Watercolour monoprint workshop offered

A FREE watercolour monotype workshop will be offered by members of the YARC Print Shop at the Yarmouth County Museum on Saturday, September 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The workshop is being given in conjunction with the Ateliers 4 printmakers exhibit, now on view at the Museum.

The workshop is open to all ages and to all experience levels. All materials will be supplied, and participants will go home with one or two of their own original monoprints!

This is an example of a monoprint done by Angelina Comeau.

 

 

There is a limit of 15, so you are asked to preregister by contacting Virginia Stoddard at 902 742-4182 or [email protected].

Thanks, and please let Virginia know if you have any questions!

 

 

 

4 Ateliers Show scheduled

4 Ateliers:  GraveursAmbulants/Printmakers on the Move  

This collaborative travelling exhibition features over 100 original prints by artists from four, artist-run printmaking workshops in Western Nova Scotia. The exhibition will be mounted in gallery spaces in the home communities of each printshop between August 2018 and July 2019.  At each site a variety of public talks, demonstrations and workshops will be hosted by the members of the printshop from that region.  

Building Awareness & Understanding

The exhibition brings original contemporary art to the Western Nova Scotian communities where each of the workshops is located – Yarmouth, Annapolis Royal, Mahone Bay and Church Point – reinforcing the fact that printmaking is alive and well in this region.  

Learning, Sharing & Growing

Over 40 artists are represented.  The exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for the artists to see firsthand the prints and ideas are being generated by their printmaking peers.

Increasing Access & Encouraging Participation

Traveling the exhibition to four localities allows a greater number of people to see the work. Accessibility is certainly in the nature of printmaking due to its contemporary relevance and its portability as well as its relative affordability. It is hoped that our exhibition will increase public understanding of printmaking as an avenue of creative expression and inspire other artists to explore its possibilities as a part of their own art-making practice.

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS & DATES:

August4 – September 15, 2018 – Yarmouth County Museum – 22 Collins Street, Yarmouth

Opening Reception – August 4st  2 to 4 p.m.

Hosted by Th’YARC Printshop   

contact:  Cecil Day  [email protected] or Virginia Stoddard [email protected]

for information about the hosting printshop and activities at this venue.

October 21 – November 25, 2018Chapel Gallery at Art Space – 396 St George Street, Annapolis Royal

Opening October 21st 1 to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Elephant Grass Printshop

contact:  Bonnie Baker [email protected]

for information about the hosting  printshop and activities at this venue.

March 16 to April 14, 2019 – Peer Gallery, 167 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg

Opening March 16th 1 to 4 pm – refreshments, artists’ talk at 2 pm

Hosted by Mahone Bay Printmakers

contact:  Ed Porter [email protected]

for information about the hosting  printshop and activities at this venue

May 1 – June 15, 2019  – Le Trécarré at Université Sainte Anne, 1695 Hyw 1,  Church Point

Opening May 4th

Hosted by La Manivelle 

contact: Denise Comeau [email protected]

for information about the hosting  printshop and activities at this venue

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For more information about specific printshops and venues please write to the contact people above.

For general information about the exhibition – Sally Warren [email protected]  902-531-2161

Garson activities this week!

Scratch Art: The Scratch Art method as taught by Trudy and Paula Garson; a workshop for adults with David Gorman.

Thursday, July 26.  6 – 8 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

“Come cover and then uncover your own panel using palette knife and brush. In this workshop, we will explore the basic methods of using ‘scratch out’ to reveal layers of paint, both wet and dry.”

Precoated masonite panels supplied. Participants may bring acrylic paints, a palette knife and a brush, though some materials will be available.

Free workshop for ages 19+. Limited enrollment—16 participants.

To register , contact Paulette Babin at [email protected] or call 902 881-2646.

Whose Museum Presents: Fill Yer Boots

A still life drawing session with the collection and more!

Friday, July 27.  6 – 9  p.m.  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

FREE!

Fill Yer Boots is an all-ages event and workshop organized by Whose Museum, an artist’s project initiated by Laura Hatfield. The workshop draws upon the teaching methods of the late art educators Trudy and Paula Garson. Their lessons provided a social situation in which to meet, talk and express one’s ideas together in a supportive environment. They also often had parties and this event will combine that aspect of their teaching with their more traditional class on still-life drawing, which they insisted on doing at the start of each year.

