Fana Soro. Photo courtesy of MASC.
Nancy Douglas works with one of the art class participants.
Programs & Events
Drumming Workshops with Fana Soro
Sunday, 26 January, 11:30 am–12:30 pm or 1–2 pm.
Experience the dynamic rhythms of West Africa with master percussionist Fana Soro. In bilingual workshops, Fana introduces participants to traditional playing techniques of the djembé, the region's most popular drum. Hailing from Côte d'Ivoire, he now lives in Ottawa and conducts workshops in dance and music through MASC (Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities). Cap off your musical experience with a short tour of Protection and Social Harmony in the Art of West and Central Africa.
The two workshops are suitable for children 6+, with adult accompaniment. Space is limited.
Fee: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Children $4. Members $6, $4, $2. To register: please call 613.533.2190. Pay with VISA or Mastercard; cash or debit payments may be made in person at Reception.
Art Classes: Sparks in the StudioARTventure
Saturdays 1:30–4 pm
18 January–1 March (no class 15 February)
For those 9 to 13-year-olds who love to draw, paint, make collage and more, this is the perfect 6-week program. Kingston artist Nancy Douglas, an experienced teacher, leads an exploration of a key work in A Canadian Collection: The Soloway Gift each week, followed by a related art projects in the studio.
Registration is limited to 15 participants, affording individual attention and responsible supervision.
Educated at Sheridan College, Nancy Douglas is a graphic designer whose fine art practice is primarily in collage. Besides running her own art classes for youth and adults in her studio, she has taught many workshops in schools and community venues in the Kingston region. Student Docents will assist Nancy with ARTventure.
Fee: $100; $80 members. HST included. Materials included.
This program is supported by the Gallery Association of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
To download a registration package for ARTventure click on the link below:
Registration Form for ARTventure 2014(.pdf)
To download an application form for financial assistance click on the link below:
Presented with the support of the Gallery Association, Sparks in the Studio draws on the talents of artists in the region to offer imaginative, high-quality classes and workshops.
Birthday PartiesThe Agnes offers birthday parties for children ages 6-12 years. This 2-hour program features a 90-minute gallery tour and art-making workshop, followed by your 30-minute celebration. We facilitate the fun and supply art materials; you bring the refreshments and treats.
Birthday parties can be scheduled Saturdays and Sundays, between 1 and 5 pm. Please call us 3-4 weeks in advance to plan a party. For more information and to make a booking, please call Pat Sullivan, Public Programs Officer at 613.533.6000 x 77053.
Programs for GroupsWe welcome Girl Guides, Brownies and other community groups for tours and art projects in the studio. Please call 613.533.6000 x 77053 or email email@example.com to discuss what we can do for you.
To view all programs offered in the coming weeks, please refer to our Events Calendar.