Loree Ovens (Latvian)

Celebrating Canada’s Diversity: cut, layer and collage on washi paper

Saturday, July 23, 2022

This is an adult program offered virtually over Zoom from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please join internationally recognized mixed media and Japanese Washi artist Loree Ovens to create your own cut, layer and collage artwork.  Identifying as Latvian, Loree specializes in printmaking and surface design techniques for textiles. Loree is a contributing artist in the exhibition Reflections of Ourselves, a collaborative art project which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Canadians.  Her fascination with line, pattern, and architecture continue to inspire her work.  In this workshop participants will explore ways to cut and collage handmade Japanese washi paper, adding colour and stitching for endless possibilities based on the theme of diversity.   

Please ensure that you enter your current mailing address when you register as you will receive your supplies kit for this workshop in advance in the mail. 

Cost: $175 (members) $210 (general)

Registration deadline: July 7

Supplies not included in the kit that participants will need:

  • a notebook or paper to write notes
  • a pencil (HB or softer)
  • a small assortment of brushes (1″ flat and three smaller assorted brushes)
  • a sheet of plastic or a large bag taped to the work surface
  • rags or a roll paper towel
  • containers for paint and water
  • cutting mat and knife/scissors
  • 2 colours of thread or embroidery floss with an appropriate needle for hand stitching
  • a glue stick
  • any water based paint or ink that you have on hand, including one fluid acrylic paint.
  • Optional: paint palette, pencil crayons, hair dryer.