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. 

 
 
Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

All members please attend the Annual General Meeting.  The AGM will include a review of the year, the budget and future club goals as well as executive reports and elections. 


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.
May 18, 2017

Artists’ Workshop

Annual General Meeting - AGENDA

1.     Call to Order:

2.     Agenda Additions

3.     Minutes of the 2016 AGM

4.     Reports:

4.1.  President’s Report  – Sharron MacBride
4.2.  VP and Program Committee (attached) – Christina Watts
4.3.  Treasurer’s Report (attached) – Yvonne Sawkins
4.4.  Studio Fair – Cheryl French / Wendy Stevenson
4.5.  Community Liaison – Cheryl French / Sharron MacBride
4.6.  Art Gallery Report – Yvonne Sawkins / Dianne Reaville
4.7.  CAC Report – Sharron MacBride

Motion to accept the reports

5.     Election of Officers for Executive 2017-2018

5.1.  President
5.2.  Vice President
5.3.  Treasurer
5.4.  Secretary / Communications

Nominations for executives of 2017-2018

Voting

Motion to accept election of executive of 2017-2018

6.     Auxiliary Positions:

6.1.   CAC Rep
6.2.  Program Committee
6.3.  Music for Young Children Liaison
6.4.  Studio Fair Reps
6.5.  Community Liaison
6.6.  Art Gallery Liaison
6.7.  Archives
6.8.  Treasurer Trainee (Backup)
6.9.  Secretary / Communications Trainee (Backup)
6.10.  Phone Committee
6.11.  Grant/Funding Development Committee

7.     New Business

7.1.  Formation of Committee for Setting up at Theatre Northwest
7.2.  Two Rivers Gallery Rustad Exhibition – December 2017
7.3.  Fundraiser for 2017/2018
7.4.  Programs – Ideas/Participation
7.5.  Events – Spring Arts Bazaar / Art in the Park
7.6.  Decorating Room
7.7.  Printing Press
 
8.     Adjournment

 
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Elizabeth Eakin

This week Elizabeth will be teaching viewpoints on perspective, both formal and informal techniques.

We will be also be taking a few minutes at the beginning of the class to attend Kristin Vignal's."A Celebration of the Still Life in Pastel", Art Exhibition Opening at Studio 2880.

Please bring the following supplies:
  • paper
  • pencils
  • eraser
  • straight edge 
  • and a fine point dry erase marker if possible


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

    rsvp

 
 
Thursday, April 27 and May 4, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Donna Morrison

Art Critiques  I - April 27, 2017
April 27 class to break into groups to firstly critique in small groups  and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses to each piece. Then as a collective offer solutions (hour 1) once a direction is established work out problem areas in sketchbook and if time permits  begin re-working the piece. 

Art Critiques  II - May 4, 2017
The  following week, May 4, would be more opportunity to rework and then a slide show of original pieces compared to the reworked  canvas progress.

Supply list:

  • 1 multi media sketch pad
  • 1 Painting unfinished 
  • Any medium to re-work ideas in the sketchpad


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

    rsvp

 
 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Christina Watts from RIDGE SIDE ART

What is trending in the art supply world?  Enjoy an evening of art supply demos, get some great information on the latest goods, and walk away with a few freebies!
Bring a drink, bring a snack, bring a friend and have fun.


Ridge Side Art will be supplying some of the latest art supplies and Christina will demo and circulate them.  Loads of great information and yes the Daniel Smith Watersoluble Oils and Copic markers will be there among a few other surprises.  Please RSVP so we know how many free samples to bring.
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 Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly

    RSVP

 
 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Lee Ann Delany and Sharron MacBride

Class Info:

This Thursday we are playing with the process of doing one piece of art at least 3 different ways.

First a drawing, then Lee Ann will demo working with coloured pencils and Sharron will be showing watercolours and ink.  One or two pictures will be available to draw from or bring your own subject matter. 

We will be also be taking a few minutes at the beginning of the class to attend Carla Joseph's (Artist in Residence) Norval Art Exhibition Opening at Studio 2880.

Please bring:
  • pencils, eraser etc. needed for drawing
  • coloured pencils (some will be available)
  •  watercolour supplies
  •  If you prefer to work in another medium please bring those supplies too.

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

    rsvp

 
 
Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We are meeting at the studio this week to work on a City Funded Project the potters guild is spearheading. We will be painting ceramic tiles that will then be fired by the potters guild and eventually hung up somewhere at CN Centre celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. The potters guild will be supplying the tiles and the glazes. We just need to bring our imagination and ideas of something that is representative of Prince George for each of us. This may not take us the whole evening so bring along something you'd like to work on if you wish and we need to discuss and finalize a topic for our 2017 showing this December at the Rustad Galleria at Two Rivers Gallery.

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.


 
 
Thursday, March 30th
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Sharron MacBride and Yvonne Sawkins

We will be meeting in our regular studio upstairs.

Class Info:

In this class we will continue to enhance the pieces created in the March 9th class and Yvonne and Sharron will continue to explore some interesting techniques with watercolours.   Please bring the piece that you created in the March 9th class, if you have finished your original piece then you can saran wrap a new if you want to. If you have luminous watercolurs and or jelly pens please bring them as well as the supplies in the list below.

Please bring:
  • Watercolour paints
  • Watercolour paper (about 5x7, 8x10, or 9x12) or similar sizes
  • Brushes
  • Water container
  • Board and masking tape to tape paper to
  • Pencil, eraser, fine line permanent marker like a fine or ultra fine sharpie
  • Two or three pieces of Saran Wrap to cover your size of paper.

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

    rsvp

 
 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 and March 30th
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Sharron MacBride and Yvonne Sawkins

We will be meeting in the the Jack Bryan room, please enter the room from the back of the building.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There will not be workshops on March 16 and 23, 2017 due to Spring Break. The second session of this Watercolour Workshop will continue on March 30.


Class Info:

Yvonne and Sharron will explore some interesting techniques with watercolours.   We will demo some Daniel Smith watercolours so bring yours along if you have any.  Samples will be available to try in class.

Please bring:
  • Watercolour paints
  • Watercolour paper (about 5x7, 8x10, or 9x12) or similar sizes
  • Brushes
  • Water container
  • Board and masking tape to tape paper to
  • Pencil, eraser, fine line permanent marker like a fine or ultra fine sharpie
  • Two or three pieces of Saran Wrap to cover your size of paper.

March 9th we will take a few minutes at the beginning of the class to attend Nicky Kumar's Mandala Art Exhibition Opening at Studio 2880.

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

    RSVP

 
 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Laurie Chandler

Class Info:

Put your paintbrushes away for a mesmerizing evening of drawing.

We’ll be drawing realist studies with the potential of creating  surreal and/or abstract work if you so choose.

There will be warm up exercises and tips to help hone your creative and drawing skills with a focus on form and texture.

 Please Bring:
  • dry media materials such as a variety of graphite pencils and erasers as well as coloured pencils and/or chalk pastels (if we get to colour).
  • A 9x12 or larger sketchbook would be good and any loose sheets of bigger paper may be used as well.



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

    RSVP