Classes and Workshops

MakerLab

Monthly craft events with local makers and artists. Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian. Registration required. Sign up at wag.ca/diy

ClayMaker: House Tea Lights

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This cozy little tea light will brighten the dark winter days, and you can learn to build it in one session. Makes a great little planter for air plants or succulents too. Ceramic artist Crystal Nykoluk will guide you through the process. Just make it, glaze it, and voilà! We fire the work and you pick it up two weeks later.

$55/ticket; $50 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Crystal Nykoluk on Instagram @cnykoluk_earthshaper

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets available here

Sunday 11:30-1:30pm Jan 6
W9A-CM-U1 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

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MakerLab: Leather-Bound Journal with Debra Frances

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Create your own unique 4” x 5” leather-bound journal. Learn how to bind a book using the long stitch, link stitch binding method, which dates back to the 4th century. This style of binding allows for all pages to lay completely flat, ideal for writing and sketching. Hand sewn construction makes it easy to remove old pages and add new ones, so you can refresh and renew the journal’s content.

$95 single ticket / $90 WAG members or 2+ tickets.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Debra Frances on Instagram @debra_frances

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets available here

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Mar 13
W9A-DF-W1 Instructor: Debra Frances

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MakerLab: Tinsmithing with Red River Tinsmith

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Fashion the perfect adornments for the fringes of your ceinture fléchée/ Métis sash, just in time for Festival du Voyageur and Louis Riel Day. Fabrice (Fab) Siaux will show you how to craft tin using designs based on historical patterns, but with a modern twist. Make a trio of handmade tin goods: a spice grater, a tin box, and tinkling cones.

$45 single ticket / $40 WAG members or 2+ tickets.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Red River Tinsmith on Instagram @redrivertinsmith

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets available here

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Feb 13
W9A-FS-W1 Instructor: Fabrice Siaux

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Paint Party @ WAG Studio

Paint Party: Abstract Colour Block

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Learn a little colour theory while painting an eye-catching canvas. Choose from a selection of contemporary colour palettes, practice how to handle a brush with precision, and spend a relaxing and enjoyable evening with your friends …or make new ones!

$45 single ticket • $40 WAG members or for two or more tickets

18+ event • Cash bar available

Your ticket to Paint Party helps support programming for children, teens, and adults.

For more information, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets available here

Thursday 7-9:30pm Feb 21
W9A-PP-H1 Instructor: Jessica Canard

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Winter Art Camp

Camp from 9am-4pm
Early drop-off/late pick-up from 8:30am-5pm

Shake up the winter break with art activities and gallery exploration. Each day of winter art camp is inspired by a fun new theme, and includes active outdoor time on the WAG rooftop. At the end of the day, campers will host a mini-exhibition for family and friends to see. Pack a lunch and snack, warm weather wear, and get ready for a fun-filled day, or two!

For programming questions please contact Aline at 204.789.1762 or ahalischak@wag.ca

For registration inquiries please contact Cara at 204.789.1766 or studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

 

(Ages 6-8) Dec 27: Perfect Printmaking

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Take inspiration from prints on display in the Gallery and learn simple printmaking techniques to make art of your own.

Members $50 / Non-members $55

Thursday 9am-4pm Dec 27
W9C-D1-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 9-12) Dec 28: Power in the Poster

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See The 80's Image exhibition and take part in a power in an 80s activism poster making workshop.

Members $50 / Non-members $55

Friday 9am-4pm Dec 28
W9C-D2-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 6-8) Jan 2: Wonderful Wall Hangings

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Explore pieces from the WAG Inuit Art collection, including fascinating wall hangings from Baker Lake. Then create your own collage wall hanging to take home.

Members $50 / Non-members $55

Wednesday 9am-4pm Jan 2
W9C-J1-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 9-12) Jan 3: Super Soapstone

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Check out carvings on display and make your own version in our ever-popular soapstone carving workshop.

Members $50 / Non-members $55

Friday 9am-4pm Jan 3
W9C-J2-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Children & Teens

10 week session

Child and teen classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These fun-filled classes develop skills in various media, sparking creativity and imagination. Artist-instructors are paired with classes based on experience and area of specialization.

(Ages 5-6) Drawing and Painting 1

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, exercise their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $110 / Non-members $125

Saturday 12-1pm Jan 5 - Mar 16
W9C-D1-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson
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(Ages 5-6) Mixed Media 1

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Students will try out a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $110 / Non-members $125

Saturday 3-4pm Jan 5 - Mar 16
W9C-M1-S1 Instructor: Chrystal Gray
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(Ages 7-9) Clayworks 2

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Sunday 2:30-4pm Jan 6 - Mar 17
W9C-C2-U1 Instructor: PJ Anderson
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Saturday 2:30-4pm Jan 5 - Mar 16
W9C-C2-S1 Instructor: Charlene Brown
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(Ages 7-9) Drawing and Painting 2

