June 4-25, 2013
$125 + hst
Join us after school on Tuesdays for an art journey around this neighborhood. We will
sketch and paint and even print, finding inspiration in the buildings, trees and perhaps the
very sidewalks we trod upon daily. Lets look at the big picture (a mural), together and
make art about this place we call home. Artist Instructor: Daphne McCormack
Can you believe it’s the long weekend already?? We’re looking at a pretty beautiful forecast, so make sure to get out there and enjoy it! We need a serious dose of sunshine, so check out our hours for the weekend:
Victoria Day Long Weekend 2013
Saturday May 18th : 11-5pm
Sunday May 19th : CLOSED
Monday May 20th : CLOSED
Intro to Figure Drawing with Jonathan Scott
June 4th-25th, 2013
$230 + HST
If you’ve been thinking about coming out to our Drop in Life Drawing but want a little help to get started, this short 4 week intro might be the push you need to start a figure drawing routine! It’s a great intro for the beginner and a perfect refresher for those who haven’t been to a class since school- we’re here for you
This course is designed to encourage students to find confidence in how they draw and to give guided practice that will allow them to develop their drawing skills.
For more information about Introduction to Figure Drawing, go here
Jonathan Scott is a Scottish artist who lives and works in Toronto. He has a Masters degree from the Glasgow School of Art and his work has been exhibited internationally. His practice focuses on drawing and sculpture and he is currently represented by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.
Starting June 5th, we are please to share our space with Ibi Kaslik for her awesome 8 week Summer Advanced Fiction course. All genres fiction welcome. Limit is 9 writers so please sign up by May 31st to secure your spot. For more information, go here.
Ibi Kaslik is a Canadian novelist, freelance writer and teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto. Her work appears in North American magazines and newspapers. Her debut novel, Skinny, published by Harper Collins Canada (May 2004), was short-listed for the Best First Novel Award (Amazon 2004), Best Young Adult Novel (Canadian Library Association, May, 2005), and the Borders Original Voice award (U.S. 2006). Skinny has been published in Australia and America and forthcoming in Israel, Russia, France, and the Netherlands. Ibi’s second novel, The Angel Riots, was published March 15th, 2008. Currently, Ibi lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Having trouble finding a special gift for the mama’s in your life? Mother’s Day is this Sunday and as the holiday draws close, we wanted to give you a little inspiration. This year, why not tap into your creative side? Try creating a handmade gift- OR why not make something together? Here are a few ideas;
Saturday May 11th, 2013 - Floral Arranging Workshop
Join instructor Sara Klaiman for this great Saturday afternoon workshop just in time for Mothers Day! The focus will be on composing flowers in a modern style, perfect for a table centerpiece or a bedside arrangement. Learn all about basic floral composition and care and leave with 1 completely finished arrangement.
You made them when you were a kiddo, but don’t forget a homemade card is always a thoughtful gesture no matter what age! Keep it simple, and try to use some recycled materials – think old maps, books or cool wrapping paper that you’ve been holding on to. Here is a great little tutorial from the folks over at Travelettes
Gel Image Transfers
Here is a great tutorial about Gel Image Transfers. Gel transfers are a great way to create translucent images that can be incorporated into your artwork as a collage element. Once you get the basic concept down, you can go off in all sorts of directions with these transfers. Why not try this technique with photocopies of family photos?
May 1st-31st, 2013
Saturday May 4th, 6-9pm
Tuesday May 14th, 7pm
The pictures in Fossils were taken while on a paleontology
expedition with Dr. Martin Smith. We went searching in
New York State for ancient remains in old quarrys and on
the sides of highways. At one of those sites I discovered a
discarded and waterlogged photography portfolio.
The colour photographs had been left to the elements and
drenched from the recent flooding. The results were amazing
chemical and colour reactions on each photograph.
It was poetic to find this album while searching for fossils,
since these images represent another time in the history of
photography. Colour prints like these, along with film, have
become largely obsolete because of the Digital Age. These
photographs are the fossils of photography; weathered and
altered, but still here to remind us of our past.
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