Upcoming PLAYshops

Upcoming PLAYshops

Please note:  All art PLAYshops and retreats require pre-registration. Unless otherwise noted, register by phone (306) 333-4501, text (306) 331-9719 or e-mail at sue@poachedeggwoman.ca. If a deposit is required to confirm registration, e-transfers, cash and cheques mailed to Box 128, Abernethy, Sask. S0A 0A0 are all accepted gratefully. NEW: There is a sliding scale for PLAYshops – you can pay from $0 to the stated cost.

FEARLESS WATERCOLOURS (for Beginners) and FEARLESS WATERCOLOURS CONTINUED      Sat. October 14 and Sun. Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Qu’Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts, Fort Qu’Appelle

Mandala, watercolour, 10″ x 10″. 2017

These two days can be taken separately, or for a slight savings, you can participate in the whole weekend.

Fearless Watercolours (for Beginners) introduces you to the joy and fluidity of this medium using a variety of gently guided exercises. You will learn about the roles of water, paper and paint in watercolour painting. You will mix colours and create a simple colour wheel. You will be introduced to some basic techniques such as wet on wet, glazing, dry brush, washes. Your day will end by creating a watercolour mandala. See example on right.The atmosphere is one of exploration, discovery, fun and absorption. You may probably get so caught up in painting, you will forget to go to the bathroom! Whoops!

Spilled Ink Hills, 9″ x 12″, ink and watercolour

Fearless Watercolours Continued is a chance to take what was learned on Saturday and extend it a little further and delve a little deeper. On this day, guided exercises will have you choosing the subject matter – a still life, flowers and/or a scene of nature. Depending on the weather, we may take our paints outside. You do not have to have previously taken “Fearless Watercolours” to register for this day, but some experience with watercolours would be helpful.

Cost: $0-$100 for one day, $0- $180 for both days. Cost includes snacks, tuition and room rental. Please bring your own lunch. Supplies are extra. A supply list will be sent once registration is confirmed.$50 deposit to register(unless you choose the $0 option). E-transfers, cheques and cash accepted.

For more information about these Watercolour PLAYshops

Two PaPer PLAYshops in Regina!

Sat. October 28 – PaPer PLAY: Collage

Each fall I host a PLAYshop where I bring my extensive paper collection, and some examples of possible projects. Participants create whatever they would like – wall hangings, cards, book covers are some examples. This year we will begin our day with some timed exercises using limitations to tickle our creative juices. Limitations will include, time, types of paper, limited colours,  and specific instructions. These exercises have helped many turn off their thinking brain – that critical judge.  Early bird Cost: 0- $65 (pay what you can sliding scale) includes most supplies, snacks and studio rental. $75 after September 28, 2017. (Plexi glass panels are available for an extra cost. Please enquire about sizes) To secure your place, please pre-register with a $25 deposit, refundable if I cancel the PLAYshop.Register with Sue Bland by text (306-331-9719), email or contact me on Facebook.

Sun. Nov. 19th – Exploring Translucence: More Paper Play

What is it about translucence? What is it about the beauty of layers of paper with the light shining through? Working with translucent papers requires a love of natural light, and the ability to continually refer to the light as you create your piece. Some exercises meant to explore what is possible with translucent papers will start our day. We will each move into the a project of our own. I will have lots of examples. Early bird Cost: 0- $65 (pay what you can sliding scale) includes most supplies, snacks and studio rental. $75 after October 19, 2017. (Plexi glass panels are available for an extra cost. Please enquire about sizes) To secure your place, please pre-register with a $25 deposit, refundable if I cancel the PLAYshop. Register with Sue Bland by text (306-331-9719), email or contact me on Facebook

Both Paper PLAYshops will be held at Red Fox Creative Studios, 1954 Angus Street, Regina. Such a beautiful light filled space. There are stairs (no elevator) to the second floor where the studios are located.

For more information about these Paper PLAYshops

Explorations in Art for Children and Youth  begins October 1 and is an ongoing offering which takes place at Kerry Farm near Abernethy, Saskatchewan.  

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