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2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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September 2015
Free with Gallery Admission

Tours for Tots: Working Together

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Let’s wrap up the summer with a special collaborative project! Work as a group to create a unique installation made of summer materials and colours. Invite your friends to view the work for the month of September in the TD Education Gallery. Drop-in Wednesday mornings for these family fun adventures with art! Visits include Gallery explorations, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each Art Adventure has a different theme related to current exhibitions and promotes early childhood learning skills such as literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. For families…

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$18/ $16 AGA Members

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members September 2 DIY Manifestos Create your own personal manifesto in the form of a handbill, poster or zine, inspired by punk’s DIY aesthetic. Experiment with image and text, found imagery, transfer techniques and multiples to visually express your ideas.

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members September 9 Colour Play Explore colour relationships and colour theory through abstract painting in this studio class. Learn about concepts of colour theory and look at contemporary art before creating an abstract

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$15/ $10 AGA Members

Artist in Conversation: Chris Cran and Bruce McCulloch

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artist in Conversation: Chris Cran and Bruce McCulloch Friday, September 11, 6:30pm Ledcor Theatre $15/$10 AGA Members In this special Artist in Conversation, renowned Alberta artist Chris Cran will be joined by actor, writer, comedian Bruce McCulloch to discuss art, ideas and the creative process, on the occasion of the opening of his survey exhibition, CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours. The most comprehensive presentation of Chris Cran’s work to date, the exhibition examines Cran’s decades long exploration of painting, and his play with the genres of still-life, portraiture and landscape, and the interplay of representation and abstraction.…

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Tours for Tots: Light & Shadow Prints

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

With magnifying glasses in hand, search the print works in Illuminations: Italian Baroque Masterworks in Canadian Collections, for a variety of marks. Look closely to discover how these marks working together to make light and shadow. Apply your discoveries in studio using printmaking techniques. Drop-in Wednesday mornings for these family fun adventures with art! Visits include Gallery explorations, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each Art Adventure has a different theme related to current exhibitions and promotes early childhood learning skills such as literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. For families and kids aged 3-5…

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Tours for Tots: Optical Patterns

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Step inside Presto Lumo and discover how art and math connect. Count, search and discover how patterns are made and then create a crazy pattern that tricks the eye! Drop-in Wednesday mornings for these family fun adventures with art! Visits include Gallery explorations, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each Art Adventure has a different theme related to current exhibitions and promotes early childhood learning skills such as literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free…

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$15/$10 AGA Members

Collecting Italian Baroque Painting in Canada

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Collecting Italian Baroque Painting in Canada with Devin Therien Wednesday, September 16, 7 pm Ledcor Theatre $15/$10 AGA Members Register now In his lecture, Dr. Therien will discuss the history of collecting Italian and European Baroque art since confederation. By examining both the history of museum building and collecting, the talk will outline how philanthropy and nation building are inextricably linked. Cast against this backdrop, both the paintings in the exhibition as well as the protagonists behind their acquisition will…

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members September 16 Mixed Media Mash up Get inspired by the work of Alberta artist Chris Cran and create a work of art using chalk pastels and paint, and incorporate pop culture images and collage into your final work of art.

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Tours for Tots: Ultimate Colour Recipe

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Investigate how artists use colour in its many forms in our newest exhibition featuring Alberta artist Chris Cran. Can you find a shade of grey! What about a tint of blue? Be inspired by what you find and then use colour and oil pastels as ingredients to develop a special colour recipe! Drop-in Wednesday mornings for these family fun adventures with art! Visits include Gallery explorations, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each Art Adventure has a different theme related to current exhibitions and promotes early childhood learning skills such as…

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members September 23 Illuminated Manuscripts Learn to bind your own journal by hand in this experimental studio. Using traditional book binding materials and methods, explore the breadth of the medium, using found papers, drawings and a wide variety of other collage materials to personalize your work.

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Illuminating Nuit Blanche

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Illuminating Nuit Blanche Artist and Organizer Panel Sunday, September 27, 2 pm Ledcor Theatre Free Panellists Dave Dyment, Jon Sasaki, Ali Nickerson and Laura Simon will discuss their involvement in Nuit Blanche Edmonton. Art Gallery of Alberta Curator and Nuit Blanche Edmonton board member Kristy Trinier will moderate the program, focusing discussion on the creation of the first Nuit Blanche Edmonton and the artistic process of bringing an artwork to the event. Scheduled the day after the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton,…

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Tours for Tots: Double “Line”

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Search for lines in our exhibition The Double Bind. What do you notice about the lines that you find? Can lines communicate feelings? Move like your favorite line to find out and then experiment with drawing materials to capture the mood of the day! Drop-in Wednesday mornings for these family fun adventures with art! Visits include Gallery explorations, art-making, story-telling, and more! Each Art Adventure has a different theme related to current exhibitions and promotes early childhood learning skills such as literacy, numeracy, community awareness and creative expression. For families…

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$18/ $16 AGA Members

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members September 30 Inside/Outside Be inspired by architectural forms both inside and outside the AGA to develop a composition using transparencies, ink and layering techniques. Project your composition and create a large drawing to play with scale and proportion.

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October 2015
Free with Gallery Admission

Hiking Through Rough Country

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hiking Through Rough Country Exhibition Walkthrough with Ruth Burns and Mary-Beth Laviolette Saturday, October 3, 1 pm Free with Gallery Admission Get an inside look at the creation of Rough Country. Exhibition curators Ruth Burns and Mary-Beth Laviolette lead a tour of the exhibition to discuss their research and selected works. Opening the same day, Rough Country reflects on the connections between mid-20th century Alberta artists and artistic practice throughout Europe and North America. Featuring artists Maxwell Bates, Laura Evans Reid, John Snow, W.L.…

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Tours for Tots: Once Upon a Book

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission October 7 Once Upon a Book Discover the work of Charrette Roulette: Language artists Kathy Slade and Keith Higgins, and learn what it takes to make a book. Fold, cut, sew, and stitch to create your own journal and use your journal to collect memories from your everyday.

