Weekly figure drawing drop-in session every Tuesday evening from 7-10 pm. We can host up to 14 people, and it is open to the beginner and experienced alike. All you need to bring is paper, whether in a sketchbook or a newsprint pad, and something to draw with. There are boards and clips to attach newsprint to, and have plenty of seating. These sessions are drop-in. If you're concerned about getting a seat, arrive 15 minutes early and you should be fine.
The simple drop-in price is $18, but if you intend to come multiple times it is recommened that you pick up a 5-session punch card at $80 ($16/session) or a 10-session punch card at $150 ($15/session).
More info at https://www.garthlaidlaw.com/guelph-figure-drawing/
Rock Your True Inner Beauty show is to educate, motivate, communicate and explore one’s inner beauty and empower one’s creative/authentic true self to shine. The show engages audiences through the power of music, interactive audience participation, encouraging them to make positive life choices and lead lives of signiﬁcance and purpose.
$15 per class
5:00-6:00 PM every third Friday of the month.
Complementing the exhibition Critical Mass, 1745 is a new short video installation by Glasgow-based artists, writers, and actors Morayo and Moyo Akandé – London-born daughters of Nigerian immigrants. Developed in collaboration with filmmaker Gordon Napier, the film illuminates the hidden history of slavery in Scotland, referring to the tumultuous year of the Jacobite rising of 1745 to recount the story of two Nigerian-born sisters who were enslaved in the Caribbean and brought to Scotland. In this work, two sisters try to retake their freedom in a foreign and hostile land, attempting to elude their master in the perilous Scottish Highlands – the landscape that has become essential to the Scottish identity. Documenting the traumatic flight of the sisters through a quintessentially rugged Scottish environment, the film offers a harsh reminder of the isolation and vulnerability of Black bodies in a colonial terrain.
The Akandé sisters have grounded their research in fugitive slave records, developing a work that challenges dominant national narratives. Like the focus on the Underground Railroad that overshadows the practice of slavery in Canada, Glasgow identifies with a powerful Abolitionist history that obscures the foundations of the city’s economy in the slave trade. St. Lucian scholar Dr. Marenka Thompson-Odlum, whose ongoing research engages the deep history and substantial traces of Glasgow’s legacy of slavery, co-curates this presentation. The presentation of 1745 in Guelph recognizes the weight of Black history as well as the dominant presence of Scottish immigration in shaping the cities and towns in the region.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Guelph, the exhibition is curated by Andrew Hunter and Dr. Marenka Thompson-Odlum with the support of the Canada Council and Canada Council of the Arts. 1745 is presented in collaboration with University of Guelph Scottish Studies and the Guelph Black Heritage Society.
Weekly, Tuesday evenings, September 25, 2018 to March 2019. Actors 11 to 17 years. 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
We offer a weekly drama program over the fall and winter. We work with an original script and perform a first-class theatre production in early March. Our cast will learn a wide range of theatrical and public performance skills throughout the course of our Program. And, we guarantee lots of fun! There is a total fee of $200 ($100 payable at registration; and $100 payable January 1, 2019).
Our website: www.guelphunitedperformers.com