Upcoming Workshops & Events
We are so excited to welcome campers back into the gallery this summer! Check out the camps we are offering below:
July 4th to July 8th 2022: TEACHINGS OF THE THUNDERBIRD with Paul Whittam for campers aged 10 – 16 years old.
July 11th to 22nd 2022: Quest for Drama with Kristine Mannion from Huronia Players and Troy Clark from Quest for campers aged 8 – 16 years old.
August 8th to 19th 2022: Quest for Drama with Kristine Mannion from Huronia Players and Troy Clark from Quest for campers aged 8 – 16 years old.
Art of Youth: Jr. Bears Open House & Drop In Painting Lesson
Over the course of this semester the Jr. Bears at GBDSS have been working with Quest Art School + Gallery to plan and run an event at the gallery. Join the Jr. Bears on June 18th from 1 pm – 3 pm to see the exhibitions Quest has organized, and take part in a guided painting lesson (running from 2 pm – 3 pm) led by the Jr. Bears.
Participation is free but we ask that you register so we can keep track of participants.
Hidden Histories Book Talk with Aliyah Beckles-Gaines
Join us in the gallery on June 26th at 11 am to kickstart our Hidden Histories book club. We Are Here Stories from Southern Georgian Bay BIPOC Women edited by Aliyah Beckles-Gaines is the first book we will be looking at and engaging with this summer.
We Are Here is available to purchase at Georgian Bay Books in Midland, either in store or online.
Creative Flow with Colleen Clancy
Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th 1pm to 4pm Ages 16+
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!
Gel Plate Monoprints: Creative Layering using Everyday Objects with Kim-Lee Kho
October 18th, 1:00-4:00 on Zoom
Cost: Member $30, Non-Member $40
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.
Once registered a material list will be provided but a gel (or gelli) plate is needed for this course, as the alternatives will not produce nearly as good a result. A soft rubber printmaking brayer is strongly recommended. A Kim-Lee video to help get ready for the workshop will be provided.
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.
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