Fibre objects and textiles are among the oldest and most diverse of human expressive forms. They are an integral component of our lives and contemporary aesthetic.
In the textiles program there is an emphasis on developing skills and a high level of proficiency within a diverse range of techniques. You will have the opportunity to engage in many areas of study, including weaving, felting, dyeing, screen printing and pattern drafting.
Design for Production
Fabric Construction and Design
Pattern Drafting and Clothing Design
Our textile program is designed to cultivate an environment of creative problem solving and thinking in conjunction with hands-on studio work supporting students in becoming efficient creative makers in their chosen field of textiles.
Lost Thread, the latest exhibit showing at Touchstones Nelson, inspires participating fibre artists from Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) to explore a richness of textiles while reflecting on the history of the school that fuels their creative passion.
A successful career in the fashion industry carved out by Selkirk College alumna Alanah Jones can be traced back to her time spent at Kootenay Studio Arts in Nelson where she built the proper foundation for an exciting future.
Creating with fibre is an old-world skill that’s coming back with a vengeance as more and more people wonder “who makes my clothes.” The Textiles Program offered at Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College connects students to the creative and diverse form while providing both passionate outlet and career opportunity. Three alumnae share their journey through the fibre arts.
What Students Say
The Textiles Program at Selkirk College gives students a chance to thoroughly experiment with many different processes and techniques... I loved the atmosphere of dozens of busy artists working together in a small building.