Drawn Out Events & 2018 Workshops

Louise Williams,  ARTsPLACE MiR, will be in residence at ARTsPLACE for the duration of Drawn Out, with a workshop, studio visits and a growing exhibit in the Library space of the work created during her residency. Stop by to visit Louise between 1 and 3 pm on Mondays (or time by chance), Feb 19 – March 26.


Mirror Mirror : drawing with Bonnie Baker,

Monday February 26, 1-3pm
$5 registration required max. 20 places, 18+.

Suitable for all levels.

Using large sheets of paper on the walls of the main gallery, participants will be drawing themselves using only a small hand-mirror – leading to interesting outcomes and a different perspective on the self-portrait! All levels welcome.

Mother Ship, 2011 55″ x 44″, charcoal and pastel on paper. Huguette Despault May

Artist talk with Huguette Despault May,

Sunday, March 4, 1-3 pm,

entry $5 donation.

Huguette Despault May holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier, she studied at the Schuler School of Fine Arts (a classical atelier in Baltimore, Maryland) and also received an Associate of Arts in Photography with honors from Dundalk Community College, Baltimore. Drawing has underpinned everything she has ever done artistically. Photography is also integral to her as source material. Original work and select digital images will serve as a departure for a discussion of technique and materials.

Mark-making with Lauren Soloy,

March 11, 1-3pm, 18+,

$5. Suitable for all levels.
Make your own brushes with found and natural objects – use these with ink and graphite to explore the freedom of mark-making!

The Exquisite Corpse with Jenn Smith and Julia Redgrave,

Sunday March 18, 1-3 pm.

All ages.

$5 individual, Family $10 (adult/s and two dependent children).

Suitable for all levels.
The technique was invented by  surrealists and is similar to an old  parlour game called  consequences in which players write (or draw) in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing (or drawing), and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.

Life Drawing (clothed) with Louise Williams,

Member artist-in-residence.

Monday, March 5, 1-3pm.

18yrs+, $5.
Suitable for all levels.​ Basic materials provided.

Drop-in Drawn Out
The main gallery at ARTsPLACE will be set-up during the 5-week program for anyone wishing to come in and have a go at drawing – materials, and still life presentations will be available. 10 am-12 and 1-4 pm, Tues-Fri. Free, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshops 2018

Words: Ekphrasis 2-part Workshop (attendance at both sessions is required)
Facilitators: Geoff Butler & Ted Lind
Mondays, April 16 & 23, 2018
$15 ARCAC Member
$20 non-member
Maximum 30 people
About Geoff & Ted
Ekphrasis is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art. It is not ‘art criticism’ but more about adding enriched meaning to art through the written/spoken word. Ekphrasis is not an embellished description of a work of art, but is creative writing that uses a work of art as a starting-off point. Ekphrastic writing can actually become a stand-alone work of art itself.

Considered Drawing 2 (Intermediate / Advanced) with Bonnie Baker
2-day workshop April 14 & 15, 10-4pm.
$110 ARCAC Member
$125 Non-member
Maximum 12 people
Lunch not included, light refreshments provided.
​About Bonnie
Creativity relies on having a wealth of experience to inspire us, but all too often we find it dries up and we simply repeat what we already know. Letting risk be part of your work habits can be seen as part of the wider process of art-making that can be incorporated within a wider structure. This workshop celebrates risk as a creative element that opens up new possibilities to discovering new forms and effects in your work.

Modeling on Clay and Mannequin Plaster Mould : Basic Sculpting with Vasilis Vasili
2-day workshop May 12 & 13, 10-3pm.
$125 ARCAC Member
$140 Non-member
Maximum 12 people (age 16+)

Large-scale Watercolour Flowers with Carrie Allison-Goodfellow
2-day workshop
June 9 & 10, 10 – 4 pm
$150 ARCAC Member
$175 Non-member
Maximum 10
About Carrie Alison
(15% discount for ARCAC Members if booked with Botanical Drawing for Beginners workshop)
This workshop will introduce large-scale watercolour techniques with a focus on completing a large scale (22†x 30†) flower painting. Students will be asked to bring in their own subject material, an image they wish to enlarge and replicate.

Botanical Drawing for Beginners with Carrie Alison-Goodfellow
​2-day workshop
​July 14 & 15, 10 – 4 pm
$150 ARCAC Member
$175 Non-member
Maximum 10
About Carrie Alison
(15% discount for ARCAC Members if booked with Large-Scale Watercolour Flowers workshop)
This workshop will introduce students to botanical drawing techniques and practices. This will be a two-day workshop that explores botanical drawing from life. We will focus on line, tone, value, colour and composition in both dry and wet mediums. The purpose of this
workshop will be to introduce students to botanical drawing and get them comfortable to be able to include the practice in their everyday sketchbooks

Write Your Memoirs with Brenda Thompson
2-day workshop
November 3 & 4
$65 ARCAC Member
$85 Non-member
Maximum 14
​About Brenda
Memoirs can be shared or private, in this workshop you will gain and learn:
~ assistance in structuring your stories
~ assistance in developing your story telling skills
~ how to include other people in your memoirs

Exhibitions on through March 31 Annapolis Royal: For the Love of Colour, Sally O’Grady and Criss Cross, Penny Berens.