Series Summer Arts School @ Red Deer College

Series Summer Arts School 2018 takes place July 9 – August 3! A Taste of Series will be Saturday July 21.

See our 2018 Series Brochure here

We are now accepting instructor applications for 2019. Click here to fill out an application.
Immerse yourself in your art and meet others that love it as much as you do. Series Summer Arts School will fulfill all of your art needs!
We offer five-day workshops on Monday to Friday for adults of all skill levels, from professional artists to those looking for personal growth. Included in your course fees are instructor presentations by professional artists, open studios in the evenings, open model sessions and a variety of social activities planned to enhance your experience at Series. Get the most out of your experience by staying right on RDC’s beautiful campus.

Scholarships are available. For details, visit Awards and Scholarships.

Here are the clay courses offered but there are many other interesting nonclay courses to take as well.

Find out everything you need to know on the Series Summer School website.

Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community and Tourism

Mark your calendars! The CCF/FCMA’s 13th national contemporary craft conference will take place in Nova Scotia from October 10th – 15th, 2018.

Titled Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community and Tourism, this national event will highlight the role of contemporary craft culture in strengthening and encouraging community development. By exploring the positive impact of craft practice on both physical and virtual communities, the conference will share information on craft culture’s role in enhancing the sense of belonging, understanding, and appreciation of community members, leading to happier, healthier, more positive social interactions. Through the presentations, workshops, networking sessions and cultural events of Placemaking, the use of culture as an impetus for positive change will drive conversation through creation, expression, sharing and celebration.

In partnership with Craft Nova Scotia, Craft Alliance, NSCAD University, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Lunenburg School of Art and the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, this year’s event includes more collaboration than ever before. We are particularly excited that Placemaking will align with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective’s national conference, also taking place in Halifax this fall. Working closely with the ACC to bring these delegations together, we are exploring the potential for a joint keynote speaker presentation, integrated social events, and a specially designed tour of the craft-specific and Indigenous arts specific events of Halifax’s Nocturne festival.

Placemaking will cover a lot of ground – in theory, and in practice. With three locations across Nova Scotia, delegates can take in a pre-conference tour in Cape Breton, the main conference events in Halifax, and an extended conference and tour in Lunenburg. All three locations will highlight unique cultural experiences and explorations, exposing you to new ideas and new adventures in craft.

Don’t miss out. There will be a limited number of seats available at all these events. Stay tuned for more details – coming soon.

here’s one way to spend your spring break!

“Spring Break Clay Talks” on Tuesday April 3rd starting at 12pm EST.

There will be DUAL-live cast on Instagram with each of these talented artists throughout the day on @Kowalskipottery Each artist will demo, speak on a clay topic and share all their secrets 😉. Submit questions through direct message on each artist’s instagram.  Huge thanks to Kevin Kowalski for organizing this. You’ll be able to replay the interviews for 24 hours after the event.

12pm – Tim Kowalczyk @timsceramics “Surface Treatment”
1pm – Andrew Clark @andclark “Kinetic Clay”
2pm – Leigh Anne Thompson @elanpottery “Selling at Festivals”
4pm – Michael Kline @klineola “Evolution in Clay”
5pm – Justin Reese @jpr_studio “Kiln Building and Communal Firings”
6pm – Zach Tate @zachtate_artist “Clay & Politics”
9pm – Nick Sevigney @nick7e “Tool Making”
10pm – Andrew Linderman @alpottery “Vessels for Storing”
11pm – Nikki Mizak @nikkimizak “Painting on Clay”