Adult Workshops

FROM LIFE Workshop with Karen Fletcher

The Accademia del Disegno in Renaissance Florence, the first institution to provide students with a formal art program, combined both two and three-dimensional approaches to the study of the human form. This workshop with instructor Karen Fletcher includes three evening sessions at the Gallery; two sessions will be working from a live model. This workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Deadline to register is Monday, October 22nd. Click here to Register in the Gallery Shop Online.
Cost: $140/person +HST

All materials included.

Session One/ Drawing
October 29th – 7 to 9:30 pm

This session will focus on practicing three complimentary drawing strategies when observing the figure. Gesture drawing uses line to capture the movement of the figure as a whole. Contour drawing follows the edges of the form and cross contour drawing looks at the planar structure of the figure. Value drawing uses light and shadow to emphasize the three-dimensional qualities of the human form.

Session Two/ Sculpture
November 5th – 7 to 9:30 pm

This session will focus on developing multiple ceramic studies from life. The studies, from one point of view, take the form of high relief sculpture. The process moves from developing basic proportions, through drawing on the surface, to pushing and pulling the clay to fully develop the form. (When the clay is leather hard the studies will be hollowed from the back in preparation for firing.)   

Session Three/ Surface Finish
November 26th – 7 to 9:30 pm

After bisque firing the studies will be finished with washes of ceramic stain and copper oxide. This finish accentuates the maker’s marks and allows the surface of the clay to remain visible.

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Snowfolk for the Holiday Season with Judy Donaldson
Come to the Gallery for two evenings to make ceramic snowfolk sculptures for the holiday season. Enjoy light refreshments and sculpt your creations in a casual atmosphere. Your creations will be fired in the kiln and ready for you to glaze on December 11.
Perfect for gift-giving or keep your creation for yourself!

Tuesday evenings December 4 and 11 • 7 – 9pm
$45 + HST per person SOLD OUT

 

 

Holiday Ornaments with Judy Donaldson
Come to the Gallery for two evenings to make ceramic ornaments; cardinals, penguins and tree sculptures for the holiday season. Enjoy light refreshments and sculpt your creations in a casual atmosphere. Your creations will be fired in the kiln and ready for you to glaze on December 12. Perfect for gift-giving or keep your creation for yourself!

Wednesday evenings December 5 and 12 • 7 – 9pm
$45 + HST per person

Purchase your spot in the Gallery Shop or Online!

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Adult Tour and Studio Workshops

Exhibition tours and studio workshop programs are available for groups of adults. In this two-hour program, the group is given a tour of the current exhibition as well as an opportunity to construct an object in the studio workshop. Objects are fired in the kiln and returned two weeks after the visit.