Jul
13
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

 *Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select date from the drop-down list of various dates
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.


Jun
15
Jun 18

2017 Toronto Art Book Fair

Possible Worlds will be participating in the 2017 Toronto Art Book Fair. We will have a selection of artist books, zines, prints, vinyl, t-shirts, pins and other art objects from our space. Come by our table and say hi!

Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Learn How to DJ with Vinyl Workshop

DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2017
TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM
PRICE: $45 + taxes (spaces are limited); 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level and above; student / concession pricing available (see below)*
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
18+, for all creative levels

*For this workshop, two spots are being offered at concession/reduced pricing of $45 (for artists, students or individuals with low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

Join Possible Worlds Co-Director/DJ Jason Skilz and DJ Kurt Yates in this introductory workshop. You'll explore the basics to get started playing vinyl from a DJ perspective, from learning about equipment to techniques to programming to the roots of DJ culture, to then applying your new knowledge on the decks.

Based on the idea of turntables as instruments, Jason and Kurt will take participants through: 

  • An overview of the roots of DJ culture
  • Essential equipment for DJing (turntables and DJ mixer) and how to use each
  • Selection and care of records
  • Beat matching, tempo control, mixing tracks, playing with sound
  • Programming and selection of tracks
  • Blending your first 1-2 songs on the decks.

Facilitators: Ottawa-based DJ Kurt Yates and Possible Worlds Co-Director/DJ Jason Skilz have been spinning and collecting records, each for over 15 years.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

May
16
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

Date

 *Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select date from the drop-down list of various dates
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

May
9
May 23

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

Date

*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
DATES: Tuesdays or Thursday evenings from 6:30-10:30 PM, select from the drop down list below
COST: $259 (all materials included) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for one-colour and multiple-colour prints > Registration > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Colour mixing > Reusing your screens > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops for over a decade on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take a blank screen or one with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE

MUSIC PRODUCER MEET UP AND EXCHANGE

DATE: Sunday, May 7, 4-6 PM
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
PRICE: PWYW; suggested donation of $5-10
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

TOPIC: Special guest speaker / presentation / demo from John Emond (Monde Sounds) will discuss how he got into synths and launched his own local synth company!

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Background on Monde Synthesizer

Monde Synthesizer was started in 2009 by Ottawa-based John Emond. John brings 35 years experience in the high technology industry along with 40 years of experience in electronic music. Monde Synthesizer's Eurorack modules and controllers are a blend of precision electrical engineering, ergonomic and artistic design, and musical sensibility. These products provide:

- Analog signal paths coupled with microcontroller driven user interfaces;
- Convenient, carefully thought-out normalization features;
- Skiff friendliness using SMD technology; and
- Unique, elegant control panel design.

Proudly designed and manufactured in Ottawa, the birthplace of the voltage-controlled synthesizer.

www.mondesynthesizer.com

About PW Music Producer Meetup and Exchange
The PW Producer Meetup and Exchange series is a way to connect and network with like minded producers and electronic musicians and sound artists. The series features discussions and presentations of gear, equipment, technique and processes - whether it be software or hardware, conceptual or actual.

May
3
6:30 pm18:30

Graphic Art Meetup #1: Visual Storytelling

Advance registration is required. Click on the REGISTER button to purchase and guarantee your spot.

DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
PRICE: $10; PWYW for PW Members (limited spots available) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

Possible Worlds presents the first in our PW Graphic Art Meetups, mixing artist talks with networking, resource sharing and micro projects.

In this first Graphic Art Meetup, we’ll focus on visual storytelling - from zines to graphic novels - exploring how approaches to storytelling change when narrative is brought into a visual field.  

The first part of the Meetup will feature artist talks by emerging Ottawa-based artists Abigail Kashul and Rachel Gray. Abigail, co-organizer of the Ottawa Zine Off, will discuss her own zine work as well as the origin of zine culture and its political and social relevance today. Rachel will discuss the potential of the graphic novel form, and will share learnings from the process of creating her own illustrated book, Jess.

The second part of the Meetup will feature a hands-on micro project led by Abigail and Rachel. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own voice in the creation of a 6-page zine.  Information about how to assemble, reproduce and share their completed zine work will also be provided.

BIOGRAPHIES

Rachel Gray holds a BA in English from King's College/ Dalhousie University and a BFA from the University of Ottawa. She is a writer, photographer and artist based in Ottawa ON. She is the recipient of the Foshee Poetry Prize, and the Paradigm Prize for her work in the 2016 graduation show, Ode. She is a co-creator of Love, Dear Love an interdisciplinary show which featured her large scale paintings debuting in 2016. She was awarded the city of Ottawa’s Youth in Culture grant to complete the first section of her graphic novel Jess.

Website: www.rachelelizabethgray.com
Instagram: @halfacoffee

Abigail Kashul attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and is an artist based in Ottawa. She is the co organizer of the Ottawa Zine Off and has been illustrating and printing zines since 2013. She also makes music under the name waterbabies. She is currently working on a upcoming LP with funding from the Ottawa’s Youth in Culture grant.

Instagram: @waterbaebies

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

Desposorio | New Images by Pedro Isztin (Ottawa)
Apr
28
Jun 4

Desposorio | New Images by Pedro Isztin (Ottawa)

EXHIBITION: Desposorio | Images by Pedro Isztin
DATES: April 28 to June 4, 2017 (EXTENDED)
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: April 28, 7-10 PM, artist in attendance
CURATED BY: Melanie Yugo, Possible Worlds Co-Director
Limited edition prints published by Possible Worlds available for purchase throughout the duration of the show. For sales or inquiries, contact at info@possibleworldsshop.com

"I met my grandmother Desposorio on a visit to Colombia with my mother and siblings when I was four years old. Desposorio played the tiple guitar, typical of Colombia, and sang in her younger days. 'The way we are connected right now will change, we won't be united like this forever.' I remember that Desposorio's words felt mysterious and sad.
Years later I told my mother about the memory I had of my grandmother’s reaction at the airport as we were leaving, how she had been crying, and held her hand to cover some of her face in sadness, as if she had known it be would be the last time she would see us. When I remember my grandmother I know she was the one who taught me the connection between change and death."

Possible Worlds presents the works of photographer Pedro Isztin (Ottawa) in Desposorio, a series of images taken from around the world exploring themes of mystery, transformation and death.

Travelling through Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, Hungary, India, Tanzania, and Cuba, Isztin used a Holga plastic lens camera to capture experiences that felt like dreams, or memories of dreams, and places never to be returned to again. In addition to the Holga's quality of imperfections and randomness, Isztin challenged himself to spend more time absorbing and reflecting on the life around him by placing limitations on the amount of film he brought and the number of photographs he took of the people and places encountered. He often did not know the results of his efforts until the film was developed at home.

For the show, Isztin's photos have been further altered through the Risograph printing machine as a tool to move his photography practice from traditional to transformative. By experimenting with the Risograph, he both highlights and simplifies the images in order to draw out and distill the symbolism in them, pairing red as a metaphor for the great life force, and blue to represent the spiritual, mysterious transformation, ethereal, liminal space of death.  
 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Choosing subjects from around the world, Isztin’s work portrays a sympathetic connection to nature and humanity. His intimate portraits reveal landscapes with “spirit” and “human nature that is, wherever you may find it, by definition universal.”*

Pedro’s photographs reflect the richness of his diverse heritage. Born in 1964 to a Colombian mother and Hungarian father, Isztin lives in Ottawa, Canada. His recent work explores monolithic structures, (in the series Remains), inner life and outer world, (the installation Sami), the subtlety of a human gesture, (Nuance), and studies of land and humankind’s influence on nature (in The River, Study of Structure and Form, and The Glade).

The River debuted at Ottawa’s City Hall Gallery, in the Fall of 2012 in conjunction with Ottawa’s Photography Festival X and Nuit Blanche. In 2017, the book “The River” will be released, showcasing the series in it’s entirety.

