Tuesday 13 November 2012

Making Art Mondays :: November/December Session

Here's your chance to learn a variety of techniques in a variety of different mediums!! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn something you've always wanted to try, or to learn a different approach to a very familiar medium. The classes are two hour sessions and a truly inexpensive rate.

Making Art Mondays

Please join us for a series of four workshops on Mondays beginning on November 19th, 2012. Making Art Mondays are a series of workshops presented by the Alliance of Kings Artists with support from the Acadia University Art Gallery. Each session is focused on a specific project and is facilitated by an artist. The workshops are for adults and are structured as completely hands-on and interactive. Collaboration and idea exchange are encouraged.

Fee: 15.00$ per workshop for non-AKA members.
         10.00$ AKA members free.
*Fee covers the cost of workshop and materials.
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Acadia University Art Gallery art education room,
Beveridge Arts Centre RM 131
Registration: Sessions are drop-in. Payment to be submitted at door.
Workshops are limited to 15 participants.
Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before!

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November 19:  Needle-felting

In this class participants will learn to create pictures using dyed wool fibre on a wool cloth surface.   We will also touch on some sculpting methods for three dimensional figures. Students should bring their own scissors and notebook.   If you have a picture of a scene that you would like to try, bring it along.   Extra felting kits will be available to purchase at $12 and $15.  They are a great natural material Christmas present for your creative friends.

Facilitator: Marilyn Rand is a textile and visual artist.   Marilyn lives in Delhaven and raises Cotswold sheep and, angora goats to provide the raw material for her work.   

November 26: Mono-Printing

In this workshop we'll be creating representational monotype prints from life. From an inked plate we will work by means of reduction; gradually removing ink from the plate to elicit tonality, line and texture. We'll warm up with a few drawing exercises

Facilitator: Rachel Reeve holds an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD, she has been teaching art to all ages in the Annapolis Valley for six years.

December 3: Creating Mood in Landscape

In this workshop we will explore the qualities of watercolour painting that allows us to create moodiness and expression. Demonstrations and exercises will show participants how to create depth in a simple landscape painting.

Facilitator: Twila Robar-DeCoste paints in both watercolour, acrylic and oils. She has been teaching art since 1987 and is a juried and elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)and an associate member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC). Her work may be seen at Windsong Studio & Gallery in Aylesford and online at www.windsong-nature-gallery.com

December 10:  Clay Throwing and Building

This workshop is designed as an introductory experience to clay.  There will be a demonstration on the potter’s wheel followed by a short time for each participant to experience working or 'throwing' on the wheel.  Some hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab will also be demonstrated to keep us busy in between.  If you can bring a rolling pin that would be helpful!

Facilitator: Denise Aspinall has been a production potter in the Annapolis Valley for over 30 years.  The Aspinall Pottery is a working studio located in Canning and open to the public, specializing in functional porcelain cups , bowls and platters with her distinctive handpainted 'loose leaf' design.  Upon graduating from Acadia she gained experience in clay at the Minas Potters Guild in Wolfville, followed by an apprenticeship at Meat Cove Pottery in Northern Cape Breton, then returning to the valley to open her own studio.  The pottery is available locally every Saturday morning at the Wolfville Farmers Market, Saunder's Tartan's and Gifts, New Minas and Gaspereau Winery .

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