The Arts House

 

The Arts House, located in the old Antigonish tourist information centre (next to Boston Pizza), is being opened as a place to experience all things arts related. For the months of July and August 2018, we are running children’s art and pottery classes. All courses are taught by experienced art instructors. The children will receive a first class week of lessons.

The Arts House is going to be a gathering place for all of those people who are passionate about creating and those who are learning how to create. The dream is to have a home for the arts in our community that will continue to grow in years to come.

We will be posting more opportunities for lessons and space rental in the upcoming weeks, stay tuned for more information.

 


Children's Art & Pottery Lessons Registration 

We've still got spots available!

Please click the button below to download the 2018 Registration Form.

To submit registrations either visit us in person or contact us by email at antigonishartfair@gmail.com.

The Instructors/artists

Nancy Turniawan is an artist with 30 years teaching experience in Visual Arts. She assures you that young people thrive and grow when working and learning from artists whose work they admire. Nancy works with natural materials to create sculptures and mosaics. Problem solving is part of the fun. Nancy's graphic design background makes it possible to teach problem solving using a wide variety of materials.

Pat Foote has 18 years of experience in teaching pottery to adults and young people
(7 to 14 years). She has also had 10 years in production pottery.


The Camps

Week 1: July 2 - 6

Pottery with Pat Foote:   (Ages: 7-9) - (9:00 am-12:00 pm) - Class size:  FULL

Class I

Note: This class is full but if you would like to be added to a waitlist please contact us at Antigonishartfair@gmail.com

Introducing the squish,press, roll of clay. Discovering how to make a shape you
Have imagined. How to keep it up straight,stay together, and not blowup in the kiln
(Clay oven). Projects will be decided upon according to students enthusiasm for different ideas and techniques. Wheel throwing will be introduced. The clay projects will be fired after the classes are over because they must be completely dry.

Possibilities: clay animals,cups and bowls using molds, chia pets, coiled clay forms,
Boxes using the slab technique with impressions of plants, shoe impressions, tiles.
These pieces will be painted with glaze during the week.

Week 2: July 9 - 13

Pottery with Pat Foote:   (Ages: 10-12) - (1:30pm-4:00pm) - Class size: FULL

Class II

This will have an introduction similar to Class I for the first day.
Wheel throwing will be introduced and practiced each day for those students
Who are interested. Projects will include sculptural projects, platters, water
Fountains, tile projects. All pieces must be completely dry before firing in the
Kiln therefore the firing will take place after classes are over.

 

Week 3: July 16 - 20

Art Classes with Nancy Turniawan:   (Ages: 10-12) - (9:00 am-12:00pm) - Class size: 8

Inspired by Materials and Methods

During the week, we will explore paper maché creatures and clay sculptures with Nancy, and will learn about painting different surfaces.

The first two days will involve building sculptures.The next two days will involve doing art with rocks and beach combed materials. On the fifth day, students will finish their art pieces, will prepare their artwork for display, and will write artist statements. At pick up time, parents/family are asked to stay to enjoy the display of art.

Week 4: July 23 - 27

No Camps Scheduled. Rental Space Available.

Week 5: July 30 - Aug 3

Pottery with Pat Foote:   (Ages: 7-9) - (9:00 am-12:00 pm) - Class size: 6

Class I

Introducing the squish,press, roll of clay. Discovering how to make a shape you
Have imagined. How to keep it up straight,stay together, and not blowup in the kiln
(Clay oven). Projects will be decided upon according to students enthusiasm for different ideas and techniques. Wheel throwing will be introduced. The clay projects will be fired after the classes are over because they must be completely dry.

Possibilities: clay animals,cups and bowls using molds, chia pets, coiled clay forms,
Boxes using the slab technique with impressions of plants, shoe impressions, tiles.
These pieces will be painted with glaze during the week.

Week 6: Aug 6-10

Art Classes with Nancy Turniawan:   (Ages: 8-15) - (9:00 am-12:00pm) - Class size: 8

The Magic of Drawing what you see

During the week, we will learn the mechanics of seeing, and we will practice diligently to record our studies of nature. We will also use our imaginations to develop these studies into works of joy and fun. Different drawing materials and papers will be used. On Friday, students will finish their art pieces, will prepare their artwork for display, and will write artist statements. At pick up time, parents/family are asked to stay to enjoy the display of art.

Week 8: Aug 20 - 24

Art Classes with Nancy Turniawan:   (Ages: 5-10) - (9:00 am-12:00 pm) - Class size: FULL

What' up with Brushes?

Paint is so fascinating, but so are the brushes. They have personality, and so do the young artists! 

From fingers and toes, from making tiny to tall marks, we will explore what it means to paint. Standard sheets of paper are not part of the plan. Wear clothes that can withstand the explorations. On Friday, students will finish their art pieces, will prepare their artwork for display, and will write artist statements. At pick up time, parents/family are asked to stay to enjoy the display of art.

Week 9: Aug 27 - 31

No Camps Scheduled. Rental Space Available.