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Summer 2024 Make Art Series + Drop-In Make Stations

June 28 2024 / 1:00pm - August 23 2024 / 4:00pm

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SUMMER 2024 MAKE ART SERIES + DROP-IN MAKE STATIONS

An invitation to take in the exhibition and to deepen the experience of the artist’s work through responsive making:

This summer’s Make Art Series and drop-in Make Stations have been developed by CVAG’s summer student interns, who have been inspired by the work presented in the exhibition: Diane Landry: Matière dans le Temps | Matter in Time from June 15 – September 24. Landry is known for her kinetic sculptural works and performances that utilize light, shadow, sound and movement. Much of her work incorporates the use of upcycled materials.

Activities will be facilitated by the student interns. Drop-in sessions are self-guided using materials created by the students. Participants are welcome to ask students for assistance.

CVAG STUDENT INTERNS 2024 – Naia Lisch | Rhea Whitehead | Griffin Halpin

About the Series + Drop-ins:

  • Materials + making tools are provided.
  • There will be instructions that you can take home so you can continue creating!
  • All ages + abilities are welcome, except where specified. Children and those who require support to participate must be accompanied by a capable + responsible person.
  • No cost — donations are gratefully accepted and contribute to ongoing community outreach.

DROP-IN MAKE STATIONS

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in these self-guided art-making stations set up in CVAG’s Community Gallery space Wednesdays – Saturdays during gallery hours.


MAKE ART SERIES

Wednesday and Thursday workshops require REGISTRATION, as spaces are limited.
Email register@comoxvalleyartgallery.com with your name, age, and the workshop you are registering for. If you are a caregiver, include the number of participants and ages.

Workshop Dates:

Friday, June 28 – Kites
Wednesday July 3 – Bookbinding (sorry, registration is now closed)
Thursday, July 4 – Bookbinding (sorry, registration is now closed)
Wednesday, July 10 – Handmade Paper (sorry, registration is now closed)
Friday, July 19 – Pinwheels
Friday, July 26 – Casted Shadows
Friday, August 2 – Found Material Sculptures
Friday, August 9 – Kites
Friday, August 16 – Pinwheels
Friday, August 23 – Screen Printing

See the individual series descriptions below for specific guidelines.


KITES + PINWHEELS

Kites – Friday | June 28 + August 9 | 1PM – 4PM | all ages + abilities
Pinwheels – Friday | July 19 + August 16 | 1PM – 4PM | all ages + abilities

Influenced by Diane’s kinetic work, these projects move with the wind or by the makers’ intentional interactions. The kites and pinwheels being created during the workshops are simple to make and work in the lightest of breezes. Participants can create kites all summer using found materials at home or while on holidays.


BOOKBINDING

Wednesday + Thursday | July 3 + 4 | 1PM – 4PM | ages 15+

Based on Diane’s use of upcycling, CVAG’s summer interns have planned papermaking and bookbinding workshops.

In the bookbinding workshop, participants will be learning to make small hand-built books using discarded and handmade paper. This type of book is relatively simple to construct but requires the ability to do precise hand-folding.

This workshop is by registration (now closed). The workshop is offered to people ages 15 and up.


HANDMADE PAPER

Wednesday | July 10 | 1PM – 4PM | ages 10+

In the papermaking workshop, participants will learn how to create handmade paper from recycled paper using household appliances and tools. The gallery will supply the materials for making the paper.

Be sure to:

  • Bring four medium-sized old towels to dry the paper.
  • Wear work/making clothing, this is a messy and wet process.

This workshop is by registration (now closed). The workshop is offered to people ages 10 and up, all minors must be accompanied by a supervisor.


CASTED SHADOWS + FOUND MATERIAL SCULPTURES

Casted Shadows – Friday | July 26 | 1PM – 4PM | all ages + abilities
Found Material Sculptures – Friday | August 2 | 1PM – 4PM | all ages + abilities

Participants will create fascinating creations inspired by the artist’s practice of building with discarded items and playing with light and shadows. Following the concept of the artist’s larger sculptural works, participants will use boxes, miscellaneous items, and recycled objects to craft a sculptural installation within a larger cube. By creating an opaque image onto a transparent material, then placing it in front of a light source, interesting and surprising shadows can be created.


SCREEN PRINTING

Friday | August 23 | 1PM – 4PM | all ages + abilities

For the final event of the summer, there will be artist-facilitated, live screen printing. Printing can be done on your personal clothing items (bring a t-shirt from home!) or on patches (supplied by the gallery). Afterwards, attendees are welcome to customize their printed items with paint/drawing materials.