Classes and Workshops

OpenMake

WAG Studio's monthly drop in craft night led by local artist Erika Hanneson.

OpenMake: Beverage Cozies

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Keep drinks cool and frosty with a DIY beverage cozy. Create your own block print design from one simple pattern or transform a drawing into a block print. Fits any standard sized can. Make a personalized gift for Father’s Day or any other occasion.

$10 admission. Ages 8 and up.

No advanced registration. For more information, call 204.789.1766, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca, or visit WAG Studio (280 Memorial Blvd, Mon-Thurs, 12-4pm).

Lean more about artist instructor Erika Hanneson at erikahanneson.com

Members $10 / Non-members $10

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Paint Party @ WAG Studio

Paint Party @ WAG Studio

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Enjoy chill tunes, grab a drink, and start painting! Our entertaining artist instructors will guide you through an Andy Warhol-inspired painting. Want to customize your painting and make it extra special? Send us a photo of your pet and we’ll help you create a fabulous pet portrait. No experience required!

For more information please view our event page here.
 

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Summer Art Camp

Weeklong, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (early drop-off from 8:30am and pick up until 5pm)
Campers will explore the gallery exhibitions, create art with professional artists, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week. Free pizza on Friday.

(Ages 6-10) Flying with Chagall

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Up up and away!  Get inspired by the works of Chagall and create your own magnificent dreamscape.  Children can be inspired by two spectacular and colourful exhibitions at the WAG featuring the works of the famous artist Marc Chagall.  Children will use similar techniques as Chagall to create their own artwork inspired by Chagall.  Chagall’s work is often based on surrealism and so the children will explore this concept through fun and interactive games and art activities.  The field trip is to the Children’s Museum and to the WAG shop/workshop space at the Forks.  They will be bussed there and back on a private charter bus.  Every camp gets free pizza on Friday and a mini-exhibition of their artwork will be displayed to parents on Friday afternoon.  All camps go into WAG galleries at least twice during the week.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Aug 8 - Aug 12
U6C-FC-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Monday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 11 - Jul 15
U6C-FC-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants sold out

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(Ages 6-10) Kicking it with Clay

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Sculptures sculptures everywhere.  Take it all in and experiment with clay to make a fired work of art. Art class is run by Erika Hanneson a known professional clay artist.  They will be making a fired sculpture that they will also paint with true professional glazes.  They will have time on the clay wheel to experience that.  The field trip is to the Children’s Museum and to the new WAG shop/workshop space at the Forks. They will be bussed there and back with a charter school bus.  As with all camps, they have free pizza on Friday and a mini-exhibition of their work on Friday afternoon. All camps go into the WAG galleries at least twice to see sculptures and get inspired by the art.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Aug 15 - Aug 19
U6C-KC-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants sold out

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 18 - Jul 22
U6C-KC-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants sold out

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(Ages 6-10) The Painted Selfie

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Take a selfie like you never thought you could… and discover who you really are.  The selfie is really a contemporary portrait.  Kids will take a look at portraits in Gallery for inspiration and think about how selfies and portraiture is used today compared to the past.  They will think of their own personal attributes to include in their painting.  The kids will plan and execute a painting that will take them all week to make during their 2 hour daily art class.  Photography activities will be included outdoors and will be used to help inspire their selfie painting.  The field trip is to the Children’s Museum and to the WAG shop/workshop space at the Forks.  They will be bussed there and back on a private charter bus.  Every camp gets free pizza on Friday and a mini-exhibition of their artwork will be displayed to parents on Friday afternoon.  All camps go into WAG galleries at least twice during the week.