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, use their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Saturday 12:30-2pm Jan 5 - Mar 16
W9C-D2-S1 Instructor: Chrystal Gray
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(Ages 7-9) Mixed Media 2

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Students will work with in a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Saturday 2-3:30pm Jan 5 - Mar 16
W9C-M2-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson
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(Ages 10-14) Mixed Media 3

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Students will try out a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Tuesday 7-8:30pm Jan 8 - Mar 12
W9C-M3-W1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson
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(Ages 10-14) Clayworks 3

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Saturday 12-1:30pm Jan 5 - Mar 16
W9C-C3-S1 Instructor: Charlene Brown
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(Ages 10-14) Graphic Novel Studio 3

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Love reading comics and drawing? This graphic novel class allows students to explore the art of storytelling through their drawings. Students will develop their unique skills in sketching, storyboarding, creating characters and the worlds they live in, and put their ideas on paper. Students will produce their own graphic novel or zine for personal or portfolio use.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Wednesday 7-9pm Jan 9 - Mar 13
W9C-G3-W1 Instructor: Autumn Crossman
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(Ages 10-14) NEW! Advanced Drawing 3

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This class is designed for individuals who have a basic skill level and wish to learn new drawing media and skills. Students will be taught how to use various drawing tools and materials, and get introduced to a number of techniques through quick studies and finished pieces. Focus will be given to drawing from still life, photographic reference, and portraiture.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Monday 7-9pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W9C-A3-M1 Instructor: Ted Barker
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Adult Beginner

10 week session

WAG Studio offers many ways to explore your creativity with beginner and intermediate courses in a variety of media. Unless otherwise indicated, adults provide their own tools and supplies for classes. Students in beginner courses will be given materials for the first class, while those in intermediate courses should bring their own selection. Supply lists are handed out on the first day of class. For special workshops, materials are generally included in the class cost.

Drawing Basics

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For students with little or no drawing experience, this introduction to the fundamental techniques and concepts of drawing will sharpen observational skills and build confidence. Practice translating what you see into what you draw as you work with different subjects, including still life studies and the human form.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 8 - Mar 12
W9A-DB-T1 Instructor: Jen Moyes
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Acrylic Painting

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Learn the art of acrylic painting. Time will be spent sharpening your drawing skills in preparation for painting. Learn colour theory, shading, ways to describe space, use of light, composition, and the particularities of painting with acrylics. You’ll work from still life and models.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Thursday 7-9:30pm Jan 10 - Mar 14
W9A-AP-H1 Instructor: Michel Saint Hilaire
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Pottery

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Discover hand building, which includes slab building, slump molded forms, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. From basic thrown or hand-built forms you will produce mugs, bowls, and platters. You will also learn glazing and decorating techniques to finish your work and develop your own ideas related to functional and non-functional forms.

Members $250 / Non-members $275

Thursday 7-9:30pm Jan 10 - Mar 14
W9A-OB-H1 Instructor: Loricia Matheson
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Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 9 - Mar 13
W9A-OB-W1 Instructor: PJ Anderson
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Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 8 - Mar 12
W9A-OB-T1 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin
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Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W9A-OB-M1 Instructor: Charlene Brown
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NEW! All About Colour

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In this mixed-media class, you’ll be introduced to colour basics and complete exercises with value (lightness or darkness of colour), colour contrasts, and colour harmony. This course is useful for advanced artists too, as a refresher. View WAG’s current exhibition The 80s Image and get a sense of the decade’s sensibilities through the lens of colour while working with acrylic paint, collage, and various coloured drawing media.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 9 - Mar 13
W9A-AC-W2 Instructor: Nicole Shimonek
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Adult Intermediate

The Next Level

The following course requires Drawing Basics or equivalent experience as a pre-requisite.

NEW! Photorealistic Drawing

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This class is designed for individuals who have a basic skill level and wish to learn new drawing media and techniques. Learn how to use various drawing tools and materials while improving your abilities through a number of quick studies and finished pieces. Focus will be given to drawing from life and photographic references.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Thursday 7-9:30pm Jan 10 - Mar 14
W9A-ID-H2 Instructor: Ted Barker
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Open Studio

Pottery Drop in For Adults

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For adults currently enrolled in our pottery classes, enjoy spending more time in the studio honing your skills. No instruction is provided; prior approval from your WAG instructor is required. No advance registration; payment is collected each week at the WAG Studio reception. Bring your own supplies. Use of clay is limited to one box per student, which is provided at the first class.

Members $10 / Non-members $10

Sunday 11-1:30pm Jan 27 - Mar 10
W9A-DP-U1 Instructor: Self-directed

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Winnipeg Art Gallery!
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Winter Class Registration
Starts Nov 20

Sign up by Dec 6 & Save!
Early bird prices in effect Nov 20-Dec 6
After Dec 6, prices increase by $10
Registration closes Dec 20


Access to the WAG studio outside of class hours is by appointment only.  Please call to book your appointment.

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204.789.1766
E: studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

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