Friday, August 22, 2008

Fall 2008 Workshop Schedule

Artemisia

34A Main St., Westport, (613) 273-8775 , artemisia@kingston.net

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER WORKSHOPS

* indicates a change from earlier schedule

Drawing and Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bonnie McLean

In this series of open studios, Bonnie will be available to guide you in the basics of drawing and painting, as well as giving feedback for converting your drawings to paintings to create a masterpiece. Bonnie will also be giving tips to help you paint with acrylics and convert your drawings to colourful works of art. aspects of drawing.

Class dates: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 30, 2008
November 6, 13, 20, 27,

Class time:
10 am1 pm OR 6 pm – 9 pm

Fee: $15.00 per session or all 10 sessions for $100.00. Bring your own materials.

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This Amazing Polymer Clay * . . . . . . . . . . Georgia Ferrell

A series of open workshops in which we will start with the basics of working with polymer and explore some of the fundamental techniques such as making canes, mokume gane, stamping, basic sculpting, and we will use these techniques to decorate items of home decor. We will also learn a variety of techniques and cover Bottles of Hope which will be donated to our local cancer centers and given to those undergoing chemo and other cancer treatments.

Class dates and times: Mondays, Septermber 22 - Nov. 3, 6 - 9 pm. see also open studio info below.

Fee: $10.00 per session
Material kits with clay and tools will be available for purchase at the workshop for $10.00.

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Floorcloths . . . . . . . . . . . . .Isidora Spielmann

....charming and as unique as the hand that creates it, the floor cloth is an easy maintenance, effective addition to one's home. You may need a square to fit under your coffee table, a half moon for the area by the sink or a mat for your entrance. There are no limits to the shape and size or your floor decoration.

Using paint brushes or stencils with acrylics, we have books for inspiration and workshop facilitator Isidora has the experience to help you with design as well as the technical details. If you want to copy a traditional pattern or follow your own ideas, you will find encouragement and enthusiasm with us.

For this beginners one-day-workshop we will limit the size of mat to 2-4 sq.ft.

Please call Isidora 613-273-3359 7-10 days prior to the workshop so we can have the best shape and colours prepared for you. If you have paint brushes or stencils you are welcome to bring them.

Class dates: September 23, 2008
Class time: 10 am4 pm

Fee: $70.00 plus a materials fee which includes prepared canvas & paints: $24.00

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Kaleidoscopes ~ The Science and the MAGIC! * . . . . . . .Georgia Ferrell

Part One: Mirrors in this workshop we will learn about mirrors and how to assemble a three mirror system for a kaleidoscope. We will also discuss the various types of scopes and other pertinent information such as lenses, image patterns, etc.

Part Two: Chambers we will also talk about chambers and what to fill them with, and the various types you can assemble. We will assemble a basic chamber.

Part Three: Assembling the basic scope using a simple cardboard tube we will assemble a basic scope.

In this workshop we will learn about kaleidoscopes, a bit about the physics that make the magic.

We will start with the mirror assembly, learn about chambers and eye pieces and then using a simple tube construct a basic tumblescope.

Class date: Saturday, October 4, 2008; OR Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Class time:
9:30 am – 4 pm

Fee: $60.00 plus a materials fee: $15.00 for front surface mirrors, tube, chamber and bits.

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Watercolour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stephen Rothwell. This workshop is full. please call to be put on a waiting list for a november workshop. 613-273-8775

A workshop designed for those artists wishing to develop a loose, wet on wet technique using bold colour with an emphasis on capturing light and shadow. Day 1 focuses on techniques involved in peaceful water scenes and day 2 the focus will be buildings with an emphasis on perspective and light and shadow.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced -- knowledge of colours, experience doing washes and wet on wet, stretching and preparing paper. Having participated in other watercolour workshops or classes is also recommended.

Fee: $150.00

Materials list available on registration, or call for more information 613-273-8775.

