Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

 



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PAVED Arts and Nuit Blanche Saskatoon present:
Robotic Bug Workshop w/ Stefan Scott
Saturday, September 30th, 12-4pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
This workshop is FREE for children and adults alike. You do not need to be a PAVED Arts member to attend.

During this workshop, Stefan Scott will teach how to make a battery-operated, responsive “bug”. The bug will crawl along the ground on geared wheels. It will be programmed so that its antennae act as sensors: when the bug bumps into obstacles, its antennae will send signals to the wheels to turn left or right to move around the obstacle. Each participant will be able to build and take home their own robotic bug. Stefan is a Computer Science and Robotics teacher at Aden Bowman Collegiate and will ensure this workshop is suitable for all ages.

Stefan Scott
  is a computer science and creative digital arts instructor who lives in Saskatoon. Ever since starting up an extracurricular robotics program three years ago, he’s been fascinated by the creative possibilities with electronics, microcontrollers, and project-based learning that is driven by computer science.


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Listening & Field Recording Workshop w/ Kate Carr
October 3rd, 2018, 7-10pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
Presented in partnership with Sounds Like 8: Interventions – www.soundslikefest.com

In this workshop, you’re invited to come together to discuss soundscapes and favourite sounds, and take part in listening exercises before going outside to undertake field recordings and discuss the results. No experience necessary!

Kate Carr has been investigating the intersections between sound, place, and emotionality both as an artist and a curator since 2010. During this time she has ventured into tiny fishing villages in northern Iceland, explored the flooded banks of the Seine in a nuclear power plant town, and recorded wildlife in South Africa and in the wetlands of southern Mexico.

Her work draws on field recording, experimental composition and various techniques of sonic mapping to examine the ways we shape and are shaped by the lived sonic realities of our natural and built worlds. Kate Carr is currently PAVED Arts’ artist-in-residence.

Members & Sounds Like Festival Pass Holders: FREE
To register for this workshop, email Lenore at technical@pavedarts.ca


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Intro to the Darkroom: Part 1
Black & White Film Processing w/ Charles Brooke
Saturday, October 13th, 12-4pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
Limit 6-8 participants. No experience necessary!

 Part 1: B&W Film Processing — Analog photography lives! Arrive to this workshop with an exposed roll of film (black and white 35mm) and leave with a set of developed negatives ready for printing. In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of  black and white film development in a chemical darkroom (and learn your way around PAVED’s Member Darkroom). Common development equipment and techniques will be used to prepare participants to develop film independently.

 Charles Brooke is a recreational photographer from Saskatoon. Having spent many years out of the darkroom, he recently returned to chemical photography at PAVED Arts. His current interests lie in honing his traditional darkroom skills to create images oriented within an historical context.

Members: $10 (Supply Fee)
Non-members: $60 ($50/Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed + $10 Supply Fee)

To register for our Members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK


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Intro to the Darkroom: Part 2
Darkroom Printing w/ Charles Brooke
Saturday, October 20th, 12-4pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
Limit 6-8 participants. No experience necessary!

Analog photography lives! Arrive to this workshop with your developed roll of black and white film and leave with an enlarged positive print and contact sheet.

Participants in this workshop will learn the basic techniques required to create black and white prints from negative film. Basic enlarger operation and chemical steps will be covered to produce pleasing finished prints. Participants will complete the workshop with basic knowledge to independently explore further creative possibilities in the darkroom, and a working knowledge of the free Member’s Darkroom at PAVED Arts.

Charles Brooke is a recreational photographer from Saskatoon. Having spent many years out of the darkroom, he recently returned to chemical photography at PAVED Arts. His current interests lie in honing his traditional darkroom skills to create images oriented within an historical context.

Members: $10 (Supply Fee)
Non-members: $60 ($50/Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed + $10 Supply Fee)

To register for our Members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK



Bee Taxidermy for Beginners Workshop w/ Ruth Marsh

Saturday, November 3rd, 12-3pm
PAVED Arts Gallery (Main Floor)

Learn techniques from the World’s Foremost Bee Taxidermist!If you’re an aspiring bee taxidermist and want to grow your craft on a strong foundation, the best way to do it – by far – is one-on-one instruction. You could learn from video tutorials, but you can’t stop a video and ask the instructor if you’ve done it right. In Ruth Marsh’s one-of-a-kind workshop, you’ll get direct feedback and you won’t move on to the next level until you know your work is correct.As the world’s foremost Bee Taxidermist, Ruth Marsh brings nearly a decade of experience to PAVED Arts for this one of a kind workshop.

At the beginner level you will learn three key foundational techniques of bee taxidermy:
1. How to construct bee legs out of reclaimed electronic resistors;
2. How to braid bee antennae out of fine wire and;
3. How to mould bee wings out of salvaged copper.

