Hours: Tues - Fri 10 am - 5 pm Sat 11 am - 5 pm  |  Address: 15-305 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B4  |  Phone: (867) 667-4080

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Pysanky Ornaments | Cancelled

Sorry this workshop has been cancelled. 


Pysanky (plural) are Easter eggs decorated using a wax resist method. During this workshop, you will be creating Christmas ornaments using a simplified two colour method of the same process and materials as traditional style Pysanky.

Sheelah will give a brief history of the craft before demonstrating technique and one-on-one instruction. This is a fun, lighthearted and easygoing class for family and friends to do together. Students are encouraged to experiment and create their own one of a kind Christmas Ornament; however, pattern examples will also be provided. The drawing tool (kistka) and wax will be yours to take home and will allow you to create more ornaments on your own.


Mask Making for Kids'

Cat Jamnicky | local artist
Saturday December 21 | 9:30am - 12:00pm
General $60+gst | Member $53+gst

ages 6-12 | all supplies included

Children dive into the in character as they create an identity for themselves with masks. It is up to them what they choose to create; whether it be about himself or herself, animals or even superhero themed. Each mask will inherently speak about your child, their likes, passions, artistic abilities and even personality. We want to encourage children to talk about their mask and act in character while they develop their characters and masks.

Ready-made masks will the base to decorate and illustrate a themed masked on. Children will have great selection of art and craft supplies to decorate their mask.

Register: www.artsunderground.eventbrite.ca | 867.667.4080 | Arts Underground
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Business of Art

Emma Barr | Whitehorse artist
Jan.5 - Feb.23 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
Every Sunday, once a week
General $200+gst | Member $180+gst
Ages 18+ 

Registration begins December 1, 2019
Register: www.artsunderground.eventbrite.ca | 867.667.4080 | at Arts Underground
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This course is to equip artists, specifically those who are striving to be part or full-time professional artists, with the knowledge and connections to build and maintain a career within the arts and culture industry in Canada. Each week we will discuss important topics followed by engaging activities we work on independently and as a group. This allows you to review and apply what you are learning while it is fresh in your mind. 

We will be learning and discussing core topics such as:

  • Entrepreneurship and the journey to becoming a professional artist on a national scale
  • Building a business plan. Week by week, you will fit everything you learn together near the end to build your business plan. This will guide you towards completing the goals you set for yourself during this course.
  • What a studio practice looks like and how it functions; from inventory to planning, you work and plan through the high and low seasons. 
  • When it is important to consider legal service and consider ways to protect your work.
  • Building a networking frame and relationships between buyers, customers, retailers, gallery owners, curators etc. 
  • Developing your online presence and making yourself and your art known on a larger scale.
  • Where to start with finances and how to manage them. 

Intro to Wheel Throwing

*Previously called "Intro to Pottery"*

Patrick Royle | SOLD OUT
Jan. 9 - Feb. 20 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Once a week, Every Thursday

Larry DuGuay | SOLD OUT
Mar. 11 - Apr. 22 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Once a week, Every Wednesday


Larry DuGuay |  Round 3
Mar. 12 - Apr. 23  | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Once a week, Every Thursday

General $275+gst | Member $247.50+gst

Clay sold seperately
Ages 14+

Register: www.artsunderground.eventbrite.ca | 867.667.4080 | Arts Underground
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Previously called "Level 1 Intro to Pottery". This is a seven-week course demonstrating the steps and skills required for wheel throwing, start to finish.
This course includes learning to wedge and centering clay, throwing basic shapes and vessels, and
basic dip glazing. Participants learn the terminology and beginning techniques to get them started to
practice on their own.


Participant Material List:
*Please purchase the following from Arts Underground before the first class*

     - 1 x 22lb bag of clay; includes firing and glazing fees (clay $15 - $25 + firing $30)

Screen Printing 101

Rebekah Senko | Whitehorse Artist
March 4+5 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
General $150+gst | Member $135+gst
all materials included | ages 14+

Registration begins December 1, 2019
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Participants learn about equipment, tools and materials used for screen-printing and how to properly
maintain each. At the end of this course, everyone will know how to coat, expose and reclaim screens,
create film positives by hand and print one-colour designs. This is a great beginner set up to understand
how the technical screen printing process works.



