Art Department: Fibers
Our state-of-the-art fibers studios include facilities for both weaving and surface design. The fibers program is well grounded in a study of the history of textiles and strongly encourages research into new fiber processes. Students also have the opportunity to take intensive workshops off campus in the summers and to work with nationally-recognized visiting artists at Lamar.
The weaving studio is well equipped with four harness and multi-harness looms and an excellent selection of yarns and equipment for weaving. Computer assisted design programs are used to help the students develop a personal approach to both complex woven structures and printed textiles.
A well-illuminated and spacious dye lab with textile print tables, fabric steamers and safe dye mixing facilities provides all fibers students with the opportunity to learn to use a wide range of dyes and after processes. The use of contemporary and experimental technologies developed for fibers is encouraged at all levels of the program.
Fibers students are committed to a program of public exhibitions at Texas galleries and museums. Through these exhibitions, students have made initial gallery contacts and sales and have had artworks published, encouraging them to begin their professional careers.
Undergraduate students can pursue fibers study at Lamar through the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in studio art and a concentration in fibers. Graduate students can pursue fibers study through the Masters of Visual Art degree with an emphasis in studio art.
The fibers program has one full-time faculty member: