1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts

All fibre and textile enthusiasts are invited to the 1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts! Enjoy summer days filled with ART and great fun  along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario!
Registration for 2018 is now open. With ever-expanding course options ranging from traditional to contemporary painting techniques, music, dance, pottery, to culinary arts and more, there will truly be something for everyone. See the complete course catalog to learn about all of the courses being offered.
The course fees are highly competitive and very reasonable residence room accommodations on campus are available on a first-registered basis, so have a peek and get your seats reserved and your rooms booked for a terrific summer experience.
Registration details are available on the St. Lawrence College website for the 1000 Islands Summer School of the Arts.
ONN member, Bethany Garner, with 22 years on the staff of St. Lawrence College as a Professor in the Textile Design Program, will share two great full credit courses this year. Beth welcomes students from across Ontario and Northern NY as the classes are launched for this Summer School for the Arts schedule.
colourful patchwork artwork

Pieced artwork by Bethany Garner

Colour on Cloth
In this course, students develop a personal inventory of colour samples using paints, natural and fibre reactive dyes, and related tools and materials as they work with the techniques for colouring fabric. Students complement and develop their arts focused skills as they study application and design potential. Classroom studies find the students applying current and innovative trends in the use of colour in fibre art, surface design, and project execution. Design work using Soy Wax Batik, Arashi Shibori, Indigo and Fibre Reactive dye protocols and dye/paint applications will be a focus.

Instructor: Bethany Garner
July 9-13, 2018
Kingston Campus

$268.20 13 ARTS 109
square quilt artwork with a central pattern and surface embellished with stitches and painted imagery

Pieced and surface embellished artwork by Bethany Garner

Surface Design and Stitch

This course focuses on the development of technical skill, aesthetic, and conceptual interests through surface design. The emphasis is on techniques and approaches for paint/print work and hand/machine stitch on cloth. Students learn to colour fabric and add texture using surface design techniques to translate ideas into original works. Hand and machine stitch will fill the hours as students work to create an all new body of work while enjoying multiple techniques for building their skills in colour and design on various cloth including cotton, linen and silk.
Instructor: Bethany Garner
July 30-August 3, 2018
Brockville Campus

$268.20 11 ARTS 110