Jessie Fraser BFA, MFA

  Living in K’jipuktuk/Halifax Jessie Fraser is a craft oriented visual artist working predominantly in the medium of fibre. Her practice considers how imagery, poetry and hand-woven cloth may be combined, to investigate the affective potential of woven cloth and text in site-sensitive installations. Fraser completed an MFA in 2019 at Alberta University of the Arts in Craft Media. She has participated in multiple residencies and exhibited work in a number of venues throughout Calgary, including group shows at VivianeArt and Stride Gallery. Image, text and textiles, along with photographic and weaving processes are used as sites of intuitive and emotional investigation. Using time as both a process and a material Jessie’s practice is the process of weaving. She weaves not only with thread but also historic narratives and atmospheric feeling.

Current / Upcoming Courses

19. Weaving I

Beginners (as well as those who have come for a refresher class) will learn to weave on four harness floor looms. Students will learn to wind a warp, to dress the loom, the basics of color and design and the use of appropriate fibres. Students will begin by weaving a sampler and then advance to a scarf by using the cottons provided.

20. Weaving II

This class is for students with previous weaving experience who are ready to tackle different techniques of their choice (or just love the sociable aspect of weaving). Come with a project in mind, or simply an idea. Students will be required to provide their own fibres. This course will take into account individual skills and projects.