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Classes & Residencies


Introductory Digital Surface Pattern Design- August 19, 2017= FULL

If you are interested in an additional date for this class,

please contact me directly using the contact form above. I would love to teach this again in Fall/Winter 2017!

Link to more information from previous class offerings.

Use creative techniques such as paper collage to create your own fabric designs that can be printed by Spoonflower!



Artist Residency Projects through the

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Fall 2017-Summer 2018

The emPOWERment Project continues! This time I will work with alumni and current women in the POWER House for an entire year! Our goal is to create collaborative artwork that will be displayed in the POWER House, sold to the community, and taken home by the women when they graduate the program.

Previous Artist Residency Projects can be found below and on my Blog.

Recent testimonials:

Scott Miller, Avonworth Primary Center:

I really appreciated Amber’s personalized approach and willingness to support our youngest learners at Avonworth Primary Center.  The Artist in Residency Program provided a collaborate framework to seamlessly embed curriculum components and art into a dynamic experience for our first graders.  Amber’s enthusiasm, energy, and creativity provided an amazing experience for all of us at APC!

Maureen Frew, Maker Education Specialist, Avonworth Primary Center:

It is my pleasure to write this testimonial on behalf of Amber Coppings – Teaching Artist – Artist Residency Program.  Ms. Coppings completed a bat/spider unit with 60 of our first grade students this past October, 2016.  It was an incredible experience for the students, teachers and parents.

Ms. Coppings introduced students to sketching, drawing, patterns, tessellations, yarn structures and fabric construction.  Students ending this experience by hosting a family night where they proudly displayed their created works.  This learning experience was one that is still talked about with our students.  

The learning continues with the skills that Ms. Coppings presented to our students and staff. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Ms. Coppings to work in a school district and at Avonworth we look forward to future collaborations with her.

Students walking through my 2004 “Touch” art installation at the Fiberart International

Our Unknown Galaxies installed in the classroom ceiling! Bobtown Elementary, 2014

Brashear High School Students 2016- sponsored by Pop des Fleurs, and an outreach project of the Fiberart International 2016