Pedro has received various awards to support the creation of his projects, including an Ontario Arts Council Award, 2006, and a Canada Council For the Arts: Photography Project Grant, 1999. Isztin’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in photography books, Full of Grace, 2006, New York, and magazines such as Contact Sheet, #148, 2008, Syracuse, NY, Private, #37, 2007, Italy, and Ottawa’s Guerilla, #17, Vol 5, 2008. His work is represented by Wallack Galleries and is also in the permanent collection of the Canada Council Art Bank and The City of Ottawa’s Fine Art collection.

*  Line Dezainde, Pedro Isztin: L’insatiable quête du destin, trans. Lisa Poushinsky, Voir.ca, #21, Décembre 2006. “…où qu’il soit, la nature humaine étant par définition universelle.”

For more of the artist's works, head here.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

2017 Record Store Day

This Saturday we’ll be serving up our version of Record Store Day 2017: discovering new music, DJ skill-sharing and meeting up with likeminded music peeps. 

Come through for:
> Special discounts on our curated selection of new and used vinyl in shop
> DJ mixing demos using Serato and Traktor
> Jam with fellow DJs and sound artists
> Local DJs providing a soundtrack of techno, house, noise, experimental, punk, synth, noise and more. 

RSD2017 at Possible Worlds
Saturday, April 21, 1-5 PM
708G Somerset Street West, top floor

FREE ENTRY AND OPEN TO ALL.

 

Apr
12
6:30 pm18:30

Workshop: Taxes 101 for Creatives

Possible Worlds presents the first of a series of professional development sessions throughout the year that cover the administrative, technology, and business side of being a creative professional.

Just in time for tax season, join Denise Hutchison, CPB, of Ottawa Bookkeeping Services in this introductory workshop on taxes for emerging artists, designers, illustrators and other creative professionals in Ottawa-Gatineau.

We’ll go through taxes from a creative’s point of view, from exploring and reporting the various sources of income for artists and creative professionals, highlighting tax credits and deductions that are unique to you, how to upkeep and organize your financials throughout the year, and making sure you’re starting off your creative endeavour on the right foot.

The goal for you to leave anxiety-free with a solid foundation of how to file and increase your understanding of how the tax system works.

Suitable for beginners who are unsure how to deal with their taxes (but also welcome to established creatives who need a refresher).

Reserve your spot via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/taxes-101-for-creatives-tickets-33489825971. This inaugural session is pay what you want with limited space available.

PW would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council.

Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

Date

 *Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select date from the drop-down list of various dates
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

PW 2nd Birthday Party
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

PW 2nd Birthday Party

Possible Worlds turns TWO! Big thanks to all the talented artists and for each of you who have come through our doors and supported us this past year. 

To celebrate we're hosting a birthday party on the evening of Friday, March 17 with cake, DJ beats and special offers. 

DJs: Jason Skilz, Ollie K. 

Exhibition: Early Vacation: New Artworks by Emmanuel Okot (Ottawa)

It's the opening night of our first exhibition of the year, featuring work by Ottawa emerging artist Emmanuel Okot. In Early Vacation, self-taught artist Okot frames his work as an “experimental get-away” where he explores different modes of visual expression through painting and mixed media. Combining street art culture influences and day-to-day feelings and thoughts, Okot creates abstract, graphic pieces, reminiscent of graffiti walls layered in a dreamlike state. New and original artwork and print editions available for purchase. Show runs on our gallery wall from March 17 to April 12.
http://possibleworldsshop.com/events-exhibitions/emmanuel-okot

Entry is free and open to all. Hope to see you there!

Early Vacation | New Works by Emmanuel Okot (Ottawa)
Mar
17
Apr 23

Early Vacation | New Works by Emmanuel Okot (Ottawa)

EXHIBITION: Early Vacation | Works by Emmanuel Okot
DATES: March 17 - April 23, 2017 (EXTENDED)
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: March 17, 7-10 PM, artist in attendance
INSTAGRAM: @possworldsshop | @emmanuelokot
For sales or inquiries, contact at info@possibleworldsshop.com

Possible Worlds presents the visual works of emerging artist Emmanuel Okot (Ottawa) in his first solo show.

