Interested to know what our upcoming artist Meetups will be about? The Steering Committee has set out a plan for a variety of things to do. The themes below are things you can participate in addition to the usual chit chat, doodling, coding and other activities. We welcome any suggestions for future themes or additional events. Now accepting sponsorships for individual meetups.
November 1: SciFi Drink & Draw in celebration of Hal-Con 2016
Take your sketchbook to the outer limits! Join other local doodlers, sketchers, illustrators and artists of all skill levels for a night of drawing. This is in celebration of Hal-Con 2016: the biggest, geekiest scifi convention in Atlantic Canada!
November 8: Giant Esquisite Corpses
Remember that childhood game of folding paper into two or three parts and getting different people to draw a section? You often ended up with some hilarious looking monsters and situations. E3C is taking it up a notch by offer giant paper to fold and collaborate with.
December 13: Art Supply Drive
Buy some extra markers and how-to-draw books. Now in its third year, the E3C collects money and new art supply donations for an elementary school in need. We have quick recaps of both the 2015 and 2014 drives for more information.
2017 Calendar Of Events
January 10: Five Year Anniversary Party
E3C will be turning five and we want you to come celebrate! Snacks, prizes and usually a whole lot of partying is to be expected. Even if you haven’t attended E3C before, this is a great meetup to see what we’re all about.
February 7: Weirdly Romantic Still Life Taxidermy
Back by popular demand, a collection of well loved and unloved taxidermy will be arranged into an assortment of Valentine’s themes. Get a seat early as spots around the vignettes fill up fast!
March 14: Childhood Drawings
Our March Meetup is a light-hearted celebration of our childhood selves. Bring your old drawings, stories, or crafts from your youth to share and have a laugh. Don’t have your own? Bring a child relative’s masterpiece!
April 11: Childhood Drawings – DIFFERENT VENUE
Since our March Meetup was cancelled due to a storm, we’re bringing back the theme for April! This meetup is a light-hearted celebration of our childhood selves. Bring your old drawings, stories, or crafts from your youth to share and have a laugh. Don’t have your own? Bring a child relative’s masterpiece!
May 16: Personal Pump-up – DIFFERENT VENUE
Anyone is welcome to come to the mic and talk about what they’ve achieved creatively. You’ll have one minute to talk about a personal project, a new technique you’ve learned, or anything else you’d like to share. Be inspired by others around you, and give yourself the pat on the back you (and your art) deserves! To be held at the Local (2037 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B1)
June 22: Return Of The Foggy Goggle
Before we close down for the summer, we like to thank everyone who’s attended over the year with some appetizers on us, and a whole lot of socializing. Let’s celebrate the reopening of our beloved home, the Foggy Goggle!
July & August: no E3C
Other Great Community Events
Life Drawing At Plan B
Can’t wait another month for the Meetup? Check out Life Drawing at Plan B on Gottingen Street, each and every Wednesday. These sessions have no formal instruction and all skill levels are welcome. $5, all ages. Run by E3C steering member Rob, you can find out more information on the Facebook Group.
WordPress Halifax Meetup
Do you design, develop or use WordPress? There’s a monthly meetup that brings all skill levels together for a night of learning and free beer! Beginner users all the way up to plugin developers are welcome to participate. Run by E3C steering members Alison and Laran, you can learn more on their Meetup page.
The Halifax Game Collective (HGC)
Have a passion for creating video games? HGC meets the last Tuesday of every month at The Nook on Gottingen. Open to professional and amateur game developers alike, this event is a great place to meet new local talent in the games industry. Free, 19+. More information on their Facebook page.