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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 201 Workshop: Intermediate
May
12
to May 22

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 201 Workshop: Intermediate

To view number of spots remaining for this workshop, enter number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know how many spots remain.

DATES + TIMES: Sunday May 12, 2019, 1:30-5:30 PM + Wednesday May 22, 6:00-10:00 PM
LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each = 8 hours total (with 15-20 minute break during each session)
COST: $209 + HST (all materials included)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

Participants must have completed Silkscreening 101 as a prerequisite.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn intermediate techniques through multiple colour printing on paper: Intermediate methods for designing layered artwork; ink mixing and expanding colour range; reclaiming your screen; the registration system; multiple colour effects through two-colour printing techniques; and approximately 4 hours of studio time to print. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you. Note: This workshop will focus on printing on paper, although these techniques can be applied to fabric and other mediums.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (taxes are additional).

Read more about silkscreening

 

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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SOLD OUT - WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT - WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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WORKSHOP // SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

WORKSHOP // SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

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To verify the number of spots available workshop, enter number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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WORKSHOP // Online Video 101
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

WORKSHOP // Online Video 101

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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, February 7, 2019
TIME: 6:30-9:00 PM
PRICE: $65* + HST. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

Possible Worlds presents a two-part workshop series to kick off 2019: New Year, New Brand! with Ariel Bissett.

Join Ariel (@arielbissett), a renowned Youtuber and writer, over two sessions to learn how to create a branded online identity and use online video. This workshop is a follow up to her well-received artist talk with Greg White last year on "Designing a Digital Presence."

You can sign up for Online Video 101 or Design Your Personal Brand, or both!

PART TWO: ONLINE VIDEO 101

Chances are you’ve already watched an online video today. Sharing video has never been so easy and has changed the way artists and creatives share their work. In this workshop we will be doing a deep dive into online video: what it is, where it can live, how you can plan it, and why it’s important.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY

At the end of this workshop you will have a firmer grasp about why online video is important, you will understand how it functions on different platforms (YouTube, Instagram), and you will have worked through the process of creating a video from idea to filming to posting.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Artists and creatives, and people wanting to create video content regularly as part of their business

WANT TO SIGN UP FOR PART ONE ON PERSONAL ONLINE BRANDING? > Sign up here.

*SPECIAL PRICING: For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $55 (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.

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BIOGRAPHY

Ariel Bissett is a Canadian writer, poet, booktuber, and zine maker. Her YouTube channel has over 140,000 subscribers and is a place where she tries to encourage everyone to pick up a book. She has spoken at VidCon, premiered videos at Buffer Festival, was an official Man Booker Prize Vlogger, and is creator and host of the BookTubeAThon - the largest YouTube readathon. Ariel recently completed a Master of Arts at the University of Ottawa. You can learn more about Ariel by visiting her website www.arielbissett.com or on social media at @ArielBissett.

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.

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WORKSHOP // Online Branding for Creatives
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

WORKSHOP // Online Branding for Creatives

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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, January 31, 2019
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
PRICE: $50* + HST. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

Possible Worlds presents a two-part workshop series to kick off 2019: New Year, New Brand! with Ariel Bissett.

Join Ariel (@arielbissett), a renowned Youtuber and writer, over two sessions to learn how to create a branded online identity as well as using online video. This workshop is a follow up to her well-received artist talk with Greg White last year on "Designing a Digital Presence."

You can sign up for Online Video 101 or Design Your Personal Brand, or both!

PART ONE: DESIGN YOUR PERSONAL ONLINE BRAND

What is your personal brand? What do people think about when they visit your online spaces? In Part One of this workshop series, we will investigate what a brand can do for you. You will leave with a better grasp of how to create content for your social media, and a plan for how to revitalize your online presence in order to connect to the people and projects you're looking for.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY

  • Knowledge of what a “personal brand” is and how to apply it to yourself

  • Complete an exercise that will help you build a brand that will work for you

  • Leave with a plan of how to implement your brand to your online presence.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Artists and creatives, people looking to revitalize their online spaces.

