Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lisa Grey - 3-day workshop - The Art of Looking Sideways: Connecting Creativity and Play.


A Fine Balance (Detail)
Disperse dyed using painting, marbling and xerox transfer techniques.
Artist: Lisa Grey

It gives me the greatest of pleasure to let you know that I have invited renowned fibre artist Lisa Grey to come and teach us in April, 2013. Details of the course content are given below.
The workshop will encourage us to think differently, make marks using original materials, and especially challenge us to develop our designer capabilities.  I am very excited about the prospect of working with and learning from Lisa and I hope you will be too.

Lisa is very highly respected teacher and practising artist who produces sumptuous works that are now exhibited and sold internationally.  She is famous for her application of disperse dye to produce spectacular marbled surfaces.  Combinations of her printed and dyed fabrics with her photographic imagery provide a refreshing take on surface design.
Lisa is a member of the Surface Design Association and the representative for New Hampshire, USA.  
She has taught at numerous locations to excellent reviews.  Her skills in troubleshooting and creative problem solving add to the supportive environment she creates in the classroom. 
Her philosophies, galleries and methods can be viewed on her delicious website.

This from her biography "I have served on the boards of the Surface Design Association and North Country Studio Workshops and spent many years supporting local art teachers by volunteering to lead workshops in elementary and middle school.  I firmly believe that everyone is artistic. and delight in sharing tools and techniques to bring the joy of creation alive."

 Fragment 02
Photo of fragment of rusty bridge pigment inkjet printed on silk organza with freehand machine stitching.  Rusty nails, wire, bottle caps and marbled fabric. 10"x10"
 Artist: Lisa Grey

The Art of Looking Sideways: 
Connecting Creativity and Play

Lisa's 3-day workshop will be on Friday - Sunday 26th - 28th April, 2013 in Calgary

Chance of Rain
Marbled, gelatin overprinted and natural dyed fabric.  
Punch needle felting and freehand stitching. 10" x 28"
Artist: Lisa Grey

Where: A wonderful new teaching facility - the studio at Atlantis Fine Framing, Manhattan Road, SW Calgary under the dedicated stewardship of Ken Bourassa.  The location provides an excellent, bright, safe, teaching facility, easy access, parking and unloading.

When: Friday 26 April - Sunday 28, 2013 : 3 day workshop for adults.

Cost: $310 (to be paid in two instalments: the registration $150 and the balance $160).

Materials/supplies: A short supply list will be sent to you closer to the course date. This workshop will encourage sharing of materials, to help facilitate a close-knit group atmosphere.

Chance of Rain (detail)
Artist:Lisa Grey

“Creativity involves several different processes that wind through each other...generating new ideas, imagining different possibilities, considering alternative options.”
Excerpt from The Element by Ken Robinson

"This workshop will challenge participants to start with what is familiar, then venture into unexplored territory in discovering how to approach our work in new ways.  We will create tools from found objects in order to print and pattern recycled and reclaimed papers and fabrics, then make a series of small compositions generated from simple, playful design exercises. We will consider ways to further alter the surface by cutting, tearing, reassembling, layering and stitching.  Along the way we will evaluate our work both individually and collectively with the end goal of using supplies and knowledge we already have, combined and integrated with new ideas and techniques into concrete plans for further exploration.  Above all, we will endlessly question, yet trust our instincts as we imagine alternative possibilities."
Lisa Grey

Adored/Abandoned II 
Pigment inkjet print on collaged paper and fabric with freehand machine stitching on marbled background. 15" x 15"
Artist: Lisa Grey

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited to 15 per class.

*Your place on the workshop will be secured on receipt of a (normally) non-refundable deposit $150* 

Payment by PayPal is the preferred method.  This will secure your place with immediate effect.

Should you wish to pay by another method please email me first to make sure that there are still places available, and we can discuss an alternative payment method.

The deposit  is normally non-refundable, however, in the event that the class does not run (due to minimum number of participants not being attained),  your deposit will be returned to you in full.
Please note that in the event that you are unable to attend the workshop your deposit will be returned to you only if your place on the course can be filled.   It is your responsibility to find a replacement for your slot if the waiting list is empty, or you will forfeit your deposit.

Booking opportunities are equitable and will be filled on a first come first served basis on receipt of your deposit.  A waiting list will be drawn up should the first 15 places be full.  Please email me your interest and do get in touch with any questions via email ioftheneedle@me.com

This is going to be a great one, so don't delay your registration!!! 

Karin Millson of Kreative Momentum and also SDA Alberta Rep.

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