Sep
23
Wed
2020
C3 – Culture, Coffee and Cookies: Curatorial Tour @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
C3 - Culture, Coffee and Cookies: Curatorial Tour @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Tour the exhibition Ever Elsewhere: Siting a Mennonite Imaginary with co-curators Adrienne Fast and Diana Hiebert. This C3 program will take place in the Great Hall exhibition space at The Reach.

The program will be constructed to allow for maximum physical distancing between participants. We require that all registrants wear masks while in our building.

15 registrants maximum.

Oct
4
Sun
2020
SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

VIRTUAL SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS

1:30 – 2:00 pm

FREE | Virtual Art Class

Join us for a series of virtual art making sessions with instructor Austin Kwidzinski. Gather the household for a fun craft session that you can stream from Facebook Live from the comfort of your own home. Our projects are often based on current exhibitions, holidays, and other timely themes. This is a fun opportunity for young creators to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and get creative. Following the class, the recorded videos will be posted on thereach.ca/athome for viewing at any time.

Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union.

prospera credit union logo
Oct
6
Tue
2020
Story-Bound Book: Learn the Blanket Stitch Tickets
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

October 6

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Artist Facilitator: Ember Munnin

 

$85 for 2 hours of instruction

Adults aged 16+

Additional 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Maximum 5 participants

Minimum registration cut-off date: September 29

Image: Courtesy Ember Munnin, CAVE / PHASE.

 

Books tell stories – not just through the words on the page, but also in the way they are bound and printed. This workshop will cover more than just the technical how-tos of book binding, it will also explore the reasons why and how we make books and tell stories. Taught by local professional artist Ember Munnin of CAVE / PHASE studio, this class will focus on the blanket stitch method, but students will also try their hands at making a 5-minute “instant book” and a 15-minute chapbook. Munnin will guide participants through an exploration of narrative construction as they learn different binding methods.

This class is for beginners who are new to book making and will meet over Zoom for two hours

 


Images: “Instant” book (left) and chapbook (right). Courtesy Ember Munnin, CAVE / PHASE.

 

Materials for Story-Bound Book: Learn the Blanket Stitch

Packages of materials are available for purchase at The Reach for $30, if requested before September 29 (materials marked with an asterisk* are not included in packages).

Use the list below if you wish to source the course materials for yourself. Shop local! All materials included in this list are available at House of Fine Arts (HOFA) in Abbotsford.

 

General Materials

  • Magazine for inspiration
  • 1 embroidery needle (e.g. Chentille Needles Size 18 available at HOFA. Note: the needle’s eyelet needs to be big enough for cord to be threaded)
  • 1 bulldog clip (e.g. 2 ¼” wide clip available at HOFA)
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Push pin
  • X-acto knife* (and cutting surface) OR scissors*
  • Ruler or straight edge (for cutting paper)*

“Instant” (Eight-Fold) Book Materials

  • One sheet of 18” x 24” white printmaking paper (e.g. Printmasters printmaking paper available at HOFA) OR one sheet of 11″ x 17″ copy paper

 

Chapbook Materials

  • Three sheets of 18” x 24” white printmaking paper (e.g. Printmasters printmaking paper available at HOFA) OR three sheets of 11″ x 17″ copy paper
  • One sheet of coloured paper for the cover your chapbook. Note: the size of the coloured paper must match the size of the white paper you have chosen for this book.
  • 1 to 2 arms’ lengths of hemp cord (any colour), (e.g. Crafters Favourite Hemp Cord #10 available at HOFA)

 

Blanket Stitch Book Materials

  • One to two sheets of 18” x 24” white paper (e.g. BFK Rives 200lb or 180lb paper)
  • 3 to 4 arms’ lengths of hemp cord (any colour), (e.g. Crafters Favourite Hemp Cord #10 available at HOFA).

 

Optional Materials

  • Bone folder* (e.g. the small bone folder available at HOFA). This tool is not necessary for this class, but it is a helpful tool if you are looking to invest in bookmaking.

 

About Ember Munnin

Ember is an artist and facilitator specializing in mixed media drawings, paintings, and artist books. Themes found in their work include nature and the environment, relationships, reconciliation, and experiences that go beyond the everyday. Incorporating snippets of conversation and song lyrics, magazine cutouts, and drawing, Ember’s work creates space for new narratives to emerge.

