Multimedia fiber art roster at Trad Arts Studio this fall

Multimedia fiber art roster at Trad Arts Studio this fall

Suzi Ballenger will teach a 10-week handweaving class beginning Saturday, Sept. 28, at Slater Mill. Registration is available at brownpapertickets.com, by calling 401-725-8638, ext. 100 with a credit card, or by sending in a mail-in form which you can request by emailing info@slatermill.org .

PAWTUCKET – Multiple aspects of fiber art and craft will be explored this fall in work sessions hosted by Trad Arts Studio at Slater Mill.

The studio welcomes back familiar faces, and also welcomes a new instructor, Andrew Haviland, who will teach a four-session class in needle felting, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Haviland, a jewelry designer by trade, is a RISD-educated artist who also teaches continuing education classes at the school.

Suzi Ballenger returns Saturday, Sept. 28, to begin a 10-week handweaving class, and will teach a contemporary papermaking class on four Wednesday nights starting Oct. 16. The class is limited to eight students.

Joining Ballenger on some Saturdays is Beth Fitz, who will teach wheel spinning. Fitz, an active member of the RI Spinners’ Guild, and an experienced instructor, will offer five sessions starting Oct. 19.

Steve Emma, a veteran instructor at the studio, and an artist and craftsman, returns to teach a six-session chair caning class on Wednesday evenings. His class launches on Oct. 2.

Slater Mill also offers a couple of scholarships each session, for local high school students interested in learning.

“Students aged 15-18 years may request a scholarship by emailing info@slatermill.org,” offers Langham. “It’s a great opportunity, but it requires a commitment to attend all sessions.”

Registration is available at brownpapertickets.com, by calling 401-725-8638, ext. 100 with a credit card, or by sending in a mail-in form which you can request by emailing info@slatermill.org,

Trad Arts Studio at Slater Mill is located at 67 Roosevelt Ave. in downtown Pawtucket. The second-floor studio is ADA accessible.