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Upcoming Events

Invitation to Participate Backyard Botanicals Exhibition

July 12 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

In celebration of summer and our rich community of professional artists and art enthusiasts, the Elora Centre for the Arts presents a community art exhibition entitled “Backyard Botanicals”. Opening July 12th and running through September 3rd in the Harris Exchange, the exhibition will highlight the beauty of Wellington County’s diverse native flora.

Eligibility

The ECFTA encourages the participation of professional and amateur artists working in a variety of artistic mediums as long as works are created using the standardized panels provided by the Centre. The panel/shadow box accommodates both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional botanical works.

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FINE JEWELLERY DESIGN WITH PRECIOUS METAL CLAY

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 4:00 pm

with Patrice Baker of Silverfish Studios

July 20th (7 – 9PM evening) & July 21st (10 – 4PM day)  

Members $75 +hst     

Non-Members $85 +hst

$95 Kit Fee payable direct to instructor on first day of workshop 

It’s not magic, but it sure looks it! Imagine a lump of clay, rolling it and cutting it out like dough, printing it with nearly any type of texture you can imagine, and then having it fired in a kiln. But instead of clay, what comes out of the kiln is PURE SILVER!  Precious Metal Clay is pure powdered silver mixed with plant fibre and water. Once in the kiln, the plant fibre burns away and only the pure silver is left behind. Depending on the size of each work, participants will be able to make between 5 to 10 pieces of beautifully crafted, gift-worthy jewellery in their very first class.

Kit Fee includes the cost of 45 grams PMC+ brand pure silver, a sterling chain and a pair of sterling ear wires. More PMC+ will be available in class for an additional cost.

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ELORA PHOTO WALK

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

with Mark Heine    

Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25 

9AM – 10:30AM

Members  $60+hst per session     

Non Members $65+hst per session

Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don’t forget your camera (even a cell phone will do!). All skill levels welcome. Physical fitness- easy pace and easy terrain but will be walking approximately 2 kilometres during the session.

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THE ART OF THE CRITIQUE

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm

MASTERCLASS WITH JOHN KISSICK

Saturday July 28th & Sunday July 29

10AM – 4PM

Members.  $265 +hst

Non Members  $275 +hst 

The Art of the Critique is an intensive two-day workshop geared towards providing critical feedback on individual work. Participating artists will learn the process of examining works while cultivating a community venue for critiques. The workshop will include lectures on traditional and contemporary ideas of critique and a variety of exercises based on the reworking of another artist’s work as well as material and contextual changes and translation. Once artists have signed up, they will receive further direction from the instructor on how to prepare for the class.

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Circus Summer Camp with Youth Circus Project

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm

Circus Summer Camp

with Youth Circus Project

9-5pm

July 30 -August 3, 2018

Ages 5-12

Members $240

Non-Members $250

 

Run away with the circus this summer for a fun-filled week of creativity and self-expression. Each day will feature a variety of skills training, circus crafts, and mini performances. Slackline, stilt-walking, juggling, acrobatics, theatrical clowning and so much more! This camp is designed to help young people build confidence and develop their physical literacy under the guidance of professionally trained circus artists from the Youth Circus Project

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MARKET BASKET WORKSHOP

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Martina Obersat

Saturday August 4, 2018

10AM – 4PM

Members $45 +hst

Non Members $50 +hst

$35 Kit Fee payable directly to instructor at the beginning of workshop

Students will learn the basics of flat reed basketry by making this beginner market basket. We start with laying out, measuring and weaving the base. The sides are woven to include the oak handle for extra stability. The rim is lashed on securely using bamboo caning. This basket is sturdy and useful. Decorating the handle is optional. For all skill levels.

*Please bring along the following with you to workshop: water basin, old towels, spray bottle, measuring tape, pencil, knife, packing tool, sharp scissors, clothes pins.

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LAYERING, STENCILING AND STAMPING WITH OIL & COLD WAX

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

with Laurie Skantzos

Saturday Aug 11      10AM-4PM    

Sunday Aug 12         10AM-4PM    

Members $140 +hst     

Non-Members $150 +hst  

Spend the weekend exploring the world of oil and cold wax. We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps and stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modelling tools and squeegees, we will create beautifully layered paintings. This class is open to all levels.

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Storybook Art Camp/ A River Runs Through It

August 13 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 12:00 pm

Storybook Art Camp

A River Runs Through It

Ages 4-6

August 13 -17, 2018

with Debbie Watters & Bear Epp

9-12pm

Members $120

Non-Members $130

Storybook Art Camp brings together the craft of storytelling with the magic of art making. Beloved children’s stories and illustrations become the inspiration for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and play in this week-long camp. Children will spend their mornings listening to stories, creating art, singing songs, and playing games that will foster a love of literacy and art.

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN ELORA

August 18 @ 9:30 am - August 19 @ 4:30 pm

with Sam Paonessa

Saturday Aug 18th    9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Sunday Aug 19th       9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Members $120+HST for one day / $225 +HST for both days

Non-Members $130 +HST for one day/ $245 +HST for both days

 

Spend the weekend exploring the picturesque village of Elora while you work on improving your plein air painting skills with professional artist Sam Paonessa. Reinforce painting principles and techniques, and develop visual editing skills. Demonstrations, individual attention, and encouragement will increase your creative confidence. Enjoy the colour and tonal challenges of landscape painting. You are invited to work with acrylic or oil paint. Some plein air experience is advised. Be prepared for weather, rain or shine and note that locations may require walking and transporting painting equipment.

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ELORA PHOTO WALK

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

with Mark Heine    

Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25 

9AM – 10:30AM

Members  $60+hst per session     

Non Members $65+hst per session

Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don’t forget your camera (even a cell phone will do!). All skill levels welcome. Physical fitness- easy pace and easy terrain but will be walking approximately 2 kilometres during the session.

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