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Spring Open House

The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) is hosting its Spring Open House, Saturday, March 23rd from 10am to 3pm.

Meet instructors and students and learn about 2018/19 full-time programs.

Experience live demos in Aboriginal Arts, Ceramics, Jewellery/Metal Arts, Fashion Design, Photography and Textiles Design and see the latest technologies in Graphic Design and Digital Media.

There will be lots to explore — try your hand at wood carving, get dirty at a potters wheel, learn about pin-hole cameras, draw on a cintiq, engage your senses in a virtual reality environment and have other hands-on experiences.

FREE WORKSHOPS DURING OPEN HOUSE

Book your spot today for these free workshops as seating is limited. Email NBCCDRecruiting@gnb.ca
Pre-registration required.

10am – 11:30am

FOUNDATION VISUAL ARTS
DRAW A STILL LIFE: BASICS AND TECHNIQUES
Are you interested in learning how to draw? Or maybe you have tried, but wished you had an instructor to help progress your drawing skills. Perhaps, you sketched a long time ago and want to get started again. Sign up for an introductory workshop into the basics and techniques of drawing a still life. You will gain an understanding of the tools and techniques needed to start drawing or to enhance your art. Drawing is a skill you can master at any age.

TEXTILE DESIGN
SILK SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP
Silk screen printing is a great way to put designs on everything from t-shirts to tote bags. Learn how silk screens are created and have the opportunity to print a professionally made screen onto a tote bag that you can take with you. You’ll also get to experience other fun printmaking techniques on paper and be able to create a simple motif suitable for printing.

PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO / CAMERA CLASS
Everyone takes pictures, but NBCCD teaches the art of taking pictures, storytelling and expressing creativity through photographs. Bring your camera and printed images, have your work critiqued and learn how to improve on your technique. Putting life into photographs, controlling the narrative, composition and lighting are just some of the elements you will gain.

CERAMICS
DECORATING WITH SGRAFFITO
Introducing you to the principles and elements of design, learn to Sgraffito on a pre-made wet clay tile. Sgraffito is the art of decorating pottery by applying layers of color to pottery and then scratching off parts of the layers to create contrasting images, patterns and texture, revealing the clay color underneath. Receive guidance from an instructor on how to achieve your own unique Sgraffito tiles. Participants will be required to pick up their tiles at a later date as firing in a kiln is necessary.

1:00-2:30pm

FOUNDATION VISUAL ARTS
DRAW A STILL LIFE: BASICS AND TECHNIQUES
Are you interested in learning how to draw? Or maybe you have tried, but wished you had an instructor to help progress your drawing skills. Perhaps, you sketched a long time ago and want to get started again. Sign up for an introductory workshop into the basics and techniques of drawing a still life. You will gain an understanding of the tools and techniques needed to start drawing or to enhance your art. Drawing is a skill you can master at any age.

FASHION DESIGN
DEVELOP AN INSPIRATION BOARD
Fashion designers use many tools in their creative process and often begin with an inspiration board. You will learn how to create a personalized inspiration board using scissors, magazines and sheet cardboard. You will explore and discover colour and style influences. Inspiration boards are a tool used not only in the fashion industry, but also for interior decorating, textile design and industrial applications.

GRAPHIC DESIGN
CREATE YOUR OWN LOGO
A hands-on workshop providing a fun introduction to graphic design by making personalized logos. You will participate in a short presentation and then be guided through a creative process on paper. You will be introduced to the Adobe Illustrator interface and receive a general overview of a few key tools to create shapes and typography, so you can bring your drawing into the digital realm. Take home a printed and digital version of your logo.

JEWELLERY/METAL ARTS
CREATE A METAL DOG TAG
Create personalized copper pendants using hammers to explore texture and stamping on metal. Learn how to use additional materials to add the element of colour your creation. Leather cords are supplied so students can wear their creations immediately.

 

11:30-1:00pm

UNVEILING OF A TRADITIONAL WOLASTOQEY REGALIA
Join us as the Aboriginal Visual Arts Program proudly celebrates the unveiling of its Traditional Wolastoqey Regalia. This beautiful hand beaded regalia was created for the public to reflect on the traditions and culture of the Wolastoqey People and to inspire a new generation of Wolastoqey Craftspeople and Artists.
Many Wolastoqey warriors would have worn this traditional regalia during the French and Indian War 1754-1763. Historically this style of regalia was common among the Wabanaki Peoples, (Mi’Kmaq, Wolastoqey, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki and Penobscot).
Don’t miss chance to see this one-of-a-kind traditional Wolastoqey Regalia!

 

 

457 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick
NBCCD.ca

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Date:
March 24
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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NBCCD
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada
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New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

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The best way to find out if NBCCD is the place for you is to visit our campus for a guided tour. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to chat with instructors, meet current students, see student work and observe in-class demos. Tours are available Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact us at nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca to schedule your tour today!

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