MakerLab

MakerLab is a funky new series of DIY evening workshops presented by WAG Studio. Explore do-it-yourself creative projects with innovative, local crafters, makers, and artisans. Experience the satisfaction of crafting something with your hands alongside like-minded adventurers. You don’t need to be a practising artist to participate...just come, relax, and have fun!

MakerLab: Terrarium

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Let your love grow! This is a perfect gift or date night for Valentine’s Day. Make a stunning terrarium with Candace Fempel of Department of Floristry.

Approximate dimensions, 5 1/2 in. tall and 6 in. diameter. Featuring 3 plants – succulent/cacti combination, one granite stone, one quarts stone, moss, sand, soil, charcoal, and drainage stones. All materials and instructions provided.

Ages 18 and up. Space is limited. Advanced registration required.

Register online here, call 204.789.1766, or visit WAG Studio (280 Memorial Blvd, Mon-Thurs, 12-4pm).

Follow Deptartment of Floristry on Instagram @deptof

For more information, call 204.789.1766 or email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Members $70 / Non-members $75

Thursday, 7:00-9:00 Feb 11
W6A-CF-H1 Instructor: Candace Fempel

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Adult Beginner

10 week session

Adults provide their own tools and supplies for classes unless otherwise indicated. Basic drawing and painting materials are provided for the first class, at which time supply lists are distributed.  For special workshops, pottery, and sculpture, supplies are generally included in the class cost. Students must provide their own tools for clay classes.

Drawing Basics

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Retrain your brain! 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. You will learn to translate what you see into what you want to draw. Work with a variety of subjects, including still life studies and the human form.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 15
W6A-DB-T2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

Tuesday 1-3:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 15
W6A-DB-T1 Instructor: Doug Smith

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Drawing on Mount Olympus - Last Chance!

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Come face to face with the gods and goddesses of Olympus:The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. Take in the serenity of the galleries while you learn to draw the idealized human forms in this exhibition of ancient statuary. 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. Whether you are a novice or seasoned artist, you will improve your drawing skills, and deepen your appreciation of Greek and Roman sculpture in an encouraging and focused atmosphere.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 16
W6A-DB-W1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

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Sculpture

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Learn the basics of sculpture by hand-building with clay: modelling, coil, and slab work. Begin with representational and expressive clay figure work, then move onto individualized projects. Some clay finishes will be introduced. A tour of Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin with a focus on classical sculpture will be available. Clay and firing costs included.

Members $245 / Non-members $271

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 15
W6A-SB-T1 Instructor: Michelle Wilson

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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 $245 / Non-members $271

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 16
W6A-OB-W1 Instructor: Dave Krindle

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 15
W6A-OB-T1 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin

Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
W6A-OB-M1 Instructor: Colleen Leduc

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Mixed Media

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Combine disparate materials, employ a variety of techniques, and use your creativity to develop images and ideas. Enjoy the creative process while learning effective techniques such as paper craft, painting, drawing, printmaking, and 3D assemblage. You will complete a final project on a theme that interests you.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
W6A-MM-M1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Adult Intermediate

10 week session

Adults provide their own tools and supplies for classes unless otherwise indicated. Basic drawing and painting materials are provided for the first class, at which time supply lists are distributed. Intermediate Studio students should bring their own selection of supplies to the first class. For special workshops, pottery, and sculpture, supplies are generally included in the class cost. Students must provide their own tools for clay classes.

Drawing with Colour

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Develop your understanding of colour and its expressive potential for a variety of subjects: abstract and experimental drawing, still life, portraits, and landscapes. Learn fascinating facts about the history of pigments and the meanings of colours, as you acquire new observational skills and familiarize yourself with various drawing media. Because you will use wet as well as dry media, this class serves as a transition from drawing to painting.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
W6A-DC-M2 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

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Figure in Art

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Using a variety of drawing materials, you will work from a model and learn about proportion, foreshortening, and other fundamental techniques for drawing people.

Members $195 / Non-members $220

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 15
W6A-FA-T2 Instructor: Derek Brueckner

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Pen and Ink Illustration

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Are you inspired by stories and daydreams? Over 10 weeks you will be guided through the process of bringing stories to life and creating a unique self- produced picture book. This course focuses on the exploration of pen and ink illustration, visual interpretation, character design, composition, book layout and innovative approaches to pen and ink. Creating  personal visual interpretations from literary samples will help you develop your drawing skills and discover your personal style in ink drawing

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 15
W6A-PI-T2 Instructor: Neda Kianmehr

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Acrylic Painting

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

This course focuses on basic colour theory and particularities of painting with acrylics.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Wednesday 1-3:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 16
W6A-AP-W2 Instructor: Doug Smith

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Painting Basics

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Through your choice of acrylic or oil paint, you will be introduced to basic colour theory, and learn to use various brushes and media, such as thinners and thickeners. Painting from still life, enhance your composition, decision making, and editing skills. As you progress through the course,your confidence as a painter will grow.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 16
W6A-PA-W2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

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Life Drawing: Open Studio

Life Drawing: Open Studio

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This drop-in program provides an independent study of life drawing. Although no instruction is provided, you will have the opportunity to work from models in whatever materials you like. No advance registration is required; payment is collected each week at the WAG Studio front desk. Bring your own supplies.
 

Members $8 / Non-members $8

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 16
W6A-OS-W1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

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Photography with PrairieView

The Winnipeg Art Gallery and PrairieView School of Photography are partnering to present some great new photography courses. Classes are held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Studio Programs building with instruction provided by PrairieView's professional photography educators.

Photography 101

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8 Sessions

Master your camera’s controls and settings and learn how to create stunning images! Through informative and entertaining lessons you will go from wishing that one or two shots “turn out” to knowing how to take great photos every time.

Register through the PrairieView Website for this class.

Non-members $259

Monday 1-3:30pm Jan 11 - Mar 7
W6A-PV-M1 Instructor: To be announced

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Photography for Teens 1

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6 Sessions

This course is specifically designed for teens aged aged 15 to 18. During this series of fun, interactive lessons, students will learn how to use a DSLR, how to “read” light, and how to properly compose a photograph. They will also learn how to share their images online with friends and family.

Register through the PrairieView Website for this class.

Non-members $159

Sunday, 1-3:30pm Jan 10 - Feb 21
W6A-PV-S1 Instructor: To be announced

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