Runs from Wednesday January 19 2022 to Wednesday February 2 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Josephine Clarke
January 19- Feb 2
Wednesdays 12-2PM

In this course, participants will have the opportunity to create a hand painted cotton bandana. We will be creating and natural textile paints from clays and minerals. We will have clay from the Bay of Fundy (Nova Scotia) as well as prized pigments from around the world.

Materials: from your household/ workspace: - Large container of at least 1 litre in volume. - About 7 small containers that can hold about 1/2 cup. - Blender - Ruler - Scissors - Exacto knife - Strainer - roll of yarn, twine, or any sort of string. ** have at least 2 metres in length - Some kind of common art supply around your household to practice with. Like paint/paint brushes or markers. Any quality is fine! You are welcome to simply use children's craft supplies, as this is to practice with. - Scrap paper - pencil - Access to a refrigerator

Medium specific materials to be purchased ( I am willing to talk about this. I typically have students order kits off of my website for 45 dollars, as this is the easiest way to make sure everyone has the right supplies on time. However if the host would rather order them we can work that out as well)

- Cotton Bandanas ( Most be cotton, synthetic fibres won't work) - Stencil brush - Mylar paper - Lino blocks (any size but must be square, not rectangular) - Cheesecloth for straining - Soybeans (1/2 cup per student) - Gum Arabic OR gum tragacanth (1 tbsp per student) - Indigo powder ( 1 tbsp per student) - Yellow Ochre (1 tbsp per student) - Brown ochre (1 tbsp per student) - PEI red clay (from my foraged supply, optional. 1tbsp per student) - Vine Black ( 1 tbsp per student) - Cyprus green ( 1 tbsp per student)

About the Instructor Josephine Clarke is a multidisciplinary artist practicing in West Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her practice addresses themes of deindustrialization, labour, and environmental stewardship.She primarily works with textiles,salvage, sculpture and installation. Land based activities that once influenced her rural upbringing now inform her practice. Her childhood was influenced by everyday acts of making and relating to the land. Being around people who hunted and fished, sewed, repaired and built things gave her practice a tactile and make-do nature. After earning her Bachelor of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, she completed artist's residencies with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, and ArtsUnite Canada. She has exhibited her work at culture events in Atlantic Canada, such as Celtic Colours International Music Festival, and Lumiere Art at Night Festival, and Third Shift Art at night Festival.

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