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



Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021

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.


Open Studio Projects with Ward Schell
POSTPONED (Date to be confirmed in May, pending COVID-19 numbers and restrictions.)

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.   

Open Studio Projects is an opportunity for participants to get feedback on works-in-progress or begin new work in the media of their choice. Ward offers his insights on diverse aspects of the creative process, including dynamic composition, mixing bold and harmonious colours; he also offers guidance on making decisions about your work and amplifying your drawing and painting techniques. Finally, he provides 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 help you achieve 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.


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 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