Teaching Profile/Details, 2020/21

Dye Painted/Mono Print on Vintage Table Linen, Bethany Garner 2016


Walking the back trails in Algoma woodlands, J.E.H. Macdonald sought out bogs and ponds hidden deep in the shoreline forest. My art work reflects his passion for summers end, algae-covered ponds. Mono-print, using artist’s thickened dyes on a vintage linen tablecloth.

Bethany Garner

I am a contemporary quilter, Restoration Specialist, Quilt Conservator and have so enjoyed sharing time with my students as an Instructor in the Textile Design Program at St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON since 1996. I love to inspire students to take chances, make time for all things new and explore their favourite techniques in the classroom and their home studios, just as I do in mine!

BLOG: bethanygarner.blogspot.ca
WEBSITE: www.bethanygarner.com
EMAIL: bethanygarner.art@gmail.com


FIBREWORKS Kingston, Owner/Coordinator. Retired Professor, St. Lawrence College, Textile Design Program Instructor, 23 years 1996 - 2019

Also proudly participates with CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists, Kingston Fibre Artists, Quinte Fibre Artists and serves as Central Canada Regional Alternate-Representative, Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA), and member, Surface Design Association

 BIO :  

Teaching in the Fine Arts-Textile Design at St. Lawrence College, Bethany brings over 22 years of Surface Design and Fibre Arts experience to program/course development at the college and instructs six of the eight required courses. The Textile Design Diploma Program at SLC is one of only three graduate programs in Canada. She is actively involved in the promotion of local and distance courses, offering her teaching skills across Canada and the US. 

Courses include multiple designs and hands-on applications in Surface Technique and Stitch; Dye, Paint and Screen Printing; Colour Theory and studies and Free Form/Intuitive Stitch technique. Bethany is an accomplished quilter and stitch instructor, lending her skills as a Certified Quilt Judge to organizations in Canada and the US. She has served as a Quilt Restoration Consultant and specializes in the specialized conservation of heritage textiles. Bethany has exhibited her artwork in exhibitions across Ontario, Canada , and the U.S. 

2019/20 Workshops and Lectures:   

Courses may be arranged as 1-5 days in duration. I welcome all levels of experience in courses, customized to meet the needs of the group. Both hand and machine skills are supported with exciting new techniques that are contemporary and/or linked to the past, as Beth supports the reproduction of heritage textiles as requested. Courses details at www.bethanygarner.blogspot.ca

Fees: $500.00 per day for a 6-hour class, plus reimbursement of all actual return travel expenses with receipts at the end of the workshop.

Two-day courses are $900.00, offering a bit of a discount for Groups and Guilds with this pricing, 

Five-Day retreat/group-based program courses are $1800.00 plus actual expenses including printing, handouts, supplies provided. As a courtesy, a one hour Lecture is included in all multiple-day courses. 

Beth is happy to design a course specifically for a group/Guild.

Lecture/ trunk show: $ 275.00 (1-2 hours in length)

The Guild/Group may request a kit/materials fee to be paid by the individual students directly to the Instructor.

Additional fees for evening activities/instruction may be added. Accommodation before and after the course is required if the Instructor is traveling from a distance.  Fee for the Lecture/Trunk Show would be waived with a 2-5 day workshop added to the visit.

TRAVEL:   I am pleased to accept accommodation as a billet. Prefer a private room with a bath. Linking your group’s workshop to that of others in the area at the same time to cut down on travel costs is welcome and your group will benefit.

Return Airline tickets must be arranged and paid for by the hiring group and sent to the Instructor prior to travel. Airport parking and travel to the airport before and after the flight(s) are part of the reimbursable expenses as are transfer fees from the airport to hotel or the workshop site.

Note:  Cancellation confirmation is required no less than 30 days prior to the workshop to avoid billing for the entire course. Expenses incurred by the Instructor prior to the 30-day notice are billed and reimbursable.

Contact at home: 613-376-6150 or at garner@kingston.net  Text Messaging to: 613-893-0529