Casa 10 Celebration Open House

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Casa 10 Celebration Open House

Casa 10 Celebration: Open House
Saturday, May 13, 11am – 4pm
Throughout Casa
See the separate event listing for Casa 10 Celebration Concert

EXPLORE – CONNECT – CREATE – CELEBRATE
Connect with the arts and celebrate 10 years of Casa in the downtown core. Free activities throughout the day plus Celebratory Cake at noon! Cake sponsored by Ward Bros. 

GALLERY AND FACILITY TOURS at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Come take a guided tour through the building to learn more about our current exhibitions and the studio spaces available to Studio Access Pass holders.
STUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS in the CLAY STUDIO, WOODSHOP, 2D STUDIO and TEXTILE STUDIO
Check out artists at work in the studios! Casa is home to ceramicists, woodworkers, painters, printmakers, sewists, weavers and more.

ART DOCUMENTARIES in the COMMUNITY ROOM
Sponsored by FWBA Architects
Selections from our “Keeping it Reel” film series. Find your new favourite contemporary artist to inspire you!

In the ATRIUM sponsored by ATB:
FACE PAINTING with Luka de Haan and Cass Williamson
Come transform into a creature of your imagination, with the face painting stylings of Luka and Cass!
EXQUISITE CORPSE DRAWINGS with Amy Dodic
A collaborative drawing game made popular by the Surrealists in the 1920s.
BUTTON MAKING with Kylie Fineday and Sheila Shaw
Make your own unique button to wear on your jacket, backpack, or share with a friend.
COMMUNITY PAINTING with Debbie Kelman
Paint part of the canvas that celebrates 10 years of art and community at Casa!
CHALK DRAWING in ROTARY SQUARE
Grab a colour and add to the temporary community mural on the sidewalk – make a fun hopscotch, write your favourite memory of Casa, or draw a self-portrait!
PRINTING PRESS EMBOSSINGS in the 2D STUDIO with Katie Bruce (ages 6+)
Curious about the Printing Press? Come by the 2D Studio to make an embossing by impressing a linocut carving onto rag paper through the press.

Free Mini-Art Classes! Sponsored by DELTEC
Registration opens Monday, April 17. Call 403.327.2272 to book your spot!

CLAY TILES in the CLAY CLASSROOM with Aaron Hagan and Ethan Roth (ages 6+)
Create a clay tile depicting an image of your choosing, using tools to add texture, adding colour with underglaze, and carving designs with the sgraffito method. Tiles will be glazed and fired at Casa, and ready for pick-up 3 weeks later. Maximum 16 registrants per section
SECTION 1: 11:00 – 11:45 am
SECTION 2: 1:00 – 1:45 pm
SECTION 3: 2:00 – 2:45 pm
SECTION 4: 3:00 – 3:45 pm

GELLI-PLATE MONOPRINTS in the 2D CLASSROOM with Emily Metherel (ages 6+)
Create your design on a gelli-plate with printing ink, adding elements for texture and covering parts of the plate for negative space. Press your plate onto paper and observe how the image changes in the translation! In contrast to other printing techniques where multiples are the goal, only one image is made, making this technique closer to painting or drawing. Maximum 10 registrants per section
SECTION 1: 11:00 – 11:45 am
SECTION 2: 1:00 – 1:45 pm
SECTION 3: 2:00 – 2:45 pm
SECTION 4: 3:00 – 3:45 pm

