WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

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Messages from the Rocks - Stories of the Invisible: Nature Walks, Electronic Bat Detectors and More

REGISTER for participatory experiences in conjunction with the Main Gallery exhibition Messages from the Rocks - Stories of the Invisible unfolding over three weeks.

 

The artists, Linda Duvall (Saskatoon) and Jillian McDonald (Brooklyn, NY), invite Regina residents to join them for free "nature walks" led by scientists, Knowledge Keepers, and audio artists. The walks are opportunities to discover what we may typically fail to notice: animals in the urban landscape, spirits that live on the Land, and sounds of animals and electronics beyond human hearing.

 
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This walk is part of Linda Duvall and Jillian McDonald’s community-engaged art project for the Art Gallery of Regina, Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible. The artists invite people to imagine and share stories of the unseen forces that animate the land.

Nature walks direct attention to animals that we may not normally observe, spirits that live on the land and the un-observable slowness of geological change. Their project acknowledges non-Western systems of knowledge and the transformative power of imagination.

To learn more about free, creative and interactive ways to connect to Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible, visit visit our project page.

EVENT: Invisible Animals

DATE: Sunday, May 29

TIME: 2-4 PM

LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina

COST: Free (register online or call 306-522-5940)

This walk is led by Ryan Fisher, Curator of Vertebrate Biology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum who will guide participants in this walk to observe animals that we may not normally see.

All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for children's safety and conduct.

Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity, wear walking shoes and bring water and snacks.

Participants, the artists, and the walk leader will meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Art Gallery of Regina (inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street). Walks will proceed throughout the surrounding parklands.

 

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EVENT: Build An Electronic Bat Detector

DATE: Thursday, June 2

TIME: 7-8 PM

LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina

COST: $40 (register online or call 306-522-5940)

Ernie Dulanowsky of holophon audio arts will guide you through the process of building and using an electronic bat detector. This workshop is suitable for those without electronics experience.

The cost of the workshop includes all the electronics components required to build a bat detector. The completed bat detector is yours to keep and track bats with!

Participants may choose to join the free Bat Sighting Nature Walk following the workshop from 8-10 pm. The walk is led by Mark Brigham, Professor in the department of Biology at the University of Regina. Professor Brigham counts bats among his research interests and will direct participants to observe the nocturnal animals with calls outside the range of human hearing.

All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for children's safety and conduct.

Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity, wear walking shoes and bring water and snacks.

Participants, the artists, and the walk leader will meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Art Gallery of Regina (inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street). Walks will proceed throughout the surrounding parklands.

This walk is part of Linda Duvall and Jillian McDonald’s community-engaged art project for the Art Gallery of Regina, Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible. The artists invite people to imagine and share stories of the unseen forces that animate the land.

Nature walks direct attention to animals that we may not normally observe, spirits that live on the land and the un-observable slowness of geological change. Their project acknowledges non-Western systems of knowledge and the transformative power of imagination.

To learn more about free, creative and interactive ways to connect to Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible, visit visit our project page.

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EVENT: Bats Nature Walk

DATE: Thursday, June 2

TIME: 8-10 PM

LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina

COST: Free (register online or call 306-522-5940)

This walk is led by Mark Brigham, Professor in the department of Biology at the University of Regina. Professor Brigham counts bats among his research interests and will direct participants to observe the nocturnal animals with calls outside the range of human hearing.

Participants may choose to construct their own electronic bat detector ($40) in the preceding Build A Bat Detector workshop (7-8 PM).

All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for children's safety and conduct.

Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity, wear walking shoes and bring water and snacks.

Participants, the artists, and the walk leader will meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Art Gallery of Regina (inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street). Walks will proceed throughout the surrounding parklands.

This walk is part of Linda Duvall and Jillian McDonald’s community-engaged art project for the Art Gallery of Regina, Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible. The artists invite people to imagine and share stories of the unseen forces that animate the land.

Nature walks direct attention to animals that we may not normally observe, spirits that live on the land and the un-observable slowness of geological change. Their project acknowledges non-Western systems of knowledge and the transformative power of imagination.

