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Tactile Notebooks + The Written Word

Sandra Brownlee

Monday June 25 - Friday June 29, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $600.00 + HST
Maximum 12 Participants

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This 5-day workshop will help you to find your own living language through the creation of a vibrant notebook practice. Motivated by "haptic" considerations, we will use the sense of touch to stimulate and awaken perception, to guide the making process, and to revive sensitivity to the way we communicate both visually and verbally. We will create tactile pages, playing with materials, techniques, and words to make concrete the vital elements of our experience. The workshop encourages deceleration, allowing you to heighten your sensory experience, expand
understanding in unexpected directions, and deepen your
artistic vision.

Open to all levels, and former students as well as new are welcome.
Students will receive a supply list upon registration.

Download the PDF flyer for this workshop: Sandra Brownlee Workshop


Sandra Brownlee is an artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she pursues her ongoing interests in weaving, tactile notebook keeping, and teaching. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout North America in both solo and group exhibitions since the late 1970's. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto, GGVMA Award Exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, and Innovators and Legends, Generations in Textiles and Fibers, organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Sandra Brownlee has earned her MFA in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has received numerous awards including the 2014 Governor General Visual and Media Arts Saidye Bronfman Award, a Canada Council B Grant, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

Throughout her career, Sandra has taught textile and interdisciplinary arts at numerous universities and art schools in Canada, the United States, and India. She has taught her Tactile Notebook & the Written Word workshop at many venues including Committed to Cloth and Bigcat Textiles (UK), Fibres West, Geelong Forum Textile Retreat, and Big Pond Studio (Australia), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Contemporary Textile Studio, and MAIWA Textile Symposium (Canada), and Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Shakerag Workshop, and Long Ridge Farm (USA).