Satellite Pro Arts Open Studios Workshops

E.M. Wolfman 

410 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612


Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm 
Dying with Native Plants | Workshop led by Sierra Reading

Originally from a small farming community of Colusa County, Sierra Reading is a Northern California native, artist/designer/educator who is now living and working throughout the Bay Area. With a focus in textile sustainability, Sierra received her BFA in textiles from the California College of the Arts and has sense shown her work at the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Northern California Fibershed, and many commissions for local designers throughout the Bay Area. Sierra’s work promotes sustainable garment and textile production, education concerning fashion sustainability, and making the connection between slow food and slow fashion.

*Spots are first come first served, and limited to 10 participants, so please come on time if you are interested!


Sunday, June 5, 2016 | 3:00 – 5:00pm 
Papermaking & Paper Sculptures with Sub Set Salon

Participants will learn how to make their own paper, as well as have the opportunity to create paper sculptures with their work.

Having met each other at papermaking conferences and abandoned papermills in Catalyunya, Sub Set grew out of a desire to emulate the support structure of artist salons of old and to collaborate on environmnetally conscious and socially engaged projects.

*Spots are first come first served, and limited to 10 participants, so please come on time if you are interested!


Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 7:30 – 8:30pm 
Beginning Weaving with Lisa Spayde

Many arts and crafts these days involve a lot of readymade expensive materials and tools. In this class we will discuss how we can use recycled materials like cardboard, denim, and found items to make this age old craft more accessible to people today.
In Beginning Weaving you will learn how to warp your cardboard loom, a few basic stitches of woven tapestry including plain weave and fringe, and finishing technique.

Lisa Spayde is a Northern California based fiber artist. Having grown up along the sandy shores of San Diego, she is inspired by her native landscapes of rich golden hills and the ever changing California coast. Lisa uses traditional tapestry techniques, along with foraged and repurposed materials, to create texture in her weavings.
Cardboard looms, tools, and fiber will be provided but please feel free to bring material, yarn, or found items such as feathers or straw to include in your tapestries.

Pro Arts Open Studios is supported by the City of Oakland and the Cultural Funding Program. Major funding for Artists Live Here, Satellite Exhibitions and Pro Arts Open Studios 2016 related special events is provided by California Arts Council.