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Workshops at Chetwyn Farms - Creative Director Bear Epp

We couldn’t bring you our fantastic line-up of fall workshops without our Creative Director Bear Epp - “Commoncraft”

With a background in Craft & Design from Sheridan College, Niagara College, the Banff Centre for the Arts and Harbourfront Centre Craft Studios, Bear Epp has worked in the creative industry for over three decades as an artist, arts & events programmer, teacher and creative director. As an artist, she has exhibited in Canada and internationally and has commissioned work held in the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Dedicated to building community through creative exchange, Bear facilitates artist workshops and retreats throughout Ontario as well as focuses her on her own studio practice in Cherry Valley ON creating contemporary folk hand-hooked rugs inspired by her Mennonite heritage and lived experience.

“I am drawn to craft for its ability to bring together communities through common practice. Within the modern world of craft, there remains a natural desire to gather, to share space and knowledge and technique; to sustain these traditions with an intention towards experimentation- this is what excites me about contemporary approaches to craft.

 For our Fall 2023 SHED workshop series, we have brought together a group of professional artist facilitators whose values and approach to craft are shared with those of Chetwyn Farm- modern, sustainable, handmade, and driven to challenge and explore.

 Come be inspired by the slow pace and rural beauty of the farm setting. Workshops are intimate affairs, hosted in our airy, light-filled studio loft in our newly converted 19th century barn. All skill levels welcome.”

Bear has curated the beginnings of our Workshop series at Chetwyn Farms and we look forward to sharing more with you as our programming expands into the winter months in 2024.

FInd out about the workshops under the “workshops” tab on our home page and sign-up today!

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