An Introduction to Creating Art out of Natural Fibres
Join Jaymie Johnson to learn about environmental art and plant fibre.
The webinar will go over:
• Information about community-engaged environmental art practices through introduction to the EartHand Gleaners Society, including past projects and programming
• Introduction to the idea of using green-waste and invasive plant waste as art material
• Information about the Green-Waste Weaving pilot project to be offered this summer, including what plant materials we’ll be working with, the skills we’ll focus on, and who the program is geared towards
• Dandelion cordage demonstration (please do not bring your own dandelion materials to this initial information session)
• Introductory information about ethical harvesting practices
• Show-and-tell of local and home-grown plant fibre materials and weaving projects
Jaymie Johnson is an environmental artist who uses natural, locally grown, and repurposed materials to create site-specific installations and works on paper that centre material investigation and community participation. Since graduating with a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2015, Jaymie has assisted and led numerous community-engaged, environmental, and public art projects in collaboration with universities, primary and secondary schools, research groups, and provincial and regional institutions. She has spent the past 4 years involved with the arts-based non-profit, EartHand Gleaners Society, as an Artist Mentee, Workshop Facilitator, and Stewardship Coordinator through which she engaged community in growing and processing artist materials at two urban gardens in Vancouver. Jaymie has recently relocated to her hometown of Nelson, BC, and is enthusiastic about collaborating to bring EartHand programming to this community.