Online Programs & Resources

Esker Foundation provides free learning programs in response to our current exhibitions to encourage engagement and increase accessibility to contemporary art and artists. Check out our new Family Programs and Youth Programs pages. Explore all of our online programs below.

To register click on the program descriptions below, or call: 403-930-2490.

Please note that due to COVID-19 our programs are being offered online using Zoom, held in Mountain Standard Time (MST) time zone. Registration is required to participate. Space in the programs is limited. We request that you please provide 72 hours notice for cancellations so we can offer your ticket to the waitlist. Tickets are non-transferrable.

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Upcoming Online Programs

  • Online Screening | Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS

    November 30, 2020

    Visual AIDS presents TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. Esker Foundation is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), Charan Singh (India/UK), and George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda).

    Artist Talk with Jon Sasaki 

    December 3, 2020

    In this talk, Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist Jon Sasaki will discuss the four video works in his exhibition Killing One Bird with Half a Stone and the themes they share with other recent
    projects. Motifs such as anxiety, solitude, resourcefulness, flexibility, and creative problem solving have long underscored his art practice, and perhaps take on a heightened immediacy in
    the age of COVID-19.

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  • Family Workshop | Comic Making with Nicole Wolf

    December 5, 2020

    Children and families are invited to join us for an afternoon of creative story making with comic creator and local artist Nicole Wolf. From fast-paced exercises designed to explore storytelling and spark creativity, to basics like drawing panels, using word balloons and developing characters, Nicole will lead us through the stages of bringing a story to life. This workshop will give beginner and intermediate comic-makers new tools to use as they create their own stories. Suggested for ages 10 and up, but younger siblings are welcome to join.

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    You’re (still only) Seeing Less Than Half The Picture with Shannon Norberg

    December 8, 2020

    Shannon Norberg is a fine art consultant, art preparator and the Director of Jarvis Hall Gallery (JHG) in Calgary, Alberta.  In 2010, Jarvis Hall Gallery was founded and shortly thereafter began representing a dynamic roster of emerging, mid-career, and established artists from across North America. Since its inception, JHG has been passionately committed to supporting the practice of contemporary Canadian artists to foster a deeper understanding of their creative processes. Under Shannon’s direction, JHG began leading the way in gender equity and bridging the gap for underrepresented female artists in the commercial art world. Join us in discussing why Gender Equity matters and what galleries, museums and collectors can do to balance the scales within the art world.

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  • Workshop | Installing Artwork in your Home with Doug Haslam

    December 10, 2020

    In this workshop you will be introduced to the basic concepts to consider when hanging a framed piece of artwork. Hanging methods, alignment, and spacing are among the topics that will be covered. The instructor, Head Preparator at Esker Foundation Doug Haslam, will demonstrate the hanging of a framed piece from beginning to end with detailed explanations of the various challenges that may be encountered. A tools and materials list will be provided.

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  • Curatorial Tour | We Make Things, but are Things Making Us?

    December 17, 2020

    Conversational and informal, these virtual tours will guide guests through all three exhibitions. Through connecting the entwined thematic, material, and formal qualities of the works of Liz Magor, Samuel Roy-Bois, and Jon Sasaki, we can call into question our relationships to the things we have (and their relationships to us), to our habits of consumption, and to even larger conversations about collecting, recycling, and the eventual disposal of these once valuable items.

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  • EYE Youth Project | Stop Motion Animation

    WHAT YOU WILL NEED -Free Stop Motion Studio App (Requires Android 5.0 and up). -Tripod. You can make your own tripod out of a paper-towel roll: -To photograph a work surface with your phone facing down (like the example), >> read more

  • EYE Youth Project | Kinetic Cube

    Make your own Katie Ohe inspired Kinetic Cube sculpture, and decorate it with your favourite photos, memories, and artworks. For a detailed step by step guide on how to make this watch this video and download the pdf below. Download >> read more

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Start On:November 30th, 2020

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