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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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Weave & Go Kit

Weave & Go Kit

The Travelling Artisan Weave & Go Kit!This kit was designed for makers on the go. We have busy lives, and it's important to carve out time for art making. I've put together a comprehensive tool package for you to get started on your weaving journey. Kit's are laser cut in Kingston, Ontario. This starter kit is perfect for making small wall hangings, coasters, decorations, small cushions, you name it. It makes a great gift for yourself, or a friend!

CRAVE COFFEE HOUSE X THE TRAVELLING ARTISAN

CRAVE COFFEE HOUSE X THE TRAVELLING ARTISAN

I'd like to personally invite you to check out a curated collection of my artwork at Crave Coffee House! The show is currently up and runs for the next several months. I couldn't be happier to have my work up at one of my favourite cafes in Kingston. Just ask them, I probably pay their rent in m&m cookies and cappuccinos every week. Do I have a problem? Probably....

Pineapple Paint Workshop

Pineapple Paint Workshop

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for the event! Thank you for putting your trust in me, and the painting process. You guys kept me laughing all night, and I'm thrilled you learned how to "embrace the ugly phase" of acrylic painting. Here's a look at the workshop...

Modern Watercolour Workshops | Spring 2017

Modern Watercolour Workshops | Spring 2017

With that all said, it's been brewing in the background for quite some time now, and I've been excited to have finally launched my first adult watercolour workshops at The Kingston Collective! I've taken all of my favourite techniques, broad experience and product knowledge and complied it together to create a comprehensive beginners class. This spring I hosted 2 SOLD OUT Modern Watercolour Workshops, and boy did we have fun. I'm always blown away to see so many different personalities and talents shine bright through painting. That is simply the magic of painting.

Kid's are Fearless | Floral Workshop

Kid's are Fearless | Floral Workshop

Kid's are fearless. Yes they can get nervous, aren't sure of themselves, or may be a bit timid towards art, but at the end of the day, when you put a brush in one of their hands, they will paint. They will blow you away with their raw creativity, because they just go with it. I may have blabbered on for a few minutes about the project, but they'll take it with a grain of salt, and have fun with it. And isn't that what art-making is all about?

Craft Show Checklist // Market Day Musts

Craft Show Checklist // Market Day Musts

So you are a maker/artist/creative entrepreneur and you've just signed up for your very first creative market? Maybe it's not your first rodeo, but your second or third, or maybe you are seasoned pro. Regardless, our Market Day Musts List looks quite similar!  Today I'm sharing with you a helpful checklist for you to cross-off the next time you are prepping for an upcoming event. I always find creating a list keeps me focused, organized, and less frazzled leading up to any event.

A Creative Book List to Feed Your Soul

A Creative Book List to Feed Your Soul

I love reading! I especially love reading quality books and magazine's that dig deep, inspire creativity, hard work, and celebrate the spirit of true movers and shakers. It's refreshing and and good for the soul! I'm excited to share a few of my favourite books with you, we can call it a "Creative Book Club!"