January 2013 e-newsletter
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Harcourt House turns 25

Harcourt House Turns 25!

Over the past 25 years, Harcourt House Gallery has developed and maintained diverse programming of contemporary art exhibitions, art education and events. This has created a forum for curatorial and critical practices pertinent to our locality and circumstance. We would like to celebrate these achievements by looking back on 25 years of providing an excellence of active community participation, targeted programming and sustainability within Edmonton and beyond.

In celebration of these 25 years Harcourt House has a spectacular line up of events and exhibits for the public to enjoy starting in the spring and lasting all year! Stay tuned for the February Newsletter it will have all the juicy details.

Brittney Roy
Programming Manager
Upcoming Show

Upcoming Exhibitions

January 25-March 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday January 25, 8-10pm

Main Gallery Space
Visual Arts Student Association from the University of Alberta | Fine Art Exhibit

Artist Talk: 7:30pm
Vasa is the Visual Arts Association of the University of Alberta. This collection of students function as a bridge between the fine art student life, and the life of a practicing artist. The main purpose of this group is to plan, coordinate and fundraise for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Grad Show in April. This is a huge undertaking that comes down to the dedication of the students.
This year, one of their main goals is to reach beyond the UofA to connect with other organizations, institutions and the general public.

Front Room Gallery Space
Student Design Association | Print & Posters

Artist Talk: 7:00pm
The Student Design Association is a collaborative effort that helps to promote and encourage student designers within the community. The SDA strives to link talent within the University of Alberta’s design program to larger causes and exhibitions, creating relationships and opportunities that go beyond the regular curriculum. They have shown work internationally, locally and worked with TEDx Edmonton to create stage designs, collaborated with local design initiatives, and hosted film screenings and public talks.

Classes and Workshops


Winter/Spring 2012/13 Classes

We are right in the neighborhood and have several new exciting art classes and some classic favorites for children, teens and adults. Classes are suitable for beginner artists to advanced artists looking to pick up a new technique. All of our classes are reasonably priced and taught by local, professional artists.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre runs a variety of art classes and workshops for adults, teens and children, as well as uninstructed drop-in drawing and sculpture sessions with
live models.

Portrait Drawing from a Photograph: Instructor: Patrick Higgins | 6 Tuesdays | 6 – 9pm | February 19 – March 26, 2013

Beginner Photoshop: Photo Editing: Instructor: Alexis Marie Chute | 2 Days | 10am – 3pm | February 16 & 17, 2013
For info on all our classes visit our go here!

Call us at 780.426.4180 or email us at if you have any questions or would like to register for a class / workshop!
Voice of the Gallery
Harcourt House and Where Edmonton Community Artists’ Network (W.E.C.A.N.) Society have been in operation for 25 years. We have had a very good year and intend to have an even better one ahead. In these times of financial uncertainty we have not only managed to bring this institution through but actually have done it in fine shape, and our public profile is one that we can all be proud of. I want to thank all of those who have helped make this possible and I hope to see you again in the coming year.
Derek E. B. Brooks 
Executive Director
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre

Art & Mind Yoga

Experience yoga in
an art gallery!

Yin Tuesdays

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mellow Hatha Saturdays
10:30am - 11:30am

Spanning from beginner to intermediate this basic class is a time to play with a variety of postures where modifications will be shown to allow for a slow ease into the final form.  A creative way to find the perfect stretch in strength based and softer poses alike, helping to build confidence in your body & its abilities.

Volunteer with us

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

Saturday, January 19-Gallery prep: help take down an exhibition and prep the gallery space for the next show!

Friday, January 25-Exhibition Opening: help us out at our Student Show opening on a Friday night! Shifts vary from bar-tending to food prep etc.

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra DesCotes

drop in classes
Drop in drawing & sculpture
are uninstructed sessions
with live models.
Payment can be made
upon arrival 
to a
drop-in session.

Fee: $10 per session
$70 for block of eight ($63 members)
No Class on holidays

Life Drawing: Monday,
1- 4pm, Wednesday & Friday,
7 - 10pm

Long Pose Life Drawing: First Sunday of the month, 1 - 4pm

Sculpture: Monday, 7 -10pm

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