Open Studio Summer Days

We've been running Open Studio on Saturdays only during July and August and although we've had beautiful summer weather, we still find our studio busy with artists and makers of all ages. Here are some recent highlights from our public studio sessions.

A mid-week visit by Armbrae Academy artists in Cynthia Lewis's summer session: checking out Lemonade Stand Design and learning about artist Marie Webb's process. 

A mid-week visit by Armbrae Academy artists in Cynthia Lewis's summer session: checking out Lemonade Stand Design and learning about artist Marie Webb's process. 

Amazing hat created from: worn out marker lids and a well loved basketball. #minidunk 

Amazing hat created from: worn out marker lids and a well loved basketball. #minidunk 

Getting ready for DeadMau5 concert and pride parade with an epic sculptural creation. 

Getting ready for DeadMau5 concert and pride parade with an epic sculptural creation. 

Weird things happen on hot days. Mixed media. 

Weird things happen on hot days. Mixed media. 

Busy studio - definitely a few of our regulars in this shot! 

A visitor from Ghana trying screen printing for the first time!

A visitor from Ghana trying screen printing for the first time!

Our usual selection of fresh veggies and dip, plus other healthy snacks! This is one of our favourite offerings.  

Our usual selection of fresh veggies and dip, plus other healthy snacks! This is one of our favourite offerings.  

MSVU Graduate Students exploring possibilities, including screen printing, at Open Studio!

MSVU Graduate Students exploring possibilities, including screen printing, at Open Studio!

Testing out the new tools!  We now have a range of small saws to cut wood, plastic, and metal.

Testing out the new tools!  We now have a range of small saws to cut wood, plastic, and metal.

With donated fabric samples and support from our talented summer intern, Shaya Ishaq, you can design your own bag.  Pattern and support: ready at Wonder'neath.

With donated fabric samples and support from our talented summer intern, Shaya Ishaq, you can design your own bag.  Pattern and support: ready at Wonder'neath.

One of our last sessions in July focused on artist trading cards!  There's a little library of them at the studio if you are ever inspired to make some...

One of our last sessions in July focused on artist trading cards!  There's a little library of them at the studio if you are ever inspired to make some...

Some days we invent or research really interesting projects to share during Open Studio.  On other days we are rushing to transition the studio from one event to another and we end up looking around for inspiration. Luckily, we share the space with incredibly creative (and weird) folks like the wizards (aka ceramic artists).  Thanks for sharing this awesome sign with us on our string art exploration day!

Some days we invent or research really interesting projects to share during Open Studio.  On other days we are rushing to transition the studio from one event to another and we end up looking around for inspiration. Luckily, we share the space with incredibly creative (and weird) folks like the wizards (aka ceramic artists).  Thanks for sharing this awesome sign with us on our string art exploration day!