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Adult Classes
Wilton Cake Decoration - Course 1 Decorating Basics

 

Tips and tricks you need to decorate your family's specialty cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!  All materials are included with registration and will be provided to you on your first class.


 

COURSE 1 - DECORATING BASICS
The Wilton Method® Decorating Basics Course 1 is the perfect place to start! Your Instructor will show you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you experience the excitement of successfully decorating your first cake.

You’ll understand how to bake a great cake, see how to make and color icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. You will also practice the three fundamentals of decorating, enabling you to approach each technique the right way for great results.

Along the way, you’ll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. You’ll also decorate cookies, cupcakes … and of course cakes!

Not only will you quickly learn just how easy it is to create the perfect dessert for any occasion but you will also get to share the fun with other students, who encourage you along the way.

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Oct 7 - Beginner Fashion Illustration with Print & Pattern

Catherine RuddellBeginner Fashion Illustration with Print & Pattern, Catherine Ruddell
Saturday, Oct 7 11am-1pm
$58, supplies included

In this workshop Catherine will guide participants through drawing their own fashion croquis (figures), designing a basic garment, and adding blockprint patterns to create a unique, one of a kind image. All skill levels welcome - Catherine will share lots of tips and tricks if you are still building confidence with your drawing skills!

Artist Bio: Catherine Ruddell was born and raised in Fort St John. As a young adult she studied Art History, and earned diplomas in both Fashion Design and Interior Decorating while living in Vancouver. Upon returning to the North in 2008, she helped create the Whole Wheat & Honey Café, spending the last five years as General Manager. She was also an ambassador & caretaker for the City of Fort St John Demonstration Passive House Project, where she completed a month long Artist Residency in August 2016.

As a textile artist and surface pattern designer, Catherine is inspired by nature walks, northern landscapes, and sustainable living. Her work is driven by a desire to bring the beauty of the outdoors into the home through her graphic, modern and organic designs.

artspace register now-01Catherine most enjoys working through handmade methods – bold explorations on paper with ink, hand carved block printing on fabric, as well as painting large scale wall hangings. Since moving to Prince George in 2017, she has begun translating themes & motifs from her original artwork into digital surface patterns. Her love of sewing, fashion, and quilting has inspired her to offer her fabric designs available for purchase online - so that her imagery can be incorporated by other sewists into their own meaningful personal projects. Teaching through creative workshops has become an enjoyable way for Catherine to engage with other professed or aspiring artists. She believes we find purpose and connection in the creative process of making by hand; this grows appreciation for the true effort of art and craft, and helps to build aware and conscious consumers.

 

 
Oct 14 - Tableau Noir: Acrylic Painting on Black Canvas

tableau noirTableau Noir: Acrylic Painting on Black Canvas, Sandy Troudt
Saturday, Oct 14 10am-4pm
$84, please see supply list after artist bio

Participants will be introduced to creating a painting on black-toned canvas, one of the many approaches to painting that Sandy enjoys. When the color ground is allowed to consistently peek through between brush marks, it gives an overall sense of depth, unity and drama, drawing the viewer into the finished work. This is true especially if the subject is rendered with bright and bold colors that make the painting seem alive. Sandy uses black to make other colors look brilliant. "From the first stroke of my brush, this approach provides maximum contrast for values, highlights, shapes edges and vibrant colour." Students may use their own reference material or paint along with Sandy as she demonstrates this technique. Sandy will give each person individual help in completing their work. No experience required.

Artist Bio: Sandy immersed herself in art during and after a satisfying career of teaching and school administration. She studied with many notable artists and mentors whose expertise helped her find her own path and she now strives to help others discover their own unique way.

The natural beauty of her surroundings inspires Sandy’s work. Experiments with technique and medium continually refresh her eagerness to learn and sustain her delight in creating vivid images. Sandy paints using a variety of approaches and printmaking is an important part of her studio practice.
 
artspace register now-01Sandy's art enriches her life continuously, sustaining interest and motivation as it offers delight. Membership in artists' groups have fostered deep friendships. Sandy Troudt is an active member of the FCA, founding member and past president of its Peace River Chapter. She is a signature member and past president of Flying Colours Artists' Association in the Peace Region. Her award winning work is represented in the 2014 publication, ARTISTS OF B.C. – Volume 4. You can see more of Sandy's work on her website.

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Oct 16, 23, 30 - Art Now: What's Happening in Contemporary Art Part 1

Lisa MacLeanArt Now: What's Happening in Contemporary Art Part 1, Lisa MacLean
An Audio/Visual Lecture Series
Oct 16, 23, 30 7pm-9pm
$5 each or $12 for all three lectures

What's it all about, Alfie? Do you go to an art gallery or museum and wonder about why artists do the things they do? Do you feel confused about what you see in exhibitions? Are you interested in knowing more about contemporary art? This A/V presentation series will illustrate a wide range of contemporary art media—painting and drawing, sculpture and installation, photography and photo-based art in Part One this Fall, print media, video and film, and performance and street art in Part Two in Spring 2018—and the work of several influential artists.

artspace register now-01Artist Bio: Lisa MacLean, the manager of Peace Gallery North, has a PhD in interdisciplinary studies and an MFA in visual art from UBC. She has also studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and has taught in several postsecondary institutions, including Vancouver Island University, UBC, SFU, and Emily Carr University of Art & Design. In addition to working in the cultural sector as a gallery director, volunteer, and board member, Lisa is an award-winning artist and film-maker, exhibiting nationally and internationally in many galleries, artist-run centres, museums, and film festivals. She has designed and led study abroad programs to Italy and Turkey, focusing on Western cultural history, art, architecture, philosophy, and literature.

