about usprogrammingwritingsmemberscontactfacebookIstagram

International Visiting Artist

Maxine Sutton
HEART and HEARTH: The Things of Life

Workshop Dates: June 28-30 2013, 10 am - 4 pm
$330.00 + $50.00 materials fee

This three-day workshop will provide opportunities to develop your own creative approach to recording, embellishing and making.  Working from still life objects, memory and narrative as starting points, we will explore the possibilities of merging and layering printed, stitched and appliqued forms, colour and line, to create either a simple textile series, an individual panel or object.

Using a mixture of new and reclaimed fabrics, textures and found prints, we will experiment with cut paper stencils. Creating screen printed silhouettes and forms on a variety of textile surfaces, we will progress through layering and building the surface and pictorial space, adding tension and interest through stitched details, line and appliquéd elements.

In this wide-ranging workshop, you will learn or develop skills in basic screen-printing, composition, colour, plus simple hand and machine embroidery techniques. You will benefit from practical demonstrations, one to one tuition and group discussion to develop practical skills, confidence and the ability to express your ideas via textiles.

Maxine Sutton is a UK-based textile artist whose work encapsulates a love of colour, embellishment and pattern.  She combines illustrative, narrative and abstract prints with embroidered details and texture, using this personal visual language to explore domesticity, folklore, dreams and anatomy.

Limited space, so sign up early! To register please email: info@textilestudio.ca

still life camouflage