ArtsTalk Blog - Archive - 2018 - January

Felting Workshop with Angela Volk

Learn to felt beautiful creations with felting artist, Angela Volk.
Create your own small flower or butterfly.
Saturday February 3, 2018
1 pm - 4 pm
Children aged 12-17 $40
Adults 18+ $45
All materials provided
Bring your own small towel

2018 Music Festival

Registrations and Syllabi for our 2018 Music Festival are now online!

Drop-In Drawing Wednesdays with Len MacLeod

Drop-in Drawing WEDNESDAYS
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
$10 per hour
All Supplies Provided!

Felted Flowers and Beads Workshop with Gail Franklin-Hawes

Create three or more small flowers and a stash of beads with weaving and textile graduate, Gail Franklin-Hawes.
Saturday February 24, 2018
10 am - 12:30 pm
Ages 12-Adult
(8 participants)
All materials provided
Bring an empty egg carton and a hand towel

Spring Into The Arts 2018 at 41 Victoria St. E.

Calling all experienced visual artists and artisans who wish to showcase their latest exhibition of original works for our Spring into the Arts 2018 exhibit at 41 Victoria St. E.
RSVP your interest in participating in this exhibit - outdoor artwork is invited as well.
Work drop-off: Wednesday January 24 - Wednesday January 31.
The exhibit will be mounted on Thursday February 1.
Exhibit dates: Saturday February 3rd - Saturday March 17, 2018.

Adult Cosplay Make-Up Art with Miss Lee

Create Special FX make-up wounds, scrapes, cuts or burns.
Saturday February 10, 2018
12 pm - 2:00 pm
(8 participants)
All materials provided

NOTICE OF 2016-2017 Annual General Meeting Saturday February 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Jan 11, 2018

Due to the many changes in several of our accounting processes this past year, it has taken longer to pull our financial yearend together. We then found ourselves amidst Holiday Celebrations, closures and vacations that created a further delay.
Our Annual General meeting for 2016-2017 will take place on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm at 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.
Please RSVP to the South Simcoe Arts Council at 705-435-2378 or email the office at
The Agenda and Financial Statements will be made available to you in the prescribed time pursuant to our By-laws.
A copy of our Proxy Form is attached.
In keeping with Article 13, Nominations of Directors of the current By-Laws #01-2011; we earlier invited/requested written nominations for positions on the Board from the Members.
Pursuant to our By-laws you originally received notice on October 17, 2017, which is at least 60 days in advance of the proposed Annual General Meeting.
The Nominating Committee of the Board will receive, review and interview nominations received and bring forward a complete slate of officers.

Complementary Wellness Wednesdays Workshops at the SSAC!

The South Simcoe Arts Council is excited to present,
Wellness Wednesday Workshops
Complimentary & Open To The Community
Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation
Wednesday January 24 to Wednesday February 28, 2018.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All materials provided!
Workshop leaders are Sandy M. Brand, Roslyn Levin & Debbie Collins
Each workshop is offered twice. Sign up for one or both workshops offered by the same instructor, sign up for multiple workshops or sign up for all of the workshops.
RSVP Today at 705-435-2378 or

Held at the South Simcoe Arts Council 41 Victoria St. E., Alliston

The New Arts Talk Magazine is Available Now!!!

The South Simcoe Arts Council is excited to announce the NEW Arts Talk online and print magazine is now available and free to the community, thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation!

The Briar Crier: Call For Stories & A Writer
Jan 18, 2018 | Emerging Arts , Literary, youth

The Briar Crier is looking for stories and a writer
If interested, please call or write:
Marie Fischer, Publisher of the Briar Crier
Phone 705-434-4569
Margravine Media Inc.
PO BOX 686

Introduction To Songwriting Workshop with Colleen Morris
Jan 19, 2018 | Emerging Arts , Music, Workshops

Saturday Feb. 17, 2018
10 am – 11:30 am
Children aged 6 – 10
8 participants
All materials provided
Workshop lead by local singer & songwriter Colleen Morris

Painting Workshop with Greg Hindle at the South Simcoe Palette Club

Tuesday February 6, 2018
9:30 am - 4 pm
16 participants
$35 Members of South Simcoe Palette Club
$50 Non-members
To register: or 705-440-7851
To be held at the Adjala/Tos Municial Offrices, 7855 30th Sideroad, Adjala

Sculpture and Plaster Creations with Lisa Harpell

Learn the basics of creating sculptures. Model with plasticene and plaster and create plaster gauze sculptures.
Saturday February 3, 2018
10 am - 12 pm
Ages 6-15
(8 participants)
All materials provided

Mondays! Adult Sculpture and More with Lisa Harpell

Create 3D sculptures with a variety of materials and experiment with 2D by painting and drawing.
6 Mondays: February 5 - March 26, 2018
(Excluding Mon. Feb. 19 and March 12)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
(8 participants)
Each session $35
6 week programme $200
All materials provided

Art Trip to Ottawa, May 14 - 17, 2018

Art Trip to Ottawa - Monday May 14 - Thursday May 17, 2018
Enjoy the Tulip Festival, Byward Market, National Arts Centre, Museum of Nature & Gatineau Park!
Escorted by Nancy Mann TravelOnly (TICO # 4316071) & Hammond Transportation
Trip is dependant on 24 people by February 10, 2018

Music Festival Registration Extended to February 15th!

The 2018 SSAC Music Festival is fast approaching.
Sign up today and join the fun!
Registration deadline is extended to February 15th!

Updates to Exhibition & Workshop Administration

We have a number of changes happening in 2018 that will provide added benefits and opportunities to all of our members across the many artistic genres. Please read on to learn more about important new updates for our members.