Summer has flown by and I have a ton of updates! After a heavy spring schedule, I decided to step out of my studio for a few weeks. I did do some creating, but it was all experimental and fun. For August, I had a showcase of my paintings at the beautiful Art House in Chilliwack, BC. Most importantly, I had a lot of family time and a great vacation. Now I am back in the studio making stock for the upcoming Christmas season as well as starting on my next painting for the Intersection Art Project.
In the midst of all of this, our family has decided to seek out some new adventure – we are moving from Airdrie to Cochrane, about 40 minutes away. We had numerous reasons to relocate, the main one being is that our current house is a little too small for our growing kids and my growing studio needs (more on this in another blog post). September 16th is the big move day and we are scrambling at the moment to pack up 10 years worth of accumulated stuff. I am very excited to share my new studio space. The room we have picked out will need some minor modifications as it was a dining room so the carpet and low hanging chandelier will need to be changed in order to make the space functional.
Once we’ve settled in at our new house, I have a jam packed schedule leading up to Christmas. Luckily I’ve spent a decent amount of time planning each of these events already so I’m pretty much good to go!
Oct. 1st - Printmaking Demo, Leighton Art Centre – I was honoured to be asked to come to the Leighton Art Centre during the Alberta Culture Days festivities to demonstrate some printmaking on my tabletop letterpress! I’ll post the times and location within LAC closer to the date.
Oct. 16th - Printing on Fabric Workshop, Leighton Art Centre – This class will guide students on making their own patterned textiles using linocut printmaking. We will explore basic linocut, colour mixing and how to build a pattern. Each student will leave with their own hand carved blocks and a set of Flour Sack Tea Towels. You can sign up for it here.
Oct. 22nd - Live Painting Demo, Opus Langley – In this demonstration I will talk about how to take your paintings out of the studio and into the spotlight by painting live for an audience. During this time I will complete a painting to illustrate this technique. You can sign up for it here.
Oct. 23rd - Linocut Printmaking Demo, Opus Langley – During this demonstration I will show basic linocut printmaking techniques and variety of applications you can use this skill for such as fine art printmaking, card making and printing on fabric. You can sign up for it here.
Nov. 5th - Nov. 13th - Christmas in the Country, Leighton Art Centre – A selection of my paintings and hand pulled prints will be available for sale at this amazing annual event.
Nov. 19th - Card Making Workshop, Leighton Art Centre – Using basic printmaking techniques, students will explore the versatility of using linocut to create cards and other gift items. Everyone will leave with a selection of handmade cards and their own stamps. Sign up for it here.
Nov. 25th/26th - AKCS Christmas Market, Airdrie – A full selection of my paintings, hand pulled prints, cards and textiles will be available for sale at this amazing little Christmas Market. I will be on site for the entire event demonstrating with my tabletop letterpress. More info to come!
Keep checking back for more updates as this busy season gets underway!