Saturday, April 28, 2018

TEXTILE ARTS COURSES: SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS at St. Lawrence College - Come join in on the fun!

1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts 

SSOA 2018 guide cover image

2017 marked our 50th summer of providing quality arts programming in the heart of the world famous 1000 Islands and Eastern Ontario. 

Hoping you will consider joining me in Kingston July 9-13th or Brockville July 30-August 3rd- the summer days are filled with ART and great fun  along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario! Special thanks to all our wonderful instructors and participants who made our 50th anniversary a success!
We welcome all of our fibre and textile friends to join us for the 1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts! Registration for 2018 is now open.
With ever-expanding course options ranging from traditional to contemporary painting techniques, music, dance, pottery, to culinary arts and more, there will truly be something for everyone. The course fees are highly competitive and very reasonable Residence Room accommodations on campus are available on a first-registered basis, so have a peek and get your seats reserved and your rooms booked for a terrific summer experience.
Please click on the image at the top of the page for a digital copy of the College's 2018 Catalogue
Bethany Garner, with 22 years on the staff of St. Lawrence College as a Professor in the Textile Design Program, will share two great full credit courses this year  The first week will be at her home-based Kingston Campus July 9-13th and the second at the Brockville Campus in the beautiful ARTS STUDIO from July 30-August 3rd .

Beth welcomes students from across Ontario and Northern NY as the classes are launched here for this Summer School for the Arts schedule.
DARKNESS, Pine Rake in Northern Ontario, Bethany Garner 
Soy Wax Batik on vintage linen table covering, coloured with India Ink. Machine stitched. Frame mounted.
Colour on Cloth
In this course, students develop a personal inventory of colour samples using paints, natural and fibre reactive dyes, and related tools and materials as they work with the techniques for colouring fabric. Students complement and develop their arts-focused skills as they study application and design potential. Classroom studies find the students applying current and innovative trends in the use of colour in fibre art, surface design, and project execution. Design work using Soy Wax Batik, Arashi Shibori, Indigo and Fibre Reactive dye protocols and dye/paint applications will be a focus. 
Instructor: Bethany Garner
Jul 9-13, 2018, Kingston Campus
$268.20 13 ARTS 109

MARKINGS II, Bethany Garner
Fibre Reactive Dyes on vintage textile table linen, pieced and hand quilted

Surface Design and Stitch
This course focuses on the development of technical skill, aesthetic, and conceptual interests through surface design. The emphasis is on techniques and approaches for paint/print work and hand/machine stitch on cloth. Students learn to colour fabric and add texture using surface design techniques to translate ideas into original works. Hand and machine stitch will fill the hours as students work to create an all new body of work while enjoying multiple techniques for building their skills in colour and design on various cloth including cotton, linen and silk.
Instructor: Bethany Garner
Jul 30-Aug 3, Brockville Campus
$268.20 11 ARTS 110
Please contact our St. Lawrence College Continuing Education Office if you wish to be on the mailing list for our 1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts catalog.
Continuing Education Office Contact:

Campus Contacts:
Brockville Campus and Kingston Campus : Debbie Baker: 613-544-5400 ext. 1670
Coordinator : Christina Chrysler :

Refund/Withdrawal Policy: Full Refund A full refund if the course is cancelled by the College.
Partial Refund: A refund less $15 administrative fee if the withdrawal request is received in writing/email five (5) business days prior to the start date of the course.
Seniors’ Fees: Seniors 65 years or older can take advantage of reduced fees for credit courses. Students must identify themselves as a senior when registering to receive a discount off the tuition
portion of credit courses. Seniors’ fees are not published.