Speakers and Workshops 2019

MAA is pleased to present its Program Line-up for 2018/19.  Our Program Line-up consists of the speakers at our regular monthly meetings providing presentations on a specific subject and the instructors who will provide demonstrations and workshops over the course of the year.

These speakers and instructors have been selected based on the results of members’ input and from feedback received from the MAA Survey conducted last year. 

Plan to attend the presentations at our regular meetings and register now for one of the many workshops being offered. We expect the workshops to fill up fast as there are a limited number of seats in each workshop. A waiting list will be maintained for each workshop should there be participant cancellations. 

Register separately for the specific workshop(s) that you want to attend via email to workshops@manotickart.ca. Please identify the workshop name in the subject of the email.

Members will be requested to pay the registration fee in accordance with the amounts and deadline dates identified for each workshop.  Payments can be made via Pay Pal or e-transfer to the treasurer@manotickart.ca or by cheque made out to the Manotick Art Association and mailed to Brian Graham at 87 Halley Street, Nepean ON K2J 3R5.  You also have the option of paying at our monthly meetings via credit card.

Workshop materials required for each of the workshops will be identified on the Manotick Art Association website later in October.

Come out and join us at our regular meetings or sign up for one of the workshops.

Speaker Line-up for 2019

Below are the planned speaker presentations for our regular meetings from September 2018 to July 2019.

Month Itinerary Speaker Details and Subject
Sept 11, 2018 Annual General Meeting Overview of website by Tom Greene
Oct 2, 2018 Regular Meeting Abstracts by Lee Anne LaForge
Nov 6, 2018 Regular Meeting

Sculptor Barry Robinson, Goose Landing Studio, North Goweris a Professional Educator and owner of a Carving Studio called Goose Landing Studio in North Gower.

His presentation will cover the history of soapstone, types of soapstone, tips on stone selection, and carving techniques like sanding, polishing, setting a base, positioning of your carving, and tools used in carving soapstone.

Dec 4, 2018 Potluck starts 6:30PM Includes a Show and Tell. Members are encouraged to bring something that they did over the course of the year that they want to share or want advice on.
Jan 8, 2019 Regular Meeting Anne Remmer Thompson will lead us in our Critic Night beginning with an explanation on a typical Jury Process before discussing the individual pieces of artwork.
Feb 5, 2019 Regular Meeting Janis Miller Hall will provide us with suggestions on how to buy the right materials to produce the type of artwork you want and provide suggestions to frame it.
Mar 5, 2019 Regular Meeting Joyce Morris will provide a presentation on the nude in art and the continued fascination from Greek to today of the "ideal" Image.
Apr 2, 2019 Regular Meeting Ginny Fobert Photography and Garage Sale of used art materials
May 7, 2019 Regular Meeting Susan Ashbrook Michael Wilcox Colour Theory but not turn it into a selling pitch
Jun 4, 2019 Summer Potluck No speaker

 


Demonstrations and Workshop Line-up for 2018-19

Below are the planned workshops scheduled from September 2018 to July 2019.

MAA members may register now for any of the workshops in order to reserve your space.  Payment deadline is identified in the text for each workshop.  After the payment deadline individuals will only be reimbursed if they can be replaced with someone from the waiting list or if the course is cancelled.  These workshops are open to MAA members and will only be opened to non-members if we do not have sufficient participants to proceed with the event.

Register separately for the specific workshops that you want to attend, via email to workshops@manotickart.ca and identify the workshop name in the subject of the email. Payment will be required by the payment deadlines identified'

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.

Half Day Demonstration “DIY Framing”
with Vic Dohar - Held on Sept 8, 2018


Half Day Workshop “Palette Knife”
with Jacky MacDonald – Held on Friday, October 19, 2018

Half Day Workshop “Palette Knife”
with Jacky MacDonald – Held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018


Two Day Workshop “Improve Your Painting Skills”
with Denise Guillemette – Held on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th and 18th


One day Workshop “Approaching an Abstract”
One day Workshop “Approaching an Abstract” with Ann Gruchy – Wednesday, January 23rd , 2019 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

This one day workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at a location to be determined, with Ann Gruchy. This workshop is for artists who want to have confidence creating an abstract painting. 

