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Spin IN

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.

The Serendipitous Bundle. Eco Printed Scarves with Trisha Joel – CANCELLED

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

Slow Sundays — Knitting with Donna Goulette

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

Virtual ART ROAD TRIP with Marlene Lowden

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 — Organic Indigo Vat with Trisha Joel

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.

The Contemplative Stitch: Boro with Wendy Drummond – CANCELLED

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…

Taming of the Hue – Techniques and Strategies for Understanding and Exploring Color with Robyn Spadey – CANCELLED

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.

Extreme Warp Makeover with Robyn Spadey – CANCELLED

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.

Facebook Live: Being Prepared in the Time of Covid-19

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.

Abstract art classes with Marlene Lowden

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!

Spring Break: Fun with Clay with Bev & Ray Niebergall (6-9 yrs) – CANCELLED

For ages 6-9 : Mar 16 & 25 : 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
It turns out that working with clay encourages growth and skills such as: motor skills, sensory development, problem solving skills, curiosity, self worth and self expression. It is exciting to see the pride a child exhibits when creating their own “masterpiece”. Touching clay is very centering, calming and therapeutic. Working with clay gives you permission to get your hands mucky! It touches our basic human spirit.

Spring Break: Hand Building With Clay with Bev & Ray Niebergall (10-13yrs) – CANCELLED

Mar 16 & 25 : 12:30pm – 2:30 pm. Ages 10-13 yrs.

This wonderful workshop is designed to introduce your child to the magic of working with clay! By squishing, rolling, building and glazing, the children will use different techniques and methods to create wonderful works of art such as an animal pinch pot, mug, vase, bowl, mask or a choice of another project while learning the basic hand-building techniques of coil, pinching and slab. This is a great opportunity for children to use their imagination and inspire their unique creativity!

Spring Break: Fun with Clay with Bev & Ray Niebergall (6-9 yrs) – CANCELLED

For ages 6-9 : Mar 16 & 25 : 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
It turns out that working with clay encourages growth and skills such as: motor skills, sensory development, problem solving skills, curiosity, self worth and self expression. It is exciting to see the pride a child exhibits when creating their own “masterpiece”. Touching clay is very centering, calming and therapeutic. Working with clay gives you permission to get your hands mucky! It touches our basic human spirit.

Welcoming Spring – Beginners Workshop in Oil Painting

Mar 7-8. Come join me in an exploration of the ambassadors of spring – the ever expressive pansy! This two day painting course is designed for beginners or those who haven’t painted in a while or are wishing to try a class painting in the medium of oil.
The goal of the class will be to become familiar with painting in oil while exploring flower shapes. The friendly faces of pansies are perfect for venturing into the world of painting. Each student should have a small painting completed by the end of this course. Space is limited. If interested please contact Carolynn. $145.00 for 2 day course.

Artist Talk

Marlene Lowden invites you to join her for an artist talk about her series called a “Blind Contour Homage.” The work is a celebration of Canadian female artists. Many of these women are significantly under-recognized in the Canadian art canon. Marlene has studied artists from several regions, each with diverse cultural heritages and will share some of the fascinating stories that she has learned about them.

Blind Contour Drawing Workshop (FREE)

This is a FREE 1 hour workshop to introduce you to blind contour drawing. Drawing is a skill set that we can all learn and this technique is a path to drawing with more confidence. It is easy to learn and very relaxing! No drawing experience necessary and this workshop is available to kids 10 years and up if they are accompanied by an adult. You must register in advance as there is limited seating. Please contact Marlene Lowden at marlenelowden@gmail.com to register.

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