Friday, October 5, 2012

KIT VINCENT to share Weekend Workshop at St. Lawrence College October 12-14th... Come join us!

FIBREWORKS KINGSTON WEEKEND WORKSHOPS SERIES welcomes KIT VINCENT on Friday evening, October 12, 2012 to Room 12050 in the Adminsitrative Wing, St. Lawrence College for her evening Artists Lecture as a part of the 2012-2013 Workshops Season... everyone welcome! Just two seats available in this exciting, creative workshop - do join us! This is one Workshop Weekend you do not want to miss....

Unleash Your Inner Matisse With Paper and Fabric Cutouts

Are you instinctually drawn to Matisse’s wonderful cutouts?

In this workshop you will be inspired to channel your inner Matisse and experiment creating cutouts using mixed media collage including painted papers and fabrics.

Kit will demonstrate a process for making a unique stiffened ‘fabric-paper’ using a sandwich made with a commercial polyester substrate and coloured tissue paper. This fabric-paper can be added to your mixed media collection and incorporated into your compositions in a variety of innovative ways.

You will practice simplifying your favorite images down to their essence, abstracting them as much as possible.I will guide you through several collage techniques in which you will combine and layer colorful papers and fabrics into a large overall composition or alternatively, into several smaller studies. Stitch work will follow as time allows.

FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshop Fee: $125 and Materials Fee: $20

Kit Vincent has studied textile arts at the Crow Timber-Frame Barn in Baltimore Ohio, and has completed a two-year Art Cloth Mastery Program with Jane Dunnewold in San Antonio, Texas. Kit constructs fibre art using fabrics that she has dyed and patterned with a variety of surface design processes. These surfaces are heavily thread-painted with machine stitching and/or hand embroidery. Her work has appeared in numerous shows in Canada, the United States and overseas, including Quilt National, in Athens, Ohio; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio; Museum for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Quebec; Patchwork & Quilt Expo, Lyon and Le Carrefour Du Patchwork, Val d`Argent, Alsace, France. Kit is also a sought-after teacher who enjoys exploring as many fibre related techniques and materials as she can and sharing these with her students.