Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thousand Islands Summer School for the Arts Registration is open... Come Play!


 Surface Design and Stitch   
Date(s): 7/21/2014 - 7/28/2014


This full week course in our Textile Design Program will prepare the Program or general interest student to create their own original hand coloured and stitched textile projects. The course is for anyone who has ever wanted to step out of the box, leave the familiar and perhaps traditional behind and create one of a kind quilts or embroidery while learning the foundations of design, stitch, pattern development and finishing of quilts, home décor, wearables or wall art. 
Students will explore color, support their knowledge of design principles and build all new work while spending time in the classroom divided between working into a sketchbook with art and design techniques. Students will experience hands on sampling for special effects on fabrics and the planning and successful execution of original small quilts or stitched fabrics using a wide variety of new techniques. Students are encouraged to complete several small classroom projects which are stitched by hand or machine, framed/bound and ready to enjoy. A material fee of $40.00 to cover the cost of paints and dyes, some tools and fabrics/threads for small class samples is payable to the instructor on the first day.
 


Course Code: ARTS110Section: 540
Campus: KINGSTONInstructor: Bethany Garner

Fee: $299.70Additional Notes: 
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Colour The Quilt Artist's Way (in Kingston)  
July 28-August 1, 2014


Embarking on your journey into the magical world of creating original cloth design and taking your quilts and fibre projects to a new dimension can be a time of questions, uncertainty and excited anticipation to learn all that is NEW!. In this course, Bethany will guide you toward listening to your own “voice” and finding the confidence to make independent decisions that will produce beautiful art, whether quilts, embroidery and wearables that are strong in colour and design. During our week together, you will dye, paint and develop pattern on cloth and colour complementary threads to create your very own compositions based study of the principles and elements of design at the start of our week together. Dyeing, painting, shibori, monoprint, Indigo play all included.
Plan to emerge from this class with an exciting and original collection of projects, many ideas for future projects and confidence in your ability to design! Experience with colouring cloth is NOT required and the design study is planned as serious PLAY. Students are encouraged to complete several small classroom projects which are stitched by hand or machine, framed/bound and exhibition ready. A material fee of $40.00 to cover the cost of wax, paints and dyes, some tools and fabrics/threads for small class samples is payable to the instructor on the first day.

Colour The Quilt Artist's Way (in Kingston)
Course Code: ARTS109Section: 540
Campus: KINGSTONInstructor: Bethany Garner
Date(s): 7/28/2014 - 8/1/2014
Fee: $299.70Additional Notes

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Toronto and East groups meets at Burlington Art Centre April 13th... please join in!

 
 You are invited to a meeting on
Sunday, April 13th from 1:00 to 3:00PM,
open to all SAQA members, Central Canada division.
Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9.
(located between Maple Ave and Brant Street,
with parking all around and behind off Elgin St.)
 
Agenda includes:
 
  • Sharing information about activities and show events
 
  • Show and Tell of finished or “in progress” works and perhaps any book you might wish to recommend
 
  • Lynne McCulloch, one of our SAQA members, will share a trunk show covering her work from 2000 to the present that will demonstrate many different techniques, including wearable art jackets. She had work in the previous Fibre Content show, and Quilt Canada 2010 and this coming June 2014.  She is a teacher and sample maker for the Fabric and Friendships shop in Burlington. If you would like to know more about her background I have provided this link.
 
  • IF you wish to bring friends to see this trunk show and get acquainted with SAQA please do.
 
Please RSVP if you are coming, including details of any extra people you plan to bring!
 
Thanks
Robynne Cole  robynnecole@sympatico.ca
or 
Dwayne Wanner, SAQA Central Co-Rep  dwanner@sympatico.ca
 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

TRACEY LAWKO will have her work in the SILOS Art Gallery, St. Jacobs, ON - May 27-31, 2014

Mark your calendar!

 

 
SPRING THAW STUDY
Tracey Lawko
 
2014 NICHE Award Winner
Fibre:  Art Quilts

 

St. Jacobs Quilt & Fibre Art Festival

May 27 - 31, 2014

I will be the Guest Artist at the Silos 

The Village Silos, 1441 King St. N., St. Jacobs, ON