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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES @ Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery

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PD Day: Surprise!
Friday, April 28 | 8:30am – 5:00pm

Ages 7-10
Your child will spend their day in a creative environment with planned artistic activities, stories, and films. Themes for each PD Day are related to our current exhibitions, allowing children to explore the larger connections between their work and the art on display at the gallery.
Join us at the gallery for a full day of creativity, influenced by our current exhibitions. You’ll have an opportunity to make unique crafts to share with your friends and family.
Drop off: between 8:30am – 9:00am
Pick up: between 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Cost per child: Members $65 | Non-Members $70
Please send your child with a nut-free lunch.
To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or email ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca.

Signposts & Traces: Ash Tree Memorial Trail Performance
Performance at Canatara Park
April  29 10:00am

Join local artist, Mary Abma, and a community of poets, musicians, and storytellers as they come together to eulogize the Ash trees that have been devastated by the Emerald ash borer in Lambton County. Walk the trail, contemplate the loss of the trees, leave birdseed offerings at each site, and use the QR codes at each stop to view each tree’s memorial page. Then stop by the JNAAG, where the artifacts made by Abma in commemoration of each tree will be on display.

Family Sunday – Cinco de Mayo Piñatas
April 30 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Jessica Butler
Join us at the JNAAG for a piñata-making party! This fiesta honours Cinco de Mayo – a celebration of Mexican culture that commemorates the rich diversity in our community.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

TNT Fusion After School Fun – Ain’t Your Grandma’s Tea Time (Ceramic Painting)
May 3 & 4 | 4:00pm-6:00pm – FULL

Modernize classic ceramic patterns and designs. Learn the basics of ceramic painting by creating your own modern teacup and saucer. Add some excitement and pizzazz to your next visit with grandma.
Instructor: Genevieve Burton
Ages: 9-13
Cost: FREE | Suggested donation $10/week
Registration required | Spaces are limited
Sorry – this program is currently full. To add your name to our waitlist, contact Ann Helps at ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca or 519-336-8127 ext. 3226.

Artist Talk: Kelly Wallace on Contemporary Drawing
Thursday, May 4 | 7:00pm
Get inside the minds of visiting artists, curators, and art critics. The series draws connections and uncovers narratives surrounding the gallery’s current exhibitions.
With: Kelly Wallace
Kelly Wallace is a master artist. Although rare in today’s contemporary art world, his chosen medium is a pencil and paper. Join Wallace as he discusses his work and shares his views on the state of contemporary drawing. Wallace is represented by Georgia Scherman Projects in Toronto and exhibits regularly. He will be leading a series of drawing workshops at JNAAG throughout May.
terminalarts.com
Cost: FREE – Give What You Can
To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or email ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca.

Family Sunday – Geometric Cityscape Paintings (Abstract Landscapes)
May 7 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Jessica Butler
After visiting Elusive Utopia, join us in the studio as we break down our local landmarks into geometric shapes to create abstract landscape paintings, inspired by the works of York Wilson.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

TNT Fusion After School Fun – Chilling While Quilling (Quill Work)
May 10 & 11 | 4:00pm-6:00pm – FULL

Learn the ancient technique of quilling from a local Native American artist. Explore the traditions and history of the local culture while creating a unique piece of art.
Instructor: Dallas Sinopole
Ages: 9-13
Cost: FREE | Suggested donation $10/week
Registration required | Spaces are limited
Sorry – this program is currently full. To add your name to our waitlist, contact Ann Helps at ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca or 519-336-8127 ext. 3226.

Adult Workshop: Drawing Workshop Series
May 13, 20, & 27 | 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: Full Series – Members $150 (+tax) | Non-members $180 (+tax)
Individual Workshops – Members $75 (+tax) | Non-members $85 (+tax)
Material & lunch provided | Registration required | Spaces are limited
Instructor: Kelly Wallace
Drawing never dies; it holds on by the skin of its teeth because the hunger it satisfies—the desire for an active, investigative, manually vivid relation with the things we see and yearn to know about—is apparently immortal. – Robert Hughes, Art Critic, 2004
In a supportive, creative, and productive environment, Kelly will guide you through the basics of drawing to amazing results. Check out his website at: www.terminalarts.com. All materials included. Spaces are limited. Registration for full series opens February 3. Registration for individual workshops opens March 3, space permitting.

Saturday, May 13 | Landscape
Saturday, May 20 | Life
Saturday, May 27 | Conceptual
Registration for full series opens February 3. Registration for individual workshops opens March 3, space permitting.
Register today! Contact Ann Helps at ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca or 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 to book your spot.

