Runs from Thursday October 14 2021 to Thursday October 28 2021

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Camila Salcedo
Jan 20- Feb 3
Thursday 4PM-6PM

This 3-session Textile Workshops Series will provide a basic overview of natural dyes and off-loom weaving techniques, through a beginner-friendly all-ages intergenerational approach. The objective of the course is to give an overview of the potential of textiles as an art-making and craft medium, from achieving colour to pattern to structure. Through its intergenerational approach, participants will be invited to share their own experiences with textiles through individuals' various cultural and personal experiences. By the end of the course, participants will know how to achieve colour through dyeing with natural materials, learn about colour choice and design, as well as, understand the basic structures that are achievable through off-loom weaving such as braiding, finger-knitting and plain weaving techniques. This course will be facilitated through a peer-based group approach, through teaching new skills while also facilitating group discussions and knowledge sharing. It will be inclusive for a diverse range of learners through its all-ages intergenerational approach, and adaptability to individuals' skill sets and abilities.

Materials:Material will be mailed out to members by the instructor.

About the instructor: Camila Salcedo is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, community organizer, and arts educator currently based in Toronto. She uses memory as a methodology for reshaping the past, enacting through the present, and creating new futures. Through do-it-yourself patchworks, she attempts to weave together her view of the world, while questioning systems, authorities and institutions that were created to define us such as gender, identity, migration and nations.

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