Workshops and Seminars

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June 2018

ARTiculate – monthly fireside artist talks

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 20, 2018

ARTiculate - "fireside" artist talks will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. St. Paul's United Church, 3760 Carp Road Click here for information on this month's speaker. >> Admission is free for members of the WCAS and $5 for other guests. Membership information. Have you looked at a piece of art and wondered what the artist was thinking when they produced the work you are looking at? Do you wonder if what you see in the finished…

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Pontiac Printmaking: Introduction

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 29 @ 4:00 pm
Stone School, 28 Mill Street,
Portage-du-Fort, Quebec Canada
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$240 – $280

This course will offer students the opportunity to learn about various printmaking methods, including monotypes, monoprint, stencils, Chine Colle, and drypoint. Non toxic inks will be used with The Stone School printing press.

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July 2018

Exploring Watercolour 2 -Explorons l’aquarelle 2

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 15 @ 4:00 pm
Stone School, 28 Mill Street,
Portage-du-Fort, Quebec Canada
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$140

This 2 day course is offered on Sunday July 8 and Sunday July 15.   It  will provide participants with some experience to work with more challenging techniques toward personal creations. Participants will use wax, gum arabic and salt to create special effects on various sizes and types of paper. Drawing skills are useful for success in this course. Please see website for additional information.  Payment may be made by PayPal .

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Floor Cloths: Art You Can Walk On! /Tapis peints: L’art sous nos pieds!

July 10 @ 9:00 am - September 11 @ 4:00 pm
Stone School, 28 Mill Street,
Portage-du-Fort, Quebec Canada
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$140

Floor cloths are ancient floor coverings that began in the 1400’s in France. They are also known as ‘Oil Cloths’ and ‘Crumb Cloths’ and are made from 100% cotton canvas and are suitable for any hard covered floor. The canvas is primed, sized and hemmed for durability. The design and colour are laid out according to the budding artist’s desire and are applied to the canvas. The use of free-hand, stencils, stamping, geometrics and more are used to create the…

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Screenwriting Bootcamp

July 21 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 4:00 pm
Stone School, 28 Mill Street,
Portage-du-Fort, Quebec Canada
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$140

In this 2 day Screenwriting Bootcamp, topics covered at the beginning of each section are: dramatic structure and script elements, writing dynamic action and strong dialogue, developing characters, the importance of rewrites and how to receive notes on your work, how to craft a logline and pitch your idea. Short writing exercises will also be undertaken in order to develop writing skills, and an overview of other learning and community resources will be provided.

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August 2018

Exploring Watercolour 3 -Explorons l’aquarelle 3

August 19 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 4:00 pm
Stone School, 28 Mill Street,
Portage-du-Fort, Quebec Canada
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$140

This course will provide participants with some experience to work with more challenging techniques toward personal creations. Participants will use a wide variety of techniques to achieve personal watercolour works. Drawing skills are useful for success in this course. Please see website for materials list and payment Ce cours permettra aux participants qui ont de l’expérience avec l’aquarelle d’explorer des techniques plus complexes pour créer des œuvres personnelles. Les participants utiliseront une large variété de techniques pour élaborer des œuvres.…

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An Introduction to Plein Air Painting

August 25 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Kanata Art Club, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2K 1X7 Canada
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$175

A WORKSHOP WITH KEITH THIRGOOD, OPAS President This workshop is for all levels of experience Have you ever wanted to paint out of doors, or if you do paint out, have you wanted the experience to be easier and more successful? Keith Thirgood will be at the Kanata Art Club, August 25 & 26, 2018 to show you his own approach to tackling painting en plein air. Keith’s approach to painting en Plein Air is about transferring the feelings you…

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September 2018

Sharlena Wood: ABSTRACT ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES

September 22 @ 9:30 am - September 23 @ 4:30 pm
Kanata Art Club, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2K 1X7 Canada
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$170

This two-day workshop will have you dancing in the studio!  Come and play!  Learn how to make dynamic compositions, using acrylic paint, texture mediums, colour combinations, and mixed media.   Learn to use new tools and apply new techniques. This workshop will be perfect for those who want to move beyond realism.  You will learn different ways to approach the 'process' of creating abstract landscapes.  Each day will begin with an exciting discussion period followed by a live demonstration, and then…

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