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Use the menu below to learn more about the events we are currently offering. We hope to see you in the gallery or workroom soon!

Quest For Drama

(Ages 8 – 16)

Two Sessions, both run Monday to Friday 9 am – 4 pm
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Session 1: July 11th – 22nd             Session 2: August 8th To 19th

The perfect combination of drama and art! Led by Kristine Mannion and Troy Clark, Quest Art is partnering with Huronia Players. In addition to fun hands on art activities, campers will audition, rehearse and create to pull together an amazing theatre production in only two weeks!  If your child wants to tap into their creativity and has a flare for the dramatic, then this will be a camp they will never forget.

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Teachings of the Thunderbird with Paul Whittam

(Ages 10 – 16)

July 4th to July 8th 2022 9am to 4pm
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Campers will learn about the First Nations’ traditions, stories and teachings about the Thunderbird.
They will be able to explore and create work in diverse mediums in response to the teachings.

 

Digital 3-D For Beginners

(Ages 14+)

August 27th 12pm to 4pm
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Take your first steps on a 3D art journey! In this workshop, you will be learning how to use Blender – a free, industry standard 3D modelling software.

Learn about the basic features of the program, then get creative and build a quick 3D sculpture from scratch. Your instructor will provide a side-by demonstration and guidance, as well as resources to continue learning at home. Software and laptops are supplied by Quest. We will be using Macbooks with touchpads – if you would prefer to use a mouse, please bring your own!

Creative Flow with Colleen Clancy

(Ages 16+)

Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th from 1pm to 4pm

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Explore what watercolour painting is all about in just two afternoons. Learn how fun and spontaneous the watercolour medium is and see how you can easily get into ‘creative flow’. Quiet the mind, and tap into your intuition to create some colourful, layered compositions that can become framed pieces of art or glue them into your journal to keep track of your exploration of this transparent and fluid medium. On day one, we will start with the first layers of the lightest washes and then continue to add layers to create the sensation of light and depth that only water colour can achieve. Don’t miss out! See you there!

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Hidden Histories Book Talk With Aliyah Beckles-Gaines

Sunday June 26th at 11 am

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Join us in the gallery on June 26th at 11 am to kickstart our Hidden Histories book club. The first book we will be looking at and engaging with this summer has three parts written by Aliyah Beckles-Gaines, Cassidy Press, and Tatyana Drover.

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Creative Flow with Colleen Clancy

(Ages 16+)

Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th from 1pm to 4pm

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Explore what watercolour painting is all about in just two afternoons. Learn how fun and spontaneous the watercolour medium is and see how you can easily get into ‘creative flow’. Quiet the mind, and tap into your intuition to create some colourful, layered compositions that can become framed pieces of art or glue them into your journal to keep track of your exploration of this transparent and fluid medium. On day one, we will start with the first layers of the lightest washes and then continue to add layers to create the sensation of light and depth that only water colour can achieve. Don’t miss out! See you there!

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Gel Plate Monoprints: Creative Layering Using Everyday Objects With Kim Lee-Kho

(Ages 16+)

October 18th from 1pm to 4pm on Zoom

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See everyday objects in a whole new light! Explore their possibilities to layer up colour, line, shape, texture and pattern. We’ll be using things commonly found around the house or in your recycling bin, or easily obtained. The results can make beautiful finished prints, collage papers or the basis for continuing on with mixed media.

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Contemporary Interiors: Breaking All the Rules with Debra Krakow

November 15th and 22nd 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Zoom

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In this online workshop, Debra will talk about using multiple viewpoints, flattening perspective, playing with pattern & colour, scribbling, & outlining. All the things a traditional arts education taught us not to do!

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About the Instructors

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Artist Paul Whittam is from the Sheshegwaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Negik, which means Otter, is the Spirit name that Paul Whittam was given by an Elder during a traditional naming ceremony. Accordingly, he creates art under the synonym Star Otter Art. For him, his art is visual healing through color, shape, and form. Whittam took the Ojibwe Woodland style and transformed it into his very own and typical style. Whittam is a mostly self-taught artist who attended the Georgian College Art Fundamentals program and also took several art courses while earning an Indigenous Studies honor degree at Trent University.

Colleen Clancy is an artist and educator whose lifetime practice of making art has defined her journey. In her most profound understanding of how powerful her art practice has been, she believes it guided her to her true purpose. Early on, Colleen found it to be a quiet meditative space and in this space, she learned to connect with herself, quiet her mind and explore the power of the imagination. Her love of making art transitioned into studying art at The Ontario College Art followed by a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. Now retired from a career teaching high school art and English, Colleen knows how important having an art practice is and is excited to share her deep understanding of the power of making art.

Kim-Lee Kho is a Brampton-based multidisciplinary artist and designer, who loves exploring and expanding the possibilities of media, materials and processes. The bi-ethnic daughter of a scientist and an artist, Kho’s process and interests combine both influences, in sometimes unexpected ways. A member of The Red Head Gallery collective in downtown Toronto, she’s participated nationally in exhibitions, residencies, and mentorships; and won a number of awards including grants from the Ontario Arts Council. Kho is a popular and experienced art educator, speaker, and juror, who offers free weekly Virtual Studio Parties on YouTube, and teaches online.

Debra Krakow is a visual artist, architect and potter. Her bright, whimsical interiors are inspired by her Wolfe Island farmhouse and the views from her studio windows. She gives workshops throughout the province, and loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with her students.

Outreach

We provide students with fun learning experiences that integrate in-depth observation and interpretation of art, exhibitions and hands-on art-making activities. Programmes are curriculum-based.

We offer a number of opportunities for creative learning for students. We collaborate with schools to create initiatives specific to the interests, needs, and culture of each school, ranging from long-term projects to one-time workshops.

We can create programmes for kids and adults to engage with various topics and contribute their own creativity and perspective. Participants will go beyond looking and talking about art, as they write, draw, make, and playfully explore a variety of activities.

Students will have the opportunity to hear presentations from leading curators and artists. We will work with and collaborate with you in order to tailor content to your curricular needs. Opportunities for students to work with our staff on projects are also available.

Quest offers customized professional development workshops, and training, to a wide range of educators, administrators and artists.

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