Hours: Tues - Fri 10 am - 5 pm Sat 11 am - 5 pm  |  Address: 15-305 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B4  |  Phone: (867) 667-4080

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Design a Summer Skirt with Fashion Designer Jacquelyn Van Kampen; June 17 & 24

 

Instructor: Jacquelyn Van Kampen
Dates: Saturdays, June 17 & 24 (2 sessions)
Time: 10am-2pm/10am-4pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $150 + GST (fabric not included, must bring a sewing machine)

Course description by JVK: Ever wanted to make clothing tailored to your individual body shape? In this workshop you will learn how to take your own measurements and use them to draft a skirt pattern from scratch. We will go through the steps involved in turning your pattern into various types of skirts including pencil, a-line, gore, godet and pleated. At the end of this two part workshop you will not only have the skirt and pattern you made yourself, but you will also have the knowledge and skills to transform your pattern into a variety of different styles. Ultimately giving you endless opportunities to transform your wardrobe and use up some of that fabric stash.

Jacquelyn is a seamstress and fashion designer from Ontario. She first came to the North last summer as Haines Junction’s Artist in Residence. During the residency she created several garments inspired by the landscape using found materials including porcupine quills from roadkill and upcycling garments from the free store and goodwill. Jacquelyn has taught various workshops in pattern drafting and textile manipulation. She is passionate about all things handmade and loves to see folks get excited about creating their own clothing. She can’t wait to be back in The Yukon this summer to teach again with Arts Underground.

Intermediate Acrylics: Painting at Miles Canyon with Neil Graham

 
Instructor: Neil Graham
Dates: THIS CLASS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED UNTIL LATER THIS SUMMER. STAY TUNED.
Time: 7-10pm/10am-4pm
Ages: 14+
Cost: $150 + GST (canvas and paper included; *students must bring their own paints and brushes and a lunch on Saturday)

Take your acrylic painting to the next level in this plein air class taught on Friday at Arts Underground and Saturday at the inspiring cliffs of Miles Canyon. Professional painter Neil Graham, who filled the Arts Centre gallery with his show "Facing Miles Canyon," will be your guide to painting this particular type of landscape. Students should be at the intermediate level and therefor have the required painting supplies. Neil requests that you bring brushes, palette, paints and medium, a water container and water and something to work on, like an easel or board. Paper and canvases will be provided. Student should dress appropriately for the weather for Saturday's plein air segment, and pack a lunch.

To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at (867) 667-4080. Yukon Art Society members get 10% off

Summer Art Camps for Kids

Wild & Woolly Summer Art Camp, July 17-21

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Instructor: Meshell Melvin
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 17-21 (5 days)
Time: 9am-4pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $325 + gst

This five-day camp will explore creatures real and imaginary through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture. Meshell will lead students on nature walks where they will enjoy making art outdoors and bring back to the studio elements from nature to incorporate into their projects. Your child will need warm clothing for outdoors, a lunch and snack.

Call 667-4080 to register or register in person at Arts Underground , 305 Main St.

Stories Artfully Told Art Camp, August 7-11

 

Instructor: Meshell Melvin
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 7-11 (5 days)
Time: 9am-4pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $325 + gst

This five-day camp will have your young creative employ visual art as a means of communicating their adventures. Meshell will lead students on outings and plein air projects that will end in sketching, pastels, painting, printmaking or sculpturing as a means of expressing their day's experiences.Your child will need warm clothing for outdoors, a lunch and snack.

Call 667-4080 to register or register in person at Arts Underground , 305 Main St.

Nature Art Camp, July 3-7

 

Instructor: Helen O'Connor
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 3-7 (5 days)
Time: 9am-4pm
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $325 + gst

Over five days, your child will enjoy plein air acrylic and watercolour painting, and drawing. They will focus on what exists outdoors, such as wildlife and landscape. They will also learn papermaking, bookmaking, marbling, printmaking, mobiles and sculpture, using natural and recycled materials. Your child will need warm clothing for outdoors, lunch and a snack.

Call 667-4080 to register or register in person at Arts Underground , 305 Main St.

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