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Sculptural Cloth & Silk Painting


  • Maiwa East 1310 Odlum Drive Vancouver, BC Canada (map)
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With Izabela Sauer

$395 [Includes $75 lab fee] class limit 14. Mar 6, 7, 8, 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm).

This version of Izabela’s popular silk painting workshop emphasizes a range of creative sculptural effects through pleating.

Izabela’s innovations in surface design emerge from a passion for texture and colour. Her methods of hand-painting silk and applying multiple arashi shibori techniques produces finished cloth with unique three-dimensional forms.

Working with regular and organza silks, Izabela will demonstrate the application of pleating techniques as well as ways to manipulate cloth so that it retains a memory of form. This workshop will provide a good opportunity to work closely with a successful working artisan. Guided by Izabela throughout the workshop, students will have time to produce their own pieces. Izabela will give an overview of the art with both visuals and finished textiles.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and students with previous experience.

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About Izabela Sauer

Izabela Sauer’s one-of-a-kind silk wearables can be found at her studio/gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver. They are also rep-resented by fine craft galleries throughout the United States and Canada. She has won numerous awards for her textiles, including the 2002 and 2007 Niche Award for Excellence, an international competition for professional craft artists working in all media.

Earlier Event: February 28
The Art of Embroidery
Later Event: March 6
Creative Rug Hooking