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Contemporary Costumed Figure Painting (Live Model)

This workshop will explore a contemporary approach to painting from the clothed figure. Working directly from the model, elements of realism and abstraction will be investigated in their complementarity, as will a full range of painterly techniques. Students will be encouraged to bring their own unique expression into the studio, and gain valuable insight from […]

Momentum 2019

Sampradaya Dance Creations, Upasana The Spirit of Dance, and Manohar Performing Arts are proud to present MOMENTUM 2019 in Ottawa! This unique multi-city symposium offers a weekend of dance performances and instruction with a special focus on Classical Indian Dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Kathak. Featuring panel discussions, workshops with Nova Bhattacharya, master classes and […]

Portrait Painting in the Direct Method (Live Model)

This 3 day workshop is a guided introduction into the world of Direct painting. With an emphasis on a more naturalistic method of painting, while planning and thought are still required, the artists hand will still shine through. Topics such as brushwork, composition, skin tones and colour mixing will be explored. If you’re new to […]

Clay Night at The Art House

Welcome to Clay Night 2019! We invite sculptors of all skill levels – artists and non-artists alike – to come play with clay every other Wednesday night. Get your hands dirty, bring some friends or make some new ones, and make something original. *** This is air dry clay not fired clay. *** If you’d […]

Plan F: Human Resources for Arts Workers

Do you feel uncomfortable asking to be paid artist fees? If an institution has failed to pay you for your exhibition or the sale of your work in a reasonable amount of time, who would you report that to? How can you protect yourself as a freelancer/artist in organizational policy and without it? Have you […]

Backsplash Reno Workshop

In this 6 hr hands-on workshop, participants will learn all the steps and skills involved in removing and replacing a kitchen backsplash. We will cover selective demolition, basic drywall repair, tile layout, cutting, and installation, as well as grouting and caulking. We will take a 45 min lunch break. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothing […]

Girls, Girls, Get That Cash

Why is getting paid for your work as an artist often a battle? Does talking about getting paid make you feel weird? Tired of having people offer you “exposure” instead of paying you for your work? Yes? Okay, let’s get you paid. This workshop will focus on navigating the freelancer world of video and media […]

Learn to Crochet!

Discover the art of crochet as Mandi from Ginger Snap Handmade(link is external) leads you loop-by-loop through the creation of your very own basket. Learn all the essential stitches you need to take up this relaxing and productive hobby. Note: All supplies are included in the cost of registration. Participants in this workshop will enjoy a tour […]

Intro to Fluid Acrylics!

Did you ever wish you could make fantastic one of a kind abstract at? Let’s do it. We’ll be using fluid acrylics to make gorgeous individual poured pieces.  Check out some photos from previous pour here! This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and the registration fee covers all the materials to make one […]

Pinhole Camera Photography Workshop

Learn how to construct your very own pinhole camera, load the film, and develop your photos in a dark room. Local photographer Charles Frost will guide you through the process of building your camera, setting up the perfect shot, and developing your photos. This workshop is a fantastic opportunity for beginner and experienced photographers alike […]

Darling Yes, what vintage charm!

Carly Smith of Darling Yes has made a splash in the Ottawa handmade community. Darling Yes is a homegrown business, selling jewelry and hand-drawn art creations crafted in Smith’s home workshop. I had the chance to interview Smith about the building of her brand, her designs, and if she had any advice for those looking […]

Beans, Blossoms, Beats & Bauhaus: Blumenstudio

Take an Italian café with a contemporary touch serving up ethically-sourced beans and locally-made treats. Add a dairy case filled with milk, butter and eggs from nearby Cochrane’s Dairy and Stirling Creamery for those early-morning milk runs. Layer on a carefully-edited wall of magazines and newspapers. Combine it all in a Bauhaus-inspired floral shop and the result […]