Slocan Lake Arts Council

SUMMER 2020 WORKSHOPS ARE HERE!

Click on the drop-down menus below for more detailed information on each of the workshops

CERAMICS

August 3, 10-2

House Number Plates

Come and design your very own House Number Plates. What a beautiful way to adorn your home, by showing a little of your personality! We'll work with carving and tile making techniques and make use of under-glazes for decoration. Work with our experienced ceramics artist and create a set of house numbers to last a lifetime. All items will be bisque fired, then students will return for the glazing class on August 31st to prepare their work for the final firing.

August 10, 10-2

Dessert Plates

These little plates are fun and great for beginners and accomplished artists alike. Using hand building techniques, we will work outside in nature and participants can put their personal details on their plates with stamp and impression designs. All items will be bisque fired, then students will return for the glazing class on August 31st to prepare their work for the final firing.

August 17, 10-2

Found Object/Dish sculpture

Using foam and simple found objects, we will create small dish sculpture forms. Students need to bring a simple, yet solid item that will impress into clay easily (rock, brick, bottle, etc). We will create and finish these plates in this class using under-glazes and design techniques that include stamps and items found in nature. All items will be bisque fired, then students will return for the glazing class on August 31st to prepare their work for the final firing.

August 24, 10-2

Coil Pots for kids

Kids are invited to this class to create their own coil pot masterpiece! What will it be? A lion? A dragon? A Pencil holder? We will work together, step by step to learn some new making techniques, including attaching clay to clay, coil building, and a little pinch pot styling. We will use under-glaze techniques to add color to your creations and you’ll take home your wonderful creation after the final firing in late August. All items will be bisque fired, and students will need to return to pick up their items after August to pick up or arrange shipping privately with the instructor.

August 31, 10-2 & 2-6

Glazing

Welcome to Glazing 101! This class is specifically for you to finish your pottery piece. Your work will be bisqued, and you can simply clear coat it, or you can add some more color detail. It’s all up to your imagination and some well guided direction from your instructor. This class is mandatory for classes 1-3 and included in your registration, but not mandatory for the Coil building for kids class.

Fees:

1 class (includes Glazing 101) - $60

2 classes - $100

all 3 classes - $120


Coil Pots for Kids - $45


The Slocan Lake Arts Council cares about your health and safety. COVID 19 Protocols will be clearly outlined and followed.

To allow for ample physical distancing, workshops will be restricted to a maximum of ten participants and will be held inside and outside, under cover at the Slocan Lake Arts Centre, Silverton.


Contact Margot for additional information or to register.

margot.baker1978@gmail.com

Phone: 778-206-6501

Artist Statement

Margot Baker is a graduate from Alberta University of Art and Design where she majored in Ceramic arts, and more recently from the University of Calgary where she acquired her teaching degree. She has been involved in Ceramic arts and making for over 25 years, and her main life focus has been re-directed towards working with youth. She moved to New Denver in 2019 to pursue a teaching career and has lovingly re-kindled her ceramics passion to become more involved in the community and explore her own artistic direction.

Tie & Dye

Come along and have some fun making your own tie and dye shirts!

These are two day morning workshops:

The first morning we prepare and dye. The second, we remove the ties, rinse the dye and dry the shirt for group photos!!

AGES 10 AND UP

AUGUST 18 & 19

9:30-10:45 am OR 11-12:15

TOTS TO TEN

(5-10 years, accompanied by an adult)

September 1 & 2

9:30-10:45 am

ADULTS

AUGUST 27 & 28

9:30-10:45 am OR 11-12:15


The Slocan Lake Arts Council cares about your health and safety. COVID 19 Protocols will be clearly outlined and followed.

To allow for ample physical distancing, workshops will be restricted to a maximum of ten participants and will be held outside, under cover at the Slocan Lake Arts Centre, Silverton.


Contact Nonie for more information or to register:

nonierose28 @gmail.com

Phone: 250-358-7252

Writers WORKSHOP

WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

WRITING ABOUT COMMUNITY

This workshop will focus on writing about the people around us—whether in the form of fiction, memoir, family history, or poems. What do we want to say about our neighbors, friends, townspeople, or relatives? Who is the audience for this writing? Why write about these people at all?


