Saturday, March 17
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45.00 (HST included) plus $10.00 Materials Fee payable to instructor at class
Register Over-the-Phone (905-713-1818) or In-Person (no online registration)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by unraveling the rich cultural history of Celtic knotwork in this half-day workshop. Come and explore this addictive art form of creating shapes and patterns based on those found in Irish and Scottish manuscripts, such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and The Book of Kells. You will learn basic techniques for forming interlaced cords on graph paper, and then move to discovering methods for designing your own knots, as well as plenty of techniques for embellishing and adding beauty and complexity to your designs. You will leave this workshop with your own uniquely created coloured Celtic knot design along with the knowledge of how to replicate and expand on it. Bring a ruler, pencil, and eraser; the rest of the materials will be supplied in class.
Instructor Kimberley Arnold (B.Sc., MES) was born and grew up in Toronto. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph in 1989 and her Masters of Environmental Studies from York University in 1995. While she spent most of her adult life working as an environmental consultant, understanding why she is here has been her life’s passion and quest. One of the ways in which she has discovered this is through her love of Celtic art. Kimberley has been creating and selling Celtic art and designs for over 25 years. During this time, she has taught many students on both an individual and group basis on how to create meaningful Celtic art. She is also very well versed in the history of this beautiful cultural art form. In addition, Kimberley is a published author, whose book Authentic Love has garnered much praise.