February 2021

From glassblowing to nuno felting, watercolours to oil painting, fine craft to fine art, our artist led experiences can be the catalyst for creative exploration or professional development.

The Business of Art. Workshop #2 Define your Brand (ONLINE)

February 9, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

As an artist or artisan, your business rests on the communication of what you make and the aesthetic you define to connect with your audience. From your business name to your logo, this workshop guides you through making consistent, resourceful choices for impact, looking at what you can do on your own and how to navigate relationships with branding professionals.

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The Painter's Essential Landscape - Online (Acrylics) with LInda Kemp

February 11 - 12, 10AM - 3PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Learn negative painting strategies and the successful sequencing of opaque and transparent glazes for a luxurious patina and gentle glow in your work.Explore brushwork techniques for creating textures and subtle transitions of delicate tints and muted hues.Learn how to layer lost and found edges to suggest windswept meadows and distant trees.Investigate how and where to use captured negatives and establish minimal hard edges to gradually bring your work into soft focus.
Whether you work on location, from your imagination or photos, you will be amazed by this elegant, alternative method of painting the landscape.

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Prospective Artist Member's Information Session

February 16, 1PM - 3PM | All Levels

Join the Director of Programming for an informative session about our new opportunities for artists, curators and artists organziations or collectives. We will reveiw the different display areas of the Centre, exhibition supports, the different category benefits, application materials and the jury process. Ask any questions you have!

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The Business of Art. Workshop #3 Work your Image! (ONLINE)

February 23, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

What social media platform is best for you, finding your online voice, creating an aesthetic that’s on brand for you, augmenting your online message and how to streamline how much of your time it takes. Students will also create inspiration boards looking at other social media accounts to get a sense of what style of online communication is authentic to their brand.

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The Business of Art. Roundtable #2 Growth

February 23, 7PM - 8:30PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Once you move past the start up phase and realize that a.) you are going to make a living at this and b.) you have a bigger capacity to sell then you thought, you have some big decisions to make. Learn from makers who have worked through decisions on leasing studio space and retail locations, hiring staff, investing in bigger and bigger shows and managing cash flow with opportunity.

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