Given that the full process of Bee Taxidermy requires several weeks to complete and time is limited, you will be provided with a pre-preserved and reassembled, taxidermic bee-body-base (head, thorax and abdomen). During the workshop, you will be given instruction on how to properly and safely attach antennae, wings and legs to this basic bee body. Workshop participants will be provided with take-home information on how to prepare and preserve a dead bee body from scratch. All of the pieces that you work on during the workshop will be yours to take home.

This workshop is intended as an entry level course which will give you the confidence you need to prepare and preserve heirloom quality taxidermic bees for your family to enjoy for generations to come!

Ruth Marsh is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist of settler ancestry based out of Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS) which is located on unceded Mi’Kmaq territory. Her work employs an absurdist and often comically deadpan approach to address absence, longing, memory and healing both in bodies and environments. She is interested in exploring the ways in which modalities of labour can translate into enacted care: exertion as meditation, repetition as litany, effort over time as love. Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006, her practice has spanned painting, drawing, taxidermy, video, performance, installation and stop-motion animation. Her work has been shown in galleries, museums and festivals in Canada and abroad including The Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown, PE),The New Gallery (Calgary, AB) and Bideodromo International Film Festival (Bilbao, Spain).

For several years, Ruth has been creating a series of artworks which focus specifically on bee disappearance and decrepitude. Summoned through an ongoing public call, hundreds of found, dead bees are sent through the mail to my Halifax studio from individuals across Canada. Once received, the bees are taxidermically preserved and meticulously repaired using discarded technology. The newly refurbished bees are then revived, frame-by-frame, through the process of stop motion animation.

Approaching this work from a perspective which is part cyberpunk mad-scientist and part devoted, repair technician, her work mindfully employs techniques which mirror bee life itself. Through processes which are inherently labour intensive, repetitive and painstaking, she is building a wry vision of a future wherein the world’s bees have perished due to human causes. Ruth is assembling this invented story through animations, still images, immersive video installations, a DIY instructional video and a growing museum of taxidermically preserved bee specimens.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $50 (Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed)

To register for our FREE members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK


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Editing with Final Cut Pro X Workshop w/ Raj Padmanabh
Tues. November 6th, 7-10pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
No experience necessary!

This workshop will introduce practical film/video editing with Final Cut Pro X. We will examine the interface, how to set up a project, import footage and other media and then learn editing techniques. The workshop will explore many of the tools and also demonstrate how to use filters, generators, and titles. We will finish with exporting or sharing a project in numerous ways and for different purposes. Once complete, attendees will be ready to use the PAVED Editing suite and operate FCP X on your own system.

Raj Padmanabh is on the Board of PAVED Arts, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Saskatchewan where his focus was acting and directing. He has certificates from Stanford University in editing, post-production and effects and is an Apple Certified Pro Trainer. Works include national documentaries, “Canada Remembers: Women Who Served andSacrificed”(2010), “Canada Remembers: Their Achievements and Sacrifices”(2009), “Canada Remembers: Our Lasting Legacy”(2008), Global Currents’ “Stolen Sisters” (2008). Raj has directed and edited scripted drama as well as music videos including “All My Ex-Girlfriends” (2016) and SCMA Video of the Year nominee, “Roll the Windows Down”. Raj is slated to direct the feature film “Safe in the Dark” in 2018. Other projects are currently in development.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $50 (Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed)

To register for our FREE members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK

Lightroom Editing & Organization Workshop w/ Kenton Doupe
Tuesday, November 20th, 7-10pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
No experience necessary!

In this beginner-level introduction to Adobe Lightroom, you’ll learn the basics of maneuvering through the program, understand the functions of certain tools and commands, and take an in-depth look into the principles of editing. Additionally, we’ll discuss a few general guidelines for shooting photos to be edited in Lightroom.

Bring your own laptop and have Lightroom installed. You can also download the one-month trial version of Creative Cloud to receive it.

Kenton Doupe is a photographer, graphic designer, and videographer. Following the recent completion of his Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the U of S, he hopes to continue to grow a technically-driven dark atmospheric style and mood within his work. Many of his past and recent projects use a heavy emphasis on manipulating subjects via in-camera as well as post-digital editing methods.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $50 (Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed)

To register for our FREE members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK



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Cinefilm Alternative Photography Workshop w/ Bruce Gibson
Saturday, December 1st, 12-4pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
Space is limited, so register soon!

Drop by PAVED to pick up your film for this workshop, today!

In this workshop, attendees will a receive a role of 35mm colour negative cine film (normally used to make a movie). You will have your choice of a 15 frame role of Kodak Vision 3 50D (50 ISO daylight) or Fuji 250F 250D( 250 ISO daylight). We will process your previously shot film into colour negatives with hand mixed chemistry in our darkroom.

Other themes covered will include: where to source this type of film, different film stocks available, how to load cine film into cassettes, sourcing chemicals and alternative developing kits as well as homemade alternative developing process chemistry.