Members $180 / Non-members $200

Tuesday-Friday 9-4pm Aug 2 - Aug 5
U6C-PS-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 11-15) Teen Mural Camp

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Create a collaborative mural at the WAG Studio and make new friends.  Art class will be run by professional mural artist Michel St.Hilaire (Bilingual). The teens will create a mural on one of the interior walls of the WAG Studio building.  The teens will visit WAG exhibition to gain inspiration for their collaborative mural and they will also see slide shows of murals and visit murals in areas surrounding the WAG.  They will be involved in each step of creating the mural.  The field trip is a behind the scenes look at the Manitoba Theatre Centre back stage where they create the sets for the plays.  They will take the Free Spirit Downtown shuttle bus to go there and back.  They will visit the WAG exhibitions at least twice.  Free pizza on Friday and a reveal of their artwork will happen on Friday afternoon.  The teens will document the creation of their work as they make it.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 25 - Jul 29
U6C-TM-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 11-15) Teen Daydreaming with Chagall

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Discover Surrealism and make art that transcends reality.  Get inspired by the works of Chagall and create your own magnificent dreamscape.  Teens can be inspired by two spectacular and colourful exhibitions at the WAG featuring the works of the famous artist Marc Chagall.  Teens will use similar techniques as Chagall to create their own artwork inspired by Chagall.  Chagall’s work is often based on surrealism and so the children will explore this concept and learn how to make surreal art.  Every camp gets free pizza on Friday and a mini-exhibition of their artwork will be displayed to parents on Friday afternoon.  All camps go into WAG galleries at least twice during the week.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Aug 22 - Aug 26
U6C-DC-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Workshops

5 day summer workshop for adults or teens

Workshops are designed in conjunction with current exhibitions or to present media and techniques not covered in our regular classes. Students will view the work on display and work hands on with an instructor in the studio. This is a great opportunity to to stimulate ideas, explore a medium and deepen understanding of artists and their art.

(Ages 13-14) Summer Studio for Teens

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This workshop runs for five afternoons (Mon-Fri 12-4pm). You’ll immerse yourself in creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment using a variety of drawing and painting media, as well as working on a 3D project. The weeklong format will allow for projects to develop over more than one class. All supplies are included.

Members $150 / Non-members $165

Monday-Friday 12-4pm Aug 8 - Aug 12
U6C-SS-M1 Instructor: Leah Fontaine
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(Ages 15-17) Summer Studio for Teens

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This workshop runs for five afternoons (Mon-Fri 12-4pm). You’ll immerse yourself in creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment using a variety of drawing and painting media, as well as working on a 3D project. The weeklong format will allow for projects to develop over more than one class. All supplies are included.

Members $150 / Non-members $165

Monday-Friday 12-4pm Aug 15 - Aug 19
U6C-SS-M2 Instructor: Leah Fontaine
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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Painting

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These workshops run five full days(Mon to Fri). Each course consists of 25 hours (5 hours each day) of class time. You’ll immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops (classes run from 10am to 4pm with a 1hour lunch break). Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.

Painting

Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience
This beginning course in acrylic painting introduces you to basic colour theory and handling of acrylic paints. You’ll work from still life arrangements, do colour exercises and learn about basic elements such as compotision and shpae, and how colour is used to create a sense of depth. Critiques will help you gain an understanding of what is involved in making a painting work well.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Monday-Friday 10-4pm Aug 15 - Aug 19
U6A-PA-M1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Drawing

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These workshops run five full days(Mon to Fri). Each course consists of 25 hours (5 hours each day) of class time. You’ll immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops (classes run from 10am to 4pm with a 1hour lunch break). Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.

Drawing

By focusing on colour while using media such as oil pastels, chalk pastels, art sticks and other materials, you will develop your ability to depict multiple aspects of nature. Individual interpretations of the subject matter will be encouraged. Weather permitting, we will work outside as much as possible.

 

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Monday-Friday 10-4pm Aug 8 - Aug 12
U6A-DB-M1 Instructor: Doug Melnyk
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Summer registration now open

Class prices in effect from Mar 8–Jul 25. After Jul 25, add $10 per course.  Register early and save!
Summer registration closes Aug 1.

Download the spring and summer class brochure

WAG Studio office hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 12-4pm

contact:
P: 204.789.1766
F: 204.772.6841

 

 

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