For the workshop with Whose Museum, participants are asked to bring an object of their choice ( something personal from home, found on the street, trash or treasure, etc.). Together the class will build a still life installation to draw. Art supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own. There will also be music and refreshments.

 

Everyone is welcome—No ”talent” required.

Click on link below for more information.

Garson-Whose museum amended

Garson Events final list

This is a summary of the final four events planned for the “Influence; The Lessons of Trudy & Paula Garson” exhibit.  The programs and workshops we’ve already had have been terrific events, and the last ones promise to be just as fulfilling! Mark your calendars!

All events will be held in the Community Room, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth.

 Wednesday, July 18.  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Elizabeth Sweeney. “Art and Disability: A talk”.

Elizabeth has a history in her curatorial practise of working in the development of  access to the arts, and in deaf and disability arts. She also has an interest in representations of disability in the visual arts and the work of professional artists with disabilities.

She is currently Program Officer, Explore and Create, with the Canada Council.

In her talk, Elizabeth will describe the work that she does, and will also touch on her early art classes with the Garson Sisters.

 

While she is in Yarmouth, Elizabeth will also be giving a Canada Council grant writing workshop, on Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This will be at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, though it’s not part of the Yarmouth Art Society programming.

 

Wednesday, July 25. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Puppet Theatre: make a puppet and put on a show!

A free workshop for children ages 7 to 10, with art instructors Kellianne Land and Jay LeBlanc.

Participants will make simple puppets, and then perform a short play ”Kid Jo and the Whale”. All materials supplied.

Limited to 15 children.

To register, contact Paulette Babin at [email protected]

Thursday, July 26. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Scratch Art with Dave Gorman.

A free workshop for adults, exploring the scratch art method taught by Trudy and Paula Garson.

Prepared panels and some materials supplied; but participants could bring palette knives and brushes, if available.

Limited to 15 people.

To register, contact Paulette Babin at [email protected]

Friday, July 27. 6:00- 9:00 p.m. Whose Museum Presents: Fill Yer Boots with Laura Hatfield

A still life drawing session with the collection and more!

A free,  all-ages event and workshop organized by Whose Museum, an artist’s project initiated by Laura Hatfield. The workshop draws upon the teaching methods of art educators Trudy and Paula Garson.

Their lessons provided a social situation in which to meet, talk, and express one’s ideas together in a supportive environment. They also had parties and this event will combine that aspect of their teaching with their more traditional class on still-life drawing, which they insisted on doing at the start of every year.

For this workshop with Whose Museum, participants are asked to bring an object of their choice ( something personal from home, found on the street, trash or treasure, etc.). Together the class will build a still life installation to draw. Art supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

There will be refreshments—and maybe music!

Everyone is welcome—No ‘talent” required!

 

 

 

Minutes of June Meeting

These are unapproved minutes of June meeting

Yarmouth Art Society Minutes June 30, 2018 Meeting

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,Yarmouth

The meeting was called to order at 1.00 pm.

Minutes of May 26 were approved with correction of “Friday night July 27 instead of Saturday night July 27”.

Treasurer’s Report: for the period May 26,2018 to June 30, 2018 the opening balance is $2729.93 and total balance forward is $3548.78.The total balance forward without the Garson Grant reserve $1458.20 and the Hainstock Grant reserve of $300 is $1790.58.

Old Business:

Show Garson Sisters : Virginia reported on the Unfinished Portrait event with Maggie Mandell.The event went well and the finished portraits were shared with members.Events coming up; on the afternoon of Wednesday July 25, 2-4pm ,Kellianne Land with Jay Leblanc will conduct a puppet workshop for children age 7 to 10 based loosely on Jonah and the Whale.On the evening of Thursday July 26, 6-8pm, Dave Gorman will present a workshop on scratch art for adults 19 and up.On the evening of Friday July 27 Laura Hatfield will be providing a still life drawing session of a sculptered installation created by participants.As well in July Elizabeth Sweeney will be giving talk on Art and disabilities and also grant writing workshop .More info will follow.

Pairings Show with Write Away Group will follow the Print Show  at the Yarmouth County Museum.Work can be brought into the museum  on September 18. For the opening from 2-4 on September 29 sweets are brought in by Write Away and savoury by YAS and the Museum provides refreshments. Margriet will make the poster.

