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Studio: Fibers

In this exciting course, you will explore 2D and 3D weaving techniques as well as other various non-woven fiber techniques. You will utilize traditional and innovative fiber arts approaches to develop a body of work and hone your artistic proficiency while acquiring new techniques for translating this unique medium for classroom implementation. In addition to studio practice, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in curricular development, management, and organization of fiber arts. The teaching methodologies included are applicable to all levels, K-12, and are designed to inspire creative development in all students. You will come away from this course confident both in your personal fiber arts practice as well as your fiber arts curriculum.

For the official course description, see the course syllabus or Graduate Catalog.

Required Materials

Fibers Materials List

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1197.00
Mon 9 Sun
Oct 4 Weeks Nov 28
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Oct 4 Nov 28
Nov 1 Dec 26
Dec 6 Jan 30
Jan 3 Feb 27
Feb 7 Apr 3
Only 4 days remaining to enroll in the next section of this course.
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE029

Course Objectives

  • Experiment with two- and three-dimensional fiber arts techniques and integrate learning to create a body of original work.
  • Evaluate new knowledge of fiber arts to facilitate improved curriculum design and instructional practice.
  • Develop authentic resources, learning tools, and examples to facilitate hands-on learning in the art room.
  • Synthesize best practices in classroom management, supply organization, and practical implementation of fiber arts.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
History and Process
  1. Research the history and process of fiber arts.
  2. Evaluate your current fiber arts curriculum.
Week 2
2D Weaving Techniques
  1. Explore 2-dimensional weaving techniques and create three mini weavings.
  2. Consider how weaving techniques can be implemented in your classroom.
Week 3
3D Weaving Techniques
  1. Experiment with one 3D weaving technique.
  2. Create a process board as you document the process of creating your own finished piece.
Week 4
Embroidery and Felting
  1. Experiment with basic and advanced embroidery and felting techniques.
  2. Create a finished work of art using either embroidery or felting techniques.
Week 5
Making Connections
  1. Explore cross-curricular connections on a topic that interests you.
  2. Research topics in fiber arts to inspire the creation of a finished work of art.
Week 6
Management and Organization
  1. Explore ways to manage and organize your fiber arts supplies.
  2. Craft an action plan to help you better manage fiber arts instruction.
Week 7
Teacher Showcase Series
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Give thoughtful feedback to peers to further their artistic process.
Week 8
  1. Refine your personal work based on peer feedback.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve your fibers curriculum.

A sample assignment from Week 4 of the class Studio: Fibers

1. Research

Watch hands-on demonstrations of embroidery basics and advanced techniques with Cassie Stephens.

2. Discussion

Describe your experience with embroidery or felting this week. Engage with other art teachers in the course to problem-solve lingering questions.

3. Creation

Choose one technique and create a finished product. Document your process through the creation of a process board.

What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course Studio: Fibers. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12-month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 1/28/2021)


Course content was relevant and current.


Instructor was knowledgeable and provided value-added contributions.


I achieved the goals I set at the beginning of the course. 

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