Opportunities for guilds and groups during this "social distancing" time!
All lectures are offered as a live Zoom presentation with Power Point style chock full of images and a full Q & A with attendees. Stay safe and still enjoy learning with my informative and inspirational talks from the comfort of your home computer or tablet. Zoom is a user friendly app that is easy to install and use. I am also happy to use the account of a guild or group.
I'm willing to fit my schedule to yours and work with you to make this a success! Email me for further details: susanpm (at) shaw (dot) ca
My Iceland Narrative
Imagine spending an entire month - halfway around the world - to create your art? Doesn't that sound like heaven? Well, actually it was Iceland and I was fortunate to devote myself to exploring a topic that has become a major focus of my work - textile book forms. I'll share my experiences, thoughts and plans with you and include suggestions on how you can create your own art residency far, far away or in your own backyard. And I'll show you the results of my creative adventure with the work I created and where it continues to lead me.
Cloth to Codex
Are you searching for something new with a textile theme? Susan is also an experienced bookmaker who works with fabric to create unique and unusual book forms. Join Susan on a journey to explore making a variety of styles and shapes of books that use hand dyed and marked fabrics that can be functional and beautiful. An unusual topic but so inspiring!
Sacred Cloth-Textiles of Faith
Join Susan on a journey of discovery while visiting many of the world’s religions to see how they use fabric, thread and textiles in their rituals, ceremonies and beliefs. A closer look at the history of our relationship with cloth can bring insight and understanding to all people of faith.
On the Surface -- Design, Colour and Deliriously Fun Stuff
Painting, dyeing, printing, stamping, paint sticks....what’s it all about? This lecture is a great introduction to the wonderful world of Surface Design and all the possible methods of applying colour to cloth. You will look at your fabrics with a new vision!
Squiggle, Line & Dot - Making Marks, Making Pattern
Do you remember the little saying "a line is a dot....going for a walk"? Let's explode that and give Mark Making a total makeover! Making marks on fabric, paper or whatever is a foundational aspect of art - and you are already doing that! Susan will show, through detailed images, that the most simple, basic marks can be exciting and inspiring, plus you'll come away with tons of ideas and jumping-off points for your own creative journey.