2018 Red Clay Summer Workshops

The Honey and Salt workshops are a series of artist-led, hands-on workshops immersed in the natural environment of Red Clay farm. Each workshop includes meals and accommodations in outdoor cabins, greenhouse lofts or bunkhouse sleeping quarters. Food is sourced locally (as much as possible within season) and we specialize in fresh vegetables and fruit from our organic gardens .

Tiny building: Design and Construction

Willow Sereda, Thomas Young

This workshop is a primer on the design and construction of a small personal dwelling. Topics to be included are:

  • Designing a building that will withstand the storms (structural primer).
  • Engineering a building (for dummies).
  • Designing with the sun in mind.
  • Choosing the building materials and use of recycled material.
  • Designing your space.
  • Construction for start to finish.

Duration: 3 days

Cost: $145

Meals (locally sourced, fresh organic) and rustic accommodations included

Maximum (minimum) number of participants: 10 (5).

Willow Sereda is a mechanical engineer and process management expert whose passion is passive solar design.

Thomas Young is a builder/sculptor with a wealth of experience in building, using local materials, and principles of passive solar design.

 

Sculpture with Natural Materials

This workshop will explore sculpture and installation in the landscape using earthen clay, woven material and use of material found on the site. Topics to be included are:

  • Design
  • Site selection
  • Earthen clay (cob) construction
  • Weaving with wood fibre, grasses, reeds etc.

Each participant will have an opportunity to produce a finished work that (at their choice) may be exhibited at the White Rabbit Arts Festival in August 2018.

Duration: 3 days

Cost: $145

Meals (locally sourced, fresh organic) and rustic accommodations included

Maximum (minimum) number of participants: 10 (5).

Grace W. Boyd is a maker and artist based out of Winnipeg Manitoba currently living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Grace attended the University of Manitoba studying fine arts with a focus in sculpture and ceramics. Through her work Grace makes seeks to form a bond between person, place and object, connecting self and the natural world. Her current work is informed from impressions of the natural world and the textures that surround us.

 

Dance

This workshop will encourage participants to explore their relationship to the landscape through dance. The Red Clay farm site offers a diversity of landscapes including the extremely tidal environment of the Minas Basin. Under the direction of the workshop coordinator, this workshop will allow artists to explore their interpretation of the landscape through dance.

Facilitation: To be determined

Duration: 3 days

Cost: $140

Meals (locally sourced, fresh organic) and rustic accommodations included

Maximum (minimum) number of participants: 10 (5).

 

Stream of Comics

Rebecca Roher

Back for her second year, award winning comics designer/writer Rebecca Roher is offering a fully-facilitated program of creation and design of comic and graphic story development.

Investigating the interplay between text and images, participants will create comics from stream of consciousness writings and en plein air sketches. Guided by prompts and restraints, and inspired by the lush and costal Red Clay site, participants will learn and work through the steps of creating comics in a variety of media. Roher will instruct in the use of line, value and space/pacing to lead the eye and capture expression. No experience in drawing or comic arts necessary, only a willingness to explore new pathways and put marks on a page..

Duration: 3 days

Cost: $145

Meals (locally sourced, fresh organic) and rustic accommodations included

Maximum (minimum) number of participants: 10 (5).

Stream of Comics
Aug 10-12
Rebecca Roher

Advertisements