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Natural Dyeing | SOLD OUT

Caroline Forde | Visiting Artist
August 24 - 25 | 9:30am - 4:30pm
General $200+gst | Member $190+gst
all supplies included | ages 14+

Join textile artist and surface designer Caroline Forde to expand on your understanding of natural dyes. In this two-day intensive workshop the class will gain in-depth understanding of mordants and tannins and work with some of the most famous colourants in the world: from madder reds to cochineal and lac insect dyes to the intense browns, yellows, and golds obtained from petals, barks, leaves and roots.

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Teen Textile Camp with Caroline Forde

Caroline Forde | Visiting Artsist
August 21 + 22 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
General $120+gst | Member $108+gst
all materials included | Ages 10-17

Join textile artist and surface designer Caroline Forde for textile activities that will explore friendly and fun techniques for dying and working with a variety of fabrics. The camp will explore natural dyes, indigo, shibori, sashiko stitching, eco printing and embroidery. Teens will learn some light textile history while exploring these surface design techniques. The outcome of this workshop will result in a variety of personal textile projects and a sample book, encouraging further explorations.


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Intro to Pottery | SOLD OUT

Patrick Royle | SOLD OUT
Sept. 4 – Oct. 16 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Patrick Royle | SOLD OUT
Sept. 5 – Oct. 17 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Larry DuGuay | SOLD OUT
Oct. 21 - Dec. 2 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Patrick RoyleSOLD OUT
Oct. 24 – Dec. 5 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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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
            1 x glazing and firing fee

Finding Your Voice in Clay

Emma Smith | visiting artist
September 14 + 15 | 9:00am - 6:00pm
Hands-on fee $200+gst | max 8 
Observer fee $50+gst | max 5
Clay not included | ages 14+
intermediate - advance potters

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This workshop is a pressure cooker that will guide you to create a cohesive collection of objects illustrating your personal voice. The first day we will explore the “drinking vessel”, exercise a variety of rims, feet and shapes. We will then develop a “family of objects” consisting of a bowl, creamer and jar based on your favourite drinking vessel made at the beginning of the class.

Emma will lead you through the entire creation process, from concept to technical making skills, demonstrating various knobs, handles, surface and finishing techniques. This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to create a more personalized body of work. Whether your focus is strong intentional forms or storytelling through narrative decoration. You will develop skills to continue evolving your work for years to come and learn creative exercises that can be used in your studio practice (and life) anytime you are in a creative rut or need of a directional push.

www.emmasmithceramics.com


Material list for participants to bring:

  • 1 x 44lb box of clay
  • 2 x glazing and firing fee

Clay and firing is available for purchase from Arts Underground before the workshop.

Bob Ross Halloween

Maya Rosenberg | Local Artist
Thursday October 31 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
General $80+gst | Member $72+gst
all supplies included | ages 19+

Be the painting guru for the evening, you do not need to be an expert, just happy. Put on your best Bob Ross imitation and costume. Maya, who will be your host and Bob Ross for the evening, will guide you through three hours of painting landscapes using a combination of her own painting techniques and ones similar to Bob Ross'. Make no mistake (just happy little accidents) this will be a party bliss with cold brews, wine, appetizers and friends.

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Absolute Beginners Drawing | SOLD OUT

Simon Gilpin | local artist
October 2 – November 6 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
General $160+gst | Member $144+gst
all materials included | ages 14+

Participants should not expect to be an excellent illustrator after this course, but rather will understand the necessary skills and knowledge to cultivate a stronger drawing practice at home to become an excellent illustrator. This course is the first step towards toward your artistic goals. Simon will be along side you to teach you special techniques, terminology, materials and tools to help you develop your drawing abilities.

 

 

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Getting Started with Oils | SOLD OUT

Simon Gilpin | local artist
November 13 – December 18 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
General $250+gst | Member $225+gst
all supplies included | ages 14+

Get a taste for oil painting while gaining insight to becoming a better artist. Much of the knowledge and skills taught in this course are transferable to other art mediums and can be a foundation to your practice. Oils may seem intimidating but are more forgiving; acrylics are easy to “over work” and harder to fix once dried. For this reason, oils are beneficial to use when learning.

During this course, you will be utilizing drawing skills to map out your paintings and work layer by layer with oil paints, mediums and glazes. You will get a chance to try still life, figure and portraiture painting, which allows you to decide which area of interest to explore further.

*This workshop is not suitable for individuals with a sensitive sense of smell or respiratory conditions*

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Pysanky Ornaments

Sheelah Tolton | 1st session
Saturday December 14
9:00am - 12:00pm

Sheelah Tolton | 2nd session
Saturday December 14
1:00m - 4:00pm


General $85+gst | Member $76.50+gst
all supplies included | ages 10 and over
children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult
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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.


Brick Stitch Earring Workshop

Brick Stitch Hoop Earrings | Sheelah Tolton
Saturday November 16 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
General $85+gst | Member $76.50+gst
supplies included | Ages 14+

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Transform a simple set of ready-made hoops into an intricate and unique pair of beaded earrings using brick stitch.  (Brick stitch is the technique commonly used to make the triangular top of beaded fringe earrings.)  Using the hoop as a spine, a semi-circular band of concentric lines of glittering beads are added on top of each other to create a layered bead fabric.  Sheelah will guide you in learning about your materials, how to create the stitch, and how to modify it to build your embellished earrings.

You will leave the class with at least one-half of a completed pair of earrings, a printed instruction guide, and the knowledge to create new designs of your own.  Students will be able to pick from a variety of colour-coordinated premade kits which will include hoops, thread, needles and seed beads ranging from size 13o (1.5mm) up to larger accent crystals (4-6mm).  Students are also welcome bring their own beads.


Intro to Life Drawing

Intro to Life Drawing | Sheelah Tolton
Saturday Sept. 28 | 1:00pm – 8:30pm
dinner break 4:00pm – 5:30pm
General $100+gst | Member $80+gst
supplies not included | ages 18+

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Are you interested in learning to draw the human body from life but do not know how or where to start? Maybe it seems intimidating, or maybe you want a refresher and pick up a few tips and techniques. This daylong workshop will cover the essentials of life drawing. This will include basic anatomy, how to capture information on the fly, and approach longer poses. In the afternoon, you will use what you learn to work from a model with individual aid from the instructor.

Material List for Participants to Bring:
     - 1 x pad of new print paper (24”x36”)

     - kneedable eraser
     - hard eraser

 

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