Saturday, May 19, 2018

Art on the Go Workshops are back!

It's that time of the year again to start up our fun and very popular ART ON THE GO workshop  series with a few great art talks thrown in for good measure! These workshops are 2- 3 hours long, affordable, all supplies are included and are great for all ages and experience levels.

 Last year we started this series, with the idea that it's fun to learn new art things in the summer but it's even better to do that outside at local places and spaces in our neighbourhood. We created small palette and paint boxes for all the attendees -with the help of Sievert's Limited next door to supply the wooden cigar boxes and we headed to the beach, a farm and more . This year we have lots more fun and creative destinations in store for you!

Within the months of June thru August, we are going to head to a diner for some doodling, to a brewery, to a bakery, to the park and more! Check out our WORKSHOP page on this blog soon, for details on workshops lead by Melissa Townsend, Mark Brennan, Allison Irish, Gordon MacDonald, Jan Davison and others.

We're starting off our workshop series with COLOUR POP on Wednesday, June 13th, 5pm-7pm. All supplies are included as well as a treat from the The Old Apothecary Bakery- and the cost is just $50 per person. Limited class size of 10.

Learn how to make bright colours POP by mixing neutrals! Join us at The Old Apothocary with artist Caitlin McGuire to paint their vibrant interior, while learning how to balance bright colours with the neutral colours in their space. Call 902-425-9456 or email ( to register today!

We are also hosting TWO free interesting talks coming up soon! The first is part of a series that some of the commercial galleries are presenting together called  Halifax Talks ART. We picked our topic to discuss of Emerging Art as it's one of our most favourite things to discover and to foster new talents. We'll have a few emerging artists on hand to talk about their experiences as well.

The other art talk will take place in support of a solo show of paintings by Briana Corr-Scott, which is all about her trip to Sable Island and how it's inspired her to paint, illustrate and write all about it. We'll also be joined by a scientist that lives and works at Sable Island too, that can answer any questions about the island and it's habitat itself. The talk will happen at the gallery on Wednesday, June 20th, 6pm-8pm.