Inspired by the William Townsend exhibition, let’s look at Edmonton in some new ways. Drawing from memory, and then from what you are looking at, hone your skills at seeing. Develop this into a drawing with strings and yarn and watch your line become sculpture. Weather permitting: outdoor sketching!
Play using your 5 senses! Visit the Peter von Tiesenhausen’s exhibition: Songs for Pythagoras and create sketches based on 5 artworks. Transform these into charcoal sensory drawings: explorations of how you can use your medium to enhance any particular sense.
Have a project you want to finish? How about something you want to start making? Or maybe you just want to tinker with some new 2dimensional mediums or techniques? Come make use of our open studio & array of resources to create whatever’s been stuck in your head.
Learn how artists reclaim, rediscover, and reuse found objects from the world around them in order to produce new art made from old stuff. Create a sculpture out of all sorts of materials and then watch it transform using the magic of paintdipping.
Think simple shapes are boring? Think again! Investigate William Townsend’s Painting Alberta, Details of Canada for ways to create intriguing landscapes using only simple shapes & colours. Then create your own Canadian landscape with only construction paper, scissors, and glue.
Dive into the unconscious side of creation! See how Gloria Mok’s Metamorphosis highlights the impossibleto-plan-for nature of art-making. Then play in-studio with a variety of collaging materials & ink washes to see what sort of art you can create!
Art is made everywhere, so let’s go outside and paint the world around us! Armed with only a pencil, a brush, and a set of watercolours, we’ll explore the act of painting outside, or “en plein air”.. Don’t worry about poor weather we’ve got our own indoor forest with the Wild Woods exhibit, if need be.
The delight is in the details! Consider Hubert Hohn’s Edmonton Entrances and Suburban Landscapes as a story of local domestic architecture and how we often miss the details of things we see everyday. Turn Hohn’s photographs into multilayered reductive block prints of your own design, in order to tell a familiar story about your home.