E3C and Hal-Con Drink And Draw

SciFi Drink And Draw In Celebration Of Hal-Con 2017!

On Wednesday, September 20th 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 2017: the biggest, geekiest scifi convention in Atlantic Canada!

Free and open to everyone. Make new art friends. Doodle something new. We’re all coming together to nerd out over our favourite scifi inspirations while we sketch! 19+. Stay the whole night or just drop by to say ‘hi’.

 

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Artwork by Liz Mac

 

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!

September 2016 Meetup

We’re back in acton at the Foggy Goggle. 7pm until Close

We took the summer off to recharge and eat WAY too much ice cream. Now we’re back and ready to pump the rest of your year full of creative hanging out.

This would be a great meetup to show off what you’ve been working on over the summer, or maybe forming an action plan with other artists on what you want to achieve for the rest of 2016.

Open to all creative types, as usual. Invite everyone, dang it. $2.00

Ready to rock it? RSVP Via Facebook.

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Any individual or organisation can participate and use this opportunity to get the word out. Last year these ideas ranged from street art and urban gardens to beautification projects and social events that turned strangers into neighbours. No action is too small. Read More

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Hello, my name is Alison and I’m a web designer that spent my entire Saturday coding various web items around the central theme of farting in a jar.

Now hear me out – this was for my first hackathon. For those not in the know, a hackathon is an event in which programmers, developers and designers come together to collaborate intensively on a software project. Generally from scratch, and often in teams of complete strangers.

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