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. 1:00-3:00pm ( it changed from 3:30-5:30.)

Sat. 10am-Noon

Sat. 1:00-3:00pm

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

Basic Course: $180 for 6 classes. Material fee is additional. Learn to set up your own warp, and finish 1 scarf size piece.

Advanced Basic Course: $$285 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: $220  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 includes material fee. Repeat trials: $30 plus materials costs. Schedule it within a regular class time. Take home what you weave using pre-set warp!

Summer Intensive Weekend Basic Course : $210 plus material fee. Next one is Aug. 8th & 9th, 2015. Weekend schedule: Sat. & Sun. 9am-Noon; 1-4pm. Limited to 6 students. First come, first serve.

Mid-week Intensive Basic Courses: You may choose different schedule from following all year around with advanced arrangement;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  #1 $210 for Tues. 3:30-5:30 & 6:30-8:30pm, Wed. 3:30-5:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm, Thurs. 10am-12pm & 1:30-3:30pm  (Class time in red is a private class for you.)          #2 $240 for  Wed. 3:30-5:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm, Thurs. 10am-12pm & 1:30-3:30pm, Fri.10am-12pm & 1-3pm.                                                                                         #3 $240 Wed. 1-3pm, 3:30-5;30pm & 6:30–8:30pm, Thur. 10-noon, 1:30-3:30pm & 4-6pm.

We may adjust to your traveling time. Also, you may be able to sleep at Mihoko’s apartment with $25 per night. This is suitable for those who live far away and want to save money for hotels. We will be happy to consult your needs.

 

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: Please contact us for the details. We craft the group session in a way of your needs meet.

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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  • Loom in Essence 2015

    We are having the public reception of Loom in Essence in few hours. Loom in Essence is our studio group exhibition that presents current and former studio students' work. It will be held at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA, a couple of miles from the studio. The Sprinkler Factory Gallery is located in the former Rockwell Sprinkler Co building and the gallery space is nearly 300 square feet, 160 feet length of wall space.

    SAORI Worcester has presented many studio shows in the chapel of Unitarian Church in Worcester, at its own store front space and in the upstairs space of current location. However, Mihoko felt that it was time to show what the studio members had been creating to the larger audience in the community. This gallery is so big and tall that it gave Mihoko a great inspiration for that.

    135 pieces woven / created by over 40 people are in the show. It is the largest show for SAORI Worcester ever. It is our 15th year of the business and it celebrates individuals' unique art work through this unique art form.

    The show includes work from Seven Hills Foundation (3 different programs) and St. Francis House, Boston , the largest homeless shelter in New England.

    Every pieces is only-one-of- a-kind work! Please stop by to see. Visit the event page for more details. Thank you.