Workshops

I will be offering a variety of workshops in Ontario in 2019.  Here’s what I have confirmed so far. Join me for an informative high-energy workshop!   

  • Apr 23: Origami Basics (Burford Branch, Brant Public Library)
    Ever find the instructions for origami to be baffling? Always wanted to be able to turn paper into magical little creatures? Now's your opportunity! Join me to learn the tricks to origami. Mastered in my year living in Japan, I will help you learn to read those nifty origami instructions to make 6+ classic origami forms using beautiful chiyogami papers! Bring home the instructions to remind you how to do it.
    $20 per person; all supplies included. Registration required - through the library.

  • Apr 24: Macrame Magic (Paris Branch, Brant Public Library)
    It's back in style and has a new look! Macramé can be used to make everything from your classic plant hanger to beautiful vests and everything in between. Learn 6 common knots and choose a project to work on - from a bracelet to a shopping bag. I will help you understand how to read a pattern, how to keep consistent tension, and how to solve your macramé mix-ups!  
    $20 per person; all supplies included. Registration required - through the library.

  • Apr 25: Printmaking (St. George Branch, Brant Public Library)
    Learn the art of the lino cut! You'll start small, and working up, you'll explore how to design, cut, ink, and stamp your own prints. We'll also play with applying different colours to get different results! Bring home not only your prints, but also the stamps you created, so that you can continue to print at home!
    $20 per person; all supplies included. Registration required - through the library.

  • May 2: Mini Art Books (Burlington Public Library, Central Branch)
    Learn 4 little books to make from a single piece of paper, and another 2 that are just plain fun to fill. Play with a delightful selection of papers - both plain and upcycled. These books lend themselves beautifully to capturing travels, special events, and loved ones. They make great gifts and unusual greeting cards.
    Workshop length: 3 hours (1:30 - 4:30 pm). Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Go home with 6 little art books and instructions for each. Registration required - through the library (I’ll post the link to the registration when I have it)

  • Jun 8: Shibori Felting (Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival)
    Shibori felting is a wet felting method which uses small objects (like buttons, beads, or pebbles) or folding to add texture to woollen materials before it is felted. In this workshop, we’ll explore several techniques, learning how to work with roving, pre-felts, and knitted wools! Go home with three samples and tons of ideas! Although familiarity with wet felting is an asset, it isn't a necessity! This class is appropriate for felters of all experience and skill levels.

    $40 per person + $15 materials fee paid to instructor at start of class.

Retreats

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I will be offering the following retreats this year.

  • Bookbinding Fundamentals, May 24 -26 OR Sep 10 - 12, 2019

  • Advanced Bookbinding, Aug 23 -25, 2019

  • Eco Printing and Natural Dyeing, Jun 14 - 16 OR Sep 3 - 5, 2019

  • Felting Fundamentals, Jun 11 - 13 OR Sep 6 - 8, 2019

  • Vessels, Jun 4 - 6, 2019

  • Ceramics, Sep 13 - 15, 2019

  • Jewellery Making, Sep 17 - 19, 2019

Visit BeetleBarrow's website for more details.

Available for Hire

If you'd like me to share my love of all things creative with a group of your friends or colleagues, let me know.  I love to teach!