By Anna Marie Winter
This course is designed to give instruction in intermediate Canvaswork embroidery skills. You will learn to use, in a creative manner, the stitches learned in the basic course, as well learning new stitches, develop skills in colour and design, use organizational skills in planning a project, begin researching information, introduce new techniques and encourage experimentation and creativity, and continue knowledge of finishing techniques. The course extends the knowledge of Canvaswork stitches with emphasis on the variations. Other topics explored are colour, design, designing new stitches, adapting designs to canvas, lettering, and a short introduction to mixed media work.
Prerequisite: Basic Canvaswork Course or equivalent from other recognized organizations or institutions, or as noted. Or, you may submit a minimum of three detailed slides or pictures of different pieces of your work in canvaswork, plus one unmounted piece showing a variety of stitches. The Education Director, in consultation with the Education Committee, will consider your application based on your submission.
Time: 18 months
Fee: $250 CAD or $295 CAD with the optional Binder Review
This course is available to EAC-ACB members only.
Note: No refunds once registration is complete.
About the Optional Binder Review
The binder review is an optional step once you’ve completed one of the EAC/ACB technique study courses.
With a binder review, the student will send their completed binder to the Education Director. The Education Director takes a general over-all look at the work in the course from beginning to end. Neatness, orderliness, inclusion of all course and any other information, extra work, if done, questions asked and answers and care in presenting an attractive binder is taken into account. Also looked at is skill development from beginning to end, use of colour, stitches, improvement in stitch execution, design, skill in diagramming and/or charting.
The Education Director will mail the binder with her/his notes back to the student with the Certificate of Completion and Correspondence Course Pin.
A binder review is compulsory to advance to the next level of a technique.