Events & Classes

APRIL 2015

Upcoming events to be scheduled soon!

Friday
Nov182011

Mecanismos by Carl Wiens

It's still a week and a day away, but the opening of the Mecanismos show by illustrator and all around great guy Carl Wiens promises to be amazing. Comprised of an impressive 100 unique screenprints, the idea for the collection began as a series of experimental digital collages based on Carl's collection of old textbooks and catalogs. Channeling his inner Dr. Frankenstein, he remixed 16 heads, 16 bodies, 45 background elements and 7 colours to create the charming robotic characters, "animating the inanimate" to use his own words. Domo arigato Mr. Mecanismo! The show opens on November 26 at Oeno Gallery in Prince Edward County. More info here

 

Monday
Nov142011

Trio Magnus at Beatbox Canada 2011

I'm not sure how you spent the evening on Saturday, November 12, but along with my mates Steve Wilson and CTON, I spent it doing live drawing at the 2nd Annual Canadian Beatbox Championships. We were there representin' as our collective Trio Magnus and doing a 5 x 9 ft live drawing with red and black Snowman™ markers while the contestants onstage used only a microphone to churn out sounds and beats I didn't think humanly possible. Check out the final showdown here, and thanks to Gary for the opportunity!

Wednesday
Nov092011

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi on Nowness.com.

 

We love this! The Celebrated Filmmaker and Designer Olympia Le-Tan Co-create a Tale to Pierce the Heart... Check out the interview here!

Tuesday
Nov082011

Draw like a kid

This Thursday will be part two of my Subconscious Sketchbook class, and if last week's class was any indication, it's going to be fun. Donuts were eaten, sketchbooks were started and an important point arose: it's way more important to simply do something in a sketchbook than worry about what to do.

If you want a perfect example of this approach, watch a kid draw. All kids can draw because no one has told them they can't, and from the moment they grab the pencil it's full steam ahead. Then it's on to the next drawing, without any worry or need for reference material. Of course, we can all still draw with such reckless abandon – we just have to give ourselves permission to do so. For inspiration, here are a few drawings courtesy of Harper (five) and Edie (three), daughters of one of my class members. Look and learn!

Tuesday
Nov082011

Our Holiday Sale!

Looking for unique gifts made by your favourite local illustrators, designers and animators? Well, this is the place to be on the first two Saturdays of December! Our sale happens to coincide with an event at Kid Icarus, our pals who are having a one day sale on the 3rd as well, so you can hit both places in the Market in one fell swoop. After all, it's been scientifically proven that original artwork and crafts make the best holiday gifts!

Admission is free!

Artists Include: