Artist Programs 2021
Some of our artists this year include
Faye and Skye are leading the campers in natural Indigo dying of paper and fabric. Making masks or decorating books and other creative projects with the Indigo paper and cloth TBD. We are very lucky to have this dynamic duo at Artworth this year.
Faye Jacobs is a Canadian textile artist with over fifty years of experience. She studied Fiber Arts in Boulder, Colorado and Berkeley, California. Faye leads the Jacquard Loom restoration at Lang Pioneer Village Museum, receiving an Ontario 150 Volunteer Service Award. She is a sought-after workshop leader in Natural Dyes, Papermaking and Specialized Weaving.
Faye and Skye are leading the campers in natural Indigo dying of paper and fabric. Making masks or decorating books and other creative projects with the Indigo paper and cloth TBD. Skye is also silk-screening with the Teens during the leadership program.
Skye Morrison Canadian educator, researcher and designer with a lifelong interest in traditional crafts. She received her Ph.D. in Folklore Material Culture) from the University of Pennsylvania. Her MA in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and her Diploma in Design (Textiles) from Sheridan College, Canada. She was a professor at Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design from 1978 to 2002 when she left full time teaching to pursue research projects. Skye Morrison is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, Montreal, since 2007.
Aubrey is back at Artworth by popular demand to lead and inspire campers in rhythmical explorations through hand drumming. He will also be collaborating with Robyn Smith to combine drumming with movement and dance, including a performance on the last day of camp.
Aubrey Dayle’s musicianship began at the age of 5 when he started to study the accordion and the piano. Formally trained at McGill University and Manhattan School of Music, in classical and jazz percussion, Aubrey has performed in a variety of diverse situations. He has toured with James’ Blood’ Ulmer, Hassan Hakmoun, God Street Wine, Sam Rivers, and Ernest Ranglin. As part of the John Popper Band, Aubrey played on both the David Letterman and the Jay Leno shows. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Metro Mass Choir. Aubrey teaches private drum lessons through his studio and has been facilitating drum circles for the Durham public and Catholic school boards from 2014 to the present.
Montserrat Alvarado Navarro
Montse is a well-known photographer of Trent Hills, Ontario.
She specializes in all types of photography but she is well known for her love of her community.
Her pictures always highlight the beauty of our area. She is a candid photographer capturing events, celebrations and fundraisers for our organizations.
Montse will use her talents to teach and inspire Artworth campers to photograph the beauty in anything they wish. Each camper will get to print some of their photos for an end-of-camp outdoor show.
Amanda operates a small scale farm in Havelock where she makes maple syrup, gardens and tends to her greenhouse operation with her family. Amanda was the Artworth camp manager for 2019 and has helped run various nature camps throughout Ontario over the years.
We are thrilled that Amanda is joining Artworth again this year.
Robyn, our performance facilitator extraordinaire from 2019, is back again this year to lead the campers in dance and “wild things” puppets at play.
Robyn Smith grew up in the small village of Flesherton, where she caught the creative bug from the many artists, musicians and theatre folks in her community. Robyn has taught dance and drama through community programs in Peterborough and Flesherton and has performed with Atelier Ludmilla, Nozhem Theatre, the Motley Collective the Theatre on King, appearing in a number of productions including events such as the Precarious Festival, the Bernie Martin Festival, and Public Energy’s Emergency dance festival. Robyn moved to Peterborough in 2006 to pursue a degree in Indigenous Environmental Studies then a B.Ed from Trent University, and now lives in Havelock. Robyn is a French Immersion teacher and arts infusion and environmental education are a strong focus in her kindergarten/grade 1 classroom.
Jeffrey is leading the sketching and painting sessions this year and we are so excited to have him share his amazing talent with the campers. He has designed a horse project and a self-portrait project with the campers as well as building wild frames for their paintings. More details to be determined soon.
Jeffrey Weekes is a Toronto born artist whose achievements have spanned more than 2 decades. A self-taught artist, he has explored the world of Surrealist oil paintings, landscapes, large scale paintings & murals, reproductions, illustrative works, mosaics and portraiture with completed commissions ranging in media from pen & ink, graphite & charcoal, coloured chalk pencil, oil, watercolour, acrylic, and woodwork & furniture design.
Lise has invited campers to visit her farm at the edge of town to sketch Pearl (pictured here) a 3-year old wild Pinto from Chincoteague (now tamed) and a herd of mini-horses. The campers will sketch the horses, feed the horses and hear inspiring stories about the wild ponies of Chincoteague.
Lise Varrette is a photographer and lover of wild horses.
Kim is a single mama to an amazing 12-year boy. Together they live on a small piece of land, homeschooling, growing their own food, playing, working, and overall, just enjoying life.
Kim has a varied past of experience. She taught dance (tap and jazz) to children for 23 years, worked with high performance and Olympic athletes supporting them with conditioning and nutrition programs, and has run her own business, in some capacity, since she was 19.
Currently, she facilitates girls’ and boys’ circles and runs nature programs for children on her homestead, which she has been doing for 8 years. She has a deep connection to nature, and loves sharing this passion with children.
Kim is a certified holistic nutritionist and a trained coming of age mentor.