Darkroom ' Ceramics ' Drawing & Painting

5w classroom space for use by the adult textile program

We welcome students with different ranges of knowledge, from beginners to advanced knowledge to take a class. Our goal is to provide a friendly, enriching and rewarding experience for each student to express their creativity and learn new skills in while making friends.

  • Equipped with 15" tapestry frame looms, 10", 16" and 25" rigid heddle looms and standard inkle looms for belt weaving up to 4.5" wide.
  • Our textile studio provides ball winders, swifts, warping boards, a weaving library including image reference material and ample space for warping and weaving

Questions? Call 512-974-4040

Class List and Registration Page 

Meet The Instructors

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taylor barnes

taylor barnes is a contemporary fibers artist and ceramicist. Utilizing mixed media fibers techniques, underglaze, and charcoal, she has created her own language of self-expression. Since graduating with an MFA from The University of North Texas, she has exhibited nationally and has been featured on major platforms such as Artsy, Cultured Magazine, and KERA. Her work has been collected by the Mead Museum and awarded by the Dallas Museum of Art. barnes lives and works in Austin Texas.  

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Kelly Chambliss

BA, emphasis in Art History from Texas State University. Kelly Chambliss is an Austin based paper maker and certified art educator. With a background in art education in public schools and community art school settings, she currently specializes in eco-friendly handmade papers She loves to explore new materials and more sustainable art practices with students.

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Gabriella Fleming

Gabriella Fleming is a San Antonio, Texas artist, currently working in Austin. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus in Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Drawing. She is a self-taught fiber artist with an emphasis on floor loom and tapestry weaving, embroidery, natural dyeing, and soft sculpture installations. Her work is semi auto biographical with a focus on themes of childhood, nostalgia, interpretations of interior and exterior spaces, and the revisitation of memories."

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Cidnye Stott

Born in central Texas, Cidnye has been fascinated by yarn from a young age.  She started by teaching herself to crochet at the age of 8, and through the years has added knitting, weaving, and hand spinning into her repertoire of fiber crafts. She currently teaches beginning weaving classes at the Dougherty Arts Center, where she loves to introduce the various ways to play with color and texture on a rigid heddle loom.


Looms and weaving materials in use at the DAC Textile program