ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Try Tactile Landscape Painting! Yarn on Canvas
Join artist Sabbie Narwal for the art of painting with yarn to create natural landscapes on canvas. Tactile yarn art is both an accessible art form and a therapeutic one. Participants can easily create beautiful, vibrant finished artworks without any prior artistic experience—if
one can cut string and apply glue, they can paint with yarn! By incorporating a natural landscape of their choice into their artwork, participants will gently work on deepening their connections to the natural world as they “paint”. As it is a soft, pliant and fluid material,
working with yarn is naturally grounding and therapeutic. The meditative, repetitive simple tasks of cutting and gluing yarn into geometric patterns will also help participants get out of their minds and into the present. The overall intention of this workshop is to be an accessible introduction to multimedia art and landscape painting that will have participants walking away relaxed, and with a beautiful, finished tactile art piece that resonates with them.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Sabbie Narwal is a Brampton-based illustrator specializing in traditional and digital illustration, and multi-media art. Her work is known for its warm, whimsical and inviting nature, as she aims to uplift and comfort people through her art. Sabbie’s works tend to depict the gentle joy of everyday moments, often incorporating food, nature and her South Asian heritage into her designs. Her public art also delves deeper into the vast stories found within her local community. She is the founder of The Paper Narwhal, an art goods brand specializing in stationery and illustrated gifts. Her designs are appreciated for their approachable style and inspirational content. Through this brand, she is on a mission to make quality art accessible, representational and practical.
An active member of her local arts communities, Sabbie is also an experienced educator, workshop facilitator and public speaker. She has years of experience as a full-time public school teacher, which has included creating and leading creative learning camps and afterschool programs. Passionate about sharing her love for visual art and what she has learned as a small business owner, she enjoys conducting workshops and participating in artist talks and exhibits. Past experiences include working with the Brampton Arts Organization, the City of Brampton, the Brampton Library and Meta Arts.
Each ArtMEETS workshop will cost $10-$50 per person to attend (on a sliding scale of Pay What You Can). Payment is to be made online at the time of registration, which will be done via Eventbrite. Payments through Eventbrite can be made with any major credit card, or through PayPal. If you are unable to pay online, we also accept cash or cheque, which is to be paid before the day of your workshop. If you need to pay with cash or cheque, or you would like assistance through the payment process, please contact East End Arts at email@example.com.
If you are not able to attend an ArtMEETS workshop that you’ve registered for, specifically if you are feeling unwell, please let us know as soon as possible and we will be happy to issue you a refund, or offer you a spot at an upcoming ArtMEETS workshop, if and where possible. You may also feel free to transfer your ticket to a friend! If you’re transferring your spot to another person, be sure to email them your ticket or hand it to them personally, and let East End Arts know in advance.
PLEASE NOTE: If you require financial assistance, please contact EEA’s Operations Coordinator Tyler, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nobody will be denied participation due to lack of funds, but please note that there will be high demand to participate in this program, so if you require financial assistance, please reach out early!
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Participant & staff safety are of utmost importance to East End Arts and will be a priority during the program! Please note the following:
- If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please postpone your visit to our Clubhouse, and let us know about your absence as soon as you’re able.
- Masks are not mandatory inside our Clubhouse, however we continue to operate a mask-friendly space, and we welcome all visitors, employees and volunteers to wear them.
- We continue to ask all of our participants and visitors to practice social distancing, when and where possible.
- Enhanced cleaning routines remain in place in our Clubhouse.
- Hand sanitizer and disposable masks will be available on site for anyone who needs them.
- We have a fully accessible, gender-neutral bathroom on site.