 

 
Nov 4 - Free Form Weaving

Cheryl PeeblesFree Form Weaving, Cheryl Peebles
Saturday, Nov 4 1pm-5pm
$126, supplies included

Have you been intrigued by the idea of weaving but were intimidated by the formidable mechanics of the floor loom? Freeform or ‘off loom’ tapestry weaving is an exciting technique where anything goes. Using traditional techniques one can be as expressive and unique as the weaver likes. All sorts of textures, colors and yarn sizes are used to create a piece of weaving suited to wall hangings, cushion covers or tote bags. The weaving can be inspired by colors, one's experiences, or the natural environment.  Using a simple frame loom and a wealth of textures we will learn how to set up the loom and plan the design. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated so the weaver will have the knowledge and skills to create geometric shapes and contours. This is an imaginative, forgiving technique that all can master.

No Experience required. All materials and equipment will be provided, the participant is encouraged  to bring along any yarns or fibre they already have that they may want to include in their work.

artspace register now-01Artist Bio: Artist by nature – Fibre Artist by choice. Cheryl has been making art all her life; from making books as a girl, to oil painting as a teen and pottery as a young adult. While in college watercolors came to be her medium of choice. Moving to the Peace Region in the late 70’s Cheryl was introduced to hand spinning and soon after hand weaving. She was hooked and has been working with fibre ever since.  Spinning, weaving, felting and dyeing; Cheryl’s work has been exhibited throughout BC and northern Alberta.

Loving to share knowledge and skills, Cheryl has been teaching both adults and children for more than 30 years. In addition to teaching through her studio and local weavers’ guilds, much of her teaching has been through school districts as a contract teacher. Her biggest pleasure comes from the ‘aha’ moments when her students have mastered new technique.

 

 
Nov 12 - Woodcut Wonders: Beginner Woodcut

Mary ParslowWoodcut Wonders: Beginner Woodcut, Mary Parslow
Sunday, Nov 12 10am-4pm
$105, supplies included

Join us for a chance to follow in the footsteps of those who have discovered the amazing possibilities of cutting and printing a wood block. Woodcuts are the oldest of all the printmaking techniques and a very exciting and satisfying way of making art.  

We will be experimenting at first with tools to make marks on small blocks of “Shina” wood; a Japanese wood that is made especially for woodcut artists.  We will discover the marks each tool makes and design and print a simple abstract design using those marks.

We will then use a piece of 6”x8” Shina wood to design a block, transfer the design onto the block, cut it and print it.  We may have a chance to colour the artwork with a variety of coloured inks and Chine Colle Japanese papers. The wood we use is thick enough to use both sides so there are more possibilities after the initial block is cut.

So come with reference photos, or sketches and drawings and /or magazine pictures remembering our main piece of wood is 6”x8”. Mary will provide all materials. You will leave with a beautiful set of original hand-pulled prints. A wonderful way to start your art or pick it up if you haven’t done any for a while. Bring a friend or family member, give the class as a gift for Christmas or a birthday. See you at the class!

MATERIALS THAT MARY WILL BRING
•small pieces of wood for experiments, 6”x8” piece of wood for each participant, inks, tracing paper, Japanese papers, print papers, registration boards, barens, brayers, inking plates, newsprint, pencils, tape, glue stick, rulers, Inktense pencils

artspace register now-01Artist Bio: Mary is an enthusiastic artist, printmaker, and teacher using some of her her time sharing all the interesting things she is discovering with other interested folks. Her main focus is relief printmaking using Lino and wood. She has a degree in Art and Education and continues to learn and grow in the arts.

 

 
Nov 25 - Zentangle® Workshop

Zentangle ClassZentangle® Workshop, Deb Bowyer
Saturday, Nov 25 1pm-4pm
$63, supplies included

Introduction to the Zentangle® Method class is an approximately three-hour class (all materials included) where we will talk about the history of Zentangle®, discuss the elements of a tile, play with a few tangle patterns, shade a bit and then appreciate our art. There are no mistakes in Zentangle® art. The Zentangle® method can be used to conquer your stress and relax your mind. It has been described as yoga for the brain: we aim to demonstrate the tangle patterns and techniques in a supportive, encouraging and caring environment. Everyone will end up with a different piece of art based on their unique spin on the tangle patterns. We will display them in a mosaic format so that we can appreciate them as a group.

artspace register now-01Artist Bio: I have never had any formal training, outside of the local classes that I've attended over the years, and I don't have an "art degree" by any means, but I have always appreciated art and the beauty and diversity of it. I have dabbled over the years in many different mediums but most recently discovered the Zentangle® method and Encaustic art. They are so different in technique but also very similar. Both are meant to be abstract. I kind of like that as I'm a bit of a "perfectionist" and with these art forms I don't have to be. It's a bit liberating to say the least. A Certified Zentangle® Teacher, I have been trained by Rick and Maria to guide students in the mindful, meditative practice of the Zentangle® method.