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Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center

Art
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(469 Reviews)

Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven -- common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.  

We appreciate the unique values of textile arts and want to expand opportunities for new practitioners to engage with the medium. Participatory learning is the foundation of our model and enables students from all backgrounds to make meaningful contributions to a growing community of fiber artists. Workshops, courses, events, and special programs at TAC allow professionals and novices alike to explore their creative ingenuity through handcraft processes. By engaging with groups ranging from newcomers to experts, we increase the positive social impact of textile arts and nurture innovations and leadership in the field.  

History


Textile Arts Center was founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY. Its main workshop hosts youth and adult programs in a wide range of media. The Brooklyn location also houses the Artists in Residency program, and is home to Sewing Seeds, a program dedicated to the dissemination of accurate information on natural dyes.  In 2011, TAC opened the doors of its Manhattan studio, which hosts youth and adult programs, as well as textile-related events.

Reviews of Textile Arts Center

(469 Reviews)
Intro to Tapestry Weaving (One Day Class)

8/6/2019
Mitchel H.

Attended: Intro to Tapestry Weaving (One Day Class)


Perfect class. The first 2/3 of the class we learned a bunch of different techniques, which we then incorporated our own tapestry to take home and finish. It was exactly what I was looking for to get started on my personal projects. Highly recommend if you're curious about how this stuff is done.

Sewing 201: Draping

7/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Sewing 201: Draping


Excellent class. Instructor was organized and made the class fun. Learned many skills that could be further developed.

Introduction to Screen Printing

7/27/2019
Aditya P.

Attended: Introduction to Screen Printing


Hannah was a great instructor and I learned everything I needed.

Intro to Embroidery (Evening Series)

7/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Embroidery (Evening Series)


I’ve taken embroidery classes before but I learned stitches I’d never known in this one. Cate was a great teacher and very responsive to the class. I would love for her to offer a second part to this class, with more stitches and letting us work on a first design.

Large Format Suminagashi

7/24/2019
Stephanie C.

Attended: Large Format Suminagashi


EXTREMELY informative. I've taken over 3 Suminagashi marbling classes, this has to take the cake. I came away with +10 techniques to add to my Suminagashi marbling toolbox. I highly recommend purchasing the extra yards of fabric. So much freedom in this class and time to explore using the techniques and create great pieces.

Large Format Suminagashi

7/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Large Format Suminagashi


Natalie is a great teacher.

Intro to Machine Knitting

7/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Machine Knitting


It was a great class. Laura, the instructor, was extremely patient and had a calming disposition. After demonstrating a technique or process, she individually coached each of the students as we practiced on the machines. Definitely looking to take another class with her.

Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)

6/25/2019
Suzanne K.

Attended: Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)


Laura is a gifted teacher! We had a wonderful group of 6 students, and she did a great job recognizing the different levels of the students' needs. She is extremely patient and her instructions were clear. She has a great ability to troubleshoot. The facility is beautiful and I learned so much! Happy to have found you! Suzanne

Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)

6/24/2019
Lewis B.

Attended: Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)


Excellent learning experience. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful. Learned how to cast on and cast off. Learned about the knitting machine function and was able to apply the principles during practice. Great course! I would recommend this course to all.

After Workshop: Felted Vessel

6/12/2019
Urun B.

Attended: After Workshop: Felted Vessel


I am so happy with the class and the teacher! Thank you!

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505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Textile Arts Center
Gowanus, Brooklyn
505 Carroll St
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Upcoming Classes at Textile Arts Center

Screen Printing with Procion Dyes
Screen Printing with Procion Dyes
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 25th, 11am - 5pm

Intro to Book Arts (One Day Class)
Intro to Book Arts (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 25th, 11am - 5pm

Screen Printing 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Screen Printing 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 14th, 11am - 5pm

Coptic Book Binding (One Day Class)
Coptic Book Binding (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 15th, 11am - 5pm

Natural Dyeing 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Natural Dyeing 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 21st, 11am - 5pm

Intro to Tapestry Weaving (One Day Class)
Intro to Tapestry Weaving (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 22nd, 11am - 5pm

After Workshop: Fabric Marbling
After Workshop: Fabric Marbling
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Sewing 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Sewing 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 28th, 11am - 5pm

Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Machine Knitting 101 (Weekend Intensive)
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 28th, 11am - 5pm

