Got word yesterday that the satellite weaving program has been approved for Prince George, BC May 21-26, 2016.
Registration will begin in the new year, perhaps as soon as the end of the first full week of the new school year (January 8 or so).
Class will begin on the Saturday morning, run through the May long weekend and into the following week. For those folks who work, that means they won't necessarily have to take a full week off work.
Class will be held in the Prince George Fibre Arts Guild room. The guild has a number of floor and table looms, so you don't have to bring one. (There may not be enough looms to go round if the class fills, so do bring your own if you have one that is portable.)
As I understand it, because this is a college course for credit the tuition can be used as a deduction on your income tax (Canadians). Check to make sure before claiming it, of course.
The weaving program via Olds consists of four levels plus an independent study. It is not a 'learn how to weave' class but assumes that people know how to dress their loom and the basics. The program endeavours to ensure that everyone who takes it has a good grounding in the principles of textile creation.
Homework is assigned and marked and each person must 'pass' one level before going on to the next.
The class here needs a minimum of six to 'go'. There are a total of 10 spots (which will make the room...cozy...but we're all adults and we will play together nicely.) If anyone is interested in signing up, I suggest they do so quickly. We have tried to get the word out early enough that folks who need to apply for vacation time will have the time to get that into the works.
I am very excited about this opportunity. This will be the first time the college is offering weaving as a satellite program. I am honoured that they have agreed to have it here in Prince George.