3 ways to get your hands dirty this week

Edmonton may just be the most seasonal city on earth. Of course, I’m biased, but having lived here my entire life I’ve come to feel the shifts deep in my bones. The cold isolated quiet of wintertime and the vibrant explosion that is an Edmonton summer. Well friends, things are bursting with life this week. 

If you find yourself with a bit of free time–or need an excuse for one more vacation day–check out these workshop opportunities. Some opportunities are free and all will send you home having made or experienced something special.

TOMORROW: Cyanotype Printmaking at SNAP!

Team up with the Alberta sunshine to make a blue and white cyanotype print from 12-5 at SNAP on Saturday, July 16. You can register at snapartists.com or call 780.423.1492.


NEXT WEEK: Week O’ Workshops at Harcourt House

This week looks incredible. Harcourt is offering a series of free workshops with a focus on narrative. You’ll learn to tell stories in many different ways throughout the week, and it all starts with a Zine making session with illustrator Jill Stanton! There’s an afternoon of stop-motion animation, a session on creating your own animated GIF, and a comic-book workshop from Happy Harbour Comics. 

Everything wraps up with Saturday morning cartoons (jammies and cereal included)!

If any or all of this sounds like a good time to you, check out the deets on their website at http://harcourthouse.ab.ca/week-o-workshops-july-19th-23rd/ 

ALL MONTH: #31DaysOfYEG Challenge

Photo illustration: Ally Whittaker & Arielle Demchuk. From The Local Good.

Photo illustration: Ally Whittaker & Arielle Demchuk. From The Local Good.

If you find yourself stuck for something to do in Edmonton this month, take the #31DaysOfYEG Challenge from The Local Good. They have a list of fun, local activities to work through for every day of July and you can find it at http://www.thelocalgood.ca/





If you do take these in, be sure to show your work!

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