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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Come join SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS students at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, ON as they expand their Fibre Arts/Design skills in a full week of classroom play!

St. Lawrence College
1000 Islands
Summer School of the Arts 

Fibre Arts: Design, Technique and Practice (Kingston Campus)
ARTS 91 
Mon - Fri July 27 - July 31, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Course Fee: $239
$30 Materials Fee to Instructor covers comprehensive course binder and dye/paint supplies
 

Dyeing, painting and printing on cloth...a full week of devoted studio practice 

This journey will help you to step ‘out of the box’, away from the familiar, and start to create contemporary, one of a kind art quilts or “Modern” bed quilts as you study the foundations of design. Your focus will be on creating art work that can be used in your studio practice, developing  that new  commitment to a series that can carry on long after our week together.


You will explore color, work every morning into a course sketchbook with art and design techniques, and explore hands on sampling of MANY techniques for special effects on fabrics including the creation/stitching of all new small pieces of art work each afternoon in the classroom... lots of time to STITCH! Machine or hand work - your choice! 

Day One:      Flat and immersion dyeing of fabric (see photo above)
Day Two:     Indigo dye instruction including shibori (see photo below)
Day Three:   Soy wax batik, and art quilt design time in afternoon
Day Four:     Fabric painting using COLOUR VIE and acrylics, gel and screen printing
Day Five:      Experiment with nuno/wet felting

As you create, choose your own favourite techniques to develop all new, original art. You will enjoy working along with your classmates, sharing ideas, and  developing confidence in “design wall” exercises while you take this opportunity to stitch up a storm!

During this 5 full days of studio art play you will listen to your intuition and find the confidence to make independent decisions that will produce art/quilts strong in colour and design. The goal is creating new work, using fibre as your medium and having a great and fun filled week with old and new friends along the way.. 
Supplies list provided with paid registration... and we encourage you to use your STASH!
Come play!
Date(s)7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015.
Days of Week: Monday through Friday   Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Room 00060
Main Campus, Green Wing, Lower Level
Instructor: Bethany Garner
More Information:  garner@kingston.net

This is Beth''s nineteenth year in the classroom with the Summer School of the Arts at St.Lawrence College. She welcomes new and returning students and encourages you to book a stay in SLC Kingston Residence at the college and enjoy the beauty of the Kingston Community during summer 2015!

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