Back to All Events

Works on Canvas


  • Maiwa East 1310 Odlum Drive Vancouver, BC Canada (map)
WorksonCanvas.jpg

With Natalie Grambow

$295 [Includes $95 lab fee] class limit 14. Feb 2 - 4, 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm).

Canvas is for artists, and an unstretched canvas is an open invitation for the surface designer to begin exploration. Using combinations of mixed-media, fabric paints, and succulent colour palettes, students will engage the canvas surface through altered art techniques, image transfer, collage, and deconstruction.

In this highly creative workshop suitable for both the novice and the experienced artist, participants will be guided through the steps of making an art cloth. The workshop will explore a number of pattern-making techniques, including block-printing, mono-printing, hand-painting, stencilling, screen-printing, and mark-making. In addition, collage and piecing with image transfers, antiquing, washes, and finishing will be covered. Students will complete several inspiring projects, including a finished art cloth. 

The finished works can be used as floor coverings (floorcloth), wall mounted in traditional frames, used as table runners, hung as posters, or combined into other projects.

Supply List


About Natalie Grambow

Natalie has an extensive background in design, teaching, and textile arts. An accredited interior designer, she spent many years in Ottawa working within the architectural design field and teaching design theory. Natalie’s first deep exploration of textiles began during her visual arts/photography studies at the University of Ottawa, when she experimented with non-silver techniques of transferring photographic imagery onto cloth. She subsequently studied at the École d’Impression Textile à Montréal and later travelled to Asia and Latin America, where she spent six months learning to weave with local Mayan weavers in Guatemala. Shortly after completing the textile arts program at Capilano College in 2001, she was awarded the BC Craft Association’s Award of Excellence.

Natalie has exhibited her textile art installations in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and on the Sunshine Coast. She has also developed a line of naturally dyed and printed fabrics and has been commissioned by such clients as the City of North Vancouver. Currently living in Roberts Creek, BC, she continues her art practice and studies from her studio.

Earlier Event: January 30
Knitting: Basics & Beyond
Later Event: February 2
Mappa: Cartography on Cloth