Robert Harris, Canadian (born in Wales), 1849–1919, The Local Stars, 1888. Oil on canvas, 80 x 105.4 cm. Gift of the Robert Harris Trust, 1965; CAG H-13. Lent by: Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown
Painting from the Masters
Wednesday, May 8 to Wednesday, June 26 • In this special eight-week course, students will visit the exhibition to view and discuss the techniques and styles used by artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol, then do their own work in the WAG studio. Various aspects of painting such as colour palette, under-painting, scumbling, glazing, alla prima, and impasto will be discussed. Click here for more information and to register.
Drawing from the Masters
Thursday, May 9 to Thursday, June 27 • During this eight-week course students will visit the exhibition and draw from the works on view, honing their skills by transcribing what they see using drawing media and paper. Each session will wrap up with a group discussion/critique of the class work. Click here for more information and to register.
Write to Art
Saturday, May 25. 9:30am-4pm / Sunday, May 26, 1pm-4pm • Marjorie Anderson and Deborah Schnitzer are back with another workshop that weds creative writing to visual art, this time in response to the exhibition 100 Masters: Only in Canada. In this two-day workshop, participants will be guided through individual and group exercises that will enhance and enliven their writing practices whatever their current writing projects and levels of experience.
There is space for only 25 people, so register early to ensure your spot. $150 members / $170 non-members (includes coffee/tea both days and a light lunch on Saturday). Reserve your spot online by clicking here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204.789.1290.
Summer Art Camps: Where creativity and adventure meet the masters
Discover your inner artist this summer and come to the WAG for the ultimate art camp experience! Using themes based on the blockbuster exhibition 100 Masters: Only in Canada, campers will have the opportunity to create inspiring works of art, venture out on exciting field trips, and stage their very own mini-exhibition at the end of the week. Choose from 4 exciting weekly themes. Click here for more information and to register.
Around the World in 4 days
July 2-5 and August 6-9 • Your passport to adventure! Travel through time and space as you explore faraway lands and cultures. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare to journey ‘round the globe to discover a fascinating array of people, plants and creatures that are sure to inspire you!
Cabinet of Curiosities
July 8-12 and July 29-August 2 • Are you a collector of strange and curious things? What items or objects sit on the dresser and shelves in your room? Explore the riches of the WAG collection. Discover the bizarre and often surprising stories behind different works of art. Then unleash your imagination to create an amazing collection of curiosities of your own!
Myths and Legends
July 15-19 and August 12-16 • Mythical creatures! Heroes and Heroines! Epic battles! Lose yourself in the ancient legends and myths depicted by some of the great artists of our time. Become a grand storyteller. Develop your own spell-binding plot and create an unforgettable world of legendary characters and creatures veiled in mystery, magic and intrigue!
Off the Wall
July 22-26 & August 19-23 • Do you dig things that are truly unique and out of the ordinary? Join us for a fun week of wild experimentation in the art studio. Learn about the work and techniques of master artists past and present. Explore intriguing themes and subjects. Experiment using new media and a variety of highly unconventional materials to create art that reflects you and your one-of-a-kind vision of the world! Creativity knows no bounds!