It's a warm day and I am thankful. I know winter is coming but it requires mental preparation and I'm just not there yet. I have been working in the studio, sometimes cleaning and organizing and sometimes creating something new or revisiting something old. Since it's been so long since my last post, I thought this one could be a reintroduction to the Studio, along with a reminder of what's to come.
|Pin weaving in the Studio|
Pin weaving was one of my favourite classes. Students created beautiful pieces using a variety of fabrics and then created clay beads to embellish their pieces.
|Chickpea Paste resist|
This next class was born of necessity. I had promised that we would do a flour paste resist but as I worked out the details I realized that the mess created by a traditional approach would not work, so I began to experiment with other options. The resulting Chickpea Paste Resist class was a great success and in 2014, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine published an article I had written on the technique. You can find it here.
|Creative space of guest artist Sharon Chalmers|
|Sonja's sweet piece|
The Studio is still being worked on, but I do have classes coming up. I am still teaching for the Milton Centre for the Arts, and the Art Mixer, a weekly art session that can be purchased one week at a time, starts on October 16, 2014. This fun adult class includes all materials and is perfect for all skill levels. It runs from 7-9:30 pm on Thursday nights. For more information on this class or any of my offerings for children, check out the MCA website here.
I have also just started teaching a few classes for Idea Exchange, Cambridge Libraries and Galleries. I will be teaching a Wednesday evening adult class starting October 1, 2014. This fun six week session is a non-traditional approach to fibre and printmaking. Classes run from 7-9:30 pm and you can find out more about them here in the fall/winter brochure.
That's all for the moment. I hope you are all creating art and enjoying the last bits of summer and the first scents of fall.