Classes

At the Studio

All the class is on going so you can start any time and schedule your class time to fit in your daily life. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Print your Registration Form and send us with $20 deposit check to reserve your space in advance. We will contact you to confirm the schedule when we receive the form and the payment. If you would like to make sure, you can contact us  to find  availability.

Tue. night class

 

 

Regular Class Time

Tues. 6:30-8:30pm

Wed. 3:30-5:30pm

Wed. 6:30-8:30pm

Thu. 10am-Noon

Thu. 3:30-5:30pm

Sat. 10am-Noon

Sat. 1:00-3:00pm

Holiday Closed Dates : Dec. 25th(Tue.) Jan.1st(Tue.), 2nd(Wed.), 3rd(Thu.)

Basic Course: $165 for 6 classes. Material fee is additional. Learn to set up your own warp, and finish 1 scarf size piece.

Advanced Basic Course: $265 for 12 classes.(prerequisite: Basic Course) Material fee is additional. Explore a wealth of techniques, and learn to fashion simple clothing items. Start learning how to take off your own inside set.

Membership Course: $200 for 12 classes.; renewable indefinitely.(prerequisite: Advanced Basic Course) Material fee is additional. Keep getting coaching from instructors and fellow weavers as you uncover your unlimited possibilities and build relationships within our SAORI community.

Trial Class: First time only: $20 includesmaterial fee. Repeat trials: $27.50 plus materials costs. Schedule it within a regular class time. Take home what you weave using pre-set warp!

Summer Intensive Weekend Basic Course : $195 plus material fee. Next one is Aug. 23th & 24th, 2014. Weekend schedule: Sat. & Sun. 9am-Noon; 1-4pm. Limited to 6 students. If you need to save on lodging, we may be able to arrange a “home-stay” for you with us or with another volunteer host family from our local SAORI community with a small fee. First come, first serve.

Mid-week Intensive Basic Courses$198 plus material fee. Schedule your own intensive Basic Course around our regular class time. For example; Tues. 6:30-8:30pm; Wed. 2:30-5:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm; Thurs. 10am-1pm & 3:30-5:30pm. With advance notice, we may be able to arrange a “home-stay” with us or with another volunteer host family from our local community with a small fee. This is suitable for those who live far away or can’t come regularly. We consult your schedule time.

About Material Fee

Course fees do not include material fee, although certain one-time workshops may (check offerings below). Unless specially arranged, we provide all materials. Cost: $1.80/oz., based on the weight of finished projects, which varies. Average for Basic Course: $11

Note: Limited scholarships are available for courses- please ask. Special family discounts for courses available. If you use a credit card to make a payment, we apply 3.5% fee. 

Parties or Special Group Sessions: For birthday parties or group fun activities it’s normally scheduled outside regular class time. Minimum fee for 2 hours: $150 includes use of up to 5 looms with pre-set warp including material fee. Additional looms (up to 10) $30 per loom. Fees may vary with the nature of your custom-tailored concept – let’s design something that suits your occasion.

 

Special Workshop for current students and studio members ($20 or a class fee/ RSVP required/ First come, first serve)

Wool yarn dying : April 6th (Sat.) 3:30-5:30pm

Making a felted soap with Ann Hanscom : April 13th (Sat.) 3:30-5:30pm * Special material fee for a goat milk soap and fleece is $10 and additional $5 fee will apply. Total workshop fee including materials is $35.

Cotton warp dying : May 25th (Sat.) 3:30-5:30pm

 

 

 

Off-Site

Long distance private class via FaceTime/Skype

Spencer Fair 14

Please email Mihoko if you are interested in.

Hands-on Demonstrations, Residencies, & Lectures:

Call or email us to custom-tailor your ideal program for you or your institution. The prices are negotiable.

We had done many demonstrations at schools, nursing homes, churches. libraries, festivals, institutions with disabilities, weavers’ guilds and more. Please don’t hesitate to ask us about possible workshops or lectures for your organization. Also, we will be happy to help you if you are applying a grant.

 

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  • Greetings!

    Summer is in the air and we have so many exciting events and projects coming up in the next few months. However, the regular class schedule will not change. School is ending, the birds are chirping, and us weavers keep on weaving. Here's a summary of what's new for SAORI Worcester.

    The International SAORI Conference (http://saori-canada-us.weebly.com/conference) is being held July 11-16 in Peachtree City, Georgia. Teachers and students from the US, Canada and Japan are gathering to share skills, swap ideas, and build community. Fashion shows, show-and tells (SAORI-Kai), and workshops are all on the agenda.

    I am spending a week at the Searsport Shores Ocean Campground (http://www.campocean.com/Art_Classes) in Searsport, Maine as an Artist in Residence from August 10-16. I will be joined by my mother from Yokohama, Japan, who will be presenting on Sado, the Japanese Art of Tea Preparation. She will be in Worcester for most of August, so classes may include a cup of authentic Matcha tea.