May 11th – 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Back by popular demand! Kathy White returns just in time for Mother’s Day with a beautiful wool painted heart project. During this workshop, fibre artist Kathy White teaches her method of applying wool yarn to beeswax covered boards to create a ‘wool painting’. Participants receive everything they need to create and take home their own unique heart shaped wool painting. All levels of experience welcome. Make a heart for your Mom or treat her to a creative afternoon out, either way it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Tea, fruit and cupcakes will be served.
Where: Pick a Posie Costume Shop, 432 Queen Street Blyth
When: May 11th – 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Kathy White creates works of art using natural fibre yarns and threads pressed into beeswax coated panels. She is drawn to the organic and tactile nature of these materials and their historic connection to both needlework and home making.
White began exploring the artistic possibilities of working in this way when she was struck by a disparity in her approach to learning to knit versus learning to paint. An avid knitter, she accepted that her skill level would increase with practice but noticed that her approach to painting was less tolerant, influenced by the ‘you either have it or you don’t’ way of thinking. This realization formed a bridge between the two methods of making that she continues to explore.
She considers her grandmother, mother, Girl Guide leaders, 4-H leaders, art teachers, and mentors to be her greatest teachers and feels her art continues an ongoing conversation about the role of women, fibres and needlecraft in the art world. Raised in rural Southwestern Ontario and encouraged to explore the woodlots, ditches, and fields that formed the backdrop to her childhood, White is concerned that the flora and fauna is threatened by encroaching cities and the industrialization of agriculture. Her work salutes these disappearing landscapes and creatures.
Learn more about her work at www.kathywhiteart.com.
We’ll let you know about our upcoming exhibits, classes and workshops.