Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quest Art Adds New Workshops for its 2013 Adult Programs

Quest Art Adds New Workshops for its 2013 Adult Programs

Quest Art is introducing new workshops for its 2013 Adult Education Program.

Appealing to the curious and the beginner, January and February workshops include Yoga and Colour Appreciation with Lisa O’Driscoll of the Yoga House on Thursday afternoons starting Jan. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. It is $105 for seven sessions. Open Studio will be on Mondays, starting Jan. 14. Open Studio is an opportunity to experience an open studio concept. Students will work in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment whether you bring pastels, other drawing or painting materials, discuss and share techniques or work independently in a well-lit space. A facilitator will be available to assist. Open Studio is three hours from 1 to 4 p.m. and it is pay-what-you-can.

Introduction to Weaving will enable students to experiment with the interplay of colour, structure and texture using table looms, which are threaded and ready to weave. The steps required to set up a loom will be demonstrated, allowing students to appreciate the full process of weaving from beginning to end.  This adult workshop is being taught by members of the Huronia Handweavers Guild (HHG). Instructors are Carolyn Houlden, Margaret Killing and Mary Besley. The class starts on Jan. 26. Only 10 spots are available.

On Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Polly Sharp will lead the Sculptural Needle Felting workshop. The popularity of this art form is sweeping the world. Nearly anything that one can imagine can be created from wool using only single barbed felting needles. Students will learn to mold in wool a colourful character and also ‘paint’ a landscape.

Brian Burnett returns with Capturing Copeland Creek on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24.  This two-day workshop is suitable for entry level to advanced painting students who have a sense of adventure. The course will cover outdoor photography, digital processing/printing and finally painting. The images captured on the wilderness walk through the Copeland Creek area will form the foundation and image reference for student’s paintings. Interpretation of the images and experience can be translated from realism to abstraction, in either acrylic or oil paints.

In the spring Quest Art will also be offering classes in drawing, painting, printmaking and digital arts.
More information can be found in the Quest Art Shop or by going to our website www.questart.ca.
All workshops take place at Quest Art in the Midland Cultural Centre.
Preregistration is required for all workshops, by calling Quest Art 705-526-ARTS (2787) or visiting our art shop in the Midland Cultural Centre (333 King Street).

About Quest Art
Quest Art is a charitable, not-for-profit-volunteer driven visual arts organization and is generously funded by its members, community supporters, and organizations as well as the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Established in 1995, Quest Art has offered quality visual arts programs that provide learning through continuing education, exposure through exhibition programs and interaction through community outreach. We are strong leaders in the local art community and engage the community through art activities.

Quest Art is located in downtown Midland, ON at 333 King Street in the Midland Cultural Centre. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Ninette Gyorody, Director/Curator
Quest Art
333 King Street, Midland, ON L4R 3M7
705-526-ARTS (2787)

Christina Bernardo
Communications and Special Events Support Associate

Quest Art
333 King Street
Midland, ON L4R 3M7

Quest Artproviding a vital environment for the education, promotion, and appreciation of the visual arts

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Penetang Foodland Christmas Food Drive Saturday December 8, 2012

Good morning folks, just an fyi the good people at the Penetang Foodland under the direction of Doug and Lena McLaren will be running a Christmas Food Drive in support of the Foodland/Sobeys Store owners across Ontario Guinness World record food drive attempt.

This event runs for 24 hours this saturday and is being assisted by emergency services personnel from the Penetanguishene area including officers from Southern Georgian Bay Detachment, the OPP Auxiliary Unit and OPP Offender Transport Unit.

A partnership has also been established with the Penetanguishene Rotary Club to assist in financial support and also Rotarians will be on hand to assist as well.

The local St. Vincent de Paul will be the receiver of the food stuffs raised from the food drive at the Penetang Foodland. 

Should you be inclined to donate to the food drive we will be happy to assist you! Hope to see you there.
P/C David Hobson
Community Services Officer
Southern Georgian Bay OPP
705-733-5440 cell