Events & Classes
Thursday
Sep112014

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night...

The NOOK events that take place at my studio have slowed to halt... Space requirements for the studio have changed and NOOK has had to change with it. It's going to be a while before I know the direction that NOOK is going - for now it's future is unclear.

It's been fun - and I hope to continue to be able to bring you opportunities to learn and help each other grow in our professions. NOOK events down the road may appear in many different spaces, rather than one that is central.

In the meantime, we've got the entire upstairs floor available for rent at the studio! If you're interested, I've listed the information below.

Sincerely,

Julia Breckenreid

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156 Augusta Avenue

 

Bright and spacious open concept workspace in Kensington Market.

Centrally located second floor office on Augusta Avenue between Dundas and College.

1700 sq ft (17 x 100 feet), 11 ft ceiling. Open-concept plan can accommodate 15-20 desks + a conference table.

Features:

• Large windows -- lots of natural light
• Central air conditioning and heating
• Private entranceway and stairs
• Monitored alarm system
• Security gate on entrance
• Kitchenette (bar sink and counter)
• Private washroom

Ideal for entrepreneurs, design professionals and most small to mid-size businesses.
Possible opportunity to share the space with an existing tenant.

October 1st. $3600 + hydro.

Contact Steve Wilson, or Arv Slabosevicius to view the space.

Wednesday
Apr302014

June 20 to 22nd, 2014: Oil Painting Workshop with Sara Sniderhan

Sara Sniderhan's oil painting class was so fantastic last month, she's going to do it again!
Workshop description by Sara:

This workshop will begin with an evening demo, on Friday June 20th, from 6-9pm. Students will watch as I paint a portrait sketch from life. I encourage students to take pictures and ask questions as I work from the model.

We will work from 10am-4pm on Saturday June 21st and Sunday the 22nd. Students will work on their own portraits from life, starting from the drawing stage to blocking in, big volume modeling through to rendering the features.

The Nook Collective is at 156 Augusta Avenue, in the heart of Kensington Market. This workshop is limited to 10 students, to ensure quality one-on-one instruction. The fee is $300 if you supply your own paint or $325 if I supply the paint.

The register or inquire please email sara.sniderhan@gmail.com or call Sara at 416.559.6189

 

Friday
Mar142014

Art Business Workshop Dates for Spring 2014

This time, we're giving you a choice to take these classes on a Sunday or Monday, so that no one has to miss out due to other obligations! 

Kathryn Adams teaches business and entrepreneurism for visual artists at both OCADU and Sheridan College in the Illustration BAA programs. Her consulting services for freelance contracts, business plans, self promotion, entrepreneurial pursuits and fee negotiations are sought after by her peers in the illustration industry.

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Cracking the Code

Whether you are a seasoned pro or an emerging freelancer, demystifying various copyright and rights terms that appear in licensing contracts is vital to your business. In the ever changing world of who owns what, it is imperative that you understand how to protect your images. Kathryn will discuss hot topics such as: stock, work for hire and moral rights. $60

Sunday April 20th, 1 to 3:30pm

- OR - 

Monday April 21st, 7:30 to 9pm

Sign up here!

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Hey You !!!

Self Promotion: Content of this workshop will cover self-promotional methods, including; direct mail, group websites, individual websites, email, print directories, professional competitions, commercial mailing lists.

*This workshop does not cover social media as a method of self-promo.

Sunday May 18th, 1 to 3:30pm 

- OR - 

Monday May 19th, 7:30 to 10pm 

Sign up here!

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Filthy Lucre!

For those who are new to the business side of things: Negotiation & Pricing techniques, the strengths & weaknesses of the G.A.G. price guide, fees vs royalties, and a bonus discussion of negotiating unfair contract terms.

Sunday June 15th, 1 to 3:30pm

- OR - 

Monday June 16th, 7:30 to 10pm

Sign up here!

Wednesday
Feb122014

Portrait Painting Workshop, April 12th and 13th, 2014

Award winning painter and instructor Sara Sniderhan will be doing a weekend workshop here at the studio! For more information and to register, contact Sara directly (see info on image below).

Tuesday
Jan072014

Studio Space Available

   
Happy New Year!

We have no upcoming events or workshops scheduled, but we'll be sure to let you know when we do! What we do have though, is space available on both floors of the building that we work in.

1st Floor
There is a spot available that is 9 x 26' (238.5 sq ft), perfect for 3 to four people to work. There you'd sharing with Derek, Julia and Annie. It is priced at $6.25/sq ft, or $1490 for entire area. Includes utilities and internet. Features a concrete floor, lots of natural light, meeting space, a kitchenette, A/C, security alarm system and cameras.

(Here are some of our interns, working up front on the ground floor last summer. Great meeting space!)


2nd Floor
2 Spaces available: 12 x 6' and 8 x 6' or you can combine the two areas. $6.25/sq ft - Includes utilities and internet. You will share this space with Steve & Arv, Clayton, Beatriz, Mike & Brock and Chris. Features a carpeted floor, lounge, meeting area, lots of natural light, kitchenette, A/C and security alarm system.

These spaces are available from February to August. Prices include utilities and a weekly cleaning service.

Further to that, this is a great place to work. Kensington Market is a really inspiring place to be, has fantastic food for you to grab lunch or groceries on the way home... It's the heart of the city and there's always something interesting going on in the area and at the studio!

Contact us if you or someone you know are interested!

Back view of the ground floor during some rearranging...