Various fiber media are explored, emphasizing those with direct application to a public art school program and professional practice. On- and off-loom weaving (including handmade, strap, table or floor looms) are integrated with soft-sculpture approaches. Students learn warping of looms from 2 to 4+ harness design and investigate different fibers in relationship to these processes. At the conclusion of this course, students will be familiar with the diverse vocabulary of fiber media through a variety of hands-on and research assignments. Students will also learn traditional and historical weaving and surface design processes, as well as contemporary potential for creative expression with natural and man-made fibers.