Ember teaches bookbinding workshops and maintains an artistic practice in the Fraser Valley and around B.C.

Oct
11
Sun
2020
8th Annual Every Girl Matters Day Virtual Celebration Tickets
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
8th Annual Every Girl Matters Day Virtual Celebration

This year, GirlKIND and The Reach Gallery Museum are celebrating the 8th Every Girl Matters Day with a contest, a physically-distant community art project, and a virtual celebration that will take place on October 11.

Visit girlkind.org to download and print a Kindness Matters Contest submission form, then complete the form by adding your story of kindness during COVID-19. Bring your story to The Reach between September 15 and October 7; the first 50 people to submit will receive a gift! While at The Reach, participate in the Community Heart Project by adding words of encouragement to pre-cut paper hearts that will be displayed in the lobby. Finally, tune in to The Reach’s Facebook Live on Sunday, October 11 where the grand prize winner of the Kindness Matters Contest will be revealed in our virtual Every Girl Matters celebration!

Oct
18
Sun
2020
SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS @ The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford Tickets
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

VIRTUAL SUNDAY FAMILY ARTS

1:30 – 2:00 pm

FREE | Virtual Art Class

Join us for a series of virtual art making sessions with instructor Austin Kwidzinski. Gather the household for a fun craft session that you can stream from Facebook Live from the comfort of your own home. Our projects are often based on current exhibitions, holidays, and other timely themes. This is a fun opportunity for young creators to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and get creative. Following the class, the recorded videos will be posted on thereach.ca/athome for viewing at any time.

Sponsored by Prospera Credit Union.

prospera credit union logo
Oct
19
Mon
2020
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners Tickets
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

October 19, 22, 26, 29; November 9, 12, 16, 19

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Artist Facilitator: Sidi Chen

 

$120 for 8 one-hour classes*

All ages welcome

Additional 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Maximum 20 participants

Minimum registration cut-off date: October 12

 

* Double Down and save! If you register with a friend, you’ll each receive a discounted rate of $110. Use code “DOUBLEDOWN” when registering.

 

Drawing is a unique way of expressing your experience of the world, and speed drawing is a fundamental part of nurturing artistic skills and minds. Whether you are new to drawing or want to hone your skills, this class will teach artists of all ages a range of ways to use everyday materials to build skill and creative confidence through drawing.

One hour Zoom meetings will take place on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks (8 classes total). Mondays will focus on learning and practicing techniques. Thursdays will focus on sharing and feedback. One-on-one instructor feedback is also available.

Instructional portions of each class will be recorded, so don’t stress if you miss one!

Materials for Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

Packages of materials are available for purchase at The Reach for $10, upon request until October 12. However, this course will use everyday materials from around your house or that can be easily purchased from a variety of arts suppliers.

  • Flat surface for drawing on (e.g., a clipboard)
  • 1 bound sketchbook of any size
  • At least 6 sheets of white paper (e.g., 8.5”x 11” copy paper)
  • At least 6 sheets of brown paper (e.g., 8.5”x11” brown construction paper)
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Pencil sharpener
  • 3 black pens
  • 2 white pens (e.g., size 0.5)
  • 1 Multicolour retractable ballpoint pen

 

Image: Courtesy Sidi Chen

 

About Sidi Chen

Currently residing in Vancouver, Sidi Chen is a practicing artist, an independent arts administrator, and a community worker interested in utilizing the arts as a force for social development. Chen has participated in a wide range of residencies, exhibitions, performances, and projects across Canada, including exhibiting at The Reach in the Fraser Valley Biennial and programming and delivering The Reach’s Sunday Family Arts program.

Oct
20
Tue
2020
Story-Bound Book: Learn the Long Stitch Tickets
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

October 20

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Artist Facilitator: Ember Munnin

 

$85 for 2 hours of instruction

Adults age 16+

Additional 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Maximum 5 participants

Minimum registration cut-off date: October 13

 

Taught by local professional artist Ember Munnin of CAVE / PHASE studio, this class will offer more than just the technical aspects of book-binding, it will also guide students through the development of an artful personal narrative while learning several techniques for binding your story together! The focus of the class will be the long stitch binding method – a centuries-old technique originated in medieval Germany – but students will also try their hands at how to make a 5-minute “instant book” and a 15-minute chapbook.

