Andrea Tsang Jackson – 3rd Story Workshop: Light & Fabric: Approaches to Transparency
May 13, 2021
Andrea Tsang Jackson is a textile artist, quilt designer, author and educator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After working in various design fields and settings ranging from architecture to museums, the quilting medium called to her as a way to explore place, belonging, and agency. Her background in architecture has allowed her to understand design process from a variety of approaches; her training in life has taught her about the beauty in mess.
3rd Story Workshop is her tiny sanctuary where she feels the freedom to try new things and think with a clear head. Although her favourite colours to wear and design with are neutral, she loves to play with colour in her studio.
Andrea holds a Master of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Her first book, Patchwork Lab: Gemology, was published by Lucky Spool in 2019.
In this presentation Andrea shares her fascination with manipulating colour and presents her approaches to transparency in her quilt design process. Using examples from her book, Patchwork Lab: Gemology, as well as other designs from her body of work, she provides practical ways of thinking about colour in your own work, as well as digital tools that can help you along the way.