Upcoming Workshops at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE AT QUEEN'S

I'm thrilled to announce I am kicking the new year off with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University. I'll be instructing and facilitating a range of creative programs for kid's, youth and families this winter + spring! I invite you to join + share the word! Read more below. 

KIDS PROGRAM

Kaleidoscope
Saturdays, 3 February–10 March, 11 am–12:30 pm

Fee: $130, $100 members. Materials included.

Danielle Folkerts teaches a medley of visual art forms in Saturday morning sessions for 6-12 year-olds. Classes are process-focused, exploring materials and methods in paintings, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. Kaleidoscope offers foundational art skills while promoting self-expression, confidence and problem-solving.

Danielle Folkerts is a modern painter, textile artist, and art educator living in Kingston, Ontario. After graduating from the Alberta of College Art + Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting, Danielle has spent her time travelling the globe, creating art, attending artist residencies, and developing and instructing creative workshops. 

 Artist + Educator: Danielle Folkerts

Artist + Educator: Danielle Folkerts

 Photographed by: Andrew Darling

Photographed by: Andrew Darling

The Agnes is committed to making arts programming accessible to children and youth in our communities. Our bursaries allow opportunity for participation in art classes and camps based on financial need. This program is made possible by the Iva Speers Fund for Art Education. 

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FREE YOUTH PROGRAM

Crash Studio
Thursdays, 3 to 5 pm
15 February–26 April 2018

Shaped by teens, Crash Studio brings forth a collision of creative minds who find common ground through art making. Responding to the visual culture in the galleries and to social issues faced by teens, Crash Studio is a platform for self-expression across art media. This free, drop-in program is facilitated by local artists, and is made possible by the generosity of our members and donors.

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FREE FAMILY PROGRAM

Log Cabin Quilt Square
Sunday 18 February 2018, 2–4 pm

Drop-in to the Andre Biéler studio, with Danielle Folkerts, for a creative project inspired by our exhibition Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt. Families explore the rich history of log cabin quilts through colour, texture and materials while working together to create a quilt square of their own. This program is free, register online to reserve your spot. Indicate the number of family members coming in the notes section on the “Place Order” page.  

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 Josephine Green Botsford,  Barn Raising Log Cabin , early 20th century, cotton. Gift of Paul Fritz, Arts ’61, 2015 (Q15-001.05) Photo: Bernard Clark

Josephine Green Botsford, Barn Raising Log Cabin, early 20th century, cotton. Gift of Paul Fritz, Arts ’61, 2015 (Q15-001.05) Photo: Bernard Clark

The Log Cabin quilt is as distinctive in design as it is in versatility. Strips of fabric, or “logs,” are stitched around a square “hearth” to form a block, or “cabin.” Depending on how logs are pieced and blocks arranged, a Log Cabin can take varied forms, such as Barn Raising, Straight Furrow, Sunshine and Shadow, and Pineapple. In the nineteenth century, the Log Cabin quilt pattern was described as “Canadian patchwork,” evoking the colonial homestead. Log Cabin quilts, however, have broad cultural presence—as a nexus of trade networks, artistic exchange, community building and contemporary expression. Featuring quilts from the Heritage Quilt Collection at the Agnes, along with special historical and contemporary works from other collections, this exhibition reveals the many ways in which a Log Cabin can tell a story and embody meaning within regional, national and global contexts.

Curated by Alicia Boutilier, with the assistance of Sheilagh Quaile, as part of an Art History practicum course.

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