Bring your own easel, acrylic or oil paints, canvas, and inspiration.

The workshop is open to 14 participants at a cost of $40.00 per participant with a payment deadline of December 10th, 2018.

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.

Two Day Workshop “Abstracts in Acrylic”
with Brian Atyeo – Monday and Tuesday, March 25th and March 26th, 2019 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This is a two-day workshop will be held at the City Archive Facilities Room, 115, 100 Tallwood Ave. with Brian Atyeo.  The workshop is for artists working in acrylic media. (No oil based paints). 

When we take advantage of conditions like distortion, exaggeration and multiple perspective, we open ourselves to that unique condition of self that allows abstraction to dominate our response to subject.

Brian will demonstrate a landscape the first day, and a jazz figure duet (Saxophones) the second day.  You will have time each afternoon to respond with your own painting and application of the techniques demonstrated.

Abstraction is more a way of thinking/response, than a way of painting or technique.

The workshop is open to 14 participants at a cost of $175.00 per participant with a payment deadline of January 31st,, 2019.

Check the web to see Brian’s work.

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.

Two Day Workshop “Acrylic Landscapes”
with Brian Atyeo – Wednesday and Thursday, March 27th and 28th, 2019  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This two-day workshop will be held at the City Archive Facilities, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Ave. with Brian Atyeo. The workshop is for artists working in acrylic media. (No oil based paints).

One of the problems landscape artists have – is effectively combining large powerful shapes with more passive/supportive shapes.  The composition of a painting can be made more effective by combining these strong shape interactions, along with suitable tonal values.

We will also study colour temperature in composition, and look at the strong use of colour, both modified and unmodified. 

Brian will demonstrate each morning, along with the lesson, and you will have time in the afternoon to respond with your own painting and application of the techniques demonstrated.

The workshop is open to 14 participants at a cost of $175.00 per participant with a payment deadline of January 31st,, 2019.

Check out the web to see Brian’s work.

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.


One Day Workshop/Demonstration “Watercolour on Hard Surface”
with Alan Bain  – April  8th, 2019 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This one day workshop will be held at the City Archive Facilities, Room 115, 100 Tallwood Ave.  with Alan Bain. This workshop is for artists who want to learn how to prepare hard surfaces, such as Masonite or Birch panels, so that the panels will accept standard watercolour paints.

During the day you will apply a sequence of paints to two 10 X 12 panels – One of Masonite, a second of birch-faced hardboard.  While you are waiting for each coat on the panels to dry, you will paint a watercolour on a prepared 10 X 12 masonite panel. Participants should bring their own watercolour paints and a subject or photo for inspiration.

The workshop is open to 14 participants and the cost is $45.00 per participant which includes three panels; one prepared and two that will be prepared during the workshop. Payment deadline is February 15th, 2019.

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.


Two Day Workshop “Creating Natural Landscapes”
with Sheila Davis May 25/26, 2019 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This two day workshop will be held at the Manotick Community Centre, Activity Room on the second floor, 5572 Dr. Leach Dr., Manotick, with Sheila Davis.  Sheila is an oil painter who will share her proven technique of using dynamic brushstrokes and saturated colour to create natural landscapes that have a strong organic feel.  Her approach challenges the eye to look beyond the obvious as can be seen in her artwork at www.sheiladavis.ca. This workshop is open to acrylic and oil painters at all levels.

The workshop is open to 14 participants at a cost of $170.00 per participant with a payment deadline of April 5th, 2019.

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.

Note: The next two, one day workshops can be taken individually or together. The cost to take both workshops is $225.00.

One Day Workshop “Paverpol Bathing Fairy “ 
with MaryLou Devine May 31st, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This one day workshop will be held at 6773 McCordick Road, North Gower, Ontario in MaryLou’s Studio.

