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Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Description:
Fibers in Florence

Program Overview

Learn Jacquard silk weaving and design at the Foundation Lisio in Florence, Italy. Explore fabric analysis and learn how to identify complex weave structures like brocade, damask, lampas, liseré, and velvet. On site, you will observe master silkweavers at their looms, engaged in the product design process.

Academic Details

In this intensive studio program, Eva Basile (a Lisio faculty member) provides instruction in English, assisted by Barbara Setsu Pickett, the resident director and a UO professor of art. The studio experience is enriched with visits to museums and a textile conservation laboratory. Students earn nine quarter credit hours in upper division studio.

You will work in teams of two on class assignments. The original point-paper design and a small woven sample become part of the UO Fibers Area archive. Typically, you will be in studio from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays through Thursdays, and half-days on Fridays. Graduate students will design additional course work with the resident director, such as learning Jacquard software or the CIETA fabric analysis system.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.


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