Unlock The Door To Your Creativity

We all need to make time for playful inventiveness, to surrender ourselves to what is at hand and to bring from that experience renewed creative energy                         Virginia Cobb
What is Taber Arts & Crafts Society?

First a little bit about our club.  We are a multi medium club having several artistic disciplines under our TACS umbrella.  We have both a painting studio with both table and floor easels for member use and a pottery studio complete with wheels & kilns.  We also have several looms available for anyone who knows how to weave.  Our members encompass all levels of creative ability, from raw beginners to experienced artists and potters.  We welcome newcomers of all levels. Our club members get together to socialize and to work on their creative projects each week and it is an amazing opportunity to learn through interaction with more experienced members.

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Art A Whirl – Pottery
Paint Night
Paint Night
Where is the Art Studio?

Our studios operate out of the Arts & Crafts Centre located at 4830B 50 AVE.

Taber Arts and Crafts Centre
Taber Arts and Crafts Centre

We are tucked in the back of the parking lot behind Parkside Manor Senior Centre and right in front of the new spray park.  You can find a map showing our location under the How To Find Us tab at the top of the page.

Why should you become a member?
  • having a studio atmosphere in which to practice your art
  • learning new skills through interaction with other artisans and crafters
  • having the opportunity to share your skills and mentor other members
  • the opportunity to take part in each of the different studios – painting, pottery, weaving with one membership
  • receiving discounts on any classes or workshops offered by the club
  • having access 24 hrs/day to the studio with your own key ($5 deposit)
How much does it cost? 

Membership fees are $115/yr and this fee entitles you to all the benefits listed above.  We also have family memberships available.

How do you become a member?

The Scotia Bank is partnering with our club for our membership drive by matching funds collected on March 3.  We owe a tremendous thankyou to the Scotia Bank for their generosity and their time in helping us remain a vibrant part of Taber’s creative spirit.

We will be holding our annual Membership Drive on

Friday, March 3, 2017 
9:30-2:30 
at Scotia Bank (4824 53 St – Taber, AB

We will also have a display of work by our members which will be for sale as well as a bake table full to the brim with pies, loaves, cookies and cakes.  Plan to drop by the bank, join the club, check out the amazing work of our artists and pick up some yummy goodies for your family or friends.

Cookies - Cakes - Pies ... Oh My!!
Cookies – Cakes – Pies,  Oh My!!

If you are unable to make it down on March 3 , but still want to become a member or if you have any questions please email us at taberarts@gmail.com

Coming Events

 

Annual General Meeting

Taber Arts and Crafts will be holding our Annual General Meeting

Saturday, February 4, 2017 
10am 
at Taber Arts & Crafts Society Building 
(4830B 50 Ave – Taber) 
Potluck lunch to follow.

A great time to meet and mingle with the artists and potters and to ind out more about what Taber Arts Society can offer you!

Plan to join us.

 

Membership Drive 

Once again, Scotia Bank has generously offerred to support our membership drive at the Scotia Bank in Taber.

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:30 am – 2 pm
Scotia Bank, Taber AB
(4824 53 ST, Taber)  

Members will be able to come down to the bank, pay their membership fee and the bank will match the funds.  We also hold a bake sale at the bank as well as have paintings and pottery on display and for sale.  This has been a major source of income for the club and the reason we continue to thrive.

We extend a huge thank you to Scotia Bank for their generosity.

Any questions about either of these events, please email us at taberarts@gmail.com

Upcoming Fall Classes

Fall is swiftly flying by and we wanted to give an update on the classes still to come in the next few weeks so you can get your registrations in. Click on the following classes for details and photos of the projects.
Vintage Sign Making – this class was postponed earlier and the rescheduled date is Friday, October 28 – 6:30-9:30
Charcoal Drawing/ Shading – Wednesday, November 2 – 7:00-9:00
Beginner Pastel Workshop – Saturday, November 5 – 10:00-4:00
Paint Night – Wednesday, November 9 – 6:30-9:30
Beginner Watercolor – Thursday, November 17 – 6:30-9:30
Dreamcatchers – Ages 8-14 – Saturday, November 26 – 1:00-3:00

Fall 2016 Classes

 Fall 2016 Class poster

You can  Register for the classes of your choice by clicking the link beside that class (below).  You can download a registration form here.  

E-payments may be emailed to taberarts@gmail.com by placing *classes payment* in the subject line.  Be sure to make note of the security answer in your email so we are able to access the payment. 

 Classes may be cancelled by the Taber Arts Society if registrations are lower than the set minimum of 6 students one week prior to the class.  

If you have any questions, please email us at taberarts@gmail.com

 Kids – Ages 4 – 6  Click here for details

Kids – Ages 7 and up    – Click on class below for details

Kids 7 – 10  Colorful Tree Painting 
Kids 8-14 Folio Fun 
Kids 8-14 Dream Catchers 
Kids 8-14 Charcoal Drawing 
Kids 7-10 Creating a Character 

Adult Classes (14 and up) 

 Beginner Watercolor  – Click here for details

 Beginner Pastel Workshop  – Click here for details

Vintage Sign Making  – Click here for details

Drawing and Sketching – Roses – Click here for details

Charcoal Drawing and Shading – Click here for details

Pottery  – Click here for details

Paint Nights – Click here for details

All classes will be held at Taber Arts and Crafts Centre – 4830 B 50 Ave.
Supply lists will be given upon registration if applicable.

