Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thanks for a great Weekend Workshop to Pamela Allen and friends

Great students and a wonderful Instructor, Pam Allen

Our October 18-20th weekend started with a terrific evening with Pamela Allen and her "TOWNSCAPE Quilts". Stories of making art, sharing art worldwide and Pam had a lot of encouraging words to those who would spend a fun-filled weekend with her creating new small pieces to inspire creative fall and winter work.

Many playful and inspired pieces ended up on the wall and it was certainly a wonderful opportunity to network with great friends both old and new, and share in the creative process. Pam offered hugely important critique and suggestions along the way and provided a great set of handouts to move us through two great days of design play. Many thanks to Pam...

Inspired works using great artist's snippets as a starting point for some new small art "masterpieces"...all terrific.
Creating all new fibre  images from piles of scraps and bits of inspiration in Pam's handouts and under her guidance was fun. A great starting point for many small workshop samples and strong design notes. The walls were filled with free form cut outs - small pieces to stitch later and enjoy as references as design time filled the two days at St. Lawrence College.

Stretching in new directions and making work just flow off the tip of your scissors and onto a background can be challenging, but the results are always good fun. With a foundation in place for creating new fibre images that could reflect "your town", the goal of original work was met and the results speak for themselves. WE HAD FUN!

* Hope to see many of you out for KAREN GOETZINGER'S Lecture and Slide Show on Friday evening November 15th at St. Lawrence College, 7 pm. Signage will point the way to the Lecture room.
Karen's workshop "Dynamic Colour for Fibre Artists" is filled, but we will do a follow-up post for you soon. Please follow Karen at her website and watch her calendar for more opportunities for studio studies/coaching.
* There are a very few seats available in CAROL SODERLUND's Workshop "TRANSFORMATIONS" for March 21-23, 2014 and for PENNY BEREN's "MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH DISCHARGE" Workshop scheduled for May 20 and 21st, 2014.
* See our Workshops listing in the sidebar for all of the details  for #3 and #5 -  as well as registration information.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Looking forward to welcoming PAMELA ALLEN to St. Lawrence College Friday evening, October 18th

Hoping many of you will join us Friday evening Oct. 18th, 7 pm, for a sharing of marvelous quilts and some fun interaction with Guest Instructor PAMELA ALLEN as she brings you a wonderful Lecture and sharing of her work in Room 12000, in the Link Corridor between the Administration Wing at the college and the Cafeteria.
Light Refreshments
$5 donation at the door.

Cottage Country, PAMELA ALLEN

Pam's humour and hugely vast knowledge of the art world is invaluable to those of us who love to stay abreast of the latest happenings in the Fibre Art movement. Having the opportunity to meet with her for this informative and fun filled evening of sharing is a gift FIBREWORKS KINGSTON is so pleased to bring to you as a Textiles and Fibre Art enthusiast. Please join us at 7 pm and enjoy Pam's talk and see her beautiful quilts... enjoy a few treats and time to visit with friends.

Enter the college via the main front doors and follow the corridor through the cafeteria and straight ahead to the Link Hallway. (Signage along the way). Or alternatively, park behind the Tech Building on Country Club Drive and come in door E12 and upstairs to the Link Corridor on the left at the top of the stairs or off the elevator.

See you there... feel free to bring friends.

Bethany Garner, Coordinator

Sunday, October 6, 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for two outstanding evening Lectures presented by FIBREWORKS KINGSTON

Please plan to join our FIBREWORKS Weekend Workshops Series students this fall as they enjoy the Friday evening Lecture/TRUNK SHOW presentations by our Fall 2013 Guest Instructors.

A new Series: "TOWNSCAPES"
Friday Evening, October 18, 2013
7-9 pm
$5 at the door (included for workshop students)
Room 12000, Link Corridor
St. Lawrence College

Exploring "DYNAMIC COLOUR for Fibre Artists"
Friday evening, November 15, 2013
7-9 pm
$5 at the door  (included for workshop students)
Room 12000, Link Corridor
St. Lawrence College

Both Instructors will share their inspiration for creating all new work using fibre as your medium of choice. You will enjoy seeing a collection of their beautiful work and enjoy a talk that just may inspire you to spend this fall and winter creating exhibition ready quilts/art in YOUR studio.

Parking at St. Lawrence may be either in Main Campus lots and entry at front doors, with Signage posted to take you to the Link Corridor and Room 12000 which will be in the hallway beyond the cafeteria as you enter the corridor leading to the Admin. Wing at the rear of the college.... 
Please watch for and follow ourFW Lectures signage.


Park behind the Technology Building on Country Club Drive off King Street, just west of Portsmouth Ave. Come into the rear campus parking lots beyond the Tech. Buildings and turn right into the entrance and take the second right turn into the lot behind the Tech Building. 
Enter Door E12 and come up the stairs or elevator and turn right into the Link Corridor that joins the Admin. Wing to main Campus. Room 12000 is on your left as you walk toward the cafeteria in this choice.

There are several seats available in Pamela's workshop weekend #1 and this is one creative weekend you will NOT want to miss.
... details from Registrar, FW Kingston: fibreworkskingston.gmail.com
Hope to see you at St. Lawrence this fall.