Guide to Skill Levels

A Beginning (B) student is new to the subject and has no experience.  Beginners are first-timers or individuals who would like a refresher in the topic.

examples of classes: Beginning Floor Loom Weaving, Beginning Rag Rug Weaving, Beginning Spinning, Ready, Set, Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom,

An Advanced Beginning (AB) student has some experience, (one to three classes in the subject).  These courses are for beginners who want to continue but would like to develop more skill and technique.

examples of classes: Exploring Twills (Floor Loom), Scandinavian Rag Rug I (Rag Rug), Beyond Beginning Spinning

An Intermediate (I) student is familiar with the subject and has some experience.  Students have completed several classes and have a developed vocabulary as well as a general knowledge of the subject.  The instructor will assume you need some direction but students should be comfortable starting and finishing projects.

examples of classes: Stripes and Structures (Floor Loom), Time for Twills (Rag Rug), The Power of Pick-Up on the Rigid Heddle

An Advanced (A) student is capable of  working independently and has a high skill level in the medium. Experience can vary, but usually students have several years of training or have thoroughly developed their skills and technique.

Multi-Level (M) classes offer a basic introduction in the subject and provide an opportunity for a higher level of practice and skill. The instructor works one-on-one with students to develop technique, subject matter and goals. Class projects are individually tailored to meet the needs of the student.

Youth & Teens

Youth and teens, ages 9 to 18, are welcome in many regular WGM classes.

Parents/adults are expected to register for the class in addition to the youth student.  It’s fun and a great way to explore arts activities together.

Before registering, check with the guild office 612-436-0463 or to see if the class is appropriate for youth.