Squiggle Line & Dot Mark Making with Susan Purney Mark | January 25th 9:30 - 3:30, 2024
Squiggle Line and Dot Mark Making with Susan Purney Mark | January 25th 9:30 - 3:30, 2024
In this workshop students will use a variety of methods to create marks on both paper and fabric. Using unusual tools, inks and paints they will explore line, pattern and composition that can be used as personal symbols in a unique language and thus expand their visual vocabulary. Students can combine this work with other fabrics and papers for presentation as books, work for further exploration or as finished pieces. There will be time for discussion, testing, collage and composition experiments.
Award winning textile artist, Susan Purney Mark, lives on Pender Island BC, the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Tsawout peoples.
She has been creating both contemporary wall and dimensional work since the early 1990’s and is known for her extensive experience in a wide range of surface design, dyeing, screen printing and wax resist techniques. She has trained with the London City and Guilds programme as well as the Ontario School of Art and Design and the Vancouver Island School of Art.
Susan’s recent focus has involved an exploration of the Industrial Shoreline, drawing her ideas from her coastal travels and this work incorporates mark making, layers of paint and dyes with dense stitching both by hand and machine.
Currently, her focus has involved mark making, text and narrative and she is working with controlled colour palette, a movement towards abstraction with layers of cloth and paper including recycled and “found” surfaces. She will often create layers paint and dyes into her pieces and is also exploring dimensional body/vessel forms.
She is an active member of the fibre arts community in British Columbia, Canada and is a member of national/ international fibre and surface design associations. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and along with her husband has built the best deer proof fence on Pender island!
All classes and workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made 7 days, or more in advance of the workshop or class date will receive 100% credit. 6 days before class, and no credit will be issued.