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Friday, November 14, 2014

Please join me at St. Lawrence College in January 2015 for 12 fun-filled weeks of colour play and design work - quilt focused!

Bethany Garner Instructor,  January 15- April 2, 2015

REFUGE, Bethany Garner, hand painted with Procion dyes, thickened, mono-printed and free form drip dyed

Our 2015 Winter Term St. Lawrence College course is all about exploring COLOUR-PLAY and enjoying the experience both together with classmates and in independent study.  Demonstrations, samples and hands-on study will include the use of contemporary techniques to illustrate the extensive exploration and updating of traditional processes used for centuries to colour fabric. 

 Click here to register:  http://parttime.stlawrencecollege.ca/stlaw/course/course.aspx?C=80341&pc=2&mc=11&sc=233

Colour, the Quilt Artist's Way
Course Code: ARTS109Section: 860
Campus: KINGSTONInstructor: Bethany Garner
Date(s): 1/15/2015 - 4/2/2015.
Days of Week: Thursday evenings.   Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Fee: $246.24Additional Notes: 
$35 materials fee due at first class

Course components include the development of personal inventories of colour samples created through the use of paints, dyes and other forms of colouration materials throughout the 12 weeks we will spend together in the classroom.. In class paint and dye work as well as use of colour wheel studies and building on the use of your personal stash of fabrics at home will take a thoroughly modern path.  

Machine work as well as hand stitch studies focusing on all new work are planned.  Students wishing to work within the guidelines of tradition may certainly work on quilt projects, and those who are brave enough to experiment may go one step farther to create new fabric in colors and dye patterns for use in their personal and original designs for art quilts and wall art or wearables.

One particular focus will be an intense study of the MODERN QUILT movement including design and assembly techniques... with a goal toward using your designers eye to bring the fabrics you have in your stash to life as you develop all new wall and bed quilts that are lively, colourful and destined to be a delight for family an friends both at home and in exhibition opportunities.

We love to have all new students in the course, and welcome returning students wanting to work within the context of shared studio time with like-minded friends. Every student will benefit from the focused classroom creativity and shared techniques.

Visit the St. Lawrence College Part Time Studies Registration pages at www.SL.on.ca in early December to register. Your questions directly to me are most welcome: textiledesignslc@gmail.com