Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre
Visit our New Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre. a One-of-a-kind place to explore tapestry .Oakville is the home of the Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre. Founded by Ixchel Suarez, Derik Hawley, and Alisa McRonald; the centre is will explore tapestry and textured art of all forms.
The centre is dedicated to creating original, often collaborative designs. It will also teach courses and help preserve creative traditions.
Texture is a property of artwork that makes you want to reach out and touch them. Texture can be part of the surface or the result of interplay of light and shadow.
Texture has role in the creation of an image to the same extent as composition and colour; although it has been explored and studied to a far less degree.
The Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre
280 North Service Rd W
Dorval Plaza West
The Canadian Tapestry and Texture Centre is a not for profit corporation dedicated the preservation of tradition and the exploration of new art forms.
Fate, Destiny & Self Determination/le sort, le destin et l'auto-determination World Textile Art Biennial 2017
Opening reception: October 8, 2017
Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, Punte del Este
Ruta 104 - Km. 4/5
El Chorro, Maldonado, Uruguay
Extreme Fibres Touring exhibit in USA.
Oakville Arts Studio
New location for the creative minds. Tapestry, Painting, sketching or cartooning. Join us and find out why is the perfect place for all ages.
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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