WANT TO SIGN UP FOR PART TWO ON ONLINE VIDEO? 

> Sign up here.

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $40 (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.

personal-branding-jan312019-ariel-bissett.jpg

BIOGRAPHY

Ariel Bissett is a Canadian writer, poet, booktuber, and zine maker. Her YouTube channel has over 140,000 subscribers and is a place where she tries to encourage everyone to pick up a book. She has spoken at VidCon, premiered videos at Buffer Festival, was an official Man Booker Prize Vlogger, and is creator and host of the BookTubeAThon - the largest YouTube readathon. Ariel recently completed a Master of Arts at the University of Ottawa. You can learn more about Ariel by visiting her website www.arielbissett.com or on social media at @ArielBissett.

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.

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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101

To view number of spots remaining for this workshop, click on REGISTER and indicate number of spots you would like to purchase by clicking on + or - then CHECKOUT. The cart will let you know how many spots remain.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (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: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out our suggestions for the benefits of taking a silkscreening workshop at PW and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (taxes are additional).

Read more about silkscreening

 

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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Bookbinding 101 Workshop // December 12, 2018
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bookbinding 101 Workshop // December 12, 2018

DATE: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
TIME: 6:00-8:30 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.

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Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 9, 2018
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 9, 2018

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LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 (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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (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.

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SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 4, 2018
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 4, 2018

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

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 (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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (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.

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Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // October 30, 2018
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // October 30, 2018

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** Please note that we are currently redesigning our Silkscreening 101 and 201 Workshops, to be launched in November 2018. Pricing and workshop description may change.

*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
COST: $145 (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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (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.

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Jul
5
to Jul 8

2018 Toronto Art Book Fair

 

POSSIBLE WORLDS
AT TORONTO ART BOOK FAIR

Thursday July 5 to Sunday July 8

Possible Worlds is excited to be presenting at the 3rd edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair, a free public festival that celebrates and explores artists' books and printed matter. 

Drop by Possible Worlds' table to see our latest artist editions, ranging from prints to cassettes to vinyl to zines to artist books to apparel. 

Taking place July 5 - 8 at Chinatown Centre Mall (222 Spadina Avenue), TOABF 2018 will feature curated exhibitions, installations, Canadian and international exhibitors, and community programming that includes panel discussions, readings, talks, launches, and workshops.

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Apr
22
1:30 PM13:30

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP // APRIL 22

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RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP

LENGTH: 3 hours
DATE: Sunday April 22, 2018
COST: $90 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above
LOCATION: Possible Worlds Studio 2 (Centretown/Chinatown, Ottawa, directions will be provided once you register)

In this new workshop, learn about the basics of Risograph printing, including process and format, and create your own two-colour Risograph prints. 

The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the print process, the resurgence of the Risograph machine within graphic art and design circles, and examples of work from international print artists. You'll then work with cut-outs, collages, drawings and text to create your own artwork. Each participant gets to print one design in two colours x 10 copies.

All materials will be provided, or you may bring your own art making materials (e.g. markers, ink and brushes, pencils, collage materials, etc.). Open to all creative levels.

Facilitated by Melanie Yugo, print artist and co-director of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has developed programming and led workshops on graphic art, most notably silkscreening, at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as across Canada, and internationally. She has researched and written on the resurgence of the Risograph machine for various publications, curated shows featuring Risograph work through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of dozens of leading Risograph printers around the world.

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

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. 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.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

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*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
COST: $145 (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.

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Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP // MARCH 25

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP

LENGTH: 3 hours
DATE: Sunday March 25, 2018
COST: $90 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above
LOCATION: Possible Worlds Studio 2 (Centretown/Chinatown, Ottawa, directions will be provided once you register)

In this new workshop, learn about the basics of Risograph printing, including process and format, and create your own two-colour Risograph prints. 

