Movements For A Room – workshop

May 2nd at 6-8pm

Young Lungs Dance Exchange with support from aceartinc. is pleased to present a workshop by Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright.

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright make movement based work combining their artistic backgrounds in dance, film and visual art. Together their collaborative practice focuses on the development of a shared language of movements and phrases. This system acts as a generative source for creation, problem solving and sharing of experience with each other and an audience.

Lyle and Wright will present an interdisciplinary workshop combining movement and discussion, with an emphasis on collaboration, revision and choreography. Posing the question of how our movements change in relation to another person? How we experience duality in our bodies, exploring the process of watching versus feeling movement.

The workshop will consider the character or role of an artist in the studio, how we might move and work in a space that is both private and public. Enacting the moment right before deciding to make something. Movement as a visual embodiment of the agency of ‘doing something’, of thinking, revising, starting over. Moving to the language of drawing and looking.

Why dance now? Why the body now?

To make something full of mistakes that is also perfect, or that combines both.

To make something that appears unsure about every aspect of something.

To create a performance or series of movements that show indecision.

To create something that values indecision.

Open to everyone interested in movement, body-awareness, choreography and dance. $10 at the door or at younglungs.ca/tickets

 

info about the artists:


Katie Lyle works in painting, drawing and performance. Her work uses layering and the residual accumulation of paint to portray the unfixed nature of portraiture and narratives. Selected projects include: The Loon, Toronto (March 2017); G Gallery with Bridget Moser, Toronto; Evans Contemporary, Peterborough; Forest City Gallery with Shelby Wright, London ON (all 2016); Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; Model Project Space, Vancouver; Garden Gallery with Shelby Wright, Toronto; and The Nanaimo Art Gallery (all 2015). Lyle received her MFA from the University of Victoria (2009) and her BFA from Concordia University (2005). She has taught Painting and Drawing at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria.

Shelby Wright is a dancer and choreographer based in Toronto. Wright’s work explores themes of memory, archive and transference through the body. She has received training from Canada’s National Ballet School, Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal, the Limón Institute of New York, and holds a BA from the University of Toronto in Cinema Studies and History. She has presented her choreography in Montréal and Toronto, and has performed professionally in these two cities as well as New York. Wright is certified as Associate Teacher of the Vaganova syllabus from the Society of Russian Ballet.

Born in Montreal, Matthew Gardiner obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Since obtaining his Master’s of Fine Art degree from York University in 2012 Matthew has lived in Montreal QC, Winnipeg MB, Victoria BC and Toronto ON while continuing his studio practice. He is the recipient of provincial and federal grants and art awards. Matthew has recently attended a self-directed studio residency. His paintings have been showcased in publications and included in exhibitions across Canada and the United States. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Upcoming workshops

Paint Happening

Led by Sarah Epp

Presented as part of the Cartae Open School

7-9pm 20 April 2017 at aceartinc.

For those who have a great urge to experiment in an indeterminate and loose session of layering, obliterating, spraying, slopping, moving paint (and other things) on a surface, this workshop will provide the facility, materials and casual / open ended guidance to create a ‘quick and dirty’ work. An original painting will provide the back drop for participants to create their own work; suggestions and ideas shared should either be taken in or negated completely. The workshop will reveal that the painting process is on-going, emergent, and in this instance, non-resolute.

Please email cartae@aceart.ca to register, space is limited.

Workshop is free, donations to Cartae School fee accepted.


Intro Macrame Knots w/ Jen Black
Wednesday, March 22nd. 7pm
Location: aceartinc. Project Room

As part of her practice with aceart’s Cartae Open School, Jennifer Ilse Black has been teaching herself a variety of macrame knots. There are lots of great resources for this craft on the web, but it can be frustrating to try to learn from diagrams! Knotting is a tactile art and we learn it best by touch!

At this workshop Jen will teach 6 basic macrame knots, giving you the fundamentals needed to make plant hangers, tapestries, and jewelry.

Space is limited, so please email  jenniferilseblack@gmail.com to claim your spot!

