"Consider this mixed media workshop the beginnings of a sustained self-portrait. Perhaps you are already creating this visual diary on your own terms. With information passing before our eyes at an alarming rate of speed our only recourse is to intentionally slow down and observe our inner lives - to reflect and to meditate. This wokshop is a hands on exploratory study that captures our own essence through the processing of internal and external worlds onto a surface. This freedom of expression will liberate participants to the endless possibilities of mark-making, from an office drawing made out of staples, paper, and tape, to a simple rendering in a sketchbook using a pinecone. We will become engaged in creating worlds on a surface that is limited only by the imagination." Dress for a mess! Feel free to bring some of your own art supplies. The following materials will be supplied for the course: painting surfaces, graphite pencils, pens, watercolours, rice papers, markers, photocopies, magazine images, acrylic paints, charcoal, and more! Participants will be asked to bring a focus of interest to the workshop if possible, and to consider that topic in advance. There is a $20.00 supply fee payable to the teacher. No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome.
GOLDENROD MEETS INDIGO In this class you will learn to create beautiful shades of green using locally found dye materials. We will use plants such as goldenrod and cedar with different modifiers to then overdye with a ready made indigo vat. Previous dyeing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Materials supplied
FALL HARVEST Explore dyeing with local plant materials. Black walnuts, and other seasonal plant material will be used to create dye baths. You will come away from this workshop with samples of your dyeing efforts and inspiration for further exploration. Previous dyeing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Materials are included.
Date9s)/Time: October 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th, 10-12pm Announcing Wabi Sabi's first ever self-directed fibre studio. Hosted by our resident fibre artist, Maureen, this studio gives participants the opportunity to explore their interests in felting, nuno, shibori, and dying techniques in a safe environment and with guidance. This is not a teaching class, participants should have some expertise in this area and must bring their own materials. However Maureen will be there to share her knowledge. There will be a supply fee might be applied when needed.
Let local fibre artist Pat Caffery help you add another layer of creativity to your knitting, felting, quilting or sewing. Try some embroidery stitches and make your finished project unique. In a couple of hours, Pat will share with you a number of stitches that are easy to learn and will add flair to your projects. If you have a project you feel could use a bit more jazz please bring it along for some insight from Pat. Materials are included. No experience is necessary. [caption id="attachment_262" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ottawa Sewing Classes - Wabi Sabi[/caption]
We are going to the Twist Festival! Pick up #1 - Michaels (next to Ikea) at 7:30am, Pick up #2 - Wabi Sabi at 8:15. The bus will arrive at the festival in Saint-Andre-Avelin by 9:30 The bus will be taking people to the Twist Art Exhibit at 2pm and returing to the festival at 3pm Departure back to Ottawa is at 17:30. Arriving at wabi-sabi at 6:45, Michaels at 7:30. This fee is non-refundable.