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Tactile Notebooks & The Written Word


  • Maiwa Loft #6 - 1666 Johnston St Vancouver Canada (map)
Tactile Notebooks & the Written Word

With Sandra Brownlee

$695 [Includes $75 lab fee] Class limit 14. Sept 18-22 (Wed-Sun) 10am-4pm.

This workshop will help students find their own living language through the creation of a vibrant notebook practice.

Join renowned textile artist Sandra Brownlee as she guides you in establishing a dynamic, tactile notebook practice that is meaningful and rewarding. Notebooks will be used as a reflective space and mobile studio—they will become a space to document and give expression to daily experiences.

Motivated by haptic considerations, you will use all of your senses to stimulate and awaken perception, guide the making process, and enhance the way you communicate both visually and verbally. Throughout the workshop, we will create tactile pages and play with materials, techniques, and words to make concrete the vital elements of our sensory experience.

Each day there will be an introduction to the day's topic, hands-on notebook work, time for writing, and a notebook sharing.

Sandra Brownlee joins us from Nova Scotia.

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Sandra Brownlee

Sandra Brownlee has exhibited her work extensively throughout North America in both solo and group exhibitions since the late 1970s. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto, GGVMA Award exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, and Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Sandra Brownlee has earned her MFA in fibres from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and her BFA from the NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has received numerous awards including the 2014 Governor General Visual and Media Arts Saidye Bronfman Award, a Canada Council B Grant, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Sandra has taught her Tactile Notebooks & the Written Word workshop widely including in Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia.

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