Community Workshop Facilitated by denirée Isabel

Paper Making

saturday January 20, 2024 at 2-4 pm
the textile museum of canada

Drawing from the artist’s chosen collection’s piece – Bark Cloth: Venezuela and their own exploration of materials and plant life as a result. This workshop will explore paper making as a parallel to the process of making traditional bark cloth. Each participant will learn the history and processes of making paper, design their own functional or art paper, and take home several pieces with them. This workshop will provide ready-made paper for participants to familiarize themselves with the material before making their own recycled offcuts, plant matter, and color.

From the Workshop

About  the  Facilitator:  denirée isabel

denirée isabel is an artist, educator, and dreamer interested in large scale installation, performance, and participatory/community art. Navigating the sticky terrains of emotionality and presence, she creates spaces (physically and symbolically) that prioritizes sharing and healing. While upholding an ethos of experimentation, curiosity, and care.  

With a BFA in Textiles a minor in Art History from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, an advanced diploma in Textiles from Sheridan College. She has completed residencies in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Harbourfront Center, Sur Gallery and The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Ontario. She exhibits regularly in Toronto and Halifax.  



Mending the Museum (2023)
Workshop Series:
   Narrative Charm
   Blackout Poetry
   Play it Forward
   Cloning and Paper Clay


About the Collective
Members of the Collective

Mending the Museum is a collaborative duo comprised of Karina Román Justo and Camila Salcedo. Together, their intent is to work as a bridge between artists, communities, regional museums, and craft objects from their collections, to reflect on ancestry and speculative futures within the framework of cultural belonging.

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