The winter winds and the ice rain are still in the mix for the month of January, but as we move into this new year, what could be better than an evening out once a week with like-minded friends who love to create new work in studio and on the run using FIBRE as their medium?
Teaching at St. Lawrence College since 1996, where I began sharing dyeing and fibre collage courses at the Brockville Campus, and moving through the process of proposing a full credit Textile Design program at the Kingston Campus which was accepted with huge support in 2005, the years with my hundreds of fibre friends have been great. Students who have worked through all of the ten required courses in the diploma program and graduated have moved on to create their own small businesses, become members of prestigious arts organizations and display their work in exhibitions locally, across Canada and internationally. Some have become renowned Studio Artists and teach classes widely. They have received recognition for their work from some of the best shows in the industry.
The fun of meeting with friends to expand your knowledge base and try new techniques, and sure, use up some of the stash of fabrics and threads languishing in your closets is just good fun. It is not to late to join us, so contact Student Services at www.SL.on.ca and register for ARTS 43 - Design for Textiles. We start Tuesday, January 14th and I will catch you up if you are late in registering. 12 weeks of fun and new art are promised... all you have to do is join us!