May 24 Workshop: Visit to the Museum – Starts at 6:30 p.m.

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This week’s workshop is a visit to the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre to see the Porcupine Handweavers and Spinners Guild Exhibition, “Honouring the Past Envisioning the Future”.  P.A.C. Member Susan O’Riordan, who is also a member of the PHWSG will be on-hand to introduce members to some of the background, techniques and technical details used in weaving.

Note: This workshop starts at 6:30 p.m., and will end at 8:00 p.m. to follow with the Museum’s hours. We will be meeting up on-site. The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre is located at 325 Second Avenue, across the street from the library building. Admission is free; please sign both guest books when you arrive.

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May Business Meeting: May 10, 2018

The Porcupine Art Club’s April business meeting takes place on Thursday May 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park. (Intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins.) This is our second-to-last business meeting for year.

Meeting

Important for club members: If you are entering the 2018 N.O.A.A. Juried Exhibit, you must have attended three business meetings during the 2017/18 year. There are only two meetings left after this one. New members (just joined between September 2017 and the present) are exempt from this rule.

If you are a member of the public interested in the joining the club, and are over eighteen, you are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about us.

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Dark in the Light in Cochrane: May 02-28, 2018

There is no Thursday workshop this week with the Porcupine Art Club. Instead, some club members will be up in Cochrane on Wednesday May 02, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. for the opening of Dark in the Light in the Cochrane Public Library Gallery. (The library is located at 178 4th Avenue in Cochrane.) This show will feature many of the works that were exhibited in December 2017 at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. The show can be viewed during regular library hours until May 28, 2018. For more information, you can visit the Cochrane Public Library’s website at http://www.olsn.ca/cochrane/. (The current days’ hours of operation scroll on the home page; our show can be found under the Programs tab under the heading “Special Events”.)

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Reminder for Members: Due Dates

Upcoming Deadlines

DARK IN THE LIGHT on tour in Cochrane: Please have your artwork at the clubhouse by Tuesday May 01st, 2018 at the latest. The show opens on the evening of May 02nd, 2018.

COLOUR RIOT titles/descriptions/prices: Please have all your information submitted to the PAC Gmail or to Cathy Cribbs directly by April 30, 2018. You do NOT have to have the artwork ready by then, but the descriptions are needed for Karen Bachmann at the museum. If you are not selling your piece(s), a price is still needed for insurance purposes. The artwork will be due at some time in May.

NOAA 62nd ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT: For those entering NOAA, digital submissions will be due before June 15th, 2018. The $25.00 entry fee is due at our last business meeting of the year on June 14, 2018. Club members must have attended at least 3 business meetings this year to submit. New members are exempt from this rule.

 

 

 

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New Page Added: By-laws

The Porcupine Art Club’s By-laws have now been uploaded to a new page on our site: 10 By-laws

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April 19, 2018 Workshop: Intro to Watercolour

Join visiting artist J.O. Pennanen in a lighthearted introduction to watercolour this Thursday April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The workshop is free for members, $5.00 for non-members. Participants must bring their own supplies (listed below).

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“Working as an illustrator, painter and muralist for the last thirty-five years has provided so many opportunities of discovery. I have worked on tight, detailed species identification paintings; loose representations of the places I have lived; children’s books and paleo environments based on description only. My most recent solo exhibition “Women I Have Known” was a mixed media exhibition representing women’s struggles, joys and journeys through the symbolic use of a female pelvic bone. You can see my work at www.jopennanen.com. Look forward to meeting you! – Judi”

Watercolour is All About Building Courage and Trust

Watercolour’s characteristics can be so intensely beautiful and free. It can let you peek at layers below; it can flow and create textures and movements that you would have to spend hours trying to replicate in another medium. BUT… it can be very intimidating. The very first watercolour I tried in college – I painted three times. Each time I was braver, bolder and freer. Watercolour brings its own gifts to a painting and a painter learns to trust that over time.

In the first hour, we will learn how to do washes, gradations, transparencies and techniques. We will splash, drip and slide our brushes; we will spatter, sprinkle, mask and cut in; just to mention a few. In the last hour we will take the techniques you have learned and complete a simple watercolour landscape together.

Hands on, no fear, creative abandon! In other words FUN. Playing is the best way to learn watercolour…the best way to become friends and build trust and courage.

Required supplies:

  • Watercolour paints and palette
  • A landscape reference image sketched onto one of your stretched sheets of watercolor paper
  • Two sheets of watercolour paper on a block or stretched (if you’ve never stretched your paper, here you can find some tips here). They don’t need to be large, 8″x10″ is an example.
  • Brushes
  • Masking fluid if you have some
  • Large container for water
  • Old toothbrush
  • Utility knife
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April Business Meeting: April 12, 2018

The Porcupine Art Club’s April business meeting takes place on Thursday April 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park. (Intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins.)

Meeting

Important for club members: If you are entering the 2018 N.O.A.A. Juried Exhibit, you must have attended three business meetings during the 2017/18 year. There are only two meetings left after this one. New members (just joined between September 2017 and the present) are exempt from this rule.

If you are a member of the public interested in the joining the club, and are over eighteen, you are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about us.

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March 22, 2018 Workshop: Drawing in Perspective

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Image from Wikimedia Commons user Mmroberts, licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.

This week’s P.A.C. workshop will be a video demonstration on drawing in perspective. You may want to bring along a notepad and pen. This workshop takes place at the clubhouse (intersection of Pine St. North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins) on Thursday March 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and is free for members, $5.00 for non-members.

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March 15, 2018 Workshop: Landscape Collage

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Photo by Vladimir Proskurovskiy on Unsplash

Join P.A.C. artist Nicky Alexander in making a landscape collage with various papers, fabric, magazine clippings, etc. Please bring some materials of your choosing to add to the communal media pot. There are plenty of background boards to choose from or bring your own background. This workshop takes place at the clubhouse (intersection of Pine St. North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins) on Thursday March 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and is free for members, $5.00 for non-members.

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March Business Meeting: March 08, 2018

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The Porcupine Art Club’s March business meeting takes place on Thursday March 08, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park. (Intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins.)  We will be voting on a theme for our show in June.

If you are interested in the joining the club, and are over eighteen, you are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about us without any obligations. Annual membership is $50.00 if you decide to join.

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