Thursday March 7, 2019 Workshop: Portraits in the style of Modigliani

Join club member Allison Gallant for an introduction to the portraits by Amedeo Modigliani this Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The workshop will take place at our clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (brick building at the intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins). The workshop is free for members, $5 for non-members. Participants need to bring their own supplies, listed below.

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Portrait of Beatrice Hastings by Amedeo Modigliani, 1915, Private Collection (Source: WikiArt, accessed 2018-02-07)

We’ll review sample works by Modigliani, discuss some points on technique, and make our own simplified portraits/self-portraits imitating his style. You can aim to finish during the workshop time-frame (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) or finish at home if you prefer.

Participants will need to bring:

  • Pencil for sketching
  • Acrylics with prepared canvas OR pastels and black paper*
  • A photo portrait of a person or a mirror if you want to do a self-portrait from life

*These are suggestion only, you can work in whatever medium you choose.

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Thursday February 07, 2019 Workshop Postponed



The Porcupine Art Club is postponing this week’s workshop, in order that club members can attend the opening of “My Story, My Tattoo” from the Wellington County Museum, at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, which runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday February 07, 2019. The show opening will feature a special guest speaker, Sahaja Freed of Freed Om Ink (, who will also be doing a live demonstration.

This show opening is free for the public to attend, and there will be a cash bar from Full Beard Brewery.

For more information, you can read an article in The Daily Press, found at this link:

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Visit the BNSA Show in Kirkland Lake

BNSA - 2019 - Low Res

Members of the Boreal North Sculpture Association (BSNA), a Northern Ontario group, whose mandate is “To Foster The Art Of Sculpture”,  are hosting a Juried Sculpture Exhibit from February 01 to 23rd, 2019 at the Museum of Northern History Art Gallery, located in the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau  – 2 Chateau Drive, Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

Three members of the Porcupine Art Club: Nicky Alexander, Cathy Cribbs, Karina Douglas-Takayesu, are also members of the BNSA, who have pieces on exhibit in this show.

There will be a show closing reception on Saturday February 23rd, 2019 from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m., which will also feature a presentation on contemporary sculpture. 

For museum hours and details, visit or phone 705-568-8800.

Note: If you want to explore the rest of the museum, there is a small admission fee of $6.10, plus tax for adults, seniors (age 55+) and students (5-17) is $4.10, plus tax, and children under the age of 5 can attend for free. Group rates, as well as other museum use fees (e.g. research), can be found on this detailed document for 2019.



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Video Night – Thursday Jan. 31, 2019



This week’s workshop/demo is a video night. PAC Director Ellen Catherwood will bring in some of her art instructional videos and participants will choose which ones to see. Bring along a notebook and a snack if you like. We can make tea at the clubhouse.

Location: PAC Clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (Pine St. North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins)

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: Free for paid members, $5.00 for non-members.


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January 24, 2019 Thursday Evening Workshop: One-Touch Painting Technique

one touch painting

On Thursday January 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (brick building at the intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins), P.A.C. artist Bruce MacKinnon will be demonstrating a one-touch painting technique in acrylic.

You will need to bring:

  • Acrylic Paint and brushes
  • A small canvas or board (9 X 12″ or smaller is ideal)
  • A photographic image for inspiration

This workshop is free for members and $5.00 for interested non-members to attend. It will be no longer than two hours in the evening.

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NOAA 62nd Juried Exhibit in Timmins

Happy New Year from the Porcupine Art Club!


The 62nd Annual Northern Ontario Art Association (NOAA) Juried Exhibition is on display here at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre (325 Second Avenue, Timmins) from January 03rd to January 29, 2019.

The opening night is Thursday January 10th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

This year, three artists from the Porcupine Art Club have pieces in the show: Nicky Alexander, Margot Cormier-Splane, and Cathy Cribbs. 


Note: Our first business meeting of 2019 will take place following the opening on Thursday – 7:00 p.m. back at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue). 


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Thursday November 22, 2018 Workshop: Froebel Stars


Source: By Adrian Michael – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

After the success of last year’s workshop, Nicky Alexander will again be leading a workshop on folding a Froebel Star, a traditional German ornament made from folded paper strips. It is recommended that you bring a good quality wrapping paper that can hold a crease, and be cut into 4 strips, each 1″ wide X 30″ long. Extra paper will be provided if you do not have your own.

This workshop is free for members and $5.00 for non-members, and will take place at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins), starting at 7:00 p.m.

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November Business Meeting: November 08, 2018

The Porcupine Art Club’s November business meeting takes place on Thursday November 08, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park.

We will be giving some thought to the theme for our December 2019 show at the Museum.

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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Mattes and Framing Demo with Ellen on November 01, 2018

PAC Artist Ellen Catherwood will be demonstrating how to cut a good matte for framing, and some framing basics for displaying your artwork. Free for members; $5.00 for members.

Thursday November 01, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. the Porcupine Art Club HQ in Roy Nicholson Park. (Intersection of Pine St. North and Eighth Ave., Timmins).


two gray and black flower paintings on wall inside the room

Photo by Jp Bacugan on

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We’re Now on The Timmins App!

The week, the Porcupine Art Club joined the The Timmins App, a guide to organizations, businesses, and events in the community. The App is available through the Apple App store for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, etc.) and Google Play for devices running on Android (e.g. Samsung Tablet, non-Apple smart phones, etc.) You read about the App here: – however it is not available for desktop computers.

To learn how to find us on the app, follow the steps below this picture.


  1. Download The Timmins App (free) directly on to your mobile device.


2.  Open the App, and then go to section labelled “Community”. IMG_0021

3. Go to “Associations and Clubs”. (Screen layout may differ, if you chose another option om the previous step, such as “Things to Do”.)


4. A directory of various clubs will appear. Look for the Porcupine Art Club’s logo on the left-hand side of the screen. When you find the club, tap on the screen for more information. Note: Our street address is approximately 261 Eighth Avenue, but there is no marking on it in Roy Nicholson Park.








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