WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT & BEYOND?
EMMA INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
The Emma International Collaboration grew from a series of Woodturning and Furniture Making workshops organized by Michael Hosaluk through the Saskatchewan Craft Council starting in 1982. These workshops evolved away from the standard lecture-demo format to lots of open studio time and hands on experiences allowing the participants more one on one time with the instructors and the instructors a chance to play their ideas and experiences off each other.
In 1996 Emma moved to an artists' retreat in the Saskatchewan boreal forest with a history of fresh thought. The open studio sessions had become so successful all formal instruction was dropped in favor of the totally hands on "no format format".