In Early Vacation, self-taught artist Okot frames his work as an “experimental get-away”, wherein he explores different modes of visual expression through painting and mixed media. Drawing on personal feelings, emotions and thoughts and influenced by street art culture, Okot creates abstract, graphic pieces, reminiscent of graffiti walls layered in a dreamlike state. In producing works that are “everything and nothing”, Okot asks the audience to take respite to reflect on the internal and external aspects of their everyday lives.

*Curatorial text by Possible Worlds Co-Director, Melanie Yugo

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Okot is an Ottawa-based, self-taught artist working with mixed media. He is influenced by graffiti/street art culture, nature, and the subconscious mind. 

For more of the artist's works, head here.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS
Mar
14
Mar 28

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

Date

 *Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
DATES: Tuesdays or Thursday evenings from 6:30-10:30 PM, select from the drop down list below
COST: $259 (all materials included) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for one-colour and multiple-colour prints > Registration > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Colour mixing > Reusing your screens > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops for over a decade on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take a blank screen or one with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

Music Producer Meetup and Exchange
Mar
5
4:00 pm16:00

Music Producer Meetup and Exchange

Music Producer Meet Up and Exchange

Music producer meet up and exchange is back! 

This month's guest producers / speakers / demos:

Hazy Montagne Mystique aka - Chittakon Baccam and Nina Choquette of Montreal-based experimental / synth label Jeunesse Cosmique - will be our guests this edition! They will share some of their live performance and production techniques and demonstrate their music live in the shop!

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Whether you have been making beats / producing tracks or fiddling with synths and noise gadgets for years or just starting out / interested in learning more - this meet up is open to all. Arrive early for a seat (space is limited) 

Bring any new tracks or works to play for the group and meet other local electronic music producers and artists. 

Free / PWYC
Support and meet up with your local music scene

Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

Date

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select date from the drop-down list of various dates
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

 

Jan
12
Jan 19

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

Select your date from the drop-down list below. (If the REGISTER button does not appear, please refresh your screen).

LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
DATES: Tuesdays or Thursday evenings from 6:30-10:30 PM, select from the drop down list below
COST: $259 (all materials included) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for one-colour and multiple-colour prints > Registration > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Colour mixing > Reusing your screens > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops for over a decade on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take a blank screen or one with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

Select your date from the drop-down list below. (If the REGISTER button does not appear, please refresh your screen).

Jan
10
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

Select your date from the drop-down list below. (If the REGISTER button does not appear, please refresh your screen).

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select from the drop-down list
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or your own studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over a decade at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

Select your date from the drop-down list below. (If the REGISTER button does not appear, please refresh your screen).

Fly Seagull Fly | New Pictures from the Emerging Shy Babe of Plant World (Montreal)
Dec
15
Jan 11

Fly Seagull Fly | New Pictures from the Emerging Shy Babe of Plant World (Montreal)

FLY SEAGULL FLY | NEW PICTURES FROM THE EMERGING SHY BABE OF PLANT WORLD (MONTREAL)

DATES: Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00-10:00 PM
WEBSITE: possibleworldsshop.com
INSTAGRAM@possworldsshop | @tindrums
For inquiries, contact

Possible Worlds presents you with Fly Seagull Fly, an installation featuring new silkscreen works on paper and paintings from the emerging shy babe of Plant World, JG.

In this exhibition, JG explores their artistic practice as an expression of inconsistencies, learnings, failures and loose ends. At the same time, they highlight the restraints of normative structures within the gallery setting and everyday life.

Through a visual adaptation of mutant disco, JG produces pictorial situations that are both relatable and subversive, much like the left-field music movement’s roots in disco, punk and pop. Imagery that is commonplace (such as plants, windows and the human body) have been hand printed and produced in eccentric, rhythmic actions, evoking a sense of visceral shifts within the static white walls of the “gallery”. 

