Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Sandra Brownlee: Tactile Notebooks & the Written Word workshop

Last week I attended Sandra Brownlee's week-long Tactile Notebooks and the Written Word workshop at the beautiful Contemporary Textile Studio Co-operative in Toronto. I learned a lot from Sandra and from my fellow eleven workshop participants and it will take a few weeks for me to absorb and integrate the new materials and techniques into my sketchbook practice and life. I was impressed with Sandra's teaching, her examples, resources, story-telling, and her Wednesday night lecture at the Textile Museum of Canada. The workshop participants amazed me with their openness and generous sharing of tips, ideas, techniques, and resources. Basically, I was blown away by the people and the well-equipped studio. If you have a chance to take a workshop or course with Sandra Brownlee, do so. If you are in the Toronto area, check out the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op's workshop offerings.

1 comment:

Judy Martin said...

This workshop looks so very interesting, Karen. I have asked to be kept informed, receive updates etc from the textile studio co-op, and have been told that I am on their list, but don't.

Sandra Brownlee is one of Canada's treasures, and I am so glad to hear that she is giving workshops. This one looks fabulous.