Fall 2023 Art Classes

Elliot Lake Arts Club

Grace Christian Centre, 1 College Place, Elliot Lake, Ontario

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE - POSTPONED

POSTPONED DUE TO MOVE TO NEW LOCATION

Are you one of those people who take hundreds of photos on vacation? Do you collect tourist ephemera and bring it home to be tucked away in a shoebox? Do you write a diary while you are traveling? Save maps, ticket stubs, etc?

Here’s your chance to make a creative record of your travels. During this workshop you will make an accordion-style book, working in whatever medium you want. It could be watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, pen and ink, collage, etc. Using a theme of your choice and a restricted palette, these small format paintings or mixed media pieces will be a concise memento of your journey, one that can be displayed on a tabletop, hung on the wall, or folded up to store on your bookshelf when not being displayed.

This workshop is geared to all levels of experience.

Materials for first session

  • 1 sheet 140 lb. watercolour paper 22” X 30”
  • glue or matte medium to glue covers & construct the accordion book
  • pencil, ruler, cutting surface (optional)
  • X-acto knife, scissors

Supplied: museum board for your covers

Then, the fun part…we brainstorm ideas! You will then be able to collect materials, reference photos, paper ephemera, etc. for your theme.

The following four weeks will involve painting, drawing, etc. using supplies of your choice. If time permits, you may be able to make more than one.

Bonus: surprise project for Dec. class!

Contact Linda at lmfinnart@gmail.com

Cost: $180 non-members $160 A.C. members

Duration

5 weeks: 3 hour session once a week, beginning Tues. Nov.7 – Tues.Dec. 5: 1 – 4 pm