Students will learn how to make an armature to drape and wrap in paverpol coated fabric to create a Bathing Fairy that can be seated or hung indoors or outside. Students will also learn how to add clothing and create costuming in fabric dipped in paverpol and learn how to create and attach hair. MaryLou will demonstrate the process of making wings and offer students a wide selection of pre-made wings to choose from. 

The cost for this workshop is $125.00 per participant with a registration and payment deadline of April 1st 2018. Note: the cost to take this workshop and the one with Maria Saracino below is $225.00.

All materials will be provided and these costs are included in the registration fee. There will be a lunch break – so bring a brown bag. 

Space will be restricted to 12 participants and spaces but a minimum of six participants are required to proceed with the workshop.  Payment deadline is April 15th, 2019.

Check out her website at http://www.simplydevinepaverpol.com/

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.


One Day Workshop “Polymer Clay/Resin Bathing Fairy Components”
with Maria Saracino June 1st, 2019 from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM

This one day workshop will be held at 729 Vermillion Drive, Gloucester, Ontario
(Riverside South) in Maria’s Studio.

Students will learn how to sculpt a fairy head, upper torso, arms and hands in polymer clay. They will also be walked through how to paint the eyes and detail the face with powdered colours and how to add fibres to create a “wet” hair look. Students will also learn how to work with two-part clear resin and Maria’s secret trick for creating bubbles. She will also demonstrate the process of making wings and offer students a wide selection of pre-made wings to choose from.

MaryLou and Maria will demonstrate how to bring affix the Clay/Resin components to the Paverpol armature created the day before.

The cost for this workshop is $125.00 per participant with a registration and payment deadline of April 1st 2018. Note: the cost to take this workshop and the one with MaryLou Devine identified above is $225.00.

All materials will be provided and these costs are included in the registration fee. There will be a lunch break – so bring a brown bag.

Space will be restricted to 12 participants and spaces but we require a minimum of six participants to proceed with the workshop. Payment deadline is April 15th, 2019.

Check out her website at https://saracinocollection.com/

Register at  workshops@manotickart.ca and issue payment at treasurer@manotickart.ca see details above.

Meeting Speaker Description

AnneRemmer-Thompson January 8th
Anne Remmer Thompson CSPWC is a watercolour and acrylic artist/instructor who uses a simple and peaceful stye that reflects tranquil beauty. She was elected as a member of the prestigious Canadian Society of Painter in Watercolour (CSPWC) and is a Fellow of the Watercolour Society. Anne has won numerous awards and received wide recognition for her artwork and she regularly exhibits in the area.

See anneremmerthompson.ca

Janis Miller Hall February 5th
Janis has a degree in Art Education from the University of Toronto as well as a Creative Arts Diploma from Sheridan College. Her work hangs in both public and private collections across Canada, United States, and the Caribbean, including the City of Ottawa’s collection. She worked for Wallacks framing department for 17  years and understands the importance for an artist to buy good materials and will discuss the pitfalls of poor materials and how to identify materials with potential problems.

See www.janismillerhall.com

Joyce Morris March 5
Joyce Morris is an established artist who has chosen figurative art to create surrealistic narratives in her work.  She studied print making at McGill University and Open Studio in Toronto and has taught at Sheridan College as well as at St. Lawrence College.  Joyce now paints large enigmatic conversations on canvases in mixed media.  She is co-founder of Image Matrix print Collective and a long time member of Go Figure Life Drawing in Burritts Rapids.

See Figure Life Drawing

Susan Ashcroft May 7
Susan studied oil painting at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and graduated as a commercial artist from Algonquin College in Ottawa. She has experimented with many of the mediums over the years and developed unique techniques in particular related to colour theory. She teaches in a variety of settings and is a representative for the Michael Wilcox school of colour. Becoming an expert in split-primary colour theory developed by Michael Wilcox, and will discuss some of the philosophy and techniques for a new approach to mixing colours.


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