Feb 2016 Calendar Download here!
It’s a new year and there is a lot of new things happening at the Art Studio 138! One of the most exciting things happening is we have an artist in residence arriving on the 9th of February. Melissa Strachan is an emerging artist originally from Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed her BFA with Distinction from the University of Regina in 2013. She is currently pursuing a certificate from NSCAD University focusing on Textiles. Melissa is an accomplished Ceramicist and we look forward to her expertise at the studio. Melissa will be working with students who want to work with clay or want to further their skills in working with clay. We will host a “Meet our Artist in Residence” on Tuesday, Feb 16 from 7 -9 pm. I would like to extend and invitation to all who attend any of the programs at the studio, children and adults alike. If you have not made it into the studio yet this is a perfect time to come and check it out. Tours of the studio will be available that evening. Please share this with anyone you think would be interested.
W.O.W is changing to A.R.T.T. Artists Round The Table! Same time, same place, only one difference. The art evening is open to all, children, teens, adults, both male and female. The program is posted in the Feb. Calendar. Check it out and pass it on!
The ” Kickstarter Campain” should be starting in February. This is all about developing a children’s clay program at the studio. The Video clips are in the process of being put together. Once this is complete we submit the campaign for approval and it should be up and posted within days. I will let you know the day it is live. The campaign operates with a reward system for donors. For all you who have children who are interested in working with clay, a $100.00 donation has the reward of a 4 week children’s clay class. This is the same cost as a children’s class and you save the HST. You will be helping to develop a children’s clay program for the kids in Shelburne and your child can get a class. And just to let you know, if you are not living in Shelburne you can donate your class to someone you know, or we will contact the school and find out who they would recommend as a student for the class. You can Pay it Forward in the name of Carmen Faith Huskilson. Thanks in advance for your support for the campaign.
One other question to ask! I have had a few people ask about a Painting and Wine evening. After doing a bit of checking, I can do this but I cannot advertise. It can be by invitation only. If y would like an invitation to this type of event, please let me know.
In other news, Murray was able to get a lot of building maintenance done during the time we were closed. We have a very warm building now! Come in and have a coffee or hot chocolate in this very cosy space!
Here at the studio we are looking forward to a exciting 2016!
Cindy & Murray