Events

Learn from the Masters Art Class

October 12, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 2018 | 10:30am‑12:30pm | Grade 2-6
$140 for 5 classes | Skill Level: Any | Pre-registration required

Get carried away with Claude Monet in watercolour, vibe with Van Gogh in oil pastel, ruminate on Renaissance Sculptures in pencil and dive into Degas and Mary Cassatt in chalk pastel.

We will also have a chance to get inspired by an artist of your choosing in mixed media. Journey through art history and learn about master artists while developing your own artistic abilities with different mediums! You will leave this class feeling confident in your art history knowledge as well as in your newly improved technical abilities.

Registration closes October 9th, 2018

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Aspiring Artists Portfolio Workshops

October 13, 20 and 27, 2018 | 1-3pm | Age: 14-20
$80 for 3 Workshops | Pre-registration required

Prepare yourself for a future in art—both mentally and through the quality and type of work you produce.

Skill Level
We welcome students of any skills level, though students must have plans or a desire to study art at a post-secondary level, pursue an artistic career, gallery exhibitions or arts based scholarships or grants

Registration closes October 9th, 2018

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Workshop #1
Portfolio basics such as your use of light, perspective, texture and tone as well as tips for diversifying your sketchbook, artist statements and what to include in your portfolio. As well as a glimpse into best practices for naming your artworks.

Workshop #2
Life drawing, still life drawing, architectural drawing, figure drawing as well as how to organize your portfolio and sketchbooks in order to stay on top of things.

Workshop #3
Will focus on how to promote yourself as an artist, gain confidence to “knock on doors” all while keeping your art true to yourself.

*Students are encouraged to bring their artworks and sketchbooks for feedback.

Learn to Draw for Adults

October 23 to November 13, 2018 |10:30am‑12:30pm | Age 18+
$95 for 4 classes (10% off for Friends) | Pre-registration required

Whether you have never picked up a pencil or have been sketching for years this class can help your drawing skills flourish. Starting with the basics of light, perspective and texture we will explore still life drawings, realism, sketching, figure drawing and more!

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Life Writing Workshops

February 2, 2019 | 1-3pm | FREE

Free Information Session
An overview of what is involved in taking your lifewriting project from conception to completion. Instructor Philip Sherwood is a writer, editor, personal historian and owner of lifewriters.ca

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Reel Change: Film Series

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Doors 6:30pm | Films 7:00pm |Admission Free

Concessions & Cash Bar Available

This series showcases a diverse range of Indigenous films from the local to the global. Ranging from shorts to feature-length films, and spanning genres from documentary to horror, this series includes some of the most impactful films of our time.

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November 23

Songs my Brothers Taught me

2015 | 98 mins | Directed by Cloe Zhao

Songs My Brothers Taught Me provides more than just a glimpse into the lives of the Oglala Sioux people of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Both poignant and heartfelt, it’s an intimate portrayal of a community in crisis, illustrating the traumatic realities of postcolonial life with resolute clarity. The film links emotion and environment, with a thoughtful mix of visual realism and surreal sensibility. It was nominated for both an Independent Spirit Award and for the Caméra d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the British Columbia Arts Council.

 

 

Community Art Space Opening Reception for the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

November 15th, 2018 at 6:30pm

Join us to celebrate local photographers of all skill levels and enjoy some light refreshments!

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Formed in 1975, the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club grew from the desire of a handful of people to continue to share their experiences and improve their photography. Besides fulfilling a social function, the club’s main objective has always been to help amateur photographers to develop and improve their proficiency. Many people find that a photography club fills a gap between the knowledge they acquire from a course in basic photography and the experience they need to operate independently as fulfilled amateur photographers. APAC is fortunate to have members whose proficiency is unquestioned, and who stay with the club to help others achieve a higher standard.

HOLLY HIGH TEA

Thursday, November 29, 2018
4:30pm | High Tea: 5pm
Tracycakes Bakery Café | 2636 Montrose Avenue

Indulge in creatively designed savory finger foods, scrumptious handcrafted seasonal baked treats, cranberry bubbly, and tea or coffee. ‘Tis the season for Tracy Dueck to share tips and recipes for her favorite holiday baking. Proceeds of this celebration go to the 100 Days of The Reach campaign.

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