L&A Museum to host mixed media and printmaking workshop series starting March 7, new folk song exhibit now on display

Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives.

The Museum of Lennox & Addington will welcome back Kingston School of Art teaching artist Hill Werth for a beginner mixed media and printmaking workshop series.

Guests are invited to join Hill on Thursday evenings starting March 7 through to April 18 and learn how to create one of a kind projects

Each week the workshops will explore and play with different materials to create abstract backgrounds, while carving out foam cuts. They will combine the two processes together by inking and stamping the foam cut on the abstract backgrounds to create multiple mixed media prints.

Dates and Per Week Description:

Thursday, March 7 – Week 1 – Book pages and printmaking (nature themed)

Thursday, March 21 – Week 2 – Maps and printmaking (character themed)

Thursday, March 28 – Week 3 – Cardboard and printmaking (city themed)

Thursday, April 4 – Week 4 – Music sheets and printmaking (person or object themed)

Thursday, April 11 – Week 5 – Newspaper and printmaking (animal themed)

Thursday, April 18 – Week 6 – Your choice of mixed media background with printmaking

*Please note there is no session on Thursday, March 14

Each session is 90 minutes of learning and fun, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All sessions will take place at the Museum of Lennox and Addington located at 97 Thomas St. East, Napanee.

The cost is $240 for all 6 sessions and includes all required materials. Pre-registration is required and closes on Tuesday, March 5 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more and register online through the event webpage or by calling the Museum at 613-354-3027. Please note, once registration closes, no refunds will be issued.

No experience is required for this ages 13+ and beginner workshop.

– Also at the Museum of Lennox & Addington is their new exhibit Cross Cut: Folk Songs of Early Ontario.

The art exhibit features the work of visual artist Rob Niezen. Through a series of linocuts featured in the exhibit, Niezen reflects on the narrative of the songs with a contemporary perspective by applying the concept of ‘crosscutting’. The exhibit will be open to the public May 25, 2024 with an exhibit opening and talk with Niezen on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.)
The exhibit aims to connect recent history and today’s society, and the issues faced by citizens of Ontario and Canada, and invites to reflect on what’s happening with us and around us. Superficially things have changed, but the human conditions now seem not that different from 100 or 200 years ago. Folk songs make global issues accessible to everyone, as they are created and sung by real people telling real human stories.

Learn more about the exhibit by calling the Museum at 613-354-3027. Exhibit merchandise, including prints of featured work, a songbook and a double CD, are available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop, open during regular Museum hours and the evening of the exhibit opening on Feb. 20.

Admission to the Museum of Lennox & Addington is $3 (free for ages 12 and under).


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