Skills Workshops

Master Class with Janet Morton

  • October 13, 2018 – October 14, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2018 at 3:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Application deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 3pm.  For women MAWA members. $75

Sponsored by Johnston Group

In this Master Class, Janet Morton will explore meaning-making and object-making with fibre and will share her insights in balancing a creative practice and life. Art-making is often a messy, tangled-up pursuit.

The two-day intensive will include hands-on, idea-generating activities, presentations and discussions. The group of selected participants will engage with textile-based materials and techniques, found objects and drawing, in individual and collaborative making. 

Morton is interested in:
a) shifting thinking and making by simultaneously simplifying and “complexifying” 
b) making work that is deeply personal, but allows and invites connection/generosity 
c) cultivating wonder and being okay with not knowing, even when Google is mere seconds away
d) continuing to be playful and curious

Email applications to and put “Master Class 2018” in the subject heading. Please email a single pdf document labelled with your name and Master Class (i.e. Jane-Doe-Master-Class.pdf). It should contain:

  • a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work
  • a line or two about why you would like to participate in the Master Class
  • 5 images of your artwork with caption information

If you are not already a MAWA member, go to Membership is $30/year or $15 for those with low income.

  • Janet Morton

    Janet Morton has exhibited internationally since 1992 and can be found in collections including that of the National Gallery of Canada. Her work playfully and critically examines our relationship to the natural world and everyday objects, using knitting and sewing symbolically as blatant, low-tech metaphors. By working with stereotypically domestic techniques and recycled materials, Morton explores issues of consumption and how value is assigned to objects and time. Morton lives in Guelph, Ontario and is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.