A few more moments from Saturday, January 31st!
Saturday, January 31
The dyed wool from The Loop and Gaspereau Valley Fibres is all sorted! A rainbow to choose from for felting projects!
January 23, 2015 The studio was buzzing with 53 artists of all ages who joined us and typed on old typewriters, felted, tried watercolour painting, made quilts and inspired each other. This was our biggest day since our Open Studio launch so it was a genuine treat to be among so many creative people in our community.
January 17, 2015
January 17, 2015
Continuing our post from Friday, 9 January 2015...
January 9th - Wet snow and a quiet start but the room was alive with 35 new and familiar neighbours and visitors. So excited about folks who came in from Sambro area because they were curious! And new Oxford Junior High students who made so much and loved the freedom to explore materials. Friends from Team Possibles returning and leading the way for new felters; more amazing pin cushions; dancing to live music (played by request!); a bowling alley made from plasticine; and so many generous offers to bring in donations of materials. We thank you all!
Here are some snapshots of our first open studio of the new year. Great turn-out and lovely to meet some new neighbours!
December 26, 2013
Awesome drawing of this 3-D printed doll!
December 20, 2014
A collage for her work environment - to brighten things up!
Mittens made by our facilitator, Heather, collected just in time to cross town for Handel's messiah.
Our facilitator Jeighk absorbs the content of this mixed media work just before we closed our door for the night.
Last art and conversation of the night. Notice the trophy on top of the shelves?
Here's what it looked like in progress. Now ready for the final version?
Dad of the Year award!
So much conversation throughout these sessions. We already can't wait until next week!
December 20, 2014
L'Arche neighbours joined us for needle felting.
At the same table, an experienced felter who shared tips with us and made a little mouse to hide in the tree.
Collage, mixed media in black and white.
Sculpture with so much character built from found objects from the Open Studio bins.
38 people joined us for our Open Studio on this Saturday, many returning for the second or third time since we opened.
Paint, flaming faux fur, paper. Kind of an amazing combination really!
Building an angel for their tree...
Saturday, December 20, 2014
After a hectic fall semester, Halifax Grammer School senior students took a break at the studio!
Felting, drawing, painting... the group expressed excitement at having time to be creative together, something their busy school schedule doesn't allow.
Collage artists using found paper, old National Geographics, mixed media.
Basic salt dough ornaments with a stamp twist.
We tried stamp pads and rolled out block printing ink and both ways created lovely, bold results.
Holiday letter writing, felting, adding patches to garments.
This may have been the beginning of an exquisite corps drawing game that went around the table.
Our favourite spot to hang out and chat, snack, meet new neighbours.
Another felted sheep - this one 3-D!
Here are some images we wanted to share from our first Friday being open. We had many visitors who saw the sign at street level and came to join us after school. A great mix of return visitors and new creators of all ages.
Big kids at the little table! Even an artist from New Brunswick!
A hat for all occasions!
An angel making soup -- made from found and reclaimed materials.
Heather working on gorgeous mittens from old sweaters. We love them already!
There were so many sculptors on site today: plasticine was a HUGE hit!
Magic birthday card from scrap paper and lettraset - intriguing many minds!
Second week of working on the cape.
End of session tea and mandolin playing. We were so pleased with the turn-out this week and how many neighbours came to the studio for the first time.
A neighbour was curious when he saw our sign at street level, and after touring the studio, he shared his paper engineering skills with Oxford Junior High students, then they tested the aerodynamic plane in the studio hall!
There was a table for smaller artists who loved the glitter, glue, and plasticine.
Our facilitator Jeighk got the sewing machine threaded for a first ever (!) sewing project.
There's a fine handmade bag with a fantastic orange strap!
Below, our facilitator Heather and friends cut paper in preparation for card making.
Our first participants were from Oxford School!
Neighbours gathered, the tables filled up...
Hand drills came in handy to support ambitious sculptures.
As well as found objects and categorized treasures. (We have bins full of 'metal' and 'plastic'!)
A wedding dress got transformed into a cape, and sketching happened in the cosy corner next to warm tea, a bowl of oranges.