Creating Abstraction in Painting Workshop with Leya Evelyn

Creating Abstraction in Painting

A six week painting workshop to meet every other week on Wednesdays 11am-4pm.

These classes include discussion, work time and critiques of work in class as well as on your own time. We explore where your art is now and where it could be.

The format will be with exercises for the first hour or two and then you can work on your own pieces or continue with what you started in the morning. The exercises are intended to open up different possibilities within the realm of abstraction. These workshops will challenge, satisfy, frustrate and give you a foundation for creating solid painting ideas.

DATE: April 8th, April 22nd, May 6th, May 20th, June 3rd, and June 17th.

LOCATION: St. Luke’s Church in Tantallon, NS

FEE: $350 (for all 6 classes), or $65 (for individual classes) per participant (materials not included). Spaces are limited and the registration list will be created on a first-come basis.

RESERVATIONS: Contact Leya Evelyn at leyaevelynarts@gmail.com or call:
902- 499-4111

 

Learn from the Best 2020 Course Calendar

COURSES 2020

Please click on the course title for all the details. You’ll be directed to the Parrsboro Creative website where you can read all about it and complete your registration.

FRIDAY TO MONDAY, MAY 15-18, 2020

PAINTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT – WAYNE BOUCHER

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 11-12, 2020

WOOD CARVING – JENNIFER MARLOW

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 25-26, 2020

DRAWING IN PREPARATION – TOM FORRESTALL

SATURDAY TO MONDAY, AUGUST 1-3, 2020

EXPLORING CLAY IN THE NATURAL WORLD – JANET DOBLE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING – JOY LAKING

FRIDAY TO MONDAY, AUGUST 14-17, 2020

THE COLOURS, RHYTHM & SPIRIT OF THE BAY OF FUNDY – MARC GRANDBOIS

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 22-23, 2020

DEMYSTIFYING ENCAUSTIC – LYNN ROTIN

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 28-30, 2020

THE ART OF ENGLISH WILLOW BASKETRY – PAT REID

SATURDAY TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2020

FIGURE PAINTING FROM LIFE – WILLIAM ROGERS

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3-4, 2020

THE ART OF MASK MAKING – JIM MORROW

Reminders from VANS…Studio Sessions webinars, Third Thursdays, Heritage Day closure, and more

Just a little reminder to…

Register for Studio Sessions Webinar Series!

Studio Sessions webinar series for artists starts next Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm and focuses on the essentials for writing professional proposals. Each of the 3 one-hour sessions will be instructed by artist and gallery director Melanie Colosimo and covers the tips and tricks for writing professional proposals (including how to get organized, writing CVs, artist statements, and more). Webinars are only $18 each for VANS Members ($28 for Non-members) or you can bundle all three for just $45 ($75 for Non-Members). The registration deadline is this week so sign up online today:  visualarts.ns.ca/program/workshops-webinars!


Come to our first Third Thursday event!

We’re introducing Third Thursdays: Monthly Member Meetups hosted by Pavia! Join Halifax based writers Julian Covey and Amanda Shore to talk about how architecture and municipal policy affects artists and communities. Bring along your copy of Visual Arts News, sit down for a coffee and join the conversation.Third Thursdays will happen at Pavia every (you guessed it) third Thursday of each month with a different theme and discussion topic. The first Third Thursday meetup is happening February 20 from 6 – 8pm at Pavia Gallery Espresso Bar and Café, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia location, 1723 Hollis St. Halifax.


Send us your news!

We will soon send out the Spring Edition of Members’ News so let us know what you have going on this spring. Have you taught or taken a great class, or participated in an exhibition or residency? Let your peers know! We can tell you that they actually want to know your news, as Members’ News is the most read email we send out. Any VANS member can send along their brief updates (less than 100 words, written in 3rd person) to communicate@visualarts.ns.ca with the subject line “Members’ News”. Deadline: March 9.


The VANS office will close for Heritage Day.

The VANS office will be closed this Monday, February 17 for Nova Scotia Heritage Day. This year’s Heritage Day honouree is the community of Africville. Read Julian Covey’s article Remembering Africville as he discusses the MSVU Gallery exhibition Africville: A Spirit that Lives On – A Reflection Project in the spring issue of Visual Arts News.


Pick up your slides.

The VANS slide library is ending In the age of print photography, the slide library used to be a way members could safely store duplicate documentation of their work safe from fire and flood, but now with the Artist Pages accessible to every member (and with so many members having their own website or social media as a way to store and share images of their work), the slide library has become obsolete. We will be deaccessioning all the slides by June 2020 but if you have slides at VANS and want them back please get in touch and we will make arrangements with you.


Renew your VANS membership today!

VANS membership gives you access to various VANS programs, information, opportunities, a subscription to Visual Arts News magazine, an Artist Page on our website, a large provincial community of colleagues and peer networks, and more. There are membership changes this year, including the option to have your membership auto-renew and an Artist Page included with every membership. You can  renew your membership online, in person, by cheque, or by calling the VANS office at 902-423-4694.


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OPEN STUDIO for FAMILIES til Feb.29th

OPEN STUDIO FOR FAMILIES ~ Drop by the Chester Art Center and get creative! Every Saturday morning starting January 25th to February 29th 9:30am-noon. Offering a new hands-on project every week.
Cost:$5 per family per week

902 – 275 – 5789

https://www.chesterartcentre.ca/children

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