When painting, I sometimes feel that the freedom to choose colours, subject and technique can actually be stifling and stop me from starting, making me constantly second guess my decisions. I have found it helpful to create some boundaries before I begin so that I can paint with more confidence. This structure actually gives me more freedom. In this workshop, I’m going to share all my tips and tricks so that you can create your own personal reference guide to support your art practice. Having a foundation to lean on will give you greater confidence while you paint. 2 spots left in February.
last Thursday of the month to September 24 ~ no drop in fee requested this summer, as no tea or coffee will be provided this season for safety reasons ~
The Studio is home to the Sunshine Coast Spinners & Weaver’s Guild spin-ins on the . Spin Ins resume this month and continue through the summer, (September will be weather dependent). They will be held on the deck and/or in the Studio with doors/windows open to allow for social distancing and safety protocols to be upheld.
— Please bring a personal lunch and beverage as we will need to refrain from our coveted pot luck lunches until it is safe once more.
This experimental journey begins with looking at which botanical materials print well in close contact with silk and merino wool… and what effect different natural dyes offer. There will be the choice of creating a unique silk scarf or a merino shawl.
Part of this exploration will look also at the occasional beautiful marks left on the paper used in the process after the fun of unrolling our bundles.
The further step of over-dyeing with indigo will be demonstrated.
All materials are provided for this beginner friendly class.
FibreWorks Gallery provides a complimentary light lunch
Come at noon and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from a local expert in knitting, spinning, stitching & dyeing. From 12-1 each Sunday we will welcome a local artist to lead a drop in based learning opportunity for you to have the ability to ask questions and get hands on help in a particular skill… from 1- 4 the group will continue in a relaxed and social way for the rest of the afternoon. Participants coming from 12 – 1 will be asked to pay a $10 drop in fee for the experience.
–Please bring your own materials/equipment to participate. Questions? call the gallery at 604-883-2380
We invite friends, colleagues or family members to join us for this three part video series. Use a long weekend road trip with your BFF as a metaphor for this online art adventure. There are 3 parts, each part invites companions to work together and support each other to create art studies. The exercises will push everyone a little out of their comfort zones and if they are practicing artists, out of their normal mediums. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, this is for your too! We suggest that you and your art buddy do the exercises over the course of 3 days.
Slow Sundays are resuming this Sunday July 5th and will continue through the summer, (September will be weather dependent) as we will have the opportunity to have distance between each other by enjoying our time together on the deck outside or in the Studio with doors/windows open to allow for fresh breeze.
Come at noon and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from a local expert in knitting, spinning, stitching & dyeing. From 12-1 each Sunday we will welcome a local artist to lead a drop in help session for you to have the ability to ask questions and be inspired.
Slowing down the production, reconnecting the creative.
The Contemplative Stitch – Boro class introduces participants to a Japanese form of stitching and textiles that traditionally was referred to as “mended or patched cloth”, a skill that was necessary in keeping clothing functional and warm. Today, however, Boro has been elevated to an art form that can be functional, decorative and story-filled. You will enjoy the journey through the history and practice of Boro and its application of stitch.
Perfect for beginners or seasoned sewers, no sewing machines or technology required…
Color can feel like an ominous world to enter. What seems like second nature to some can be a vast sphere of uncertainty to others. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of tools. techniques, and strategies to assist them in exploring different ways of incorporating colour into their projects and give them more confidence in discovering new colour horizons. Little is required to bring . . . although, a sense of adventure and a desire to learn more about colour is key.
June 11 – 12. Hate to warp, but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a workshop for you! In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave it many different ways . . . from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented with the basics of different structures and how to adapt a single threading to weave a number of different weaves.
We are being confronted with the possibility of serious illness. Join Dr. Carmen Goojha and Joan Hibbard to learn why an Advance Care Plan is important and how to start one.
Like the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society on Facebook here to participate in the LIVE conversation on May 19th at 7 PM.
Explore the mysterious world of abstract art in Place des Arts’ first online visual arts series! View 5 videos by artist and educator Marlene Lowden to discover how artists use the elements of design to express themselves while experimenting with materials you have at home. Through a series of fun activities in each video, you will be introduced to each element of design and learn how to interpret these elements when looking at abstract art. This video series is suitable for all ages and ability levels, gather your household or tune in with friends virtually and begin creating!