Open Studios

We have a busy week of Open Studio sessions.

Open studios sessions operate on a drop-in basis.  Members who attend pay $3 for the use of the studio (and also sometimes a model fee) and you join in with whatever activity is scheduled at that time.  If you don’t come you don’t pay.  There is no instruction with these sessions.  It is a time to work from the model, or an art set-up, or work on a project.   It is also a time to socialize and share knowledge and ideas with other artists.

Non-members are welcome to join in to experience these sessions as a guest. The studio fee is $5 for guests.  (There may also be a model fee).  After three visits, a guest would decide whether or not to become a member.

 TUESDAY : Life Drawing Open Studio - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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This Tuesday Life Drawing Open Studio is open to artists of all skill levels.

Respect for artists and models is expected.  If in doubt about specifics, ask.

All media are welcome, but no solvents other than water or odourless vegetable oils (such as linseed or walnut oil) are to be used in the studio.

The cost to KAGS members is $15 per session and $17 for Non-Members. Non members may attend up to three sessions before applying for KAGS membership. 

The usual format is:
20 minutes of gesture drawing
5 and 10 minute poses until 10 am.
30 minute break
1 1/2 hours of a single pose with short breaks every 20 minutes for the model.

Contact Judith or just show up, preferably by 8:45 am so you are ready to start at 9 am.

Contact Judith if you would like to be added to the email list where cancellations, shows, social events around KAGS life drawing open studios are announced.

Life Drawing Contact  -    email:  lifedrawing@kawarthaartists.org

 

Please view the attached file:  Life Drawing AS Privilege

 

 

WEDNESDAY : Portraits Open Studio - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

The Portrait sessions offer the opportunity for artists to work from a clothed/costumed model where they can focus on the face or figure in the media of their choice. Models for the sessions are sought to reflect the community in figure, age and gender. Participants work to create a collegial culture.

The sessions begin on time, so it is encouraged to arrive by 12:45 PM.

One pose is established for the session, giving the model short breaks every 20 minutes. The entire group takes one half hour break during the afternoon. Music is usually a part of the session and we aim to have consensus regarding choices.

The cost to KAGS Members is $13 per session ($10 Model fee and $3 Studio fee), and $15 for Non-Members.  Non-Members may attend up to three sessions before applying for KAGS membership.

IMPORTANT : The Portraits Open Studio takes a break over the Summer months.  Sessions end late in May and resume again in early September. 

Portrait Contact  -    email:  portraits@kawarthaartists.org

THURSDAY : Still Life Open Studio - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

This open studio has evolved from the usual bowls, bottles and glassware to encompass many interesting themes including: collections, cultural objects, hunting, and gardening, etc.  Every class is an adventure and all are welcome to join. 

Each Still Life session has a particular theme, and participants contribute by bringing objects related to each weeks theme, and assist in creating the Still Life arrangement.  Themes are published in the KAGS Members Only section on the website.  Non-members can email the Still Life contact for themes and more information.

The cost to KAGS Members is $3 per session, and $5 for Non-Members.  Non-Members may attend up to three sessions before applying for KAGS membership.

IMPORTANT : The Still Life Open Studio takes a break over the Summer months.  Sessions end late in May and resume again in early September. 

Still Life Contact  -    email:  stilllife@kawarthaartists.org

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THURSDAY : Outdoor Painters Paint-Outs & Paint-Ins 

 

If you love to paint or sketch outside, or would like to give it a try you are welcome to join the friendly, active Outdoor Painters.

Paint Outs - From mid May until October we are out at various locations from 9:30 AM until mid afternoon.  There is no charge to paint outdoors. Outdoor Painter locations are published ahead of time in the KAGS Members Only section on the website. Non-members can email the Out Door Painters contact for locations and more information.

Paint Ins - Outdoors goes Indoors to the KAGS studio in bad weather, and also during the cold months from October through May.  The fee is $3 per session when indoors for KAGS Members, and $5 for Non-Members.  Non-Members may attend up to three sessions before applying for KAGS membership.   

Outdoor Painters Contact  -    email: outdoorpainters@kawarthaartists.org