The Cosmic Outdoor School
Work alongside artist and astronomer Wednesday Lupypciw in an outdoor session that focuses on fibre-based practices and the interconnectedness of the cosmos. Drawing inspiration from forms at the subatomic to the whole universe, artists will learn to twist and braid ropes to make net structures that can be combined into a giant cosmic web.
This project is open to folks who are currently enrolled in the Studio Arts Centre. If you are not sure if you are a registered artist with us, you can call or email us to find out. To register in the Cosmic Web outdoor School you can click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-253-3174 ext 0.
Registration will be limited to 10 artists.
Who is this right for?
- Anyone registered as a Studio Artist at the NaAC, who attends either Zoom Studio Sessions or In-Person Studio sessions
- Anyone who would like to learn new ways of working with fabric and fibre
- Anyone who is a fan of outer space
- Artists will be working outdoors for as much as possible so come prepared.
- All materials will be provided
- There is no additional cost to participate
- Drop off times must be between 9:40 am and 10:00 am
- Pick up times must be between 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm
- We will be working outdoors and distanced, artists and staff are required to wear masks
LOCATION: Will be shared with registrants
Tuesdays | July 20 – August 31, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday Lupypciw is from Calgary, Alberta, where she pursues chaotically overlapping video and performance art practices. To make money, she is a part-time maid and physical labourer. She also maintains a concurrent practice in textiles—weaving, machine knitting, embroidery, and crochet—but this is done mostly while procrastinating on other, larger projects. The purposefully lazy Feminist art and activist collective LIDS, or the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society, is one of those projects. The aesthetic output from all of these things is different, but the politics are the same: queer, pluralistic, fairly compensated, critical.
Lupypciw is a Fibre program graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design and has worked and exhibited in various spaces throughout Canada including the Textile Museum of Canada, The Art Gallery Of Alberta, The Banff Centre, The Klondike Institution for Arts and Culture, TRUCK and Stride in Calgary, the Feminist Art Gallery and FADO Performance Art in Toronto, Centre SKOL and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse in Montréal, and EMMEDIA (also in Calgary).