Programming & Events at Touchstones
Stretcher Building and Canvas Preparation Workshop
with Boukje ElzingaAre you a painter? Want to learn how to stretch your own canvases? Here's your chance! Artist and former KSA instructor Boukje Elzinga will be leading an informative, hands-on workshop which will cover everything you need to help you prepare a canvas for painting with oil, acrylic and other media. There will be a demonstration on how to make a wooden stretcher, how to stretch the canvas over it and apply a primer such as gesso or glue. The workshop will also include information about the types and sources of materials you would need to stretch your own canvases in the future. You don't need to bring anything with you except your questions.
To register, call the front desk at 352-9813. Registration deadline is Tuesday March 26th. Fee $12 or $10 for members.
Docent Training 2013!
Friday April 5, 12, 19 & 26, from 10:30-12:30
Share your love of history and art by becoming a docent at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. What is a docent? A docent is another name for a volunteer tour guide; someone who engages and educates children or adults about exhibitions. A docent invites observation, interaction and questioning, helping visitors to get more out of their experience at the museum. Participants will learn interpretation methods for history tours in the permanent museum, approaches for leading art gallery tours, as well as group facilitation techniques, communication and questioning skills and more. After the training, new docents will be able to shadow with more experienced docents until they are comfortable leading a group on their own. A criminal record check is required. For more information, contact Jessie Demers at 352-9813 ext.275 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: Think of Thursdays!
Every Thursday from 5:00pm - 8:00pm the gallery/museum is open by donation!
Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with your local museum, art gallery and archives!
Become a Member at Touchstones Nelson
Memberships start at only $25.00 for Adults and $20.00 for students and seniors! We also have family memberships too!
Touchstones Nelson Memberships gives you access into our gallery openings, exhibitions and access to the Permanent Museum Collection for a year from the date of purchase. Members also recieve our newsletters and reduced admission fees for special events. An amazing deal to enjoy for the whole year!