More broadly, JG looks at how we navigate the regulated spaces in which we are immersed, how they may be disassembled to create sub-cultural/queer/experimental structures, and how we might celebrate the strange, ambiguous beauty that develops within/between these spaces and/or on the fringes.

*Curatorial text by Possible Worlds Co-Director, Melanie Yugo

Artist Edition and Performance
Special to the exhibition, Possible Worlds & JG will also be releasing an artist edition of spatial poetry and drawings titled "FLY SEAGULL FLY". The opening of the installation will also be accompanied by an experimental ' book on tape ' performance.

BIOGRAPHY

JG is a Montréal based, queer/non-binary visual artist, writer and printmaker whose process has been formed through the time lapse of self-directed and non-institutionalized practice. Their working approach began in 2011, in the natural light of a basic sun-room printmaking studio in Guelph, ON. and has since been actively leaning into the forms of small press book art and experimental design for ephemera and printed matter. 

Their work reflects an obsessive need to participate in the ideological lineage of fringe and outsider art making. Drawing from a well of internal narratives and personal fantasy,  imagery is arranged to present the viewer with hyper aesthetic combinations of actual forms with material impersonations of nature, both concrete and psychological. Through the use of freely associating subject matter, attention to detail becomes a revision of what a form becomes in spatial formlessness, and how our perception of what is actual expands as we are being presented with inaccurate pictorial information on the viewing plane. 

JG's work has been published by Carousel, Swimmer's Group (Toronto) and Forge Art magazine (New York). Contributions include mural painting with En Masse (Montreal) and several installations as well as ongoing poster material for Kazoo! (Guelph). 

 

 

 

DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH: ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY CINDY DEACHMAN X NEW NATURE BY MATT KING
Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH: ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY CINDY DEACHMAN X NEW NATURE BY MATT KING

DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH: ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY CINDY DEACHMAN X NEW NATURE BY MATT KING

DATE: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00-10:00 PM
WEBSITE: possibleworldsshop.com
INSTAGRAM: @possworldsshop
For inquiries, contact info@possibleworldsshop.com

As part of our Possible Worlds holiday party and December mega launch, we're celebrating the releases of two Ottawa-based creatives: 
On the Origin of Species by Cindy Deachman
* New Nature by Matthew Isaac King

If you can't make the event, you can purchase the books in our online shop.


On the Origin of Species - By Cindy Deachman (Ottawa)

DESCRIPTION
A curiosity.
Select pages from On the Origin of Species overlaid with images. Words and pictures drift in & out. A witty Los Caprichos aquatint by Goya; an anonymous depiction of the comet of 1664; but also drawings by Cindy Deachman, the artist who put this book together. Art, then science. Past, then present. All melds together in a poetic rendering of Darwin’s revolutionary classic.

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1954
Studied art at OCAD University & New School of Art, Toronto
Exhibited work in Ontario & Quebec
Published art/food/science mag Burnt toast (2003-7) 
Not dead yet

When I was 11, I had an idea to snare rabbits in the neighbouring woods. Surprisingly, I managed to scrounge twine for a noose from the basement. Unfortunately though, the catching of rabbits came to nothing. So I turned to communicating with groundhogs instead, crouching, holding my breath, at the entrance to their holes. 

At 12, I discovered that ants are like humans, both being social creatures and all. But when I watched those insects running around every which way, willy-nilly, I wondered. Should I really believe the myrmecologists?

Nowadays, I have dreams that put me to sleep, dreams about great mats of algae clamouring onto dry land. Once awake, I make stuff up. Ghostly Jimson weeds with white wax. Shadow boxes with mackerel skin. Each time I make something, I think I've nailed it—yes, this is what I meant to say. After that though, everything turns hazy and I'm left scratching my head. So I start all over again.


