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Blue, a natural indigo dye workshop
Saturday, March 10,  10 am – 4 pm
with Sigrid Blohm at Tania Love art + textiles studio
$140 + hst materials included

Blue has historically been the most popular colour in the world. Whether this is because it’s so prevalent in the sky and water around us or because it’s a difficult colour to produce, blue’s allure remains strong. This is particularly true for indigo with its myriad shades and patterning possibilities.

This will be a full day intensive workshop where the group will learn to prepare a natural indigo dye vat and have the opportunity to work with multiple vats creating patterns on washi (Japanese paper) and cotton cloth using simple shibori techniques of clamping, tying and stitching.

Sigrid Blohm is a Toronto based visual artist who works primarily with Japanese paper. Many of her visual cues and techniques come from the world of books and textiles as she employs stitching, dyeing, piecing and ‘written’ mark-making. She continues to be inspired by the built and natural environments around her and strives for a place of calm in her practise.

Sigrid has learned indigo dyeing with Mary Bower and Janet Cornfield (Shibori Blues), Harriet Boon and Yoshiko Wada. She received her BFA from Queen’s University in 1985, and works at The Japanese Paper Place as Fine Paper Specialist.

Registration limited to 10.

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Colour: what do you mean by that?

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An exhibition exploring colour as a phenomenon that crosses the boundaries of the arts and sciences.

Artists and designers revel in, and seek to understand, the visceral, physical and ephemeral qualities of colour. Sir Isaac Newton began his scientific experiments with light and prisms as ‘a very pleasing divertisement, to view the vivid and intense colours produced thereby’. His investigations ultimately changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of light and colour. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe challenged Newton's understanding as limited, and introduced colour as an emotionally charged phenomenon. He proposed an alternative methodological approach based on 'empathic observation'.

Colour: What Do You Mean By That? calls for art inspired by, or questioning scientific concepts about colour: art that encapsulates colour knowledge from multiple perspectives.

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2nd Edition of International Conferences on Clinical Oncology and Molecular Diagnostics

Euroscicon welcomes all the participants from all over the world to attend “2nd Edition of International Conferences on Clinical Oncology and Molecular Diagnostics” during June 11-13, 2018 at Dublin, Ireland. Clinical oncology 2018 which is one of the best oncology conferences aims to gather prominent educational scientists, researchers and instructors to share their experiences and ideas. As the theme of the conference "Enlightening the Future Panorama of Clinical Oncology", the major discussion points will be based on the novel advancements in clinical oncology. This cancer conference includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. The significant sessions in this conference are Cancer Metastasis, Cancer Biopsy, Cancer Epigenetics, Cancer Screening, Cancer Epidemiology, Cancer Biomarkers, Oncogenomics and Radiation Oncology. The purpose of Clinical Oncology Conference is to promote interest, stimulate research, and promulgate information on all aspects of cancer science.

This Conference has CPD Credits.

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Colour and Light in Reimagined Healthcare Environments (IIDEX)

IIDEX 2017

29 November – 30 November 2017, 10am – 5pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

 Conceptual Model Birth Environment

Colour and Light in Reimagined Healthcare Environments

While most women are opting to have their babies in a hospital, there is a growing desire and need across the globe for a less medicalized birth experience. Making birth spaces more homelike is a goal for birthing room designers, although, labour and delivery rooms retain a clinical feeling. The birth experience, according to recent studies, is important for the mental and physical health of mother and child.

This one-hour Colour Research Society of Canada seminar will explore the use of colour and light to create a birthing atmosphere that enhances the embodied experience. Further, the development of a new paradigm for a birth space that privileges ‘normal birth’ (a term used internationally to refer to birth with limited medical intervention) will be explored.  This presentation will offer valuable insight across the healthcare design spectrum while challenging existing norms.

Doreen Balabanoff

Associate Professor, Environmental Design, Faculty of Design, OCAD University at OCAD University B.A., M.Arch.

Doreen Balabanoff is an accomplished artist and designer who has exhibited and published her work internationally. She teaches Environmental Design and is affiliated with several graduate programs at OCAD University in Toronto. In her recent PhD work at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin, Professor Balabanoff has done research on the development of a new paradigm for a birthspace that privileges birth with limited medical intervention. She is also the President of the Colour Research Society of Canada.

Nov 30, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Duration: 1.00 hour(s) Price: $50

Code: T36 Show(s): IIDEXCanada Location: North Building Credits:Accreditation(s): IDCEC, OAA Stream(s): Architectural & Interior Design;, Healthcare & Senior Living;, Lighting Design & Engineering;

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