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Christine Novotny

Minneapolis, MN
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Christine Novotny is a handweaver with a love of color, pattern, and design. Guided by her background in painting and drawing, Christine began weaving to create works with which participants could—tactile work that can be worn, folded, touched, and stepped on. Christine has a particular love for surprising optical color interactions created by the intersection of warp and weft. She firmly believes in the power of attention and slowing down, two fundamental skills in creating woven work.

Christine is a Artisan in Residence in North House's Artisan Development Program where she focuses on her weaving practice.

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Current Courses Offered by Christine Novotny

3.5 Days
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Color Theory Through Weaving

We all have an innate color personality - colors that we're drawn to that describe who we are and how we see the world. Just as painters mix colors on a canvas, weavers combine colors on the loom to create new combinations optically. However, the colors that we're drawn to…
Thu, Feb 18th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 21st, 2021
Day 1: 1-5pm; Days 2&3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
3.5 Days
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Warp and Weft: Introduction to Floor Loom Weaving

Textiles are integral in our lives, yet so often overlooked! Creating one’s own cloth empowers expression through color, texture, and design. In this course, we will explore these elements through weaving on a four-harness floor loom. Students will learn the principles of handweaving, including designing a project, preparing a warp,…
Thu, Jan 14th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 17th, 2021
Day 1: 1-5pm, Days 2&3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny

Past Courses Offered by Christine Novotny

Warped to Weave: Floor Loom Warping Refresher Online