New Nature by Matthew Isaac King

DESCRIPTION

A book of photographs and writing which also documents a series of public installations in which plastic flamingos, sometimes in small AstroTurf environs, were placed throughout the city by the artist. The installations confront physically, the sentiments expressed in the writing; an examination of where our natural place is in a world of shrinking natural spaces. 

"Matthew King re-wilds the city to remind us where we came from, who we were once and no matter how inevitable change becomes, it can be bright pink flamingos, not boring ass beige nothings." 

PW Holiday Party x MegaLaunch
Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

PW Holiday Party x MegaLaunch

It’s a MEGALAUNCH and Holiday Party at PW on Thursday, December 15 from 7-10 PM! Join us for our last event before the holidays to celebrate:

  • Opening of exhibition/installation by JG JG (Montreal), Fly Seagull Fly, runs December 15 - January 11
  • Music Performance x Book Launch: Fly Seagull Fly, co-published by JG and Possible Worlds
  • Book launch and reading: Cindy Deachman (Ottawa), On the Origin of Species
  • Book launch and installation: Matthew King (Ottawa), New Nature
  • All works and books available for purchase that evening.

PLUS...

  • Yuletide treats, beats and refreshments throughout the night!
  • Pick up unique art x vinyl from Canadian and international artists for
  • your last minute shopping and stocking stuffers.
  • Find out more about our 2017 exhibitions, workshops and membership program.
  • A portion of sales from the night will go towards donating Christmas hampers to the Caring and Sharing Exchange Program.

Entry is free and open to all.

If you can't make it to the event, scroll down to purchase works below or check out our new online shop.

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Dec
13
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select from the drop-down list
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

Handcut Collage Workshop
Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

Handcut Collage Workshop

Advance registration is required (no drop-ins). Spaces are limited. Click on the REGISTER button to reserve and purchase your spot.

DATE: Monday, December 12, 2016
TIME: 6:30-9:00 PM
PRICE*: $35 (includes materials fee). Spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $20 (for students, recent graduates within the last year, or individuals on low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

DESCRIPTION

Our handcut collage workshop is being offered again after our first session sold out in less than 48 hours. 

Led by Ottawa-based photographer and collage artist  Kristina Corre, whose exhbition Small Worlds at The Manx and whose curated collage show Improbable Treasures was part of Chinatown Remixed last October.

This workshop will encourage participants to explore an elegant, minimalist approach to the art of collage. Kristina will present the principles and elements of design and composition to build narratives from disparate elements. Participants will learn about the basic tools, techniques, materials and image sources she and other collage artists use. We will then carefully collect, cut, and compose various ephemera (National Geographics, free catalogs, architecture, gardening magazines, and more), to create our own minimalist collage stories, ready for hanging.

Participant will each take home up to 3 complete works on coldpressed fine art paper. All materials will be provided.

Kristina will also give an overview of the possibilities for collage beyond the materials provided in this introductory workshop, particularly regarding how collages can be blown up to create larger scale works, including wheatpaste murals.

All materials will be provided.

BIOGRAPHY
Kristina Corre is an Ottawa-based artist and photographer who graduated with her M.Arch from Carleton in 2012. Architecture school taught her the importance of narratives in image making and meticulousness in her craft. These two incredibly important lessons are currently driving her latest explorations with handcut collage.

Website: www.kristinacorre.com | Instagram: @kristinasees

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

Bookbinding 101 x Make Your Own Notebooks Workshop
Dec
6
6:30 pm18:30

Bookbinding 101 x Make Your Own Notebooks Workshop

DATE: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
TIME: 6:30-9:00 PM
PRICE: $45 + tax (includes all materials) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown)

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $35 (for students, recent graduates within the last year, or individuals on low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

Advance registration is required (no drop-ins). Click on the REGISTER button to reserve and purchase your spot.

Learn how to bookbind to create your own hard or soft cover artist books, notebooks or sketchbooks. We'll cover tools of the trade, sewing signatures, creating text blocks, adhering covers, and where to pick up materials. Participants will then work on assembling their own book, ready to take home with them at the end of the workshop. 

For all creative levels, no experience needed. Fee includes all materials.