The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the print process, the resurgence of the Risograph machine within graphic art and design circles, and examples of work from international print artists. You'll then work with cut-outs, collages, drawings and text to create your own artwork. Each participant gets to print one design in two colours x 10 copies.

All materials will be provided, or you may bring your own art making materials (e.g. markers, ink and brushes, pencils, collage materials, etc.). Open to all creative levels.

Facilitated by Melanie Yugo, print artist and co-director of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has developed programming and led workshops on graphic art, most notably silkscreening, at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as across Canada, and internationally. She has researched and written on the resurgence of the Risograph machine for various publications, curated shows featuring Risograph work through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of dozens of leading Risograph printers around the world.

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

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. 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.

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Practice / Process 04: Designing a Digital Presence
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Practice / Process 04: Designing a Digital Presence

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WHAT: PW Practice/Process 04: Designing a Digital Presence
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-04-designing-a-digital-presence-tickets-43007679126

Practice/Process is a series of professional development meetups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  We discuss a particular theme, focusing on the "what" of guests’ creative practices, and the "how" of their process.

In February we’re taking on an essential part of creative practice: designing a digital presence and, specifically, how to do it effectively using social media. From the worlds of writing/zine-making/book reviewing and experimental music, this month’s guests are Ariel Bissett and Greg White. Fresh to the Ottawa-Gatineau creative scenes via Guelph, ON, and London, UK, these two have built a meaningful and engaged online following around each of their own practices. They will share their experiences of being based in small/large cities while using different platforms to showcase their work, grow their audiences, generate income, and make connections that lead to creative opportunities.

As an open-dialogue meetup, this event welcomes creative practitioners in all fields who’d like to discuss how our digital presences can be designed into tools to grow our careers.

Practice/Process is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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ARIEL BISSETT is a 23-year-old Canadian writer and video maker. She shares her bookish passion with over 130K subscribers on her YouTube channel. Ariel is currently pursuing a Masters in English Literature at the University of Ottawa. Learn more at arielbissett.com.

Youtube: http://youtube.com/arielbissett
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arielbissett/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArielBissett

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GREGORY WHITE is an experimental electronic musician working between Ottawa (CA) and London (UK), and at the intersection of art, music, and technology.

With White Noises, Greg aims to broaden the awareness and understanding of experimental music and modular synthesisers. These topics are made approachable through tutorial videos on the White Noises YouTube channel and his personal Instagram account. In the process he hopes to help build a passionate and inclusive community of musicians who are as excited about sharing knowledge as they are about making music.

He also releases his own personal music on Bandcamp,  ranging from dreamy atmospheres and joyful melodies to distorted pulsing rhythms.

He attended the University of East Anglia where he received a First Class Honours degree in Music and Technology, specialising in Sonic Arts. After being introduced to coding by building his own digital instruments and interactive performances, Greg chose to study an MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths. 

You can find out more about Greg and his other projects at www.gregory-white.co.uk.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/whitenoises
Music: http://gregwht.bandcamp.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/gregwht/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/gregwht
White Noises website: https://www.whitenoises.co.uk

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

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

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*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
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.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*Please register at least 7 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out (i.e. Out of Stock), check out our future Silkscreening 101 or Silkscreening 201 Workshop.

LENGTH: 4 hours
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 with limited space > 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.

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Workshop: Handsilkscreened Holiday Cards
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Handsilkscreened Holiday Cards

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DATE: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM
PRICE: $30 in advance (includes all materials). Spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
Registration is required. For all creative levels.

DESCRIPTION

Part of Object//Project Micro Art + Music Fair

Come through before the holidays for a fun night at our handsilkscreened holiday card workshop. In this special taster workshop, print your own set of holiday-themed greeting cards (up to 20) using our simple in-house designs. You'll be working in pairs, so consider signing up with a friend. Led by print artist Melanie Yugo.

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

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?
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.

