Thermochromic Paint Workshop

March 2014 Workshop leader Bettina Forget demonstrated the artistic possibilities of heat-sensitive paint and invited participants to create their own magical artworks. Workshop participants experimented with various heat sources such as hot and cold gel packs and (battery-powered) electricity. Workshop Videos Video of the March 2014 Thermochromic Paint Workshop at …

Banana Taxidermy with Kate Puxley

March 2014 A collaboration of Visual Voice Lab, MASSIVart, and ICI ARTV The focus of Montreal artist Kate Puxley‘s creative practice is the animal. Her sculptural medium is taxidermy, and for this workshop she taught basic taxidermy techniques using a – banana! Workshop participants created a unique contemporary artwork which …

Sketching the Moon

January 2014 This workshop was aimed at astronomy enthusiasts who wanted to hone their skills for sketching at a telescope’s eyepiece. Bettina Forget demonstrated some useful tricks for sketching lunar craters, including a review of drawing materials and basic sketching techniques. This workshop was organized in collaboration with the Royal …

Deconstructing Art

December 2013 What makes a painting “work?” In the Deconstructing Art workshop with Bettina Forget participants took a close look at the works of famous artists and examined how they are constructed. This whistle-stop tour through art history combined theory and hands-on exercises. Through lectures as well as drawing and …