COLBORNE — Drawing and print-making workshops are on tap for Culture Days at The Colborne Art Gallery.

Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Activities are held across the country from Sept. 27 to 29.

Member artist Jillian Roos-Markowitz of The Colborne Art Gallery has three workshops planned for Sept. 28.

Visitors can choose from one of the three afternoon experiences, or plan to go to all of the workshops. All supplies are provided by the gallery.

The workshops are:

• 1 to 2 p.m. – Intuitive drawings using pieces of wood, flowers, and a stone. Using the lines and marks of the object participants draw with closed eyes to get within the creative side of the brain.

• 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Mono printing: Participants will work on a small plexiglass plate with watercolour crayons on a journey through colour line and shape. Printed on paper, the design is released and the printed effect can be quite a surprise.

• 4 to 5 p.m. – Lino block printing: Printing with lino blocks using special knives that cut easily through the soft lino. Geometric shapes are used to create an abstract design. Printing is in a variety of colours.

Tim-dignam-image-2On Sept. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. there will be an artist’s chat with gallery member Tim Dignam on the last day of his solo show Unified Diversity. Mr. Dignam will be conducting and recording a performance piece using text and performers as part of Culture Days. He will also be available to answer any questions about the process and ideas behind the work and his role as artist communicator/innovator.

For more information about other Culture Days activities visit