4-Week Collage Course- in Wellesley, ON

Starting May 6-May 27, 2020 I am instructing a 4-week collage art class for adults in Wellesley, ON at Lucy Pearlle.

Due to COVID-19 it is unknown if this course will run at this start time. However I will run it in the future and encourage you to follow my Facebook page linked below to stay up to date. Starting May 6-May 27, 2020 — I am instructing a 4-week collage art class for adults in Wellesley, ON at Lucy Pearlle.

In this 4-week Collage Course for Adults you will learn:
-composition
-how to create a focal point
-basic drawing and collage skills/techniques
-choosing a colour palette for your design
-how to create texture and incorporate mixed media
….and much more

In each class you will learn new techniques, create a small class project and have guided time from local artist Jackie Partridge to create your own collage design.

All materials are provided –this workshop is $100 +HST for the four sessions!

Click the link to find more about the workshops and how to register:https://www.facebook.com/events/148494889693495/

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Kids 4-Week Drawing Course (facial features) in Wellesley

I am running a four week Kids Drawing Class for kids in grade 3 and up at Lucy Pearlle's in Wellesley ON- starting May 1, 2020

I am running a four week Kids Drawing Class for kids in grade 3 and up at Lucy Pearlle’s in Wellesley ON- starting May 1, 2020

The Course will start on May 1 and go for four weeks with no class on Friday May 15 due to the Victoria Day weekend.

In these four weeks we will explore realistic drawing with pencil, fine tip marker and charcoal where students will learn and develop their skills to be able to draw realistic facial features and improve their portrait drawings.

Students will learn:
-shading and sketching techniques
-tips for drawing difficult features
-how to use materials like drawing pencils, charcoal and fine tip markers
-facial proportions to make drawings realistic .. and more

Students will learn techniques and complete small drawing projects to improve how they draw facial features.

Click the link to find more about the workshop and to get registration info:https://www.facebook.com/events/509225779665276/

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Interested in Having a Piece of Art Commissioned? Check These Tips!

As an artist I have been doing art commissions for friends, family and even people I don’t know that well for several years.

 

Creating a successful art commission can be a lengthy process but I have come up with a list of tips to create a faster and more positive process for both the artist and the client.

 

As a client  getting a piece of art commissioned you need to:

  • communicate what you want – be clear and specific if you have a vision in mind
  • trust your gut-if you don’t feel comfortable with anything -then don’t go ahead with it
  • ask for a price estimate if it is not provided to you
  • figure out the size of the work you want
  • figure out where you will put that piece of art -this can help determine the dimensions and also the style or colours you like – It is helpful for the artist to see a photograph of your space and know what you like (everyone has their own unique design style)
  • send inspiration  -whether it’s a photograph, colour swatches or a sample of fabric for the curtains that will hang next to the artwork – anything is helpful
  • make sure you have done your research- Do you like the artist’s work?

 

As an artist commissioning a piece of art you should:

  • Give a price estimate that is a range from low-high end (this estimate should include your price of materials and YOUR TIME based off the size of the work)
  • Give an estimated deadline of when the piece will be finished-make sure this is manageable
  •  Update the client if you expect to be late, more money etc.
  • communicate clearly and ask questions if unsure
  • create a sketch or mock up during the consultation process
  • ask for photos of the work hanging in the client’s space for your portfolio

 

I am an artist based out of Waterloo Region, ON Canada- if you are interested in getting a piece of original art made and you are from the area feel free to reach out to me jackiepartridgeart@gmail.com and I will forward you a survey to fill out your thoughts on your artwork that you would like commissioned. I can work with you and your budget!

 

Interested in Getting Artwork Commissioned? Try Artist’s Jackie Partridge’s Tips!

Again if you would like an artwork commissioned by me and you are from the  Waterloo Region, ON Canada- feel free to reach out to me jackiepartridgeart@gmail.com

I hope to create a piece of art for you one day!

 

See my Patched Exhibition Preview!

I invite you to join me in celebrating my opening reception at the Kitchener Public Library for my solo exhibition Patched. 

