Janette Fecteau

(902) 867-2417
Immaculata Hall

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Roadside Birch
Leaving The Homefield
Lost Gaff
RCI Towers, Tantramar Marsh
Stained Glass

Janette Fecteau is an artist and poet. She attended St. Francis Xavier University, studying batik, stained glass, and weaving with Iris Delgado-Roach. Janette is a graduate of UBC’s Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing.

Living on the shores of the Northumberland Strait, Janette has a deep appreciation for the changing forms, colours, and textures in nature. These are reflected in her work in various media. She has a lifelong interest in many forms of textile art, and has been working in the medium of batik since 1985. She enjoys working with natural fibres such as wool, cotton, linen, and silk, seeking an interplay between tactile and visual textures.

Her travels to Iceland, Nepal, India, Europe and Guatemala have exposed her to many fibre art traditions, including weaving, tapestry, and batik. Batik has been used since ancient times for clothing design in many parts of the world, notably West Africa, China, India, and Indonesia. The flow of wax and dye over and through the cloth surface creates a feeling of fluidity and movement, while batik’s unique crackle effect gives the impression of age, of fluid movements frozen in time. Janette uses these qualities of the medium to capture the local landscape and traditional ways of life in her area, as well as images from her travels. 

Janette teaches batik and stained glass in the St. F.X Fine Art Department. She enjoys working with students; helping them to develop the techniques of these unique media and seeing their individual aesthetics develop. Her work has been shown at the St.F.X. Art Gallery’s annual Faculty Show, Antigonish Culture Alive’s member show at Eastings Bread and Honey (2010), and the annual Gathering of the Arts. In 2012 she produced a duo exhibit at the StFX Gallery with Art department colleague Odile Têtu, called Light On the Road.

Courses taught:
211 Stained Glass Studio I 3 credits
212 Stained Glass Studio II 3 credits
221 Batik Studio 3 credits

Studio: 863-1083