Multidisciplinary / General



Visual arts

  • The Surplace Media Co-op is offering a workshop on Emotion and Form – Drawing and Illustration with Sarah Mangle (6 sessions x 2 hrs). This workshop series playfully explores many drawing techniques with special focus on exploration and risk taking. Artists of all experience levels are welcome, including complete beginners. Activities will include: drawing warm ups, drawing with brush and ink, timed drawing exercises with prompts, self-portraiture, narrative, and drawing from food. SUNDAYS from 12PM-2PM, starting JANUARY 28, 2018. Email us at to learn how. Click here to register.


  • The Surplace Media Co-op is offering a writing workshop: Write like a Pro with Colleen Kimmett (4 sessions x 3 hrs). This workshop will guide participants through the stylistic and technical elements that make a great piece of writing. It will draw heavily from the art and craft of narrative non-fiction, but will be relevant for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively through the written word. Over the course of the workshop, we’ll cover shaping ideas; planning and organizing material; elements of storytelling; wordcraft and style; finding your voice; tough-love editing; and, finally, putting your work out there. This workshop starts on FEBRUARY 6, 2018. ELAN Members get a 10% discount. Email us at to learn how.  Click here to register.

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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