TEXTILE ARTS in the TEXTILE STUDIO with Tyler Alexander and Teresa Heyburn (ages 8+)
Join Tyler and Teresa for the following textile workshops!
SECTION 1: Fabric Flowers (Adults) 11:00 – 11:45 am
Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, is transferred to fabric. Learn to make hand sewn, fabric flowers, and enjoy putting colour and textures together. Maximum 12 registrants
SECTION 2: Textile Journals (Children, ages 8 – 12) 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Experience the versatility of fabric and create a personalized journal cover. Choose your favourite fabrics and learn how to manage cut raw edges. Come learn this skill so you and your friends can do it at home! Maximum 12 registrants
SECTION 3: Crochet Scrunchies (Youth, ages 12 – 15) 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Crochet is one of the oldest crafts for using left over yarn or small thrift store pieces. Learn how to chain stitch and double crochet all the while making a useful scrunchie. Maximum 10 registrants
SECTION 4: Crochet Scrunchies (Youth, ages 12 – 15) 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Crochet is one of the oldest crafts for using left over yarn or small thrift store pieces. Learn how to chain stitch and double crochet all the while making a useful scrunchie. Maximum 10 registrants

CYANOTYPE AND VAN DYKE PRINTS in the DYE/DARK ROOM with Courtney Faulkner (ages 9+)
Celebrate the sun with these light-sensitive artmaking processes. Cyanotypes and Van Dyke prints use photosensitive chemicals on paper to create brilliant blue and sepia prints respectively. Participants will collage in low light, then take their creations outside to watch them develop in sunlight in mere minutes. Maximum 8 registrants per section
SECTION 1: 11:00 – 11:45 am
SECTION 2: 1:00 – 1:45 pm
SECTION 3: 2:00 – 2:45 pm
SECTION 4: 3:00 – 3:45 pm

Group Fiddling with Alina Khvatova in Stephure Hall from the ULethbridge Conservatory of Music
Have you always wanted to try violin? Join Conservatory violin instructor, Alina Khvatova, for a crash course in fiddling. This will be a fun and supportive environment, open to everyone ages 10 and up! No experience is necessary.
SECTION 1: 11:00 – 11:50 am

Group Drumming with Marc Vantol in Stephure Hall from the ULethbridge Conservatory of Music
Join percussion expert, Marc Vantol, as he takes you on a sonic journey around the world! Participants will explore the bright interlocking rhythms of the Caribbean steel pan and feel the beat of the djembe! 
SECTION 1: 2:00 – 2:50 pm

MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS in the DANCE STUDIO with Pop Up Yoga, Beyond Limits Dance Collective, Lethbridge Independent Society of Dance Artists, and Haptic Dance Arts
Dress in comfortable movement clothing, socks or bare feet, and be ready to move your body in fun, explorative ways!
SECTION 1: Pop Up Yoga with Shonna Lamb (ages 13+) 11:00 – 11:45 am
Bring your yoga mat for this playful, all-levels, vinyasa flow class. Pop Up Yoga aims to make yoga accessible to as many people as possible by creating an inclusive space. They have been teaching classes in the Casa Dance Studio nearly as long as our building has been open! Maximum 30 registrants
SECTION 2: Beyond Limits Dance Collective with Callista Chasse (ages 16+) 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Beyond Limits Dance Collective warmly invites adults of all abilities, genders, and bodies to join them for an accessible dance class. In our relaxed, inclusive space, you can create, learn, and try out many types of dance/movement. No prior dance experience necessary! Maximum 25 registrants
SECTION 3: Basic Fight Choreography with Brent Clark (ages 14+) 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Students will learn the basic fundamentals of stage fight choreography in this theatre workshop. The focus will be on basic hand-to-hand moves, safety, and vocabulary. Maximum 25 registrants
SECTION 4: Family Dance with Claire Lint (Families, ages 5+) 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Family Dance is an all-ages class focused on moving with your loved ones! Using Creative Movement and Jazz Dance techniques, participants will enjoy a full-body warm-up followed by across-the-floor exercises and a short combination.  Sure to be fun for the whole family, we’ll get you moving, dancing, and laughing in no time. Maximum 20 registrants

Date:May 13th, 2023

Time:11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fee:Free

Location:Casa

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Casa Program Guide

The Casa Program Guide is produced three times a year; Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. Inside the guide find listings for the upcoming class and workshop schedule, upcoming exhibitions at The Gallery, information about artists in residence and seasonal events in the building. Program guides are free. Pick-up guides at Casa or at facilities throughout the city.