Clay for Kids: Wheel Throwing

Patrick Royle | Whitehorse Artist
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 | 3:45pm – 5:45pm
Every Thursday | Once a week
General $275+gst | Member 247.50+gst
clay sold separately | 

Registration begins December 1, 2019
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Shape and mold your clay on a potters wheel into a piece of pottery you finish with colour, drawings
and patterns of your choice. You learn how to make basic pottery such as, bowls, mugs and cups
that might just become you favourite mug, bowl or cup to use. The shape and size of your bowls and
cups is up to you. Play around with lots or little amount of clay, colour and patterns and see what happens!

Participant Material List:
*Please purchase the following from Arts Underground before the first class*

1 x 22lb bag of clay; includes firing and glazing fees (clay $15 - $25 + firing $30)


Level 2 Ceramics | SOLD OUT

Astrid Kruse | Whitehorse artist
Jan. 8 – Feb. 19 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Every Wednesday | Once a week
General $275+gst | Member $247+gst
clay, glazing + firing sold separately | ages 14+

SOLD OUT
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If you have taken Beginner level Intro to Pottery course and can throw a basic pot, you can enroll
in this course. During these next seven weeks, you learn to refine your skills and begin to form
various shapes and structures on the wheel. You now have the opportunity to graduate from making
simple mugs to plates, bowls, tall vases and lids and spouts with different structures, shapes and
textures. As you become more efficient on the wheel, the instructor can work with you one-on-one
in specific areas of interest.

Participant Material List:
*Please purchase the following from Arts Underground before the first class*

1 x 22lb bag of clay; includes firing and glazing fees (clay $15 - $65 + firing $30)

           

Intro to Handbuilding: Ceramics

Chris Scherbarth | Whitehorse artist
Jan. 11 – 25 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Break Feb. 1 | Continue Feb. 8 + 15
Once a week, Every Saturday
General $155+gst | Member $139.50+gst
max 7 participants | ages 14+

One Spot Left!
Register:
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Participants in this course will learn the basic techniques of making ceramic objects by hand,
without a potter’s wheel. The course will focus on the wide-ranging use of clay slabs, but will
also cover pinch pottery and coil building. Participants will have an opportunity to make a number
of functional items – such as bowls, platters and vases – and to finish them in ceramic glazes
of their own choosing. Along the way, participants will receive tips about handling clay, assembling
their work and applying surface texture and details. The final session is a brief “kiln opening” and
discussion of the fired results, after which participants will take home their hand-built creations.     

Great for beginners and those who wish to freshen their skills in order to tackle advanced projects.

Participant Material List:
*Please purchase the following from Arts Underground before the first class*

1 x 22lb bag of clay; includes firing and glazing fees (clay $25 + firing $30)



Painting in Pairs: Valentines

Maya Rosenberg | Whitehorse artist
Thurs Feb. 14 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
General $160+gst, per pair
Member $144+gst per pair
Supplies, alcohol and appetizers included
Ages 19+

Registration begins December 1, 2019
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Let Maya Rosenberg be your host as you sip wine or drink some beer from a local brewery,
nibble on some appetizers, and paint the night away.
In three hours, you and your paint-mate
will create a match-up set of landscapes. Your date can be your grandfather, your wife, or your
best friend, but not your cat.



The Art of Managing your Career

Heather Steinhagen | Whitehorse Artist
Feb. 29 + Mar. 1 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
General $100+gst | Member $90+gst
12 participants max | ages 14+

Registration begins December 1, 2019
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The Art of Managing Your Career is a workshop for indigenous artists working in all disciplines – visual artists,
writers, dancers, theatre artists and managing the many aspects of their career. Through presentations, group
work and practical exercises, the workshop will focus on ways artists can recognize opportunities, generate
new ideas and organize resources in planning to realize their artistic goals.

Concretely, we will explore:

  • Why be an artist?
  • Historical and contemporary contexts for indigenous artists
  • Establishing your personal career goals
  • Assessing your current strengths and challenges
  • Defining what you need – skills, tools, resources etc.
  • Making plans – strategic plan, communications plan and business plan
  • Presenting Yourself – with portfolio, website, marketing strategy, social media
  • Managing legal and financial matters
  • Finding funding and resources
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