Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Class Info:
Join us this Thursday Nov.23rd for model drawing! Bring your favorite drawing tools to practice capturing the human figure!

Things to bring:
  • Pencils, charcoal, conte, pens, pastels or whatever drawing materials you're most comfortable with
  • Sketch paper
  • Eraser
 

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-Member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com.

 
 
With Sharron McBride 

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Class Info:

For the class this coming Thursday, Sharron will be showing us how to paint with watercolour on wood.  Using watercolour ground allows you to increase the places you can use your watercolours.  The paint reacts differently on the ground than on paper so a few tips are handy to know.

PLEASE RSVP for this class.  We will paint on a board that needs to be prepped 72 hours in advance.  Boards will be available at the class, but you must let us know by Monday evening if you are coming so we know how many to purchase and treat.....I will try to have a few extras. The boards will be $3.50 (cost of boards only) and the AW will purchase the watercolour ground.  If you have watercolour ground at home you can bring your own treated board.

Please bring your usual watercolour supplies (paints, brushes, water containers, paper towel, Kleenex) along with a pencil (a harder one like an HB or F doesn't smear), an eraser and any other items you would normally use.  A simple style works best so if you have a photo for drawing you like, bring it along.

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-Member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning to attend so we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    RSVP

 
 
With Frances Gobbi Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Materials to bring: 
  • Tracing paper
  • Translucent Yupo or frosted Mylar (Letter-size) (provided by AW)
  • Fine tipped black permanent markers
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-Member drop in fee is $10

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning to attend so we can configure the studio space accordingly.

 
 
With Cheryl French


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mixed Media Class will be held at Studio 2880 in the Jack Bryan Room

You will need:

  • Acrylic Paints in your favorite colour combo (darker colour preferred)
  • White acrylic paint or gesso
  • Panel board (from dollar store is usually cheapest) around 8x10 in size
  • White chalk pencil
  • Acrylic Paint brushes (about 1/2 half to 1 inch and a finer tip round
  • Acrylic medium
  • Pencil and eraser

May also bring:

  • Interesting magazine cutouts (not too big) and similar
  • Stencils that you might like to use on piece
  • Sponge or things to make marks and textures

Note: The Artist's Workshop has some medium and some acrylic paints for those who do not have any. 


Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-Member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com.

 
 
See You @ The Two Rivers Gallery Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Class Info: This week we are meeting at the Two Rivers Gallery to see two exciting openings.
Below find the information from the Two Rivers web site. 

 
Z'otz* Collective. Dual Miracle (Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK), 2013. Ceramic sculpture.

Transitory Tributes Z'otz* Collective Z'otz* Collective is comprised of three artists with Latin American roots, based in Toronto:
Erik Jerezano, Ilyana Martinez and Nahum Flores.
The collective will travel to Two Rivers Gallery to create a site-specific drawing along one wall of our exhibition space.
Using the concept of niche, riffling on the idea of small shrines in the Catholic faith, and connecting with nesting in French (Nicher: to nest),
small boxes will be used throughout the installation as respositories of locally collected items.
Like points on the map, they will divide the installation into individual stories and suggest a greater connection to place and community.



Lou Lynn. Twisted Spoon, 2012. Glass and bronze. 

Envisioned/Revisioned Lou Lynn Lynn's glass and bronze sculpture draws from an interest in archaic and industrial tools and artifacts.
Forms might draw cues from utilitarian objects or have their genesis in some practical application,
but Lynn hijacks these elements. Altering size, configuration and other plastic elements,
she builds implements with a mastery that suggests precision and purposefulness at odds with the resulting work.
Fitting somewhere between the familiar and the impractically absurd,
they at times resemble the specialized tools of some long lost or secret trade or unfamiliar occupation.
Collectively they allude to activities outside our spheres of experience and, as convincing artefacts,
prompt us to test assumptions about our reality, past and present. 

 
 
Studio Fair fundraising ideas and Rustad Galleria Talk

Arts of the Round Table: Open Discussion 

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your Studio Fair fundraiser ideas!

We will be discussing all wonderful Studio Fair fundraiser ideas, and talk about the Rustad Galleria Show with the theme "Anywhere the Wind Blows.

Feel free to bring a drink or snack.


Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all.

 
 

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Kathy Millard

Let's learn and practice the beautiful script work of calligraphy!  Tonight we get to look at Gothic, Italic and other fun styles that can add incredible lines to your art.  


Please bring the following supplies:
  • paper (lined or blank sheets of smooth paper)
  • pencils
  • eraser
  • straight edge / ruler
  • broad end calligraphy pen/marker
  • dip pens 
  • india ink or other dipping ink

*** Please note if you do not have a calligraphy marker, dip pens or ink some will be available for you to try out at the workshop.

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

    RSVP

 
 
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Elizabeth Eakin

We'll be looking at perspective from various angles and viewpoints, while keeping to the KISS principle. You need to bring:


Please bring the following supplies:
  • paper
  • pencils
  • eraser
  • straight edge 


Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

    RSVP

 
 
Thursday September 21st


7pm-9pm
@Studio 2880 Building 2
with Wendy Framst


Learn the basics to start off your portrait drawings with Wendy Framst!

Supplies to bring:
  • 2b pencils
  • paper
  • eraser


Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Christina Watts at christinawatts@ridgesideart.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly.

    RSVP

 
 
Artists Workshop  2017/2018 Program

September 2017

14th - Welcome Back Evening! This is our fall gathering to review the year’s program and events. Two Rivers Gallery Show in December, Theatre Northwest Themes and fundraiser, Studio Fair info, membership talks and supply notes. Memberships dues can be paid to Yvonne (El’ Treasurer). Feel free to bring a beverage.

We look forward to seeing all!!

21st - Wendy Framst with Portrait Drawing

28th - Elizabeth Eakin explores Perspective

October 2017

5th - Kathy Millard and Calligraphy - new and exciting.

12th -  Discuss ideas for our Studio Fair fundraiser and progress on the Rustad Galleria Show

19th - Gallery Opening

26th - Cheryl French's Mixed Media (Jack Bryan Room)

November 2017

2nd - Studio Fair

9th - Frances Gobbi- Word Portraits - A new take on creating an exciting portrait.

16th - Cards!!! with Yvonne & Sharron

23rd - Model Drawing

30th - Angie & Chris - Impressionism

December 2017

7th - AW Rustad Galleria Opening

14th - Christmas Cheer Evening - A chance to get together as friends before the busy holiday begins.

21st - January 4th - Happy Holidays everyone! No classes.

January 2018

11th - Model Drawing

18th - Laura Chandler - Acrylics…always fun!

25th - Gallery Opening

February 2018

1st - Wendy Framst and Watercolours

8th - RidgeSide Art Product Night - fun to see and play.

15th - Tenille will have something interesting. TBA

22nd - Carla Joseph - Exploring Acrylic Inks

March 2018

1st - Carla Joseph - More Acrylic Inks

8th - Gallery Opening

15th - Yvonne Sawkins shows us her take on pours.

22nd - 29th - Spring Break! No classes.

April 2018

5th - Elizabeth Eakin - Art/History

12th - Frances Gobbi - Watercolour Quilt Blocks

19th - Model Drawing

26th - Gallery Opening

May 2018

3rd - Journalling with Chris & Joanne

10th - AGM- The annual general meeting of the minds. A review of the year, the budget and future clubgoals. Executive reports and elections.

17th - Organic Printing with Yvonne & Sharron

24th -  Time to wrap things up with a gathering. Bidding happy summer to all! Bring a snack to share if you like and a beverage.