Sunshine Coast Canada
Arts, Heritage + Culture
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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

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.

Indigo Dyeing – Gather, Connect & Socialize in the Country

by Natalie Grambow and Beth Hawthorn. An afternoon of Indigo dyeing and traditional Japanese Shibori (shaped resist, or tie-dye) combined with some socializing. This workshop will be held outdoors. Come with a group of friends or come alone and meet new people.

Registration here.

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.

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.

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 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

Opportunity: Calling for Vendors: Hackett Park Arts and Crafts Fair

Deadline July 30. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is thrilled to announce the return of the Hackett Park Arts & Crafts fair for 2021. We have been working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to give our local artisan vendors a safe and exciting opportunity to share their works with our local community.

We are now accepting applications from vendors!

The fair is from August 14-15, 2021, at Hackett Park
Cost of a booth begins at $125

For more info or to fill out an application visit our website sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/hackettpark/

Opportunity: Beautiful Mess: the joyful & random discovery of the artistic process

Deadline July 15: 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.
FibreWorks is calling for applications to a curated exhibit exploring works that have been born of “happy accidents”. This will be a juried exhibit. We want all corners of the world and all fibre art mediums to be represented in this show.

Opening Reception – the poetry of line

Meet exhibiting artists Alexis Bach and Catherine Nicholls. On the deck @ the yurts at 2pm. Light food and drinks wil be available. All covid protocols are in place.

Art Exhibition: the poetry of line

to Aug 1. Alexis Bach, Jill Denton, Catherine Nicholls.

A poem, a song or a single line are all inspiration for these 3 artists exploring the magic of language. In this exhibition each of the artists have taken some of their favourite “lines” and allowed them to inform their work in fibre.

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

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