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Documenting your Artwork from Home With Don Hall

Sunday, July 26

2 - 4 PM

Zoom online video conference (the AGR will contact registrants with a link for the Zoom webinar two days before the workshop)


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This workshop equips artists to take excellent photographs to document their work regardless of experience level using anything from basic equipment, like built-in smartphone cameras, to digital DLSR cameras with manual controls and lighting kits. 


Don will instruct artists on the importance of good quality documentation and present practical examples to illustrate theory and technique for photographing two-dimensional painting, two-dimensional work framed under glass, small three-dimensional sculpture and large installations. Photo documentation basics including white balance, simple backgrounds for 3D works, sizing and editing the image will be covered.


This class will introduce artists to the equipment needed, basic exposure theory, and camera controls. The quality & characteristics of light as it applies to photography are particular areas of focus. Don will discuss how to work with various lighting conditions: constant vs. electronic flash, hot lights vs. LED, and artificial light vs. ambient natural light. Don will also address how to achieve the best quality of ambient light. 


The workshop is structured to provide ample time for questions and individualized feedback in the latter half of the workshop.

Don Hall studied at the University of Saskatchewan's Regina Campus (1968-1970) and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (1970-1972). His photographs are represented in many public and private collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The RemaiModern, the Canada Council Art Bank and the CBC.


In 1989, Hall co-edited (with Randy Burton) Between Time and Place: Contemporary Saskatchewan Photography (Fifth House Publishers). Hall was Manager of the Photography Department at the University of Regina until 2015, and has been a sessional lecturer in the Departments of Film and Visual Arts. He often documents exhibitions at the AGR, the Dunlop Art Gallery and the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

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Expressive Brushwork en Plein Air with DeLee Grant

Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 2020

10 AM – 4 PM

Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre/Les Sherman Park

Sunday only: $ 110 members/$150 non-members

Saturday & Sunday: $180 members/$230 non-members

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In this two-day plein air workshop, participants will learn how to choose a subject, how to deal with rapidly changing light when painting outdoors, and how to simplify the landscape expressively.

DeLee will share the techniques she uses when painting outdoors and various approaches to capture scenes in their natural light. The fundamental principles of painting, including how to create compelling compositions, value patterns, colour harmony and brushwork, will be discussed. She will also discuss the benefits of using a limited palette for outdoor work. Demos, conducted in oil, short lectures and one-on-one time with the instructor, will reinforce these concepts. This workshop is suitable for all media and all levels, from novice to advanced.  Novice students are advised to sign up for the two day session, while advanced students may wish to sign up for only Sunday's class. 

DeLee Grant participated in her first plein air workshop in 2007 at the world-renowned Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus, where she discovered her passion for painting en plein air (in the open air). It was a natural merger between her love for painting and the great outdoors. She continued to hone her skills by training with internationally acclaimed artists in France, Italy, Canada and the USA. She has travelled extensively and painted plein air landscapes in North America and Europe. Her pursuit of excellence is being rewarded. In 2016, she received an Award of Merit at the Escalante Canyons Art Festival (Utah), where she competed with artists from all over the US and some as far away as England. In 2019, she received the Award of Excellence at the Escalante Canyons Art Festival (Utah). She is currently represented by the LOBBY GALLERY (Regina Performing Arts Centre, Regina, SK). As well she is a member of the Brushworks Art Guild, Art Gallery of Regina, CARFAC, and is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. 

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Open Studio Projects with Ward Schell

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


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 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

Art Gallery of Regina
2420 Elphinstone Street, PO Box 1790
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3C8