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Test at Large #2

Instructor Name – Workshop Title Goes Here

This is a short sentence about my creative passions and what an incredible experience my upcoming workshop is. you dont want to miss making art with me on Salt Spring Island. Contact Instructor Collage Yourself

In this 3 half day workshop you will trace your body life size on a big piece of paper before collaging it, deconstructing it and finally trading parts to reassemble yourself.  Materials include large rolled paper, scissors, glue, magazines & drawing materials.

Weds., Thurs., Fri., March 22, 23 & 24 from 10 – 1pm

Early Bird $90 + $9 materials.  After Jan. 6 $100 + $9.

Minimum students 6. Maximum students 12

Gillian McConnell

My Teaching Philsophy

In our culture, only those of us who are able to accurately represent 3D forms on 2D planes are regarded as artistically gifted. Technical prowess is not the same thing as artistic ability. Many a superbly executed portrait fails to capture the sitter’s personality. Many a deceptively simple abstract embodies the essence of love, joy or grief.
My teaching philosophy is based on my belief that everyone has the ability, and probably the need, to create. Everyone has thoughts, feelings and impressions worthy of expression—in paint, melody, poetry or performance.

All of my courses and workshops are designed to help participants become fully present in the process of creating. When we connect deeply with the subject and ourselves, we produce work that is aesthetically engaging, emotionally moving, intellectually stimulating and/or spiritually uplifting—work that embodies the essence of who we are.

About my Art Practice

I am an interdisciplinary artist. I employ visual metaphor as a vehicle to explore issues concerning popular culture, politics and psychology. The underlying […]

2017-04-25T21:03:54+00:00 Categories: At Large Workshops|0 Comments

Test At Large workshop 1

Contact Instructor

Instructor NAME HERE

Collage Yourself

In this 3 half day workshop you will trace your body life size on a big piece of paper before collaging it, deconstructing it and finally trading parts to reassemble yourself.  Materials include large rolled paper, scissors, glue, magazines & drawing materials.

Weds., Thurs., Fri., March 22, 23 & 24 from 10 – 1pm

Early Bird $90 + $9 materials.  After Jan. 6 $100 + $9.

Minimum students 6. Maximum students 12 Gillian McConnell

My Teaching Philsophy

In our culture, only those of us who are able to accurately represent 3D forms on 2D planes are regarded as artistically gifted. Technical prowess is not the same thing as artistic ability. Many a superbly executed portrait fails to capture the sitter’s personality. Many a deceptively simple abstract embodies the essence of love, joy or grief.
My teaching philosophy is based on my belief that everyone has the ability, and probably the need, to create. Everyone has thoughts, feelings and impressions worthy of expression—in paint, melody, poetry or performance.

All of my courses and workshops are designed to help participants become fully present in the process of creating. When we connect deeply with the subject and ourselves, we produce work that is aesthetically engaging, emotionally moving, intellectually stimulating and/or spiritually uplifting—work that embodies the essence of who we are.

About my Art Practice

I am an interdisciplinary artist. I employ visual metaphor as a vehicle to explore issues concerning popular culture, politics and psychology. The underlying theme in my work is my belief that dichotomy is an illusion.
We live in a divide to conquer world. None of us is immune to cultural conditioning that pits male against female, black against white, […]

2017-04-25T16:20:26+00:00 Categories: At Large Workshops|0 Comments

SSAC Hiring Summer Student

Title: Outreach & Program Assistant

Salt Spring Arts Council, Salt Spring Island, BC

The following position is open only to a full-time student who is returning to full time studies in the fall. Position subject to funding.

Deadline for application: Monday, May 15, 4pm. 

Overview of the Position:
The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) celebrates 50 years of promoting and celebrating the arts in our vibrant community. SSAC serves our Salt Spring Island community by offering a wide array of arts programs. We operate historic Mahon Memorial Hall in the heart of Ganges village – the Hall is home to our gallery, programs and offices. The Outreach & Program Assistant will gain experience working in a dynamic arts service organization by supporting the operations of summer programs and community outreach. The Assistant will support operations of Artcraft (the SSAC-run local artisan gallery), and will also support the delivery of two kids Summer Art Camps. Community outreach duties throughout the summer will consist of assisting members with the SSAC Directory listings, managing the Saturday Market SSAC booth, and regular contributions to the e-newsletter.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Artcraft Manager:
    • Assist with annual Gallery set-up and artwork delivery
    • Assist with Artcraft Showcase Exhibitions, hanging and launch
    • Provide customer service and retail support in the Gallery
    • Assist with various Gallery duties including maintaining stock, data entry, graphic design, customer service and communications with local artisans
  • Under the direction of the Workshops Coordinator, support the Summer Art Camps:
    • Respond to registrations and inquiries
    • Set up and tear down during Camps
    • Assist instructor in delivering workshop content
    • Provide supervision during drop-off, pick-up and lead activities during breaks
  • Under the direction of the Arts Council Administrator, undertake Community Outreach projects including:
    • Set up, […]
2017-04-25T21:07:49+00:00 Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cohen Call: Performance Poets & Musicians

As part of the 11th Annual Easter Art Show, we are putting together a Tribute to Leonard Cohen’s Body of Work. We are seeking musicians and poets for April 22 at Mahon Hall.

Singer-songwriters-musicians, performance poets, and musicians: help us celebrate Leonard Cohen’s life and art!

