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Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops (V.I.E.W.) with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy

Virtual Interactive Escapade Workshops


with French Escapade and Evelyn Dunphy

“Paint Live from your home with Evelyn and fellow artists”

An Irish Cottage

January 13, 14 and 15th

10 am – 1 pm PST

1:00 – 4:00 EST

Three sessions 3 hours each

with follow up with Evelyn as wished


To sign up, just go to “Book A V.I.E.W”

The photo is our “jumping off point” for the painting we will create. We will make adjustments to the photo so that our composition will be improved. We’ll also make color changes to help create unity within the painting. These steps are an exciting and challenging process, and a very necessary one if we are avoid merely copying the photograph.

Ireland is definitely a place to pull out all the stops on mixing greens! If you have struggled with mixing greens, this workshop is a good opportunity to find new combinations of pigments to mix warm and cool greens”.

And, you will experience a new surface for your painting; stretching your paper on canvas stretchers just as you would stretch canvas.

Here is our Reference Photo

2021 Desk Art Calendar by Roger Savage, R.C.A.


2021 Desk Art Calendar by Roger Savage, R.C.A.


– glossy card stock; coil-bound; 12 months; 4 x 8.25 inches; artist-signed cover

– features 12 images of Savage’s plein air watercolours from various locations incl. NS, Sable Island, Nunavut, NL, Bermuda, Cuba, Germany

– $ 15 /calendar ( no tax ) , delivered

– Available now. Order online :


VIRTUAL TOUR: Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom

Good Earth: The Pots & Passion of Walter Ostrom


View the exhibit by visiting:

Co-curated by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Shannon Parker, and Dr. Julie Hollenbach

Energy. Enthusiasm. Knowledge. Honesty. Inspired. Ardor for material. These are the terms that describe Walter Ostrom and his relationship with clay. They can also be summed up in one word: Passion.

Passion is a simple word and yet the immense complexity of it as a concept is at the core of Ostrom and from it flows the worldwide mosaic of his relationships, his incredible devotion as an educator, his drive for knowledge, and his love for creativity in all aspects of his life, but particularly for pottery.

Walter Ostrom is one of Canada’s foremost ceramic artists. He revolutionized clay from ethical brown earthenware to colourful, bright maiolica and inspired generations of ceramists who follow him to this day. This exhibition investigates Ostrom’s earliest work in stoneware and porcelain, his conceptual projects at NSCAD University, the many ways his love of gardening—and particularly rhododendrons—influenced his work, the huge impact China and its ceramic traditions and ceramists had on his life and practice, and his lifetime commitment to the exploration and reinvigoration of the ancient ceramic tradition of tin-glaze.

Good Earth examines Ostrom’s practice of altering form, surface treatments, and the rich elements of social commentary, geographic references, art history, and political statements he imbues in his work. An inspired instructor for over 40 years, Ostrom’s influence on a selection of his many celebrated students is also reflected in this exhibition.

Ostrom is celebrated internationally with galleries dedicated to the collection and presentation of his work in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. This bilingual touring exhibition is the first major retrospective to chronicle Ostrom’s career and impact on the field of global ceramics.

Please join us for Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook from Thursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29

Please join us for our 7th Online Art Show and Sale on Facebook fromThursday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 29 to see a selection of artwork by Adriane Jacquard Art Chocolate Lake Studio Green Monster Brushstrokes, On The Flip Side Artworks and Furnishings by Liz Cole, RRoth Art along with our guest artists Arthead East Creations and Rhonda Barrett.

Please RSVP to the Facebook Event: Brushstrokes of Nova Scotia 7th Online Art Show and Sale at

ZOOM Visible Mending Online Workshop Saturday 28 November

Visible Mending Online Workshop

Learn the art of visible mending in this 3 hour interactive online mending workshop.

Breathe new life in your clothes with repairs that strengthen and embellish your well-loved items using traditional boro and sashiko stitching techniques.

This interactive workshop blends traditional mending techniques with some modern tricks to mend your jeans into wearable art.

Each participant will create their own sashiko stitched sampler to practice the stitches, and learn how to apply their new knowledge to mend a pair of jeans.

For this workshop, you can purchase materials for the workshop for $20, which will be mailed to you, or you can choose to collect them from the Tare Shop in Halifax.

After signing up, I will email you all of the details with the link to connect to our Zoom meeting. I will also send you a reminder email a couple of days before class.


And, as an added bonus, you will receive:

    • Join the online Zen Stitchers Community, where you can meet other like minded people, share projects and inspiration.


When: 1-4pm Saturday 28 November, Atlantic Standard Time

Where: from the comfort of your own home (online using Zoom)

Cost: $50

Register online:


Kate Ward


Artist | Curator | Educator

2020 Lumiere Artist

2020 Truro Art Society – President

2021 Ground Rules Exhibition, Sydney, NS

Online Sashiko Courses