Family Sunday – Emoji Mother’s Day Cards ☺
May 14 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Ghada Mekki
Everyone loves emojis! Create a 3D emoji card for your mom or a special someone using a paper quilling technique.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Artist Talk: Jane Austin: Winter Light
Thursday, May 18 | 7:00pm

Get inside the minds of visiting artists, curators, and art critics. The series draws connections and uncovers narratives surrounding the gallery’s current exhibitions.
With: Jane Austin
Jane is a multi-media artist who has worked in a range of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, video, and installation. She works out of her studios in Petrolia and Windfall Lake on Manitoulin Island. Join Jane as she discusses her current interest in video and her time spent at the BAiR Winter Intensive program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in January.
janeaustinartist.ca
Cost: FREE – Give What You Can
To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or email ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca.

Family Sunday – Reactive Ink
May 21 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Ghada Mekki
Listen to the surprised “OHHs” when you spray alcohol on your geometric sharpie shapes and they come to life.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Victoria Day Holiday Activity
Monday, May 22 | Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mosaic’s | Tiara’s | Tales of Art | High Tea | Films
Join us for an art-filled birthday party fit for a Queen. Make beautiful mosaic birthday medallions, adorn your own Tiara or Crown, discover exciting tales about art, and don’t forget to share some birthday cake with the Queen.
FREE but give what you can

Family Sunday – Festive Paper Twirlers
May 28 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Tara Di Muzio
Inspired by the colourful pieces in the current exhibition, we will create mesmerizing and vibrant paper twirlers using crayons and watercolours.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Artful Communities in Bloom June Activities!
What happens when Art and Flowers collide? The gallery is pleased to join up with Communities in Bloom for a second year of flowers and fun!
Flower Teas
Friday, June 2 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Get ready for the month of flowers and Communities in Bloom by joining Cynthia Cook from the Forest Glen Herb Farm on First Friday, June 2 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Taste the fanciful flavours of iced tea made with locally grown flowers.
Check out the masterpieces that were created by local artists during last year’s “Artists in the Garden”, a collaboration between the Gallery and Communities in Bloom. Get excited about this year’s garden tour on June 24 and your chance to win an amazing original painting. Paintings by local artists will be on display all weekend long for Artwalk.

Communities in Bloom Sarnia – Garden Tour
Saturday, June 24 | TBD

Please see the Communities in Bloom Sarnia website for more details.
Artists in the Garden
The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is partnering with Communities in Bloom Sarnia to bring flowers to life with “Artists in the Garden”. Several amazing local artists will “pop-up” in gardens around Sarnia to enhance the spectacular Communities in Bloom Garden Tour. Stay tuned for a list of participating artists and their locations.

Family Sunday – Popsicle Stick Décor
June 4 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Ghada Mekki
Decorate your room with colourful decorations, inspired by Ron Martin’s work.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PD Day: Our Community
Friday, June 9 | 8:30am – 5:00pm

Ages 7-10
Your child will spend their day in a creative environment with planned artistic activities, stories, and films. Themes for each PD Day are related to our current exhibitions, allowing children to explore the larger connections between their work and the art on display at the gallery.
Connect to your community in a new way. Find the beauty in your hometown and turn it into a masterpiece. Activities include paint, sculpture, and collage.
Drop off: between 8:30am – 9:00am
Pick up: between 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Cost per child: Members $65 | Non-Members $70
Please send your child with a peanut-free lunch.
To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or email ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca.

Family Sunday – 3D Foam
June 11 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Ghada Mekki
Get creative with foam! Learn how to design a three-dimensional foam creation.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Sunday – Father’s Day Cards
June 18 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Brittany Sitzes
Create a card that truly expresses the gratitude you feel towards that special man in your life this Father’s Day.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Sunday – Beaded Sun Catcher
June 25 | 1-3pm

Instructor: Brittany Sitzes
Catch the beauty of the sun for summer solstice by making a beautiful beaded sun catcher.
Engage, discover, and create every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All families are welcome to drop-in for an artist-facilitated studio activity, inspired by the gallery’s exhibitions or holiday themes.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Material Donation per Family
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PD Day: School is Out…Art is In
Friday, June 30 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Ages 7-10
Your child will spend their day in a creative environment with planned artistic activities, stories, and films. Themes for each PD Day are related to our current exhibitions, allowing children to explore the larger connections between their work and the art on display at the gallery.
Welcome in the summer holidays with a splash of art! Get active outside and use your whole body to create an outdoor installation. We will also be using the sunshine to make beautiful sun prints.
Drop off: between 8:30am – 9:00am
Pick up: between 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Cost per child: Members $65 | Non-Members $70
Please send your child with a peanut-free lunch.
To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or email ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca.

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