Considering Enrolling in a Master Weaver Program?
Posted March 9, 2022
On Saturday morning, March 5, 2022, following the General meeting, EWG members learned the differences between the Master Weaver Program at Olds College (Olds) and the program through the Guild of Canadian Weavers (GCW). Linda Wilson, who is well known in the weaving world with her years of experience teaching various classes including Master Level 3 at Olds College, shared insight into both programs. She shared differences between the two programs such as having in person ongoing feedback at Olds compared to being a self-learner at the GCW; having an intensive week of learning at Olds versus having a slower self-paced learning; and being in class learning with students allowing one to share success and failures with other students at Olds versus having to search for additional courses on your own. As well, Linda shared other considerations to help you decide which program you would be best suited for. If you are a motivated, organized, self-learner and like to read and learn from books, and perhaps are unable to travel and spend a week away from home, then the GCW program might be a good fit for you. But if you prefer structure, having feedback from peers, enjoy classroom learning, and are able to travel, then perhaps the Olds program might suit you better. Linda shared that having a group or friend to work with is the best way to success and to stay motivated.
Thank you Linda for sharing your knowledge with us and inspiring us to think about which program would best suit each person.