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on bookbinding and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

Dec
1
6:30 pm18:30

PRINT YOUR OWN HOLIDAY OR GREETING CARDS | TASTER WORKSHOP

DATE: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
TIME: 6:30-9:00 PM
PRICE: $80 + tax (includes all silkscreening materials) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown)

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $65 (for students, recent graduates within the last year, or individuals on low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

Advance registration is required (no drop-ins). Click on the REGISTER button to reserve and purchase your spot.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: In this special taster workshop, print your own set of one-colour silkscreened holiday or general greeting cards (up to 20) with your own design. You'll be working in pairs, so consider signing up with a friend.

For all creative levels, no experience needed. You'll be asked to provide your design in advance of the workshop so we can prepare your screen and get you set to print. More information on how to prepare will be sent you prior to the workshop.  

Fee includes all silkscreening materials. Participants provide the paper for printing (smooth, rather than textured paper, is best).

Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 6 participants).

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). For over 10 years, Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts locally at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, University of Ottawa, Cantebury High School, Ashbury College, Glebe Collegiate, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

*Please note this workshop is focused solely on printing greeting cards. For a thorough introduction to silkscreening, sign up for our Silkscreening 101 Workshop (inroductory) or Silkscreening 201 Workshop (introductory + advanced).

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

 

 

Communal Aesthetics | Works by Ne Rougissez Pas! (France)
Nov
25
Dec 11

Communal Aesthetics | Works by Ne Rougissez Pas! (France)

Communal Aesthetics | Works by Ne Rougissez Pas! (France)

DATES: Friday, November 25 – Sunday, December 11, 2016 (EXTENDED)
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: Friday, November 25, 2016, 7:00-10:00 PM
WEBSITE: possibleworldsshop.com | galerie.uqo.ca | www.nerougissezpas.fr
INSTAGRAM: @possworldsshop | #nerougissezpas!
For inquiries, contact info@possibleworldsshop.com


Possible Worlds presents a sampling of works in this "satellite show" by graphic art collective Ne Rougissez Pas! (France), who are participating in the exhibition Pendant ce-temps là en France at Galerie UQO. It will be the first time this collective has shown in Canada. The exhibition is curated by Valérie Yobé, Director of the École multidisciplinaire de l'image at UQO (Université du Québec en Outaouais).

Ne Rougissez Pas! is a seven-member all-female collective that brings together visual artists, designers and makers. Their aim is to develop a collaborative and mobile artistic practice linking citizens with their environment through the co-construction of their surroundings and the transformation of their city, towards a communal aesthetic allowing a heightened appreciation of everyday life.

Collaboration, sharing, immersion and imagination are central to their approach. By exploring work and production processes unique to each situation, region and encounter, the members of the collective become content creators circulating between different skills and expertise, such as graphic design, devices, installation, education, bookbinding, silkscreening, film, and signage.

Questions that drive their work include:

  • What is the place today of the citizen within the city? What is the “dream city”?
  • How does one move throughout public space? How does one transform it?
  • How do we live together? Meet/surprise/intrigue one another? How do we share our skills and knowledge?
  • How might dreams be the driving force of our society? How might our individual and collective experiences allow us to build it?

The members of the collective are:
Sophie Bergier, Visual artist
Léa Chantel, Film artist
Julia Chantel, Graphic artist
Colette Ducamp, Graphic artist
Maryam Douari, Graphic and visual artist
Estelle Henriot, Book artist
Sarah Medalel, Coordinator

*Curatorial text translated by Possible Worlds Co-Director, Melanie Yugo

To view more art works by Ne Rougissez Pas! and six other French graphic artists and collectives, check out Galerie UQO’s exhibition Pendant ce-temps là en France, from November 16 to December 3, 2016.  Opening night/vernissage is Wednesday, November 16. Location: Université du Québec en Outaouais, Saint-Jean-Bosco campus, 101 Saint-Jean-Bosco Street (Enter through doors 11 & 16), Room A-0115, Gatineau, Québec. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 PM, Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM. This is the first time that these French artists and collectives are showing in Canada.

