Life drawing sessions are back in action! This time there will be 3 life drawing and 3 costume drawing sessions. The schedule is as follows:
-February 24th Life Drawng with Model Devon Koeller
-March 3rd Costume Drawng with Model Margaret Forsey
-March 10th Life Drawing with Model Margaret Forsey
-March 17th Costume Drawing with Model Margaret Forsey
-March24th Life Drawing with Model Devon Koeller
-March 31st Costume Drawing with Model Devon Koeller
Sessions take place at the Acadia University Gallery Studio in the BAC, room 131 at 1pm-3pm. The fee is $10 per person.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Here's your chance to learn a variety of techniques in a variety of different mediums!! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn something you've always wanted to try, or to learn a different approach to a very familiar medium. The classes are two hour sessions and a truly inexpensive rate.
Making Art Mondays
Please join us for a series of four workshops on Mondays beginning on November 19th, 2012. Making Art Mondays are a series of workshops presented by the Alliance of Kings Artists with support from the Acadia University Art Gallery. Each session is focused on a specific project and is facilitated by an artist. The workshops are for adults and are structured as completely hands-on and interactive. Collaboration and idea exchange are encouraged.
Fee: 15.00$ per workshop for non-AKA members.
10.00$ AKA members free.
*Fee covers the cost of workshop and materials.
Location: Acadia University Art Gallery art education room,
Beveridge Arts Centre RM 131
Registration: Sessions are drop-in. Payment to be submitted at door.
Workshops are limited to 15 participants.
Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before!
Information: web: http://allianceofkingsartists.blogspot.ca or email: email@example.com
For more information contact:
November 19: Needle-felting
In this class participants will learn to create pictures using dyed wool fibre on a wool cloth surface. We will also touch on some sculpting methods for three dimensional figures. Students should bring their own scissors and notebook. If you have a picture of a scene that you would like to try, bring it along. Extra felting kits will be available to purchase at $12 and $15. They are a great natural material Christmas present for your creative friends.
Facilitator: Marilyn Rand is a textile and visual artist. Marilyn lives in Delhaven and raises Cotswold sheep and, angora goats to provide the raw material for her work.
November 26: Mono-Printing
In this workshop we'll be creating representational monotype prints from life. From an inked plate we will work by means of reduction; gradually removing ink from the plate to elicit tonality, line and texture. We'll warm up with a few drawing exercises
Facilitator: Rachel Reeve holds an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD, she has been teaching art to all ages in the Annapolis Valley for six years.
December 3: Creating Mood in Landscape
In this workshop we will explore the qualities of watercolour painting that allows us to create moodiness and expression. Demonstrations and exercises will show participants how to create depth in a simple landscape painting.
Facilitator: Twila Robar-DeCoste paints in both watercolour, acrylic and oils. She has been teaching art since 1987 and is a juried and elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)and an associate member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC). Her work may be seen at Windsong Studio & Gallery in Aylesford and online at www.windsong-nature-gallery.com
December 10: Clay Throwing and Building
This workshop is designed as an introductory experience to clay. There will be a demonstration on the potter’s wheel followed by a short time for each participant to experience working or 'throwing' on the wheel. Some hand-building techniques, such as coil and slab will also be demonstrated to keep us busy in between. If you can bring a rolling pin that would be helpful!
Facilitator: Denise Aspinall has been a production potter in the Annapolis Valley for over 30 years. The Aspinall Pottery is a working studio located in Canning and open to the public, specializing in functional porcelain cups , bowls and platters with her distinctive handpainted 'loose leaf' design. Upon graduating from Acadia she gained experience in clay at the Minas Potters Guild in Wolfville, followed by an apprenticeship at Meat Cove Pottery in Northern Cape Breton, then returning to the valley to open her own studio. The pottery is available locally every Saturday morning at the Wolfville Farmers Market, Saunder's Tartan's and Gifts, New Minas and Gaspereau Winery .
Friday, 3 August 2012
Happy August to all Members and Friends of Alliance of Kings' Artists!!
Just a friendly reminder that the next AKA Member's Show at the Upstairs Gallery at CopperFox in Hall's Harbour will open on August 24th, 2012 (7 - 9pm). Artists may drop off their work for the show on August 23rd from 9am - 6pm. Please fill out the submission form for exhibiting the artwork ahead of time. You may email it to us directly, or print it off and bring it to the gallery when you drop off your art.
If you have artwork to pick up from the previous show, you may also do this on August 23rd. Thank you for exhibiting at the Upstairs Gallery. The first show has seen many visitors from the area and beyond. We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations!!!
