Shawna Martin

Shawna Martin lives in Austin, TX, where she teaches art classes for kids and teens, and is currently completing her Texas Teacher Certification for Art. She loves working in and experimenting with ALL fine arts mediums, and nurturing the creative process as it unfolds.

She graduated in 2003 from Pepperdine University with a BA in Fine Arts, and prior to embarking on her teaching career, she has sold both paintings and weavings in her Etsy shop, and found plentiful opportunities for creative outlet as mother to Noelle (age 9) and Natalie (age 6). Her amazing husband Blake (a treehouse designer and filmmaker) does the cooking when Shawna is too busy art-ing to get around to it. Shawna has been exploring ceramic sculpture this year, and she has had fun combining clay with fiber arts in new ways…stay tuned!

Shawna is a veteran Lucky Star camper, and SOOO excited to return as an instructor again!

Follow Shawna’s most current work on Instagram @shawnaRMartin and visit her Esty store, too!

Lucky Star Classes: Dreamweavers

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Class Description:

Woven wall hangings are having a moment in the fiber arts world. We’re bringing this popular 1960’s art form back to life in a modern way in Dreamweavers.

In this class we will learn several basic techniques that will open the doors to experimentation and possibility. You will create an 11×14” sampler with fringe, geometric designs, and whatever colors you can dream up. Using beautiful Camp Waldemar as our inspiration, we will take color and texture inspiration from the nature around us to create a souvenir you can hang on your wall at home!

Class Offered: Full day [Thursday only]

Materials List for Students:

  • Scissors

  • Wide tooth comb for packing down your weave

  • Yarn scraps to use/trade/share (any kind will do- but thicker yarn weaves faster…I like to use a variety of textures and weights. We will be mixing colors and it will be fun to share!)

  • Charms, beads, or other objects to incorporate as decoration (optional)

  • 12″ rod to hang finished weaving from (could be a craft dowel, a stick from nature, or a copper pipe or a deer antler!)

Kit Fee:  $35

How to Pay Kit Fee:  In advance via PayPal account shawna_potter@yahoo.com or in person on day of class.

Included in Kit: 

  • custom hardwood 11×14 frame loom with alternating heddle bar
  • cotton warp thread
  • weaving needle
  • assortment of yarn to choose from

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