Discussion re booking of a room for our Lucky Choice  event in November.VirginiaStoddard moved and Betty Kowall seconded that we ask for use of Holy Trinity Hall. Kelliann will check with the Holy Trinity Parish Council.

YAS Membership Th’YARC discussed; no communication from the organization yet in response to our question about benefits of membership.It has been several months.There will be public presentation about the new Art Center for stakeholders on July 5, 2018 at 6 pm at the Grand the presentation will include the governance model.Also there is a small group of people invited to another meeting about the operating model of the Arts and Cultural Centre on July 11 2018.

Holy Trinity Arts Activities- Kellianne Land shared with us info  about a Drawing Studio starting July 11. An Altered Book workshop will be on August 11 and an altered book exhibit and open cafe will be opening August 31. A Youth Workshop ages 14 to 18 starting July 7 ,from10 to 5.Anyone interested in creating a work made up of refuse on our beaches,there will be an exhibit on 3rd floor Killam Building the end of July. View the events calendar  @holytrinityyarmouth.ca.

Plein Air Session YAS- everyone welcome to meet 3pm July 14 Yarmouth Bar at the large parking lot on the left side of the road before the causeway.

New Business:

Hospital Hullaballoo- this year will take place September 22. We usually work at a table with donated pieces of art work. Also a larger piece of art is usually donated for auctioning of tickets. Anyone interested in donating or working the table approximately 10 -2 contact Margriet.

Artists at the Farmers Market Annex- Ivan Blades reported that the Craft Guild offered Art Society members to use the Farmers Market Annex twice a month when the Guild is there. If selling works the charge is $14 per day and for promotion of your work it is free.If you wish to participate contact Ivan ([email protected]).

Our next meeting is September 29 2018 at 1pm at the Yarmouth County Museum followed by 2-4 opening of the show with Write Away Group.

Respectfully submitted,

Paulette Babin

Lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson – Final Events

Influence: the Lessons of Trudy and Paula Garson

Upcoming events and workshops

Elizabeth Sweeney. Talk: “Art and Disabilities”

Wednesday, July 18. 2:00 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

Elizabeth Sweeney has a history of working in both developing access to the arts, and in deaf and disability arts curatorial practise. She also has a  professional and personal interest in the representations of disability in the visual arts and the work of artists with disabilities.

In her presentation, she will describe aspects of her career, and will also touch on her early experiences as a student in the Garsons’ group art classes for children.

While Elizabeth is in Yarmouth, she will also be giving a Canada Council grant writing workshop on Thursday, July 19th, from 6:30 to 8:30, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Puppet Theatre: Make puppets and put on a show “ Kid Jo and the Whale”!

Kellianne Land and Jay LeBlanc will involve children in an exciting and creative exploration of art and theatre!

Wednesday, July 25. 2 – 4 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

Free workshop for ages 7 to 10.  Limited enrollment—15 participants. All materials supplied.

To register your child, contact Paulette Babin at [email protected] or call 902 881-2646.

Scratch Art: The Scratch Art method as taught by Trudy and Paula Garson; a workshop for adults with David Gorman.

Thursday, July 26.  6 – 8 p.m. Community Room, AGNS Yarmouth

“Come cover and then uncover your own panel using palette knife and brush. In this workshop, we will explore the basic methods of using ‘scratch out’ to reveal layers of paint, both wet and dry.”

Precoated masonite panels supplied. Participants may bring acrylic paints, a palette knife and a brush, though some materials will be available.

Free workshop for ages 19+. Limited enrollment—16 participants.

To register , contact Paulette Babin at [email protected] or call 902 881-2646.

Whose Museum Presents: Fill Yer Boots

A still life drawing session with the collection and more!

Friday, July 27.  5 – 8 p.m.  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth 

FREE!

Fill Yer Boots is an all-ages event and workshop organized by Whose Museum, an artist’s project initiated by Laura Hatfield. The workshop draws upon the teaching methods of the late art educators Trudy and Paula Garson. Their lessons provided a social situation in which to meet, talk and express one’s ideas together in a supportive environment. They also often had parties and this event will combine that aspect of their teaching with their more traditional class on still-life drawing, which they insisted on doing at the start of each year.

For the workshop with Whose Museum, participants are asked to bring an object of their choice ( something personal from home, found on the street, trash or treasure, etc.). Together the class will build a still life installation to draw. Art supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own. There will also be music and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome—No ”talent” required.