All workshops are free and family friendly! Slots are limited, registration for workshops is currently open
Water-Witching with Alana Bartol
Time: Friday August 10, 11 am – 1 pm
Location: Christina Parker Gallery, 50 Water Street
Artist Alana Bartol will lead an exploration of the use and tools of dowsing aka water-witching. Drawing on her family’s water-witching history and traditions of divining, she explores walking and dowsing as creative methods in her art practice.
Dowsing or water-witching is a form of divination used to locate ground water, ores, oil, and information. While there is no scientific evidence that dowsing is accurate, a fascination with this practice still persists. All are welcome, even the skeptics!
Open to ages 7yrs+. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. A portion of the workshop will take place outside and will involve walking. Dowsing tools will be provided.
Beading Treaty with Carrie Allison
Co-Presented by Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Union!
Time: Thursday August 9, 1 – 3 pm
Location: STNFC – Cochrane Centre, 42 Bannerman St
This workshop explores making as pedagogy through a collaborative beading project.Beading Treatyis a community collaborative project beading the individual words of the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1725. This act of making will encourage participants to engage in dialogue about the nuances of Treaties of Peace and Friendship in relation to lived Newfoundland experience, giving non-Indigenous participants space to contemplate their role in reconciliation and shared responsibility, and Indigenous participants space to share their individual perspectives.
Open to ages 7yrs+. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Landscape as Performance with Lenka Novakova
Time: Thursday August 9, 2 – 5 pm
Location: The Neal Building, 50 Harbour Drive
This workshop will be aimed at the practical development of the performance with performers, as well as members of the community. Lenka will discuss some of the production elements involved in the performance, as well as the subject focused on how we may consider the natural environment and the weather as performance and how it may be recreated within an immersive environment. She will ask questions such as: How does the environment affect our actions? How do our action affect the environment? Also, some of the hands on preparations will be involved. All age groups are welcome.
Open to all ages.
Open Studio with Samagiik
Time: Friday August 10, 2 – 4 pm
Location: Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, 275 Duckworth St
No Registration Required!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/987303888115334/
Join Samagiik for an open studio at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. Feel free to observe, ask questions, and participate in thoughtful conversation while they install their artwork, this world; here, in preparation for the Art Crawl.
Open to all ages.