WILDER TEXTILE ART STUDIO
— deepening our connection to nature and each other through art —
Mission + Vision + Philosophy
To provide the tools, materials, education and an inspired environment for people craving a creative outlet. To inspire greater vision, connection to source and process with an emphasis on sustainability.
The focus will be on textile arts including, sewing, weaving, printing and natural dyeing with further exploration in painting, drawing, poetry and more. The intention is to blend different mediums to discover new forms of creative expression.
Community, connection and reciprocity. Our connection to earth is what sustains us. Let’s explore and deepen this connection by paying close attention to the materials we’re using with a reverence for the source. Let’s also explore ways to give back and to give thanks for the beauty and joy this process offers. This space will serve as a think tank for ways we can regenerate the earth, either by giving and supporting people who dedicate their lives to healing the earth, or by envisioning our own creative ways to serve.
This shared workspace is located adjacent to Wilder Goods. We are located in the Emerson Galleria Hall, a hub for arts and culture. We are offering this space, fully equipped to people who are looking for a creative outlet yet can’t commit to a full school program, or their own studio.
The space is approximately 400 sq ft. with great light and high vaulted ceilings. It includes one large community work table, a sewing station, weaving station, storage for art supplies and a lounge area for sharing work and critiques. To ensure participants get the best use of the space, there will a cap on the amount of people present at any given time. While the tools and materials are mostly geared toward the textile arts, many other art forms such as drawing, painting and writing are invited and encouraged.
The space will be for a select group of members with an option for drop-ins depending on space and availability of tools. If you are interested in membership, please email Mariah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates and Info
The studio will be open during our regular business hours, 11-5 Tuesday - Saturday.
Our drop-in rate is $13/hr. This does not include instruction. In order to use the space you must have a working knowledge of all of the tools you plan to use. Private instruction for the sewing machines, and looms is available upon request. Please contact us ahead of time to schedule a time-slot and to reserve the tools you plan to use.
If you envision spending 3+ hours a week you may want to consider a membership. The membership cost is $175/month and includes all access during business hours, plus first dibs on tools, space and workshops and includes storage for your personal materials. This is a great opportunity to share in the creative process and grow your creative potential within a supportive artistic community. To start the application process email Mariah at email@example.com. Space is limited, so act now!
We will be offering monthly workshops with rotating teachers. Prices will vary depending on the teacher, length of the workshop and materials provided. See our current workshops here.
Tools and Materials
-1 Pfaff Hobby 1042 home sewing machine
-1 Brother serger machine
-1 dress form
-heat press and steamer
-large table for spreading out projects
-art supply storage (for members only)
-base materials (thread, buttons, scrap fabrics)
-multi shaft table loom
-various yarn for practice
-library of art books, creative instruction, poetry, and more
-a variety of materials for drawing and watercolor