This class is for beginners who are new to book making and will meet over Zoom for two hours.

 



Images: “Instant” book (left) and chapbook (right). Courtesy Ember Munnin, CAVE / PHASE.

 

Materials for Story-Bound Book: Learn the Long Stitch

Packages of materials are available for purchase at The Reach for $30, if requested before October 13 (materials marked with an asterisk* are not included in packages).

Use the list below if you wish to source the course materials for yourself. Shop local! All materials included in this list are available at House of Fine Arts (HOFA) in Abbotsford.

 

General Materials

  • Magazine for inspiration
  • 1 embroidery needle (e.g. Chentille Needles Size 18 available at HOFA. Note: the needle’s eyelet needs to be big enough for cord to be threaded)
  • 1 bulldog clip (e.g. 2 ¼” wide clip available at HOFA)
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Push pin
  • X-acto knife* (and cutting surface) OR scissors*
  • Ruler or straight edge (for cutting paper)*

 

“Instant” (Eight-Fold) Book Materials

  • One sheet of 18” x 24” white printmaking paper (e.g. Printmasters printmaking paper available at HOFA) OR one sheet of 11″ x 17″ copy paper

 

Chapbook Materials

  • Three sheets of 18” x 24” white printmaking paper (e.g. Printmasters printmaking paper available at HOFA) OR three sheets of 11″ x 17″ copy paper
  • One sheet of coloured paper for the cover your chapbook. Note: the size of the coloured paper must match the size of the white paper you have chosen for this book.
  • 1 to 2 arms’ lengths of hemp cord (any colour), (e.g. Crafters Favourite Hemp Cord #10 available at HOFA)

 

Long Stitch Book Materials

  • One or two sheets of 18” x 24” white paper (e.g. BFK Rives 200lb or 180lb paper)
  • 3 to 4 arms’ lengths of hemp cord (any colour), (e.g. Crafters Favourite Hemp Cord #10 available at HOFA).

 

Optional Materials

  • Bone folder* (e.g. the small bone folder available at HOFA). This tool is not necessary for this class, but it is a helpful tool if you are looking to invest in bookmaking.

 

About Ember Munnin

Ember is an artist and facilitator specializing in mixed media drawings, paintings, and artist books. Themes found in their work include nature and the environment, relationships, reconciliation, and experiences that go beyond the everyday. Incorporating snippets of conversation and song lyrics, magazine cutouts, and drawing, Ember’s work creates space for new narratives to emerge.

Ember teaches bookbinding workshops and maintains an artistic practice in the Fraser Valley and around B.C.

Oct
22
Thu
2020
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners Tickets
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

October 19, 22, 26, 29; November 9, 12, 16, 19

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Artist Facilitator: Sidi Chen

 

$120 for 8 one-hour classes*

All ages welcome

Additional 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Maximum 20 participants

Minimum registration cut-off date: October 12

 

* Double Down and save! If you register with a friend, you’ll each receive a discounted rate of $110. Use code “DOUBLEDOWN” when registering.

 

Drawing is a unique way of expressing your experience of the world, and speed drawing is a fundamental part of nurturing artistic skills and minds. Whether you are new to drawing or want to hone your skills, this class will teach artists of all ages a range of ways to use everyday materials to build skill and creative confidence through drawing.

One hour Zoom meetings will take place on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks (8 classes total). Mondays will focus on learning and practicing techniques. Thursdays will focus on sharing and feedback. One-on-one instructor feedback is also available.

Instructional portions of each class will be recorded, so don’t stress if you miss one!

Materials for Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

Packages of materials are available for purchase at The Reach for $10, upon request until October 12. However, this course will use everyday materials from around your house or that can be easily purchased from a variety of arts suppliers.

  • Flat surface for drawing on (e.g., a clipboard)
  • 1 bound sketchbook of any size
  • At least 6 sheets of white paper (e.g., 8.5”x 11” copy paper)
  • At least 6 sheets of brown paper (e.g., 8.5”x11” brown construction paper)
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Pencil sharpener
  • 3 black pens
  • 2 white pens (e.g., size 0.5)
  • 1 Multicolour retractable ballpoint pen

 

Image: Courtesy Sidi Chen

 

About Sidi Chen

Currently residing in Vancouver, Sidi Chen is a practicing artist, an independent arts administrator, and a community worker interested in utilizing the arts as a force for social development. Chen has participated in a wide range of residencies, exhibitions, performances, and projects across Canada, including exhibiting at The Reach in the Fraser Valley Biennial and programming and delivering The Reach’s Sunday Family Arts program.

