Spring Break Art Camp 2021
with artist Amber Friedman
Covid protocols - Please wear a mask. Children under 12 will follow mask protocols for their age. Physical distancing and sanitizing measures will be in place.
In this week long art camp we will work with hands-on crafts and art projects to dress up the town, spice up our outfits, practice drawing and writing skills and create a series of take home art trading cards. Taught by local textile artist Amber Friedman (read her bio below!) this program will be lots of fun and full of creative ways to lift our spirits using paper and fabric.
The camp takes place in
The Art Centre Powell River Public Gallery,
located on the 2nd floor above the library - suite 215.
Please take the exterior breezeway to the studio door.
Week One: March 22-26
Week Two: March 29 - April 2
Monday to Friday
9am to 3pm
8 to 12 years of age
$195 per week (includes supplies)
Please bring a lunch, snacks and water bottle.
Amber Friedman is a textile artist, living with her family in Powell River, BC, following a lifetime of travel and creativity, beginning with her first camera at five years old. She taught herself how to sew and dye fabric at 10 years old, using up all her mother’s white sheets to do so. Currently, Friedman is exploring direct application of Indigo and foraging for local medicinal plant colours. She is using botanical dyes exclusively for all her paintings and clothing.
Friedman attended the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton, studying textiles from WhiteFeather, Harriet Taylor and Janice Wright Cheney. During the four-year program, Friedman also participated in multiple group exhibitions, co-created emerging art boutiques and taught arts-based workshops alongside recognized artists in the community. While living on the west coast she has studied printing with natural dyes at Maiwa, been an active member of the Malaspina Arts Society and a founding member of the Annual eCouture Wearable Art Fashion Show. Friedman is currently making art from her new studio in Powell River, BC for an upcoming exhibit in the Spring of 2022 at FibreWorks Gallery in Maidera Park. The artwork is an exploration of money and staking ground. The art studio will be a host to textile events, art events, workshops, and a 6-week textile study program launching in Fall 2021.
Amber teaches botanical dye workshops and does art residencies at Art Centres and Community Buildings in the Powell River Area, the lower Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands. ‘When Colours Bleed’ an exhibition of Friedman’s newest Batik paintings will be on display from March 26 – April 11, 2021 at Tidal Art Centre in Lund, BC.