Tuesday
Sep032013

October 19th & 20th 2013: Art Direction Workshop with Beatriz Juarez

With a focus on Fashion and Beauty Shoots, Branding, Look Books, Magazine Launches, Fashion Collections and Campaigns - during this intensive weekend you'll develop a Fashion/Beauty Project using the key elements learned in the workshop.

Learning objectives:

•To apply the elements of Design to successfully solve creative problems in the Fashion and Beauty Communications Industry.
• The Key Skills and knowledge needed to produce high quality Fashion and Beauty communication projects.
• The Responsibilities of a Creative Director/Art Director

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Saturday October 19th, from 12 to 5pm

AND

Sunday October 20th, from 12 to 4pm

$180.00

Book it!

(And if this workshop is up your alley, The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Trend Forecasting is coming up in November!)

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Throughout her 18 year career, Beatriz Juarez has worked with renowned celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Janelle Monáe, Feist, Jessica Chastain, Ricky Martin, Rachel McAdams, Cobie Smulders, Sarah Gadon, Jan Arden, The National Ballet of Canada, The Mirvish Group, Mike Holmes, etc. She has also worked with top models (such as Coco Rocha, Heather Marks, Meghan Collison, Tara Gill), A-list Stylists (Anita Patrickson and Jonas Hallberg to name a few), international Makeup Artists (such as Sam McKnight, Kakuyashu Uchiide) and top fashion photographers (Raphael Mazzucco, Andrew Macpherson, Caitlin Cronenberg and Tess Feuilhade).  She has art directed and produced some of the best-selling issues and covers for the titles she's worked on.

 

Tuesday
Sep032013

Saturday, October 5th 2013: Fall Botanical Workshop with Kathryn Chorney

What’s going on out there?
It’s time to find out.

Says Kathryn: "The changes Fall brings have always been some of my favourites of the whole year. What have you been drawing since Spring? Back then, it was buds and new blooms, everything bursting forth. Now seeds are setting and fruits are ripening. I’ll collect some fall fruits and wild cuttings, interesting fall veggies, and gourds… Come and join in; we’ll see what chapters of the story Nature will tell us this time."

Feel free to bring a sample or two from your own garden if you wish.

Bring: sketchbook, graphite pencils, and whatever other media you like best: ink, watercolour, and/or coloured pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

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Saturday, October 5th 2013

156 Augusta Avenue

12:30 to 4:30pm

$55

Purchase a spot in this workshop!

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Kathryn Chorney MScBMC, is an avid nature journal-er, friend of fungi, and science/nature/medical illustrator. She is a full time professor at Sheridan College where she teaches Scientific Illustration. An award-winning artist, Kathryn is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) as well as the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI).

Tuesday
Jun252013

Thursday, July 4th 2013: The GREEN MAN Show

Summer is here – celebrate with your favourite pagan symbol, THE GREEN MAN!

The Green Man is an ancient motif representing the cycle of the seasons, transformation and the rebirth of spring after a long winter. Most often found carved in wood and stone in European gothic cathedrals, he is represented by the face of a man made up of foliage or spewing leaves.

He is enigmatic. He is misunderstood. He is benevolent. He is a primeval archetype.His origins are shrouded in the mists of time...

So - at 7pm, Thursday July 4th, we're opening up all three floors of our space at 156 Augusta Avenue to make room for the 40+ artists taking part – YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS!

Featuring but not limited to:

Kalman Andrasofszky, Matt Barnett, J Bone, Julia Breckenreid, Michael Byers, Johnny Cobalto, Rob Collinet, Jay Dart, Willow Dawson, Mat Den Boer, Katy Dockrill, Rob Elliott, Andrew Foerster, Matt Forsythe, Jessica Fortner, Ron Gervais, Alex Gorodskoy, Clayton Hanmer, Scott Hepburn, Ian Herring, Jen Hsieh, Elaine Hsu, Beatriz Juarez, Jeremy Kai, Jamie Kaiser, Beth Kennedy, Janice Kun, Jason Laudadio, Hyein Lee, Aaron Leighton, Steve Manale, Craig Marshall, Winnie Ma, Steve McArdle, Brian McLachlan, Kagan McLeod, Gillian Newland, Ian Phillips, Jen Prior, Luke Ramsey, Kyle Reed, Pete Ryan, Thom Sevalrud, Ben Shannon, Drew Shannon, Arvydas Slabosevicius, Carey Sookocheff, Chris Stone, Richard Storms, Anthony Swaneveld, Kristen Swanson, Tin Can Forest, Daniel Turner, Emese Ungar, Charlyn Wee, Gordon Wiebe, Carl Wiens, James Wilkes and Steve Wilson!

Brought to you by Pyramid Attack and NOOK!

Featuring the fine beers of the Kensington Brewing Company.

Monday
May062013

Saturday June 15th 2013: Botanical Drawing Workshop with Kathryn Chorney

 

The secret lives of plants play out every day of the year, even in the heart of the city. Botanical artists have been fascinated by both the beauties and the lives of plants for thousands of years, and their observations have made vital contributions to the histories of both science and art.

Join Kathryn Chorney as we take a close look and a drawing book, and spend some time with Nature’s structures, relationships, and stories – found in everything from the showiest blooms to the humblest small weeds. Even if you don’t know a catkin from a pussy willow, don’t be shy – Nature will always have something to offer to those who take the time to look.

Kathryn Chorney MScBMC is an avid nature journal-er, friend of fungi, and science/nature/medical illustrator. She is a full time professor at Sheridan College where she teaches Scientific Illustration. An award-winning artist, Kathryn is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) as well as the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI).

Bring: sketchbook, graphite pencils, and whatever other media you like best: ink, watercolour, and/or coloured pencils. All other supplies will be provided.

If weather permits we may do a mini-expedition outdoors as part of the class.

$55

Sign up here!

Wednesday
Mar202013

Thursday April 18th: Rivers Remembered

An evening of exploration and notes from the underground with Jeremy Kai, in conversation with Aaron Leighton.

Kai has been exploring the hidden networks of tunnels and passages beneath the city’s surface since 2006. Many of these spaces are subterranean forms of rivers and creeks that once defined natural landscapes. In 2011, Koyama Press released “Rivers Forgotten”, a photographic journey through the sewers and storm drains of Toronto and the GTA.

Join Jeremy Kai as he unearths a bizarre subculture that has sprouted from modern underground exploration, known as “draining”. Learn how rivers have influenced urban development in cities like Toronto, and take a virtual tour under the streets to the where lost rivers dwell today.

Jeremy will share some of his most memorable adventures, discoveries, and the near run-ins with the law while exploring the world beneath our feet.

Thursday April 18th, 7:30pm, 156 Augusta Avenue

Pay what you can at the door - please RSVP