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2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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May 2016

Saturday Open Studio

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

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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Art on the Block

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

3 hours of civility. 5 minutes of mayhem. Art on the Block is the AGA’s annual art auction and cocktail party, and our biggest fundraiser. In 2015, 600 people attended and participated in the “Block”-buster silent auction, filled with incredible art, entertainment, cocktails and unique auction items, raising approximately $122,000! Friday, May 13, 2016 Early Bird Tickets $99 on sale March 17 Regular Tickets $135 on sale April 1 AOTB. It’s a rush. Mark your calendar today! View our Facebook…

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Saturday Open Studio

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

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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Art for Lunch | The Unvarnished Truth

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

Art for Lunch 2016– Now a Tour Program! Third Thursday of the Month 12:10 – 12:50 pm FREE Are you ravenous for deeper learning about art? Join one of our skilled Gallery Attendants each month for an insightful perspective on an AGA exhibition or exhibited artwork, and then explore the core themes through looking at art together. May 19 | The Unvarnished Truth

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Saturday Open Studio

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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Saturday Open Studio

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

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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SWARM: Teens Take Over your AGA!

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SWARM: Teens Take Over your AGA! Free for teens 13-17 Join us and a hundred of your new friends at the AGA for a special night designed for you! Teen nights are a perfect opportunity to see what’s happening at the AGA, make friends with similar interests, and be creative. Stay late, eat snacks, meet an artist and make some art!

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June 2016

Artist in Conversation: Allora and Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, June 2, 6:30 pm Ledcor Theatre Free Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla provide visitors with information on their exhibition Echo to Artifact, opening the same day. Allora and Calzadilla are American artists from Puerto Rico, and the pair has been featured in numerous exhibitions including the 2011 Venice Biennale. Echo to Artifact will focus on new and recent projects ranging from films, sculpture, sound pieces and performances. The exhibition holds a special focus on a series of works created based…

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AGA Members’ Opening | Allora and Calzadilla

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the opening of our new exhibition on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Allora and Calzadilla This event is open to members only. Learn more about becoming a member.

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Saturday Open Studio

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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Saturday Open Studio

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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Saturday Open Studio

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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Saturday Open Studio

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday Open Studio Drop-in studio investigations for students aged 6-12 years Saturdays, 1-3 pm Ongoing January 9 to June 25 $15 Paint, sculpt, draw and design! Each Saturday, get inspired and make some art in these fun drop-in sessions. Through play and creative experiments, Saturday Open Studio offers opportunities to get your hands messy in a relaxed, informal environment. All materials and supplies are included.

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July 2016

Summer ArtBreak Camp |

July 4 @ 9:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm

July 4–8 | Horse Camp Early bird $315/$286 AGA Members After May 31 $335/$306 AGA Members Draw, paint and sculpt horses in the studio before heading to the stables to ride in this perennial favourite ArtBreak Camp. Learn about landscape painting and develop drawing and illustration skills before heading outdoors to create en plein air surrounded by the great outdoors and horses, of course.  This ArtBreak Camp includes two days at Pegasus Stables for horse riding and outdoor activities.

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July 11–15 | Zoo Camp

July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

Early bird $315/$286 AGA Members Ages 6–8 | Register now Ages 9–12  | Register now After May 31 $335/$306 AGA Members Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Work in the studio and on site at the Edmonton Valley Zoo to discover the art of animals. Experiment with 2-D and 3-D drawing, painting and sculpting techniques while exploring the animal world. This ArtBreak Camp includes two days of time at the Zoo.

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July 18–22 | Graphic Fiction

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm

July 18–22 | Graphic Fiction Early bird $260/$250 AGA Members Ages 6–8 | Register now Ages 9–12  | Register now After May 31 $280/$270 AGA Members Calling all artists and graphic fiction fans! From storyboarding to page layout, character creation to narrative structure, learn everything you need to create your own graphic novel. Work with professional illustrators to focus on the art techniques essential for all comic book creators: perspective, figure drawing, portrait styles, inking, colour and layout. This ArtBreak Camp also includes…

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Art for Lunch | A Parallel Excavation:

July 21 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Art for Lunch 2016– Now a Tour Program! Third Thursday of the Month 12:10 – 12:50 pm FREE Are you ravenous for deeper learning about art? Join one of our skilled Gallery Attendants each month for an insightful perspective on an AGA exhibition or exhibited artwork, and then explore the core themes through looking at art together. July 21 | A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater.