Class dates: September 27 and 28, 2008
Class time: 9 am4 pm


Please Note: Our space is limited. Places will be held on a first come, first serve basis with a deposit of 50% of the workshop fee. You can get your registration form and pay your deposit at the store, by mail or by email (we require your signature on credit card payments please print out your emailed documents, sign and return to us in order for us to confirm your place in the workshop).

Payment Cancellation refunds will apply only with notice given two weeks prior to the workshop date or a medical emergency of yourself or immediate family.

34A Main St., Westport, (613) 273-8775 , artemisia@kingston.net


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

Handbuilding with clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isidora Spielmann

(youth who can work independently are most welcome)

On two consecutive evenings (one week apart) we will explore various ways of handbuilding with clay: pinching, coiling and slab work. From small cups to dishes, try your hand at a sculptural vase or even a teapot.

The third evening will be used to glaze or paint the one-time fired pieces to give them the look you desire.

Class Dates: November 4, 11 and 25, 2008
Class times:
4 pm7 pm

Fee: $75.00 plus a materials fee which includes 20lb of clay and 2 firings $23.00.
A glazing fee to be determined at the workshop.

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Papermaking and Card Making . . . . . . . . . . . . Bonnie McLean

Making Paper

In the first two sessions students will learn the basics of papermaking, from learning about materials to familiarizing themselves with the vocabulary and equipment used for papermaking. Starting with raw fibre and proceeding, step by step, to produce a handmade piece of paper. More artistic creations can be worked on, such as embedding foreign objects, laminating and collage making.

Making Cards

In the third session of the series, students will use their own handmade paper to create cards using paint, photographs and other embellishments. So bring photos or other items you wish to use to decorate your cards. Basic materials will be supplied.

Class dates: Session 1 October 29,
Session 2 November 12, 2008
Session 3
November 19, 2008

Class times: 10 am – 4 pm

Fee: $60.00 per session or $150.00 for all three, plus a one time materials fee of $10.00



NOVEMBER/DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

CREATE ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Georgia Ferrell

This series of workshops is designed to free your creative spirit and will focus on the playful aspect of creating. We will use paints and paper, wire, beads, paper mache, polymer and air dry clays, fabric and textiles, yarns and ribbons. We will stamp and texture, sew and stencil among other techniques. This will be a fun series – come to one or come to all four. Some sessions will likely get messy, so wear old clothes or bring a smock or apron!

Class dates: November 10, 17, 24, and December 1, 2008

Class times: 6 - 9 pm

Fee: $50.00 per session, or all four sessions for $175.00 fee includes all materials



OPEN STUDIO WORKSHOPS

Open studios*

Open studios will be available for anyone interested in working with a group of likeminded artists, with some instruction/advice available.

Fees: $10.00 per session;

Open Studio Polymer Clay Mondays, September 29, October 6, 20, November 3, 6 - 9 pm

Additional open studios in all media will be scheduled as requested by those interested.

WORKSHOPS FORCAST FOR 2009

Information for January, February and March Classes and Workshops will be available in November, 2008.

Children’s classes and arty parties will also be starting in January, 2009.

For further information for any class or workshop, please contact Georgia at 613-273-8775.

Please Note: Our space is limited. Places will be held on a first come, first serve basis with a deposit of 50% of the workshop fee. You can get your registration form and pay your deposit at the store, by mail or by email (we require your signature on credit card payments please print out your emailed documents, sign and return to us in order for us to confirm your place in the workshop).

Payment Cancellation refunds will apply only with notice given two weeks prior to the workshop date or a medical emergency of yourself or immediate family.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Summer Update!

We have been so busy at the gallery, that i haven't had time to update the blog for weeks!

I am happy to say that that is a very good thing, for our artists have been very well received and our sales have been very good. We have added several new artists and now we represent
28 local artists here at Artemisia.

I have also been busy creating a web site for the gallery and our associated businesses -- art conservation; signs, logo design and illustration, and murals; and picture framing.

In the next few blogs our artists will be presented with a photo or two of their work.

We are also now a part of Explore Westport online, in the directory click on art conservation, art gallery, picture framing or signs.

Come back soon for more updates and photos.