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Finding Form and Connections: Work Shop with Rebecca Hannon – April 14

April 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

- $25

This workshop runs twice, you can register for either Sunday, April 14 1-4 pm OR Sunday April 28 1-4pm!
Register at: administration@craft-design.ns.ca
Workshop costs $25.00

Surrounded by a gallery of sculptural jewellery, contemporary artist Rebecca Hannon will work with emerging artist and current Craft Lair Gillian Maradyn -Jowsey to present a workshop about colour, pattern development, and form. Through paper cutting and folding, working with colored pencils and graph paper, and well as working with a variety of connectors and everyday materials we will explore how to generate new forms and colourways.

Rebecca and Gillian will share their fascination with connecting simple shapes into repetitive elements to create unique forms for adornment, tile, ceramic wares and beyond. Participants will be led through short exercises and work through a number of simple design challenges to quickly create compositions. A small library of colorful Freuble-type paper shapes will be provided to cut, tear and collage. Simple paper folds will be demonstrated for participants to engage with and bring three-dimensionality into their work. Various strategies for design generation and inspiration provide new pathways to approach creative work and build one’s personal visual language. We will synthesize these experiences to design and assemble fresh forms for wearable/useable art pieces. Craftspeople, artists, jewellers, ceramicists and makers of all stripes welcome! No previous experience necessary for this hands-on workshop.

Participants should bring the following to the workshop:
A notebook/or sketchbook
pencils or something to draw or sketch ideas with
And a photo/or magazine cut-out of a simple shape/image/silhouette that interests them. (Not larger than 3”)

Mary E. Black Gallery recognizes the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage and NSCAD University for this exhibition and its surrounding programming.


April 14, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design’s Mary E. Black Gallery
Suite 140, 1061 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7 Canada
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(902) 492-2522