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Create A Memory Assemblage (CANCELLED)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2023 in Itinerary |

CANCELLED!  SEE YOU AT THE OPENING!   Join me for a two-hour workshop to create your own framed art piece using textiles and objects that carry memory and meaning.  Be inspired, relaxed and invigorated, working right in The Gallery At The J.     I will bring everything you need to create a finished assemblage, including copper, textiles and all framing materials.  Participants are invited to bring their own found treasures—-a stone, buttons, or any found objects.  It’s also helpful if participants bring a needle, thread and a small assortment of textiles, found precious, colourful or fascinating.    The cost of $60 covers all materials, including a shadow-box frame.  Payment can be made in advance by eTransfer or cash or cheque at the workshop.  You can register...

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Finder’s Keepers in Cobourg

Posted by on May 18, 2022 in Itinerary |

  Please note that this event is fully booked!   Create, complete, and frame an intimate composition by gathering the found and the given, the old and the new, works of hands and the work of nature. Instruction will be given on how to create a composition involving a wide variety of colours, textures and shapes; how to assemble the juxtaposed materials, and how to embellish the assemblage through stitching with threads and copper wire. You will also be led through the process of finishing, mounting and framing the art piece. Join us for this exciting in-depth workshop. We’ll workshop with instruction and develop ideas during the day, and have open studio time in the evening. This workshop is set up for both beginners and more advanced artists, and is meant to work with participants based on their individual level of expertise or experience. Surprise yourself with possibilities by creating art that speaks of roads travelled and wonder found, art that becomes the keeper of stories. The cost is $325 plus HST.  Payment can be made at the workshop, either in cash, by cheque or eTransfer. If you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to reach out to me by e-mail. ...

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Haliburton School of Art: Mixed Media Textile Assemblage

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Itinerary |

I again look forward to a week of teaching, and I hope to see you there! 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. We will 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...

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Park City Kimball Arts Festival

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Itinerary |

It’s such an honor to return to the Kimball Art Show in Park City!  I’m excited to show new work completed after spending an inspiring month as an artist-in-residence at the LM Studio Gallery in Hyéres, France.  I’m at Booth E-153—meet you there!

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