WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

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* If you registered for an online class and haven't received a Zoom meeting link via email, check your junk mail folder or call the gallery.

 

SHOW AND SALE Q & A

ONLINE WORKSHOP

Date: Monday March 22, 2021

Time: 7 pm - 8 pm

Location: Zoom video conference

Fee: Free!

Register ONLINE or call 306-522-5940

Are you interested in the show and sale, but have questions about participating?  Join us and guest Russel Clarke of Black Dog Art Supply to talk about prices, materials, photographing your work, and more!   

Register online or by phoning, and you'll receive the Zoom link to this workshop the Friday prior to the event!

image: Ruth Chambers, Looking at Hollyhocks, et alia, 2018-2021. Photo courtesy of the artist.

SCULPTING PORCELAIN FROM LIFE WITH RUTH CHAMBERS

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, March 27

Time: 10 am - 4 pm (1-hour lunch break)

Location: SILT Studios, 200-2275 Albert St

Fee: $235 members, $275 non-members

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Observation is the foundation of creation. Professor Ruth Chambers invites beginner and experienced ceramic artists to carefully observe and sculpt porcelain from life conveying sensitivity, amplifying empathy for the still life subject, and appreciating the sensual tactility of this delicate material in this day-long workshop held at SILT studios.

 

Learn the specialized methods developed over years of experimentation developing a special formulation of porcelain that has delicacy and strength and is prepared in such a way that it is malleable and resilient enough to sculpt by hand.

 

Workshop fee includes specially-prepared porcelain and kiln costs to dry and fire participants’ completed pieces. Pieces will not be glazed and re-fired, instead participants will learn how to colour their sculptures by incorporating stain pigments into the clay body itself.

 

Please observe social distancing protocols, wear a mask and follow sanitation procedures.

workshop offered in partnership with SILT Studio, Regina.

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image: Ruth Chambers, Looking at Hollyhocks, et alia, 2018-2021. Photo courtesy of the artist.

SCULPTING PORCELAIN FROM LIFE WITH RUTH CHAMBERS

ONLINE DEMO

Date: Friday, March 26

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Location: Zoom video conference

Fee: $10

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Ruth Chambers shares her creative process, rooted in minute and careful observation of bulbs and flowers at all stages in their life cycle in this online Zoom video conference demo. Watch as she delicately sculpts blooms and roots in porcelain, and glean insight into her unique approaches, such as working coloured porcelain slip into the clay body to tint her sculpted objects.

 

JESSICA MORGUN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Saskatoon artist Jessica Morgun invites AGR members to have a conversation with her about lost belongings. The artist asks participants to describe the missing object, concentrating on how it relates to the body rather than visual likeness.

Working from these descriptions, the artist then sculpts a replacement for the absent object. The artist will display the funerary procession of monuments to the lost in a two-person exhibition with Tamara Rusnak, Imagined Objects, in August and September 2021.

Consultations with Morgun will take place over Zoom video conference.
If you do not have a computer with video camera and microphone, the AGR can provide a safe and private computer for your meeting.

Fill out and submit the form below to sign up for a 30-minute consultation with the artist.

sign up for a Think of a Lost Thing consultation
Select your preferred appointment times
 

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STILL LIFE SUNDAYS

ONLINE DRAWING & SOCIALIZING

Date: Sunday, March 28

Time: 2–4 pm

Location: Zoom video conference

Fee: free for members

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Join the Art Gallery of Regina on the last Sunday afternoon of each month for a free, drop-in still-life drawing and socializing session over Zoom video conference from 2-4 PM.

We recognize how important opportunities for creativity, conversation and positive activity are with the curtailing of socializing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Zoom link will be emailed out to our members on the Friday before our Sunday Afternoon Zoom Drawing Session and posted on the Art Gallery of Regina’s website.

 

Get your pencil ready for the second session, led by a member of the Art Gallery of Regina’s Board of Directors. Tune in to view a live video feed of our still life arrangement, chat with other AGR members and spend time online constructively.

Materials: lots of paper + drawing media of your choice (pencil, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, India ink, markers) + computer or device equipped with internet, camera and microphone. 

 

Subsequent Still Life Sundays will take place on: April 25, May 30, 2021.

 

Open Studio Projects with Ward Schell
POSTPONED

Elphinstone Seniors' Center (2404 Elphinstone St.)
$145 members/$175 non-members

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This open studio workshop allows students to work in a studio environment with the close guidance of professional artist and art educator, Ward Schell.  

You are invited to bring in works in progress, or new work to be initiated, in the medium of your choice. Ward will help you, on all levels of the creative process including dynamic composition, mixing bold and harmonious colours, make select decisions about your work and add to your drawing and painting techniques.  He will also provide you tips on constructive observation and how to move forward positively after each studio session. 

Ward’s passion for art and genuine enthusiasm in working with students will assist you in achieving your goals in this relaxed one on one open studio concept.


Ward Schell received his art education at the Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver, the University of Regina, and the Banff School of Fine Arts.  Over the last 22 years he has exhibited his work nationally in many solo and group exhibitions.
Since 1990, Schell has been teaching a variety of painting and drawing classes at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina and has given numerous workshops on drawing and painting throughout Saskatchewan.


Schell was the Artist in Residence for painting at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre between 1994 and 1998 and was also awarded a Saskatchewan Arts Board, Artist in Residence grant along with his wife, artist Jennifer McRorie, for the Town of Regina Beach in 1998-99.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Please read and adhere to the Art Gallery of Regina and The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre's COVID-19 protocols.

  • Workshop attendees must wash or disinfect hands thoroughly upon entering the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.

  • No more than two people at once are allowed in each of the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre washrooms.

  • Use the indicated entry and exit doors and follow directional arrows in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre hallways. Do not exit through the entrance and vice-versa.

  • Those with mobility issues may enter and exit through the designated exit door near the accessible parking stalls. Please ring the bell (press for 30 seconds) for entry.

  • Under the direction of SaskHealth, the use of non-medical masks is in indoor public places in Saskatchewan, including the Art Gallery of Regina and Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.

  • All workshop attendees must wear masks and adhere to social distancing practices (maintain a distance of 2 metres or 6 feet).

  • Instructors and workshop attendees are asked to provide their own masks; if you do not have a mask, please request a disposable mask from AGR staff.

  • The AGR is not able to provide refreshments due to concerns over spreading COVID-19. Students should bring their coffee, tea, other beverages and snacks, and avoid sharing refreshments and close contact while eating. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

 

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY                                             

  1. Due to the administrative work involved in processing refunds, the AGR charges a $15 processing fee on refunds. 

  2. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by email (to AGR@sasktel.net) or physical letter (to Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, PO Box 1790, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3C8). 

  3. Requests for refunds of regular workshop fees must be received at least 15 days before the workshop start date. 

  4.  Requests for refunds of annual fall workshop fees must be received at least 30 days before the workshop start date. 

  5. In exceptional circumstances, such as illness, or family emergency, workshop fees will be refunded after the cancellation date has passed and the administrative fee will be waived. 
    **The AGR will not be enforcing its refund policy during curtailing of public activities due to COVID-19