Art Gallery of Alberta

Drawing Night at the Gallery

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Wednesday, June 25, 5 – 9 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta
Free with Gallery Admission

Come to your AGA for a creative night filled with hands-on drawing activities throughout the building! Take part in a drop-in workshop with local artists Josh Holinaty and Lee Nielsen, pick up a colouring sheet inspired by the Jill Stanton installation Strange Dream, and test out your figure drawing skills with live models in the exhibition space!


Josh Holinaty is an Edmonton-based illustrator who has created editorial and commercial work for clients such as Wired, Y&R Beijing, Owlkids, Euroman, Transworld Snowboarding, etc. Though his drawings can be cartoonish, pubescent, and sometimes gross, they seem to appeal to rockstar athletes, slobbery children and the fancy folks in Denmark. He also teaches illustration at Guru Digital Arts College. See more at holinaty.com!


Lee Nielsen is an interdisciplinary artist based in Edmonton Alberta. In 2008 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design. He has exhibited locally and nationally and has work in private collections in Canada and the United States. In 2011 He was awarded an Individual Artists Project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He is currently represented by the Christine Klassen Gallery in Calgary, Alberta.

In addition to his art practice he has worked in a variety of fields as an animator, illustrator, concept artist, and designer. In 2003 he initiated a sole proprietorship, Humanate Enterprises, to deal with illustration work. Since then it has expanded to include art, illustration, design and other related projects. In 2011 he took up teaching and currently leads the Digital Illustration and Sequential Art program at Guru Digital Arts College in Edmonton.

Image credit: Heiko Ryll