To learn more about free, creative and interactive ways to connect to Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible, visit visit our project page.

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EVENT: The Land Nature Walk

DATE: Sunday, June 5

TIME: 2-4 PM

LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina

COST: Free (register online or call 306-522-5940)

This walk is led This walk is led by Lorne Kequahtooway, co-founder of Buffalo Peoples Arts Institute. Participants are invited to form an intimate connection to and respect for the land and waters around us all who inhabit them.

 

All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for children's safety and conduct.

Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity, wear walking shoes and bring water and snacks.

Participants, the artists, and the walk leader will meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Art Gallery of Regina (inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street). Walks will proceed throughout the surrounding parklands.

This walk is part of Linda Duvall and Jillian McDonald’s community-engaged art project for the Art Gallery of Regina, Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible. The artists invite people to imagine and share stories of the unseen forces that animate the land.

Nature walks direct attention to animals that we may not normally observe, spirits that live on the land and the un-observable slowness of geological change. Their project acknowledges non-Western systems of knowledge and the transformative power of imagination.

To learn more about free, creative and interactive ways to connect to Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible, visit visit our project page.

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EVENT: Birds Nature Walk

DATE: Thursday, June 9

TIME: 7-9 PM

LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina

COST: Free (register online or call 306-522-5940)

This walk is led by field biologist Jordan Rustad. Jordan will guide participants to observe the not-so-obvious avian animals living amongst us.

All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for children's safety and conduct.

Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity, wear walking shoes and bring water and snacks.

Participants, the artists, and the walk leader will meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Art Gallery of Regina (inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street). Walks will proceed throughout the surrounding parklands.

This walk is part of Linda Duvall and Jillian McDonald’s community-engaged art project for the Art Gallery of Regina, Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible. The artists invite people to imagine and share stories of the unseen forces that animate the land.

Nature walks direct attention to animals that we may not normally observe, spirits that live on the land and the un-observable slowness of geological change. Their project acknowledges non-Western systems of knowledge and the transformative power of imagination.

To learn more about free, creative and interactive ways to connect to Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible, visit visit our project page.

Still Life Sundays

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DATES Sundays, January 30, February 27, April 24, May 29

TIME 2-4 pm

LOCATION Zoom video conference or in-person

COST FREE

Register online  or call 306-522-5940

Join the AGR for a free, drop-in still life drawing and socializing session over Zoom video conference. AGR staff and board members will guide participants through drawing exercises to sharpen observational skills, try new drawing techniques, and experiment with media.
On Sunday, May 29, join us in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre's Board Room (either virtually or in-person) from  2-4 PM .
 
Dry drawing media (pencil, charcoal, conté, pen and graphite) and lots of paper are recommended for this session.

Thank you to SaskTel for sponsoring this unique opportunity to combine art-making, socializing and communications technology!

 

If you are joining us in-person, we are located at 2420 Elphinstone Street. We request that in-person attendees wear a medical masks and keep each other safe by maintaining a safe social distance.

Call the Art Gallery of Regina at 306-522-5940 if you have difficulties joining our online meeting.

 

Register on the AGR website with your email address to receive a Zoom meeting link; this link is valid for all sessions. Participants provide their own drawing materials. A video and sound-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone with the Zoom application installed and connected to the internet is required to participate.

Watch the February 27 Still Life Sunday on YouTube Live

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Photographs of the compositions we drew on the February 27th Still Life Sunday. We started by drawing value (highlights, shadow and intervening values) of a single, clear glass jar, then moved to the complex composition of coloured glass with strong light source from the left.

Follow along with a recording of Still Life Sunday by clicking the YouTube and Facebook links above.

Watch the February 27 Still Life Sunday on Facebook Live

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Please read and adhere to the Art Gallery of Regina's COVID-19 protocols.

  • The Art Gallery of Regina requests that workshop participants provide proof vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result and wear a medical mask indoors, since social distancing may not be possible in a workshop setting.

  • 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 outside of Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre building hours.

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