*All photos from Ne Rougissez Pas!'s website

Nov
18
Nov 19

Low Noise Productions: Vinyl Release Party

Join us to celebrate the the first vinyl release of our in-house label, Low Noise Productions, at Possible Worlds!

Featuring live sets by local electronic artists:
-André et Michèle
-Transmit
-intangerines
With DJ set by Phunktokta. 

Low Noise Productions First Vinyl Release
Date: Friday, November 18, 9 PM
Location: 708G Somerset Street West, top floor, Chinatown
Cover: $10 - includes a copy of the new release and art zine insert

Low Noise Productions is an Ottawa-based underground label focused on techno / noise / synth / experimental releases by emerging Ottawa, Canadian and international electronic artists. 

The new EP on translucent red vinyl features tracks by Transmit, Andrew Duke and Bic, as well as a special edition Risograph printed art zine insert. Limited edition of 200.

If you can't make it to the event, you can purchase the new vinyl below:

You can also listen to the tracks on the new EP on the Low Noise Productions Bandcamp page, where you can pick up other awesome releases available!

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Nov
15
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

silkscreening-intro.jpg

Since 2006, our hands-on Silkscreening 101 introduces participants to the process and possibilities of silkscreening.  

NEW SPOTS IN OUR FALL/WINTER 2016 SILKSCREENING WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select from the drop-down list
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATIONPossible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS
Nov
8
Nov 22

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

NEW SPOTS IN OUR FALL/WINTER 2016 SILKSCREENING WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE

Our Spins & Needles Silkscreening 201 workshop introduces you to the processes and possibilities of silkscreening taught in our Silkscreening 101 workshop, and continues into more advanced silkscreening techniques in the second session.  This is a two session workshop. No prior experience is needed. 

LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
DATES: Tuesdays or Thursday evenings from 6:30-10:30 PM, select from the drop down list below
COST: $259 (all materials included) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for one-colour and multiple-colour prints > Registration > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Colour mixing > Reusing your screens > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

HANDCUT COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

HANDCUT COLLAGE WORKSHOP

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Advance registration is required (no drop-ins). Spaces are limited. Click on the REGISTER button to reserve and purchase your spot.

DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2016
TIME: 6:30-9:00 PM
PRICE*: $35 (includes materials fee). Spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $20 (for students, recent graduates within the last year, or individuals on low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

DESCRIPTION

Led by Ottawa-based photographer and collage artist  Kristina Corre, whose exhbition Small Worlds is currently on view at The Manx, and whose curated collage show Improbable Treasures is part of Chinatown Remixed.

This workshop will encourage participants to explore an elegant, minimalist approach to the art of collage. Kristina will present the principles and elements of design and composition to build narratives from disparate elements. Participants will learn about the basic tools, techniques, materials and image sources she and other collage artists use. We will then carefully collect, cut, and compose various ephemera (National Geographics, free catalogs, architecture, gardening magazines, and more), to create our own minimalist collage stories, ready for hanging.

Participant will each take home up to 3 complete works on coldpressed fine art paper. All materials will be provided.

Kristina will also give an overview of the possibilities for collage beyond the materials provided in this introductory workshop, particularly regarding how collages can be blown up to create larger scale works, including wheatpaste murals.

All materials will be provided.

BIOGRAPHY
Kristina Corre is an Ottawa-based artist and photographer who graduated with her M.Arch from Carleton in 2012. Architecture school taught her importance of narratives in image making and meticulousness in her craft. These two incredibly important lessons are currently driving her latest explorations with handcut collage.

Website: www.kristinacorre.com | Instagram: @kristinasees

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Oct
18
6:30 pm18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

Since 2006, our hands-on Silkscreening 101 introduces participants to the process and possibilities of silkscreening.  

NEW SPOTS IN OUR FALL/WINTER 2016 SILKSCREENING WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select from the drop-down list
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATIONPossible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for an e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.