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  • 2 kids sitting under a tree, silhouette with vibrant sky

    Tuesdays, Dec 19, 2023 - May 21, 2024
    3:30pm
    45 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us as we kickoff the 2023-2024 RP Rebel Readers Bookclub at Rockcliffe Park.  For the first meeting our book is "Children of the Fox" by Kevin Sands.

    Click here to place a hold for Children of the Fox for the physical book, eBook or audiobook.

    This bookclub is for kids ages 9-12 and will be in English.  Registration is required as space is limited.

    For our first meeting on 26 Sept at 3:30PM, bring at least one suggestion of a book to suggest to the group to read.  We will create our list of books for the remaining meetings.  

    We will meet once a month, on a Tuesday from 3:30-4:15PM on these dates:

    26 Sept, 2023

    24 Oct, 2023

    28 Nov, 2023

    19  Dec, 2023

    23 Jan, 2024

    20 Feb, 2024

    26 Mar, 2024

    23 April, 2024

    21 May, 2024

    June date to be determined

  • plants, berries, paintbrush, artwork

    Thursday Jan 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Wendy will present an overview of making inks from local plants, some basic recipes, examples of botanical inks used in her art and Artist Books and references for further exploration.

    After the presentation, participants are invited to a Q and A, to try the palette of inks hands-on and to a ‘show and tell’ about her art. 

    A handout about using botanical inks on paper and textiles will be provided.

    English adult event.  Registration required as space is limited.

    About Wendy

    Wendy lives in Ottawa in the boreal eco zone. She creates painted, printed and stitched art textiles, papers and artist books on mostly botanical themes.

    Her work is inspired by the beautiful landscapes and plant life, both wild and cultivated, of this rugged region of Canada.

    "Working with nature as a gardener and as an artist is one of my life’s chief constants and consolations.  My printed and stitched textiles and papers, like scrolls, become botanical records of plants and their environments in every season."

    Her basic method is to print and stitch on textiles and papers, embroidering by hand and machine with the intention to build up layers of coloured marks to express feeling and concept with line, colour and texture.

    As well as painting marks on substrates with acrylics or natural dyes, she uses eco printing, a monotype process that applies pigments from plants, soils and minerals directly from plants onto natural fibers.

    Printing and dyeing with native plants from her garden and foraged from the local environment have become Wendy's special interest.

    She has published internationally about eco printing, gives occasional classes and presentations and document all aspects of her art adventures in her blog “Threadborne"

    Instagram @wendy_feldberg
    West End Studio Tour
    Ottawa Art Gallery
    www.oaggao.ca/galerie-annexe

  • Cartoon kids adults

    Thursday Jan 25, 2024 at 4:30pm
    45 minutes

    Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2024 virtually with author Barbara Reid!

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park for this hybrid virtual event with illustrator and author Barbara Reid.  Barbara will show you her unique techniques in using clay to create an illustration, as she does in her books.

    We will provide the clay and tools for you to create your own clay illustrations. 

    The event will end with a Q&A.

    Thursday, 25 January, 4:30pm – 5:15pm

    Ages 6-12 yrs, English, Registration required

    To put holds on any of her books, click here

    Here is an video on CBC Book Club with Barbara Reid (1m 43s)