Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Karen Goetziner workshop a resounding success!!

Sixteen students and the Fibreworks team gathered at St. Lawrence for a wonderful two day workshop with KAREN GOETZINGER over the weekend of November 15-17th.
After a terrific Friday evening Lecture and the sharing of many beautiful pieces of Karen's new work, students met Karen in the classroom on Saturday morning to begin their studies, the planned refreshing of their knowledge and some fun filled experimentation using COLOUR as inspiration. Many small exercises were completed in sketch books as seen below in the class photo at the end of the day, Sunday November 17th.

Karen and her students, FW Nov. 2103

Sandra Smith and Wilma Kenny share inspiration and conversations about colour
Students kept busy building on the suggested colour studies laid out by Karen and chose projects along the way that met their personal as well as learning objectives. The many shared student conversations and walk-abouts in the classroom, supported by personal one on one consultations with our very knowledgeable and experienced Studio Artist Instructor, meant that lots of new work in the planning and experimentation stages, including the laying of hand stitches, was happening throughout the classroom.
Many lessons with COLOUR AID papers (cool family)
The Warm colours as the day progressed
Making notations in the sketchbooks to inspire further work and inspire the students to USE COLOUR in all new ways was the focus for the weekend. Supportive tips and many ideas for small, learning exercises using fabric and fibres after returning home after the workshop will support the new work students participating in this workshop will begin as time permits. Several students actually had work underway that will lead to finished pieces in the near future, while others just relaxed and enjoyed the journey of playing with colour.
Special Thanks to Karen and all of our students for an outstanding workshop weekend.

Happy Holidays everyone and we are hoping YOU will consider joining us for a future FIBREWORKS KINGSTON weekend and experience the opportunity to network with like minded artist friends and enjoy the vast experience brought to us by our multi-talented Instructors.
We still have a couple of seats available in WORKSHOP #5 with PENNY BERENS, coming from Nova Scotia to share her MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE colour and techniques focused workshop May 20/21st, 2014. Penny is a well known colour extraction/manipulation expert and will lead her students to a truly valuable two days in a very safe and experimental exploration of creating pattern on fabric. Come play!

Discharge Samples from Penny's TANGLEWOOD THREADS Studio Blog
Contact Bethany for details at or see the sidebar here at the blog for workshop descriptions and registration form.
And please do visit the Fibreworks Kingston Blog often for updates on Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Workshops. Our brochure will be available for 2014/2015 Workshops in late April of next year.