Saturday, October 6, 2018

JOIN our own Central Canada SAQA Juried Artist member, HEATHER DUBREUIL, as she shares her design expertise and amazing informational tips and information about her work.
Visit the SAQA Seminar Unit Two online website lessons.... free and so wonderfully informative!

Deborah Boschert hosts and the Guest Instructor for Unit Two is Heather Dubreuil from Hudson, Quebec.

Heather is a hugely wonderful speaker and her personal story and advice to those who are keen to learn more about her work. As an artist, Heather is unique in her approach, widely based on observation and excellent photography as she travels. The expectations as you sign in for this wonderful second session, featuring the PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN as a focus, is that Heather will share a few tips from her own experience. You will discover so much more than that - a diverse and beautifully shared story of her development as a textile artist and the many well developed thoughts about her process and direction that may help you carry your own ideas to their fullest advantage..

PORT CLYDE, Heather Dubreuil

The discussions between Deborah and Heather are wonderful, and just a hugely important. They traverse the pathways to her art and share an interesting take on Heather's approach to artwork - specifically development and design play. Bringing her back to her roots is all important in the photographs that Heather takes as she visits Europe, the US and certainly across Canada.

She uses a program called POSTER RAZOR for developing and laying out her larger pieces - starting with a full size black and white photograph, from which she draws her master onto a heat away stabilizer for the placement guide and the actual stitching of the design. Great tip!

MONTMARTRE #1, from Heather's Europe Series
Her colours simply sing the story of what she has seen in her travels. The palettes of colour are used to represent very clearly the locations and the actual tones and shades, the actuals "as seen" colouring of the buildings and the backdrop of the city as Heather decides on the images that she chooses for her work.

Please do make time for sharing your quiet Thanksgiving weekend and a cup of lovely fall tea or your other favourite beverage as you visit with these two talented and well know JAM artists from SAQA.

DOOR TO NOWHERE, Boothbay Harbor, Heather Dubreuil

We all know Heather's beautiful work in her CITYSCAPES Series, but this session shared an especially wonderful selection of Heathers' work. Having the opportunity to hear her talk about her focused approaches to creating the work from photograph, to design play and setting the stage for stitching is very worthwhile listening to and observing.

Of all of the SAQA Seminar Sessions, this one has brought me a whole new perspective and appreciation and a new respect for this outstanding artist among us. Using her innate design sense and years of work on her Cityscapes series, Heather now moves forward in a series of painted and collaged paper pieces, and yet states that she cannot stay away from the thoughts of bringing more fibre into her design play. There is definition and playful colour in every piece, and following her own muse is a big part of why Heather continues to experiment, and she is grateful for the opportunity and potential for new exploration in her work!
Explorations in Colour, Shape and Pattern, Heather Dubreuil

This session is an absolutely wonderful way to spend an hour or two just visiting with HEATHER and DEBORAH...  here is your link! Do sign up for the 2018 SEMINAR Series and enjoy everything it has to offer!

Deborah Boschert interviews Canadian artist Heather Dubreuil about how she utilizes the principles of design in creating her artwork. The website Heather mentions for converting images is

Enjoy! and Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
I am so thankful to know each of YOU!