In recognition of International Women’s Day, Eleanor Hannan presents her perspective as an individual artist from the vantage point of one who works in textiles as well as other media, and who acknowledges a deep sense of the skills of inheritance.
The thread of influences in women's lives in the arts of stitching : mother to daughter and all the history and meanings
Digital Art Experiences in Burnaby Parks
December 7 – January 15
Experience the arts this holiday season from the comfort of your own phone! Find posters in parks around Burnaby and then simply scan a QR code and enjoy a video on the spot hosted by dancers, artists, musicians, poets, puppeteers, storytellers and more!
While exploring Burnaby, find these free cultural video experiences at the following locations:
• Confederation Park
• Burnaby Mountain
• Cameron Park
• Barnet Marine Park
• Edmonds Park
• Fraser Foreshore Park
• Byrne Creek Ravine
• Central Park
• Civic Square
• Deer Lake Park
• Burnaby City Hall
This event is now over but City of Burnaby is now planning for future 'Digital art Experience' events.
The sewing machine is a tool for expressive free-form drawing. Why not use it to draw directly from the model?
Imagine: your machine is set-up, loaded with your favourite coloured threads, your chosen cloth is ready, and the elegantly costumed model is posing in front of you.
For the textile artist, no greater thrill exists: the challenge of it, the freedom of letting go (you just cannot always control what will happen), and the potential for discovery. Unexpected and miraculous things happen!
This short course is intended to introduce students to the art of machine embroidery as an expressive drawing tool for quick studies from the live model. The subject will be both costumed and nude. We will also be creating gestural studies from floral bouquets.
Students will be working on linen, cotton, and canvas as well as pre-dyed fabrics. We will consider cloth texture and will work both with and without stabilizers to encourage natural cloth puckering.