THE MAKER ZONE AT ARTSFEST IS A JURIED EXHIBITION. TO SUBMIT FOR CONSIDERATION TO PARTICIPATE AS A MAKER FOR LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AT ARTSFEST 2018
CONTACT JOAN KIRBY waterdowngoldsmith@gmail.com

2017 Makers Zone – Artists In Action


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Artists in Action – Sculpture by Valerio

Saturday, August 19 at 1-5PM Main Street Maker’s Zone

Come and watch Sculptor Valerio Racca as he create a new piece. Valerio has been sculpting in stone for approximately fifty years, and has produced works varying in size from 7 inches, weighing only a few pounds, to an 8,000 pound 7 foot tall stone work. He sculpts purely for pleasure. Be amazed at the craftsmanship emerging in front of you.

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Artists in Action – Joan Kirby

Saturday, August 19 1-5PM Main Street Maker’s Zone

Create a hand-stamped pendant or charm of your choice with Waterdown Goldsmith Joan Kirby! You will be taught how to use a punch stamp on a metal disc of your choice. Copper and brass are available for free. There are many different stamps including letters, number and symbols to use. This is a FREE activity, though chains and/or cords for the pendants are sold separately. All ages are welcome, and kids under the age of 16 will require parental supervision.

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Artists in Action – Courtney Downman

Saturday, August 19 at 1-5PM Main Street Maker’s Zone

Courtney was introduced to glass 3 years ago after enrolling in the Arts and Design program at Sheridan. She works primarily with blown glass and has set up her own flame working and glass fusing studio. Courtney is currently working on a project based residency at the Living Arts Center and teaching at the Creative Hub in Waterdown.

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Artists in Action – Linda Blakney

Saturday, August 19 at 1-5PM Main Street Maker’s Zone

Her career as an artist has been spent learning techniques to incorporate mixed media with materials not normally found in textured fine art. Lindas subjects are therefore, complex and designed that when hung in a home or office setting will engage and entertain.

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Artists in Action – Sara Cuthbert

Saturday, August 19 at 1-5PM Main Street Maker’s Zone

A self taught artist and photographer, Sara has had exhibitions of her work internationally, won awards and sold commissioned artwork around the world. Sara’s passion and obsession has always been animals, creating their power and beauty through her drawings, paintings and photography. While not in her studio painting or travelling the world with her photography, she teaches drawing and painting at the Creativworks art studio in Waterdown.

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Artists in Action – Nina Lala

Saturday, August 19 at 1-5PM Main Street Maker’s Zone

Completing her Craft and Design program at Sheridan, Nina now creates ideas and brings them to life with clay, while teaching others how they can birth their own creations into existence . Nina’s work imitates Flora and essential references between fiction and fictional. She also enjoys creating functional wares for the home.

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