Events & Classes

2 Days, 2 Events! The NOOK Holiday Spectacular, December 6th & 7th 2013

In just a few days, our studio will be hosting two events at the same time - the Holiday Show & Sock It To 'Em Sale!
Come imbibe - there will be beautiful original artwork and objects, The Kensington Brewing Company will be sponsoring us with some holiday cheer and Julia may concoct a special cocktail or two for the occasion.

Friday December 6th, 7pm

The Holiday Show is here, and we are preparing as I write this! Beautiful original artwork has been coming in for a few days now, and we'll begin hanging it all, starting today.

Who's space is it?

View the artists in the show on the second floor of the studio.

View the NOOK Facebook page with sneak peeks.

View the roster of artists with links to their website pages.

Check out a map of where you can park.

If you're unable to join us for the opening party on Friday night, come by on Saturday, 11 to 6pm... Appointments can be made to see the artwork past that point.

Friday December 6th & Saturday December 7th

Please have a look to see the artists we're featuring at the sale on the first floor of the studio here - a perfect opportunity to get a jump on any gifts you may be looking for. Additionally, the ladies who run the online magazine Covet Garden will be here to show you their very first edition in print!

Lastly, Nail Nerds Academy will be on hand to get you ready for the festivities with a free "Holly Jolly Polish", first-come-first-serve! Saturday, December 7th, 10am to 2pm


Updated: The Sock It To 'Em Sale! December 6th & 7th 2013

Nook is proud to present the Sock It To 'Em sale! Happening on the ground floor of the studio, it will feature gorgeous art, beautiful prints, astounding pillows, witty holiday cards, one of a kind decorations, ornaments and much more! Come for the holiday shopping, stay for the drinks, snacks and festive tidings!

As well, nail art star and instructor Jessica Ellison will also be on hand with her Nail Nerds Academy students to get you ready for the festivities with a free "Holly Jolly Polish", first-come-first-serve! Saturday, December 7th, 11am to 3pm.

We hope to see you there!


A Note From Kathryn Chorney

For the Drawing Insects Workshop on Sunday November 17th, I've added some bright-coloured Planthoppers, with their long, upturned snouts; different kinds of Longhorned Beetles, some big colourful Grasshoppers, a couple of delicate Mantises; a Cicada from Thailand with beautifully patterned wings, and bright green Stag Beetles, with their impressive mandibles. They'll be joining the rest of the collection of beetles, butterflies, bees, and even a few spiders, at the workshop next Sunday.

(Other than those collected locally, all the bugs are imported by a Canadian company, and come from certifiably sustainable sources ranging from Thailand to Peru. Just in case you were wondering!)


NOOK'S 2013 Holiday Show!

Beautiful work and objects abound - don't miss this two-in-one event! Starting at 7pm on Friday December 6th on the second floor, we will have an opening to our group Holiday Show featuring original work from top illustrators across the city and beyond. And if that isn't enough, the first floor will feature our the Sock To 'Em Sale, to celebrate some of the beautiful objects that illustrators in our community are making!

156 Augusta Avenue

Opening: Friday December 6th - 7 to Midnight

Saturday December 7th - 11am to 6pm

Work will be available to view after these dates by appointment only, until just after New Year's Eve.


NOOK'S Big Holiday Event: The Sock It To 'Em Sale!

Every year we've had a sale to celebrate some of the beautiful objects that illustrators in our community are making, and this year is no exception! Please have a look at the artists involved, they'll be selling their wares on the very evening we'll having our Holiday Show.

156 Augusta Avenue

Friday December 6th - 7 to 11pm

Saturday December 7th - 11am to 6pm