ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Make your very own 8×10” wall tapestry!
Explore colour and geometric organic form while designing and weaving your own unique piece of tapestry artwork. Learn every step of the way, including wrapping a basic frame loom, creative techniques such as plain weaves, soumak stitches, rya knots, and more! Participants will not only take home a unique piece of tapestry art, but the confidence to use their newly acquired skills on their own.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: JOHANNA THOMPSON
Johanna Thompson is a multidisciplinary artist based in Kitchener, Ontario. She holds an MFA from York University and a BFA in photography from NSCAD University. She has exhibited work in Halifax and Toronto. Thompson’s work explores memory that is felt in the body and considers the ways the past is carried with us into the future. She employs craft techniques to engage with remembered and forgotten histories in an immediate, haptic way. Her practice attends to the sensorial and ephemeral nature of memory, and seeks to form tactile and emotional connections with the past. She has been weaving since 2015.
In order to continue to support the ArtMEETS program and pay its facilitators a fair CARFAC rate, as well as to offset the cost of high quality art supplies provided during each workshop, each ArtMEETS workshop will be $25. 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.
Unfortunately, East End Arts is not able of offer refunds or exchanges at this time. If you are not able to attend an ArtMEETS workshop that you’ve registered for, please 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. Thank you!
To ensure that the cost of each workshop does not serve as a barrier to participation, community members will have the opportunity to participate in an ArtMEETS workshop for free via Energy Exchange! An Energy Exchange is a way for you to pay for an ArtMEETS workshop with energy and time, as opposed to with money. Energy Exchange positions will include setting/packing up tables and chairs before and after an ArtMEETS workshop, or dedicating your time as a volunteer at one of our upcoming events. Energy Exchange positions will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, with preference being given to individuals from low-income households, and/or those who identify as belonging to one or more of the following equity priority groups, as identified by the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council:
- Person of Colour
- Person with Disability/ies
- Person Living with Mental Illness