Open Sutio; Workshop for members; Grow with Art Meeting; Opportunity for artists

1. Arteast's next Open Studio: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Open Studio days are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At St-Laurent Complex Centre, Visual Arts Studio
525 Côté Street ,Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8.
Open Studio provides opportunity for members to meet and work
on their artworks in a casual setting. (Bring a lunch, tea provided)
See website link:Open Studio: http://www.arteastottawa.com/openstudio.php

Space is limited. Sign up by email to: openstudio@arteastottawa.com

2. Glass Fusing Workshop Saturday, March 3, 2018

Hi Arteast, Grow with Art is organizing a glass fusing workshop with Jennifer Anne Kelly of Current Works of Glass. We hope to organize a carpool for transportation.

Cost: Everyone would pay the fee of $40 or $45 for their project. We could then go as a group for lunch in Carleton Place. The lunch out would be optional and an individual expense.

Date and Time: Saturday March 3, 10-12am

Location: Current Works of Glass. 279 Borden Road, Carleton Place, Ontario

Numbers: about 8 people (If fewer than 5 we will cancel)

Choose from a variety of options such as pendants, sun-catchers or coasters and mosaic 8×10″ dishes. Spend approximately two hours playing with glass and visiting with friends. At the end of the evening your creations go into the kiln. Finished pieces are ready for pick up within a week. This class offers a little bit of glass teaching and a lot of creativity and laughter. Read more for details:

Choose one collection from the following:
  • Option A: Make one coaster/trivet (4×4″ or 5X5″) and four pendants
  • Option B: Make one sun-catcher (approx. 5×5′ or 3×6″) and four pendants
  • Option C: Make one 5″x10″ mosaic sun-catcher and two pendants
  • Option D: Make one 5″x10″ mosaic dish and two pendants ($5 extra for forming into shape)
Costs include tools and supplies: $40/person($5 extra for shaping into a dish)
Each participant can choose a different selection of projects so the group doesn’t have to do the same project.

minimum three people and maximum 8 people (customized projects are available for larger groups)

Example of items made at a party:

Register by sending an email to Mary Ann Varley varleymaryann1@bell.net

Registration Form Deadline: Feb 24, 2018
Payment will be made at the workshop to Jennifer
Name:____________________________________; email:____________________________
Indicate if you are willing to drive:________________ how many passengers___________
Indicate if you are Will require a ride_________________
Car pool will meet at the Shenkman Arts Centre main entrance at 8:45 am 

3. Arteast Grow with Art Speaker Series

When: February 27, 2018
  • 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet
  • 7:30 p.m.: Arteast Update and Presentation 
Where: 255 Centrum Blvd, Orleans (next to the Shenkman Arts Centre), Room 340 (3rd Floor)

GOLDEN Watermedia Demo with Andrea Warren

This free lecture explores all of GOLDEN’s paint lines that are fluid in motion: High Flow acrylics, Fluid acrylics, and QoR Watercolor. Learn unique ways of using the Fluid acrylics, and the ink-like High Flows including staining, pouring, calligraphy, pen and ink drawing, and using them in empty paint markers and needle-nosed Fineline Applicators. Explore traditional watercolor techniques with QoR, and extend that into more contemporary applications: pouring, staining, “white-out” tricks (for saving that uncooperative watercolor painting), washes, layering, and using watercolors for monoprinting. We will cover QoR and GOLDEN acrylics in unique combinations, working with the resoluability of watercolor and the permanency of acrylic. Learn how to take advantage of QoR and GOLDEN grounds to create a myriad of surface options: paperlike surfaces from a Hot Press, Rough and Cold Press watercolor surface to a range of color, tooth and grit. Receive information on working on unique substrates, such as wood panel, fabrics, and more. Finally, learn options for protecting your watercolor surfaces without putting them behind glass, using GOLDEN archival varnishes.

Come with your questions, and leave with a product literature folder and free samples!

4. Opportunity for Visual Artists

The Ottawa Orchid Society is pleased to invite anyone interested in displaying artwork in the form of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, pottery, needlepoint, stained glass, quilting, or other media to participate in our annual orchid show held at the RA Centre on April 21, 22, 2018. In addition to the regular art and photography entry classes, we have the 2018 photography challenge class: “Orchids and pets” and the 2018 challenge class: "Orchids in a realistic natural style" as portrayed by Robert Bateman and Beth Hoselton, two Canadian artists. It is up to the creativity of each entrant to interpret these themes.
See this link of form and rules:  http://www.ottawaorchidsociety.com/shows.html

5. AOE Announcement

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