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Workshops

Winter Workshops and Courses

Our workshops and courses are led by professional artists and art educators as well as by teams of student teachers supervised by professional artists. Each workshop or course is priced to give artists a living wage and to pay for the costs of the retail space we rent. All materials are organized by each artist. In some instances, this is separate from the registration fee. See info below for each workshop and course. 

 

Codes for language of instruction:

(EN)  - English avec un peu de français,

(BIL) - Bilingual

(FR)  - Français

 

There is a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10 for each workshop or course, so ask your friends to join in as well! We have been offering workshops since 2013. This year, we decided to expand our programming to have regular community-based art workshops and courses in our wonderful Atelier Native Immigrant!

 

We are determined to keep our programming diverse at our Atelier! Whenever possible, we may offer free workshops. 

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For more information, please feel free to contact the Native Immigrant Art Collective team at nativeimmigrantatelier@gmail.com


 

Adult Art Courses      

Textile Assemblage (BIL)

with Denise A. Olivares

Sundays - 10 am to 12:30 pm - (Feb. 20 - Mar. 27)

6-week course - ($ 185.00 )

 

Join Denise for this course combining images and fibre art methods. Students will learn techniques in hand sewing/stitching such as embroidery, and appliquée while creating textile compositions. As well, students will learn how to transfer images onto fabrics, and how to create abstract compositions using colour and pattern while discovering artists whose art is fibre based. Some materials will be provided and the instructor will send participants a list of other materials. 

 

Mixed Media Narrative (BIL)

Facilitated by Student Teachers from Concordia University Community Arts Education Program

Mondays -  6 pm to 8:30 pm -  (Feb. 21 - Mar. 28 )

6-week course  ($ 200 including 20 for supplies)

 

Join us while we explore a diverse range of art materials, methods and creative thinking;  while using narrative to tell stories through artworks you create.  Instructors are a team of student teachers with a supervising professional artist. 

 

I Don't Do Comics (EN)

with  Allie Brown

Tuesdays - 6 pm to 8:30 pm - (Feb. 22 - Mar. 29)

6-week course - ($ 185  ) 

For the comic fan who wants to learn how to create and draw their own comics.

There are many types of comics from Sunday funnies to visual diaries and participants will be encouraged to choose projects that fit their interests. In the course, topics will include basic panelling, clarity of text, bubbling, and character design. Participants bring paper, a pencil and a pen to the first session and a list of other materials will be provided. 

 

Canvas Club: Peinture Intuitive  (BIL)

with Malu Goya and Zoe Dedes

Wednesdays - 5:30  pm to 8:30 pm - (Feb. 16, 23,  Mar. 2, 9 )

4-week course - ($ 160 including 20 for supplies )

 

Come and discover various painting techniques to unleash your creative soul. This is a unique opportunity to make space for the inner self through the creative process in a safe, critic-free environment. Materials are provided. 

 

The Basics of Beading (EN)

with Marg Boyle

Thursdays  - Via Zoom - 6 to 8 pm - ( Feb. 24 - Mar. 31)

6-week course - ($150  plus three beading kits)

 

Marg learned beading on animal hide from Yvonne Meawasige in 2004. Since then, she has taught over a hundred people beading on deer and moose hide. This course will be an introduction to basic beading on pellon and hide through simple projects.  Beading kits can be purchased at Atelier Native Immigrant/ The Bead Man. Students will learn basic stitches and methods to improve their hand-beading while creating small projects. Kits can be purchased starting Feb. 10th at the Atelier. For shipping of kits please email the above email address. Join us for guided beading, demos and drink tea in the comfort of your own home, while we bead and chat! The kits include a sampler of TEASE teas! 

