Stanley Creates: Cardboard Loom Weaving

  • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Online via Zoom

The art of weaving has a rich history across cultures, as you can see from the many beautiful woven artworks in the Stanley’s collection. In this Stanley Creates program, you will learn how to use household materials to create a simple loom and how to create small multicolor woven pieces of your own, which can be transformed into wall hangings, coasters, bookmarks, or other creations of your choosing.


Stanley Creates is an interactive program for children and teens to learn artmaking techniques using everyday materials. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection, participants play with materials to create unique projects at home. Angela Barr, a master’s candidate in art education at the College of Education, demonstrates the process and provides feedback to participants.

Video instructions will be available after the event for those who are unable to attend, but would like to make the projects.

This simple yet expertly woven cloth from Nigeria is an example of the loom artform featured in the Stanley’s collection.

Igbira-style cloth

Cost: Free, registration required


Unrecorded artist; Nigeria


, Igbira-style
Cotton and lurex, 78 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (199.39 x 29.85 cm)
Given in loving memory of Mary Hagihara Kujawski Roberts by Seth, Avery and Allen F. Roberts, 1991.199

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.