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Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center

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Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
(488 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

(488 Reviews)
Leather Working 101

12/6/2019
Israel C.

Attended: Leather Working 101


It was a nice experience learning the basics of working with leather. Lix is a fun and a great teacher, now I feel confident to start fabricating my own pieces

Sewing 201: Draping

12/5/2019
Kam W.

Attended: Sewing 201: Draping


Teacher was good. Wish that it was tailored for knits. Wish it had a goal of a final finished piece. It felt like that after this class that they would offer another class to help finish the piece I designed and had a pattern for. Although they offer studio hours other than class time, it did not have a teacher to help you along.

Large Format Marbling

11/25/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Large Format Marbling


Natalie Stopka is an excellent teacher and the class was fun and interesting and productive. We accomplished a lot in one day. What a perfect way to spend a Sunday.

Bead Embroidery (One Day Intensive)

11/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Bead Embroidery (One Day Intensive)


Very informative class. The teacher was terrific and very helpful. I’m glad I took the class and would definitely consider taking more classes.

Fabric Marbling

10/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Fabric Marbling


Great class! Natalie was a wonderful teacher, so much fun. Learned a lot and had plenty of time to experiment with the technique. Would absolutely take another of her classes.

After Workshop: Fabric Marbling

9/29/2019
MEI LING T.

Attended: After Workshop: Fabric Marbling


I love the class which has a lot interaction and fun. Natalie introduced in very detail and demonstrated in a proper way which is good to students.

After Workshop: Indigo Dyeing

8/23/2019
Anonymous

Attended: After Workshop: Indigo Dyeing


Molly was very patient and so knowledgeable. I will definitely take another class.

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.

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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

Intro to Sewing
Intro to Sewing
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Hand Quilting (One Day Class)
Hand Quilting (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 15th, 11am - 5pm

Fabric Marbling
Fabric Marbling
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 15th, 11am - 5pm

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

Sunday Jan 5th, 11am - 2pm

Sewing 202 - Pattern Making
Sewing 202 - Pattern Making
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

After Workshop: Sewing Machine Basics
After Workshop: Sewing Machine Basics
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

Saturday Jan 11th, 11am - 5pm

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

Saturday Jan 11th, 11am - 5pm

After Workshop: Mending Denim
After Workshop: Mending Denim
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

After Workshop: Embroidery Sampler
After Workshop: Embroidery Sampler
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Metallic Foil Printing (One Day Class)
Metallic Foil Printing (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 18th, 11am - 5pm

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

Monday Jan 20th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Intro to Sashiko Embroidery
Intro to Sashiko Embroidery
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 21st, 10:30am - 1:30pm

After Workshop: Sewing Circuits
After Workshop: Sewing Circuits
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Spinning (One Day Class)
Spinning (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 25th, 11am - 5pm

Painting with Natural Pigments + Soy Milk
Painting with Natural Pigments + Soy Milk
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 25th, 11am - 5pm

Painting with Thread (One Day Class)
Painting with Thread (One Day Class)
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 26th, 11am - 5pm

Large Format Marbling
Large Format Marbling
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 26th, 11am - 5pm

Drafting 101
Drafting 101
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 1st, 11am - 5pm

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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 Lix Zackeroff 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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