Sunshine Coast Canada
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Natural colours, print and pattern: A surface design Atelier with Natalie Grambow

Jun 24-26. In this 3-day atelier, students will delve into a world of creative surface design on textiles, using various printmaking processes. Imagery, and patterns will be created through these processes using colours derived from natural and botanical sources (such as traditional natural dyes, plant and mineral dyes) and these will be extracted to create a palette for direct application on textiles as well as paper. Students will be painting, block and silkscreen printing, stencilling, and writing on textiles using a dye thickener, as well as exploring various colour modifiers to extend their colour p

Beachcombers Advanced Toastmasters

Join us on the second Monday of each month to improve your speaking and leadership skills.

Meet in a supportive environment where we are all learning to hone our skills.

The Serendipitous Bundle: Eco Printed Scarves with Trisha Joel

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.

Stitch and Resist with Catherine Nicholls

In this workshop we will be exploring shibori, folded and katazome resist techniques to create unique multi layered patterns on fabrics. There will be an indigo vat brewing as well as Procion dyes on hand for layering of colour. Students are welcome to approach this course as a series of samples and explorations, or work with intention towards a goal. As always design will form a big part of our study and samples often have a way of coming together to create a unique textile masterpiece.

The Contemplative Stitch: Boro with Wendy Drummond

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, just a curi

Embellishing with free style Machine Embroidery with Nell Burns

July 3-4. This 2-day workshop will expose many secrets of machine embroidery and allow you to fully understand just what your machine can do.
This is a sample based class where we will explore the possibilities of embellishing a variety of surfaces with free motion embroidery using different fabrics, yarns and threads. The techniques taught can be applied to any stitchable surface to further define shapes, create textures and dimension and create an embossed effect. By experimenting with these techniques, you will discover the possibilities and options are endless.

You will produce a range of samples i

FELT à la main with LOVE (Scarf) with Chantal Cardinal

This workshop will introduce you to Nuno felting by creating a one-of-a-kind lightweight scarf. Nuno felting is the process of binding wool fibres to another fabric (in this case a cotton cheesecloth) with the fibres migrating through creating a new & unique material. Cotton cheesecloth is a loose weave fabric—a good initiation to Nuno felting as it is foolproof and guarantees a successful first project.

It helps to have tried wet felting or have a basic knowledge of felting… but all experience levels are welcome

Felting tools will be standing by for you to use (bubble wrap, mesh, plastic, t

SCCA World Oceans Day Film Fesitival 2021: DIVE IN – EXPLORE – CONNECT.

June 4 – 8. In celebration of the United Nation’s World Oceans Day, the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association, in collaboration with the Green Film Series, is launching a free virtual film festival.
Feature Films | Lots of short films | Webinars
All events are free. Visit the Festival website for details about all the events.
Register for this event to receive links to watch the films and to access the webinars.

YMind Teen Mindfulness Group

to May 18. This is a free program funded by the YMCA and the SCCSS. We have all felt the stress of the times we are living in, and our youth are no exception. We have run two successful programs now, offering youth a chance to learn about the benefits of mindfulness for mental health and wellbeing.
This interactive program for teens aged 12-18 will meet online on Zoom for 7 weeks on Tuesdays. Please contact me, or Adriana here if you have any questions at all or would like to know how to sign up.

Black History Month (Virtual) Celebration

The Black History Month Collective will host a celebration online (via Zoom) on Sunday February 21st, from 4pm – 6pm, including a virtual tour of The Fabric of Freedom collection by Denise Brown (exhibition on display at GPAG Feb 1 – 28), plus poetic performances by Adelene da Soul Poet and Queenie. Pre-registration is required, tickets are free, and donations to the Black History Month Collective will be gratefully accepted. To register email

Online Painting Course: Painting with Confidence

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.

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