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artsPlace comes to Banff

For the first time, Canmore's artsPlace is bringing its programs to Banff. 

Over 800 Banff residents gave ideas in the recent Banff Community Social Assessment, noting the need for artsPlace creative programming and indoor winter activities. In partnership with the Town of Banff, artsPlace will have pilot programs in the community.

For details or to register, visit artsPlace Canmore.
 
Discounts are available for Banff Access Program members.


artsPlace

2020 Programs

heARTburn Community Art Project 

Date/time: Saturday, January 11, 4 – 7 pm. Drop-in. 
Cost: FREE
Location: 101 Bear Street (above the Banff Public Library)

Help us create our next gallery exhibition! Contribute to a real community art installation. Create a mobile out of found objects that will be used as part of the heARTburn gallery exhibition at artsPlace. HeARTburn is the Bow Valley’s Burning Man community, and they're on a mission to showcase that art can be made by anyone. Instructor: Christopher Fierro and the heARTburn community


Intro to Songwriting

Date/time: Tuesdays, January 14 — February 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m. (4 weeks)
Cost: $175
Location: 101 Bear Street (above the Banff Public Library)

Both seasoned songwriters and first-time composers will be challenged to learn new processes to craft melodies and lyrics. Exercises to develop practical skills and to tap into the heart of songwriting, combined with constructive feedback, will build participants’ confidence and tool kits in songwriting. No previous musical training or knowledge is required. Instructor: Ellen Braun


Family Sunday artsPlay - FREE Family Drop-in Art Workshops

Date/time: Sundays, every second week. January 19 — March 29.
Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 1, Mar. 15 & Mar. 29 (2 sessions every second week)
Session I: 2:15 – 3 p.m.
Session II: 3:15 – 4 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: 101 Bear Street (above Banff Public Library)

Join us for fun, family-friendly art-making activities! Enjoy time together as a family diving into delightful art projects. Registration for either session at 1:45 p.m.


Colour Explosion! - Drawing and Painting Course

Date/time: Wednesdays, January 29 — March 4, 7 - 9:30 p.m. (6 weeks)
Cost: $189
Location: Banff Elementary School, 325 Squirrel St (entrance on Big Horn Street across from the Banff Child Care Centre)

Dive deep into a multi-coloured learning experience. Explore the complexities of colour mixing as you experiment with painting mediums such as acrylics and watercolours. Play with colour harmony and contrast as you delight in drawing mediums such as pastels, pencil crayons and coloured conté. This is a colour theory playground! Beginners and experts are both welcome as the instructor can differentiate for all skill levels. Instructor: Kristen Pauch-Nolin. Materials included.


Mixed Media Art Club for Kids

Date/time: Fridays, January 31 — March 20, 4 - 5:30 p.m. (8 weeks)
Cost: $170
Location: The Basement (back entrance of 214 Banff Avenue, Banff Canmore Community Foundation)

Draw, sculpt, craft and create! Kids will learn visual literacy concepts while developing their own voice as artists. Instructor: Tessa Mendoza and Sam Welsh


Mosaic Masterpieces

Date/time: Tuesdays, February 11 — February 18, 7 - 9:30 p.m. (2 weeks)
Cost: $90
Location: Banff Elementary School, 325 Squirrel St (entrance on Big Horn Street across from the Banff Child Care Centre)

Playful patterns and bright colours! Create your own mosaic in just two sessions. In the first session you will choose an object and create a beautiful mosaic design with different pieces of cut title, glass and found objects. In the second class you will learn how to apply grout to complete your masterpiece. This course will be taught in both English and French.
No experience is necessary. Instructor: Caroline Raab and Delphine Pugniet. Materials included


Intro to Contemporary Embroidery

Date/time: Tuesday, February 25, 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: 101 Bear Street (above Banff Public Library)

Learn basic embroidery stitches while creating a beautiful piece that can be displayed as a work of art. Come learn with us in this easy and fun environment! No experience necessary. All materials included Instructor: Fonda Sparks


Circular Weaving

Date/time: Tuesday, March 3, 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: 101 Bear Street (above Banff Public Library)

Who knew a Hula-Hoop could be a loom! Make a circular rag rug or wall hanging using a hula-hoop as the starting point for weaving. No experience necessary. Instructor: Tessa Mendoza. Materials included


Visual Mending

Date/time: Tuesday, March 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: 101 Bear Street (above Banff Public Library)

Use Sashiko-based mending techniques to help your favourite clothes come back to life! Inspired by this ancient technique, we will make beautiful patches and creative designs. This technique gives a very personal touch to some of our most loved pieces of clothing. It looks great especially on denim! Please bring clothes to mend. Receive a skein of white or blue cotton thread and a special mending needle. Instructor: Fonda Sparks


Leather Carving and Tooling

Date/time: Wednesdays, March 11— April 1, 7 - 9:30 p.m. (4 weeks)
Cost: $160
Location: Banff Elementary School, 325 Squirrel St (entrance on Big Horn Street across from the Banff Child Care Centre)

Learn from a master leather worker! Familiarize yourself with a variety of carving and stamping tools, practice on some basic projects, and then try your hand at your own creation. Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary. Instructor: Todd Nakamura. Materials included


Beginner Wet Felting

Date/time: Tuesday, March 24, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: Banff Elementary School, 325 Squirrel St (entrance on Big Horn Street across from the Banff Child Care Centre)

Layer pieces of wool together to create a beautiful colourscape of texture and softness. Weave in fabric and bits of wool to complete your textile creation. No experience necessary. Instructor: Kate Plant


Macramé Rope-Feather Hoops

Date/time: Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $45
Location: 101 Bear Street (above Banff Public Library)

Create your own beautiful fiber-art wall hanging! Knot your way to circular paradise with this all-levels class. Using a hoop for a base, we'll learn simple rope ties to create the look of ‘feathers' or 'leaves' out of fibres. No experience necessary. All materials included. Instructor: Jena Gatto


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