MakerLab

Monthly craft nights 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

MakerLab: Department of Floristry with Candace Fempel

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Learn step-by-step how to create your own succulent and cacti habitat. Create a terrarium, approximately 5 ½” tall and 6” diameter.  Featuring three plants, one granite stone, one quartz stone, moss, sand, soil, charcoal, and drainage stones. All materials and instructions provided.

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 Department of Floristry on Instagram @deptof

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Here!
 

Members $70 / Non-members $75

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MakerLab: Le Petit Point with Chantal Alary

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Using  a lap loom frame, you’ll create your own hand-woven wall hanging. Using various textures of wool and roving, you’ll learn how to warp your loom and weave using several techniques. The end result is a beautiful woven piece of art to hang in your home that plays with geometry, colour, and texture.

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 Le Petit Point on Instagram @lepetitpoint.ywg

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Here!

Please contact studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca if you would like to be on a waitlist!

*Includes all weaving material and a lap loom frame.

Members $95 / Non-members $100

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Mar 14
W8A-CA-W1 Instructor: Chantal Alary

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MakerLab: Minimalist Necklaces

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Learn how to assemble two necklaces with Monique Espino of Lovely Moons, a Winnipeg-based jewellery line, using either geometric beads or crystal pendants. Customize both necklaces for yourself or give one as a gift.

Includes all jewellery materials and a tool kit.

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 Lovely Moons on Instagram @lovelymoonsshop
 

Tickets Available Soon!

$80/single ticket
$75/WAG members or two or more tickets

Wednesday 7-9pm Jun 13
S8A-ME-W1 Instructor: Monique Espino

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MakerLab: Shibori Fabric Dyeing

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Learn the art of Shibori, an ancient Japanese method of resist dyeing. Tamara Klassen will cover a variety of techniques by folding and binding cloth to create different patterns, as you learn how to set up and dye with an indigo vat. You will go home with three 100% cotton 27” square finished textiles and the skills to dye many more pieces on your own. These unique pieces are suitable for making tea towels, wall art, bandanas, pillows, and more! Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dye on.

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 Tamara Klassen on Instagram @tamarajklassen

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Soon!
 

$80 single ticket
$75 WAG members or for two or more tickets

Saturday 6:30-9:30 May 12
S8A-TK-S1 Instructor: Tamara Klassen

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Paint Party @ WAG Studio

Paint Party: Abstract Watercolour

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Is it a mountain range or crashing waves? It’s nature in all its abstracted glory. Choose a theme and learn basic watercolour techniques that will help you to create your own nature based 18x24” watercolour.


$50/person; $45 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

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

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

Tickets Available Soon!

 

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Aug 30
U8A-PP-H1 Instructor: Cara Mason & Marybeth Dirks

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Paint Party: Block Print Tote Bags

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Learn basic block printing techniques and make some matching prints to practice your skills. Then design and print your own custom canvas tote bag that will turn heads at the farmers’ market this summer!

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 Soon!

$45/person
$40/person for WAG Members or when purchasing 2 or more tickets

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Jun 21
S8A-PP-H1 Instructor: Katryna Barske & Ayda Loewen Clarke

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Paint Party: Mix+Match Mini Paintings

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Try out a bunch of different painting styles! Create 3-4 differnet artworks on 9x12 in. canvas boards. Works inspired by Joi T. Arcand’s syllabics, Mark Rothko and Gabby O’Connor.

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!

$50/person
$45/person for WAG Members or when purchasing 2 or more tickets

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Workshops

NEW! (Ages 7-9) Kid's Design Lab 2

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Ever wondered what it’s like to design a building?  Explore the built environment and learn about architectural design elements - scale, proportion, function and materials - through model making, drawing, and photography. Be inspired by simple shelters and monumental museums; learn about the design of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and take a look behind the scenes at the upcoming Inuit Art Centre building addition!

Members $155 / Non-members $175

Monday - Friday 12-4pm Aug 27 - Aug 31
U8C-K2-U1 Instructor: Bree Bergen

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NEW! (Ages 7-9) Clay And More 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. Students will incorporate their clay pieces with mixed media sculptural projects.