Synthetic Dye Explorations
Synthetic Dye Explorations
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 1st, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Natural Dyeing 101 (4 Week)
Natural Dyeing 101 (4 Week)
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

After Workshop: Bead Weaving
After Workshop: Bead Weaving
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Quilting (4 Weeks)
Quilting (4 Weeks)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Screen Printing 101 (4 Week)
Screen Printing 101 (4 Week)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Bobbin Lace (4 Week)
Bobbin Lace (4 Week)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

After Workshop: Sashiko Mending
After Workshop: Sashiko Mending
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Screen Printing 201:Yardage+Repeat Patterns Intensive
Screen Printing 201:Yardage+Repeat Patterns Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 5th, 11am - 5pm

Intro to Shibori Dyeing
Intro to Shibori Dyeing
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 6th, 11am - 5pm

Machine Knitting 101 (4 Week)
Machine Knitting 101 (4 Week)
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 6th, 11am - 2pm

After Workshop: Tapestry Weaving
After Workshop: Tapestry Weaving
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Teachers at Textile Arts Center

Lindsay Degen Addison Walz Adrienne Antonson Adrienne Sloane Ahna Hughes Aimee McLaughlin Alicia Scardetta Amanda Denham Amelia Reyes Andrew Benincasa Annie Egleson Barbara Pearsall Blair Wilson Brigitta Varadi Caitlyn McLaughlin Callen Zimmerman Candice Thompson Cara Piazza Caroline Kaufman Cate McLaughlin Chi Nguyen Chris Moffett Chris Claire Schipke Clare Frost Colette Aliman Constance Sepulveda Cristina Maria, Arelis & Irma Dee Clements Denise Maroney Dira Adams Elena Kanagy-Loux Elise McMahon Ellyane Hutchingson Emily Curtis Emily Fischer Emma Redmond Erin Considine Erina Schultz Etta Sandry Fay Koplovitz Fay Koplovitz FIT Professional Speakers Florence Spurling Fort Makers Francesca Capone Hae Jung Shin Hannah Schultz Helen Dealtry Ilana Kohn Isa Rodrigues James Bickham James Bickman Jamie Kepko Jamie Lau Jennie Maydew Jessica Marquez Jessica Dell Jessica Marquez and Rebecca Kelly Jodi Usher Joetta Maue i Joetta Maue Joey Casey Joey Korein John Bartlett José Picayo Judith Caban & LinDel Sandlin Judith Grasshopper & Friends Julia Elsas Julia Silver Gordon Juliana Sabinson Kaelyn Garcia Karen Young Karin Persan Karyn Lao Kat Roberts Kate Phillips Katharine Lentini Katherine Levinton Kathleen McDermott Kathryn Malik Kathy Hattori Katie K Katrin Reifeiss Katy Fischer Kayla Carpitella Kelly Valletta Kira Baker Kira Silver Kira Silver Baker Kristen Lombardi Kristen Arnett Laura Eliason LeBrie Rich Lily Piyathaisere Lindsay Degen Linh Truong Lisa Sikorski Liz Smith Liz Spencer Liza Sikorski Lynn Hunter Lynn Hunter Maeve Broome Malika Green Mallory Zondag Mandy Kordal Maria Biehn Mark Schuyler Mark Schuyler Matt Tommey Megan Piontkowski Megan Canning Michael Kehrlein Molly George Mr. Chris Ms. Shannon Murphy Theil N'Ketiah Brakohiapa Nadia Albertini Naomi Clark Natalie Stopka Neil Goss New Friends Nicole Asselin Nina Zilka Nina Zilka Noah Pica Olgalyn Jolly Olivia Zisman Owyn Ruck Pam Paterson Penelope Reichley Peter Lappin Peter Olsen Philip Sachs Phillip Sachs Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer PJ Cobbs Polly Fossey Poupeh Missaghi Rachel Milano Rachel Rose Rachel Miller Rebecca Ringquist Robert Fullem Sam Crow Samantha Bittman Sara Peterman Sarah Hein Sarah Bahr Scarlett Larson Sewing Seeds Staff Shabd Simon-Alexander Sheridan Black Shiva King Simone Evans Solange Roberdeau Sonia Kim Tali Weinberg Titania Inglis Toshie and Marico Chigyo Travis Boyer Victoria Manganiello Vien Le Wood Visnja Popovic Whitney Newton Whitney Crutchfield Zaida Adriana Zoe Latta
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