Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More Teaching

I was invited to teach a textile workshop at a high school in Mississauga, west of Toronto.

I taught a three-part workshop on Textile Art Expression. The students were from grade 10 and 12, between 15 and 17 years of age.

For many it was their first time using a sewing machine. They explored free motion stitching, hand stitching and fabric painting. They worked with Tyvek and soluble film.

It was a new medium for them. I compiled a list of Canadian and international textile artists they can research on-line.

What makes my workshop a success is that all want to continue exploring.

The teacher wants to repeat this workshop next year and eventually have students at a level where they can create a cooperative textile work that can be considered for exhibit at the textile forum, Verona Tessile in 2015.

1 comment:

  1. That top photo is fab.
    Excellent that young artists are being shown the many ways of working with threads and cloth to make transformative art.