Sunday, March 27, 2016

LORRAINE ROY, renowned artist, sought after Instructor and friend to fibre arts enthusiasts across Canada, arrives in Kingston, April 22, 2016... please help us welcome Lorraine and her husband.

As spring approaches quickly, this Easter weekend reminds us all that it is just three weeks before LORRAINE ROY arrives to share her much sought after and anticipated 'TREE OF LIFE" workshop with students in our FIBREWORKS KINGSTON Weekend Workshops Series #3 the weekend of April 22-24th.

'TREE OF LIFE' with Lorraine Roy
April 22-24th
St. Lawrence College
100 Portsmouh Ave. 
Kingston, ON
Friday evening Lecture
 Room 12040, 
Administrative Wing, in the Link Corridor
7-9 pm ....Everyone welcome!

Parking: Use Door E12 at Rear of Technology Building facing Country Club Drive
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Please mark your calendar and help us welcome our Fibreworks Kingston Instructor, LORRAINE ROY to Kingston.

Sharing time with an artist that has taken a lifetime to perfect her personal style and develop a well recognized voice is a precious gift. Our  Fibreworks Weekend Workshop students will experience a joy in the design process offered rarely now, and we anticipate that this workshop will include a very special gathering of like-minded, eager students, many coming from a distance to enjoy this time with their very much sought after Master Design Instructor.

Spring in Kingston, ON - along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River corridor is indeed special. The water, the rocks, the land forms and the light - especially the light will give way to new insight and appreciation for the surroundings offered as inspiration. Our workshop students will have the chance to explore hands-on textile arts exploration in this classroom in all new ways. Their multi-talented artist Instructor will lay out the plan for weekend design play, creativity in cloth and stitch, and her students will be challenged to create their own small masterpieces in this very special shared art form.

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Few life forms have inspired as many mythologies and legends as our giant companions, the trees. As the oldest living creatures on this planet, they bring to mind security, shelter, and connections to our past. Most cultures, ancient and modern, feature trees prominently in their stories. 

As individuals, we often form strong personal connections with particular species based on our memories and experiences. In this workshop, we will examine all aspects of the tree from the scientific to the flight of fancy, and create designs that reflect our personal relationships with them.
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Lorraine  will share with her students her simple collage techniques that will complement the design process. Students will come with their favourite tree in mind, and examine it from a number of angles to help develop your personal vision and to supply inspiration for many future projects.

For the Weekend Students: CLASSROOM STUDIES, Room 00060
Textile Design Program Classroom
Green Wing, Lower Level
Enter Room 
9:30-4 pm, Saturday and Sunday
April 23 and 24, 2016
Instructor Profile:
For just under thirty years, Lorraine Roy has worked with a unique form of fabric collage, integrating cut and ripped fabrics and threads with fine transparent tulle and machine stitching.  

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Her formal education in Horticulture and subsequent research are an ongoing source of inspiration for her imagery. Science and biology play an important role in her designs, enhanced with a playful and sensitive approach that connects humanity and nature. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Canada Council Mid-career Arts Grant.

For a look at some of the beautiful work available from Lorraine Roy's Studio, visit here website page here:

Lorraine Roy
103 Hillcrest Ave
Dundas, ON  L9H 4X4
905 628-3156

Looking Forward to seeing many of you at our Lecture Evening, April 22, 2016 at St. Lawrence College, Room 12040 between 7-9 pm. Do bring Friends...

Bethany Garner
FIBREWORKS Coordinator

Monday, March 7, 2016

You're Invited....Sayward Johnson Lecture, Friday evening, March 11th, 7 pm - St. Lawrence College,Kingston, ON

Please join us for an outstanding visit with Quebec based artist SAYWARD JOHNSON on FRIDAY EVENING, March 11, 2016 at St. Lawrence College, Room 12040 in the Upper Link Hallway, Second Floor in the Administrative Wing. You will so enjoy this opportunity to see Sayward’s stunning works and have the chance to chat with her about her processes. Everyone welcome! Lecture begins at 7 pm. 

Weaving and knitting with fine copper wire is a passion and the beauty of the patinated surfaces is stunning. Some works will be offered for sale and this is an excellent opportunity to share in a craft that is both beautiful and accessible for those attending her workshop this coming weekend at the TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning.

The College is located at the corner of Portsmouth Ave and King Street West in Kingston. Please turn onto Country Club drive off King Street and enter the college campus off Country Club Dr. Park behind the one story Technology Building facing Country Club Dr. Turn into the second drive on the left and proceed to the parking lots behind the one story building. Door E12 is your entrance – come up the stairs or elevator. Left at the top of the stairs and into the Link Corridor. Room 12040 is on the left. 

Please plan to join us and bring friends...                                                                 

Bethany Garner, FW Coordinator