This program offers a unique experience to learn Jacquard silk weaving
and design at the Foundation Lisio. Besides studio instruction on Jacquard
looms, guided field trips to local museums, a textile conservation laboratory
and a tour of a silkweaving firm in Venice are planned.
Students are evaluated on the
same basis as on-campus courses. Students present their weavings, their
resource notebook, and journal at a group review on the last day of the
course. The resident director evaluates the work and reports a grade.
Students are expected to participate in an UO exhibition of the work done.
In this intensive studio program,
master weavers provide the instruction in English, assisted by Associate
Professor and Resident Director Barbara
Setsu Pickett. The studio experience is enriched with visits
to museums and a textile conservation laboratory. Students earn 9 credit
hours of upper division studio. Graduate students design with the resident
director additional coursework like learning Jacquard software or the
CIETA fabric analysis system. Students work in teams on class assignments.
Student design work and woven samples designated by the resident director
become part of the UO Fibers Area archive.
Tuition for 9 credit hours is $3815, includes instruction, materials,
and housing at the Foundation. The UO reserves the right to adjust
the program fee if the exchange rate fluctuates significantly, and Pickett
will immediately notify participants of any budget changes. Air
and ground transportation, meals, museum fees, Internet access, personal
shopping and the optional field trip expenses to Venice are not included
in the tuition. Because the passport application process is taking
considerable time, students are advised to apply before or when they
turn in their applications.
Application fee (due the date of application) $50
Deposit upon acceptance $500
Balance of Summer Session tuition due June 5, 2008 $3265
(special arrangements for Financial Aid allocation)
Student Sample Budget for 2008
Session tuition $3815
Museum entrance fees, postage, Internet, telephone 80
Bus pass for the Florence system $40
Wells Fargo health insurance @ $11.50/week for 5 weeks $58
Student visa application $45
Estimated Total $6063
In this intensive studio master weavers provide the instruction in English,
assisted by Barbara Setsu Pickett, the resident director. The
studio experience is enriched with visits to museums and a textile
conservation laboratory. Students earn 9 credit hours of upper
division studio. Graduate students design with the resident director
additional coursework like learning Jacquard software or the CIETA
fabric analysis system. Students work in teams on class assignments. The
original design work and examples of the woven samples become part
of the UO Fibers Area archive.
Students are in studio from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday and
half day on Friday.
Evaluation is similar to on-campus courses. Students present their
designs, technical data sheets, weavings, and journals at a critique
on the last class day of the course. The resident director evaluates
the work and reports the grade. Students have the option to take
this course P/N. The students organize and exhibit their
work in the LaVerne Krause Gallery in winter term.
Barbara Setsu Pickett, Associate Professor, Department of Art, is the
resident director. This is the 7th time this course has been offered. She
leads field trips and helps the students with logistics before and
during the course. She has a long association with the Foundation where
she did her Fulbright Research fellowship in 1986-87 and an UO Summer
Research award in 1994. Her research focuses on silk velvet weaving.
The program is open to undergraduates, graduates, and community education
students. Participants need a basic knowledge of weaving. No
experience on Jacquard looms is mandatory, but taking ARTF 408/508
Jacquard Spring 2008 for 4 credit hours is often the determining factor
in the selection process. Conversational Italian is very useful. Participants
must be 18 years old and have a 3.0 GPA or better. Having health
insurance and a student visa is required. Pickett interviews
and selects the applicants.
Selection is by interview. Because only
6 are chosen, after accepting 6 applicants, the resident director will
keep a waiting list and fill any vacancies from the list. An additional
$500 will be due upon the student's acceptance into the program. It
will also apply to the tuition. If the course is not fully enrolled,
the University reserves the right to cancel it.
Applications are available from Pickett and can be submitted anytime
before the Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 deadline. A $50 nonrefundable
application fee is required at the time of application and will be
applied to the tuition, if the application is accepted. Submit
application form and fee to Pickett. Checks are made payable
to: University of Oregon.
The Foundation is 25 minutes by bus to the city's center. Students
primary mode of transportation is bus or taxi.
Most forms of financial aid, such as loans and grants for which students
are eligible, may be applied to the costs of this program. Students
should consult with a financial aid counselor at the Office of Student
Financial Aid, 260 Oregon Hall, for specific information about awards
and eligibility. Students are advised to apply early to assure
If a student withdraws from the program after June 5, 2008 the $50 application
fee and $500 deposit are not refundable. If a student withdraws
from the program after June 5, 2008, and an eligible replacement can
be found by Pickett, the balance of the tuition $3265 will be refunded.
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