MIXED MEDIA MAP MAKING
Nov
25
to Nov 26

MIXED MEDIA MAP MAKING

Maps are fascinating. They’re visual tools that can tell us where we’re going, or record where we’ve been. They can be analytical or whimsical, realistic or imaginary, historical or futuristic. No matter what, they always tell some kind of story: of the people who make them, the places they depict, and the time period they were made in.

If the story of your life was a map, what would it look like? This weekend class will be a journey of imagination and discovery, as you create personalized mixed-media maps based on your own history and experiences. On day one we’ll experiment with mixed media techniques to make map-like imagery from found papers and acrylic paint. We’ll also explore how to use maps to tell stories about who we are and where we come from. Stephanie will use some guided writing exercises to help you dig up images and stories from your life, then help you turn what you find into images. On day two, we’ll use what we learned to make a mixed-media map on canvas.

$140 + supplies (you get a 20% discount on supplies at the Paint Spot when you register)

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Christmas Card Workshop
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Card Workshop

Celebrate the season and help spread the warmth to your friends and family. Learn to make unique, hand printed Christmas cards and take home a stamp that you can use over and over again. We'll learn how to carve out an image of your choice, ink it up, and print it on archival, high-quality cards. Relaxing and meditative, block printing is a great way to take a moment for yourself this busy holiday season.

habitat etc, 10187 104 Street, Edmonton, AB

$50.00 including all supplies

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MINDFULNESS THROUGH DRAWING
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

MINDFULNESS THROUGH DRAWING

Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present moment and developing an awareness of what’s happening within us: our emotions, physical sensations and thoughts. In a world that can’t stop moving, it’s a great way to slow down and find some peace. It’s also the perfect accompaniment to any art practice since it helps to calm the judgmental voice in your mind that says your work isn’t good enough.

In this class, we’ll practice slowing down and enjoying the moment. We’ll start with a guided breathing exercise to us get calm and centred. Next we’ll experiment with a variety of mark-making exercises, watching what happens in our minds and bodies as we draw. Stephanie will then provide images of very detailed textures to draw from, to see what happens when our minds are overwhelmed by visual information. Finally, we’ll make a drawing using only intuition to guide us, to practice following our impulses.

Throughout the class we’ll learn to move through resistance and judgment and focus on the process rather than the end result.

This class is open to absolute beginner and experts alike: no art experience is required.

$60 + supplies (you get a 20% discount on supplies at the Paint Spot when you register)

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PRINTMAKING: SIMPLE BLOCK PRINTING WITH LINO
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

PRINTMAKING: SIMPLE BLOCK PRINTING WITH LINO

Learn to make unique, hand-printed pieces of art, and take home a block that you can print from over and over again! We’ll learn how to carve out an image of your choice, ink it up, and print it on fine, archival printmaking paper. Relaxing and meditative, block printing is the perfect way to take a moment for yourself. This is an interesting and practical artmaking process to learn: it requires very little in the way of materials, and, once you know how, you can make any number of blocks and prints at home. The prints you make look great! You might want to choose an image that you want to give others – your prints will make excellent gifts.

$60.00 + supplies (you get a 20% discount on supplies at the Paint Spot when you register)

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ART CAMP! (for adults)
Jun
14
to Jul 26

ART CAMP! (for adults)

Every summer there are art camps for kids everywhere you look, but none for adults. This is your chance to leave the kids at home, have a drink, and make stuff. All the art, none of the bugs. 

4 nights this summer - June 14th, June 28th, July 12th and July 26th. Sign up for one or all four.

$50 each or $195 for all four. 

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Block Printing at Bleeding Heart Art Space

Learn to make unique, hand printed wall art and take home a stamp that you can use over and over again. We'll learn how to carve out an image of your choice, ink it up, and print it on archival, high-quality paper. Relaxing and meditative, block printing is the perfect way to take a moment for yourself and makes great gifts for you and your loved ones. 

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