Supportive Arts Fall Edition: Thursdays!
September 19 @ 10:00 am - December 19 @ 12:00 pm
Thursdays 10 AM – 12PM (14 individual sessions)
Supportive Arts is a weekly program for adults 18+, embracing diversity through art-making, movement and vocal explorations. Join us for a guided morning workshop, specifically designed to support adults of all abilities. Each week includes a unique art project led by an ECFTA Art Educator in our classroom and concludes with singing and piano accompaniment with Elora Singers’ tenor Chris Fischer in our main gallery.
NEW! You can now register for all 14 sessions at once! $168 plus HST for 14 sessions.
Registration for individual sessions is required in advance (please contact the gallery office to register for individual sessions). $12 per person, plus HST, per session.
Please bring your support worker if assistance is required. Please note that ECFTA is not currently wheelchair accessible.
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Gothicized Italic Hand-Lettering with Wendy Hardy: 6 week workshop
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - November 21 @ 9:00 pm
October 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, 2019 (6 weeks)
Thursdays, 7 – 9 PM (6 Thursdays)
MAX. 10 participants
$95 plus hst (Members receive a 10% discount)
*An additional $10 Kit Fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
This calligraphic hand is a perfect combination of the gothic blackletter and italic. It is a wonderful variation that brings a bit of life to the rigid lines of the blackletter. It may well become your favourite “go to” hand. Registrants should already have some calligraphic experience before embarking on the Gothicized Italic journey. You may continue with your 3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen or a dip pen with Speedball C2 nib and ink. Worksheets and paper will be supplied for the first class and we will be discussing different paper options that work with our ink. Homework will be assigned weekly for the benefit of practice only. This course includes instruction, demonstrations and fun calligraphic projects, with discussion around tools and best practices.
Modern Deathcare Expo
October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The mission of Modern Deathcare Expo is education, empowerment and planning. We are committed to educating the public about the end-of-life options and alternatives that are available and connecting them with these resources. We are dedicated to reclaiming community-centred deathcare whereby families are empowered to enact their own end-of-life care if they choose. We believe in encouraging cultural re-engagement in dying, death and bereavement. We believe that death planning leads to a meaningful and transformational experience.
Our highly curated Vendor Marketplace has alternative deathcare information tables, services, products, and engaging interactive features. Meet your needs throughout the day in our Swan Song Lounge with music accompaniment and an art space for kids and adults alike. There will be high quality local food + beverage vendors that include vegan and gluten-free options. Gather and learn in our Speaker Gallery, unfolding throughout the day on the upper level. Thought-provoking sessions cover green burial, death planning, palliation at home, alternative funerals, care of the body as well as the advocacy and legalities within the modern deathcare movement.
Following the expo, join us under the stars around a fire at 7pm for a guided Fire Ritual. Release, mourn, or celebrate someone while being supported in community. No participation required.
Entry to the Modern Deathcare Expo and Fire Ritual are by donation.
Needle Felted Landscape with Megan Cleland
October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019
$95 plus HST (Members receive a 10% discount)
A $20 kit fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Learn the basics of needle-felting to create a landscape of your choice. Come with an image (hard copy or digital) and recreate a favourite landscape for yourself, or as a gift! Colour theory is discussed to enable students to understand how to bring the subject forward and recede. The student will leave the class with the knowledge to complete their needle-felted portrait at home.
No drawing experience required. Ideal for the beginner to intermediate.
Megan is a self-taught artist with a passion for felting. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for ten years taught her to appreciate excellent quality fiber. While there, a studio was built and being surrounded by wool, mohair, and alpaca, Megan felted hats and shawls while she spun, wove and knit her own wool. Megan returned to Canada with her precious supplies, and in 2009, began to combine her love of portraiture and needle felting. She strives to create realistic portraits using this amazing technique
Monotype Printmaking and Chine Collé with Tammy Ratcliff: TWO DAY WORKSHOP
November 2 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 4:00 pm
TWO DAY WORKSHOP: Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3, 2019 from 10AM – 4PM
$250 + HST, Maximum 10 participants.
Join artist Tammy Ratcliff for a weekend workshop featuring monotype printmaking designed for both the beginner and the more experienced. A spontaneous and satisfying way to work, monotype offers quick results and a variety of techniques. Tammy will lead you in the use of an etching press, using premium papers and only the best inks, for inspired experimentation. Explore the many ways to create a one-of-a-kind painterly print; additive and subtractive methods of applying ink to the plate surface, the use of brayers, brushes and stencils, chine collé, texture transferring, multiple plate printing and registration.
WHAT TO BRING: apron, sketchbook, photos, pressed leaves, bits of lace, favourite pencils, ruler and a lunch for break.
About the instructor: Tammy Ratcliff is a Guelph based printmaker who has been working at her practice in her own printmaking studio since 1993, after completing her courses at BealArt in London Ontario. She has shown her work extensively in solo and group shows since then, with one coming up this June 27th here at the Elora Centre for the Arts with fellow printmaker and sculptor Pam Lobb.
Felted Holiday Hat – workshop with Megan Cleland
November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019
$125 plus HST (Members receive a 10% discount)
Learn the basics of needle-felting to create a lightweight and stylish hat ready for the cooler weather! Colour theory is discussed to help participants design a hat in the palette and style of their choice. Brimmed or cloche! Ideal for beginners and up. Finishing instructions provided.
*An additional $20 Kit Fee is payable direct to instructor at first class session
Megan is a self-taught artist with a passion for felting. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for ten years taught her to appreciate excellent quality fiber. While there, a studio was built and being surrounded by wool, mohair, and alpaca, Megan felted hats and shawls while she spun, wove and knit her own wool. Megan returned to Canada with her precious supplies, and in 2009, began to combine her love of portraiture and needle felting. She strives to create realistic portraits using this amazing technique.
Abstract Fall Leaves in Watercolour with Michael Spillane: TWO DAY WORKSHOP
November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm
TWO DAY WORKSHOP: November 16 and 17, 2019
Saturday 10-4 PM and Sunday, 10-4 PM
$140 plus HST (Members receive a 10% discount). There is a minimum requirement of 6 to run this workshop so bring a friend!
*A $5 kit fee is payable to the Instructor at the beginning of class.
This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to combine detailed watercolour botanical painting with expressive abstract work. The workshop will cover basic watercolour techniques – such as wet-on-wet painting and drybrushing, as well as focusing on composition and colour theory. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to use glazing, splatter and other special effects to complete a magnificent, impressionistic-style painting themed on the glorious colours and textures of autumn foliage.
Sacred Shapes and Spaces: Draw. Flow. Food – with Donna Hull & Stephanie Lines-Toohill
November 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Ages 16+ Max. participants 20
Relax and enjoy a day of meditation, mindfulness and guided drawing of floral mandalas in our classroom, with a nourishing vegetarian lunch in the calm of our main gallery.
Led by local artists and mindful makers, Stephanie Lines-Toohill and Donna Hull!
$125 plus HST (Members receive a 10% discount)
A $10 kit fee is payable to the instructors at the beginning of class.