 

Kit one - Medicine bag with simple design in single needle beading and edge stitching - beading needles, deer hide, beading thread, size 9 & 11  beads, glover’s needles, sinew, and  a pattern  ($30 )

Kit two - Earrings with shell or stone cabochons and beading with another edge stitch. - Cabochons, pellon, beading thread, beading needles, size 11  and 13 beads,  deer hide for backing and sterling silver earring wires ($30)

Kit three - Dress a talking feather-  Use beading to cover the bottom of a feather - while Feathers are included, and participants may opt for a feather they have at home. - A large feather (goose or seabirds), deer or moose hide to cover quill of a feather, size 13 beads, beading needles, beading thread and tacky white glue ($20)

 

Adult Workshops

 

Adult Social & Art Evening - Paint Night 1 (BIL)

with Zoe Dedes

Saturday, Feb. 19 -  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm - ($ 45 including 10 for supplies)

 

Paint night combines artmaking and a fun night out! It is open to painters of all skill levels, and each Paint Night will revolve around a different theme such as “Paint Night at the Disco” or “Mountainscapes”. Participants will have a 15 to 20-minute space to decompress through guided relaxation, followed by painting along with the Instructor’s demos of painting with Acrylic paints. Learn painting techniques in a fun way! Materials provided.

 

Adult Printing Press Workshop -  Lino Block Printing and Embossed Printing (EN)

with Marg Boyle

Monday, Feb. 21 - 1 pm to 5 pm - ($ 55 including 10 for supplies )

 

This Workshop is an introductory discovery of the possibilities of lino block printing. Carve a small linoleum block image after doing some creative brainstorming and then try printing it on our printing press with different papers and inks and as embossed prints as well.  Materials are provided.  Marg has taught adult art courses at Adult High School and Ottawa School of Art as well and at three universities. 

 

Adult Social & Art Evening - Tarot et Artisanat 1 - (BIL)

with Ivan Atehoura  

Friday, Feb. 25 - 5h a 7 h - ($ 40 including 10 for supplies )

 

Join Ivan and explore art materials and create small artworks while opting for a Tarot Card Reading

 

Adult Social & Art Evening - Paint Night 2 (BIL)

with Zoe Dedes

Saturday, Mar. 11  -  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm ($ 45 including 10 for supplies  )

 

Paint night combines artmaking and a fun night out! It is open to painters of all skill levels, and each Paint Night will revolve around a different theme such as “Paint Night at the Disco” or “Mountainscapes”. Participants will have a 15 to 20-minute space to decompress through guided relaxation, followed by painting along with the Instructor’s demos of painting with Acrylic paints. Learn painting techniques in a fun way! Materials provided.

 

Adult Social & Art Evening - Tarot et Artisanat 2 - (BIL)

with Ivan Atehoura  

Friday, Mar. 17 - 5 h a 7 h - ($ 40 including 10 for supplies)

Join Ivan and have a tea while crafting with materials such as collage, assemblage, sketching or using colour. Each Tarot et Artisanat will have a different activity. Unwind Friday after work through creativity and social time! Each participant can have a Tarot card reading with Ivan.

 

Adult Social & Art Evening - Paint Night 3 (BIL)

with Zoe Dedes

Saturday, Mar. 25 -  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm ($ 45 including 10 for supplies)

 

Paint night combines artmaking and a fun night out! It is open to painters of all skill levels, and each Paint Night will revolve around a different theme such as  “Paint Night at the Disco” or “Mountainscapes”. Participants will have a 15 to 20-minute space to decompress through guided relaxation, followed by painting along with the Instructor’s demos of painting with Acrylic paints. Learn painting techniques in a fun way! Materials are provided.

 

Adult Printing Press Workshop - Monoprinting and Collograph Printing (EN)

with Marg Boyle

Monday, Mar. 28  - 1 pm to 5 pm ($ 55 including 10 for supplies )

 

This Workshop is an introductory discovery of the possibilities of using collagraphy and monoprinting methods to create both abstract and figurative art pieces. Create collagraph plates with upcycled materials and then try printing it on our printing press with different papers and inks. Then do some monoprinting on plexiglass while others use the printing press. Materials are provided. Marg has taught adult art courses at Adult High School and Ottawa School of Art as well as at three universities.

 

Children’s Art Courses

 

 

 

Little Arts Delights/Petits Plaisirs d'art (BIL)

Facilitated by Student Teachers from Concordia University Community Art Education Program.

