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Take part in enriching & exciting visual & literary Arts workshops & free live demonstrations with professional artists/instructors. We offer workshops for all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced; in a variety of subjects, from foundational techniques to exploratory methods & approaches; both online & in-person.

    • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Silk Purse Art Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.
    • 8

    Levels: Beginner - Intermediate
    Ages: Youth - Adult

    Create a colourful scene using needle felting techniques!

    In this workshop each student will be given the supplies needed to create an 8 x 10 inch picture of their own design or using examples of work Joanne has created.

    The supplies provided include a piece of felt to work on, many choices of colour of wool fleece & a felting needle. Participants should bring their own fabric scissors & any design ideas they have.

    This medium is very versatile & has been used on garments, pictures & sculptures.

    All materials will be provided. Cost of materials are $15 & are included in the workshop fee. 

      Artist Bio

      Joanne Waters has been active in the art scene in West Vancouver since 1995. She was first know for her sculptural kelp baskets where she gave workshops, & exhibited in local galleries. Her next endeavor was wire sculpture & again she gave workshops, had an exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery, & presented at Harmony Arts Festival.   

      Her work with wet wool felting began in 1985 where she taught & created garments for sale. Her work with needle felting began in about 2015. She has regularly had pieces in the Silk Purse mainly during the annual Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation.

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