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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.

Art supply drive items

4th Annual Art Drive For Elementary Students A Huge Success!

On Thursday, December 14, we gathered at The Foggy Goggle to celebrate our annual charity art drive event. Our mission: to gather as many new art supplies for the Grade 6 students at St Joseph McKay Elementary school.

Friends, you are AMAZING!

People came with armloads of stuff and we found our table (and hearts!) were full before the event even officially began at 7pm. Among some of the first to arrive was Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures Comics and Curiosities. He dropped of a tote bag chock-full of comics and learning guides for the kids. We also had anonymous cash donations; and the bag we purchased to store things in literally burst at the seams. We actually needed five bags (and a cab) to get it all home.

On Tuesday, December 19th, E3C steering members Liz Mac and Rob Cameron drove the goodies down to the school where they were received with much excitement by the staff and Principal. The supplies have gone directly to their art classes while the cash has been assigned to their Breakfast Program.

To everyone that made a donation, big or small, we sincerely thank you. To those who could not donate but sent words of love, we thank you. To those who missed this year, we’ll see you next year, and we thank you! You have ensured that at least one child will get the encouragement they need to build a lifelong love of art.

Here is a break down of what was donated/purchased:

  • 50 x sketch books
  • 2 x 96 pack crayons
  • 30 x 24 pack crayons
  • 25 x various marker packs
  • 2 x 100 pack coloured pencils
  • 19 x various coloured pencil packs
  • 8 x various drawing pens
  • 3 x conte packs
  • 1 x watercolour painting set
  • 1 x acrylic painting set
  • 1 x paint pallet
  • 10 x various paint brushes
  • 2 x colouring books
  • 1 x etching set
  • 4 x stacks of coloured paper
  • 26 x various books on comics/art/illustration
  • An assortment of various office/craft supplies (glue sticks, pencils, pens, erasers, etc)
  • $100 cash donation ($410 total donations, ~300 used on extra supplies and more art books)

From all of us to all of you, Happy Holidays!

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.

October 12 Meetup: Giant Exquisite Corpses Edition

What is an ‘exquisite corpse’ exactly 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. There just might be some candy kicking around, too…

Fun starts at 7pm on Thursday, Oct 12 at the Foggy Goggle. Remember to bring $2.00! RSVP on Facebook.

 

 

 

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’.

 

RSVP ON FACEBOOK NOW

 

Artwork by Liz Mac

 

June Meetup: Return of the Foggy Goggle

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 7pm-close

Where: The Foggy Goggle, 2057 Gottingen Street

Who: You! Anyone who is creative, artistic and looking to socialize with similar.

It’s our last meetup until September!

We are celebrating the return to our beloved home, The Foggy Goggle, and all of you are invited!

Hang out with other amazing local designers, illustrators, developers, artists and generally rad creative types.

Enjoy some nibbles on us while you’re at it.

19+ . No cover this time. RSVP on Facebook

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Art by Josh Rodgers (mushfacecomics.com) and Alison Knott (eraserheader.com)

May Meetup: Show & Tell

Time to celebrate all your creative accomplishments over the last year with our Show 7 Tell. More details to come. Listen as we take turns showcasing things we’ve learned, creative obstacles we’ve overcome or even just to say ‘thanks’ to someone who helped you on your creative journey.

Different location while we await the reopening of our home, The Foggy Goggle.

Please join us at The Local (2037 Gottingen Street). It will also be Taco Tuesday, 2 tacos for $5! 19+as usual.

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!