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Map Haiku

  • Maiwa Loft #6 - 1666 Johnston St Vancouver Canada (map)

With Valerie Goodwin

$695 [Includes $100 lab fee] class limit 12. Oct 16-20 (Wed-Sun) 10am-4pm.

Tap into your innermost creative side. Make a beautiful mixed media map of an imaginary place inspired by haiku—a minimalist form of poetry. 

Students taking this workshop will create a series of small, simple, and understated art quilt maps that capture the feeling of haiku written by each student during the course of the class. The instructor will guide the students through a structured yet nurturing series of steps that provides opportunities to grow and learn.

This workshop is like a creative spark—combining the graphic potential of maps with the poetic power of words,  all realized through textiles.

Valerie Goodwin joins us from the USA.

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Valerie Goodwin

Internationally known for pushing art quilts into new cartographic territory, Valerie Goodwin creates award-winning works inspired by her love of maps, aerial views, landscapes, and her diagrammatic re-interpretation of cities.

Her unique artistic voice is influenced by her formal training as an architect. In Valerie Goodwin’s own words,  “The journey I have been on has taken me in many surprising and totally unexpected directions. It has also created interesting results made by my desire to fuse my work as an architect with my work as a fibre artist.”

In addition to her success as a professor of architecture, Valerie Goodwin is an accomplished author, writing for a variety of publications. In 2013 she published her most recent title: Art Quilt Maps: Capture a Sense of Place with Fiber Collage—A Visual Guide.

Earlier Event: October 16
The Natural Dye Studio
Later Event: October 21
Mappa: Cartography on Cloth