Agnes is on retreat! Agnes’s galleries are closed until June 2023, keep your eye on our website for upcoming public programs. Read more.
Studio workshops featuring: Subversive Stitching, Visioning Collage and Animated Collage. Sign up for one or all three.
Quentin VerCetty’s Future Memories workshop in the André Biéler Studio, part of a conversation around The Arts Against PostRacialism. Photo: Garrett Elliott
Get into the Studio for these artist-led workshops. All materials provided.
28 April, 1:30–4 pm
Subversive Stitching: Embroidering with Meaning, with Hannah Taalman
This workshop will introduce participants to the skills and techniques of embroidery while also touching on the historical role that embroidery has played in the feminist movement and the female life. Included will be a visit to the exhibition Stepping Out: Clothes for a Gallery Goer.
26 May, 1:30–4 pm
The Album of Your Life: Visioning Collage and Collaborative Songwriting, with Krista Muir
If you had a record reflect/represent a chapter in your life (past, present, future) what would it look like? What would it sound like?
Music is a powerful medium – a living and breathing art form that accompanies us throughout our lives. In this playful workshop, participants will first create a collage representing a chapter in their life “album” – and from these covers we’ll randomly select and write songs inspired by the stories that emerge. Simple, complex, metaphorical, literal, whimsical, comical – the unique group of participants will shape the content and flow.
Please note, no musical experience or equipment is necessary, only a desire to participate and enjoy exploring these mediums.
Krista Muir is a composer, performer, producer and multi-disciplinary artist whose music has taken her around the world.
9 June, 1:30–4 pm
The Politics and Poetics of Animated Collage, with Emily Pelstring
Free! This workshop is in partnership with The Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Building on ideas developed through her past curatorial and film projects, artist Emily Pelstring will teach a workshop on 2D, mixed-media, stop-motion animation. This workshop takes inspiration from the long tradition of artists who have remediated and re-contextualized found images from popular culture and news media, and used collage as a tool for political critique. Participants will create short (10-30 second) animations using the format of the PSA that address topics of personal and political concern, with an orientation toward human rights and ecological responsibility. We will use the iStopmotion app, borrowed iPads, and a cardboard animation rig that is easy to build at home. Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring small objects and print media that they would like to work with. This workshop is in partnership with The Kingston Frontenac Public Library