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NEW! Children's Journeys Age 7-8

Journey C1 - ART EXPLORATION (Age 7-8) - 2 Projects

October 1, 8, 15, 22 (4 Saturdays)

11:45am - 1:00

FOCUS: Process of Art, Drawing Vocabulary, Exploration of Materials

Students will work on two projects. One, using inspiration from nature, students will create a resist painting with oil pastels and watercolour. Two, students will create a mini book of ink created drawings focusing on shapes and textures in nature.


5 seats ( 2 of 5 available)

$85.00

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Journey C2 - EMILY CARR STUDY (Age 7-8) - Artist Study & 2 Projects

November 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 Saturdays)

11:45am - 1:00

FOCUS: The Art of Emily Carr, Colour Harmony, Lines in Nature

Students will work on two projects. One, a Carr inspired landscape using mixed media. Two, a line focused artwork to demonstrate how texture can be created in art or to create movement.


5 seats (2 of 5 available)

$85.00

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Journey C3 - WEAVING - 1 Project

Dates and Times TBA

1 Hour - (4 Saturdays)

FOCUS: Textiles, Environmental Inspiration, Themes

Students will work on one project that will be a culmination of finding a theme or inspiration, choosing related materials and working with a variety of weaving techniques.


5 seats (5 of 5 available)

$68.00

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YOUTH Journeys Age 9-16

OPEN STUDIO

Beginning October 4, 2022 - Tuesday Evenings

6:00 - 7:30pm - YOUTH

$ 5 drop in fee

Students are invited to come and use the studio space to spend time with any of their ongoing works such as: repurposed books (art journals), artist trading cards or drawing practice. There will be no formal instruction during this time but instructor guidance is a natural part of this process. General materials will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring any specific mediums or materials they may need during this time.

6 seats


RESERVE A SEAT (send email): thestripedbookmark@gmail.com

PAYMENT: e-transfer lwhillier_dogs@shaw.ca or Cash

ART WALK

Beginning in October, Dates TBA

1 hour 15 minutes

$ 15 drop in fee


Meet Location: TBA

These 1 time guided workshops will take the art journey outside. A variety of supplies will be provided for each walk, however, participants are welcome to bring their own materials if they wish.


We will set out into the local neighbourhood to...

  • observe and draw a variety of objects in nature

  • locate and discuss public art installations

  • observe, discuss and draw a variety of neighbourhood still-life

  • discover and practice basic drawing techniques


MEET LOCATIONS WILL VARY

RESERVE A SEAT (send email): thestripedbookmark@gmail.com

PAYMENT: e-transfer lwhillier_dogs@shaw.ca or Cash

Journey 5 PAPER BATIK (Age 9-16) - 2 Projects

October 1, 8, 15, 22 (4 Saturdays)

1:30 - 3:30

FOCUS: Alberta Landscapes, Composition, Proportion, Artist Statement

Students will work on two projects. One, an abstract piece using inspiration from "How Things Move" (wheels, birds, kids, appliances etc...). Two, a landscape piece focusing on Alberta landscapes (prairies, rocky mountains, farms, lakes etc...). Artists will write a statement to describe the process for one of their projects.


6 seats ( 2 of 6 available)

$135.00

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Journey 6 PICASSO STUDY (Age 9-16) - Artist Study & 2 Projects

November 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 Saturdays)

1:30 - 3:30

FOCUS: Picasso's Work, Themes, Art Critique, Painting

Students will work on two projects. One, after viewing several photographs of Picasso throughout his life, students will do a pencil/charcaol portrait of Picasso. Two, a monochromatic guitar featuring geometric shapes using tempera paint.


6 seats ( 5 of 6 available)

$135.00

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Journey 7 WATERCOLOUR - Techniques & 2 Projects

Dates and Times TBA

FOCUS: Techniques, Watercolour Vocabulary, Explore Materials

Students will work on two projects. One, an abstract piece focusing on repetition, shape and brushwork. Two, a botanical/floral piece using specific brushstrokes and wet on dry technique.


6 seats ( 6 of 6 available)

$135.00

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

  • a watercolour kit (palette & brush) can be bought for an extra $10.00 and would belong to the student

Journey 8 DRAWING

Dates and Times TBA

FOCUS: Drawing Techniques, Exploration with Drawing Tools

Students will explore a variety of tools, techniques and mediums to improve their drawing skills. A variety of tasks will be assigned.


6 seats ( 6 of 6 available)

$135.00

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Journey 9 PRINTMAKING - Exploration & 1 Project

Dates and Times TBA

FOCUS: Techniques, Exploration of Printmaking, Anatomy of a Bike

Students will work on basic printmaking exploration and 1 formal project. The formal project will be a black ink bicycle using found objects that replicate the anatomy of a bicycle.


6 seats ( 6 of 6 available)

$135.00

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Journey 10 SCULPTURE - 3 Projects

Dates and Times TBA

FOCUS: Public Art Sculptures (Study), Reflection, Problem Solving

Students will work on 3 projects. One, Symbols of Self using model magic clay. two, found object tower/sculpture, three, a monochromatic sculpture inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson.


6 seats ( 6 of 6 available)

$135.00

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Journey 11 WEAVING - 1 Project

Dates and Times TBA

1 hour - 4 Saturdays

FOCUS: Textiles, Environmental Inspiration, Themes

Students will work on one project that will be a culmination of finding a theme, inspiration, or expression of a current event, choosing related materials and working with a variety of weaving techniques.


6 seats ( 6 of 6 available)

$68.00

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

ADULT Journeys

OPEN STUDIO

Beginning October 4, 2022 - Tuesday Evenings

7:45 - 9:15pm - ADULT

$ 5 drop in fee

Use this Open Studio time to progress with any of your ongoing works, within a collaborative environment. Journaling, Painting, Drawing, Artist Trading Cards, Watercolour, Stitching etc. A range of materials will be provided but you are encouraged to bring any specialty items you may need for your process. Or, just bring a coffee and chat with other inspirational humans... it's good for the soul.

6 seats

RESERVE A SEAT (send email): thestripedbookmark@gmail.com

PAYMENT: e-transfer lwhillier_dogs@shaw.ca or Cash

ART WALK

Beginning in October, Dates TBA

1 Hour 15 minutes

$ 15 drop in fee


Meet Location: TBA

These 1 time guided workshops will take us through a variety of art related activities in the outdoors. Participants will engage in locating public art installations, identifying artistic expression in neighborhoods, observing nature or architecture, discussing trends or themes and practicing basic drawing skills. Participants are welcome to bring their own sketchpads and materials, however, a variety of supplies will be provided for each walk.


MEET LOCATIONS WILL VARY

RESERVE A SEAT (send email): thestripedbookmark@gmail.com

PAYMENT: e-transfer lwhillier_dogs@shaw.ca or Cash

Journey A1 WATERCOLOUR - Techniques & 2 Projects

Dates and Times TBA

FOCUS: Techniques, Watercolour Vocabulary, Explore Materials

Students will work on two projects. One, an abstract piece focusing on repetition, shape and brushwork. Two, a botanical/floral piece using specific brushstrokes and wet on dry technique.


5 seats ( 5 of 5 available)

$135.00

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

  • a watercolour kit (palette & brush) can be bought for an extra $10.00 and would belong to the student

CONCLUDED...

Journey 1 - DRAWING 9-12 yrs

That's What You THINK!

4 Saturdays

12:00 - 1:30pm

$160

In this drawing series, learn to draw what you really see... not what you think you see. A nature focused intensive to find pattern, texture and line in nature. The natural world around us is beautiful, but it gets really mind-blowing when you look deeply at nature's artwork. Let's look... and draw!

$10 WORTH of quality art supplies will remain with the student

graphite, ink, charcoal, blending stomp, pencil crayons, woodless crayons, chalk pastel

Journey 2 - ARTIST TRADING CARDS 9-16 yrs

4 Saturdays

12:00 - 1:30pm

$ 140

What makes a great clubhouse sandwich? Layers of delicious flavours of course! What makes a great artist trading card? Layers of interesting mediums of course! Use these small grounds (2.5" x 3.5" cards) to learn how to create interest and depth in artworks. Students will complete this session with at least 1 plastic pocket of 9 artist trading cards.


mixed media, recycled materials, ink, found materials

Journey 3 - REPURPOSED BOOKS as ART JOURNALS 9-16 years

4 Saturdays: March 12, 19 April 2, 9

12:00 - 1:30pm

$ 140

Participants will create single and double page journal style layouts as a ground for personal artworks and memory journals.

Students will repurpose an old book to express thoughts, ideas and a place in time. We will explore journal backgrounds and the many different mediums/materials that can inspire the endless possibilities of your artistic journey. Many different art techniques will be practiced during this session.

Students will be supplied with a used book for their work and all related materials will be provided.


No experience necessary.

Journey 4 - SCULPTURE PROJECT 9-16 years

3 Saturdays: May 7, 14, 28

12:00 - 2:00 pm

$ 140

Students will learn how to build an armature and create an abstract sculpture finished with acrylic paint. A collaborative cardboard sculpture will also be part of this journey. All materials provided.

No experience necessary.