Bruce Gibson is a carpenter, cabinet makers and hobby photographers. He began shooting film in the mid 60s. He is interested in cine film as an alternative film source which is equivalent to conventional, professional film stocks.

Members: $10
Non-members: $60 ($50 Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed + $10 workshop supply fee)

To register for our Members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK



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From Analog to Digital: Bringing your Drawings to the Digital Realm w/ Chris Morin
Tues. January 29th, 7-10pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
No experience necessary!

Ever wonder how you can easily bring your doodles to life with your phone? This workshop explores the technology to capture your drawings from paper in addition to providing a crash course on Adobe programs like Illustrator and Photoshop that will allow you to edit those sketches into digital art pieces.

Come with your phone, paper and pens, laptop, an imagination, or any sort of combination of the above.

Working in-between the digital, print and adhesive realms, Chris Morin, aka Chrix Morix, has exhibited work in several galleries and festivals across Canada, and has been published in numerous local and national publications including The National Post, The Toronto Star and Papirmasse. In addition to a day job in communications, Chris also works as a freelance illustrator, journalist, blogger and has toured North America and Europe several times over with his band Slow Down Molasses.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $50 (Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed)

To register for our FREE members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK



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Digital Printing Techniques w/ Laura St.Pierre
Mon. Jan. 14th, 6:30-9:30pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
No experience necessary!

Ever wondered how to get the most out of PAVED’s large format digital printer? Join artist Laura St.Pierre for some tips on printing resolution, colour adjustment, sharpening, and substrates (papers). After a short demonstration, each participant will have the opportunity to print their own file on a number of different substrates, including some that PAVED does not normally stock.

Each participant is asked to bring one image on a usb to run printing tests. Four 8×10″ tests are included in the price of the workshop.

Laura St.Pierre‘s installations public works and photographs have been exhibited throughout Canada and abroad. St.Pierre earned undergraduate degrees at UBC and the U of A, and completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University in Montreal. She has received arts grants from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Canada Council. Exhibitions in 2018 include “Winter Garden” at VivianeArt (Calgary), “The Museum of Future History” and the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), “La vie fragile” (Montreal), and “Spectral Garden” at PAVED Arts.

Members: $10 (Supply Fee)
Non-members: $60 ($50/Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed + $10 Supply Fee)

To register for our FREE members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK

 



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Crash Course on Stop Motion Animation w/ Wendy Sharpe
Tues. February 19th, 7-10pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
No experience in filmmaking or art is necessary.

Are you interested in learning how to make stop motion animations but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, you’ll learn the skills to craft your own stop motion animations and then will be provided an opportunity to make your own 30-second video. Come with an idea (and props/characters) or none at all. A variety of materials and figures will be provided for you to use in your videos.

Wendy Sharpe is a painter, fibre artist, and filmmaker living and working in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Out of sheer desperation of a looming deadline, Wendy taught herself how to make stop motion films. Wendy’s original films were captured via Super 8 and she has recently moved to digital filmmaking.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $50 (Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed)

To register for our FREE members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK

 


Graphic Design in Photoshop w/ Emily M. Kohlert
Saturday, March 16th, 12-4pm
AKA/PAVED Arts Event Space
No experience necessary!

In this beginner-mid level Photoshop course, you’ll learn how to correctly set up documents for print and digital use, how to utilize artboards to your advantage, design basics, layer and file organization, file-types, and much more. We’ll talk about adjustment layers and clipping masks, basic typography tools, blending modes, layer masks, mockups, and Emily will share many of the tips and tricks she’s learned along the way for a faster and smarter workflow.

Participants will leave with a printout of some of Emily’s favourite tips and design resources.

Emily M. Kohlert (aka Emily Only, formerly Dandy Lion) is graphic designer, photographer, videographer, printmaker, and illustrator. She’s worked as a graphic designer at OpenSail Digital Agency for the last 2 years, and done freelance work for the last 5. In high school, a friend handed her a CD copy of Adobe Photoshop 7.0 to make band merch, and ever since, it’s been her weapon of choice when it comes to design and illustration.

Members: FREE
Non-members: $50 (Price of membership at time of registration or $25 for students/underemployed)

To register for our FREE members’ workshops:
• Email technical@pavedarts.ca
• Call Lenore at 306-652-5502 ext 3
• Drop in – Upstairs at 424 20 ST W, Saskatoon, SK

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Find out how to become a member today!

About Memberships:
Did you know? PAVED member perks include free work-shops and darkroom plus artist-priced access to equipment rentals, video editing suite, digital photo suite, audio suite, event space rentals, and more. Our Darkroom Suite is always free for our members to use!

Fee: $50/year ($25 for Student/Underemployed)
To buy/renew your membership, please contact Lenore at
technical@pavedarts.ca or 306-652-5502 ext. 3

www.pavedarts.ca/membership

 

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