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Workshop: Geometric Star Lantern Jam
Dec
17
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Geometric Star Lantern Jam

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DATE: Sunday, December 17, 2017
TIME: 3:30-5:00 PM
PWYC, spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

This event is PWYC; suggested $10. Spaces are limited. Register to ensure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-geometric-star-lantern-jam-tickets-41175832022

DESCRIPTION

Part of Object//Project Micro Art + Music Fair

Come through before the holidays for an afternoon of creating geometric star lantern sculptures, inspired by paroles, star lanterns from the Philippines. A sculpture created from simple materials, hang it for the holidays or all-year round.

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

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Workshop: Future State Poster + Zine Jam (Drop-In)
Dec
16
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Future State Poster + Zine Jam (Drop-In)

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DATE: Saturday, December 16, 2017
TIME: 3:30-5:00 PM
PWYC, spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

This event is PWYC; suggested $10. Spaces are limited. Register to ensure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-future-state-poster-zine-jam-drop-in-tickets-41175363621 

DESCRIPTION

Part of Object//Project Micro Art + Music Fair

Come through before the holidays to our Future State Poster + Zine Jam to create typographic posters or zines that predict your version of what's coming up in the new year.  Responses can range from the personal to the political to humorous to controversial to cheerful to action-oriented. Pages will be later compiled to create a collaborative zine, Future State(ments), a publication experiement by PW. Participants who are interested receiving one will be asked to leave their e-mail address.

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.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*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
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.

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Practice / Process 03: Graphic Art x Social Impact
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Practice / Process 03: Graphic Art x Social Impact

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WHAT: PW Practice/Process 03: Graphic Art x Social Impact
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-03-graphic-art-x-socialpolitical-impact-tickets-39815550383

Practice/Process is a new series of professional development meet ups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  We discuss a particular theme, focusing on the "what" of guest artists practices, and the "how" of their process.

For November, we’re focusing on graphic art and design with social, cultural and political impact. Guests will speak to their practices - ranging from print, graphic design,sculpture,and art education - and how they engage and expand dialogue with the issues of our times.

  • Guillermo Trejo - Print artist and instructor at the Ottawa School of Art
  • Valerie Yobé - Directrice of l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and President, la tribu grafik.

This meetup is open to creative practitioners who are curious about learning more about contemporary graphic art and design viewed through social, cultural and political lenses, as well as various practices and forms including creation, curation, programming and education.

Practice/Process is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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Guillermo Trejo is a Mexican Artist based in Ottawa. He completed his BFA at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving in Mexico City with a specialization in printmaking, and moved to Canada in 2007. The experience of immigration and distance has shaped Trejo's work. Since moving to Ottawa, he has earned an MFA from the University of Ottawa and has been an active member of the artistic community. He has exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Galerie Saw Gallery, and other artist-run centers across the country.

In 2014, Trejo participated in the Québec City Biennial and was shortlisted for the Ottawa RBC Emerging Artist Prize. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Creative Fusion (Cleveland), and the International Symposium on Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul. In 2014, Guillermo also received the Young Artist FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico) grant for Mexican Artists and a production grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In addition, Trejo has worked as a research consultant for the National Gallery of Canada. He also teaches at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) and directs OSA Editions, a project that invites local artists to create limited edition prints at the OSA print studio.

 

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Valerie Yobé has a PhD in Semiology and has been teaching as an associate professor in Graphic Design at l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image (ÉMI)  at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), since 2001. After starting a career in advertising in Paris, she continued in graphic design in Quebec with clients in the social and cultural fields. She is an accredited DGA (designer graphique agréé) by the Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec (SDGQ), where she was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. Last year, Yobé became the Directrice of l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image at UQO. 

In 2014, Yobé created the non for profit organization la tribu grafik. Through activities like curating, collaborative initiatives between practitioners, editorial projects, critical thinking, and workshops locally and overseas, la tribu grafik conceptualizes and produces research-creation projects that rethink the uses of design, decompartmentalize practices, and innovate socially and culturally. Yobé promotes the practice of and research in graphic design in order to make it a real object of knowledge.

This year, Yobé received a three year grant from Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC),  to support the research and creation of a project called Graphisme Citoyen: pratiques artistiques et construction du lien social au sein de l’école primaire.

Please note artist Joi Arcand, originally scheduled for this edition, will be looking to join us for a future edition.

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

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

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*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
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.

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Practice / Process 02: Artists in Communities
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Practice / Process 02: Artists in Communities

Photo credit : MIque Michelle

WHAT: PW Practice/Process 02: Artists in Communities
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-02-artists-in-communities-tickets-38704277536

Practice/Process is a new series of professional development meet ups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  We discuss a particular theme, focusing on the "what" of guest artists practices, and the "how" of their process.

This month, we’re focusing on artists working in various communities. They'll speak to their practices which include facilitating, educating, and mentoring, some with vulnerable communities, in Ottawa and beyond.

Guest speakers:

Speakers Mique Michelle and Mailyne Briggs both facilitate youth-centered visual art programming.  As a graffiti artist and Ottawa School of Art alumni, Mique’s work takes her to schools and communities throughout Ontario where she includes children and youth in the creation of collaborative mural projects.  Mailyne is the founder of social enterprise/creative studio  Dream.Love.Grow., and non-profit A.R.T (A Real Thought) In Action.  Her work at Dream.Love.Grow allows her to donate proceeds and creative services to local causes, while A.R.T In Action delivers programming to youth facing barriers in Ottawa and Nunavut. Stephanie Nadeau is Head of Ottawa Art Gallery's growing Public, Educational and Community Programs department, where she has advanced the Gallery’s commitment to accessibility by forging a programming and consultation partnership with Tangled Art + Disability, developed volunteer programming councils for both youth and older adults, instigated childcare during exhibition openings and events.

Beyond the experiences of our speakers, we’ll discuss various opportunities and resources to fund and sustain involvement within various communities.  This meetup is open to creative practitioners who are curious about working within different communities, as well as representatives from organizations interested in developing creative programming.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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Mique Michelle is a Franco-Ontarienne from Field whose nomadic journeys allow her to exercise her graffiti art from Northern Ontario to France. Through her travels and studies at the Ottawa School of Art, she has evolved as a mixed media artist and an active facilitator of the arts in Ottawa. Her work can be seen in galleries, public buildings, and in outdoor venues. Mique often includes youth to create with her in collaborative mural projects, as she remains a strong advocate for abolishing negative perceptions of graffiti and street art.

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Mailyne Briggs (aka Mai) is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, photographer, video producer and entrepreneur. In 2007 she started Dream Love Grow Media, an arts-based social enterprise, which allocates proceeds and services to help local causes, charities and individuals in need. In 2014, Mai and a fellow artist dreamed up A Real Thought (A.R.T.) In Action and by 2015 the organization became a registered non-profit. A.R.T in Action provides free 12-week art workshops for youth facing barriers in Ottawa and Nunavut. Notable achievements in the organization's first two years include: paid mentorships for youth to start their own businesses; two satellite workshops in Arviat, Nunavut; three workshops with youth living with disabilities; a Canada150 collaboration that involved our youth showcasing their work in the Toronto Subway System; and now, a partnership with CNIB, an art workshop for blind and low vision youth.

Photo courtesy of Ottawa Art Gallery

Photo courtesy of Ottawa Art Gallery

Stephanie Nadeau is Head of Ottawa Art Gallery's growing Public, Educational and Community Programs department. She has more than doubled OAG’s public programming attendance by developing an expanded program of events, programs and projects that promote public engagement with the Gallery. Stephanie studied art at the Ontario College of Art and Design (BFA 2005) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2008), and brings previous professional programming experience from the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University and The Banff Centre. She continues to foster ongoing mentorship opportunities in education and public programs, cultivating the OAG’s commitment to providing students with opportunities to develop professional skills in a not-for-profit arts environment. Her outreach into the community also includes serving on the Board of Directors of Being Studio (formerly H'art of Ottawa), an innovative visual art studio that facilitates creative opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

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

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Collage Workshop: Portraits and Other Stories
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Collage Workshop: Portraits and Other Stories

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// THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT - PLEASE E-MAIL INFO@POSSIBLEWORLDSSHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST //

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

DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 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

Possible Worlds presents Portraits and Other Stories: an analog cut and paste workshop with collage artist Kristina Corre.

