Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS at Kingston Campus supports your Fibre Arts and Stitch experience... enjoy 5 full days of SURFACE DESIGN PLAY

St. Lawrence College
1000 Islands
Summer School of the Arts 

Fibre Arts: Design, Technique and Practice (Kingston Campus)
ARTS 91 
Mon - Fri July 27 - July 31, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Course Fee: $239
$30 Materials Fee to Instructor covers comprehensive course binder and dye/paint supplies
Dyeing, painting and printing on cloth...a full week of devoted studio practice
This journey will help you to step ‘out of the box’, away from the familiar, and start to create contemporary, one of a kind art quilts or “Modern” bed quilts as you study the foundations of design. Your focus will be on creating art work that can be used in your studio practice, developing  that new  commitment to a series that can carry on long after our week together.
 You will explore color, work every morning into a course sketchbook with art and design techniques, and explore hands on sampling of MANY techniques for special effects on fabrics including the creation/stitching of all new small pieces of art work each afternoon in the classroom... lots of time to STITCH! Machine or hand work - your choice!
Day One:      Flat and immersion dyeing of fabric (see photo above)
Day Two:     Indigo dye instruction including shibori (see photo below)
Day Three:   Soy wax batik, and art quilt design time in afternoon
Day Four:     Fabric painting using COLOUR VIE and acrylics, gel and screen printing
Day Five:      Experiment with nuno/wet felting
As you create, choose your own favourite techniques to develop all new, original art. You will enjoy working along with your classmates, sharing ideas, and  developing confidence in “design wall” exercises while you take this opportunity to stitch up a storm!

During this 5 full days of studio art play you will listen to your intuition and find the confidence to make independent decisions that will produce art/quilts strong in colour and design. The goal is creating new work, using fibre as your medium and having a great and fun filled week with old and new friends along the way.. 
Supplies list provided with paid registration... and we encourage you to use your STASH!
Come play!
Date(s)7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015.
Days of Week: Monday through Friday   Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Room 00060
Main Campus, Green Wing, Lower Level
Instructor: Bethany Garner
More Information:  garner@kingston.net

This is Beth''s nineteenth year in the classroom with the Summer School of the Arts at St.Lawrence College. She welcomes new and returning students and come stay in Residence at the college and enjoy the beauty of the Kingston Community during summer 2015!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Please join the members of the Kingston Fibre Artists as they share their TIMELESS TEXTILES at Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, July 28-September 5, 2015

We welcome visitors to join us for the Opening Reception 
Exhibition to be held in the 
Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, ON 
Saturday August 1st, 2-4 pm

Ninety-two pieces by nineteen artists -  a truly diverse and beautiful collection of the work of these multi talented artists, many of whom have been working together over the past twenty years. Seeking their own niche has been a journey well served, as witnessed in this stunning exhibition including contemporary works and art quilts, free-standing three dimensional work, wearable art, hand painted cloth, nuno felted pieces, many pieces embellished with beautiful hand stitching and crocheted/knitted art. The artists are:

Christina Barnes
Linda Coulter
Janet Elliott
Robin Field
Janine Gates
Wilma Kenny
Frankie Lemonde Meunier
Margaret Morris
Elinor Rush
Hilary Scanlon
Hana Sramek
Mary Ev Wyatt

Please mark your calendar and make your visit to Almonte and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum a special time to share with friends and to walk through a memorable exhibition worthy of the drive. Visit more of the individual work of our members at the Kingston Fibre Artists website here

The village of Almonte is bustling with great shops, places to dine and the views throughout the countryside are beautifully breath-taking at this time of year... all dressed up for your drive. Hope to see you in Almonte!

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3, Rosamond St. E.
Almonte, Ontario
K0A 1A0
April to SeptemberTuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm.
unday: 1 pm to 4 pm.
Children under 12 are always free
Admission $5.00Members admitted without charge