“Painting with Fibres” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

“Painting with Fibres” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

“Painting with Fibres” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Date: September 18, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Instructor: Linda Roe
Fee: $125.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $143.75 plus HST (Non-Members)

This course is targeted for students who would like to explore fibre art, to learn how to use many different fibres (focusing on wool and silk) to produce a two-dimensional finished ‘painting’.  Please bring a land or seascape hard-copy image of your choice or select from one available.  No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided to enable completion of a 8″ x 10″ piece to take home.

Information about further developing this art form using different backings, different needles, different fibres and different presentation will enable students to stretch their interests and skills in a variety of ways to create wall hangings and/or frame-able art.

There will be a short short break (eg for lunch), including demonstration of wet felting and, if time allows, enabling students to experience this with their art piece.

Required Materials:
A waterproof apron (for wet felting) plus a print of a sample landscape or seascape.

Linda Roe born in Manitoba, called Southern Ontario home for decades. As a volunteer, she worked on set décor for both the Brampton Little Theatre and the Mississauga Opera Company and was awarded special THEA trophies for her landscape work in the productions of Oklahoma, Brigadoon, and The Lion in Winter. After relocating to Burlington, Ont. Linda took an active role in the Burlington Art Centre’s (BAC) Fine Arts Guild. She became a major contributor to the Centre’s expansion program with the newly created Fine Arts room bearing the name ‘Seville-Roe’.

Entering juried shows in nearby towns, Linda was awarded ‘Best in Show’ in Kitchener, London and Guelph.  In celebration of the BAC’s 20thanniversary, she participated in a major collaborative exhibit called ‘Connections’ which was displayed in Japan for three months.

Having founded an annual art tour in Burlington, when Linda and her husband moved to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, they co-founded Art In Action – Lunenburg.  For the last seven years she has given art lessons to the residents of the Veteran Unit at Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Now in Blue Rocks, Linda gives workshops in fibre art, acrylic and encaustics in The Art Barn, her studio, workshop and gallery.

Advance registration for members begins August 30.

General registration for non-members begins September 13.

For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.