Monday, July 22, 2013

Featured Workshops Part 2 - 2013 Symposium


      The Shortlist - Part 2
      Spaces are available in these featured workshops
        Workshops run September, October,  and November 2013



DIARY PAINTINGS ON CLOTH
Susan Shie

Students were so astounded last time Susan Shie was here that we worked very hard to get her back.

In this four-day class students will begin with a “page” of white cotton fabric, then, through a variety of techniques, create diary paintings. Each day the class will start by choosing an optional theme together. The theme may then be worked up in a sketchbook to come up with ideas for the day’s work.

Students will draw freehand on cotton with black permanent fine-tip markers, then brush-paint in the colours, and finally use the markers again, as well as airpen (optional), to write freehand on the surface, creating a typographic texture over the images in the story.

As Susan describes it: “You’ll be drawing like you did as a child, in relaxed wonder over your abilities, and writing off the top of your head, just like when you write a letter. No planning ahead. This spontaneity is what makes naïve art and children’s art so appealing to the viewer and so inspiring for the artist.”

Susan will demonstrate each process and spend time with each student, making sure the work progresses smoothly. Special emphasis and instruction will be given with the airpen with ample time for students to discover whether it might be for them.

In addition students will learn how to make a self-bordered quilt sandwich and then do “crazy grid” quilting.

Susan is an encouraging instructor whose goal is to bring out the student’s freer inner self and to get the creativity really flowing.




THE ART OF THE HEADRESS
Jessica de Haas (Vancouver)



This workshop is the perfect opportunity to make a highly fashionable headdress for a costume party or special event.

In this fun, creative, three-day workshop, participants will learn construction and millinery techniques to make a comfortable and durable mixed-media headdress. Different types of bases and attachments will be covered, and students will learn the process of fulling sheets of merino pre-felt to shape, sculpt, manipulate, twist, and braid for adornment. The class will explore many embellishing techniques such as needle felting, making three-dimensional flowers, embroidery, and appliqué. A variety of materials such as raw wool, felted wool, buckram, fabrics, feathers, lace, and beads will be used.

Jessica will encourage a well thought-out and meticulously crafted sculptural headdress.

Full Details Here



KATAZOME WITH NATUAL DYES
Akemi Nakano Cohn (Chicago, USA)

Katazome is a traditional Japanese resist-dyeing technique which makes use of hand-cut stencils. The beautiful designs achieved through this procedure are most often found on kimonos.

In this workshop students will learn to make the katazome rice paste resist with historic recipes and to master the use of traditional tools to cut the katagami (mulberry) paper stencils. In addition, students will develop design ideas by observing objects in nature such as leaves, flowers, and branches to get a sense of the Japanese aesthetic.

The katazome technique will be combined with the use of natural dyes and mordants to create compelling works.



We also have one or two spaces available in the following workshops - click on the title for full details:

BLOCKPRINTING 
Anne Babchuk (Vancouver)

PAINTING WITH MACHINE EMBROIDERY
Carol Shinn (Fort Colins, USA)

THE PHOTO EMULSION SCREENPRINT 
Anne Babchuk (Vancouver)


SCULPTURAL KNITTING
Adrienne Sloane (Boston, USA)


VISUAL MUSIC - COMPOSING A SURFACE
Jason Pollen (Kansas City, USA)


BREAKING THE RULES - BEYOND THE MARK
Jason Pollen 
(Kansas City, USA)


JAPANESE INDIGO
Bryan Whitehead (Japan)


TAPESTRY WEAVING
Elaine Duncan (Errington, BC)


CREATIVE FABRICATION
Rachel Meginnes (Penland School of Crafts, USA)


THE LIVING LANDSCAPE
Lorraine Roy (Dundas, Ontario)


NATURAL DYES - PRINT AND PATTERN
Anne Babchuk and Danielle Bush (Vancouver)





3 comments:

  1. Hi- I just registered for Rachel Meginnes class and lecture and I did get a confirmation email for each. Does this mean I am set to go...I would hate to book hotel and flights if not.
    Thanks
    Marsha Leith

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    1. Hi Marsha - yes you are registered for both the workshop and the lecture. If you have any other questions please email us at maiwa@maiwa.com - Thanks!

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