For the Artist and Geek in You
Livingtrees swathed in colourful yarn. Mastering an animated short. Exploration into the wild world of geek art. These are just a few of the exciting and expressive activities that young English-speaking adults can explore for free through the project.
Funded by the Conférence régionale des élus de l’Estrie, this latest cultural project from Townshippers’ Association has been designed to give youth between the ages of 18-35, access to new artistic and cultural experiences through a series of workshops led by professional artists. Defined by Project coordinator Kristelle Holliday as “a blast of art, eccentricity and surprise,” participants are invited to discover their hidden artistic talents through six events that venture into the world of optical arts and dive headfirst into a weekend-long series of geekrelated art and activities.
Registration is taking place now for the first workshop, Land Art, which takes place on Sunday, October 10, 2012. Led by professional art collective Zoné Vert, participants will spend the day viewing the world around them and re-shaping the earth into pieces of natural art. Upcoming events, designed to get the creative juices flowing, include; Monotype Engraving, Oct 17 - with artist Stépahnie Verriest. COUNTRYCON, Oct 19-21 - in partnership with DHTV Les Curieux. Film Animation, Oct 30 - with filmmaker Farzin Farzanah Yarn Bombing, Nov 14 - in partnership with La Galerie des Nanas Film Soundtrack, Nov 28 - with musician Bernard Langlois.
Taking advantage of community spaces that encourage creativity and knowledge, OpART creates a link between participants and event partners such as the Richmond Arts Centre and the Richmond & Region Community Learning Centre which Coordinator Siu-Min Jim says is thrilled to be involved in the project, “A project such as this gives us the opportunity to work in partnerships at Richmond Regional High School to enhance community relationships and promote lifelong learning, which is at the heart of every Community Learning Centre. Townshippers› Association has been such a supportive founding partner in the creation of this CLC, one of newest out of 37 in the province Quebec and the 3rd for the Eastern Township School Board. “
A full listing and description of available workshops can be found on Townshippers’ website at www.townshippers. qc.ca/OpArt. Each of the workshops are free and participants are free to take part in one or all however, registration is required. To book your spot in the upcoming Land Art workshop, hosted outside the Richmond Arts Centre, 1010 rue Principale North, Richmond, on October 6, 2012, 9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m., please contact Siu-Min Jim by calling 819-8263702, ext 242 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided.