Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making
Jun
27
to Mar 31

Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making

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Curated by Roxane Shaughnessy, "Crosscurrents explores ongoing cultural exchanges and interactions between Indigenous people, settler Canadians and newcomers over the last two centuries, and examines shifting identities, intersections and contestations that inform textile expressions alongside the stories of those who make Canada their home."

I was one of the artists invited to respond to a historic textile piece. Visit the Museum to see this important exhibition and my response to a beautiful quilt work.

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*REGISTRATION FULL* STITCH-A-STORY: APPLIQUÉ AND EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

*REGISTRATION FULL* STITCH-A-STORY: APPLIQUÉ AND EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Participants will learn appliqué and embroidery techniques to create lavender sachet pillows. With the opportunity to see and touch historic textiles from our Education Collection, this workshop will encourage conversations on personal narratives and inspire participants to tell a story on these small pillows. Participants are invited to bring personal textiles to talk about or to include in their work. This project is supported by the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program.

No previous experience is required, and all materials will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Free with admission.

Registration is full. Email me at kaziz@textilemuseum.ca to be added to the wait list.

Image: Wall Hanging, India, 20th century. Gift of Ken Melamed in honour of Lanie Melamed, TS04.12.40.

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Workshop: Introduction to Repeat Patterns
Feb
5
12:30 PM12:30

Workshop: Introduction to Repeat Patterns

This 2-hour workshop will be an introduction to making repeat pattern designs. Participants will learn two methods of drawing shapes and lines on square paper. One method includes cutting and pasting, the other includes folding techniques. Next, participants will take photos of their designs and bring the designs into PhotoShop.

In PhotoShop, participants will learn to make the drawings black and white, clean up the lines, colour them in, and make them into repeating patterns. Those who finish early can also learn to make brick or tear-drop repeats.

All materials will be provided. Workshops are free and open to current students at OCAD U. We encourage you to bring your laptop to the workshop. If you are unable to bring one, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange for one from AV Loans.

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library's Learning Zone and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding from the Ontario Postsecondary Access & Inclusion Program, administered by the WLC.

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(mus)interpreted (Group Show)
Oct
11
to Nov 2

(mus)interpreted (Group Show)

"(mus)interpreted is an annual group exhibition showcasing the works of emerging Muslim women artists living in the GTA. The show represents a spectrum of identities and realities, provides alternative perspectives, and is an expression of hope for a self-determined, inclusive future. "

Opening Night: Oct 11 6:30-9pm.

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Workshop: Block by Block, Thread by Thread
Mar
10
to Mar 24

Workshop: Block by Block, Thread by Thread

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A series of storytelling and printmaking workshops for the newcomer community, focusing on our personal histories and experiences of arriving and settling in Canada. Participants will share their stories in their groups if they feel comfortable, then they will be guided in making scarves using shapes and colours that tell their stories. Unconventional printmaking tools and materials will be used so participants can feel confident to continue printmaking outside of the museum setting. No previous skills required.

Workshops: March 10, 17, 24 from 1-4pm. The workshops are not consecutive.

These workshops were funded by the Government of Ontario, and Myseum of Toronto; and these workshops were in partnership with the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto Ward Museum, Paralia Newcomer Arts Network, and Myseum Intersections.

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