2014 Public Artist Workshops

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Jul17 Tactile Painting
7/17/2012 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Midnight Sun Recreation Complex Arena (map)
In this workshop participants will explore and learn various techniques of how to apply acrylic gels and mediums to create a highly textured and impasto feeling painting. Partipants will also learn how to apply layered glazes and stains to create rich colors and dimension to a painting. This workshop will take place over two days to allow for certain mediums to dry and cure. Particpants are asked to bring an image or object as a source for inspiration to work from to the workshop. In addition, though not necessary particpants are encouraged to bring their own tools for creating textures (i.e. forks, combs, sculpting tools, things from nature) (Anything they think would create an interesting textural imprint.) The sky is the limit. All participants will go home with a finished painting on a stretched canvas. Due to the nature of the medium and drying time, this workshop will take place over two afternoons beginning Tuesday July 17th at 1pm, and continuing Wednesday July 18th at 1pm.

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Our workshop Schedule for 2014 is in process, and those online are available for online registration!  Sign up soon to avoid dissapointment!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE UNTIL THURSDAY JULY 10TH, 2014.  We will resume registration onsite on Saturday July 12th at 12 noon.

We feature over 65 workshops for the public over the course of the Festival.  These are offered by our attending artists and run 2-8 hours in length.  They cover a variety of subjects, styles and artforms and range from formal visual arts to literary and traditional performing arts.

Workshops are extremely popular and are a strong drawing point for both local and travelling visitors to the Festival.  Workshops are available for online registration; but book early, as many fill up quickly. 

Please note that GST will be added to workshop fees.

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