Monday, February 1, 2016

Enjoy an exciting weekend with renowned Instructor, Karen Goetzinger, as you build on your studies in her design focused series workshop with FIBREWORKS Kingston

A Message from our May 13-15th, 2016 Instructor
returning to Fibreworks Kingston 



 MAY 13-15, 2016

The weekend of May 13 I will be in Kingston, Ontario for the Fibreworks Weekend Workshops. I have taught for Fibreworks several times and it is always a wonderful experience in a great setting. My upcoming workshop, "Recipe and Ingredients for Brilliant Design," demystifies and brings practical clarity to the often confusing principles and elements of design. For more information about this workshop and to register for it, go to the Fibreworks Kingston website. Hope to see you in Kingston!
Collage of Student Work,  Karen Goetzinger, Instructor
MAY 13-15, 2016
St. Lawrence College
Room 00060
Lecture, Friday Evening May 13th
Location to be announced
Course Fee: $125
This workshop removes the mystery and brings practical clarity to the principles and elements of design. Learn the principles that are the foundation and the language of good design by experimenting with each of the elements during 2 days of exercises on paper, fabric and in stitch. 

Through these studies you will learn to understand how the
principles interact with the elements of design in creating successful compositions and how they relate to your own fibre art practice.

Expect great results as you study and develop new work for your personal Studio practice during this design focused workshop. Plan to experiment with design play techniques you have thought about and always wanted to explore. Stretch your skills base while working through Karen's assignments as you build your confidence, explore technique in all new ways and work on perhaps an all new series to add to your 2016 exhibition work.

Whether an experienced designer or beginning your adventure with original design, Karen's years of successful development of all new work for her own collections will surely provide a great foundation for your continuing studio work.

Plan to ask lots of questions, bring your own design dreams to paper and stitch and be prepared to share in an exciting workshop weekend with like minded fibre professionals.

Enjoy some of Karen's beautiful designs - and please visit her website for more information and to view her Installation work and Gallery Art images...

Known for her finely detailed mixed media textile constructions that are influenced by her roots in quilt making, couture construction, and her life-long passion for the urban landscape and architecture, Karen Goetzinger captures urban life through the perspective of treasured but fading memories. Using painted and stretched canvas as a giant embroidery hoop, she sketches, with thread, the imprint of urban landscapes on individual memory. Each artwork is intentionally without figurative elements thereby allowing the viewer to become the city’s human element, in solitary interaction with the landscape and their personal narratives and fleeting memories.

The Workshop registration form can be found on the Fibreworks  Blog at

Or email Bethany Garner, FIBREWORKS Cordinator :