PEI Crafts Council

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Drawing for the Designer/Maker
Jan
23
to Feb 20

Drawing for the Designer/Maker

This class will focus on developing drawing skills as a means of thinking, planning, problem solving, unleashing creativity and completion in fine Craft. Class content will be an aid for designer- makers who like to express themselves by creating, be it through silk painting, pottery, sculpture, silver smithing, print making, painting, fashion design, and more! 

Topics will include:

  • Intro to drawing using lines

  • Exploring the Elements of design

  • Exploring the Principles of design

  • Observing and recording the directional nature of light on objects

  • Putting it all together in a final project

For more info on course description and a breakdown of topics for each week, please click the link HERE

Supplies Needed:

  • a quality sketch book at least 9x 12 inches,

  •  a few pencils an HB and a B and an 8B 

  •  a charcoal pencil (medium softness)

  • a white eraser

  • mat knife for sharpening pencils

  • a plywood back board if available

If interested in attending this workshop please contact Ayelet Stewart at peicraftscouncil@gmail.com to register or sign up online

SIGN UP ONLINE HERE BY JANUARY 18, 2019

Please visit the PEI Centre for Craft to pay with cash, credit, debit or cheque. 

(5 Weeks) Dates: Jan. 23, 30 & Feb. 6, 13, 20

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Price: $100.00 PEICC Members / $140.00 Non Members

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NEED an INSTRUCTOR for the Business of Craft Course
Dec
5
to Feb 15

NEED an INSTRUCTOR for the Business of Craft Course

Understand the Creative Mind?

We are looking for interested person(s) to conduct the Business of Craft Course, which will run for 10 weeks, 3 hours per week.

The course syllabus is provided, however it is in need of an update by the instructor.

The course will teach participants to set goals, create a mission statement, find craft venues and markets, apply for funding, identify target customer, pricing work, self promotion, branding, trade shows, wholesale shows, invoicing and financial management, taxes, copyrights, etc.

Every week the relevant experts/professionals will come to talk about the topic of the week. For example, a book keeper, whole sale buyers, etc. It is the job of the instructor to coordinate the speakers.

If you have experience with the craft sector, small business, and social media, please apply.

Please forward by email, to the attention of the PEI Crafts Council Executive Director, your
CV
Experience in the craft sector, and
Social Media experience

peicraftscouncil@gmail.com

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Call for Craft Entries
Nov
2
to Jan 11

Call for Craft Entries

  • Eptek Art & Culture Centre Centre des arts et de la culture Eptek (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

November 1, 2018. Summerside PE

 

This information is distributed by Eptek Art & Culture Centre, a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation.

 For Immediate Release                                                                                             

Call for Craft Entries

 Eptek Art & Culture Centre, in partnership with the P.E.I. Crafts Council, will host the 2019 edition of Celebration of Craft in the summer of 2019. This is a similar undertaking to the 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015 editions of the fine craft exhibitions organised by this same partnership. The theme for the coming exhibit is PEI’s natural history. Eptek Centre invites entries from the general public, as well as members of the P.E.I. Crafts Council, for this special exhibition.

 As in the past, the exhibition will aim to showcase the wide variety of craft produced on the Island and, particularly, to demonstrate to the public the wealth of talent to be found across the province. Celebration of Craft 2019, entitled P.E.I. Nature Inspires Craft will be a juried exhibition. All artisans are asked to select an artifact as inspiration for their piece. Images of handcrafted artifacts made from P.E.I.-based materials and a variety of other items from P.E.I.’s natural history will be provided to inspire. The new work is not expected to be a replica of the original piece nor does it have to be in the same medium or materials. In other words, a new hooked mat might be inspired by something handcrafted using P.E.I. pine a hundred years earlier or a metalworker may be inspired by the bones of a P.E.I. animal.

 The exhibition is open to Island craftspeople, both amateur and professional. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday, January 11, 2019. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries. Jurors will be looking for special crafted pieces rather than work that might be regularly offered in shops. In addition to craftsmanship, other criteria are innovative design, skillful execution of the concept, and uniqueness. All pieces should be new work, functional, inspired by the selected artifact, and ready for display. All work must be finished and presented at Eptek Centre in Summerside by mid-May 2019. The exhibition will be on display from June until October.

 All interested artisans should contact Eptek Centre to submit an expression of interest by email at eptek@gov.pe.ca and provide artisan’s name, postal and e-mail addresses, phone number, and medium. The PEI Crafts Council has promoted the making and appreciation of handcrafts on PEI for over 50 years. For more details on the submission process or the exhibition, please call 902-888-8373. There is no fee to enter.

 Prepared by Nikkie Gallant, Site Director

Nikkie Gallant

Site Director

Directrice du site

Ph: (902) 888-8373

F: (902) 888-8375

Eptek Art & Culture Centre

Centre des arts et de la culture Eptek

130 Heather Moyse Drive

Summerside, PE C1N 5Y8

www.peimuseum.com

ngallant@gov.pe.ca

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