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2015 Workshops were a success!!

The 2015 Festival featured over 70 workshops for the public over the course of the 10 day Festival.  These were offered by our attending artists and ran 2-8 hours in length, covering 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.  

2016 Workshops will be available for online registration in June 2016; book early, as many fill up quickly. 

Please note that GST is included in workshop fees.




2015 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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