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New Summer Art Classes

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is very pleased to offer new and exciting summer art classes for children, youth and adults.

Guerilla Art  (June classes have ended)

Learn the techniques of Guerilla Art in this exciting new class. Guerilla Art is anonymous art work, installed or performed, in public spaces with the purpose of affecting the world in creative and thought provoking ways. Learn easy and fun projects that boost creativity, and discuss issues that surround making anonymous public art.

Encaustic Workshop   (July 12 Workshop has ended)

Encaustic painting is the combination of melted wax and pigment, fused to a surface with heat. Join practicing artist Carrie Klukas to explore this versitile medium and experiment with techniques like gold leafing, toner transfers, and more. This one day workshop will give you a brief introduction to the history and technical components of encaustic painting before participants are free to explore.

First Nations Birch Bark Basketmaking Workshop

Learn about the techniques and traditions of handcrafting First Nations Birch Bark Baskets! First, join Nisga’a artist Katrina Favell on a field trip to the Wapiti River near O’Brien Park where she will demonstrate how to harvest birch bark. Then, after harvesting your own birch bark, we will come back to the Gallery or Studio B at the Grande Prairie Regional College where Katrina will share with us techniques and traditions of handcrafting First Nations baskets and you will have the opportunity to enjoy creating your own birch bark basket.

Summer Art Camps

This year’s Summer Art Camp theme is Open Spaces: Taking Art Outdoors. Register your child for one of our week long, half day camps where they can learn painting, drawing, public art, multi media, sculpture or cartoon drawing. At the end of the summer, all students who participated in one of our camps will have the opportunity to show their work in our Summer’s End Exhibition.

Artist Trading Cards

Dates for our Artist Trading Cards Open Studio Workshops and Trading Sessions are continuing through the summer months. Open Studio Workshops are held on the second Friday of every month, and Trading Sessions are held on the last Friday of every month. All ages are welcome to drop-in to one of our sessions to learn more about Artist Trading Cards.