Culture Days St. Albert 2022

Visual Arts

Val Daniels
Talking Stick and Circle

Fri, Sept 30th 1-3pm

16 years & older

Multi-Craft Room, St. Albert Place

A Talking Circle is a traditional way for Indigenous and Métis people to discuss and solve problems. It is an effective way to remove barriers and allow people to express themselves with complete freedom.  We will be addressing one of two topics.

What does Truth and Reconciliation mean to you? or What does it mean to you to be aboriginal?  After the talking circle you can make your very own talking stick.

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Val Daniels is a Métis artist who began her spiritual work about 15 years ago to help her discover her past and help her heal.  She is a pyrographer, beading and jewelry artist, hosts women’s drum circles, and talking stick circles.

Outloud

Tie Dye for the Future
Mon Sept 26th, 6 to 8:30pm
215 Carnegie Drive, St. Albert

Join us to tie-dye a "The Future Is...." Tshirt! Add what you think the future will look like and take home your own home-made tshirt!

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Outloud is a non-profit organization serving the 2SLGBTQIAP+ Community in St. Albert and surrounding areas. Since opening in 2014, Outloud has served hundreds of queer youth and families and has provided a safe space for the queer community in St. Albert.

Abstract Art Composition for Beginners
Sept 1 - 30

Online

Doris Charest shows examples of composition from her abstract painter's course. Find out how to create the following compositions:

  • Explosion

  • Vertical

  • Diagonal

  • High Horizon

  • X composition

This is an online course (a series of 7 short video presentations) provided for Alberta Culture Days and available for access throughout the entire month of September.

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Doris Charest is an Alberta fine artist and teacher who specializes in Mixed Media Collage painting and drawing.

Dawn Kawahara

Online Photography
Thurs, Sept 1st 7 to 8:30pm
Completed

In this Zoom session, we will go over the basics of photography, then move on to elements of pet photography, nature/landscape and architectural photography.  All levels of experience are welcome This session is to help prepare participants for the in-person workshops on Pet Portraits and Landscape/Architecture photography.

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Pet Portrait Workshop
Sat, Sept 3rd 1 to 2:30pm
Completed

We will spend time working with three dogs to learn some of the key techniques in pet photography.  This session will be outdoors and all levels of experience are welcome.

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Landscape/Architecture Photography
Sat, Sept 3rd 2:30 to 4pm

Completed

This workshop will take advantage of the heritage buildings and grain elevators in St. Albert.  Participants are encouraged to use their imagination and find their own style as they take photographs around the grounds.

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Dawn is a healthcare worker who has a small photography business in St. Albert.  She volunteers her time for several community programs such as the St. Albert Public Library Board.

Amplify St. Albert

Pumpkin Making: A Crochet Workshop
Sat, Sept 24th, 1 to 2:30pm
Completed

Time to pumpkin spice your craft time! Learn to create cute and simple crocheted pumpkins--just in time for fall--in this introductory crochet workshop with Amplify Committee Member, Kierra. We will supply all the tools you'll need to get started in constructing your own perfect pumpkins. You'll also be able to take home your supplies to keep practicing and crochet a whole pumpkin patch! 

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Reverse Tie Dye
Fri Sept 23rd 7 to 8 pm
St. Albert Place Multi-Craft Studio

Completed

Welcome to the world of reverse tie-dye guided by Liam Weeks. This is the art of using bleach to remove the pigment from clothes. In other words, it’s a fun and easy way to customize your clothes without the worry of dye going everywhere! This class will teach you the fundamentals of bleach dyeing firsthand. We’ll supply all the materials, old t-shirts to practice on and a pair of socks for you to experiment with, and if you have an old, dark coloured shirt you want to personalise feel free to bring that as well!

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Origami How-To
Sat Sept 17th, 1 to 2:15 pm 
St. Albert Place Multi-Craft Studio
Cancelled
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Terrarium Workshop 
Sun Sept 18th, 7 to 8 pm
St. Albert Place Multi-Craft Studio

Completed

Get your hands dirty with Amplify's Terrarium Workshop! Committee Member Ayla will pass along the knowledge you need to keep a healthy, happy garden of succulents and other easy-care plants. You'll be building your own terrarium to keep in this beginner workshop.

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Kirsten Throndson

Learn to Knit a Mug Sweater
Sat Sept 3rd, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Completed

Learn four foundational knitting skills: casting, knit and purl stitches & making (adding stitches) as well as casting off.

Kirsten Throndson has been knitting for 15 years, having been taught by her grandma when she turned 10. Kirsten is passionate about sharing her skills because she wants people of all ages to be able to enjoy the serenity and accomplishment that comes with finishing a knitting project.  Kirsten loves St. Albert deeply and is currently teaching elementary school art, music and drama in her home community.

Connecting Generations Mentorship Program

Paint Party
Sat, Sept 24th, 1-3 pm
St. Albert Place Painting Studio
Completed

A paint party for older adults (50+) and youth (15-24).  Instructor:  Marysia Migorska. 

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Connecting Generations is an intergenerational pilot program that connects older adults (50+) and youth (15-24) through group events and activities as well as one-on-one companionship and mentorship programming.

Beginner Mosaic Tile
Sat Sept 10th, 5 to 7pm
St. Albert Place Multi-Craft
Completed

Create your own colourful 8” x 8” mosaic trivet in this beginner-level workshop. Local mosaic artist Carol Donald will guide participants through each step from planning out your pattern, to fixing each stone or piece of glass in place. These bold, mosaic artworks make a great addition to your kitchen, or you can display them on a wall or mantel. All supplies are included

Theresa Steiben

Healing Mandala Weaving
Thurs, Sept 8th 6 to 7:30 pm
Art Gallery of St. Albert & then
Completed

Learn to weave a healing mandala with exhibiting artist Teresa Stieben. Start at the Art Gallery of St. Albert for a look at Stieben’s feature exhibition Hidden Secrets and the many mandalas created by Stieben in her ongoing journey of healing and recovery. We’ll then head to the studios in St. Albert Place to learn the basics of creating your own unique woven mandala. All ages and experience levels are welcome!

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