Join us for 5 days of engaging talks and hands-on workshops centered around the practice and profession of textile design given by alumni of the Textile Design program as well as current students and faculty. Whether you are actively engaged with textile design on a daily basis or are interested but know nothing about it, we will have something for you. Each day during the first week of June at 4:00 PM EST, we’ll have a new speaker and a new subject. Check out the schedule below for details.
July 13 – 17, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday, July 13– “Textile Design Inspiration: The Path Forward” Keynote by Marcia Weiss, Director of Fashion & Textiles Futures Center and Textile Design Programs. Q & A to follow.
Tuesday, July 14 – “Paper Practice” by Nathalie Bouchard, Textile Design BS, 2021. Nathalie will take us through a collage workshop using cut and torn paper and other materials you already have at home. Q & A to follow.
Wednesday, July 15 – “Textile Design: A Day in the Life” by alum Jess Thies, Textile Design BS, 2017. Jess Thies is a Designer and Project Manager of Weitzner Design, Inc. Q & A to follow.
Thursday, July 16 – “Straight to Paint” with Julia Foster, Textile Design BS, 2022. Julia will show us how to execute beautiful watercolors using simple techniques and talk about how this process informs her textile designs. Q & A to follow.
Friday, July 17 – “Textile Design in Action” by alum Angela Leonard, Textile Design BS, 2010, MBA, 2012. Angela Leonard is the Manager of Product Development for T-Y Group & Harbor Linen. Angela’s talk will be followed by Final Remarks by Mike Leonard, Dean of the School of Design and Engineering.