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2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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February 2015
$15

Saturday Open Studio: Painted Projections

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Project your ideas onto the wall! Play with painting and composition techniques as you contribute to a larger-than-life collaborative mural. Drop-in classes for kids aged 6-12 Singhmar Centre for Art Education Saturdays, 1-3 pm Cost: $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, explore art-making and inspiring ideas in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy and create in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are…

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March 2015
Free with Gallery Admission

Tours for Tots: Art of Alberta

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

What does art from Alberta look like? Explore the new work in Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art to see what local artists are up to. Be inspired to move and play in Gallery before creating your own Alberta-inspired masterpiece. 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,…

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$15

Saturday Open Studio: Stitched-up Scenes

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let fabric be your paint and a sewing needle your brush! Learn basic sewing techniques to create whimsical fiber landscapes. Drop-in classes for kids aged 6-12 Singhmar Centre for Art Education Saturdays, 1-3 pm Cost: $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, explore art-making and inspiring ideas in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy and create in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are…

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Free with Gallery Admission

Tours for Tots: Something Old, Something New

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Observe in Gallery how artists transform found materials into works of art. Imagine the possibilities of a bottle, door knob or broken toy! Combine these unusual art materials to give them new lives and watch the transformation before your eyes. 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…

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$15

Saturday Open Studio: Moving Pictures

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create art on the move! Get inspired by artists who use video to express themselves and learn how to put your stories in motion. Drop-in classes for kids aged 6-12 Singhmar Centre for Art Education Saturdays, 1-3 pm Cost: $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, explore art-making and inspiring ideas in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy and create in a relaxed, informal environment. All…

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Free with Gallery Admission

Tours for Tots: A Drawing Experiment

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

What is a drawing? What can a drawing be? Be inspired by current exhibitions and artists that challenge accepted ideas of drawing. Explore the endless possibilities of drawing through a variety of simple experiments. 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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Free

Art for Lunch

March 19 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

March 19 with FAVA Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a staggering 24-hour-long video composed of thousands of film clips about time, which runs in real-time. Join us as FAVA (Film and Visual Arts Alberta) reveals the process behind the work’s cuts and splices as commonly seen in pop culture phenomena like viral parody videos and mash-ups.

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Free

Conversation with the Artist – DaveandJenn

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Better known as DaveandJenn, David John Foy, born in Edmonton, Alberta and Jennifer Saleik, born in Velbert, Germany have been working collaboratively since 2004. They studied Fine Art together at MacEwan University and Alberta College of Art + Design. Their joint practice, which includes painting, sculpture and installation, weaves a long view of comparative myth and history together with the more closed off realms of private spectacle and inner landscapes. DaveandJenn were shortlisted for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in…

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$45/ $39 AGA Members

Back to the Future Refinery

March 21 @ 9:00 pm - March 22 @ 2:00 am
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Free with Gallery Admission

BMO All Day Sundays: Pop Art Factory

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Pop” into our new exhibition POP SHOW! and discover the art of the everyday. Take inspiration from artists that pioneered the pop art movement and create Warhol-esque stencil-art, construct pop art plasticine sculptures a là Oldenburg, and craft dot paintings inspired by Lichtenstein. Art activities for all ages Activities | 12-4 pm Free with Gallery Admission BMO All Day Sundays at your AGA feature an afternoon packed full of engaging art-making and exploration! With exciting programs and projects that tie…

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Free with Gallery Admission

Tours for Tots: Painting Party!

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

See, smell and taste colour! Use all of your senses to dance like red or feel like blue. Colours inspire great artists; now let them inspire you! 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…

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$280/$252 AGA Members

2015 Spring ArtBreak

March 31 @ 9:00 am - April 3 @ 4:00 pm

Full Week Camps, 9am-4pm Pop Art Factory Students aged 6-8 years $280/$252 AGA members Register now> Explore the work of pop artists Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein and more in this colourful art camp! Find inspiration wherever you look and experiment with paint, photography and screen printing. This art camp includes out-of-door activities and a special guest artist.  

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$280/$252 AGA Members

2015 Spring ArtBreak

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dazzled by the Everyday Students aged 9-12 years $280/$252 AGA members Register now> Where do artists find inspiration? Like the pop artists featured in Gallery, take a look at the world around you and discover the magic of the everyday. Work, play and create with a variety of techniques including screen printing, papier maché sculpture and collage to bring your ideas to life.  

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April 2015
Free with Gallery Admission

BMO All Day Sundays: Experimental Drawing

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the genius of drawing through novel mark-making techniques and participate in a series of drawing experiments. Play with traditional sketching materials in innovative ways to create a series of unexpected artworks. Art activities for all ages Activities | 12-4 pm Free with Gallery Admission BMO All Day Sundays at your AGA feature an afternoon packed full of engaging art-making and exploration! With exciting programs and projects that tie into our current exhibitions, guests of all ages are encouraged to…

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Free

Art for Lunch

April 16 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

April 16 with Ellen Pyear Pop Show! brings together some of the most infamous artists who blurred the lines between art and advertising, like Andy Warhol, Roy Litchenstein and Richard Hamilton. This Art for Lunch will take a closer look at the intersection between art and advertising, using Pop art as a starting point to think about contemporary trends.  

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Reading Club

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the context of the exhibition Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Curator Kristy Trinier will facilitate a reading session on a text relating to the cultural impact of biennials. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided along with a $5 Zinc cocktail special for a stimulating discussion on the text. A link to the reading can be found below. As space is limited, please register to reserve your seat. Location: Zinc Restaurant, Art Gallery of Alberta Readings The New “Depthiness” e-flux Journal #61…

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