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RISE Emerging Artist Program 2019
Call for Submissions

  March 15, 2019 — April 22, 2019  | Submission Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019

Are you an emerging artist residing in Alberta? Our call for submissions for the 2019 RISE Emerging Artist Program is now open! Click here for full details on how to apply.

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Independent Studio: Ceramics *FULL*
Spring Session! (April - June)

  April 22, 2019 — June 27, 2019  | Mondays 9 am – 5:30 pm (10 weeks – closed on May 20)

Independent Studio is an opportunity for developed potters to access the artsPlace ceramics studio and storage space.

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Colour Explosion! Drawing & Painting Course
*NEW*

  April 23, 2019 — June 25, 2019  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (10 weeks)

Dive deep into a multi-coloured learning experience. This is a colour theory playground! Beginners and experts are both welcome in this combination pairing and drawing course.

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Intermediate Stoney Language and Culture
*NEW*

  April 23, 2019 — June 25, 2019  | Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm (10 weeks)

Take your learning deeper with Elder Buddy Wesley in this new intermediate course offering. Go farther in your understanding of Stoney Nakoda culture as you listen to stories and cultural histories.

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Fabric Confetti Landscapes
*NEW*

  April 24, 2019 — April 28, 2019  | (3 days)

Create amazing landscapes entirely out of fabric! Use small pieces and layer them together to make the most exquisite scenes that are beautiful enough to hang on the wall, as a work of art.

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Djembe Drumming Circle (18+)

  April 24, 2019 — May 29, 2019  | Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm (6 weeks)

In this class, you will learn basics of Djembe drumming techniques and rhythms. Included in each session will be the opportunity to improvise and jam!

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Paint Night!
Spring Workshop I

  April 26, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday

Join us for an evening of lighthearted socializing and let us guide you through the process of creating a painting.

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Ceramics Nights
Spring Workshop I

  April 27, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! These social and welcoming evenings are designed for all skill levels.

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Cast Your Own Silver Pendant!

  April 27, 2019 — April 28, 2019  | Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm (2 days)

Learn the ancient technique of lost wax casting to make a silver pendant of your very own.

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Ceramics for Beginners
Class D: Saturday Mornings

  April 27, 2019 — June 22, 2019  | Saturdays, 10 am - 12:30 pm (8 weeks - no class May 18)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay. Participants will learn about basic hand-building and wheel techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing, and firing.

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Pen & Ink Drawings and Stoney Cultural Stories
*NEW*

  April 29, 2019 — May 13, 2019  | Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (3 weeks)

Indigenous Elder, Roland Rollinmud, would like to pass on his knowledge of pen and ink drawing to a few keen artists. Learn this craft from a master artist, while also enjoying stories from Roland’s life and history as a Stoney artist.

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Intro to Songwriting

  April 29, 2019 — May 27, 2019  | Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm (4 weeks – no class on May 20)

Both seasoned songwriters and first time composers will be challenged to learn new processes to craft melodies and lyrics.

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Ceramics for Beginners *FULL*
Class A: Monday Evenings

  April 29, 2019 — June 24, 2019  | Mondays, 6:30 – 9 pm (8 weeks- no class May 20)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay. Participants will learn about basic hand-building and wheel techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing, and firing.

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Ceramics for Beginners *FULL*
Class B: Tuesdays Evenings

  April 30, 2019 — June 18, 2019  | Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm (8 weeks)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay. Participants will learn about basic hand-building and wheel techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing, and firing.

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Mother’s Day Make & Take

  May 1, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

Just in time for Mother’s Day! Learn about essential oils and make homemade, all-natural products with simple ingredients.

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Fiction Writers’ Circle

  May 2, 2019 — June 6, 2019  | Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (6 weeks)

Budding fiction writers, come out and have fun with words! Taught by successful author, Lauren Murray, this course will encourage you forward in your writing practice.

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Air Plant Art
*New*

  May 8, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

Use your creativity to combine two air plants with materials that include wood, glass, moss, shells, magnets, stones and glassware. This living art is easy to maintain. Take home or gift your Tillandsia (air plant) complete with care instructions and fertilizer.

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Ceramics for Beginners *FULL*
Class C: Wednesday Evenings

  May 8, 2019 — June 26, 2019  | Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm (8 weeks)

This class is designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay. Participants will learn about basic hand-building and wheel techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing, and firing.

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Maximize Your Clay

  May 10, 2019 — June 28, 2019  | Fridays, 6:30 – 9 pm (8 weeks)

Join this self-paced clay class with weekly demos to build, expand and hone your skills. Instructor support and exploration encouraged in hand-building, wheel work, decorating and sculpture.

