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.
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?
Last month, ARTiculations posted a challenge: Do at least one creative thing in your sketchbook every day. Over 120 people accepted that challenge from as far as the Yukon, New Brunswick and as close as just down the street. From April 12-21st you can come to The Earl Selkirk Gallery to see what our contributing artists created!
Please join us this Friday evening for the Opening Reception
Friday April 12th 6-9pm.
Artists will be in attendance.
2012 Sketchbook Challenge Window Gallery
A couple spots have just opened up in our 2-4pm Kosa Kolectiv Pysanka workshop- Call the shop if you want to scoop them up, they won’t last long!
ARTIST TALK with P. Roch Smith
on his current exhibition
play – replay
Saturday March 16th, 2013
“…all the toys that one commonly sees are essentially a microcosm of the adult world; they are all reduced copies of human objects, as if in the eyes of the public the child was, all told, nothing but a smaller (person), a homunculus to whom must be supplied objects of (their) own size”.
- Roland Barthes
Do you love our current exhibit by artist P. Roch Smith as much as we do? Come join us today for his talk at 2pm. Learn about the making of play – replay through an open round table discussion that includes good company and delicious warm tea.
P. Roch Smith was born and raised on Vancouver Island and currently lives and maintains a studio in Toronto. Working mainly within the realm of sculpture, Smith also generates installations, paintings and drawings as part of his artistic output.
Roch received a BFA (Honours Sculpture) from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD – 1997) and an MFA from York University (2003). A teacher as well as an artist, he has taught classes at the University of Waterloo, ECIAD and York University. He currently manages and operates the bronze and aluminum foundry at York University.
Roch has exhibited throughout Canada and in the US and his work is included in private, corporate and museum collections in British Columbia, Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.
FILL’ER UP: SKETCHBOOK CHALLENGE 2013
THE CHALLENGE : March 10-April 10, 2013
We’re back again to challenge you to get back in ‘sketchbook shape’ with us! Fill up your unfinished sketchbooks. Start sketching. Every day. Every. Day.
FILL’ER UP Group Exhibition in The Earl Selkirk Gallery
April 12-April 21, 2013
Reception: Friday April 12th, 6-9pm
By signing up, you are automatically included in the FILL’ER UP group exhibition. Come celebrate your hard work and meet the other awesome artists who took part in the challenge!
How to participate:
1. To register, send an email to sketchbookchallenge@ARTiculations.ca that includes your first and last name. A registration fee of $5.00 is due by March 10th, 2013.
2. Start sketching! Make use of those half filled sketchbooks you have sitting around. Check in with us weekly. We’ll post ideas, encouragement and pictures of your progress.
3. Drop off your sketchbook before 5pm on Thursday April 11th, 2013.
Indicate a viewing format for your sketchbook: 1. Viewers can look through the entire sketchbook OR 2. Indicate a specific page to be open for display.
4. Become very inspired and feel the amazing effects of making sketching part of your daily life.