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A series of four interactive cultural activities 

September 12 and 19 | October 4 and 31

 

Join the various artists and be part of the creation of the works!

 


Activity details

 

SOLD OUT

 

Location :  Hollow Glen Park (intersection of chemin du Parc and chemin Cadillac)

 

Rosalie Gingras, an artist with a degree in plastic arts and a full-time mother, is leading a pottery workshop!

In the event of rain, the workshop will take place in the Hollow Glen Community Centre.

 

Limit of 10 people per workshop.

 

Sgraffito technique on plates (ages 6–8)

Workshop 1:  9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Workshop 2: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Each participant will receive a clay slab to make into a small plate. They will use a variety of safe pottery tools to carve a design into the soft clay, following a pattern or creating something from their own imagination.*

 

 

Sgraffito technique on mugs (ages 8–12)

Workshop 1: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Session 2: 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

 

Each participant will receive a base and learn how to shape and attach the handle to make a mug. They will use a variety of safe pottery tools to carve a design into the soft clay, following a pattern or creating something from their own imagination.*

 

Pottery bowl or mug making (ages 12 and up)

Workshop 1: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Workshop 2:  4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Each workshop participant will receive a clay slab and learn how to make a mug or bowl by hand. Patterns will be available for anyone who needs help.

 

*Please note that you will not be able to take your piece home the day of the workshop. Each piece of pottery must be dried, glazed, and fired twice at 2025 degrees in a kiln.

Approximately two weeks after the workshop, participants will be contacted and asked to pick up their finished work at La Fab.

 

Rosalie bio

Rosalie grew up in a family of artists on the south shore of Montreal. She studied fine arts and literature after completing a course in artistic makeup. She became a mother during her studies and decided to devote herself to this new role full time, while still continuing to experiment with art in all sorts of mediums. In 2016, she returned to her favourite medium from college: pottery. Rosalie moved to the Outaouais region in 2009 and now lives in Chelsea with her husband and four children. 

 

Safety measures

To comply with the measures put in place by the Government of Québec, physical distancing and disinfection measures will be in place.  

In the event of rain, the workshops will take place inside. In that case, everyone will be required to wear a mask.

 

 

Location : Farm Point park (331 Chemin de la Rivière)

 

Janice Collette, an artist with 30 years of experience teaching visual arts in high schools, will lead an outdoor acrylic painting workshop at Farm Point Park. The workshop will help participants improve their observational skills while getting in touch with their creative side. Appreciating and respecting nature will be key themes.

Participants will create two paintings. The first will be done in a controlled way using various brush techniques. The second painting will incorporate materials sourced responsibly in nature, such as moss, spruce branches, and hay. Participants will do studies in composition, colour, light, depth, and texture throughout the day.


Limit of 15 people per workshop.  | In the event of rain, the workshops will take place at Farm Point Community Centre.

 

Workshop 1: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Workshop 2: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Workshop 3: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

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Safety measures

To comply with the measures put in place by the Government of Québec, physical distancing and disinfection measures will be in place.  

In the event of rain, the workshops will take place inside. In that case, everyone will be required to wear a mask.

 

 

Location : McNally Park (intersection of Route 105 and Chemin McNally)

 

Artist Richard Tippins of La Fab Arts Centre invites you to take a workshop on the history of photography and basic landscape photography techniques.

At the end of the workshop you get to go on a hike with Marc Desjardins through our beautiful trails to practice the techniques you learned.

Each participant will get a portrait photo to take home as a souvenir.

 

Limit of 12 people per workshop. | In the event of rain, the workshop will be cancelled.

 

Workshop 1:  9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Workshop 2:  11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Workshop 3:  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CANCELLED)

Workshop 4:  1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Workshop 5:  3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Workshop 6:  4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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Artist bio

 

Richard Tippins is a professional photographer with a studio in Chelsea. He specializes in portrait, street, landscape, and concert photography.

His photos are fun, creative, and exciting and his love of travel comes through in most of his work.

Richard works with a range of vintage cameras and processes his black and white film himself in his darkroom.

 

Safety measures

To comply with the measures put in place by the Government of Québec, physical distancing and disinfection measures will be in place.  

 

CANCELLED due to the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais being a red zone.

 

Location: Meredith Centre (31 Chemin Cecil) 

 

Instructor and artist Josée Couture-Luk of La Fab Arts Centre invites families to take part in a Day of the Dead craft workshop to celebrate Halloween.

Limit of 15 people per workshop. | In the event of rain, the activity will take place inside the Meredith Centre.

 

Kids ages 5–8

Workshop 1: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Workshop 2: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Kids will get to make a cat out of black construction paper, draw its face, and paint its skeleton with white paint. They will make a background of colorful dots and stick pretty paper flowers on it in an homage to Mexican culture. 

 

Kids ages 9–12

Workshop 1: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Workshop 2: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The kids will get to create cheerful skeletons dressed in rich, festive, and detailed clothing, like the “La Calavera Catrina” character invented by José Guadalupe Posada in 1912. The workshop leader will show them examples of Mexican art by artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Kids can let their imaginations run wild using a variety of materials. 

 

Artist bio

Josée Couture-Luk is a teacher and artist. She has had a studio in La Fab Arts Centre in Chelsea for about two years. She is inspired by travel, nature, and the people around her. Josée usually works with acrylics.

 

 

Safety measures

To comply with the measures put in place by the Government of Québec, physical distancing and disinfection measures will be in place.  

In the event of rain, the workshops will take place inside. In that case, everyone will be required to wear a mask.

 

 

 

 

Ce projet est réalisé grâce au soutien financier du gouvernement du Québec. 

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Recreation, Sports, Culture and Community Life Department