Saturdays 9:30 am to 11 am - (Feb. - Mar. ) Children Ages 5 to 7

6-week course - ($160 including 15 for materials) 

This course develops creative art-making and the exploration of painting, sculpture printing and drawing through shapes and colours. Instructors are a team of student teachers from Concordia University with a supervising professional artist. - Materials included in this course. 

 

Children’s Art Workshops

 

Lino Block Printing (EN)

with Marg Boyle

Sunday, Feb. 20 - 1:30 pm to 4 pm

Children's Sunday Workshop - Ages 8 to 12 -  ($ 45 including 10$ for supplies )

 

This Workshop is an introductory discovery of the possibilities of lino block printing. Carve a small linoleum block image after doing some creative brainstorming and then try printing it on our printing press with different papers! Marg has taught children Art since 1988. Materials are provided. 

Kids Canvas Club - Intuitive Painting 1 (BIL)

with Malu Goyo

Saturday, Feb. 26 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Children’s Samedi Midi - Ages 8 to 14 -  ($ 45 including 5$ for supplies )

 

Kids will discover different art techniques while playing with colours and learning varied art concepts. Each session focuses on new ideas and builds the confidence of the child while encouraging creativity. Materials are provided. 

Kids Canvas Club - Intuitive Painting 2 (BIL)

with Malu Goyo

Saturday, March. 12 - 1 pm to 4 pm

Children’s Samedi Midi - Ages 8 to 14 - ($ 45 including 5$  for supplies )

 

Kids will discover different art techniques while playing with colours and learning varied art concepts. Each session focuses on new ideas and builds the confidence of the child while encouraging creativity. Materials are provided. 

 

Birds (EN)

with Agata Kozanecka

Sunday, Mar. 20 - 1:30 pm to 4  pm

Children’s Sunday Workshop - Ages 8 to 12  - ($ 35 )

 

This workshop explores the diversity of Canadian birds while creating felt artworks of birds with fibres and wool. Materials are provided. 

 

Monoprint and Collography (EN)

with Marg Boyle

Sunday, Mar. 27  - 1:30 pm to 4 pm

Children’s Printmaking Workshop -  Ages 8 to 12  - ($ 45 including 10$ for supplies )

 

This Workshop is an introductory discovery of the possibilities of using collagraphy and monoprinting methods to create both abstract and figurative art pieces. Create collagraph plates with upcycled materials and then try printing it on our printing press with different papers and inks. Then do some monoprinting on plexiglass while others use the printing press. Marg has taught children Art since 1988. Materials are provided

 

 

 


Children’s March Break at the Atelier 

 

Sustainable Art Exploration (EN)

with Marg Boyle

Children Ages 5 to 8

Monday, Feb.28 - Friday, March 4 -  12  pm to 2 pm ($ 145 including 10$ for materials )

 

This week-long course starts with considering our relationships to the land and to the other creatures we share it with from swimmers, crawlers, winged to four-leggeds. Each day children will develop their art skills in drawing, painting and mixed media and on the final day we will have an art display for guests to visit. Marg has taught children Art since 1988. Materials are provided.

Art and Architecture (EN)

with Marg Boyle

Children Ages 9 to 12

Monday, Feb. 28 - Friday, March 4 -  3 pm to 5 pm   ($ 145 including 10$ for materials)

 

This week-long course starts with considering Wiguaq and other traditional Indigenous Architectural forms, followed by designing sustainable homes, and vibrant neighbourhoods. Children will develop drawing and painting skills while creating unique visions of how their built environment can be designed to be more sustainable. The designs will be artworks that will be displayed on the final day of March Break for guests to view the children’s Vernissage. Marg has taught children Art since 1988. Materials are provided.

 

We now offer Birthday parties with Zoe! Some Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday afternoons are free to be booked for a fun Paint party for children, youth or adults. You specify the age group and Zoe plans a fun paint activity! (min. 6, max. 10 participants) 

 

Artists, do you have ideas for our April to June session? Then please email us at nativeimmigrantatelier@gmail.com