Students can use Textile Arts courses toward a BFA in Art Practice or an Art Practice Minor to complement their BA/BS degree in other areas of Portland State University. For more information on these classes and how they might fit into your degree path, contact Alison Heryer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work by, Ari Quenell-Silverstein
ART 216 Sewn Construction
This is an introductory sewing course that covers the fundamentals of hand and machine sewing for garments and sewn products. Students gain a working knowledge of fabric, equipment, flat patterning, and construction methods for applications in costume, fashion, textile design, and contemporary art.
Work by, Holly Richwine
ART 316 Fabric & Form
PRE-REQUISITES: ART 216 or TA 325
This course investigates the sculptural possibilities of textiles. Students learn advanced pattern development and draping techniques for applications in clothing, soft sculpture, and installation.
Work by, Lisa Eastteam
ART 399 Textile Topics
Intermediate-level topics in textile arts based on various subjects of inquiry. Focus on a specific theme, media, and/or process while engaging in assignments that develop ideation and critical thinking. Topics have included: Costume Design, Off-Loom Weaving, Wearable Art, and Clothing, Identity & Culture.
Work by, Andrea Gochez-Wilson
ART 313 Textile Design
This course focuses on surface design processes for creating 2D textile work. Students gain exposure to a variety of hand and digital processes for designing on fabric - including immersion dyeing, direct application, screen-printing, resist techniques, embroidery, and digital fabric printing. Students create extensive sampling journals documenting the processes they learn.
Work by, Johanna Houska
ART 318 Weaving: Pattern & Structure
An introduction to the conceptual and technical aspects of weaving. Students will be introduced to hand-weaving on floor looms as a way to understand basic woven structures and methods of creating color, pattern, and texture.
Work by, Hadley Yoder
ART 322U History of Dress I & II
This is a theory/practice sequence that examines clothing as a vehicle for communicating both individual and collective identities. Through readings, discussion, and creative research assignments students learn about the materials and processes involved in clothing the body and develop an understanding of how dress constructs and communicates identity in various periods and cultural contexts
History of Dress courses can also be used towards the "Interpreting the Past" cluster of the University Studies Program