New! CIRRUS express course in Bergen

Week 4-5 + 7-10, 2017 CIRRUS EXPRESS:

Teaching staff: Professor Kari Dyrdal and Associate Professor Jon Pettersen
Host: KHIB
Level: BA and MA
Credits: 9 ECTS (weeks 4-10); 6 ECTS (weeks 7-10)
Application deadline: 1 December, 2016 (more on it below)
Grant: 330 EUR travel (Iceland 660 EUR)/ + 70 EUR weekly allowance

Professor Jon Pettersen would like to invite 2-4 CIRRUS students for either the whole period (weeks 4-10 + seminar 20 January) or the last 4 weeks (weeks 7-10).


  • a kick off seminar ‘Making is thinking’ 20 January
  • two weeks core course; guest students who prefer to join will be able to adjust the program according to their background (week 4-5, 2017)
  • week 6 includes no teaching, but the workshop will be open and the technician will be present to assist students
  • four weeks workshop in digital weaving (weeks 7-10); the programme will be adjusted to the group, followed by theory and group/individual tutorials




  • Give access to knowledge relevant for artistic development through theory, digital tools and practice in the studio for weaving.
  • To find new ways of building textiles in 2D and 3D by use of construction in combination with materials, textures and colours.


  • Basic and complex theory on weaves.
  • Construction of weaves and combinations in one or more layers / systems.
  • Methods for developing motives and patterns by using different software: WeavePoint, Photoshop and Nedgraphics (Texelle, Product Creator)
  • Individual tutoring in the process of transforming ideas into the medium of textile.
  • Experiments/ sampling in workshop by using: Digital dobby looms, TC-1, TC-2 and the old jacquard loom with a new digital system.
  • Preparing files for hand-weaving and/or industrial production.
  • Study trip to a weaving factory.


The program for week 4-5 will be organized as a core course for internal students with access to the same tools. The guest students who prefer to join will be able to adjust their program according to their background. Week 6 include no teaching, but the workshop will be open and the part time technician will be there.

The program for week 7-10 will be adjusted to the (partly new) group and followed by theory and tutoring in groups and individually.

Apply with a brief motivation letter and a few work samples to Please state in the application which period you are applying for!

Seminar Friday 20th of January 2017:

Making is Thinking

A seminar focusing on thinking and contextualizing through material; to give value to presence, insight and intimacy in experimenting, to investigate and develop a process where the making, the adjustments, the adding and subtracting are vital elements in developing visual and material art.

Location: Marken 37, Red Room, 2nd floor
Seminar leader: Kari Dyrdal: Textile Artist / professor at KHiB
Contributors (to be confirmed):

Per Inge Bjørlo: Painter, sculptor, installation artist
Gunvor Nervold Antonsen: Textile artist / Installation artist. Recipient of Nordic Textile Award 2015
Thomas Pihl: Painter/associate professor KHiB
Ingrid Aarset: Textile artist/associate professor KHiB
Hilde Hauan Johnsen: Textile artist/professor KHiB
Jorunn Veiteberg: Art Historian, Copenhagen