Sunday, May 13, 2012

ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Kingston Campus, offers SURFACE DESIGN Course over two long weekends in July/August 2012


Over two long weekends – Summer Term 2012 in Room 12050 – Upper Level in the Link Hallway, St. Lawrence College. Park behind the Tech Building facing Country Club Drive and come in through door E12. Class days run 9 am – 4 pm… (8:30 am for set up). The college Residence may be able to accommodate out of town students. Please inquire.

Sat, Sun, Mon, July 28, 29 & 30 and Aug 18, 19 & 20
36 hour, Full Credit Textile Design Program Course fee payable to St. Lawrence College: $223.92
Register for : ARTS 110 860

This course is a focused learning course developed to take each student, whether a beginner or advanced student, to a new and confident place in their exploration of surface design technique.
During the first weekend, students will explore multiple techniques for painting and dyeing one of a kind original fabric, development of screen printing technique using thickened dyes, stamp making and printing. Exploration of two full days with ARISHI SHIBORI dye work is a new focus for this July 28-30th, 2012 course weekend….

The focus for our second weekend is the completion of several original textile art pieces, destined for display in the home or in public exhibitions.  The fabrics created in our first weekend will be collaged, layered and stitched using both hand and machine stitch techniques. Students will enjoy the opportunity to explore the art of the stitch as an important part of their new work. Use of the sewing machine for thread painting the surface and use of the Embellishing Machine as an important design tool will be shared. Framing and finishing are an important part of this weekend in the classroom.

Questions should be directed to Instructor, Bethany Garner at
Registration at: (Part Time Studies, ARTS, Textile Design, Surface Design and Stitch, ARTS 110 860) or call 613-544-5400, ext. 60 (Student Services). $35 Materials Fee for paints and dyes provided in the course is payable to the Instructor first day of class.

Bethany Garner is a Textile Artist demonstrating a strong commitment to the promotion of Fibre as an Art form for women in the 21st century. Bethany has been active in local and national quilting organizations, serving as a Board member of CQA/ACC,  as a local Textile Educator in Southern Ontario and serves as a Regional Representative with the Studio Art Quilt Associates, internationally. Beth is a Course Developer/Instructor in the Textile Design Program, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario, and has been with the College since 1996.