The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is pleased to offer hands-on full-day classes with artists featured in Terroir

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is pleased to offer hands-on full-day classes with artists featured in Terroir: a Nova Scotia Survey in a variety of mediums.

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Nov 26: Painting from the Inside Out with Wayne Boucher
The purpose of this workshop is to have the participants express an idea through a painting medium. The workshop involves approaches to painting and presentation, use of materials, tools, critical thinking, editing and processes of application in formulating meaning through paint. The objective of the workshop, through preliminary explorations and studies, is to create a responsive dialogue in bringing essential elements of signification and process into a final work.

Dec 3: Block Printing with Natural Dyes and Mordants with Frances Dorsey
Explore printing with natural dyes on silk, cotton, linen, any natural fibre. In the class participants will print with mordants and dyes, apply simple mechanical resists, and dye the fabric in local plant dyebaths as well as in natural dye extracts. Using woodblocks and found objects, participants will apply mordants or natural dye extracts to fabric and then dye it, achieving a range of lightfast and washfast colour from one dyebath.

Members, $85.50 (+ HST for all classes)
Non-members, $95 (+ HST for all classes)

Fees include all art materials, unless otherwise indicated. Participants may be asked to bring additional materials.
Purchase workshops online or in person at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Information Desk (Halifax), or by phone with credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) at (902) 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours. Registration is required. Maximum 15 participants per workshop.
If there is insufficient registration, a workshop will be cancelled with fees refunded two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. There are no refunds two weeks prior to the class. There is a 10% non-refundable registration fee.
Registration for Painting from the Inside out closes Monday November 14th.
Registration for Block Printing with Natural Dyes closes Monday November 21.

For more information please contact:
Information Desk:
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax
PO Box 2262
Halifax, NS B3J 3C8