Take part in the Field Station series of arts-based excursions over two stints: August 26 - 28 and September 15 - 19, 2017. Each excursion will be a unique arts experience designed for Calgary residents and transit riders to engage in a range of creative mediums and spaces within the Tuscany, Rocky Ridge, and Royal Oak neighborhoods.

Sign-up using the form below - or send us an email at fieldstationcalgary@gmail.com. You'll receive additional specifics about the excursion by email. Space is limited due to the nature of the creative activities. 


1. Faces of the Forest

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2017. 10am - 12noon.

Meeting place: Tuscany LRT Station, outside of the upper lobby.

Join Artist Patricia Lortie and Naturalist Jean Wallace for a fun and interactive experience exposing the many faces of Tuscany’s forests. Participants will create with found natural materials in a multi-media activity accessible to all ages, including young families. Wear your runners, as we’ll take a 5 minute walk from the Tuscany LRT Station to the northern edge of the 12-Mile Coulee to begin the event. During the excursion, the group will explore narrow foot paths beneath the tree canopy. Group size: 25 participants. 


2. Weaving Between the Trees

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2017. 2pm - 4pm.

Meeting place: Foot path at the intersection of Rockborough Park NW and Rockborough Green NW. 

Join Artist Patricia Lortie and Naturalist Jean Wallace to explore the natural landscape of the Rocky Ridge neighborhood. Participants will explore the practice of weaving using found natural materials in a multi-media, creative activity accessible to all ages. The exercise is especially suited to families with older children. Wear your runners, as the group will explore narrow foot paths beneath the tree canopy. Group size: 25 participants. 


3. Drawing on Transit

MONDAY, AUGUST 28th, 2017. 10am - 12noon.

Meeting place: Tuscany LRT Station, inside the upper lobby.

Join Artist Isabel Porto and Historian Harry Sanders to explore Calgary’s history through an interactive excursion on the C-train. Participants will trace the city’s development through drawing exercises. While open to all ages, this excursion is best suited to adults and families with older children. Participants will ride the train together to / from downtown, with all spaces being fully accessible. Train tickets will be provided for the event. Group size: 18 participants. 


4. (Text)ure

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th, 2017. 

Explore the wilderness right in your back yard. Text your neighbour. Post an image. No devices needed. Artist Claudia Weigelsberger and Environmental Educators from Calgary Parks will lead the Tuscany Youth Council in capturing the mood and textures of the natural spaces of Tuscany and Rocky Ridge. They’ll create works on paper using found materials, to keep as souvenirs of their trip, and send messages to their neighbours using landscape art techniques. 


5. Printed in Place, Naturally

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2017. 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

Meeting Place: 12-Mile Coulee at Tuscany Blvd, south side of the street.  

Artist Eveline Kolijn and Environmental Educators from Calgary Parks will lead participants in a printmaking and painting activity inspired by the natural environment. Using natural pigments, participants will create an original composition drawn from the local flora. This excursion is family-friendly and open to all ages. Group size: 25 participants.


6. Drawing on Transit

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 2017. 2pm - 4pm.

Meeting place: Tuscany LRT Station, inside the upper lobby.

Join Artist Isabel Porto  and Historian Harry Sanders to explore Calgary’s history through an interactive excursion on the C-train. Participants will trace the city’s development through drawing exercises. While open to all ages, this excursion is best suited to adult and families with older children. Participants will ride the train together to / from downtown, with all spaces being fully accessible. Train tickets will be provided for the event. Group size: 18 participants. 


7. Printed in Place, Naturally

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2017.

Artist Eveline Kolijn and Environmental Educators from Calgary Parks will lead fourth grade students from the Tuscany School in a printmaking and painting activity inspired by the natural environment. Using natural pigments, participants will create an original composition drawn from the local flora. 


8. (Text)ure

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2017. 

Explore the wilderness right in your back yard. Text your neighbour. Post an image. No devices needed. Artist Claudia Weigelsberger and Environmental Educators from Calgary Parks will lead local students in capturing the mood and textures of the natural spaces of the Rocky Ridge + Royal Oak Neighborhoods. They'll create works on paper using found materials, to keep as souvenirs of their trip, and send messages to their neighbours using landscape art techniques.


 

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