Friday October 21 2016 - Saturday October 22 2016
440 King Street East, Cobourg, ON
Fees: $225 + HST ($254.25)
In this time of harvest, we will gather the colours, lines, textures and stories as found in textiles and in found objects. The textiles could be new fabrics or unfinished projects, archival remnants or the precious work of a grandmother's hand. The found objects can be the stone found on the lake-shore, the nail from the century barn, or a button that seals more than history. With these we'll create, complete, and frame an intimate composition by gathering the old and the new, the found and the given, the finished and the unfinished. 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. The workshop fee covers all necessary materials, including the frames.
Surprise yourself with possibilities by creating art that is both personal and mysterious, art that speaks of roads travelled and stories found, art that becomes the keeper of stories.