 


PAST WORKSHOPS

Tools for Sissies – woodshop 101

7-9 pm, Sunday 29 January 2017

Kelly Campbell

A Cartae Open School Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity for women, trans people, non-binary people, two spirit people, queer people, and sissies in general to learn basic woodworking skills from and among fellow sissies.

After this workshop, you will have some foundational knowledge to build upon (pun intended), such as:

– The difference between plywood, MDF, particle board, 2x4s/ beam type wood, and how and when to use these materials for various projects.
– How to cut these different kinds of woods with different saws (miter saw, table saw, jigsaw, circular saw, reciprocating saw) for different applications.
– How to use fasteners – drill/driver, staple gun, and nail gun.
– When you should use screws and when you should use nails.
– The magic of wood glue and her friends the clamps.
– Safety for your eyes, ears, and hot bod while in the shop.
– The knowledge that power tools are super fun and not as hard to use as your dad made them out to be.

The workshop will be held in aceartinc’s woodshop. Unfortunately aceart is at the top of a long staircase and is not physically accessible.

Space is limited, please email Kelly Campbell at campbell.90204@gmail.com to register.

If there is enough interest I intend on holding another, so please let me know if you are interested even if the workshop is full or this date does not work with your schedule.

Trans lady & POC registrants will be given priority. Please self declare if I don’t know you personally 🙂

Workshop is free; donations towards  Cartae school fee welcome.

 


12 February 1-3pm, 2017

A Cartae Open School workshop

Danielle Fenn


Does your transcript have large gaps from years of indecisive study and mental health breakdowns? Do you still have a folder on your laptop from when you filed for a F1 Visa and then broke up with your fiancé? No? Well maybe that medical chart, marriage certificate, or tax document holds a story. In any case if you are still reading, this workshop is for you!

In this workshop you will be crafting your own written narrative or performance piece based on the institutional documents you bring with you. If you’d prefer to work fictionally then bring in some forms from any government or organization website to use as a framework or springboard to craft your narrative.

I will introduce some precedents for this practice and show you briefly how I have used it. I will also introduce some tools of oral storytelling. But most of the time will be used for working and optional sharing.

BONUS ACTIVITY you will have a chance to take a selfie in front of the luscious pill backdrop used in the image above ^^^^ Fun times for all.

Space is limited to sign up email danielle fenn at Cartae@aceart.org

Workshop is FREE for all. Donations towards Cartae school fee accepted.

 

Woodshop Workshop

2-6 pm, Saturday, 21 January 2017

Get to know the basics of a woodshop. Seth Woodyard (yes, that is his real name) will show you:

  • how to work safely and confidently
  • how to use basic power tools : circular saw, miter saw, table saw, drill/driver, power sander, nail gun
  • how to use the table saw
  • how to build a canvas stretcher
  • how to build a wooden box
  • how to build a set of wooden stilts

Free to ACI Manitoba and aceartinc. members, $25 to non-members.

Limited places available.

Register by email at: hannah_g@aceart.org

Instructor: Seth Woodyard
Born in Prince Edward Island in a geodesic dome and raised in Ottawa by his artist mother and architect turned economist father, Seth Woodyard is a multi disciplinary visual artist, and a member of the board of directors at aceart. Seth works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, video, performance and installation. He works toward bringing into dialogue ideas of home, the body, architecture, and labour. He currently lives in Winnipeg making a variety of things both aesthetic and functional.

 

Explore the Real/Conscious city: Experience within our built environment and urban surroundings   

25 June 2016, 12-3pm

Led by Talia Shaaked   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.

Alternative Photographic Processes Theory & Cyanotype Workshop

9 April 2016, 12-3pm

Led by Madeline Rae   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here

 

SELF/IE TIME!

15 & 17 March  2016, 7-9pm   

Led by Beth Schellenberg   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.

 

Movement Improv + Vipassane: A Practical Study of the Physical/Mental Structure 

31 March 2016, 6-8pm 

Led by Carol-Ann Bohrn   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.

 

Basic tech workshop   |   Saturday 2 April 2016, 1-4 pm

Led by Alison Davies   |   more info here

 

Translating the Expressive Abstract: from physical form to the written page

23 January 2016, 4-6pm       

Led by Jaz Pop   |   A Cartae Open School workshop   |   more info here.