Daily Projects with Rachael Ashe
January 26, 2020
Sunday, January 26 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Sunday, January 26 1:30 – 3:00PM
Daily projects are embraced by artists as a way to re-energize their art practice when feeling stuck or uninspired, to challenge themselves to explore ideas/materials/process outside of regular practice, to focus on a single idea and work with it thoroughly, to develop a new skill, or to carve out creative time in a busy schedule. Join paper artist Rachael Ashe as she guides participants through a demo on daily projects. She’ll share examples of her own personal projects, why a daily creative challenge is an important tool, and tips on how to tackle one without getting overwhelmed. Some examples of popular themed projects online are The 100 Day Project, Inktober, 36 Days of Type, and the Opus Daily Practice.
Rachael Ashe is a graduate of the Creative Photography program at Humber Collage, and is a multidisciplinary artist self-taught in papercraft. Her current artistic practice centres around a spontaneous process of hand-cutting paper into elaborate designs of repeating shapes, while using minimal colour and materials. The work is abstract in nature, and utilizes a select lexicon of simple shapes intricately fitted together to create unique patterns. Rachael credits her former position as a photographer at the Textile Museum of Canada, and an extensive exposure to handcrafted textiles there, as a major influence on her work with paper to this day. She has exhibited across Canada, the US, and the UK, as well as been published in Uppercase Magazine, Design Genius, and Paper Play. Rachael lives and works in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.