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Stitchin’

Mondays. A drop-in social group for knitters, crocheters, and stitchers of all types and ability. Bring your current project and enjoy stitching with fellow crafters.

Library Lawn – weather permitting.

Please note: In view of potential changes to public health regulations, changes in programming may occur.

Art Crawl #102 Aupe Studio – Shy Watters & Derek Georgeson

“Aupe Studio” where Shy & Derek work from will be open to the public during this years art crawl, all covid 19 protocols / social distancing will be followed!

Shy Watters Cedar Hat Weaver has been weaving since 1999, Shy will have her cedar hats and other cedar creations available for purchase. Shy’s husband Derek will have all his hand carved creations available also!
…too many to list pictures will be added / short video also will be added!
Please come by our Aupe Studio located on my homelands of the shishálh nation during the art crawl! October 22-24, 2021
*AUPE is a Homalco language word meaning “Church House” where the Homalco nation resided

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl 2021

Sunshine Coast Art Crawl – drop in, an online

Join friends and take a scenic coastal tour of 164 galleries, artist studios and more.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Selected venues open for Friday night receptions 7:00 – 9:00pm. Check brochure or website for listings.

Drop in visits welcome, following Provincial Health Guidelines.

Opportunity: Fibreshed: Calling grade 10-121 students

Deadline: October 18 at 4:00pm.

Are you a student in grade 10 – 12 interested in rethinking your relationship to textiles while developing practical skills and exploring how to become involved in positive and fun climate action? 🧵 Apply to be part of this 6 month programme.

Learn more about this upcoming Fibreshed workshops at these upcoming online info sessions:

Thursday, October 7th @ 4pm
Wednesday, October 13th @ 4pm

To register, send an email to info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com

PR – Indigo and Clay Resist Printmaking

Join Amber Friedman and Sarita Opal Moodie for an afternoon of dyeing with indigo. We will explore the magical properties of an indigo dye vat and experiment with using clay as a resist using a brush, stencil, or stamp. We will also explore shibori techniques to tie and bind fabric to make striking patterns on fabric.

Please feel free to bring a modest-sized item(s) to dye, but some cotton items will be provided.

Dress to get messy!

Opening Reception for A Beautiful Mess – DATE CHANGE now Sept 25

Due to heavy rainfall warning.

Please join us in celebrating a Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process .. a juried, mixed media Fibre Arts exhibit.

This exhibition will allow the public access to this usually private process of creation, and allows a rare opportunity of peeking behind the curtain so to speak, beyond the final piece of art. Your artist statement will invite the viewer to gain further insight on what can happen when someone creates art–and how the process itself is artistic. This show aims to create a sense of intimacy between the artist and the public.

SC Quilters’ Guild Resource Day

in person at the Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre.

You will be required to provide proof of full Covid – 19 vaccination to attend Resource Days and Workshops. Please wear a mask. Please bring your own coffee/tea and snacks.

Art Exhibition: Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process

to October 31st. This exhibition will allow the public access to this usually private process of creation, and allows a rare opportunity of peeking behind the curtain so to speak, beyond the final piece of art. Your artist statement will invite the viewer to gain further insight on what can happen when someone creates art–and how the process itself is artistic. This show aims to create a sense of intimacy between the artist and the public.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

A Day in Blue: Indigo & Shibori Dye Workshop

Join Natalie Grambow for this one-day workshop as we explore the magical age-old technique of natural indigo dyeing, using traditional shibori/Japanese tie and dye techniques. Learn how to create and maintain a natural indigo vat and explore a variety of shibori techniques. This workshop will be held outdoors at the studio of Beth Hawthorn Ceramics in Roberts Creek.

Registration here.

Opportunity: Coast ♥ Fibre: Members Show & Winter Market

Deadline October 1st. FibreWorks invites you to share your passions with the public this holiday season.
This is a juried winter market to be showcased in the centre of our gallery. Original, handmade fibre-based treasures filling the centre of the space, perfect for seasonal shoppers.
Any fibre media is welcome: wearables & accessories, home décor/accents, functional artisanal pieces; seasonal ornaments & gifts etc.
Participants must be residents of the Sunshine Coastal community from Lund to Langdale & surrounding islands.
This event is open to all original handmade fibre works.

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.

Call for artists – Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process

New Deadline Aug 13. Calling for applications to a curated exhibit exploring works that have been born of “happy accidents”
Every artist has had one: “a bad art day” – nothing works in the studio – you’ve just made a mess . . . A Beautiful Mess.
This exhibition will allow the public access to the usually private process of creation, and allows a rare opportunity of peeking behind the curtain so to speak, beyond the final piece of art. Your artist statement will invite the viewer to gain further insight on what can happen when someone creates art.

Artist Talk: Threads of Hope

An exhibition exploring our hope, longing and desire for the future of the world. The work of over 50 FAN members will be represented in this exhibition. Online via facebook 

Indigo Dyeing + Clay Resist Printing

Join Amber Friedman and Sarita Opal Moodie for an afternoon of dyeing with indigo. We will explore the magical properties of an indigo dye vat and experiment with using clay as a resist using a brush, stencil, or stamp. Please feel free to bring a modest-sized item(s) to dye, but some cotton items will be provided if not. Tea and light refreshments will be provided as well. Dress to get messy!

Register here.

PR – What the Plus (+) LGBT2QS+ Arts Festival

Tues, Thur, Sat, July 22-August 7, 2021 (12am-5pm). WHAT THE PLUS (+) Arts Festival
Group LGBTQ2S+ Art Exhibition, Artist talk, Writers Workshop + Zine
2021 Theme: Creative Self Portraits
Powell River, BC

Moving beyond our inaugural LGBTQ2S+ art festival in 2020, where we focused on the gradient implications of the ‘+’ within LGBTQ2S+, our ‘Creative Self Portraits ~Beyond the Selfie’ themed show this year celebrates the queer self-portrait, as a way to further develop our local LGBTQS2+ conversation, as we strive toward greater queer visibility and understanding in our community. 14+ artists presenting multiple works

Art at the Gardens – a show and sale

The Landing Artists group are excited to emerge from the lockdown with lots of new work! Featuring original paintings, prints, photography, sculpted characters, fibre art, jewellery, lamps & more. Location is the Botanical Gardens, Mason Road, Sechelt . August long weekend, 1pm to 6pm Saturday & Sunday, 5pm Monday.

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