WORKSHOPS

Can't commit to a class? I offer many sessions of art-practice and education in  ensconced lessons, available for a few hours to a whole day. Often customized to fit requests, I can teach drawing, painting, watercolours, portraiture, book-making, ceramics, print-making, and embroidery.

ABOUT FACE!

Join us as we learn how to hone drawing skills by practicing portraits! Learn some tips and tricks in the placement of facial features as well as learning more about line weight, mark-making, measuring and making multiple passes through sketches. We'll work for two hours studying the symmetry and variations of the human face. All supplies are provided, all levels welcome!

BIRD KITES

Learn, with a minimum of materials, how to bind your own books as we make pamphlet stitch and Japanese-style bindings. The basic materials will be supplied but if you have some papers, posters, or collage works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring them on by!

BOOK-BINDING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn, with a minimum of materials, how to bind your own books as we make pamphlet stitch and Japanese-style bindings. The basic materials will be supplied but if you have some papers, posters, or collage works you'd like to see recreated into something new, bring them on by!

BUILD-A-BOX

Beatify your bookshelf with a hand-made clamshell box! These elegant and eye-catching creations are custom built and traditionally made to protect fragile books from the elements. But they also work to protect photographs, cameras, documents, toys-any object with similar dimensions to a book!Learn with a minimum of materials how to build your own custom clamshell box from start to finish. 

COLLABORATIVE COLOURING BOOKS

Ever thought to yourself, “I could draw better than that” ? In this all-ages event, you'll harness the power of community to make a limited edition, one-of-a-kind colouring book! Every skill level is welcome, and with guidance, you'll help to contribute to a unique, community-made colouring book that many folks can enjoy. 

DRAWING 101

Break down the basics of drawing! In this workshop, all beginners are welcome as we cover some simple step to help your drawing skills. By studying from 3D forms and still lifes, we'll learn how to measure & map, defining form and volume, and give an overview of perspective. All supplies are provided, all experience levels welcome!
 

DIY DONUTS

Make artwork that looks good enough to eat! Int his all-ages workshop, participants will learn the steps to make their own colourful donut creation. Using repurposed surfaces and acrylic paint, folks will experiment with brushstrokes, testing colour relationships, and mark-making. Your imagination is unlimited as you discover the joy in making multiples—just don't eat 'em!

DIY POSTCARDS

Embrace your travel experience by making your own postcard! Canadian artist Amber Solberg will guild you through this informal, informative art class. In an hour, learn how to improve your drawing skills by experimenting with pencils and watercolours as you work from the iconic landmarks of the city. Meet new people, make some memories, and walk away with your own special postcard of your trip!

MINI MONOS

Test your creativity as we make miniature monoprints! This unique method of printmaking encourages you to walk the line between drawing and painting as you use a variety of tools & techniques to make your one-of-a-kind print! All materials are provided, no experience necessary, and perfect for adults or children.

PALENTINES!

Celebrate those good buddies in your life by surprising them with a Palentine! This workshop will help you design, colour, and embroider a mailable postcard to say something nice to those friends in your life, or if you want to brighten up someone's day. Blank and existing designs are available, with step-by-step instruction in how to embroider the card, to give it that extra touch.

RAG TIME

Time to cut a rug! Or even better, make one! This workshop will show you how give new life to old fabrics, by turning them into rag rugs. These coiled creations can come in all different sizes and colours, and once you get started, you'll be hooked! This workshop is just one of the DO GOOD line, a series of eco-concious workshops in how to use art to reduce our impact in the world. All materials are provided, but it will make heavy use of your hands and is a bit physical in nature. So be prepared to get limber and crafty!

RECREATING CRAYONS

Give new life to your art supplies! In this workshop, you'll learn how to recast old chalk, oil, and wax crayons into new art supplies. This workshop is just one of the DO GOOD line, a series of eco-concious workshops in how to use art to reduce our impact in the world. All supplies will be provided, but participants are asked to supply an N95 dust mask.

WELCOME TO WATERCOLOURS

In this introduction to the wide world of watercolors, we'll explore the many forms of this fluid art medium, why it works the way it does and how to test those capabilities in creative ways! In the space of 3 hours, we'll cover: the additive and reductive possibilities, colour mixing and relationships, and the experimental sides of watercolour and medium mixing.  No prior art experience is necessary! 

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