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
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?
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!
If you have a budding artist who wants to spend some time with us this March Break, take advantage of our Early Bird Discount and register today!
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.
This Saturday, Donna Kim from Edge of Your Seat is back again to lead her wonderful Footstool Weaving Workshop
Beyond the fact that you leave with a beautifully designed piece of furniture, it is nice to know that the materials used in your workshop are in keeping with our favourite thing- staying local. Done in small batch runs, these handsome footstool frames are turned and assembled by a local family owned business. Bonus points: they’re made of ash wood, and you all know how we feel about finding great new was to use ash!
Interested in joining us? Sign up!
Our Youth Collective is set to start this Tuesday and we need some more young artists to join!
This 10 week course is focused on what it means to be an artist in contemporary society, while providing a space for fun, creative exploration, portfolio enhancement, and the chance to meet like-minded people! Emphasis will be placed on the use of found materials, printmaking, mixed media sculpture, photography, book making, performance, video art, drawing and painting. In June, after the end of the program, the Youth Collective will rejoin and take over the Earl Selkirk Gallery to produce, market, and curate a 10 day exhibition of their work!
Youth Collective: Portfolio Development Course, 10wks (13 – 17yrs)
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30pm
10 weeks, February 12th – April 23rd no class March 12th
$380 + hst
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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE (whooo hooooooooo!!!) Go HERE to sign up today!
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