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December 2013 e-newsletter
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December:
Lets all hunker down and curl up by the fire. It's time for friends, family and food. We should always make time to be creative and December gives us the time so get into your studios and produce! The new year is almost here.


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Upcoming Exhibitions: January 23 - February 28, 2014
MAIN GALLERY, Clare Samuel: All the World
FRONT ROOM GALLERY, Local Project: TBA


Current Exhibitions: 
December 5 – January 17, 2014
FRONT ROOM GALLERY,  A retrospective of GEORGE BOTCHETT, CURTAIN CALL
MAIN GALLERY, JILL HO-YOU, Below the Mantle 


Image Credit:
Clare Samuel, Moise & the World from the series All the World (2009-the present), 30x30in c-print.
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Upcoming Education Classes 2014:  

Portrait Drawing, Face-to-Face
Instructor: Patrick Higgins
6 Thursdays, February 6 to March 13, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$150 ($120 members)
**Supplies NOT included**

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Exploring the Model Through Drawing 
Instructor: Ross Bradley
6 Tuesdays, February 18 - March 25, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$250, $230 (members)
**Supplies NOT included**

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NEW! Open Workshops, Drawing From Life, Collage, Zines, and much more!
Instructor: Megan Stein 
Thursdays: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24
6:00pm - 9:00pm
SINGLE CLASS: $20, $15 (members)
SIX (6) CLASSES - SAVE 10%

option 1: Early registrations for punch pass (debit or credit available)
option 2: Drop-ins, cash or cheque only
Members please present your membership card at the door.

March 20th: Collage & Mixed Media 
March 27th: Zines, using collage, drawing exercises and exquisite corpse
April 3rd: Figure Drawing, an instructed class with a live model
April 10th: Acrylic I, mixing, glazing and washes
April 17th: Acrylic II, develop a painting from a still life or from a photo
April 24th: Inks and Watercolour, Calligraphy using the two pencil method/writing out a quote or phase of interest, transition to designing a page with calligraphy/graphics using inks.

**Supplies Included**
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Bookbinding & Collage Workshop
Instructor: Sara French
Saturday & Sunday: March 22 & 23, 2014
11:00am - 4:00pm
$110, $80 (members)
**Some collage materials included**

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Pinhole Photography, Indoor & Out
Instructor: Wenda Salomons
Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm
$200, $170 (members)
**Supplies Included**

Silver Skate Festival and Harcourt House Snow Carving Workshop
 
Get your woolies on! Silver Skate and Harcourt House pair up in the new year! This FREE workshop will take place on January 18th, 2014 from 1-4pm to gear up for Silver Skate Festival on February 14th - 23rd, 2014. The workshop takes place on the front lawn of Harcourt House, and is open to anyone over the age of 11. Dress warm and bring your friends for this exciting winter activity.

For more information on the Silver Skate Festival please visit:
http://www.silverskatefestival.org/
 

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HARCOURT HOUSE, DEREK BROOKS.

Season’s greetings everyone. The snow is flying and the old year is almost over. What a year it was.  We added a whole new look to ourselves. Our new logo, thanks to the brilliance of Alex Decotes, has been the banner that led us through a whole new series of activities. Community Education, the bus tours, Illuminate and our Art Market were all huge successes. 

We said good-bye to some people and hello to others. Alex and Marilyn will both be sorely missed. Unfortunately, after Christmas we will no longer be seeing Zach’s smile around Harcourt. Our newest addition, Connor Buchanan has been a huge asset to Harcourt. We also have added four new board members, Ruta Nichol, Jennifer Poburan, Maren Elliot and Kevin Dubetz.  We have forged new friendships with other organizations as well, such as The Group for Multicultural Artists, Spruce Avenue School and Evansdale School who happen to be the first UNICEF designated Rights Respecting School in Canada.

Fiscally Harcourt is exactly where we planned to be so we are in magnificent shape going ahead for next year. Thanks to everyone who has helped and I hope to see you all in the new year!

Derek Brooks
Executive Director
780.426.4180 harcourted@shaw.ca
 

ATTENTION ALL HARCOURT HOUSE MEMBERS!

We will be running our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014.
This is your chance to hear updates from 2013 and our plans for 2014, meet our new board members and offer us your feedback! Be a voice and play a part in making positive changes to Harcourt House.

We welcome all members to attend. 
If you are a studio tenant, a participant in classes, an exhibition attendee, an artist, a student, an instructor, an arts administrator/director, a volunteer, an art enthusiast and/or an overall supporter of Harcourt House we would love to see you and hear what you have to say!

SAVE THE DATE: 
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014, 7PM 
Volunteer with us

Upcoming Yoga Classes:

Yin Yoga:

Tuesday
November 5th, 12th, 19th & 25th.
5:30pm - 6:30pm
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Gallery Attendant: 
Mondays, Noon - 4pm 
Tuesdays, Noon - 4pm

We are also looking for a student that is currently enrolled in a program that includes:
Collections, Records Management and/or Archiving.

We are looking into updating our exhibit archives so if you have some knowledge in these areas give us a call! We may just have some experience for you.

Please contact:
Nika Blasser
Volunteer Coordinator 
HarcourtVolunteers@gmail.com
780.426.4180
office hours: Friday 11 - 3pm
CALLING ALL MEMBERS: WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

We will be contacting you about your Harcourt House membership! We want to know how your experience has been and if you can offer us suggestions on how to improve! 
Questionnaires will be going out in the new year so expect to see one in your inbox in January. Please take the time to give us your feedback, it is always appreciated.
If you would prefer you can always drop in, give us a call or an email.

If you are not currently a member our membership includes many perks, including, discounted classes and art supplies at select locations, a vote at our AGM, a chance to show at our annual members show and more!

Check our website for more details:
Membership info
Membership - Paypal

Happy Holidays everyone and thank you for your support!

Brittney Roy
Education Manager
harcourteducation@shaw.ca
780.426.4180
 
2014 SCHEDULE
Drop in drawing is uninstructed with live models.
Payment can be made upon arrival to a drop-in session.


Payment Options:
option 1: debit or credit: in the gallery or over the phone 
option 2: cash or cheque only: at the session
 
Fee: $10 per session
$70 for block of eight ($63 members)
No Class on holidays

Last Drop in for 2013: Fri. December 13 (FREE)
First Drop in for 2014: Mon. January 13


Life Drawing: 
Mon 1 - 4pm, Wed and Fri 7 - 10pm 
 
Sculpture Drop-in:
Mon 7 - 10pm

Long Pose:
Sun Jan 12, Feb 2, March 2, April 6, 2014
Check the website for updates!
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