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winter workshops TUITION REGISTER

FALL 2022 WORKSHOPS

Unless noted, all workshops are suitable for beginners.

Please note the different workshop delivery methods:

Note: Should the BC Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols change, it is possible that all workshop offerings will be online.

Please note: Registrations for online workshops close at 4pm on the Friday before the workshop.

How to Mix Media (MMEDw193-6)

This one-day workshop begins by creating thumbnail sketches based on your selected reference photos. Experimental drawing/mark making techniques follow with ink, marker and graphite. Then you will learn the secrets to gluing your drawings flat while you collage them and finish your compositions using acrylic paint and coloured pencils. This workshop will introduce you to many mixed-media techniques as well as offer a creative way to think of artmaking as a form of play.
October 1 Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm In-person
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $185.00 (materials included)

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Collage as Landscape (MMEDw196-3)

This workshop will focus on inventive ways to use found collage papers and shapes from magazines to create several abstract landscape collages. The results will be finished works in themselves, and could also be used as imaginative source material for paintings. Approaches will rely on both spontaneous and deliberate ways of creating dynamic compositions.
October 1 Saturday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Online
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $75.00
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Embroidery on Photographs (MMEDw219-3)

This unique workshop will reveal ways that to add dimensions and colours to your family photos or found vintage photos using a range of embroidery stitches. Embroidery patterns can embellish items in the photographs such as clothing or objects; or they can be used to add new elements, or even create new personalities of the figures in the photo. You will be learning basic embroidery stitches and how to apply them to the photographs.
October 15 Saturday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm In-person
Regan Shrumm
Tuition: $75.00
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Drawing Perspective: All You Need to Know (DRWGw171-3)

Devised in the Italian Renaissance, linear perspective is a system of creating the illusion of depth in drawing and painting. Knowing and applying a few simple rules will help you to create convincing interior and exterior spaces. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to use one and two-point perspective to draw remembered rooms, invented spaces, and to work from life and from photographs.
October 22 Saturday, 10am - 1pm Online
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $75.00
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Weaving as Painting (MMEDw185-6)

In this workshop you will learn how to make large tapestry weavings using ordinary cardboard. Participants will make looms using cardboard with slits and use a wide range of ordinary and unusual materials such as wool yarn, raffia iridescent yarns, fabric scraps and assorted ribbons and fabric trims. Techniques will begin with setting up the warp of the cardboard loom, doing basic weaving with a tapestry needle, rya knotting to create fringe and texture, and the overhand knot to finish the piece off of the loom. These various materials will be used to create a “painting” with fibre. Most materials are included but participants are welcome to bring items from their own personal stash.
October 22 Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm In-person
Everett Wong
Tuition: $185.00 (materials included)

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Mapping with Thread (MMEDw221-6)

This workshop will explore three fibre techniques in connection to mapping. These include basic hand sewing skills, using thread to create structure on dissolvable fabric, and using scissors to remove parts of a patterned fabric to make a new surface. Students will learn these techniques through the creation of samplers with contemporary fibre art maps used as an inspiration. Students are asked to bring with them one used, stained piece of fabric that they can tell a story about, and a pair of fabric scissors (some fabric samples are available at the school). The rest of the materials (thread, needles, embroidery hoops, dissolvable fabric, patterned fabric and fabric pens) will be provided. At the end of this workshop, students will have learned to integrate fibre art techniques with concepts of mapping and will leave with three examples of work.
October 29 Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm In-person
Corrie Peters
Tuition: $185.00 (materials included)

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How to Draw: Ink Flowers (DRWGw181-3)

This workshop will introduce students to traditional pen & ink methods using a bowl-point drawing nib and a bamboo brush. The focus will be on making line drawings of flowers with pen and brush. Coloured chalk pastels will be used to create an atmospheric background and flowers that appear to glow. This is a great workshop for those new to pen and ink and who are curious about adding colour to ink drawings for added interest.
November 5 Saturday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Online
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $75.00
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Linocut on Fabric (MMEDw221-3)

Linocut is a great way to try a very basic method of printmaking. In this workshop you will discover the necessary techniques to do one of the boldest forms of relief printing. You will learn how to print onto fabric using a lino-cutting tool and Lino Speedy Cut Plate to design your own printed textiles using inspiration from nature around us. The resulting projects could be used for pillows, bags, or artworks onto themselves.
November 5 Saturday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm In-person
Regan Shrumm
Tuition: $95.00 (materials included)

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Collage: The Composite Figure (MMEDw224-3)

This workshop is inspired by the work of German Dada artist, Hannah Höch who was one of the originators of “photomontage” as an art form. The term “photomontage” implies recombining photographic elements to form an integrated new image. In this workshop, you will make collage figures made from a multitude of images and parts of images. These collage “modules” will to be overlaid on a separately constructed background. The juxtaposition of the composite figure on a made background allows for more control over the final composition. The workshop will cover various collage techniques, a discussion of how to select suitable subject matter, and a short presentation on Höch and her work.
November 19 Saturday, 10am - 1pm Online
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $75.00
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Rug Hooking (MMEDw223-6)

This workshop will introduce rug hooking techniques as a way to make abstract or representational work. Instructor will demonstrate simple techniques using a range of materials from torn fabric to yarn, from start to finish. Students will be introduced to a short history of rug hooking as based on the instructor’s settler, Mennonite roots, and offered examples of contemporary artwork in the same medium. These will be used as a tool to introduce conceptual possibilities available in this medium. Students are invited to bring scrap fibre materials they have a connection to. Repurposed textile from the instructor’s own collection will be available as we connect material to idea in the workshop. Burlap and rug hooks will be provided.
November 19 Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm In-person
Corrie Peters
Tuition: $185.00 (materials included)

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Oil Painting Primer (PNTGw167-3)

You will explore the enormous potential of oil paint in this 3-hour workshop. Oil paint is a slow-drying and very forgiving medium, ideal for beginners because you can redo any brushstroke. Smelly solvents are a thing of the past; we will explore non-toxic methods for thinning paint and cleaning brushes. The focus will be on creating the lush, textured mark-making, rich colour, and subtle effects that only oil paint can achieve. This workshop is open to painters of all levels, from beginners to experienced acrylic or watercolour painters who are curious about working in oils.
November 26 Saturday, 10am - 1pm In-person
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $95.00 (materials included)

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Watercolour Grids (PNTGw103-3)

A great way to develop your watercolour technique is to focus on simple design structures such as a grid. This workshop is inspired by the many artists who have made paintings based on the grid, including Paul Klee, Gunter Stolzl, Agnes Martin, Peter Halley and Stanley Whitney to name a few. Working with both ruler-drawn and free-hand approaches, the grid will be used as a way to develop a composition and to work with colour.
November 26 Saturday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Online
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $75.00
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Expressive Plant Drawing (DRWGw168-6)

Local plants and flowers are ideal subject matter for this one-day workshop that will guide you towards the making of large floral drawings. You will explore the possibilities of using a variety of drawing materials, watercolour, ink and tools found in nature to create lush and delicate florals on a grand scale. The tried and true drawing method developed for this workshop, will surprise you with unexpected and fascinating results.
December 3 Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm In-person
Kate Scoones
Tuition: $185.00 (materials included)

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