1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

November 1, 2020 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
 Thunder Bay Art Gallery


Sunday, NOV 1 & NOV 8

12:30–4:30 PM


Create a cozy canvas floorcloth during this two day class lead by artist Crystal Nielsen. The class will begin in the gallery viewing an exhibition of artworks by Maud Lewis, a well known Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. Participants will learn about the historical artform of floorcloths —hand painted canvas rugs associated with East Coast living. Learn the techniques and process behind creating your own hand painted rug which will last for years to come. Inspired by Maud’s painted story, participants will create their own floorcloth design using acrylic paint.

This workshop is great for both beginner painters as well as experienced painters interested in learning a new technique.

This class takes place over two sessions. All materials for painting are included in the price of the class.

Please bring

  • Apron, smock or old clothes to wear. As acrylic paint stains.
  • Bring 3 old face cloths or cut up cloths from a bath towel.
  • Inspiration images or photographs to refer to when creating your design. Bring print outs to tape down to your table.


Instructor Crystal Nielsen is a Community Artist, Arts Educator and partner in Fireweed (an artist-run consignment store on Algoma St.). She has travelled for workshops and conferences to Denmark, the Canadian East Coast, and most recently the Shetland Islands. These have further inspired her journey and artistic work with textiles. “As an Artist, I cultivate home and family living on the Superior shores of Northern Ontario. Nature is my muse, inspired learning fleshed out through many mediums —metal, clay, fiber and paint,” says Nielsen.

Ticket Type Price Cart
Painted Canvas Floorcloths $105.00$115.00

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