June 2022
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GripStir – Paddle Spatula
Arctic Hockey
Peter Martin
Register Online for Summer Art Camp
We are now offering a 5% discount for all member registrations paid in full by June 21! Siblings who are members receive a discount for the second child. If you would like to take advantage of the sibling discount you must register offline, by emailing A Gift of Art or calling us at 905-987-2264.
Drop-in Studio with Bronwyn
Fridays, June 3 – 24, 2022
11:00 am – 1:00 pm. 4 sessions.

Welcome to fun-filled Fridays! Starting this Friday, June 3, Bronwyn will be our artist in the studio from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your own art and work alongside Bronwyn. Bring your own materials: colouring, painting, drawing, sketching, and such activities are welcome in the large studio. This drop-in session will be available for June only and open to everyone. Donation-based.

$5 minimum, all proceeds go directly to the artist.
June Upcoming Classes & Events
Origami – The ancient art of paper folding – IN STUDIO
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 pm

All proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Durham Hospice – Clarington.

Thomas Read will take you on an interesting adventure with paper. Origami is all about the angles and the shapes that are formed. Squares triangles, rectangles, 90-degree corners 45 degree angles, dividing shapes and angles in half, and making lines and edges match. With impressive results. In this workshop you will focus on making a heart, tulip, butterfly, flower, sailboat, and elephant.

Member Cost: $15.00
Non-Members: $30.00

Supply Kit at no charge can be picked up at A Gift of Art. Please call ahead to arrange for contact-free pick-up 905-987-2264.
Draw Paint Create with Artist Todd Tremeer (14+) – in studio
June 9 – 30, 2022
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. 4-week session. In-studio.

Explore the craft of drawing and painting with artist Todd Tremeer. Apply the rules of perspective, light, shade and texture to make original art. Use and combine your favourite art tools: pencil, ballpoint pen, pencil crayon and watercolour paint. Learn to select the best tool for the job. Pencil is best for careful linework; charcoal and watercolour are good for fast dark shading. Discover how and why pencils come in different hardness. Each session will balance between short focused skill-building exercises and one or two sustained multi-week ‘long drawings’.

Come join us and draw—no previous drawing experience is required.

Member Cost: $140.00
Non Member: $155.00
Primary Art – Grade K – 4 with Todd Tremeer
June 11 – July 2, 2022
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am. 4-week session.

Draw people and faces. Learn shading and perspective drawing. Use pencils, pastels, paint and make prints. Build a pop-up sculpture and paint a picture with plasticine. Encounter art history’s famous artists along the way. Each week will feature a specific project to be completed during the class.

Projects meet Ontario Arts Education Curriculum.

To preview student work and Todd’s art visit: www.toddtremeer.com

Member Cost: $80.00 (Materials included.)
Non Member: $95.00 (Materials included.)
Junior Art – Gr. 4 – 8 with Todd Tremeer
June 11 – July 22, 2022
Saturdays, Noon – 2:00 pm. 4-week session.

Recommended for Junior-Intermediate kids, grades 4-8.

Drawing & painting with artist Todd Tremeer. Learn to draw realistically with pencil and charcoal. Draw faces, complex objects and imaginary creatures. Paint with watercolours and build 3D sculptures with paper and other tools. Start a new project each week.

Projects meet Ontario Arts Education Curriculum.

To preview student work and Todd’s art visit: www.toddtremeer.com

Member Cost: $80.00 (Materials included.)
Non Member: $95.00 (Materials included.)
Create Your Own Character
Sunday, June 12, 2022
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

An interactive, fast-paced and fun workshop for beginners from Mike Goldstein on how to create and draw a character of your own – human or non-human – and make it come to life. Learn how to give your character a personality, skills, powers, clothing, historical background, motivation, flaws etc. Draw your character in dynamic action poses.

Member Cost: $45.00
Non-Members: $60.00
En Plein Air with Bronwyn

En Plein Air with Bronwyn

June 29 – July 20, 2022
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. 4 sessions.

Starting June 29, join Bronwyn Gauley as they take you on an adventure to a delightful, scenic spot in Newcastle. En Plein Air aims to provide a quality outdoor painting experience. Creating alongside Bronwyn, this adventure will take you through not only how to paint, but where to paint. Whether you’ve been in Newcastle for a long time or a short time, there are always new sights and areas to explore – truly enjoy the view!

Where: Meeting at the Gallery, then proceeding to a location
When: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Bring your own materials. Open to everyone. Donation-based event. $5 minimum, all proceeds go directly to the artist. Multiple sessions.

Any questions please feel free to contact AGOA at gallery@agift-ofart.com