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Land Acknowledgement

We want to acknowledge the Traditional Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations, and of the Métis Nation, and we further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the Traditional Keepers of this Land.

Our History

Southampton Arts is the current iteration of two longstanding programs supporting cultural expression on the shores of Lake Huron, in Southampton, Ontario.

The Southampton Art School was founded in 1957 by Bert Henderson while a co-operative Gallery was founded by Carol Cleary and Tanya Weichel in 1999. Together, the School and the Gallery have provided artist-led learning opportunities and a venue for local artists to present their work for decades.

Today, Southampton Arts is proud to continue a legacy that included an advisory panel comprised of members of the Group of Seven while continuously seeking ways to serve as a catalyst for cultural expression and appreciation in Bruce County.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Southampton Arts is committed to a framework for change toward diversity and inclusion. We will continuously improve through an ongoing process of evaluation and change, based on research and self-reflection. An inclusive approach will be thoroughly integrated into the ongoing activities, operations and relationships of the organization. Southampton Arts will make every effort to identify and remove barriers to inclusion. Southampton Arts is committed to employment diversity with respect to all aspects of employment. Southampton Arts will endeavour to ensure that the workplace, all policies, procedures and practices, are free of deliberate or unintentional (systemic) barriers so that no one is disadvantaged.

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Intro to Scratchboard Drawing with Michael Spillane

Today's Featured Class

August 15 - 16th,   9AM - 4PM

Material Fee: $10

Skill Level: All Levels

Class Fee: $189

In this workshop students will learn the basic techniques involved in creating detailed scratchboard art. Scratchboard drawing involves the use of specific tools to directly remove a surface layer of China clay that is coated with black, India ink. The values within the artwork from light to dark are achieved by varying the amount of surface layers scratched away or adding further layers of India ink. Scratchboard art can be completed in black and white or colour. If color is added, a variety of transparent mediums may be used, including watercolor, ink, coloured pencils, airbrush and diluted acrylics. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced artists. 

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