Friday, January 20, 2012

Workshops with Jason Pollen in Alberta

Please find below information about a fantastic opportunity.

JASON POLLEN
TEACHES
(2-DAY) WORKSHOPS ACROSS ALBERTA
“FABRIC CONSTRUCTION/COLLAGE”
June 2012 (various dates), all levels of experience welcome
Artist: Jason Pollen
Photo credit - Lesley Turner


Jason Pollen : Freefall  2011 44" x 72"
Wool, canvas, silk, linen, felted, dyed, stitched

This is an exciting opportunity: workshops with the very talented artist and excellent teacher, Jason Pollen.


Jason is Emeritus President of the Surface Design Association and is extremely highly regarded having numerous years of successful teaching experience behind him.  His stunningly beautiful work is held and exhibited around the globe and he has designed textiles for world-class fashion houses. Chanel, Dior, Donna Karan and Missoni.  He regularly collaborates as scenic designer for the Kansas City Ballet.. He was named Fellow by the American Crafts Council in 2006.
Artist: Jason Pollen
Photo credit - Lesley Turner

It will be a great pleasure to host him and I hope that as many fibre and mixed media artists in the area will attend this event and learn from him.

 Jason Pollen: Barri, 2011 48' x 48"
Linen, silk, canvas, thread, dye, pigment

Jason says:
"The Art of Textile Collage
This class will be provide a lively and innovative approach to textile collage and
mark-making using fusing and hand and machine stitching, in addition to
drawing and painting tools.

You will repurpose and create patterned and painted small fabric and paper
compositions. Harmony and dissonance, rhythm and mood, color and texture will
be the vocabulary you explore to expand your personal visual language with
expressive, communicative content."

Jason Pollen: Leap of Faith 2011
Felted wool, silk, linen, dyed, stitched


Alberta is a big place! The same course will be offered a 3 different locations, choose the one that is closest to you, or best-suits your requirements.

IN-TOWN VENUE, ARTPOINT, CALGARY (COURSE CODE A2)

2-Day Workshop A2):  Tuesday/Wednesday June 12 - June 13 , 2012
Cost:        $285
Deposit:   $140 required by 21 February, 2012
Balance:  $145  required by 30 April, 2012
The full 2-day workshop will be held in the spacious and airy Main Gallery.  You may leave all your supplies in place overnight.  Pease bring a packed lunch.  A sharing atmosphere with like-minded souls will be encouraged, if not, required!
Early registration is encouraged as maximum class size is small (15).  Registration cut off is February 21, 2012.

IN-TOWN VENUE, ARTPOINT, CALGARY (COURSE CODE A1)
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL ( email ioftheneedle@me.com for alternatives)
2-Day Workshop A1): Monday and Tuesday June 4 & 5, 2012
Cost:        $285
Deposit:   $140 required by 21 February, 2012
Balance:  $145  required by 30 April, 2012
The full 2-day workshop will be held in the spacious and airy Main Gallery.  You may leave all your supplies in place overnight.  Pease bring a packed lunch.  A sharing atmosphere with like-minded souls will be encouraged, if not, required!
Early registration is encouraged as maximum class size is small (15).  Registration cut off is February 21, 2012.


OUT-OF-TOWN VENUE -MILLARVILLE MARKET, (COURSE CODE M1)
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL ( email ioftheneedle@me.com for alternatives)
2-Day Workshop (M1): Saturday and Sunday June 9 & 10, 2012
Cost:       $325
Deposit:  $165  required by 21 February, 2012
Balance: $160  required by 30 April, 2012
The full 2-day workshop will be held in the spacious and airy main hall.  You may leave all your supplies in place overnight.  Pease bring a packed lunch.  Again, a sharing atmosphere with like-minded souls will be encouraged, if not, required!
Early registration is encouraged as the maximum class size is only 15.  Registration cut off is February 21, 2012.



OUT-OF-TOWN  2-DAY RETREAT - BLOOMIN' INN PINCHER CREEK   (COURSE CODE B1)

2-Day Workshop 1 (BI): Weekdays
Cost: $460 

(+GST on accommodation cost. For a breakdown see below)

Deposit:  $230 required by 21 February, 2012
Balance: $230 required by 30 April 2012

This 2-day retreat will allow us to work intensely in a setting where our domestic needs are catered for and we can concentrate wholly on our art, and learning.  A creative, sharing atmosphere with like-minded souls will be encouraged, if not, required!

Accommodation in the relaxed atmosphere of Bloomin' Inn, Pincher Creek is  full board for
two nights, with shared or single rooms. A supplement will be charged for single room occupancy. Shared rooms above the workshop are idea and encourage the development of a fantastic working environment.  Single rooms are available in the main building should you prefer.**

The studio at Bloomin' Inn is very well equipped and fully insured and your hosts are experienced in holding such events as quilting, scrapbooking and other retreats throughout the year.
http://www.bloomin-inn.com/

The cost for this event covers  the course and full-board accommodation (*supplement will be charged for single room occupancy).  Gst will be charged on the accommodation costs.
You are encouraged to register with a friend and pre-arrange your sleeping arrangements via the booking form.  Early registration is encouraged as maximum class size is small (15).  Registration cut off is February 21st, 2012.

*Breakdown of costs:
Accommodation Charges $200+GST (includes 2 nights accommodation and all meals)
Workshop Fee                    $260 
**An additional supplement will be added for single occupancy dependant on room type.



If you are interested in one of these events please print off (1 Page) and fill in the registration document.  Click here to open the registration document, where you will find details of how to pay.

Your place on the workshop of your choice will be secured on receipt of a non-refundable  deposit.

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited to 15 per class.
In the event that your chosen class does not run (due to minimum participant number [10] not being attained), you will be contacted to see if you wish to transfer to your second choice of venue.  If not, your deposit will be returned to you in full.

In the event that you are unable to attend the workshop your deposit will only be returned to you, if your place on that course can be filled.

Booking opportunities are equitable and will be filled on a first come first served basis on receipt of deposit and registration form.

Please get in touch with any questions via email ioftheneedle@me.com


Thanks so much for your time,

Karin Millson of Kreative Momentum
SDA Alberta Rep.

Note: This is not an SDA-funded event and is open to all members of the public for equal price.

2 comments:

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Karin. All this sounds sooooo tempting! Thanks for showing Pollen's work. Very lovely.
best, nadia

karin said...

Glad you found it interesting. And hope you can make it to one of the sessions!