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Teresa Connors’ Workshop: Creative Coding in Max 8 for Beginners

Made possible by Emera Innovation Exchange & the MUN Signal Hill Campus

Part 1
Time: Thursday, September 19th, 10am-12pm
Location: MUN Signal Hill Campus, 100 Signal Hill Road

Part 2
Time: Friday, September 20th, 10am-12pm
Location: MUN Signal Hill Campus, 100 Signal Hill Road

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Creative coding in Max 8 for beginners: Max 8 is a powerful and easy-to-learn visual programming language used by artists, composers, and researchers to create interactive and/or generative new media and tools. Workshop participants will take the first steps to create sonic and visual effects and generative new media.

This workshop will take place over two sessions wherein the first session is a more basic introduction to the software, and the second session will guide participants through the process of creating sonic and visual new media.

Participants must bring a laptop with Max/MSP installed (30-day free download for new users or monthly subscription for $9.99:; and headphones/earbuds.


Lucas Morneau’s Workshop: Make a Mask with The Queer Mummer

Time: Thursday, September 19th, 2-4pm
Location: Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, 275 Duckworth Street

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Using crochet as the main medium, attendees learn to create their own masks and balaclavas. The beginning of the workshop will go over some crochet basics for those new to the process, while showing a few more advance techniques for those familiar with the process.

Craig Francis Power: Hooked Rugs for Assholes

Time: Thursday, September 19th, 6-8pm
Location: Eastern Edge Studio, 72 Harbour Drive

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HOOKED RUGS FOR ASSHOLES: The idea is basically to come hang out with me while we hook some rugs together and like talk about things. I’d like ppl to bring a doodle that they feel like making into a hooked rug but anything they want is fine. I can provide basic instruction but rug hooking is super easy. I’ll also provide basic stuff–like a loom, a hook, a square of burlap but participants should bring their own yarn if possible. FREE!

Ethan Murphy’s Workshop: Poetry and Image Making

Time: Friday, September 20th, 1-3pm
Location: Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive

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This workshop explores the relationship between poetry and image making. The convention of titling photographs is a way to guide our comprehension and the way we make meaning from images. This could also be said about the way we produce them as well. Each participant will receive the same physical piece of writing as a prompt to respond to through photography. Participants will meet at Eastern Edge and be given a designated amount of time to photograph around downtown St. John’s freely. There are no conditions in the way participants can respond to their text, it can be the entire piece, one sentence, one word, or even one letter. No one will produce the same image or interpret the text in the exact same way. After photographing, everyone will return to the gallery and discuss the process behind creating and their responses.

Arianna Richardson: Talking Trash: A Path to Zero Waste

Time: Friday, September 20th, 3-5pm
Location: Anna Templeton Centre, 278 Duckworth Street

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In Talking Trash: A Path to Zero Waste, participants will create a “zero waste” object: a versatile and easy to construct a sandwich/snack wrap to put to use in their daily life. During this workshop, the artist will also be accepting donations of plastic waste to put to use in their art crawl performance piece: The Consumption Therapy Chamber™.  We will sort and wash this plastic waste together, creating a space in which conversations, opinions, and anecdotes about packaging and consumer waste can be shared. In addition to their handmade “zero waste” object, participants will come away with a broader understanding of the impacts of plastic and packaging as well as a few strategies to mitigate their own complicity in our rampantly single-use world.

Ink & Quill Making Workshop

with Emily Jan

Time: Saturday, September 21st from 1 – 4 pm
Location: Anna Templeton Centre – 4th Floor Dye Studio

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Join artist Emily Jan for a three-hour workshop and learn to make your own inks from the natural world. Registrants will be provided with Goose Feathers, to make their own quills courtesy of Black Hen Studios. People are welcome to bring their own feathers to experiment with and if they are looking to make fine lines crow or raven feathers are recommended.

If you have them, bring your own dip pens, brushes, and preferred papers to experiment with the inks! Some will also be provided. 

Emily is currently doing a residency at Union House Arts, and will be sharing her developed techniques and practices during her Ink & Quill Making workshop.

co-presented by Gros Morne Summer Music

Time: 1 – 4:30 pm, Tuesday, September 17th
Location: EE Studios, 72 Harbour Drive

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This workshop offers artists guidance with digital approaches to creation, project development and live performance. We will evaluate your current knowledge and interests in order to set your artistic goals. Participants will learn to perform and produce multi-media art with the use of digital programs Ableton and Madmapper. Through these digital tools, artists can create independently without the need for a recording studio, or a live band; reducing the cost of creation. This workshop will also help you organize, and execute your project efficiently. Introducing models and strategies that artists use to build their projects, such as strategic planning, team building, time management and funding. 

Eastern Edge would like to thank Lawyna Vawnya for bringing Maylee Todd to St. John’s once again, and of course to Gros Morne Summer Music for co-presenting both a workshop and presentation from Maylee during HOLD FAST 2019!

Conundrums, Confessions, Contradictions, and Concerns:

Working as Environmental Artists in 2019

with Carrie Allison, Jennifer MacLatchy, and Ethan Murphy, moderated by Marlene Creates.

Time: 2 – 4 pm, Sunday, September 22nd

Location: Murray’s Garden Centre

As we become increasingly concerned with the environmental impact of our actions as artists, what are the contradictions we face?   

Besides these cons, the artists on the panel will address the steps they have taken pro the environment.

People attending will have a chance to share their own conundrums and confessions (anonymously, if they prefer), as well as offer suggestions for reducing, reciprocation and, most importantly, restoration.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and everyone who donates
resources and locations to make these workshops possible!