WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

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INTRODUCTION TO SILK SCREENING WITH NIC WILSON

Date: Friday, January 22

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Location: Art Gallery of Regina

Fee: $110 members $150 non members

Participation is limited to 4 people; one spot remaining!

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Learn to screen print multi-colour images in this 4-hour workshop led by artist Nic Wilson. Suitable for those new to print-making, Wilson will walk participants through the screen printing process, from choosing an image that will reproduce well, separating elements to be screened separately in different colours, cutting the stencil and registering the print to align different coloured passes. Participants will take away a two-colour print screened on paper.

 

Materials and Supplies: The AGR will provide pre-stretched silkscreens, squeegees, screen printing ink, and paper for the workshop (costs included in registration fee). Participants are advised to bring several example images that they would like to screen-print, pencils, sketchbook or paper and a small Exacto knife.
 

Nic Wilson (he/they) is an artist and writer who was born on the unceded Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik) territory now known as Fredericton, NB in 1988. He graduated with a BFA from Mount Allison University, unceded Mi’kmaq territory, in 2012, and an MFA from the University of Regina, Treaty Four Territory, in 2019.

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.

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STILL LIFE SUNDAYS

ONLINE DRAWING & SOCIALIZING

Date: Sunday, January 31

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 first session, led by the Art Gallery of Regina’s Curator of Exhibitions and Programming, Sandee Moore. 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: February 28, March 28, April 25, May 30, 2021.

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.

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.

Intuitive Acrylic Painting and Collage Workshop with Joan Fullerton

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to the uncertainty regarding U.S-Canada travel and group gatherings, this workshop is postponed until 2021 or 2022.  Please watch for updates. 

This class will take you beyond any worn out or predictable painting methods. We will experiment with innovative techniques and a mindset of relaxed awareness, designed to cultivate curiosity and self-confidence.

Inspiring demos, lots of time to paint and group critiques will reinforce design and mindset objectives. Critiques will model how to discuss paintings with nonjudgmental language that educates you to see more and to appreciate whatever might show up so that you and your art will flourish.

I'll help you to dismiss that "mean ole inner critic" for greater productivity and authenticity.


People being more open and creative when they "play" requires us to indulge in the ridiculous and outrageous, so plan on some goofy behaviour and much laughter.

Discussions will address confidence, procrastination, vulnerability, curiosity, courage, inspiration, intuition, metaphor, symbolic elements, competition, belief systems, and more! I’ll help you dismiss that “mean ole inner critic” for greater productivity and authenticity.

People being more open and creative when they “play”, requires us to indulge in the ridiculous and outrageous, so plan on some goofy behavior and much laughter. 

All levels of experience are encouraged to attend.

Joan Fullerton holds BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Wyoming. She was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award while a college art instructor at Laramie County Community College from 1990 to 2003 in Cheyenne, WY. In 2003 she made the leap of faith to relocate and paint full-time in Taos, NM. Following several successful exhibitions, during her 8 years in Taos, Fullerton made her mark and established her reputation as a respected artist and teacher. In 2010 she moved to the Denver area where she paints in the studio when not traveling across the US and to Canada and Europe to conduct art workshops.

Joan's work has been in galleries, juried shows and museums since the early 70's and she has shown internationally in Italy and Japan. She is published in the 2010 edition of Open Studios Press, Visual Journeys, Art of the 21st Century, and Journeys to Abstraction #3, featured in Acrylic Artist Spring 2017, and the New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Acrylic Painting Techniques by Hazel Harrison. She is the author of “Paint Yourself Free” online painting course. 

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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