Finding Inspiration Among the Trees
Finding Inspiration Among the Trees with Gillian Schultze
A meditative walk through nature to unleash your creativity though texture, colour, scent and sound. Participants will learn how to let nature inspire their imagination through their ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hands and feet. Participants will connect with nature and then transcribe their experiences onto paper. This will be an interactive and immersive workshop that combines many different modalities that each have influenced Gillian and her work.
Participants Supply List:
Walking shoes and outdoor clothing for a short, accessible tour of the forest
An umbrella in case of rain
Paper and drawing utensils
*All other mark making, dyes and fabric will be supplied by the artist
Participants 12 & under accompanied by an adult please.
Max 15 participants.
Location Boogie Mountain Ski Hill & Club House 926 Mead Blvd Espanola, ON.
General Registration August 1st - October 10th $45.00
Cancellation policy - Your registration is completely transferable. If for some reason you are unable to attend the workshop, we will make every effort to fill your vacancy. If we are able to fill your spot we will refund your registration fee minus a $20.00 administrative fee. If we are unable to fill your vacancy, we will be unable to refund your fee.
a little about Gillian
Gillian has spent many years leaning to be an artist. Only recently has she found her niche in using textile and thread to transpose her imagination onto her fabric canvases. Textile art has allowed her to morph many of the mediums she has dappled in over the years (theatre, poetry, painting, interior decorating, henna tattooing) into abstract and realistic depictions of nature.
Gillian considers herself an emerging artist and attributes her artistic “metamorphosis” to the connective threads of her life: her profound love for her children and family, the patience and serenity of nature and each challenge life throws her way.
Although art is not her full-time job, Gillian is fortunate to have a career at Laurentian University that engages her and provides the stability she needs to support her family and continue creating. Over the past few years her artistic career has taken root and Gillian is privileged to have exhibited in solo shows and be supported by galleries in Northern Ontario. Her pieces have been sold to clients across the country.
When she isn’t creating, Gillian and her husband are experiencing nature by foot, ski, bike or paddle.
October 19, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Registration is first paid/first served and limited to 15 participants (registration fee rates above)
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