Surfaces! Fabric & Paper Week – 4 Day Art Retreat


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Surfaces! Fabric & Paper Week – Art Retreat WITH 3 DIFFERENT INSTRUCTORS


10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

$395 ($315 + $80 Supply Fee)

Class Limit: 15 Students

Summer Week-long Retreat at Artelier!

Looking for a creative getaway not far from home? Why not spend a week at Artelier exploring and experiementing with a diverse range of materials? This week we’ll be focusing on ways that a substrate (paper and fabrics) can be processed using dye, printmaking and collage. Learn a variety of techniques from 3 different instructors, each a master of their own craft.
Each instructor will cover a different medium and project, however many of these processes are transferable and harness the potential for combining and mixing. Whether you’re looking to expand on your skill set and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of different papers and fabrics, or try something completely new, Surfaces Week is the retreat for you!

Discover your new favourite medium!

4 days of artmaking with 3 different instructors!

Tuesday: Explore colour and the vibrant world of fabric paints and dyes with Arlene Westen
Wednesday: Dive deeper into the realm of dying fabrics and papers with Alrene Westen and Solar Fast dye!
Thursday: Use dyed papers to create compositions of Hanji with Eunju Park
Friday: Lastly, create stunning monoprints using some of the paper and
fabrics we’ve been using throughout the week with Andrew Thorne!

About the Instructors:

Multi-disciplinary artist, Arlene Westen, brings over 30 years of teaching experience to her students. Her proficiencies include mixed-media, collage, surface design, book arts, and printmaking.
After graduating from Grant MacEwan University with a Visual Arts Diploma, she earned two further baccalaureate degrees: Fibre Art (Honors) from the Alberta University of the Arts, and a Studio Arts Degree (Honors with Great Distinction) from University of Lethbridge.

To see more of Arlene’s work, check out her Website and Instagram:


Instagram: @arlenewesten

Check out more classes with Alrene!

Eunju Park has been living in Canada for the past decade, she started to feel a disconnect to her heritage, and wanted to explore traditional artifacts in an attempt to reconnect with her Korean roots. She has an invigorated passion to share this centuries old vibrant paper with the modern world.

To see more of Eunju’s work, check out her Instagram:


Check out more classes with Eunju!

Andrew Thorne is a multi-disciplinary artist, born in Mi’kma’ki, or Moncton, New Brunswick. He received a BFA from NSCAD University in 2020 and relocated to Treaty Six territory, Edmonton, in 2021. Recently Thorne has had exhibitions at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, the Grande Prairie Art Gallery and Lowlands Project Space.
Andrew Thorne is passionate about artmaking practices becoming more accessible through arts education and programming. Thorne also teaches printmaking classes at SNAP, as well as drawing and other artmaking courses through the Edmonton City Arts Centre.

To see more of Andrew’s work, check out his Instagram:

Instagram: @listentoyerselfchurn

Check out more classes with Andrew!

Student Supplies:

1. Any extra materials or supplies you would like to use
2. Suitable art clothes, hand towel, notebook, snack, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies, from your registration until the end of the series!

Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

Surfaces! Fabric & Paper Week – 4 Day Art Retreat, Edmonton, Alberta

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Surfaces! Fabric & Paper Week 4-Day Summer Retreat

Friday: Monoprint, Surfaces! Fabric & Paper Week, Thursday: Hanji!, Tuesday: Painting and dying Fabric, Wednesday: Solar Dye

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