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


Mixed Media Textile Assemblages at Haliburton

Monday August 07 2017  -  Friday August 11 2017

From 9:00 until 4:30

At Haliburton School of Art and Design

Fees: $350.09

One space remaining!

Monday August 7, 2017 – Friday August 11, 2017

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Enjoy the luxury of learning, exploring, and creating over a week-long course. Within the setting of an art school, with five 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 in the Haliburton highlands. Find yourself where art is happening.

Juxtapose fibre art with 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, and tell a story with the remnants of an heirloom quilt. Create an evocative and exciting composition that combines the work of our hands with that of Mother Nature's. 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.

Visit the Haliburton School to register: https://flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education/courses/mixed-media-textile-assemblages

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Finders Keepers

Friday October 20 2017  -  Saturday October 21 2017

Two day workshop in Cobourg

440 King St. E, Cobourg, ON

Fees: $225 + HST (254.25)

Friday, October 20, 3-8 pm
Sat, October 21, 10-4                   

The finder who becomes the keeper now becomes the quilter. In this fun workshop, which plays around with combining the most unlikely elements, found objects become part of a larger story. Textiles form our starting point, and then it is fair play, stitching together copper and cloth, buttons and branches, or knobs and nails. This juxtaposition is obviously not for any guest-room bed. Instead it becomes a surprising and compelling piece of textile art.

Surprise yourself with possibilities by creating a piece of art that is both personal and mysterious, one that speaks of roads traveled and stories found, one that becomes the keeper of stories.

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