This workshop will encourage participants to explore Kristina's elegant, minimalist approach to the art of collage.  Along with her own techniques, creative process, and influences, Kristina will present the principles and elements of design and how to use these tools of composition to build up narratives and powerful portrait images from disparate parts.

Participants will collect images from Kristina's stash of National Geographics, free catalogs, architecture, gardening magazines, and more(!) then carefully cut, compose, and paste their findings to create minimalist collage stories.  Kristina will also introduce a the technique of embroidery on paper as an additional graphic element to collage.

By the end of the evening each participant will take home up to 3 complete works on 11x14” coldpressed fine art paper.

Participants are encouraged to bring a printout (up to 5x7”) of someone they would like to create a portrait with. All other 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 into her Filipina identity with handcut collage.  

Follow her (nearly) daily collage practise on instagram.com/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.

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SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS
Oct
12
to Oct 24

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

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

DATES: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30-10:30 PM and Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30-10:30 PM (date change)
LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10. 

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.

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Practice / Process 01: What is a Residency?
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

Practice / Process 01: What is a Residency?

WHAT: PW Practice/Process 01: What is a Residency?
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2017
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM

Open to all creative levels and disciplines.

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-01-what-is-a-residency-tickets-37971893957

Practice/Process is a new series of professional development meet ups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  

This month, we’re focusing on residencies and hosting a discussion led by photo-based artist Olivia Johnston, painter Ryan Smeeton, and print artist and Possible Worlds co-founder Melanie Yugo. Other creatives who have participated in residencies are also invited to attend and share their experiences.

Drawing from their recent residency experiences in Senegal, Spain, and the Philippines respectively, Olivia, Ryan, and Melanie will share their insights on finding, applying for, and financing residencies, as well as managing time and projects while away, and how their practices have been informed by their residencies since coming home.

Regardless of where you are in your career, residencies are opportunities to dive into research, learn new techniques, make connections to larger art communities, and access resources, ideas, and landscapes unavailable at home. Whether you’re curious about the possibilities of residencies, or you have your own experiences to share, join us on Sunday September 24 to discuss how to make a residency happen, and how to make the most out of it once you’re there.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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OLIVIA JOHNSTON is an artist based in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently the Photographic History Instructor at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. Her practice includes both photo-based and multi-media work, within which she is preoccupied by questions of art history, the photographic image, gender, individuality, vulnerability, and identity.

In 2017, Johnston was a finalist for the RBC Emerging Artist Award. Her work has been displayed nationally, including in Ottawa's Nuit Blanche, as a part of the City of Ottawa’s collection, and in the largest photography event in the world, the CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto. She has also shown her work internationally, in New York, NY; Portland, OR; Saint-Louis, Senegal; and London, England.

In March of 2016, Johnston attended a month-long residency at WAAW in Saint-Louis, Senegal. The work she produced while she was there will be part of a two-person exhibition with artist Shaya Ishaq entitled overcome/reconcile at the Ottawa Art Gallery in April of 2018.

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RYAN SMEETON is an artist based in Ottawa. He obtained his BFA from the University of Ottawa in 2011, and balances his time between a studio painting practice and creating site-specific murals. He most recently completed large mural commissions for the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the City of Ottawa, and Carleton University. His work takes on the purpose of presenting an alternate perspective of the world that is a median between our reality and an imagined one. In July 2015 he completed a month-long residency at La Postiza artist centre in the rural community of La Cueva, Spain.

