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A vibrant hub of artistic activity, the centre will include a number of distinct studios, giving local artists and the public their first dedicated space for the arts in Canmore.
This black box studio space with retractable seating will be used for theatre and music performances, film presentations, literary readings and lectures, acting and movement classes, and rehearsals. Special attention will be made to the acoustics, lighting, sound, and projection equipment.
Visual Arts/Textiles Studio
This studio is ideal for the visual arts such as painting, sketching, and cartooning, but can also be used for quilting, mask and costume making, writing, book making, digital photography, and crafts. This studio can be divided in two for smaller activities, and includes tables, easels, natural lighting, and storage space for work-in-progress. Twenty ceiling-mounted power outlets will support computers, sewing machines, and other powered equipment.
Fabrication Studio and Kiln Room
This industrial studio can be used for glass slumping, stained glass, metal etching, drum making, print and paper making, candle making, soap making, hammered copper jewelry, wood and stone carving, concrete forms, mosaics, and ceramic glazing. The room is equipped with steel topped and vented workspaces and industrial sinks.
The Kiln Room will house three electric kilns to support the firing and glazing of works in clay, as well as slumping glass and similar heat related activities. It will also house a washer and a dryer for fabric and wool dyeing.
The wet studio will accommodate wheel thrown pottery, clay hand building, paper mâché construction, and clay sculpture. It will include large canvas or plastic-topped tables, pottery wheels, and drying space.
The heart of the centre, this large gathering space will be used for community art projects, artist and community networking, receptions, celebrations of arts achievements, downtown cultural events, artisans’ market, and quilt shows. It will also be used as a gallery space to display touring collections and work made in the centre.