The Selkirk Community Arts Centre
The Art Works of the Gwen Fox Gallery members

Workshops Information

This page provides additional information on our workshops. Please ensure you contact the workshop coordinator for additional details, and don't forget to visit our Facebook page for regular updates.

Saturday July 13 and 27- Painting Workshop with Bernice Phillips

Please contact Bernice for additional information on cost, time and content. 

August 3 - Felting – Workshop by Patricia Anderson

Date: August 3 2019

Time:  11:00 am – 4:00pm

Location: Gwen Fox Gallery (lower level, spark space), corner of Main St. & Manitoba Ave., Selkirk.

Cost: $100 (all supplies included)

Please contact me directly if you wish to participate at:

Email: painteddaisyartglass@yahoo.ca

Phone: 204-479-0839

No previous experience is required

In this workshop I will lead you step-by-step through the process of wet felting your own unique piece of felt art.  You will select colours that speak to you from wool roving and batts.  You will also have the option of creating texture and colour by applying silk fibres and wool yarn to decorate your work.  At the end of the day you will have completed a beautiful piece of felted art that you will take home to dry, as well as written instructions for you to experiment more and sources of wool that I use.

This is such an exciting art medium to work with and there are so many opportunities to use it whether as a wall hanging, home décor or 3D art.

Please bring an apron or old shirt and a lot of enthusiasm and energy  as well as a bag lunch.  Coffee and tea will be available.

About Patricia Anderson: I am a practicing glass and felt artist. I was trained by the fantastic felt landscape artist Bridget Bernadette Karn of York, England.  She is the first fibre artist ever accepted into a juried exhibition of the Royal Academy of Art, London, England. I am a member of TFAM (Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba) as well as the Gwen Fox Gallery, Selkirk and PORAC (Prairie Oaks Regional Arts Council).

Begins September 14, Introduction to Watercolour with Garth Palanuk

Begins September 14, Saturdays, 8 weeks, 9:30 to 12 noon, $110.00 payable to the instructor on the first class. 

Supplies required:

  • Arches watercolour paper; 140#, bright white, cold press (important)
  • Masking tape
  • Two containers of water
  • Backing board (no bigger than 12" by 16")
  • HB pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Old towel
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Old plate for mixing
  • Colours: Alizarin Crimson, Cad Red, Phthalo blue, Hookers Green, Permanent Rose, Payne's Grey, Ultramarive, Burnt Umber

A small kit is available from instructor for $30 if a participant does not have supplies. Payable at the beginning of the first class. 

Please register prior to class by emailing Garth at gwenfoxg@shaw.ca.

This course provides a comprehensive and structured introduction to the basics of watercolour. The exercises will delight you with tricks and techniques that will allow you to express yourself quickly and effectively.

Life Drawings

(Drawing One Sunday A Month = DOSAM)

Meets one Sunday a month at the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. Fee: $10- $15 per session. There is no instructor. This is a drawing group meeting with models paid for by the participants. Bring your own drawing supplies and supports e.g. easel, TV table.

Contact: Julia Penny at (204) 389-5410 or (204) 485-2339 or artistjulia.penny@gmail.com to confirm the class time and date and subject for a particular class you would like to attend. Adults only.