WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

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* If you registered for an online class and haven't received a Zoom meeting link via email, check your junk mail and "updates"  folders or call the gallery.

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PRINT, SCAN, REPEAT: A XEROGRAPHY AND SCANNER ART WORKSHOP WITH COLBY RICHARDSON

Date: Wednesday, June 2

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre

Fee: $40 for members/ $80 for non-members

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Enrollment limited to four participants to ensure appropriate social distancing.

 

Explore the unique image creation and scanner manipulation possibilities offered by the Xerox machine in this 2-hour in-person workshop led by artist Colby Richardson. Participants will experiment with the Xerox as both a camera and an imperfect printmaking tool, leaving with a stack of their own unique xerographic artworks.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

The AGR provides workshop participants with bond paper of various sizes and access to its Toshiba eStudio 2515AC photocopier/scanner.

Participants are asked to bring 2D and 3D materials, images, and objects to use on the 12” x18” scanner and are encouraged to bring any cutting and mark-making tools of their choice (avoid materials that may scratch or damage the scanner-bed).

The instructor will also provide a selection of materials, objects, and tools.

Participants may also bring a USB stick with source images or save completed artwork, but it is not required.

Workshop participants will receive file folders for storing and transporting hard copies of their xerographic artworks.

image: Colby Richardson, Playing with Blocks 01, xerographic image, 2019.

Colby Richardson collaborates with Jason Cawood to create cryptic, critical, and humorous collage under the moniker Phomohobes. In his solo art practice, Richardson explores the value of ubiquitous technologies in contemporary society, uncovering the artistic capabilities of outmoded and discarded devices. He creates dynamic and textural visual and auditory works from historic video equipment, everyday software, and ubiquitous electronics presented as installations, performances, video-sculptures, expanded cinema, and single-channel film and video. Born and raised in Regina SK, Richardson is currently based in Winnipeg, MB.

 

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STILL LIFE SUNDAYS

ONLINE DRAWING & SOCIALIZING

Date: Sunday, May 30

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 second session, led by a member of the Art Gallery of Regina’s Board of Directors. 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. 

 

A cyanotype of algae by 19th century botanist Anna Atkins

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=455356

CYANOTYPES WITH DANIELLE DUMELIE

IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR WORKSHOP

Date: June 5

Time: 1 - 4 pm

Location: Art Gallery of Regina/Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St.

Fee: $80 members, $120 non-members

(fee does not include materials)

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Cyanotype is an early photographic process developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel that can be used to create striking photographic images. Paper painted with light-sensitive iron salts change to a bright blue when exposed to the sun; any area not exposed to the sun remains white – you'll combine and expose natural objects, overhead transparencies, and found objects to create striking collage art. Join us in using the sun to develop these captivating blue and white photographs!

Danielle Dumelie is a Canadian artist, educator, and gallery administrator based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 Territory. 

Danielle lives and works in Regina, Sask. She received a BEd Art Education in 2007 with a Major in visual art and a minor in dance from the University of Regina. In 2020, Danielle received a Master of Art Education focusing on studio art from the University of Victoria. 

Danielle currently works as a director of The Woods Artspace. 

Danielle works mainly in painting and drawing. Raised on a small farm on the outskirts of the city, Danielle reflects the contrasts of rural and urban Saskatchewan in her artwork. Danielle's work uses bright colours and patterns to create quirky contemporary portraits to explore the concept of memory, personal history, and community interconnection.

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: POSTPONED (NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

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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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.

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.

 

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