April Jouse, currently residing in Pojoaque, New Mexico, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her love of process-oriented art took her to the Anchor Graphics Press to study lithography and since moving to New Mexico in 2013, April’s focus has been on sewing machine drawings, weaving, embroidery, ink drawing and lithography.

In 2013, April came to the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) as the Education Coordinator and quickly moved into the Director of Operations role. She currently works as EVFAC’s Director of Programs. April oversees the active adult and youth education programs, as well as organizing and executing EVFAC’s anticipated events schedule which includes the annual New Mexico Fiber Crawl, Form & Fiber and Fall Fiber Fiesta shows.

As one of EVFAC’s main weaving and embroidery instructors, April passes along the enthusiasm for New Mexico’s rich history of Fiber Arts with a contemporary spin.