James Wilson Morrice made hundreds of small oil sketches on board before working some of them up into larger paintings. Apply thick layers of paint on board using unconventional materials such as drywall mud and tempera paint, to create your own thick painting.
Visit the RBC Work Room and see what artist Samantha Walrod is up to. In the studio, re-interpret found imagery and texture to challenge notions of nature and landscape. Experiment with layers of ink, paint, found images, cut paper and image transfer techniques to complete an artwork.
Li Salay examines emerging themes and commonalities found in contemporary Métis art practice including kinship, labour, the body and land. Visit the Gallery to discover more about this ground-breaking exhibition before heading into the studio.
Be inspired by M.N. Hutchinson’s photograph The Pre-History of M.N. Hutchinson: Site #24, currently on display in Manning Hall, and experiment with perspective, distortion and dry media on paper to create a series of small scale drawings. Attach these drawings to the pages of an accordion book to create your own panoramic image.
Learn the basics of clay sculpture, including instructions to build an armature, and additive and reductive techniques. Study shape and form in our current exhibitions before putting it all together to create a sculptural object.