Intro to Coptic Binding with Debra Plett

Coptic binding dates back to the 4th century where the technique of interlacing threads in carpet making was adapted. A herring bone chain stitch was used to bind sections of papyrus, and later parchment, together between wooden covers. The result is a book that is flexible without sacrificing strength. Because of its unique structure, the pages of a coptic bound book will lay completely flat which makes it perfect for displaying images, writing or sketching.

In this four-part class you will create two books; one with customized covers using decorative paper, and one with the traditional wooden covers. Both of your creations will be bound using the two needle coptic stitch.

Registration: $90

Supply kit fee: $25

Total: $115

Registration below.  All fees are due at the time of registration.  Payment can be made over the phone, though PayPal, or in person at C2 Centre for Craft, Wednesday to Saturday, 12 – 4 pm.

If you have any questions, contact our Workshop Coordinator at education@manitobacraft.ca

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Register:

Registration Deadline: February 22nd, 2018

Registration for this class is now closed. Please contact education@manitobacraft.ca for wait list options. Our apologies and thank you!

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Payment can be made over the phone, though PayPal, or in person at C2 Centre for Craft, Wednesday to Saturday, 12 – 4 pm.

 

MCC Call for Workshop Instructors

 

Deadline to apply: February 19, 2018

 

The Manitoba Craft Council is seeking expressions of interest from professional craft artists who wish to offer hands on classes at the C2 Centre for Craft.

Craft is a slow process that is best understood through participation. The Manitoba Craft Council has always aimed to promote and advocate for fine craft and its makers in Manitoba, and we are excited to be offering high quality, craft-based workshops to the public at C2.

 

Format:

-Classes will take place over 4 consecutive Saturday afternoons

-Each class will be 1.5 hours long for a total of 6 hours class time

-Location: C2 Centre for Craft programming room

-Max 8 students

 

Instructor Fee:  $400

 

All candidates should:

-be passionate about sharing their knowledge and craft skills

-be effective communicators with teaching experience

-have knowledge, training and demonstrated technical ability in their craft medium

 

To Apply:

Please submit the following materials to education@manitobacraft.ca

  1. Your name and media of expertise
  2. A curriculum vitae highlighting your professional exhibition and teaching background (3 page max)
  3. A brief outline (lesson plan) for 6 hours of instruction over 4 classes, including a 3-4 sentence summary of what will be learned throughout all four classes (1 page max.)
  4. A student supply list with estimated budget
  5. Your session preferences (see below)
  6. 3-5 images of your work that relate to the proposed class content, with image list

 

C2 Class Sessions – 2018

Spring 1 – May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Fall 1 – October 6th, 13th, 20, 27th

Fall 2 – November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

 

 

Please carefully read the attached information sheets for full details before applying:

Additional information for workshop instructors

C2 Programme Room

 

Questions?  Please contact Crystal Nykoluk at education@manitobacraft.ca or 204.615.3951

For the Love of Craft Critique

We are excited to announce that we are offering a For the Love of Craft Critique facilitated by Alison Gilmor of the Winnipeg Free Press at this year’s member exhibition! This event will be an engaging and constructive discussion on the ideas and methods behind participating artist’s work and process. Artists will give a brief introduction of their work and delve more deeply into their work in a dialogue with other artists and the public.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

MCC Member Talk: Four Days an Inch; Reflections on Textile and Tradition in the Andean Highlands

With Francesca Carella Arfinengo

Saturday, February 10

3:30 – 4:00 pm

 

Francesca Carella Arfinengo attended Tinkuy, a gathering of textile arts this past November in Cusco, Peru. While there, she re-visited the richness of Andean textile traditions and learnt about the complexities of conserving millenary techniques. The sustainability of artisan life was at the centre of conference lectures, to which different indigenous co-ops and groups presented their approaches from the stage. Francesca asks what is the role of the artisan in the Anthropocene, and what value do handmade textiles have in our neoliberal economy? Join her in a discussion as she shares photographs, thoughts and samples of Andean textile work.

Francesca Carella Arfinengo is a visual artist and arts administrator born and raised in Arequipa, Peru. She obtained a BFA from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2014. She works primarily in print media and textiles. 

Her work seeks to discuss the fluidity and hybridity of cultural identities developing a visual vocabulary for transculturalism, within the context of a neoliberal globalized world. Her practice includes socially engaged projects such as Steal this Gallery (an alternative economy mobile print gallery) and Letter Peddler Press (a mobile printing press used to facilitate free postcard making workshops).

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Wheelchair accessible.

 

For the Love of Craft: Opening Reception

Opening Reception:

First Friday, February 2, 2018, 7 – 9 pm

 

Exhibition Runs:

January 27 – February 24, 2018

A celebration of craft and the community that is passionate about it!

Featuring Janine Bergamot, Francesca Carella Arfinengo, Janet Carroll, Connie Chappel, June Derksen, Jeanette Dzama, Maurice Dzama, Tracy Fehr, Natalie Ferguson, Pat Findlay, Debra Frances Plett, Seema Goel, Kami Goertz, Denise Gray, Erika Hanneson, Jessica Hodgson, Lois Hogg, Michelle Hunter, Jennifer Johnson, Jo’Anne Kelly, Tamara Klassen, Kathryne Koop, Alan Lacovetsky, Huguette LaCroix Gauthier, Sharon Loeppky, Karen Luchak, Valerie Metcalfe, Faye Mount, Ursula Neufeld, Jayne Nixon, Alison Norberg, Judith Panson, Rosemarie Péloquin, LeeAnne Penner, Denise Préfontaine, Le Petite Point, Evelin Richter, Elizabeth Sellors, Karen Taylor Fine Art Porcelain, Ione Thorkelsson, Cheryl Tordon, Cathie Ugrin, Brigitta Urben, Sandra Vincent and Karen Wardle.

 

 

For the Love of Craft

Exhibition Runs:

January 27 – February 24, 2018

A celebration of craft and the community that is passionate about it!

Featuring Janine Bergamot, Francesca Carella Arfinengo, Janet Carroll, Connie Chappel, June Derksen, Jeanette Dzama, Maurice Dzama, Tracy Fehr, Natalie Ferguson, Pat Findlay, Debra Frances Plett, Seema Goel, Kami Goertz, Denise Gray, Erika Hanneson, Jessica Hodgson, Lois Hogg, Michelle Hunter, Jennifer Johnson, Jo’Anne Kelly, Tamara Klassen, Kathryne Koop, Alan Lacovetsky, Huguette LaCroix Gauthier, Sharon Loeppky, Karen Luchak, Valerie Metcalfe, Faye Mount, Ursula Neufeld, Jayne Nixon, Alison Norberg, Judith Panson, Rosemarie Péloquin, LeeAnne Penner, Denise Préfontaine, Le Petite Point, Evelin Richter, Elizabeth Sellors, Karen Taylor Fine Art Porcelain, Ione Thorkelsson, Cheryl Tordon, Cathie Ugrin, Brigitta Urben, Sandra Vincent and Karen Wardle.

 

Volunteer:

We couldn’t offer this exhibition without the support of our membership and volunteers. From help preparing pedestals to the opening reception, there are many ways volunteers can support this event. For a full list of volunteer options and to find out how you can contribute, please visit: http://signup.com/go/eTAtfMJ