Amanda Burk at work.


Adult workshops are offered several times a year. Local or visiting artists run the workshops which are often in connection with the exhibitions. A variety of classes are offered  – a sampling of what we have done includes plein-air painting, printmaking, basket weaving, creative journaling, screen-printing, collage, book making, quilting, yoga and more. We provide coffee, tea and light snacks. Payment must be made during registration.

Creative Studio with Betty Carpick
Thursdays from September 27 – November 29 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Enhance your visual acuity by trying out a variety of mediums and artistic techniques as well as visiting select works in the Gallery.
Fee: $7 per session or $60 for 10 sessions (pre-registration required) Drop-ins welcome.

Chill Nights at the Gallery
Tuesdays from September 25 – November 27 (No session on Tuesday, October 30)
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Drop Ins Welcome
Fee: $7 per session. Walk ins welcome, or $55 for 9 sessions (pre-registration required for 9 sessions) + hst.

Discover a relaxed approach to art appreciation and well-being in the exhibition space. Enjoy meditation, music, yoga, walking, grounding exercises, sensory exploration and art making with guest artists and or practitioners.

Participatory Art For Social Change with Cassie Thornton
Thursday, September 27 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free of charge.
Great for Artists, teachers, arts administrators, and community members. Participatory or “social practice” art can provide new ways of engaging with audiences, breaking down barriers and creating possibilities for artistic experience, learning and community. Through a talk, exercise, and conversa- tions, learn about the logistical and ethical challenges as well as how experience, craft and finesse contribute to trans-formative experiences. Cassie Thornton is an artist with research- based social practice. She has been practicing participatory techniques internationally for over a decade with a focus on economics, debt, and gender issues.

Culture Days
Sunday, September 30
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Take a sense-based tour of Christi Belcourt’s retrospective exhibition with Isaac Murdoch – UPRISING: THE POWER OF MOTHER EARTH, and learn about the interconnection of ecosystems through water and the many species of plants, insects, and birds in the artworks. All ages and abilities can enjoy a multi-sensory discovery experience which includes listening, looking, smelling, touching and tasting.

Places of Departure Through Personal Story
Friday afternoons, October 19 & 26
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Fee: $60. Gallery Members $55 (+hst)
Artist and writer, Eleanor Albanese, will lead guided writing exercises and then connect the writing to an art project. All materials provided.

Wet Felting with Crystal Nielsen
Sunday, November 4
12:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost: $65 + hst  Gallery Members: $55 + hst.
Create a “painting” using the art of wet wool felting in this introductory session with multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Nielsen. All materials provided.
Fee: $65 +hst. Gallery Members: $55 + hst

Dissecting The Layers Of Our Lives with Katrina Craig
Sunday, October 21 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fee: $50. Gallery Members $45 + hst
Use visual mapping and mark making with embroidery to understand the complexities and progressions of individual personalities and lives. All materials provided. Bring a small note book. Funded through a partnership with the Manitoba Arts Network. Katrina Craig received a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax with a concentration in textiles. Her work has a focus on process, often integrating alternate materials and traditional textile processes. She lives and practices in Winnipeg.

Beading  And Applique with Jean Marshall
Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Fee: $70. Gallery Members $65 + hst
Jean Marshall is a practicing visual artist living in Northwestern Ontario. She received her HBA in Native Studies from Trent University. All materials provided.