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Our Past Events

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Alcohol Ink Techniques Workshop

May 24th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 PM (MST)
@ Good Neighbour Community Market, Calgary

In this workshop, participants will learn various Alcohol Ink techniques, including blending, layering, and creating textures.

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Gelli Printmaking Workshop

May 25th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 PM (MST)
@ Good Neighbour Community Market, Calgary

In this workshop, we will help you discover new ways to express your creativity and produce stunning artworks using alcohol ink


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"I BE LONG" - Exhibition by Tara Vahab

October 14th - October 30th, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 pm

@ Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre, Calgary

Come join us here at KOAC for the exhibition and culmination of Tara’s residency at KOAC. 

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"Layers of You" - Gelli Printmaking Workshop

Tuesday August 29th, 2023
6:30-8:30 pm
@ National acessArts Centre, Calgary

We will explore the layers of your life and personality through texture, colour, and shape. This expressive art therapy workshop will focus on the process of creating 

artwork that represents the many layers of you! You will learn basic Gelli printmaking techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints. You will use a gel plate and acrylic paint to make mono-prints on paper. All supplies including ink, rollers and other creative tools are included! Bring a paint shirt or apron to protect your clothes!

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"Ink n’ Intuition" - Alcohol Ink & Mindfulness Workshop

Tuesday August 15th, 2023
6:30-8:30 pm
@ National acessArts Centre, Calgary

Get ready to gain creative confidence through this 2-hour workshop. Come and create from a place of intuition and flow. Alcohol inks will flow freely when your creativity is

opened through guided meditation. From this intuitive space, you will create an abstract alcohol ink piece that will represent a personal affirmation. You will learn basic alcohol ink techniques to create your one-of-a-kind piece.                                              


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"Art and Beat: A Multicultural Outdoor Art-Therapy Day"

Thursday August 3rd, 2023
3:00-8:00 pm
@ Century Gardens, Southwest Calgary

This multicultural outdoor art-therapy event will be a fun and interactive experience that promotes self-expression, cultural awareness, and community building.

Event will take place in a natural setting at the beautiful Century Gardens in Downtown Calgary where participants can connect with nature and find inspiration for their art.


Agenda includes a Mask making workshop, African dance, Live Music and Drumming.                                                      View on Eventbrite


"Abstract Painting Workshop"

Thursday March 30th & April 6th, 2023
6:30-8:30 pm
@ Carya Village Commons 
610 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M1

Week 1:  Introduction to Abstract painting - Abstract painting allows the participant to practice freedom and develop personal rules and boundaries.

Week2: Development and completion of Abstract painting


"Self-Portrait Painting Workshop"

Thursday March 16th & 23rd, 2023
6:30-8:30 pm
@ Carya Village Commons 
610 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M1

Week 1: Introduction to Self-Portrait painting - The basic idea with this type of art therapy is that the person communicates, through art, how they see themselves.

Week2: Development of Self-portrait + addition of a creative element. This promotes a sense of personal independence, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency.


"Landscape Painting Workshop"

Thursday March 2nd & 9th, 2023
6:30-8:30 pm
@ Carya Village Commons 610 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M1

Week 1: Introduction to Colors “Colour Wheel”  and Landscape painting - Landscape paintings often construe a certain mood or emotion – they are incredible tools for creating an atmosphere to relieve emotional stress.

Week 2: Completion of Landscape painting & Critique - This can increase one’s awareness and orientation (i.e. persons, places, dates, and times).

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