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July 25-29 | Art & Letters

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

July 25-29 | Art & Letters Youth camp for students aged 13-17 Early bird $315/$286 AGA Members After May 31 $335/$306 AGA Members Register now Join this interdisciplinary session inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and arm yourself with pencil, pen, brush, marker, ink and acrylic paint. Explore image and text, illustration and print techniques, and emerge with knowledge of a variety of genres. Build your own personal journal, experiment with drawing materials to hone your illustration skills, create your own…

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July 25–29 | Art Lab

July 25 @ 9:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

Early bird $315/$286 AGA Members Ages 6–8 | Register now Ages 9–12  | Register now After May 31 $335/$306 AGA Members Discover the science of art and the art of science in this investigative art camp. Explore the AGA through in-gallery visits and go behind the scenes to discover the science of museums. The art studio becomes an art lab where you will experiment with paint, investigate art technologies and problem-solve art questions. Projects include colour experiments, bio-art investigations, robotic drawing and video…

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Artist in Conversation: JASON DE HAAN: Grey to Pink

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jason De Haan and Curator Kristy Trinier. Friday, July 29, 6:30 pm; free.

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AGA Members’ Opening | Jason de Haan and Beauty’s Awakening

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the opening of two new exhibitions on Friday, July 29, 2016. Jason de Haan and Beauty’s Awakening This event is open to members only. Learn more about becoming a member.

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Sonia Del Re and Dr. Dennis Lanigan in Conversation

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 30, 1 pm Ledcor Theatre $15/10 AGA Members Curator Sonia Del Re and Victorian drawing collector Dr. Dennis Lanigan will be on site to talk about their new exhibition on tour from the National Gallery of Canada. Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection charts the broad evolution of British draftsmanship and illustrates the new appreciation developed for the art of drawing during the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901.…

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August 2016

August 2–5 | Touch Lab (4-day camp)

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm

Early bird $216/$196 AGA Members Ages 6–8 | Register now Ages 9–12  | Register now After May 31 $236/$216 AGA Members During this 4-day ArtBreak camp, build a time machine to travel across time and space and delve into art from the past and the present though current exhibitions to find out how artists use the concept of time in their work, and how art has changed over time from materials to ideas. Get inspired by work in the gallery, and then create…

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August 8–12 | Built Environments

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm

Early bird $260/$250 AGA Members Ages 6–8 | Register now Ages 9–12  | Register now After May 31 $280/$270 AGA Members Model and mold, carve and cast in this 3-D focussed ArtBreak Camp. Use a variety of materials (such as wire, clay, plaster, fabric, mixed media) to create everything from small sculptural projects to large installations and work with guest artists during the week to develop a series of built environments. Drawing inspiration from featured exhibitions, investigate architecture, design and sculpture in-gallery and…

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August 8-12 | Art & Music

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm

Early bird $315 Ages 6–8 | Register now Ages 9–12  | Register now After May 31 $335 The AGA and Winspear Centre pair up to present a special art camp. Throughout the week, you will divide your time between the two organizations, learning to create and respond to stories with visual and musical art. Experience a variety of expressive arts such as music, creative writing, movement, painting, and sketching. Spend time in the Art Gallery of Alberta learning from artists about the techniques…

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August 15-19 | Animation Camp

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Early bird $260/$250 AGA Members Ages 6–8 | Register now Ages 9–12  | Register now After May 31 $280/$270 AGA Members Learn the ins-and-outs of animation in this dynamic ArtBreak Camp! Meet with guest artists and professional illustrators to create a series of animated projects that explore pictures in motion. Start with animation basics including setting, details, character and story development. Explore the gallery to gather ideas, and then work in 2-D and 3-D using a variety of techniques, both traditional and digital,…

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August 17-22 | Portfolio Prep

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 5:00 pm

Youth camp for students aged 13-17 Early bird $315/$286 AGA Members After May 31 $335/$306 AGA Members Register now Ever dreamed of being an artist? We can help! Not only do we know a lot of artists but we know what it takes to be one. Learn what art schools and galleries are looking for in a portfolio and work on projects guaranteed to stand out!

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Art for Lunch | Beauty’s Awakening

August 18 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Art for Lunch 2016– Now a Tour Program! Third Thursday of the Month 12:10 – 12:50 pm FREE Are you ravenous for deeper learning about art? Join one of our skilled Gallery Attendants each month for an insightful perspective on an AGA exhibition or exhibited artwork, and then explore the core themes through looking at art together. August 18: Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection.

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