Courses & Instructors:

The Center is open again!

Current Courses

The Center will follow the state guidelines for a phased re-opening.  Safe practices and social distancing will be observed to ensure the safety of our students and instructors.  We are offering some online Zoom classes in addition to our August and Fall courses. The Fall brochure will be available on Aug. 1.
Online Registration is available through a dedicated system.


Safe Practices

We're Working Together to Stay Healthy & SAFE
These are the Center's guidelines for students during this period of concern about Covid 19 

  • Bring a clean mask [with a non-woven filter if possible] & wear at all times 
  • Bring equipment from home in order to reduce the sharing of equipment (heddle and reed threaders, scissors, bobbins, shuttles, pencils, measure tapes, and other tools) 
  • Confirm your good health status when you enter the Center. If you’re feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone who is ill, please remain at home.  
  • Move your loom so that you are at least 6’ from another weaver 
  • Be mindful of your distance from others when seated or moving around the Center 
  • Wash your hands frequently. Bring disposable gloves should you need to use shared equipment and when using the bathroom. Wipe down bathroom surfaces after your use with available disinfectant  
  • Disinfect shared equipment with wipes, as directed by instructor

 

Questions? Send email to the The Weaving and Fiber Arts Center leadership:
wafac@weaversguildofrochester.org

Download our Brochure

Click here to download a full description of all of our September-December 2020 classes in PDF format.

Our Instructors

Check the sidebar for links to short bios of each of our instructors. Together, they represent hundreds of years of fiber experience which they readily share with their students.

Why are so many weaving classes full?

We offer pre-registration for our core weaving classes. Students enrolled in the second session prior to the new course offerings often elect to continue a project that is on a loom. Be sure to "wait list" for the course you want, as openings do occur. Wait-listed students are contacted about any opening whenever it occurs.

With our expanded studio space and additional looms, there will be new opportunities for all interested weavers. Each session will provide new offerings for learning: whether it be a workshop, an A to Z weaving course or specialty class exploring a weave structure. And please feel free to make a specific request. We’re always looking for ways to design courses that meet your needs.