstrap Loom Weaving + Micheladas with Steven Frost. Sunday, April 15th 10-1pm.

$ 65.00
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Join fiber and performance artist Steven Frost for a morning of backstrap loom weaving and micheladas. Learn how to warp and weave with a backstrap loom. Backstrap looms are found all over of the world from Japan to Central America. Frost has created his own design using a laser cutter. Backstrap loom weaving has been popular for centuries because it is completely portable and optionally communal. In other words backstrap loom weaving is the perfect craft for camping, traveling, and drinking. Learn about the history of the loom, have a few micheladas, and listen to stories by your instructor Steven Frost.

Cost:

$65/per person, all materials included

Optional: an additional $20 will allow you to purchase your own backstrap loom, shuttle, and beater bars.

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Steven Frost (b. 1981 Woodsville, NH) is an artist who tells the stories of hidden histories through objects and performances. He sources archival and non-traditional materials to help audiences engage with and remember forgotten narratives. He selects these materials because their value comes not from the material itself but from the context he gives them. Frost is an Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder where he teaches performance art and media studies. Frost has exhibited his work and performed both nationally and internationally including recent performances at the Denver Art Museum and Craft & Folk Art museum in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics and Design at Alfred University and received an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

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