2018 Workshops (age 18+ unless otherwise advertised)
Workshops are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to the start date if the attendee cancels. After this, they are non-refundable* unless the place can be filled.
*or otherwise advertised
*or otherwise advertised
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Botanical Drawing for Beginners with Carrie Alison-Goodfellow
July 14 & 15, 10 - 4 pm
$150 ARCAC Member
About Carrie Alison
(15% discount if booked with Large-Scale Watercolour Flowers workshop)
This workshop will introduce students to botanical drawing techniques and practices. This will be a two-day workshop that explores botanical drawing from life. We will focus on line, tone, value, colour and composition in both dry and wet mediums. The purpose of this workshop will be to introduce students to botanical drawing and get them comfortable to be able to include the practice in their everyday sketchbooks.
Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer and Unexpected Materials with Amanda McCavour
August 25 & 26 10 am – 4 pm
$155 ARCAC / SOFAAR members
$175 for Non-member
PLUS materials fee $35 per person.
Each participant must bring a sewing machine.
Includes a tour of Amanda's Exhibition at ARTsPLACE.
This workshop will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces with machine embroidery and Sulky® water-soluble stabilizers. We will explore the use of 3 different types of water-soluble stabilizer to discover create textile structures with stitch. Students will be encouraged to experiment with an assortment of materials like plastics, papers, and yarns to create a variety of samples exploring different texture and color combinations with a variety of stabilizers. Students will expand these tests into a larger piece, taking the process in their own direction to create wall hangings, scarves or experimental works.
Materials provided by instructor:
Thread: polyester machine embroidery threads.
Water-soluble Stabilizer (Solvy): Each person will get some Sulky® Sticky Fabri Solvy, Sulky® Fabri Solvy
and Sulky® Solvy to try out the different types of stabilizer. Plus smaller scraps of solvy for testing and samples for the first morning of the workshop.
Pouring Paint with Pat Lohrenz
August 11 & 12 10am - 4 pm
$120 ARCAC members / Registered Paint the Town 2018 Artists
$125 for Non-member
Pouring Paint is a two-day workshop for both beginner and experienced painters with multi-media artist Pat Lohrenz. Over the two day period, artists pour, scrape, layer and collage with fluid acrylic paints, mediums and collage materials to create movement and texture. Memory, imagination and intuition guide the creative process. Day one includes several demonstrations of techniques for pouring and creating texture. and day two will focus on layering, discovery and adjustment.
Pat has taught this workshop several times in Ontario and Nova Scotia with very positive feedback from both new and experienced artists. It is, for most, an experimental workshop as the artists need to follow the process and not get attached to the outcome. Messy but lots of fun.
Write Your Memoirs with Brenda Thompson
November 3 & 4
$65 ARCAC Member
Memoirs can be shared or private, in this workshop you will gain and learn:
~ assistance in structuring your stories
~ assistance in developing your story telling skills
~ how to include other people in your memoirs