Master Spinner Program: Off Campus Course Offerings

Love Spinning?  Can't travel to Olds?  By working together with local volunteer hosts, Olds College is able to offer Off Campus Master Spinner Courses across Canada and the US. They're a great way to continue the Master Spinner Program a little closer to home.  

Program Description

The Master Spinner Program consists of six progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of fibers, yarns and the end use of the spun yarns.  At all levels, students are evaluated on the basis of written assignments, practical projects, oral presentations and skill development.

For a complete guide to the Master Spinner Program, please see the Master Spinner Handbook.

Program Prerequisites:

Master Spinner Level 1 requires students to be comfortable with the basic operation of a spinning wheel.  This course is not a Beginner's Spinning course.

Levels 2-6 require the previous Level's class to be completed.  While the previous level's independent study (ie - homework) completion is not a requirement, it is strongly recommended.  Each level builds off of the previous skill developments. 

Materials Requirements:

All students are required to bring the supplies noted in their course's supply list.  Each level has a different supply list, outlined below.   In addition to the supply lists for each individual should bring a 1" binder.

Level 1 Supply List
Level 2 Supply List
Level 3 Supply List
Level 4 Supply List
Level 5 Supply List
Level 6 Supply List

This course requires the use of a manual spinning wheel.  If you are considering using an electronic spinner, please see our Electronic Spinners Policy

Scholarships

Shuttleworks Master Spinner and Weaver Scholarships are available to students entering the final level of either the Master Spinner or Master Weaver programs at Fibre Week.

Application deadline is June 2, 2014

Registration

Registrations are taken through Olds College and are most easily processed online through the link to the right, or by phone using a credit card:

Phone: 1-800-661-6537, extension 4677 or 7956 

Materials fees collected at the time of registration are for fibres, etc supplied by the instructor for use during the class. They are not meant to be of sufficient quantity for homework completion.

5% Canadian Goods and Services Tax will be added to all registrations. For more information, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency's web page on Visitors to Canada.

Off Campus Offerings:

Off Campus Master Spinner Courses take pace across Canada and the US.  All of the current Master Spinner courses currently open for registration are available below.  Don't see a course in your area?  Have a few friends interested in joining you?  Contact the program administrator below about becoming a host!

Listed in order of Date Offered:

United States - Uvalde, TX

Level 1 Offering

This is not a beginning spinner course.
Students should be comfortable with the basic operation of a spinning wheel.

Dates:
May 1-5, 2014 
9:00am-4:00pm (daily) 

Tuition:  
$525 CDN + $65 materials fee (payable at time of registration)

Instructor:
Leslie Gasser 

Supply List:
Student Level 1 Supply List

Location: 
The Dry Frio River House (near Reagan Wells and Concan, Texas) 
321 River Road,
Uvalde, TX 78801

For Venue Information Contact: 
Judith Bourgeois
830-232-4513 
jdth.bourgeois@gmail.com


Canada - Princeton, Ontario

Level 5 Offering

Dates:
May 12-16, 2014 
9:00am-4:00pm (daily) 

Tuition:  
$695 CDN + $65 materials fee (payable at time of registration)

Instructor:
Donna Rudd

Supply List:
Student Level 5 Supply List

Location: 
485 Hwy 2, R.R.1
Princeton, Ontario

For Venue Information Contact: 
Linda Wallbank
226-228-0101
tlwallbank@gmail.com

 

United States - Evansville, WI

Level 4 Offering

Dates:
July 17-21, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (daily)

Tuition:  
$695 CDN + $85 materials fee + $160 marking fee (payable at time of registration)

Instructor:
Coleen Nimetz

Supply List:
Level 4 Student Supply List

Location: 
Cooksville Farmhouse Inn
11203 North State Road 138
Evansville, WI 53536 www.cooksvillefarmhouseinn.com

For Venue Information Contact: 
Ingrid McMasters
608-239-0809
ingrid@sprywhimsy.com

 

United States - Smithtown, NY

Level 2 Offering

Dates:

July 28 - Aug 1, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (daily)

Tuition:  
$695 CDN + $85 materials fee + $160 marking fee (payable at time of registration)

Instructor:
Michelle Boyd

Supply List:
Level 2 Student Supply List

Location: 
Name: Smithtown Historical Society - Roseneath Cottage
Address: 239 Middle Country Rd, Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone number: 631-265-6768

For Venue Information Contact: 
Joanne Garcia
Phone: 516-852-5804
Email: punkin@jrde.net 


United States - Brighton, MI

Level 3 Offering

Dates:
August 4 - 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (daily)

Tuition:  
$695 CDN + $85 materials fee + $160 marking fee (payable at time of registration)

Instructor:
Michelle Boyd

Supply List:
Level 3 Student Supply List

Location: 
5109 Van Amberg
Brighton, MI 48114

For Venue Information Contact: 
Michelle Kaston
810-588-6128
michelle@essentialfiber.com

United States - Tucson, AZ

Level 4 Offering

Dates:
August 28 - September 1, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (daily)

Tuition:  
$695 CDN + $85 materials fee + $160 marking fee (payable at time of registration)

Instructor:
Leslie Gasser

Supply List:
Level 4 Student Supply List

Location: 
 - NEW LOCATION - 
The Mini-Time Machine: Tucson Museum of Miniatures,
4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.,
Tucson, AZ 85712.

For Venue Information Contact: 
Jill Holbrook
520-744-1926
jillholbrook@earthlink.net

 

Refund Policy:

Refund requests, accompanied by the original course receipt, received at Olds College three (3) full weeks prior to the course start date will be granted in full, less course specific material fees that have been incurred, non-refundable deposits and an administration fee of 20% of the course tuition or $150, whichever is less. No refunds will be issued less than three (3) full work days prior to the start date of a course. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal. In the event that a course is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund.

Register Now!

Zach Webster, B.A., B.B.A
Programmer, School of Business

Phone: (403) 556-8368
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537 ext 8368
Email: zwebster@oldscollege.ca
Location: Duncan Marshall Place, Room 129

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