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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS + STUDIO VISITS

PLATFORM centre and La Maison des artistes have partnered to co-present POLAROID PLAY, a workshop led by Annie France Noël (NB).

WORKSHOP: 4 June from 12PM-4PM

$50 (NON MEMBERS, INCLUDES MEMBERSHIPS TO PLATFORM AND MAISON)

$25 (MEMBERS/STUDENT/UNDER EMPLOYED)

With minimal tools and a good dose of imagination, discover the seemingly endless creative possibilities of the instant photographic object that is the Polaroid. This workshop aims to teach the physical and chemical properties of the Polaroid film, so as to understand its potential beyond the usual point and shoot approach. Annie France will demonstrate four distinct techniques (emulsion lifts & transfers, emulsion manipulations, polaroid collage and the hidden negative) and then allow participants to explore freely and hands-on while everyone exchanges during challenges and discoveries. 

The ultimate goal of this workshop is to expand the creative mind of the participants by overcoming the fear of destroying a valued object — the Polaroid — with play and experimentation.

Annie France Noël is a queer and Acadian artist and cultural worker. Her practice seeks to highlight the intimate and vulnerable of human experience through a variety of photographic and interdisciplinary approaches. Inspired by her own experiences, Annie France’s recent work seeks to deconstruct the difficult, hidden and ambivalent emotions that surround parenthood through self-portraiture, staging and data processing. Originally from Galaget (Caraquet), she currently lives, parents and works as an uninvited guest on the unceded traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq peoples / Moncton NB. 

This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please note any accessibility requirements when reserving your spot.  To register, email [email protected] with the subject line POLAROID PLAY.

Please make sure to visit Annie’s exhibition Les Baby Blues and that runs from 2 June to 30 July at La Maison des artistes.

PLATFORM and the School of Art have teamed up to offer photo and media based artists one-on-one online studio visits with the School of Art Gallery’s Visiting Curators: Grace Deveney (Chicago, IL), Shalaka Jadhav (Kitchener, ON and Whitehorse, YT), and Lillian O’Brien Davis (Toronto, ON).

Please email [email protected], with the subject line STUDIO VISIT to request a studio visit. Let us know at PLATFORM know who you would like to meet with, and they will do their best to pair you up with your chosen curator. Each curator will meet with four artists. As there are limited spots available, studio visits will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.

Once your visit has been confirmed, your email address will be shared with the curator who will be visiting you. In advance of your visit, you will be asked to provide them with a CV, bio, artist statement, and max 20 images or links to your website(s).

Once paired up, the curator will contact you to set up a date and time for your meeting.

To learn more about Grace Deveney, Shalaka Jadhav, and Lillian O’Brien Davis, please visit https://visitingcurator.ca/.

2022

Seedling Giveaway 
14 May

A Seedling giveaway facilitated by Katherine Boyer, with an excerpt from Robin Wall Kimerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass to discuss in conjunction with How the Sky Carries the Sun.

Orwell’s Roses Reading Group 
09 February

A virtual reading group in conjunction with Karen Kraven’s commissioned exhibition Hoist, facilitated by the artist.

2021

Studio Visits
06 November  
Online virtual Studio Visits with Adrienne Huard (MB), Erika DeFreitas (ON) and Layne Hinton (ON).

Anthotypes at Home
10 & 24 June  
A two part virtual anthotype workshop that explored the eco-friendly plant-based process using tumeric and plants from in and around the home.

Studio Visits
16 June  
Online virtual Studio Visits with Blair Fornwald (MB), Eileen Rae Walsh (UK) and Laurie Kang (ON).

Artist Statement Writing Workshop 2.0
20 May  
Luther Konadu led a virtual workshop to help participants develop and evolve their existing artist statements.

Studio Visits
10 February  
Online virtual Studio Visits with Eli Hirtle (BC), Nasrin Himada (MB) and Penelope Smart (ON).

Virtual Cyanotype Workshop
06 February

Another virtual cyanotype workshop! We will be taking you through the basic cyanotype process, printing on experimental materials such as plywood, canvas and more – experimentation is encouraged.

2020

Virtual Cyanotype Workshop
05 December

A virtual cyanotype workshop! We will be taking you through the basic cyanotype process, printing on experimental materials such as plywood, canvas and more – experimentation is encouraged.

Outdoor Drop In Cyanotype Workshop
26 September

An afternoon of creating Cyanotypes in Old Market Square.

Studio Visits
25 September 

Online virtual Studio Visits with Amy Ash (NB), Lori Blondeau (MB) and Crystal Mowry (ON).

Studio Visits
30 June 

Online virtual Studio Visits with Raymond Boisjoly (BC), Rose Bouthillier (SK) and Alyssa Fearon (MB).

Studio Visits
10 May

Online virtual Studio Visits with Felicia Gay (SK), Kegan McFadden (BC) and Jennifer Smith (MB).

2019

Exploratory Film Processing Workshop
25 May

A film processing workshop that embraced two fun and exploratory approaches to image making—Caffenol film processing and colour film processing.

Darkroom Essentials Workshop
4-5 May

Black-and-white photographic darkroom printing: developing film, printing contact sheets and printing images.

Darkroom Essentials Workshop
23-24 February

Black-and-white photographic darkroom printing: developing film, printing contact sheets and printing images.

2018

A Workshop with Bridget Moser
24 May

Bridget Moser lead a workshop covering the artistic potential of movement, speech, writing and performing. These different skills were examined though exercises enabling the participants to mine subconscious ideas for creation (automatic writing, continuous improvised speech and movement, etc).

Darkroom Essentials Workshop
24-25 February

Brought participants up to speed on the basics of black-and-white photographic darkroom printing over two days, covering: developing film, printing contact sheets and printing images.

2017

GIF Making Workshop with Jeremy Pavka
27 May

This workshop taught the basics of GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) making. First exploring the history of the still life including the GIF, participants left with the know how of GIF creation. Using ideas of simple stop-motion animation, instructor Jeremy Pavka demonstrated how to use still life photographs to create animated representations.

Experimental Darkroom Workshop
29/30 APRIL

Participants learned the basics of three camera-less printing methods: photograms, cyanotypes, and Van Dykes.

2016

Artist Book Workshop
10 December

Highlighting the indefinability that defines artist books, Letch Kinloch worked with participants to explore ideas about what makes an artist book an artist book, and encouraged the creation of new titles.

Darkroom Essentials Workshop
26–27 November

Brought participants up to speed on the basics of black-and-white photographic darkroom printing over two days, covering: developing film, printing contact sheets and printing images.