Fall 2016 – Pottery Classes

Our Pottery Classes begin September 5 so we are advertising them a bit earlier than the rest of the classes.  The remainder of our class schedule will be out by Friday, September 26.

Space in our pottery classes is extremely limited due to wheel and handbuilding space so make sure you register right away if your are interested.  Registration forms available to download here.  You can mail registrations to the address on the form or e-transfer to taberarts@gmail.com.  If e-tranferring, please let us know the password. Please note that should the class fill up, we will start a wait list for those who miss registering for this class and hopefully we will be able to schedule another class. 


Pottery – Handbuilding with Giselle Peters 

Max Students – 6 

Starts September 5 – October 17 — 4 pm – 6:30 pm 
(no class Thanksgiving Monday) 
Cost  Members $160/Non Members $175 (most supplies included)

Pottery – Wheel with Giselle Peters 

Max Students – 5 

Starts September 5 – October 17 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 
(no class Thanksgiving Monday) 
Cost  Members $185/Non Members $205 (most supplies included)

CornFest Fine Art Show and Sale

The CornFest Fine Art Show and Sale will take place on
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:30 am – 5:00 pm 
at the Taber Arts and Crafts Centre (4830B 50 Ave) in Taber.

(Note – this is not to be confused with the Civic Centre Arts and Crafts Sale).  Make sure you put us on your CornFest rounds.  We are located adjacent to the grounds directly north of the Spray Park  – look for the red building with the flowery doors!  We will have artisans both indoors and outdoors.

The following amazing Artisans will be displaying and selling at our Fine Art Show this year.  This is an opportunity to purchase some unique works by local artists.

Donna Hanson Artworks                     Judith Nicol

Brenda Isaak Takao                               Hedie Weibe

Cynthia Steed                                          Daryl Civitarese

Margaret Ratcliff                                    Taber Pottery Club

Anneliese Schlick                                  Agatha Bergen

Taber Potters will also be having a bake sale to raise funds for a new kiln so make sure you drop by to pick up dessert for your weekend festivities.

Sneak Peek

Our fall class lineup is just about ready to unveil.  Here is a sneak peek of what you can find to soothe your creative spirit.  

Check out the poster here 

fall class poster photo

Details will be posted the week of August 25 and registrations will be open at that time as pottery classes begin September 5, 2016. We will also have class information at our CornFest Fine Art Show and Sale. We will have a Registration night on September 1 from 6:30-8 at the Art Centre.  

In other news….

Our CornFest Fine Art Sale will take place

Saturday August 27, 9:30-5

at the Taber Arts and Crafts Building.

We will have artisans both inside and outside the building so be sure to wander over to see what the talented artisans have on display and for sale.

 

Summer Happenings at Taber Arts and Crafts

Summer is almost here!!!

Plan to check out our CornFest Fine Art Show and Sale held at our building during Cornfest – August 27, 2016 at the Taber Arts and Craft Building.  We are inviting artists and artisans to submit their registrations to participate.  Details in the menu at the top of the page or in the link above. 

Deadline approaching – July 8 – Summer Art Mash 

Lazy Days, Barbeques, Fishing, Hiking, Camping….and Kids saying those familiar words…..

“I’m Bored”

We want to help you with that!

We are planning a four day Art Mash

for kids 7-12 to be held July 18-21.

 Each morning will be a new and creative class.  You can register for one class or register for them all.

Check out the link in the menu on our blog heading or click here for all the details

Registrations are open June 1.

Some of the other events happening at the Taber Arts and Crafts Society this summer include

 Watch for some Fancy Colorful Street Art appearing on our building

Our fall classes are being planned right now – we will have the lineup available in late August so plan to become creative this fall with us.

What’s Happening at the Taber Arts and Crafts Centre!

You can’t become an expert at something without doing it

Please check out the spring classes on now here

We are hard at work planning our summer and fall classes now – if any one knows of an instructor or wishes to teach a class, please email us at taberarts@gmail.com.  We are also looking for class suggestions that we could plan for future class sessions.  If you have a suggestion, please email us.

Our BIG exciting news is that we have been asked by Safe Haven Women’s Shelter to partner with them for a fundraiser by doing a Paint Night.  

The event will be held on May 6 from 7-10 at Parkside Manor – (due to space requirements)

 Below is the painting we will be guiding the guests in painting. 

Birches in the Moonlight

Here is the Safe Haven writeup for the event including how to register

“Paint it forward” with this step by step guided acrylic painting class with proceeds going to Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society! Featuring local talent from the Taber Arts Society, Donna Hanson and Sabrina Shular will get our creative juices flowing while we laugh, create, and socialize.  Bring a paint smock or apron, and be ready to have fun!

We won’t take ourselves too seriously, and neither should you! You will leave with an amazing and unique piece of art suitable for hanging!

Absolutely no experience necessary!

Admission is $25.00 and includes all supplies, a complimentary glass of wine, refreshments, snacks, and good times.   A red and white wine cash bar will also be available for additional drink purchases.

Space is limited!

To reserve your spot, or if you have questions, please call

Michele at 403-223-0483 or email assistsh@telus.net.

This event it 18+

Safe Haven Facebook Site is here – give them a like and share this event with family and friends.  Don’t delay in registering – tickets are going fast!!!