4th Annual Art Drive

Date: Thurs, Dec 14
Time: 7pm-late
Location: The Foggy Goggle Pub

With the longer nights and colder temperatures, it’s about time we all got together for some good food and good times, eh?

For a *FOURTH* year we shall be collecting donations for St Joseph A McKay school in North end Halifax! This school services a small community of less-advantaged children. We want to make this year’s the largest before we shift to a new donation target next year!

This year we are sponsoring the school’s Grade 6 classes specifically. That means we are looking for:

  • Sketching pencils
  • Drawing paper/sketchbooks
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • “How to draw..” books
  • Whatever YOU wish you had when you were 11 and just getting excited about creating!

You can read about our 2014 and 2015 drives as well (we were having so much fun last year we forgot to write about it!).

Spread the word by sharing the poster, or RSVP to the event on Facebook.

E3C Taxidermy Life Drawing

Taxidermy Still Life night a success!

Who doesn’t like to draw dead animals? Well, over 25 people showed up February 7th to draw our taxidermy still life. Donated by the awesome folks at Plan B Halifax, we set up mood lighting for a variety of animals. A fox, duck, owl, eagle and some sort of lizard gave us their best poses.

Originally to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, the arrangement was supposed to be romantic in nature. Like most things with art, we didn’t have a set plan on how to achieve this. We didn’t even know what animals we were going to have until an hour before E3C! We settled on ‘love bird’ theme, grabbed the fox and a metal rose. It works, right?

Once they were all safely shuttled into The Foggy Goggle Pub, we set to work assembling the still life. Our very expensive setup required three plastic chip boxes covered by a curtain panel, and two lamps. DIY whenever you can!

E3C Taxidermy 1
Side view of the ‘romantic’ setup

All skill levels of drawing and photography were welcomed to come and take in this magnificent sight. We even had a King’s College journalism student write a story on the event.

Dispite the cold, inside the Foggy Goggle artists of all abilities came together to render these critters. It was a fantastic night, and we hope you enjoy some of the drawings created from it. Again, a special thanks to Plan B for once again letting us raid their shop of curiosities to bring Halifax the best in creative events!

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Portfolio Review Night 4 Recap

On the evening of March 9th, an outstanding number of young designers, illustrators, and web creators came out to have their portfolios reviewed. Volta Labs in downtown Halifax was filled to the brim with students, recent grads and young creative professionals looking for a variety of feedback on their work. It was a busy and satisfying event for everyone. Read More