Each student will leave with a body of work from the weekend, a set of botanical inks in amber bottles, a hand bound book that will be used throughout the workshop, and a set of mineral paints.
Friday July 21. 1-5pm
Saturday July 22. 1-5pm
Sunday July 23. 1-4pm
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Caitlin ffrench and Genevieve Robertson
Organizer of Natural Pigment Production
Caitlin ffrench is a textile artist working in East Vancouver (unceded Coast Salish Territories) She regularly teaches workshops in different applications of textile arts and natural dyes, is a knitwear designer, and tries to spend as much time as she can outside. Caitlin received a BFA from the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and she attended the Kootenay School of the Arts for their textile program.
Genevieve Robertson’s drawing-based interdisciplinary practice explores the material aroundthe body and under the feet: water, oil, wind, silt, flora, fauna and mineral. Her drawings map a visceral and long term engagement with place and often occupy the edge: the interstice between micro and macro, biology and geology, stability and flow. Through recent research in the Salish Sea region and the Fraser and Columbia rivers, she has engaged with the complexities that emerge when relating to land and water in a time of large-scale industrial exploitation. Her work is informed by a personal and intergenerational history of resource labor in remote forestry camps on the West Coast of British Columbia. Genevieve holds an MAA from Emily Carr University and a BFA from NSCAD University. She is a part time instructor at Emily Carr University.