Meet our feature artist for July

Terry Craig creates beautiful, one of a kind vessels born from the functional craft of glassblowing. Drawing on historical pieces and pushing the limits of the traditional blown glass cup, he creates contemporary funky work with broad appeal, from recycled beer glasses to spectacular sculptural pieces.

META4 Gallery selected Terry's work for its sinuous organic shapes, rich colours and often playful experimentation. We also think beer tastes better in a fun and functional up-cycled glass!

Terry has been working with and teaching blown glass for more than 20 years. A Sheridan College graduate, he owns and operates his own glass studio in Tory Hill.

Save 10% on Terry's work during the month of July  
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Summer's here and the learning is easy!
and fun & inspiring! 
A Mosaic Approach to Painting Landscapes with Marc L. Gagnon
Saturday, July 16,  10 am  - 4 pm
Marc's style of painting bold shapes and values defined by subtle colour shifts and mosaic-like brush strokes is getting rave reviews. Lucky us, he'll be sharing his technique for creating dynamic semi-abstract interpretations of the rural landscape in this one-day workshop. Create paintings in a simple and direct manner, with unity and colour dominance achieved with a limited colour palette.Course Fee: $105, includes lunch in a local restaurant (supply list available)  REGISTER NOW!

Zentangle Mug
with Jill Maxwell 
Sunday, July 10, 1 pm - 4 pm
What a fun way to spend an afternoon with a  friend or family member! Learn the basics of Zentangle and apply your original designs to a mug that you take home and use. The workshop begins with an introduction to Zentangle and time to practice patterns and designs. Then you'll apply a beautiful, intricate design to a smart little mug. So fun  Course Fee: $50 + $15 materials fee.  REGISTER NOW!

Paint this Painting  
with Birgitta MacLeod

Wednesday, July 13, 
1 pm - 4 pm  
Step by step, with clear instruction on what brush to use with how much paint and what colour, Birgitta will walk you through acrylic painting from start to finish. This is an easy and fun introduction to the joys of painting. In this class you'll complete a painting inspired by Monet's water lilies.Open to Adults & Teens 12 & older Course Fee: $50 (includes all your materials)  REGISTER NOW!

Modern Macrame Wall Hanging 
with Natalie Ranae
Sunday, July 17,  1 pm - 4 pm
Macrame is back in vogue! Bring texture and life to your space. You'll learn the basic knots and techniques to create a macrame wall hanging that is approx. 10"x 35" made from 3 strand 3/16" (5mm) natural un-dyed cotton. Instructional video links will be provided after the workshop for all participants. No experience necessary.  Course fee: $55 plus hst, + $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor.  REGISTER NOW!  

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Portrait Drawing from the Inside Out
with Les Luxemburger

Wednesday, July 20
,  1 pm - 4 pm
Learn how to draw portraits with some anatomical know-how. Starting with the underlying skeletal structure and muscles, you'll build your portrait from the inside out. Use pencil, pencil crayons, pen and graphic markers to create your drawing. This is a great opportunity for beginners as well as intermediate artists. Open to Adults & Teens 12 & older.  Course Fee: $50 (includes all your materials)  REGISTER NOW!

Painting Urban Scenes: Mixed Media
with Les Luxemburger

Wednesday, July 27,
1 pm - 4 pm  
Create an amazing work of art that incorporates contemporary approaches to design, line and shading/tone. You'll start with thumbnail sketches and apply one and two point perspective. Add layers of colour and texture using acrylic, watercolour, ink, pen and graphic marker  Open to Adults & Teens 12 & older. Course Fee: $50 (includes all your materials)  REGISTER NOW! 
But wait!  There's more!

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200 Queen Street,
Port Perry, ON
L9L 1B8

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