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Gallery Programs and Events

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The Drawing Room on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 2 - 4 p.m.

Picture of people drawing model at the Drawing Room

The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model. This program is held on the third Thursday of each month in the meeting room. There is a suggested donation of $3.00.

July 20, August 17, September 21



Writing Your Passion with Kathryn MacDonald

Need inspiration? Join Kathryn MacDonald for eight evenings this fall for a hands-on writing experience that will get you over the blank-page hurdle. 

Workshops run Monday evenings 5:00-8:00 p.m. $140 per 4-week session or $250 for both.

Writing Place  September 11, 18, 25 & October 2

Explore the importance of place or setting in stories!

Place provides more than simple context for our stories. It provides an entry or portal for readers to enter the world of each story’s action. Far more than adding colour, place adds depth to characters.

Participants are invited to bring a photo or painting of a place and/or character – along with imagination – as a jumping-off-into-words strategy.

Writing Character  October 16, 23, 30 & November 6

Create characters that will come to life on the page!

Writing character opens the door to creating characters that come to life on the page. Participants will hone techniques and talents in specific areas in the development of their stories, including voice, tone and mood, and the importance of movement, structure and tension.

To register stop in at the gallery or call 613-968-6731 x2240. Space is limited. Register today!

Tuesday Workshops with Artist & Instructor Rachel Harbour, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Parrott Gallery is offering a new series of art workshops for artists of all levels. Join instructor Rachel Harbour for 1 or all 5 sessions. Space is limited so register early. $15 per session + $2 materials fee.

 Introduction to Watercolour  September 12         Register by September 5

Targeted at the beginner watercolourist, this workshop strives to introduce participants to both classic and playful techniques used in watercolour painting that make the medium so enjoyable and versatile.

Creating with Acrylic Paint  September 26       Register by September 19

Targeted at those new to painting, this workshop will introduce participants to the versatility of acrylic paint. We will explore its ability to layer and blend like oil paint, or to move and flow like watercolour. We will bring in alternative materials to explore collage opportunities, combining multiple techniques in a final piece that showcases this adaptable medium.

 October 17: Watercolour Note Card

October 31: Collage with Colour

December 5: Wire Ornaments