Sunday, May 4, 2014

Workshop - Creativity, Serenity, Sensibility


[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Creativity, Serenity, Sensibility
Noriko Narahira 

$495 includes 75 lab fee
October 15, 16, 17, 18,  - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



Noriko Narahira has spent most of her life thinking about textiles. A working artist with over twenty years experience, she often goes to a place where an idea, thought, or emotion can begin to grow into a profound artwork. 

This meditative state is also a process. It can be taught and practiced to build awareness and develop a deeper sensibility toward the aspects of the textile world that fascinate, excite, and inspire us.

In this workshop Noriko will take students through a series of exercises and techniques that build their expressive potential. In her own words: “The stitches themselves create texture and transparency; in fact they can bond to create the cloth itself, but they can also be used as a way of drawing, of adding colour and tone, or of creating shadow. As the resulting work develops and takes form, it takes on the qualities of an object, with everything this implies in contemporary art language.”

Students will work with a sewing machine using a free-style embroidery foot and will try out basic hand-stitching techniques. They will actively work on translating ideas into textiles. The results will be gathered into a sketchbook to form an invaluable guide and wellspring for future work.

Noriko joins us from Japan.


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