Details:

  • Sets 10 minutes each, roughly 8 sets in all
  • Event is part of Easter Art Show, with the theme “body of work”
  • Alternating sets of song and poetry, with each set including both originals and some Cohen work
  • We’ll prepare lyrics for projection so everyone can sing along with the Cohen songs
  • Each singer-songwriter or group, please pick one or two Cohen songs you’d like to sing (see list of suggestions below) along with your own originals
  • Each poet, please pick a Leonard Cohen poem to perform along with our own originals, or select your own works in theme with ‘Body of Work’
  • To close, all performers welcome back on the stage to group lead a singalong of Hallelujah (of course!)
  • Also welcome, singers and musicians who want to help lead a singalong, back up other musicians, or….

If you’d like to participate, please contact Nedjo Rogers, nedjo@islandnet.com or (250) 537-4949 (no calls earlier than 9am or later than 9pm please).

2017-03-09T16:53:17+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Artcraft 2017

Registration is Now Open for Artcraft 2017.

Artcraft is accepting new and returning participants for the 2017 season.

Information for applicants is available here.

We are now able to accept online Registration Forms and Payments.

 

2017-02-07T11:49:31+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

In House Proposals

We are now accepting online proposal submission for “In House” workshops. Deadline for submissions for 2018 workshops is September 15th, 2017.

“In House” workshops take place at Mahon Hall in Jan/Feb/March and are focused on but not exclusive to Youth ages 5 and up. Anyone may submit a proposal for a one time or series of workshops. All administration and registration for “In House” workshops is done by WOR and the SSAC.

Apply Online Here.

2017-01-31T16:04:21+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Artcraft 2017 registration open.

Registration and applications to the jury for Artcraft 2017 are now being taken. This year anyone new to Artcraft and all two dimensional work (painting, photography etc) and Household items (candles, soap, beauty, food etc) will need to be juried. The deadline to be a part of Artcraft 2017 is early in May

Artcraft information 2017 final

Artcraft Registration 2017 final

intro to Artcraft jury 2017 final

Artcraft Jury Application 2017 final

2017-02-02T09:04:18+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Easter Art Show Call

This year’s Easter Art Show is themed ‘Body of Work.’ Mahon Hall will host our annual curated exhibit, featuring 20 – 25 artists whose work explores portraiture and the figure.

Some changes this year: You might have noticed we have dropped the ‘Tour’ from the title. In response to your feedback, we will not be promoting a studio/ gallery tour this year. However, we will be programming additional events featuring more art forms: film, dance, etc. And, we will be promoting arts events in the community that fit within the ‘Body of Work’ theme. This is where you come in:

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:
Do you have an event taking place between April 14 – 23: an opening, literary, theatre or dance performance, screening, or workshop, that relates to our theme, ‘Body of Work’? We are looking for:
1. Concurrent community events in arts + culture to promote as part of the Easter Art Show roster.
2. Events that would be suitable to host in Mahon Hall during the exhibition.
3. Artists wishing to submit visual artwork for consideration for the Mahon Hall exhibit. Email: ssieasterarttour@gmail.com.

For more information, or to submit at event, contact Yael by email or phone (250.537.0899).

2017-01-24T22:41:17+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Interviewing Local Artisans + Craftspeople

SSAC Artist-in-Residence (2017) Fraser McCallum is interested in speaking with local craftspeople and artisans about their involvement in the local economies of Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. Fraser is making a video artwork about the craft and artisan exchange economies in the community, and would like to hear from residents on their insights and experience of the unique local traditions of craft.

How do you subsist by trading or bartering with other residents?  What does your local network of people who you sell to and/or buy from look like?  How does the local history and tradition of craft shape the community? Fraser is seeking local SSI and Southern Gulf Island artisans and crafts people to interview.

If you are interested in participating and sharing your experiences, please contact the Artists in Residence (AiR) Committee for more information. Email: air@ssartscouncil.com

 

2017-01-04T15:27:31+00:00 Categories: Calls for Artists|0 Comments

Clay-Book Characters Sculptures & Vases-10-15yrs

Register Now

Instructor TracyHarrison

Clay – Book Character Sculptures & Vases for ages 10-15yrs

Do you have a favourite character you have read about in a book that you would like to see come alive in 3 dimension art? We will be creating clay sculptures of our favourite characters and making Vessels – vases of various shapes and sizes in which we carve out the characters. You will learn basic and advanced techniques while transforming clay blocks and slabs into masterpieces. Each sessions is 2.5 hours to give plenty of time for focused clay fun! Your final work will be displayed in the Easter Art Tour at Mahon Hall.

Friday &  Saturday, March 3 & 4 from 10 – 12:30pm. Glazing Friday March 24 10-12:00pm

Early Bird $130 includes all materials, glaze and firing. After Jan. 6 $143.

Minimum students 6 – Maximum students 15

Tracy Harrison

Tracy Harrison is a Multimedia Artist, Arts Educator and Registered Art Therapist. She has been facilitating art workshops, camps, classes and experiences high on the FUN FACTOR for children, teens and adults for over 30 years.

www.artbyharrison.com Friday & Saturday March 10 & 11 from 10-12:30pm @ Mahon Hall

Ages 10 – 15

Early Bird $130 includes all materials. After Jan. 6 $143

Please Register Online or contact us at wor@ssartcouncil.com

2016-12-01T15:03:52+00:00 Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments