Art Bash photo collage

Art Bash 2018 Photo Gallery

On Friday, January 26th, E3C celebrated 6 years in the creative community with the first “Art Bash”.  Held at the The Dart Gallery, this party entertained and fed over 40 people on a cold winter night. There was a group art show as well as the Draw Brawl: a live drawing competition with contestants competing for prizes.

We want to deeply thank Shannon Dawn Ellis for the photography.

E3C Taxidermy Meetup

Feb 2018 Meetup: Romantic Taxidermy Still Life

7pm-Close, February 8th @ The Foggy Goggle

Back by popular demand! We’re setting up a beautiful assortment of taxidermy for you to draw, photograph or just enjoy. To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, the arrangement will have a romantic theme… somehow.

All skill levels of drawing and photography are welcomed to come and take in this magnificent sight. Not much of a drawer or photographer? No problem – you do not need to participate in the still life if you have other creative skills or passion. There will be lots of space to hang out, converse and enjoy the atmosphere. All creative types welcomed.

$2.00 and 19+ as usual.

RSVP on Facebook

 

Last Year’s Participants

Poster for Art Bash + Draw Brawl

Art Bash + Draw Brawl Sign-Up

E3C + The Dart Gallery Present: ART BASH!

 

Art Bash Event Details

When: Friday, Jan. 26
Time: 6pm-Midnight (last ferry leaves Alderney Terminal for Halifax at 11:30pm)
Where: The Dart Gallery, 127 Portland Street, Dartmouth (view on Google Maps)
What: Party to mingle + live art battle + group art show!

In celebration of 6 years in the creative community, we here at E3C wanted to do something a little different. With the fantastic support of The Dart Gallery, we’re pleased to offer a different party experience: free food, an awesome drawing battle AND a group art show! Phew!

This (as always) is a public event, open to past E3C attendees, Dart Gallery artists and the creative community at large! Mingle with designers, illustrators, animators, painters, drawers, doodlers, musicians, game developers, writers, actors *deep breath* you know… anyone with a creative leaning. Students, professionals and hobbiests. Everyone is welcome! Complementary nibbles will be available, made by Picnic at Dart Chef Allan (“Al”) McPherson. There is a bar so this event is 19+.

We’re looking for participants in the Draw Brawl – scroll down to learn more.

For you awesome party goers, you can .

For those of you who’ve attended E3C events in the past and want to be in the Last Minute group art show, learn more here!

Draw Brawl Signup

While the Art Bash is in full swing, various contestants will be duking it out artistically in front of party goers. Similar to Ink Wars or Art Battle, our Draw Brawl is all about having fun and rising to the challenge.

Contestants will be given (1) black marker, (1) pencil, and (1) sheet of 16×20 bristol. They will have 20 minutes to create a drawing based on a theme that will not be announced until the clock starts ticking. Rounds will take place throughout the night, allowing people to mix and mingle while you’re drawing up on our little stage at Picnic / Dart Gallery.

  • All skill levels / disciplines welcome. This is about having fun.
  • We know drawing on the spot can be scary – we’re not looking for art stars, just awesome people willing to try something new.
  • You are permitted to use ONLY the tools provided. No exceptions.
  • One winner will be chosen by the audience each round, so bring friends to support you!
  • Each winner will go head-to-head in a fourth and final round to win prizes.

Draw Battle Prizes

Aside from bragging rights, we have three prizes for the audience favourites:

  • 3rd Prize: Gift Certificate to Dart Gallery
  • 2nd Prize: Gift Certificate to DeSerres
  • 1st Prize: $100 CASH (sweet, eh?)

 

Sound like something you want to participate in? Sign up below. Contestants will be selected based on number of entries and variety of style by the E3C Steering Committee members.

DRAW BRAWL SIGNUP HAS CLOSED.

April Meetup: Childhood drawings

Since the March Meetup was cancelled due to stormy weather, we’re holding the same theme again this April! The theme 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 relatives masterpiece!

Note that our regular home, The Foggy Goggle, will be closed to move to their new location so we’re going to get cozy with the fine folks over at Niche Lounge (1505 Barrington Street).

..Face it, you knew that *perfect* stegosaurus drawing would be useful one day, didn’t you?

$2. 19+ RSVP 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!

E3C Taxidermy Meetup

Feb Meetup: Romantic Taxidermy Still Life

7pm-Close, February 7th @ The Foggy Goggle

Back by popular demand! We’re setting up a beautiful assortment of taxidermy for you to draw, photograph or just enjoy. To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, the arrangement will have a romantic theme… somehow.

All skill levels of drawing and photography are welcomed to come and take in this magnificent sight. Not much of a drawer or photographer? No problem – you do not need to participate in the still life if you have other creative skills or passion. There will be lots of space to hang out, converse and enjoy the atmosphere. All creative types welcomed.

Please note that the meetup is being held February 7th, one week earlier than usual. We didn’t want love-struck bar patrons to be sidetracked by this glorious arrangement on Valentines Day.

$2.00 and 19+ as usual.

RSVP on Facebook

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