Explore the intriguing process of juxtaposing textiles with natural and found objects

Create your own surprising and compelling assembled pieces of art

Enjoy being part of a vibrant art experience

Complete the creative process by framing your work

Be inspired, relaxed and invigorated

“I HAVE NOT STOPPED TALKING ABOUT THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I HAD THIS PAST WEEKEND AT YOUR WORKSHOP. MY FAMILY LOVED THE PIECES I TOOK HOME. AGAIN, THANK YOU!” ….PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT


Assembled Works

Saturday November 25 2017  -  Sunday November 26 2017

Two day workshop in Oakville

At Oakville Art Society

Fees: $225

From 10 AM to 4 PM

Create a framed, (10” x 10”) three-dimensional assemblage that juxtaposes paper, copper, textile, and paintings. Allow the rich textures, brilliant colours and nuanced lines of the various media to interact with the mysterious beauty of the found object, a stone or the weathered copper.  Create an evocative and exciting composition that combines the most unlikely elements to build a new narrative, one that speaks of roads travelled and stories found, one that becomes the keeper of stories.

Instruction will be given in how to combine different materials in an art piece, how to create a composition using a number of components, and how to connect the various materials. Instruction will also be given in how to mount and frame the art work. Participants will be encouraged to bring and use a variety of materials.  If a participant would like to work primarily with textiles, you’re welcome to bring your sewing machine.

Participants are asked to bring:

  • remnants or any small pieces of fibre work material that can be cut and re-positioned into an art piece
  • small stones, branches, leaves or any natural material
  • sewing materials such as threads, yarn, and needle and scissors

Visit the Oakville Art Society to register: http://oakvilleartsociety.com/workshops.html

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Mixed Media Textile Assemblages

Tuesday March 13 2018  -  Friday March 16 2018

A four day workshop in Cobourg

440 King St. E, Cobourg, ON

Fees: $350 + HST ($395.50)

Enjoy the luxury of learning, exploring, and creating over a four-day long course. With four days set aside for creative play, dive into experimenting with juxtaposing found objects, photo transfer and beauty from nature. Immerse yourself in art and discover inspiration on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Juxtapose fibre art with found objects and natural materials to create a framed, stitched, three-dimensional textile assemblage. Allow the rich textures, brilliant colours and nuanced lines of stitched textiles to interact with the mysterious beauty of the imprinted stone, the gentle branch or a fragile leaf. Incorporate fabric transfers of precious photos, add some nuts and bolts, stitch in some rusted metals and tell a story with scraps of an heirloom quilt. Create an evocative and exciting composition that combines the work of our hands with that of Mother Nature's over time. Work with a variety of textiles, including remnants of our own stitched, embroidered and embellished work, new fabrics, and found pieces of textiles that catch your eye.

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“WHAT A WONDERFUL WORKSHOP—SO BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND EXECUTED. EACH OF US LEFT WITH OUR OWN FRAMED ARTWORK—AMAZING!” …..PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT