Courses / Workshops
Agnes classes and workshops for youth, adults and families are sure to inspire and engage. Enjoy exploring themes in current exhibitions and learning hands-on skills in various media.
26 January–23 February 2017
Thursdays, 6–9 pm
Kingston artist Rebecca Cowan leads a five-week course in the fine art of drypoint printing in conjunction with the exhibition Two of a Kind: Pendant Prints in Eighteenth-Century Europe.
Drypoint is a versatile printmaking method that produces the finest lines and most velvety blacks. Students will begin by learning how to create and print a small metal plate. Then they will work on a larger scale, exploring the use of colored inks, specialty papers and multiple-plate images.
An award-winning printmaker and book artist living in Kingston, Rebecca Cowan has exhibited in Canada and internationally. Recently, one of her pieces was included in Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s International Biennale for the Artist’s Book. She is a member of the Kingston Printmakers group, and is an experienced teacher.
Fee: $150, $125 members, students. Materials Included.
Drawing from the Model
Thursdays, 6–9 pm
2 March–20 April
Daniel Hughes offers a new course in drawing from the model, open to all levels of practice. Participants will use a variety of materials.
Daniel Hughes is a figurative artist who has exhibited his work throughout Canada and in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions in London, UK and is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields award. He recently completed a commissioned portrait of former Chancellor David Dodge and his most recent solo exhibition was at the Ingram Gallery, Toronto. Please see: www.danielhughes.ca
Fees: $250, $220 members and students. Materials not included.
Thursdays, 29 September–1 December 2016
Geared to teens in Grades 8–12 (ages 13–17), ArtZone is a free, drop-in program that offers a new and engaging art projects each week, led by local artists and inspired by our exhibitions.
Local artists will facilitate this program for teens who want to build their art skills.
Schedule of projects:
29 September: sketching the face
6 October: watercolour landscapes
13 October: using collage to build a sculpture
20 October: creating free-form imagery with paint, pen and ink
27 October: mandalas
3 November: acrylic painting, developing tonal values and colour
10 November: landscape painting
17 November: bubble printing
24 November: lino block printing
1 December: lino block printing
If you are having trouble getting here please call Pat at (613)533.2190 for transportation help.
Supported by the generosity of Agnes members and donors.
ARTmania Art Day Camp
13–17 March 2017
Monday–Friday, 9–4 pm
Experienced artist-instructor Phoebe Cohoe leads a fun week of inventive art projects inspired by our exhibitions. Campers will make mixed-media drawings and photo collages, pastel landscapes, layered screen prints and more. For children ages 8-12, a limited number of bursaries are available for financial assistance.
Phoebe Cohoe is a graduate of Queen’s Fine Art program and the Faculty of Education. She has taught in Kingston schools and in many youth programs at the Agnes, including our popular Summer SmARTs art day camp. This camp is generously supported by the Rita Friendly Kaufman Fund.
Fee: $200 per child, $180 members. Click here for the registration form.
A limited number of bursaries are available for those in financial need. Click here for application form.
Sundays, 24 September–13 November
Inspired by Ciara Phillips’s portrayals of hidden forms of labour and subjects in focused contemplation, we are piloting a Sunday family program that is designed to give parents quiet time to view the exhibition while their children engage in supervised experiential learning. Simple printmaking activities will be offered by two qualified Early Childhood Educators.
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Join artist Nancy Douglas for a creative art project related to the exhibition Picturing Arctic Modernity. This session is designed for children 6+ with adult accompaniment. Due to limited space, registration is required for this program. Call (613) 533.2190 to reserve your spot.
Nancy Douglas is an engaged and experienced teacher who has led many programs at the Agnes, including our Saturday afternoon classes for children, ARTventure.