Special Events

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Celebrate Harvest Season and a New Public Art Work

Dunnville Farmer's Market is hosting an Evening Market from 2pm-8pm featuring food,  produce, vendors, music and more! 

All Free, All Fun - for the Whole Family! 

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CELEBRATE WITH US SEPTEMBER 17th, 2019

LVW Creative Barracks is excited to unveil their Great Art for Great Lakes public art work together with community members and government representatives. 

Join us at 6pm for opening ceremonies, the artwork unveiling, the sharing of bannock and a special performance by Whitney Pea! 


Inheritance is a collaborative permanent visual art installation created four free community workshops over 6 weeks where residents of Six Nations, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton, Brant and Niagara learned new creative skills to bring the artwork from concept to reality,

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INHERITANCE

is a site-specific multimedia installation, inspired by a quote by historical Canadian political leader Louis Riel:

"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back. I have nothing but my heart and I have given it long ago to my country. We must cherish our inheritance."


Residents of Dunnvile and most of Haldimand County live on the Traditional Lands of the  Haudenosaunee, Indigenous Peoples  who have inhabited, cared for and protected the land and waters. 

Haldimand County sits on the land promised to the Indigenous Peoples as part of the Haldimand Tract 1784.  


On 22 May 1784, Haldimand signed an accord with Mississauga chiefs to cede approximately 385,000 hectares (ha) of land to the Crown for £1,180. The largest portion of this went to the Haudenosaunee, who received a tract of land 10 km deep on either side of the Grand River, beginning at its source to Lake Erie. This area provided the basis of the Six Nations reserve. 


 The current Six Nations reserve covers only 50,000 acres, or approximately 5% of the original grant. Since the original 1784 Proclamation, the vast majority of the land was sold or otherwise illegally transferred to white settlers by the Crown (and subsequently the Canadian government) without the consent of the Six Nations confederacy. 


As residents of Haldimand County, and occupants of stolen land, this project aims to acknowledge the history of our community and suggest that, although we did not personally steal the land, by living here we have inherited the responsibility of protecting land and waters like the Peoples before us, working towards Reconciliation so that all people living here can enjoy and benefit from the environment for generations to come. 

FREE FUN

The Purly Hookers - Dunnville's Crochet and Knitting Society

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The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm.


Participation in the weekly meet up is free. Although we will have a donation jar available, for use of the space. Participants are expected to provide their own materials.


Beginners or those looking to learn are welcome. We have two volunteers who have offered to assist in teaching and providing guidance for newbies or beginners.


All ages are welcome, although only children looking to learn to knit or crochet are welcome. There will be no other activities or materials provided to keep them busy. Please understand this evening is a time for some parents to make space for themselves.


Participants are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. The studio offers a fridge, toaster oven and kettle for use. Participants are expected to clean up after themselves.
Please do not bring food items with nuts, in consideration of allergies.


Open Studio Weekly Drop-In

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FREE, BYOArt Materials


Take advantage of 2 hours a week in a studio space surrounded by other creative people. 


Bring your own creative materials (paint, brushes, canvasses, pencils, scrapbooks etc) and join in our social gathering of creativity and chatter. 


Advanced sign up is appreciated to ensure there is enough space for everyone to work.  

Beginning June 6th, weekly until December 19th 2019. 

Weekly Dates Include:

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Courses and Classes

STOP MOTION ANIMATION COURSE

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 Taking art to the next level!

Join award-winning local artist Lacie Williamson for six weeks of stop motion animation fun, with no previous experience necessary!

Students will learn a variety of stop motion animation techniques to create their very own short films using a variety of mediums.
Students will receive digital copies of their creative works.

Enrollment in the full six weeks is mandatory.

$150/student
10% discount for additional students

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INDEPENDENT STUDIO

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 Got unique ideas for a painting or two, but don't think you have the skills yet?

This weekly studio session is perfect for mature independent creators looking to bring their own ideas to life!

Ages 8+ recommended.
$25/hour
All materials provided
Wednesday’s from 4pm-7pm.

Join local award-winning artist Lacie Williamson in studio, where she will share her tips and tricks to create the best version of your creative vision!

Students are encouraged to drop-in between 4pm and 7pm, whenever is most convenient for your schedule. Students are welcome to stay for more than one hour per session but payment must be received in advance of studio time.

Students will  receive one on one attention, in order to make the best version of their creations, and benefit from creating in a social atmosphere surrounded by creative peers.

Our Fall 2019 will be available for six weeks beginning
Wednesday September 18th, 2019
Final opportunity
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 


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Tim Burton Ink & Watercolour Classes

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Are you a fan of Tim Burton's film style and themes?   

Join us for six weeks of Tim Burton inspired art!  Each week we will study characters from a different film from the last 30 years!  Join us for all six classes, or pick and choose your favourites.  


September 24th - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory 

 October 1st - James and the Giant Peach 

October 8th - Beetlejuice 

 October 15th - Corpse Bride 

 October 22nd - Edwrd Scissorhands 

 October 29th - Nightmare before Christmas  


Each class will involve an hour of step-by-step character study ad design with pencil.  Once sketches are finalized, students will ink them in, and spend the remainder of each class illustrating (colouring) their works with professional watercolour paint.   

No prior experience required, just a willingness to learn.  

$30/class or $150 for all six classes  To register please complete the mandatory online registration form by clicking the ENROLL NOW link below. We will not ask your for online payment, but offer your three options to report how you intend to pay. Payment must be received prior to your first class, in order to hold your spot.  

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