Works On Paper

2024 Visiting Artists

Along with our local and regional workshop instructors, two artists from outside our area will join us at Rice Lake Arts this season.

In late July (July 27-31) David Armstrong, accomplished printmaker and bookmaker will share his expertise and love of nature offering a workshop in paper and bookmaking. David joins us from his home in Dartmouth, NS. In early August (Aug 3-7) we are pleased to offer a mixed media workshop by Sarah Davidson, Canadian born and trained artist who will join us from their studio in Brooklyn, NY.​

Handmade Paper and Books

With David Armstrong

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to make beautifully textured, subtly coloured handmade paper using natural and recycled materials.You will begin by exploring the grounds at Rice Lake Arts to collect materials for use in your paper. David will guide you through the papermaking process step-by-step and you will use that paper to create a unique handmade book using ancient binding techniques such as Coptic stitching. No experience is required.

This workshop runs for 3-Days or 5-Days (optional 2 day add on)

If you choose the optional 2-day add on to the workshop, you may wish to create a simple second book or try a more challenging binding method.

Dates & Details

1) 3 Day Workshop: SAT – MON July 27 – 29
2) 5 Day Workshop: SAT – WED July 27 – 31 (includes 2 day add on)

Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Maximum Size: 10 participants (minimum age 16)
Fee: 3 Day Workshop – $380.00 including taxes & materials/equipment
Fee: 5 Day Workshop – $575.00 including taxes & materials/equipment

Your Instructor

David Armstrong

Metamorphosis! Mixed Media Drawing & Collage Inspired by Nature

With Sarah Davidson

Postponed Until 2025

If you are interested in this workshop, please send an email and we will be in touch with new dates for next year.

This workshop welcomes anyone curious about mixing mediums and experimenting (advanced drawing skills not required!). Taking inspiration from the natural environment at Rice Lake Arts, participants will learn to use a variety of materials to create layered multimedia compositions that express their perspective on the landscape and the natural world. Materials will include watercolour, coloured pencil, ink, soft pastel and collage.

This workshop runs for 3 Days or 5 Days (optional 2 day add on)

If you choose the optional 2 day add on your workshop, you will have the opportunity to develop a larger work, and receive additional one-on-one feedback from Sarah.

Dates & Details

1) 3 Day Workshop: SAT – MON Aug 3 – 5 (August long weekend)
2) 5 Day Workshop: SAT – WED Aug 3 – 7 (includes 2 day add on)

Registration Deadline for 3 or 5 day workshop: June 10 (Note: Sarah Davidson lives in Brooklyn NY and will have to make travel arrangements, thus the earlier deadline for registration)

Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Maximum Size: 10 participants (minimum age 16)
Fee: 3 Day Workshop – $380.00 including taxes & most materials/equipment*
Fee: 5 Day Workshop – $575.00 including taxes & most materials/equipment*

*Note: For both the 3 & 5 Day workshops most materials/equipment are included, however, you will receive a short list of items via email that we ask you to bring along.

Your Instructor

Sarah Davidson

Connecting with Nature through Observational Drawing

Carefully observing the world through drawing has many positive impacts for the individual and our relationship to the natural world. If you enjoy drawing, doodling and mark-making and want to hone your skills and develop new approaches to representational image-making, this 2 day workshop is for you. In this workshop Miriam will share an an approach to drawing that is organic and personal, but still makes use of classical drawing techniques such as contour, value and tone. You will work with materials such as graphite, fine line pens, conte chalk, ink and watercolour.

Dates & Details

WED & THURS July 3 & 4

Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Maximum Size: 10 participants (minimum age 16)
Fee: $320.00 includes taxes, materials & equipment. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your sketchbook & any favourite drawing materials.

Your Instructor

Miriam Davidson