A Felting Workshop ~ A Communal Art Project ~ An Exhibition
This January Learn Felting and Co-Create an Installation with Artist In Residence Isidora Spielmann.
This is an invitation for you to explore your relationship with the landscape, the way it affects you, the way you interact with it and what you give in return.
Perhaps it will be a landscape from your childhood, one that affected your psyche and you still carry in your mind, or maybe the landscape you find yourself in, here and now. Landscape that has not been altered with concrete, that can still breathe its millennially long life, invites us to slow down and listen to the pulse of time from where our deepest voice can rise.
Two ways to participate:
~ Learn felting in 1 to 5 days of fibre-workshops.
~ Join as a self-directed artist, with the medium and discipline of your choice, to co-create an installation.
WORKSHOP DETAILS: Introduction to Felting for any skill level. Trained and untrained artists alike are invited to explore their familiar medium or dive into a new one. The workshop is geared toward creating a landscape with both wet and needle felting, then adding a three dimensional character to tell a story. Artists working in any medium are invited to join in an installation that is communally conceived.
Sign up for one or more days. There is NO minimum or maximum requirement to participate. Pick and choose which days you would like to participate.
Day #1: Wet felting a 2 or 3D landscape, laying the ground.
Day #2: Adding to the piece with embroidery, beading and 2D needle felting.
Day #3: Needle felting a sculptural piece. i.e., bird, animal, human …
Days #4 + 5: If you plan to make either a larger piece or want to explore more felting techniques (Nuno, fabric making …)
Isidora Spielmann is a multifaceted fibre artist, custom and costume designer, schooled and certified in Vienna, Austria. She has been responsible for the costumes and soft props for several smaller theatre productions and shows. Her original works have been included in art shows and fine craft galleries across Canada. Isidora teaches Fibre Arts to all ages and abilities. Visit Isidora’s website https://www.isidoraspielmann.com
WHEN: Project begins January 10, 2023 // Workshop runs Wednesday, 25 January through Sunday, 29 January, 2023 // Exhibition of all works on 25 & 26 February
WHERE: Main & Station Nonesuch Gallery, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Bring your own materials or buy [wool, yarn, fleece, …] at cost on site. Isidora will have fibre arts tools to share.
Please email [email protected] to sign up. Include your full name and contact information as well as the days you would like to attend. We will confirm by email along with necessary workshop information.