Unmake the Unwearable!
Did you inherit a fur coat, stole, shawl or hat that you will never wear, but feel like it is important or has value? Inspired by the exhibition Unfurled and the work Fur Lined in which the artist dismantles fur objects to cover over the signature stripes of a Hudson Bay wool coat, join artist / educator Jill Price for a two-session workshop in which she will help you explore methods of unmaking and reimagining to help revive the materials and memories of the past. Starting with a brief introduction into other artists who have worked with fur as a material and the history of fur as a means of survival vs capital, Jill will work with participants to brainstorm how we might continue to honour the animals and the humans to which these fur items once belonged. After discussion, those in attendance will be shown some tricks on how to measure, cut and sew fur for their future endeavours. Week 2 participants will come back together to share their projects, struggles, successes and ideas on how to resolve or expand their concepts.
Friday, July 16th + Friday, July 23, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Each session is a two hour virtual workshop with Jill Price.
Participants must register for both sessions as they build on the theme each week.