Ixchel Suárez Textile Artist
Oakville Arts Studio
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Advanced Tapestry Course in the Fall - NEW -
ADVANCED TAPESTRY WORKSHOP
NEW IN LATE FALL


For those interested in participating in the next Advanced Tapestry Workshop at the Oakville Tapestry Studio there is another opening in the Fall:

Space still available!
Dates: November 2013

Advanced Tapestry Workshop

Welcome to the Oakville Tapestry Studio.

Founded in 2007 by Ixchel Suarez, the Studio has been educating Art Groups and General public about the traditional techniques of Tapestry weaving and its role in the Contemporary presence in the arts.


Workshop week 1:

Morning session from 9:00 am. until 12:00...lunch break... 1:00 pm. until 3:00 pm. (full program) Tutor/student
Evening session 6:00 pm. until 7:30 pm. (required to advance on exercises and/or to watch support videos) individual work.
Total hours: 30 Hours

Tapestry:
Introduction and principles of Design and composition.
Cartooning and project design.
Selecting materials.
Project description and analysis.
Work on woven notebook through samples of textures.


Analyze different materials with similar techniques. An overall view of
tapestry's historical background, as well as contemporary tapestry, will be presented to you. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have learned the basic design and technical skills necessary to design, weave, and finish a tapestry
Select videos, slides and images to support project.
Handouts will be provided with supported bibliography
* Suggest bringing sketch notebook and scissors.

Workshop week 2:

Morning session from 9:00 am. until 12:00...lunch break... 1:00 pm. until 3:00 pm. (full program) Tutor/student
Evening session 6:00 pm. until 7:30 pm. (required to advance on exercises and/or to watch support videos) individual work
Total hours: 30 Hours
Applied diverse techniques on defined project.
Presentation of related exhibits on Contemporary textile Art.
Register sampler of materials.
Prepare samplers for cutting.
Certificate of participation.
Meals: (please advice in advance on dietary restrictions and/or preferences)

Breakfast: from 8:00 am. until 9:00 am. (Please advise any food instruction or restriction)

Suggested Tours for visitors from outside Toronto Area not included in the fee: (ROM, BATA Shoe Museum, Niagara Falls, etc.)

For more information regarding the Workshop, fees, lodging and programme details please do not hesitate to contact the


Oakville Tapestry Studio
Instructor Ixchel Suarez

ixchelsuarez@gmail.com
ixchelsuarez.com

1121 kestell Blvd,
Oakville ON. L6H 1A1
905 845 3357
289 242 8685
*Tapestry Classes*
Tuesdays from 9:00- 12:00 (then a pot-luck lunch) 13:00-15:00

where: www.oakvilleartsstudio.com

material: frame looms are provided for weaving and can be taken home and given back after projects. You can also bring your own stand or frame loom.
Materials should be brought by each student after finishing their first set of woven notebooks (main techniques and exercises)
No previous knowledge necessary.
No minimum age
Any level welcome, start at anytime during the year.
Questions regarding classes, please contact 905 257 2446 or 289 242 8685
Lectures
DESIGN: A STEP BY STEP INTO THE CREATIVE PROCESS.

Design is a process of ideas put together for a certain purpose. Discover a fun and creative way to approach an idea using basic principles of composition, texture, color and the surrounding world we live in. Fascinating approach to nature as an inspiration in the creative process.
Lecture and/or workshop.
$350.00 CAN 2 hours approx. for lecture

HISTORY OF THE UNICORN TAPESTRIES: 1680 TO PRESENT

Learn about the fascinating story of these 7 Tapestries. How they traveled along Europe and America, from being a precious possession of François VI de la Rochefoucauld in 1680 decorating castles to becoming potato sacks!. Study their techniques, materials, but most of all, their symbolism. Find out where can they be admired!
$ 200.00 CAN 1.5 hrs. Lecture

5 CENTURIES OF TAPESTRY: FROM THE ATELIER OF LES GOBELINS TO THE AUBUSSON

Travel in time to admire how this "simple craft" was once an economical and social KEY in the structures of the European society.We will look at tapestries from the early fourteenth Century to the early 20th Century from the Aubusson workshop.
$ 200.00 CAN 1 hr. lecture

TEXTILE ART IN ARCHITECTURAL SPACES

Explore the creative ideas to exhibit Textile Art. See some interesting projects for public buildings and learn something about the factors that affect the textiles: conservation, lightning, temperature exposure, humidity and maintenance.Explore the possibilities of this wonderful art.
$200.00 CAN 1.5 hr. lecture

TEXTILES OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

Explore the context of the World exhibition in Paris and how it´s influence revolutionized the history of textiles. Admire the work of artist and designer William Morris and his key positions in the movement. Learn about how the improvements in the mechanical loom changed the route of technology by giving the basis for the first computer!
$150.00 1 Hr. Lecture

HISTORY AND TECHNIQUES OF THE PRE-COLOMBIAN NATURAL DYES
Anthropological approach to the traditional techniques in ancient central and south-American cultures. Learn about the cochineal and the wonders of the blood red. The snail and the mystic purple. And the amazing indigo dye for creating the Maya Blue.
$200.00 1.5 hr. Lecture


TAPESTRY. NOW AND THEN.TRADITION VS. INNOVATION

Tapestry weaving has been for centuries a craft and art. It reflects art parameters and periods in time. Learn about the traditional techniques and materials used in traditional tapestry weaving, and what contemporary artist are offering innovating techniques and materials. Learn about the avant-garde Japanese fibre arts, the Polish contemporary textiles and the International Forums for the Fibre Arts. Learn the process of creating a tapestry.Try a hands-on-experience to feel the wonders of the fibres!
$150.00 1 hr. lecture / option for workshop