Heading to the studio...

Jane Alderdice is a watercolour painter and weaver, working summers in her Meadowbrook Studio on beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. You will find her working from her home studio in Guelph, Ontario the rest of the year. In addition to weaving one-of-a-kind clothing, scarves, bags and throws, she creates two and three-dimensional artworks using textiles, Japanese papers and mixed media. She also is a watercolour painter. She offers workshops in drawing, watercolour, tapestry and weaving. Jane participates in the annual Celtic Colours Fibre Festival, and holds regular shows and sales in her studio. 

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You can find Jane's work at the Victoria County Creates Gallery in Baddeck, Nova Scotia and on The Shores of St. Ann's Bay website:   She is a member of the South Haven Weavers Guild. 

Jane was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, and grew up on the south shore of Montreal. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1985, specializing in textile design. After completing two years of study at the University of Toronto, she returned to further studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto), graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Design degree. She holds a Certificate in Leadership from the Rotman School of Management and a Diploma in Mediation from the University of Toronto.




2010               Ontario College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Design

2008              University of Toronto (Visual Studies & History of Art), completed two years of a                                    B.A. program part-time

2004              University of Toronto, Certificate in Dispute Resolution

2002              University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, Leadership Executive                                          Advancement Certificate

1985               Ontario College of Art and Design, AOCA Diploma
                       (replaced with B.Des. degree in 2010), Honours

I have taken many art and weaving workshops over the years, most recently:  life drawing at the AGO (2014); oil painting at OCADU (2014); Pastel painting with Marla Baggetta (2014); Multi-media painting with Diana Sanford (2015); Computer program for weaving at the Gaelic College (2015), NS; Watercolour painting with William Rogers (2016); Painting with Leya Evelyn (2016); Advanced Drawing with Kenny Boone (2016); Plein Air with Kenny Boone (2017).


2019 Jun Fleurish group show, eBar, Guelph, Ontario

2019 May Elora Plein Air Competition Show, Centre Wellington, Ontario

2017 Aug      Joint Show and Sale with Linda Wright, Meadowbrook Studio, N.S.

2016 Oct       Fibre Festival, Celtic Colours, Baddeck, NS

2015 Oct       Fibre Festival, Celtic Colours, Baddeck, NS

2015 Oct       Made by Hand, South Haven, NS

2015 July      Studio Show & Sale with Linda Wright, Meadowbrook Studio, NS

2015              Contributing artist to Line Dufour’s tapestry project:  Fate, Destiny                                                           and Self-Determination

2014 Oct       Fibre Festival, Celtic Colours, Baddeck, NS

2011 Sep       The Paper Place, Second Annual 6x8 show, juried, Toronto

2005-09       Annual Shadowbox Show, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto

1984-90        Annual Studio Show & Sale, Toronto

1989              Ontario Crafts Council, group show (juried), Toronto

1989              Del Bello Gallery, group show (juried), Toronto

1986              Small Expressions, group show (juried), St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto

1980              Guitar Academy, Group Show, Toronto


2016                      Communications Coordinator, Victoria County Silent Auction, Syria
                              to Baddeck Project, February 2016

2014-present        Member, South Haven Weavers Guild

2016-present        Member, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design

2015-                     Teaching (private)watercolour and drawing courses in my studio

2014-                      Self-employed artist/weaver/teacher, Baddeck, Nova Scotia

2015                       Board Member, Baddeck& Area Farmers and Craft Market

1996-2014              Director, Quality Assurance and Governance, School of Graduate Studies,                                              University of Toronto

2004-2008            Teaching (private) classical piano, grades 1 to 3, part-time

2000-2014             Teaching (private) intro to weaving, drawing for teenagers, part-time

1994-2005              Classical piano study, completed grade 8

1990-2014               Practicing artist, part-time

1985-1990               Operated a private art and weaving studio with regular shows & sales

1994-1995                Board Member, Ferncliff Daycare

1993-1994                Board Member, Margaret Fletcher Daycare

1984-1986                Volunteer, Museum for Textiles, Toronto