If you are not a member of AKA, and wish to take part in these exhibits, you CAN! It's very easy and only costs $20. You can leave your fee and membership form at CopperFox when you drop off your artwork, or mail us a cheque along with the form.
CopperFox Gallery is a wonderful gallery situated in the heart of Hall's Harbour, Nova Scotia with an incredible view and a plethora of Nova Scotian art for you to enjoy. For gallery hours and directions, visit:
|Photo of artwork, artists and guests at the first AKA Members Show June 2012.|
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
The Uncommon Common Art Project 2012 has been launched!!
Welcome to the fifth year of uncommon art in common places. This project was born out of a simple observation of humans sometimes subtle and beautiful impact in nature. We are inundated with news and information about man kinds negative impact on our natural surroundings this project promotes and recognizes our creative and beautiful touches in nature. How a child at the beach may creatively stack a series of rocks and leave them for the next beach comber to find. A hiker may pick a bouquet of wild flowers and leave them as a beautiful present for the next person on the path. The installations in this project are gifts from the artists to the observers of nature to find, explore, talk about, and share.
Please enjoy them, respect them, and tell others about them.
Maps to all of the installations can be found at Nova Scotia Visitor Information centres and business in and around Kings County. For further info and to get a
glimpse of the projects online, visit:http://www.uncommoncommonart.com/UncommonCommonArt/home.html
Monday, 11 June 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
You might ask, "What does an AKA membership do for me?"
This is a fair question to which members and prospective members deserve an answer.
Your AKA Board of Directors has developed a plan to make an AKA membership indispensable to Valley artists, designers and craftspeople.
To highlight, in the new Alliance of Kings Artists 5 year Vision Document, the recently elected AKA Board has identified as a key priority: to provide opportunities for artists to show and sell their work at venues in Kings County.
The Alliance of Kings Artists announces three great opportunities for you to showcase your art this summer. Becoming a member of AKA will enable you to participate in shows at a number of venues throughout Kings County.
Jacks Gallery:Summer will soon be upon us and with this comes an opportunity to submit work for AKA Members Exhibit at Jack’s Gallery. The theme is The Valley. There is limited space and limited time as the deadline is fast approaching (June 1st). You will be notified within the week following June 1st whether your piece(s) was chosen for the exhibit. The show will open June 24th, 2012 and be on display until September 2nd, 2012. You can fill out a submission form.
Upstairs Gallery at CopperFox:Alliance of Kings Artists’ Members are invited to show Original Art in the Upstairs Gallery at CopperFox in Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists and professional artists alike. Let’s all inspire one another!
Submission deadline: June 10, 2012
Exhibit: June 23, 2012 – August 15, 2012.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 2012.
- Original Artwork only
- No size restrictions for this show.
- All artwork must be gallery ready. (Note: artwork not ready, will not be shown)
- All 3D artwork must have sturdy & steady plinths to showcase the art (up to artist to provide this).
- Artist to provide resume/CV printed on 8 1/2” x 11” paper.
- Artist to determine price (if for sale).
- Artist must be a member of Alliance of Kings Artists’.
- Gallery will charge 20% commission on sold work.
- *Fill out the online submission form and email it back to us.
Artwork Drop-Off: Thursday, June 21, 2012 between 10am and 7pm.
You may request another set-up time (before June 21) with gallery owner, Fabienne Leydecker via email or by phone 902.679.7073.
Questions: If you have any questions regarding further details on this show, please contact organizer Eileen Boyd via email or by phone 902-538-1338.
Social Media: Please send images (jpg files) with artist name, title, size, and medium of your artwork in the exhibit via email. Images will be shown on the AKA Facebook page as well as the AKA website. This is available to all artists in the show but not a requirement.
Artwork Pick-up: Artwork not sold during exhibit dates can be picked up on August 16, 2012 (10am – 7pm)
**The next show will take place on August 16, 2012. Stay tuned for further details.
Art Festival Wolfville:
The Evangeline Artists' Cooperative have kindly invited AKA members to join them for a one day Show and Sale of Wet and Finished Works.To express your interest in participating please reply to Tracy Horsman and indicate your interest in any or all of the following by June 29th, 2012: selling/exhibiting finished work, selling/exhibiting wet work, plein air painting, volunteering. Tracy's contact info: email or
*AKA Membership:To participate in the shows please join AKA as a paid member. The fee is $20 for the year and you can send along your form and cheque in the mail. To view a list of membership benefits, click on download a membership form.