Members $155 / Non-members $175

Monday - Friday 12-4pm Aug 20 - Aug 24
U8C-C2-U1 Instructor: Colleen Leduc

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(Ages 10-14) Clayworks 3

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Students will learn hand-building skills and work on the potter’s wheel to produce functional and sculptural projects.

Members $155 / Non-members $175

Monday - Friday 12-4pm Aug 27 - Aug 31
U8C-C3-U1 Instructor: PJ Anderson

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NEW! (Ages 10-14) Summer Studio 3

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This immersive art making experience covers several drawing, painting and sculptural activites in a variety of media. Develop your 2D and 3D projects over the course of the week and visit the gallery to experience French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. All supplies are included.

Members $155 / Non-members $175

Monday - Friday 12-4pm Aug 20 - Aug 24
U8C-S3-U1 Instructor: Jessica Canard

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(Adult) Week Long Workshop En Plein Air

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Summer is a great time to take in the fresh air and sunshine and get outdoors to draw and paint! Observe how light affects colour and learn colour theory, composition, drawing and  painting techniques while exploring the styles of French Modernist painters Henri Matisse, Claude Monet , Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Jean-François Millet. Students will meet in the studio on the first day, and go to other locations during the course of the week.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Monday - Friday 10-4pm Aug 27 - Aug 31
U8A-PA-U1 Instructor: To be announced

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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Drawing Basics

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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 1 hour lunch break). Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.

Drawing Basics

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 is encouraged. Weather permitting, we will work outside as much as possible!

Members $194 / Non-members $220

Monday - Friday 10-4pm Aug 20 - Aug 24
U8A-DB-U1 Instructor: Jen Moyes

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NEW! ClayMaker with Crystal Nykoluk

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Each season WAG Studio instructor, Crystal Nykoluk will guide you through a fun clay project that can be completed in one session. Just make it, glaze it, and voila! We fire the work and you pick it up two weeks later. 

April's project: Clay Garden Markers!

Get growing with these practical and attractive garden accessories. Make a selection of markers just in time for spring planting.

Tickets Available Soon!


$50 single ticket/$45 WAG members or 2+ tickets

Sunday 11:30-1:30 Apr 8
S8A-CM-U1 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

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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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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 a variety of subjects, including still life studies and the human form.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Apr 10 - Jun 12
S8A-DB-T1 Instructor: To be announced

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Painting Basics

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Have you always wanted to paint but never knew where to begin? Looking to make the transition from drawing to painting? Learn about technique, colour, brushes, how to use acrylic paint and other painting media in a safe, supportive and creative environment.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Thursday 7-9:30 Apr 12 - Jun 14
S8A-PA-H1 Instructor: To be announced

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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 7-9:30 Apr 12 - Jun 14
S8A-OB-H1 Instructor: Erika Hanneson

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Apr 11 - Jun 13
S8A-OB-W1 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Apr 10 - Jun 12
S8A-OB-T1 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin

Monday 7-9:30pm Apr 9 - Jun 18
S8A-OB-M1 Instructor: Alan Lacovetsky

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Introduction to Watercolour

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Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of watercolour painting, the use and care of paints and brushes, and the basic elements of design and colour theory.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Apr 11 - Jun 13
S8A-WC-W1 Instructor: To be announced

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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.

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 the human form.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday 7-9:30pm Apr 9 - Jun 18
S8A-FA-M2 Instructor: To be announced

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Open Studio

Pottery Drop in For Adults

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This is a new service for adult pottery students currently enrolled in our pottery classes.  With no instruction given, enjoy honing your skills and spending more time in the studio. Approval from your WAG instructor to do the drop in is required. All pottery drop in students are expected to clean up after themselves, as the studio is shared with other classes.  No advance registration is required; payment is collected each week at the WAG Studio reception. Bring your own supplies. Use of clay is limited to one box per student provided in the pottery class you enrolled in.

Members $10 / Non-members $10

Sunday 11am-1:30pm Apr 29 - Jun 10
S8A-DP-U1 Instructor: To be announced

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