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.
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: theshoresofstannsbay.ca 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).
EXHIBITIONS OF WORK
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