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MELANIE YUGO is a Filipina-Canadian artist-researcher, educator, artistic director and cultural worker born in Toronto, now based in Ottawa, Canada. She co-founded and directs Possible Worlds, a gallery, shop, publisher and project space, as well as the multidisciplinary collective/studio Spins & Needles, recognized for its participatory art and music programming in non-traditional venues. As a print artist, Melanie specializes in silkscreening and Risograph printing in the form of prints and artist books, exploring themes of community, culture, identity and place. Melanie received a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University, an M.Sc. in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and completed summer studies in silkscreening at the School of Visual Arts.  

Melanie completed a research-based residency with 98B Collaboratory in Manila, Philippines in February 2017.

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

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*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
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 $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (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.

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MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE
Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE

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MUSIC PRODUCER MEET UP AND EXCHANGE

DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2017
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

Local musician Sheehan Jordan - part of The Tenenbaums punk band, one half of the Ducc Töys duo, and previously a Possible Worlds intern -  is back from Asia!

He'll be leading this meetup and will show his latest pedal chain and new effects.

His talk will be followed by an open jam: bring a synth or piece of music gear and plug into our board and speakers.

// About PW Music Producer Meetup and Exchange //

The Producer meet up and exchange series is open to all - from beginners to long time producers and electronic artists, using software or hardware. The purpose is to provide a platform and opportunity to network and meet others interested in electronic music producing, writing, recording and performing.

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2017 Zine Dream
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

2017 Zine Dream

Possible Worlds will be participating in Zine Dream in Toronto, which is turning 10 this year! 

Over 100 exhibitors of self published books, comics, music, zines, hand made crafts, prints & much more! 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!

One day only. The event is PWYC and will take place on Sunday, August 20th at the Polish Combatants' Hall, 206 Beverley Street.

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PW RISOGRAPH PRINT PIZZA PARTY - POSTPONED
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

PW RISOGRAPH PRINT PIZZA PARTY - POSTPONED

PW RISOGRAPH PRINTING PIZZA PARTY - please note this event has been postponed to a later date - thanks!
DATE: Thursday, August 17, 2017, 5:30-8:30 PM
COST: $25 + processing fee + taxes ($20 for full-time students, artists and individuals with low-income - must show proof with valid ID or documentation)
LOCATION: Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

  • Create a page with your own artwork for a collaborative zine printed on the Risograph
  • Each participant will receive one copy of the zine
  • Price includes two slices of pizza, can of pop, and all materials
  • Space is limited. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

Come through CUAG for a printing pizza party! Against the backdrop of the current CUAG show, Open Edition, we'll spend a laid-back evening eating pizza and making pages for a collaboratively-produced zine. We'll then print the pages using our Risograph machine, a stencil duplicator which outputs prints that have a silkscreened aeshetic and can be used to produce artwork such as zines, posters, album covers, artist books and more.

Inspired by Open Edition's theme of looking back and looking forward, participants will be asked to explore ideas of the past, the present, and the future.

All materials, two slices of pizza and can of pop are included in the price. Each person will receive one copy of the zine for pick up at Possible Worlds. This printing pizza party is open to all creative levels.

Part of PW's mobile print studio taking place in different public spaces around the city. In addition to a printing pizza party, look out for our first Risograph 101 Workshop and a publishing summer camp.

FACILITATOR: Melanie Yugo, print artist and co-director of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), whose Risograph and silkscreening work is part of Open Edition. Melanie has developed programming and led workshops on graphic art, most notably silkscreening, at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as across Canada, and internationally. She has researched and written on the resurgence of the Risograph machine for various publications, curated shows featuring Risograph work through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of many leading Risograph printers around the world.

DIRECTIONS TO CUAG: Please note this workshop takes place at Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive). CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator. Please note the temporary entrance to the St. Patrick’s Building during construction. See the Visiting tab and Directions on the web site for a map and details as the tunnel-level and main entrances to the St. Patrick’s Building (which houses CUAG) are temporarily closed due to construction.

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

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. 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.

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