August 15 & 16

9 - Noon

$60

Reading by Tom Wayman August 15th, 7:30 at the Slocan Lake Arts Centre.

For half the workshop time, we will respond to participants’ own writing. In the other half we’ll try out some writing exercises, and consider what we might learn from published examples in which authors tried to capture the people around them in words.


SUBMISSION: In order that the workshop can do justice to your writing, registrants are asked to please submit by FRIDAY, AUG. 7 five to ten pages of material you’d like the workshop to consider. This should be sent to the workshop convenor, Tom Wayman, at: appledor@netidea.com

Submitted writing could be works-in-progress you’d like feedback on, or something you’re pretty sure is finished but want to hear what others think. Based on what the workshop convenor feels best illustrates points he’d like the group to consider, he’ll make a selection from each participant’s work and circulate it to all participants in advance of the workshop. That way people have time to think about each other’s writing before the actual workshop starts.


Location: Slocan Lake Arts Centre, Silverton.


The workshop will abide by pandemic health guidelines (social distancing). This means the workshop registration will be limited to six, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Contact Tom Wayman for additional information and to register:

appledor@netidea.com


CONVENOR:

Since 1973, Tom Wayman has published innumerable books of poetry, fiction, and cultural criticism. His most recent volume is Watching a Man Break a Dog’s Back: Poems for a Dark Time (Harbour Publishing), out this March just before the pandemic. He has been based in Winlaw since 1989. His books that include material about the people of our area include Boundary Country (short stories; Thistledown Press/Eastern Washington University Press, 2007), Winter’s Skin (poems about the Slocan Valley in winter, with photos by two valley photographers; Oolichan Books, 2013), and The Shadows We Mistake For Love (Slocan Valley short stories; Douglas & McIntyre, 2015). www.tomwayman.com

CORONA INSPIRED CREATIONS

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ART

If you need assistance, please email us at:

Slocanlakeartscouncil@gmail.com

information on the CORONA-INSPIRED CREATIONS

During these unprecedented times of isolation in our homes, the Slocan Lake Arts Council offers a challenge/opportunity to everyone to discover and delve into their artistic nature - to find their muse - and to share their corona-inspired creations on the Arts Council website. This creative opportunity to express yourself is open to all ages.

In 1887, Mark Twain said: “Most of us contain Music and Truth, but most of us can’t get it out”. Here’s a chance to change that. Dust off that ukulele that’s been languishing in the closet and work up a new tune. Or pick up that paintbrush and paper and give us your impressions of this glorious spring weather. Got something to say? Here’s a platform. And lip sync folks - take note.

Let your imagination soar. The purpose here is to stimulate creative activity, produce and polish a piece of work, and to have fun - plus entertain one another during this time of social isolation. We are not expecting the Bard or Picasso to emerge but who knows - the point is to rise to the challenge, get on it and have fun in the process. Course that’s after you perfected the sourdough bread and sorted the family photo albums...Not.

Any genre that can be digitally recorded and uploaded is acceptable - jewellery designs, photography or fabric art, drawings and paintings or an image of a sculpture. A piece of music played, a song sung, a dance routine, a juggling act or a comedy sketch, a timely poem, a spoken word piece or a short story or a video. Send as many submissions as you like and include a short note describing your creative process.

If you are a singer, looking for an accompanist, say so. If you are an artist in need of titanium white to complete your project - or wood carver in search of a piece of aged cherry wood, say so. We may be able to help.

This is a challenge/opportunity to rekindle or renew old interests and inspire new ones; plus create new socially-distant connections within the Slocan Lake Community. Our online gallery will be a feast of artistic vibrancy to celebrate, uplift and connect!

Email a photograph of your work or upload your video to Youtube and send us the link. If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please contact us at slocanlakeartscouncil@gmail.com

Please visit the SLAC website to see our community submissions! slocanlakeartscouncil.ca

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