Sunday, July 16, 2017

COMPLEX CLOTH For the making

      Creating Fabrics with Dyes and Pigments

 SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS


JULY 31-August 4, 2017, Brockville Campus


A full credit component of the TEXTILE ARTS  Program at

  St. Lawrence College
CLASS IS A GO!!!! We will hope to see you along with a great group of new friends on Monday, July 31st in Brockville!
 

We would be so pleased to have you join us if your week of July 31 to August 4th is clear and coming on over to our Brockville Campus at St. Lawrence College is a possibility... 

This will be a week of creative play time that will result in a terrific stash of all new, original fabric to inspire your new textile work. Lots of time for stitching, dye work, screen printing and more. Extensive dye work, gelatin and screen printing, fabric painting, Arashi Shibori, creative development of art quilts and mounting/framing will all be on the five day plan.
Into the Bog, Bethany Garner
So much opportunity exists in a full week class to learn, share with like-minded students and create some beautiful new work. Pull a carpool of friends together and make this a week that could change your 2017 year of creativity, exploration and learning in a supportive and encouraging environment!

 
Our students are looking forward to acquiring new skills and leaning techniques that further hone their existing skills and having time to translate them into dynamic creations.  
You are encouraged to bring along works in progress, sketchbooks filled with ideas, and plans for work that is waiting to take form but may need encouragement to be released into reality. Using your sketchbook is encouraged during the week and recording the beauty of Brockville and the St. Lawrence River!
Your favourite fabric/tools/stitching supplies will be coming with you from home. (Supplies list with paid registration).


Our students receive a comprehensive set of course handouts and and have access to Bethany's extensive resource library, daily video lessons and some project based tools and supplies will be available in the classroom as a part of the Instructor’s teaching package.    
So whether you love to design and stitch pieces that use your own hand painted and dyed fabrics, or bring together a wonderful stash of fabrics you have been accumulating and want to use, this is a class that will help you take steps toward those goals!  
 
Notes:
 

This full-week, Monday to Friday course is designed for those with a passionate interest in fibre arts and as a vehicle for artistic expression and creation of functional art and personal, original textile design. 
Students will study complex but easily learned processes for fabric coloration and dye work, including pole wrapped Shibori and Arashi patterning. We will work together to explore a complete series of Indigo studies, and develop a personal inventory of beautiful colour and pattern on cloth during our week together and more.

While on-campus residence MAY NOT available at this late date, many area hotels and B & B residences are in the area for those who would like to join us. Share the cost with several friends for a great chance to learn together....
Plan to use this experience as a “get away” for personal development of a new stash of fabrics for work as the year progresses, exhibition calls that are on the calendar, or if you just need a time to focus on your new work.
There will be time for machine work and lots of design play, and the studio classroom will be open 8 am through 10 pm each day.
We have a terrific group of students enrolled who bring with them all levels of experience. You can be assured that the classroom is  a place to play and your friends, old and new will certainly be eager to work along with you in support of our warm and welcoming creative learning  environment.
Course Information/description in the course catalogue here:


http://reader.mediawiremobile.com/StLawrence/issues/200193/viewer?page=5

 Information: Sara Barrie, Program Assistant
Brockville  Campus Location/Contact
2288 Parkedale Avenue
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 5X3
Bethany Garner, Instructor
  613-376-6150 Email: garner@kingston.net
Please feel free to write me with questions!

Register online at SSOA, www.SL.on.ca
Brockville Campus Residence 
(call to see if there are cancellations that might mean there is a room for YOU!)
60 Magedoma Boulevard
Brockville, Ontario K6V 7N7
Tel: 613-345-0660, ext. 3510
LCampbell@sl.on.ca

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Join the CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists for their new Exhibition at Gallery Stratford with their Opening Reception Friday, July 14, 2017 from 7-9 pm. Everyone welcome and do bring friends!


The artists:


Wendy O'Brien, Ralph Beney, Helen Hughes, Gordana Brelih,
Bethany Garner, Maggie Vanderweit, Penny Berens,
Dianne Gibson, Hilary Rice, Mita Giacomini, Jacqueline Venus,
Dwayne Wanner, Gunnel Hag, Micaela Fitzsimmons, Elizabeth Duggan Litch, Sharron Deacon Begg, Sybil Rampen, Pat Hertzberg, Linda Janzen, Chris Kummer, Frankie Lemonde-Meunier, Gail Rhynard, Ann Sanders, Wendy Anderson Breedveld, Gordana Brelih, Bev White, Nancy Yule


The members of the CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists Group work together to bring you the very best of the best in contemporary technique and use of beautiful, original fabric and stitch design. They share a wide variety of interests including dye and print work, digital design play, three dimensional art, woven and knit/crochet pieces and beautifully presented hand and machine stitch interpretations in cloth and fibre as they finish and present each individual fine art piece. Creative use of cloth, thread, paper, metal, dye, paint, embellishment, natural eco print technique and so much more is combined with the many talents demonstrated in the unique and intriguing mark making and design play used in their new pieces.

If you were fascinated by the forward thinking and art focused uniqueness demonstrated in their recent exhibition at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Fergus, you will truly enjoy  
exploring the beautiful collection to be shared at Gallery Stratford July 14th though September 24th. Mark your calendar and be sure to share with friends.

Please visit the CONNECTIONS FIBRE ARTISTS website to get to know the artists a bit better as you plan your visit through Stratford this summer.  http://connectionsfibreartists.com


GALLERY STRATFORD
54 Romeo Street South 
Stratford, ON (Canada)
N5A 4S9

519-271-5271info@gallerystratford.on.ca
Gallery Hours
10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Free Admission thanks to a community supporter

Accessibility
Gallery Stratford is wheelchair accessible and there is plenty of free parking adjacent to the gallery; bus parking is available. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The art work of PHILLIDA HARGREAVES to be shared at her upcoming Solo Exhibition at Grace Hall Community Centre, Sydenham, ON. Hope you can join us...

Selected Works of Fibre Art by Phillida Hargreaves
Grace Hall Community Centre,
4295 Stage Coach Road, Sydenham, ON
May 1st to August 4th 2017

Artist's talk on May 14th from 2 -4pm

This show features work created by Phillida over the past 10 years

Viewing times, if you miss the talk, are 1-4pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Map at: http://www.sfcsc.ca/grace-centre

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the Opening Reception for the CONNECTIONS Fibre Artists "ARTeFACTS" Show at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Fergus, ON April 23rd

ARTeFACTS
Stand on Guard by Elizabeth Duggan Litch
(Above): Stand on Guard by Elizabeth Duggan Litch

A Connections Fibre Artists' Exhibit

April 22 - June 4, 2017

Opening Reception

Sunday, April 23, 1:30 to  3:30 pm

In celebration of Canada's 150th, our Connections Fibre Artists have each chosen artefacts from the Museum's collection to highlight their artworks as they developed stories in cloth and stitch and inspired by Wellington County's past and present.

These art pieces inspire conversations about our STORIES and moments in Canadian History.
"We are pleased to have created works inspired by items from the Museum Archives ," says Elizabeth Duggan Litch, a member of Connections Fibre Artists.

"My piece Stand on Guard , above, is connected to the Canadian National Anthem, representing the things Canadians nurture and protect."

Do plan a visit between April 22 and June 4, 2017 and bring family and friends.


SAQA Central Canada Artists participating in the Exhibition:

Bethany Garner, Micaela Fitzsimmons, Dianne Gibson, Gunnel Hag, Hilary Rice,
Maggie Vanderweit Meredith , Dwayne Wanner and Jacqueline Venus


Wellington County Museum and Archives
Hours
Open year round Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Closed on Government and Statutory Holidays.
Admission Fees
  • General admission to the Museum and Archives is by donation

Location and Contact Information:

0536 Wellington Rd 18
Fergus ON N1M 2W3
Directions, How to Get to the Museum
  • Our civic address is 0536 Wellington Road 18, located between Fergus and Elora
  • Link to Google map

T 519.846.0916 x5221
T 1.800.663.0750 x5221
F 519.846.9630

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Come join me at ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Summer School for the Arts, 2017 - two courses that focus on dye and paint as well as lots of STITCH skills for our friends who need a bit of a get away as summer approaches. Come Play!

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON
and the Brockville, ON Campus

TURNING POINT, Bethany Garner 2016
Flat Dyed Fabrics, created for MY CORNER OF THE WORLD
SAQA- International Traveling Exhibition


SURFACE DESIGN AND STITCH

ARTS 110, A full credit component of the TEXTILE ARTS  Program at

  St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus

 SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

May 30-July 6, 2017

(Tuesday and Thursday 6-9 pm)


Our students come to the collage, often with years of sewing and design experience, wanting to enhance their skills and work creatively to start an all new body of work using the many new techniques shared during the six weeks together with a community of students with similar goals. Sharing is encouraged, and  there is always a relaxed and  a collegial environment where support and growth are the goal. Every student is encouraged to take his or her own path using the class as a jumping off point for their own new work. 

This course will guide you as a beginner or seasoned artist to create all new work in a relaxed classroom setting using fibre as your medium.

Hand work as well as fabric painting, beading, manipulation and some MX and transfer dye play, mono-printing, collage, wet felting and creative machine stitchery will be explored as we work through this series of classes. 