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Try it out! Form and Figure Drawing
Single Session Class!

  May 15, 2019  | Wednesday (single session)

Have you ever wanted to try drawing the human form with a real model? This taster session explores sketching simple and complex poses with a professional model in the classroom.

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Intermediate Stained Glass
*NEW*

  May 21, 2019 — June 25, 2019  | Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (6 weeks)

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your copper foil skills to the next level! Building on the skills learned in the beginner class, learn new techniques such as: building a piece to fit a specific size/space, using zinc cane as a frame, using different tools and other intermediate skills.

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Intro to Woven Wall Hanging
*NEW*

  May 22, 2019 — May 29, 2019  | Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm (2 weeks)

Learn how to set up, create and weave your own wall hanging! This trendy craft uses centuries-old weaving techniques that are easy to learn.

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Coal Burnt Spoons
*Outdoor Course*

  May 25, 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Light a fire, grab a piece of wood, and let’s get started! Using coal from the fire you help build, learn how to design, carve and hollow out the bowl of a wooden spoon, as well as how to sand and finish the piece.

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Plein Air Watercolours
*NEW OUTDOOR COURSE*

  May 26, 2019 — June 2, 2019  | Sundays, 12:30 - 4:30 pm (2 weeks)

Take in the details of the natural world in this outdoor watercolours workshop. No experience necessary!

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Painting Clouds and Skies
*NEW Painting Course*

  May 27, 2019 — June 3, 2019  | Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm (2 weeks)

Explore the colours, values and edges that make convincing clouds and skies in this painting workshop by artist, Patti Dyment.

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Paint Night!
Spring Workshop II

  May 31, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday

Join us for an evening of lighthearted socializing and let us guide you through the process of creating a painting.

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Decorating with Slip Workshop

  June 1, 2019, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Create your own unique style with the use of slip! Participants will learn about the versatile decorating applications for this colourful ceramic paint!

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Spontaneous Abstract Pour Paintings
*New Painting Workshop!*

  June 5, 2019 — June 12, 2019  | Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm (2 weeks)

Ever wanted to make a brilliant abstract painting, using colourful fluid acrylics, but didn’t know where to start? This two-part class uses a fun and easy pouring technique that will help you create beautiful, swirling abstracts.

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Translating Drawing Into Prints
Intaglio Printmaking Workshop

  June 8, 2019 — June 9, 2019  | Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 3:30 pm

It’s an amazingly satisfying process to start with a drawing, translate that into an etching and then to see that become a print. Explore the Intaglio technique of printmaking in this fun weekend of creative art-making. No experience necessary.

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Edible Plants and Botanical Drawings
*NEW*

  June 10, 2019  | Monday (single session) 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Learn about local edible plants in this interactive session with an expert herbalist, then flex your artistic muscles with an introduction to botanical drawing.

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Ceramics Nights
Spring Workshop II

  June 15, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Pick up some clay, even if it’s your very first time! These social and welcoming evenings are designed for all skill levels.

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Poetry Workshop - The Underglimmer
*NEW PROGRAM*

  June 17, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Monday

Playful writing exercises and enthusiastic discussion meet in this engaging workshop by successful poet, John Wall Barger.

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Night Photography
*Outdoor Course*

  June 19, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

Gain knowledge on how to capture the images you want in varying lighting conditions!

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Playful Portraits
*New Outdoor Course*

  June 26, 2019, 6:00 pm — June 27, 2019, 9:00 pm  | Wednesday (single session)

Learn how to take beautiful spontaneous portraits! Consider how to use interesting angles and vantage points to make the simplest portrait look playful yet professional.

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Independent Studio: Ceramics
*NEW* Summer Session! (July - Aug)

  July 8, 2019 — August 29, 2019  | Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 9 pm (8 weeks - closed on Aug. 5)

Independent Studio is an opportunity for developed potters to access the artsPlace ceramics studio and storage space.

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How to Win the Night of Lies
part of the Mountain Culture Summit

  August 10, 2019, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm  | Saturday (single session)

Do you have a mountain story to tell? Get some tips on your storytelling from expert fibber Wade Graham.

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Climber Clay Pop-Up
part of the Mountain Culture Summit

  August 10, 2019, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm  | Saturday

Make art from climbing equipment! Roll out a slab of clay, make an impression of climbing tools such as carabiners, ropes, and cams, and ta da!

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Drawing Climbers in Motion
part of the Mountain Culture Summit

  August 11, 2019, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm  | Sunday (single session)

Combine your love of climbing with fun and fast-paced figure drawing!

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Climbing Gear Mugs
part of the Mountain Culture Summit

  August 13, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Sunday (single session)

Make amazing climbing-themed mugs!

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