Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Workshop: Tactile Notebooks and the Written Word

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am.

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop: Tactile Notebooks and the Written Word
Sandra Brownlee

$495 includes 40 lab fee
September 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC



This workshop will help students find their own living language through the creation of a vibrant notebook practice. 

The main objective of this workshop is to support you in establishing a dynamic, tactile notebook practice that is meaningful and rewarding. You will use your notebook as a reflective space and mobile studio in which you document and give expression to your daily experiences. 

Motivated by haptic considerations, we will use all of our senses to stimulate and awaken perception, guide the making process, and enhance the way you communicate both visually and verbally. Throughout the workshop, we will create tactile pages, playing with materials, techniques, and words to make concrete the vital elements of our sensory experience. 

Each day there will be a notebook sharing, a period for writing, an introduction to the day’s topic, and a hands-on workshop. Sandra Brownlee joins us from Nova Scotia.


Instructor Bio

Sandra Brownlee has exhibited her work extensively throughout North America in both solo and group exhibitions since the late 1970s. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto, GGVMA Award exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, and Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Sandra Brownlee has earned her MFA in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and her BFA from the NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has received numerous awards including the 2014 Governor General Visual and Media Arts Saidye Bronfman Award, a Canada Council B Grant, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Sandra joins us from Nova Scotia.

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