INDIGO DYE PLAY - "SOLITUDE" by Bethany Garner
and hanging with the Kingston Fibre Artists Show, 2017
TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning
Community Gallery through April 19th


 
COMPLEX CLOTH
ARTS 113, Creating Fabrics with Dyes and Pigments
A full credit component of the TEXTILE ARTS  Program at
  St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus
 SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
JULY 31-August 4, 2017, Brockville Campus

This full week M-F  course is for those with a passionate interest in fibre arts as a vehicle for artistic expression and creation of functional art and fine textile design. Students will study complex processes for flat and ice dye work, pole-wrapped shibori and arashi shibori patterning, completing a series of Indigo dye and patterning studies and more.

Our students grow in their confidence levels with development of all original design, using colour with a new and extended range of possibilities, developing innovative wall art and exhibition ready three dimensional art, and use of their beautiful new fabrics for stand-alone display and as the basis of a strong body of work.  The confidence to continue to use their creativity and openness to learning is the foundation of this course curriculum.. 

BOUNDARIES #9 and #10, Bethany Garner
Flat Dyeing of cloth and Innovative piecing result in some creative piecework
Frame mounting will be covered in the classroom


DARKNESS, Pine Rake in Ontario, Bethany Garner 2016
SOY WAX Batik technique with an over paint layer of India Ink


Soy Wax Batik work and over dyeing with Procion MX Dyes result in unusual and dynamic cloth


On-campus residence  stays with very reasonable cost are available for those who would like to use this experience as a “get away” for personal development of a new stash of fabrics for work as the year progresses, response to upcoming exhibition calls that are on the calendar and especially if you just need a time away from home to focus on your skills and techniques.

A great wet studio, and a large campus grounds within walking distance of the downtown core is open for walks and opportunities for great waterfront photography is available to all students at our Brockville Campus. Both renowned and 'just plain fun' restaurants and a glorious waterfront summer evening activities season beckon. 

Design play that suits your needs and always playful experimentation  is welcome, and the Design/Dye studio is open 8 am through 10 pm each day. We hope you will pull together a few friends, reserve your rooms at the residence and come play... the course rates are very reasonable and YOU are so very welcome to join us! Hope to see you in Brockville this summer!

(The discount for senior artists s taking Summer School of the Arts credit courses is 15% of the base tuition fee. Call us to register and apply the seniors' discount.)

 Registration is open  - Download the Catalogue now at
St. Lawrence College
Kingston Campus
100 Portsmouth Ave
K7L 5A6

Brockville Campus
2288 Parkedale Ave
K6V 5X3

By Phone:
613-345-0660, ext. 3283 or 1-866-276-6601 (Press 3)

Bethany Garner, Instructor
  613-376-6150 Email: garner@kingston.net

Monday, March 13, 2017

You are invited to join the KINGSTON FIBRE ARTISTS as we share all new work in the Community Gallery, 1st floor, TETT Centre for Creativity and Learning, March 18- April 13, 2017


Art Threads

Kingston Fibre Artists Annual Show and Sale
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
Saturday, March 18, 2017 through Thursday, April 13, 2017
Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

New work by the Kingston Fibre Artists.  Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 18 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. KFA members have been creating contemporary textile art and exhibiting together for the past 20 years. 

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning Community Gallery
370 King Street West
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2X4
Free Admission

For more information, please contact Peta Bailey

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Please join Bethany Garner as she joins artist friends from the QUINTE FIBRE ARTISTS as they open EVOLVING TRADITIONS at the Belleville Public Library


SAQA Central Canada members Joan Reive and Bethany Garner
along with their fellow artist members in the
Quinte Fibre Artists
invite you to join them

Bi-annual Show and Sale
Artists Reception
Saturday, February 25, 2017
2-4 pm
in Gallery One
John M. Parrott Gallery
Belleville Public Library
254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, ON

The Exhibition runs February 16 - March 29, 2017

Participating Quinte Fibre Artist members:

ANN FALES       BETHANY GARNER
CAROL PETERSON      JOAN REIVE
KAREN KAISER     MARIANNE SANDERS
MARTA MOUKA     MARION CASSON
MARTA SMITH     MARY ANDREWS MINIGAN
PAT   SZTUKE     SABINA MCLUHAN


Hours
Closed Sunday and Monday
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Quinte Fibre Artists are pleased to share their all new work including an exciting and diverse collection of fibre art that will touch every viewer as they tour a wide range of landscape work, collage, doll making, rug hooking, dye work and fine art pieces using a multitude of techniques.

The variety in this show is outstanding and you will enjoy visiting with the artists during the Reception on Saturday, February 25th  when you are welcome to talk with the individuals responsible for creating this beautiful exhibition selection.

Please do bring friends, and visit the exhibition often during February and March.

A wonderful photography exhibition and work from the Gallery's permanent collections will be included in Gallery 2 and Gallery 3. The Belleville Library Gallery also offers a wonderful selection of 'available for sale' art work from across Ontario in their Corridor Gallery Showcase.