August Workshops at ARTsPLACE Gallery

Pouring Paint with Pat Lohrenz
​2-day workshop at ARTsPLACE Gallery, 396 St George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, 902-532-7069
August 11 & 12 10am – 4 pm
$120 ARCAC members / Registered Paint the Town 2018 Artists
$125 for Non-member

Pouring Paint is a two-day workshop for both beginner and experienced painters with multi-media artist Pat Lohrenz. Over the two day period, artists pour, scrape, layer and collage with fluid acrylic paints, mediums and collage materials to create movement and texture. Memory, imagination and intuition guide the creative process. Day one includes several demonstrations of techniques for pouring and creating texture. and day two will focus on layering, discovery and adjustment.
Pat has taught this workshop several times in Ontario and Nova Scotia with very positive feedback from both new and experienced artists. It is, for most, an experimental workshop as the artists need to follow the process and not get attached to the outcome. Messy but lots of fun.


Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer and Unexpected Materials with Amanda McCavour
2-day Workshop at ARTsPLACE Gallery, 396 St George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, 902-532-7069
August 25 & 26 10 am – 4 pm

$155 ARCAC / SOFAAR members
$175 for Non-member

PLUS materials fee $35 per person.
Maximum 13

Each participant must bring a sewing machine.
Includes a tour of Amanda’s Exhibition at ARTsPLACE.
Amanda PRESS articles
This workshop will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces with machine embroidery and Sulky® water-soluble stabilizers. We will explore the use of 3 different types of water-soluble stabilizer to discover create textile structures with stitch. Students will be encouraged to experiment with an assortment of materials like plastics, papers, and yarns to create a variety of samples exploring different texture and color combinations with a variety of stabilizers. Students will expand these tests into a larger piece, taking the process in their own direction to create wall hangings, scarves or experimental works.
Materials provided by instructor:
Thread: polyester machine embroidery threads.
Water-soluble Stabilizer (Solvy): Each person will get some Sulky® Sticky Fabri Solvy, Sulky® Fabri Solvy
and Sulky® Solvy to try out the different types of stabilizer. Plus smaller scraps of solvy for testing and samples for the first morning of the workshop.