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Natural Dye & Felting with Melanie Monique Rose

September 19 & 20, 2020

In-person workshop at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre

2420 Elphinstone St.

Members $90 per day |$165 for both days

Non-members $130 per day/ $205 for both days

Register ONLINE or call 306-522-5940

Rainbow Beneath Our Feet - Exploring Natural Dye – Day One

This workshop introduces participants to historical natural dye practices. Artist Melanie Monique Rose will share how she incorporates the search for natural colour into her art practice and will invite you to explore this magical and beautiful process. You will dye both cellulose (plant-derived) and protein (critter-derived) fibres. This introduction to natural dyeing is intended to ignite further exploration into the rainbow beneath our feet! You will finish this workshop with a hand-dyed shawl to take home or (if you are taking Day Two) you can felt onto your shawl!


Needles, Bowls & Beads - Felting with Wool – Day Two

This workshop introduces participants to two-dimensional needle felting and three-dimensional wet felting techniques. Artist Melanie Monique Rose will talk about the history of felting and how she uses this technique in her fibre art practice. Immerse yourself in the tactile and meditative process of felting. Participants will take home a bowl/basket, beads and needle felted artwork.


If you have taken Day One, you may wish to use your dyed materials in this workshop!


Please note: participants can either choose to take Day 1 or Day 2 or take both if they wish!

AGR members save $40. Participants registering for both Natural Dyes and Felting workshops save $15!


Presented alongside, Ritual & Lore, these workshops enrich the understanding of techniques used by artists in our September - October main gallery exhibition.

image: courtesy the artist

Reading Tarot with Susie Gourlay

October 6, 7 - 9 PM

Online workshop over Zoom video conference 

members & non-members $30

Register ONLINE or call 306-522-5940

In this down to earth class, you will learn how to use tarot as a tool for divination, guidance or self-reflection discussing the archetypes and symbols used to tell the story in the cards.


There is no need to memorize the meanings of 78 cards: Susie will help break down the tarot system in a way that is easy to understand. This workshop is perfect for those new to tarot or those wanting to feel more comfortable reading the cards for themselves or others. You will be provided with lots of resources for further learning on your own as you continue on your tarot journey!


Students must have a tarot deck with traditional symbolism such as Rider-Waite-Smith, Thoth, Halloween Tarot, Robin-Wood Tarot etc. If you have questions about which Tarot deck to use, please contact the AGR, and we will put you in touch with Susie.


DO NOT use an Angel Deck or Oracle Cards for this workshop!

Presented alongside, Ritual & Lore, these workshops enrich the understanding of techniques used by artists in our September - October main gallery exhibition.

image: courtesy the artist


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

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

  • 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.

  • Instructors will not be required to wear a mask when demonstrating or lecturing from two meters or further away from students. Instructors will wear a mask when assisting individual students requires closer contact. 

  • Instructors and workshop attendees must provide their own masks. 

  • 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

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

Register ONLINE or call 306-522-5940

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. 

image: courtesy the artist

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