I have added some photos here as a sneak peek of some of the work you can expect to see in the exhibition.

The opening reception will be from 7-8:30pm on Thursday May 7, 2020.

There will be sparkling water and refreshments!

Patched is an ongoing series of photographs where map paper (made from maps of places I have been to) is embedded into trees where the bark naturally peels away as an act of offering or mending.

The photographs displayed in the exhibition were all from my book Patched that was published with the support of the Waterloo Arts Fund in 2018. There will also be some new and recent work from this series too! (The featured photos are all recent from this past summer)

Mark my opening reception on your calendars!

See my Exhibition at the O Gallery!

From January 15-March 8, 2020 I have an exhibition at the O Gallery @44 Gaukel in Kitchener, ON Canada.

This exhibition consists of my framed hand dyed and hand embroidered dish cloths that resemble aerial views of farmlands. These works are professionally framed in glass. They are wire mounted and framed in white.

I love the white frames in these works because the dish cloths are so colourful and often have areas of intense vibrancy.

Another element to this exhibition is my handmade abaca paper with embedded sewn thread drawings to mimic the act of farming the day in day out labour of the back and fourth motion. This repetition of farming coincides with the repeated lines. These paper drawings are displayed with clipboards as a field study. The clipboard presentation to me implies a sense of research or note-taking.

Exhibition at the O Gallery by artist Jackie Partridge

Exhibition at the O Gallery in Kitchener by Jackie Partridge

Framed hand dyed dishcloth with hand embroidery by Jackie Partridge

Friends and Lovers Exhibition Opening at Button Factory Arts

I am a part of a group exhibition at Button Factory Arts in Waterloo on Friday January 17th from 5-7pm.

This group exhibition with the theme of Friends and Lovers is curated by Tee Kundu.

I will have two works shown in the exhibition and I would love for you to come and see all of the other great art in the show!

Button Factory Arts is located at 25 Regina St. S Waterloo, ON, Canada

More information can be found on Facebook or Instagram @buttonfactoryarts

I hope to see you at the opening Friday January 17th from 5-7pm!

 

Here is a sneak peek at a work of mine titled ‘Broken’ that I have in the exhibition:

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Ebook Patched by Jackie Partridge

Patched was published in 2018 with the Waterloo Arts Fund. It is a book of 38 pages- a collection of images colour printed of trees around Waterloo Region that have been altered by adding map paper pulp in areas where the bark has naturally peeled away. I see this act of patching trees as a form of mending or offering of paper back to the tree. In addition to the photographs in my book- there are a series of nature appreciation poems. At the back of the book I have included information about my art process.

I sell my published hard cover book for $50. And I sell my ebook for $11.99. The Ebook is a digital PDF version of my hardcover book.

Head to this link to see more of my book!

check out my ebook here!

Please comment if you have any questions about my book or Ebook!

Holding Patched

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Preserve Exhibition

My exhibition “Preserve” has been extended at the East Side Guelph Public Library until Saturday December 28.

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9a.m.–8p.m.    Friday 9a.m.–5p.m.

Saturday9a.m.–5p.m.   Sunday1–5p.m.

All work is on view and for sale. For purchase please contact jackiepartridgeart@gmail.com

 

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Detail of “New Subdivision”

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November Exhibition

For the month of November I have work on display at the East Side Library in Guelph, ON. All of the work s framed and for sale $300 each-to purchase you can email me at jackiepartridgeart@gmail.com. It must be a local pick up or shipping will be charged additionally.

All of the work is professionally framed in glass and is wire mounted the work will be on display from Nov. 2- Nov. 30.

I will be displaying my series “Preserve” that include hand dyed and hand embroidered dishcloths. This work is approx.  18″x 18″ framed and there are 15 pieces in the series

 

More work is on sale all November long on my website www.jackiepartridge/shop – Use code November20 at checkout to save 20 %

Bachelorette Paint Night

Last weekend I had the pleasure of instructing an acrylic paint night for a bachelorette party. We painted blue hydrangeas! They did amazing! Here are the student works below: