Education

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We support the growth of knowledge, skills and artistic expression of all fiber artists. EVFAC is dedicated to cultivating the Fiber Arts community by means of educational experiences for all ages.

New Mexico has a rich history in the Fiber Arts and we offer classes and workshop at various levels to keep this heritage alive. Chimayó style weaving on a Rio Grande loom, colcha embroidery for beginners, pueblo embroidery, spinning with a Navajo spindle and dyeing with local natural dyes are just some of the classes we offer throughout the year. Contemporary Fiber Arts techniques complete the class and workshop offerings so that no Fiber Arts technique is left unexplored. We offer professional development opportunities and business-related workshops to help chart a career path. Many of our classes are taught by instructors recognized in their field at the local, national or international level.

To secure your participation in a workshop or class, students will need to fill out a Class Registration form by purchasing the class online, by phone or in person at the front desk prior to each class. If you are considering showing up for a class and have not pre-registered, please call first to be sure the class is not full.

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Youth Education

Besides offering classes at EVFAC geared towards younger learners, we also have a Traveling Fiber Trunk program that takes fiber arts into schools and other organizations and offers children of diverse ages a hands-on and multidisciplinary experience of traditional fiber arts. Contact EVFAC's Youth Education Coordinator for more information on this program by emailing youtheducation@evfac.org or calling us at (505)747-3577. Our instructors are experts in the Fiber Arts fields and many love to work with children. Their hands-on approach will inspire youth of any age to create original and innovative Fiber Arts projects. From weaving to dyeing, felting to embroidery, we have many options that can be catered to children and other groups!

 

Private Lessons

Our pool of experienced instructors is deep and varied. We will be happy to accommodate your request for a private one-on-one class in a Fiber Arts topic that interests you.

 

Groups

Our classroom offers ample space for shared learning and we can accommodate groups of up to 50 participants. We are happy to organize demonstrations, hands-on activities and learning events for children, teens, families and tour groups. If you are interested in an on- or off-site Fiber Arts program for large groups, just give us a call and we will arrange a program and curriculum that suits your needs.

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Scholarships

Although EVFAC keeps its tuitions as low as possible, some deserving students are unable to attend without financial assistance. In order to make our classes available to a diverse population, a limited number of scholarships and tuition discounts have been made available.

To apply for a scholarship, please email a brief description about your situation; why you would like to take the  class, how it will effect your artistic goals and a statement about your financial situation. Please keep letters under one page in length, and send to the Education Coordinator.

 

Teaching at EVFAC

We are always looking to expand our pool of instructors! If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop at EVFAC, please complete a Class Proposal Form and send to the Education Coordinator.


 

EVFAC CLASS PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY:

Registration and payment for classes may be done online, over the phone or in person. Most classes run at a two person minimum, so bring a friend for the class to run unless otherwise noted. Tuition is due in full at the time of registration and holds your place in a class. Tuition does not include the material fees, which must be paid separately prior to or on the first day of class. When the materials fee is due to the instructor, it must be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. If EVFAC finds it necessary to cancels a class, students will be notified and offered a full refund of all tuition and fees, placement in other workshop or a class gift certificate of equal value. Tuition is fully refundable up to two weeks prior to the first day of class. No refunds will be offered after that date except in the following cases:

  1. If registrant is able to find a replacement for his/her place in class before the class begins.
  2. In special hardship cases, such as illness and at the discretion of the Director of Operations.