Oct
26
Mon
2020
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners Tickets
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

October 19, 22, 26, 29; November 9, 12, 16, 19

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Artist Facilitator: Sidi Chen

 

$120 for 8 one-hour classes*

All ages welcome

Additional 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Maximum 20 participants

Minimum registration cut-off date: October 12

 

* Double Down and save! If you register with a friend, you’ll each receive a discounted rate of $110. Use code “DOUBLEDOWN” when registering.

 

Drawing is a unique way of expressing your experience of the world, and speed drawing is a fundamental part of nurturing artistic skills and minds. Whether you are new to drawing or want to hone your skills, this class will teach artists of all ages a range of ways to use everyday materials to build skill and creative confidence through drawing.

One hour Zoom meetings will take place on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks (8 classes total). Mondays will focus on learning and practicing techniques. Thursdays will focus on sharing and feedback. One-on-one instructor feedback is also available.

Instructional portions of each class will be recorded, so don’t stress if you miss one!

Materials for Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

Packages of materials are available for purchase at The Reach for $10, upon request until October 12. However, this course will use everyday materials from around your house or that can be easily purchased from a variety of arts suppliers.

  • Flat surface for drawing on (e.g., a clipboard)
  • 1 bound sketchbook of any size
  • At least 6 sheets of white paper (e.g., 8.5”x 11” copy paper)
  • At least 6 sheets of brown paper (e.g., 8.5”x11” brown construction paper)
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Pencil sharpener
  • 3 black pens
  • 2 white pens (e.g., size 0.5)
  • 1 Multicolour retractable ballpoint pen

 

Image: Courtesy Sidi Chen

 

About Sidi Chen

Currently residing in Vancouver, Sidi Chen is a practicing artist, an independent arts administrator, and a community worker interested in utilizing the arts as a force for social development. Chen has participated in a wide range of residencies, exhibitions, performances, and projects across Canada, including exhibiting at The Reach in the Fraser Valley Biennial and programming and delivering The Reach’s Sunday Family Arts program.

Oct
29
Thu
2020
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners Tickets
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

October 19, 22, 26, 29; November 9, 12, 16, 19

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Artist Facilitator: Sidi Chen

 

$120 for 8 one-hour classes*

All ages welcome

Additional 10% off for Friends of The Reach

Maximum 20 participants

Minimum registration cut-off date: October 12

 

* Double Down and save! If you register with a friend, you’ll each receive a discounted rate of $110. Use code “DOUBLEDOWN” when registering.

 

Drawing is a unique way of expressing your experience of the world, and speed drawing is a fundamental part of nurturing artistic skills and minds. Whether you are new to drawing or want to hone your skills, this class will teach artists of all ages a range of ways to use everyday materials to build skill and creative confidence through drawing.

One hour Zoom meetings will take place on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks (8 classes total). Mondays will focus on learning and practicing techniques. Thursdays will focus on sharing and feedback. One-on-one instructor feedback is also available.

Instructional portions of each class will be recorded, so don’t stress if you miss one!

Materials for Expressive Speed Drawing for Beginner and Intermediate Learners

Packages of materials are available for purchase at The Reach for $10, upon request until October 12. However, this course will use everyday materials from around your house or that can be easily purchased from a variety of arts suppliers.

  • Flat surface for drawing on (e.g., a clipboard)
  • 1 bound sketchbook of any size
  • At least 6 sheets of white paper (e.g., 8.5”x 11” copy paper)
  • At least 6 sheets of brown paper (e.g., 8.5”x11” brown construction paper)
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Pencil sharpener
  • 3 black pens
  • 2 white pens (e.g., size 0.5)
  • 1 Multicolour retractable ballpoint pen

 

Image: Courtesy Sidi Chen

 

About Sidi Chen

Currently residing in Vancouver, Sidi Chen is a practicing artist, an independent arts administrator, and a community worker interested in utilizing the arts as a force for social development. Chen has participated in a wide range of residencies, exhibitions, performances, and projects across Canada, including exhibiting at The Reach in the Fraser Valley Biennial and programming and delivering The Reach’s Sunday Family Arts program.