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$18/ $16 AGA Members

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members October 7 Wax Drawings Wax and heat are the ingredients for this workshop. Explore mark-making and colour mixing to create your own impression of an abstracted place from your memory.

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Tours for Tots: Alberta Texture Map

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission October 14  Alberta Texture Map What kind of visual landscape is specific to Alberta? What do you see and how does it make you feel? Explore these questions and more while visiting our exhibition Rough Country, and discover how artists have interpreted and represented our province. Follow up and make your own texture map with plasticine.  

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members October 14 Figure Drawing Using charcoal, inks and conté, sketch from a live model and study drawing fundamentals such as tone, line and perspective. Work on gesture and balance to explore the anatomy of the human form. Note: This class will include a nude model and will begin promptly at 7 pm. Doors will be closed at 7:05 pm

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Tour for Tots: 3D Photography

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission October 21  3D Photography Look, move and discover the variety of visual lines and textures within the AGA. Working with old photos, cut out your favorite lines, then fold, bend, and twist to create a surprising photo sculpture inspired by Tyler Los Jones.

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members October 21 Fleeting Moments Gather inspiration from our collection exhibition Rough Country and use video and sound to explore movement, time and fleeting emotions in this fun multi-media studio.

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Tour for Tots: Spooky Art Adventures

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission October 28  Spooky Art Adventures Let the drama of Halloween move you! Dress up in your home made costume (if you like!),and join us for games and spooky adventures at the gallery. Top off the morning by creating a fun Halloween masterpiece to take home.

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members October 28 Collagraph Combine collage and printmaking to create a series of prints inspired by our exhibition CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours. Use sandpaper, string, cut card, cardboard and other found objects to construct your own collagraph plate.  Learn to edition your images to complete your suite.

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November 2015
Free with Gallery Admission

Tours for Tots: Self-Portraits

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission November 4 Self-Portraits Visit the portraits in the Dana Holst exhibit, and warm up your drawing skills with some sketching challenges. When you’re ready to create, look at yourself in a mirror and master the art of self-portraits!

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members November 4 Tape: Large Scale Drawing Use coloured tape and paper to ‘draw’ on the gallery walls in this experimental studio! Get inspired by the work of street artists before creating your own large scale group drawings in the TD Education Gallery.

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Tours for Tots: Express Yourself! (Studio)

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission November 11  Express Yourself! (Studio) Search for colour and mood in our new exhibition Living Building Thinking: Art and Expressionism, then head into the studio to express your own feelings, using your body to paint with colour and movement!

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members November 11 Watercolour Illustrations Drip, blot, wipe and play in a series of watercolour investigations that include colour, texture and resist techniques. Create a series of sketches inspired by our show, Living, Building, Thinking: Art and Expressionism.

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Tours for Tots: New Perspective

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission November 18 New Perspective Step into the BMO World of Creativity: Presto Lumo and see the world from a different angle. With paper, ruler, pencils and markers as your tools, take on a perspective challenge!

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members November 18 Figurative Clay Work from a live model to practice sketching the figure before creating your own sculpture using clay, wire and mixed-media. Work on gesture and balance to explore how motion is represented through sculpture. Note: This class will include a nude model and will begin promptly at 7 pm. Doors will be closed at 7:05 pm

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Tours for Tots: Collage by Touch

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission November 25  Collage by Touch Visit Alberta artist Chris Cran’s survey exhibition, CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours, and use your imagination to enter the artwork. How does the work feel? Rough? Smooth? Bumpy? Choose your favorite textures and make your own texture tableau by layering mixed media materials.

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members November 25 Drawing Experiments Incorporate graphite, charcoal and ink in this drawing workshop to create unique compositions inspired by Expressionist artists. Work with tone and shadow to explore mood and story in images.

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December 2015
Free with Gallery Admission

Tours for Tots: Play with Shapes

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission December 2 Play with Shapes Ready, set, GO! Find as many shapes as you can in the Rough Country exhibit, then roll the dice and discover how many circles, squares, and other shapes you will have to create your masterpiece!

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members December 2 Surrealist Games Games are for artists too! Work in this studio on games projects related to Surrealism. Combine images to create an exquisite corpse, develop automatic drawings, and create a ‘Cubomania’ collage!

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Tours for Tots: The Magic of Colour (Studio)

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission December 9 The Magic of Colour (Studio) Look at the BMO World of Creativity: Presto Lumo through the colour lenses and see what happens! Learn more about colour mixing and start a hands-on painting experiment.

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members December 9 Packing Tape Casting Learn the basics of casting using an everyday material, packing tape! Come prepared to cast your hand or your foot in this unique studio class.

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Tours for Tots: Fibre Art

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For families and kids aged 3-5 Wednesdays, 10-11 am Free with Gallery admission December 16  Fibre Art Explore the new works in Charrette Roulette: Exposed Collaborative Design Practices and check out how fibre is used in art. Connect shape, line, colour and texture to make a unique fiber creation.

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Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Studio: Adult Drop-In Workshops Wednesdays 7–9 pm $18/ $16 AGA Members December 16 Illustrative Self-Portraits Examine the portraits in CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours, then work in the studio to create a self-portrait using ink and watercolour washes. Experiment with illustration techniques to make your own unique masterpiece.

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