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: Hanging Planters

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Using the pinch pot method, ceramic artist Crystal Nykoluk will guide you through the creation of two styles of planters out of clay. Using glaze and slip to adorn the pot, these planters will absorb water, helping to prevent root rot! Fired planters will be available for pick up two weeks after the class.

$80 | $75 WAG Member 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

Tickets here!

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

Fri 7-9pm Nov 22
Fall 2019 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

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MakerLab: Crocheted Scrunchies with iHooked

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Courtney Edworthy of iHooked will be teaching you how to crochet scrunchies out of super soft velvety yarn. Once you’ve mastered the skills, you can make up to 4 chunky scrunchies to take home.

Registration for our November MakerLabs comes with FREE admission to CRAFTED!

For ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All supplies and tools are provided.

$35 | $30 WAG Member or 2+ tickets

Check out iHooked on Instagram: @ihooked

Tickets available here!

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

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MakerLab: Natural Dyed Pillowcases with Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knit

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Join Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knit for a natural dyeing workshop! Over three hours, you’ll dye 20 x 20 in. cotton pillowcase covers with natural plant extracts. Ticket price includes one pillowcase. Additional covers for $12 each.

Registration for our November MakerLabs comes with FREE admission to CRAFTED!

For ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All supplies and tools are provided.

$95 | $90 WAG Member or 2+ tickets

Check out Sunflower Knit on Instagram: @sunflowerknit

Tickets available here!

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

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Claymaker: Salt and Pepper Cellar

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Ceramic artist, Crystal Nykoluk will teach you how to make your own lidded salt and pepper cellar out of clay.  You’ll cut, carve, smooth and glaze your clay, leaving you with the perfect container to store your salt and pepper.  Fired pieces will be availble for pick up two weeks after the class.

$55 | $50 WAG Member 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, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

Fri 7-9pm Feb 21
Winter 2020 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

Fri 7-9pm Jan 17
Winter 2020 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

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MakerLab: Circular Weavings with Riel Finishings

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Using a circular loom, you’ll create your own 10” hand-woven wall hanging with Rebecca Riel of Riel Finishings. Learn warp and weaving techniques with various textures of wool, roving, and silk.  The end result is a beautiful woven piece of art to hang in your home.  Includes all weaving material.

$90/ticket; $85 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 Riel Finishings on Instagram @rielfinishings

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

Wed 6-9:30pm Feb 26
Winter 2020 Instructor: Rebecca Riel

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Paint Party @ WAG Studio

Paint Party: Mini Balsa Trees

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Don’t have room for a real tree, or can’t keep a succulent alive? We got you! At this Paint Party, you’ll create minimalist trees, or cacti using nothing but a sheet of balsa wood and an exacto knife. We’ll provide templates of your choosing (tree or cactus), you cut it out, add a bit of paint, and simply slide your shapes together to create your new DIY decor. Artist and Learning & Programs Coordinator, Cara Mason will be with you every step of the way to ensure your cuts are clean, and your piece is perfect!

Ages 18+ • Cash bar, music, painting, and fun! No experience required.


$60 | $55 WAG Member or 2+ tickets

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

Tickets available here! 

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

 

Thurs 7-9:30pm Dec 5
Fall 2019 Instructor: Cara Mason

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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 $190 / Non-members $215

Tue 7-9:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 17
Winter 2020 Instructor: James Culleton

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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 $190 / Non-members $215

Thu 7-9:30pm Jan 16 - Mar 19
Winter 2020 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

Thu 7-9:30pm Jan 16 - Mar 19
Winter 2020 Instructor: Loricia Matheson

Wed 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 18
Winter 2020 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Tue 7-9:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 17
Winter 2020 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin

Mon 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 23
Winter 2020 Instructor: Charlene Brown

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Watercolour

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Learn the basic techniques of watercolour painting, the use and care of paints and brushes, the elements and principals of design, and colour theory.

Members $190 / Non-members $215

Wed 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 18
Winter 2020 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.

Intermediate 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.  You will discuss and analyze the works and hone your technical skills by transcribing what you see using pencil and paper.  Learn how to analyze the human figure, determine proportions, and draw a convincing three-dimensional form. Interpretive and experimental approaches to observational drawing will also be explored.

Members $190 / Non-members $215

Wed 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 18
Winter 2020 Instructor: Ted Barker

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