Welcome To Askennonia

Askennonia Senior Centre, in Midland Ontario, is a gathering place, where members and guests have excelled in the design and delivery of programs that fit the lifestyles of today's active senior community.

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Pickleball 5 mornings per week at Askennonia!

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Have you ever wondered about the game called Pickleball? Click "read more" to check out a video by Rogers TV. Then, come out to try it! Thursday mornings from 9-10 am our most experienced players will hold clinics for beginner and intermediate players.

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ARTISTIC SKILLS IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP SERIES WITH INGRID BROOKS - OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS IN ANY MEDIUM

ARTISTIC SKILLS IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP SERIES WITH INGRID BROOKS - OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS IN ANY MEDIUM THURSDAYS 1:30-4 PM DURING JULY & AUGUST 2016 8 WEEKS TAKE ONE WORKSHOP OR TAKE THEM ALL!!! Scroll down for more information.

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Zucchini Mania Sat Aug 27 in Little Lake Park

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Senior Festival Midland Ont Vendors

Take a look at our monthly newsletter to discover all our social, recreational and educational programs. We also highlight seasonal celebrations and special events, such as, bus trips, seminars and outings. You will see why, “There’s always something happening at Askennonia”.

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What's Happening?

2016 MEMBERSHIP!

Purchase your 2016 Membership for $50. Learn to paint or wood carve, play pickleball or table tennis, line dance or clog or SING! Click on the Newsletter Tab to view our monthly newsletter that details all the 50+ weekly programs and special events we have planned for your enjoyment. Note: All memberships come due in January. Call 705-526-7609 for more details. Healthy aging never gets old at Askennonia! 

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GROUP INSURANCE PLAN MAY SAVE YOU $$$$$!

Members of Askennonia now have a Group Home & Automobile Insurance Program available to them. Dave Mink and staff at Mink Insurance Services have developed a group product for your vehicle, your home and your toys (such as boats, ATV's or RV's) that will deliver exceptional coverage at group rates. Their office is conveniently located at 472 Hugel Ave, Midland, so there are no call centers to deal with. Call Mink Insurance at (705) 527-6465 for more information. "Think Mink."  Askennonia membership required. 

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Artistic Skills Improvement Workshops with Ingrid Brooks.

ARTISTIC SKILLS IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP SERIES WITH INGRID BROOKS - OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS IN ANY MEDIUM
THURSDAYS 1:30-4 PM DURING JULY & AUGUST 2016 8 WEEKS
TAKE ONE WORKSHOP OR TAKE THEM ALL!!!

These workshops are designed to improve the artist’s ability to effectively render subject matter that they are contemplating painting later in various mediums. They involve primarily practice sketching.

Members $8 per session for July or August session ($32/mth) - or attend a part of the month at $10 per session drop-in rate.
Non-Members $11 per session for July or August session ($44) - or attend a part of the month at $13 per session drop-in rate.

WORKSHOP TOPICS
1. July 7/16 DOGGIE DO’S AND DON’T’S!!! - How to realistically render your beloved FIDO
(Applicable to Artists of any Medium).
Know the Breed and understand Eye Shape, Nose Shape, and Creating Fur Maps!!

Materials Required:
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book,
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have),
Ruler, Compass/Divider and Pencil Sharpener.
Bring some DOG Photos for reference OR Bring your paints and a painting you are working on for constructive review.

2. July 14/16 EYEING IT OVER: How to Render the Human Eye
(Applicable to all Artists of any Medium)
Understanding Eye components, Shapes, Reflections, Shadowing, Eye Lids, Lashes & Brows.

Materials Required:
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book,
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have),
Ruler, Compass/Divider and Pencil Sharpener.
Bring some magazine close up photos of human eyes for reference.

3. July 21/16 FASHION FORWARD – How To create Movement using Fabric Folds
(Applicable to all Artists of any Medium)
Learn various standard clothing folds that drape the human form.
How to contour shade folds correctly, directional lines, patterns and textures.

Materials Required:
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book,
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have),
Ruler, Compass/Divider and Pencil Sharpener.
Bring some fashion magazine photos of Clothed Models standing and sitting for reference.

4. July 28/16 OUT OF THE LIGHT AND INTO THE DARK: Understanding Light and Shade
(Applicable to Artists of any Medium)
Understand CASTING Light/ Shadows in Landscape Length and Direction.
Understand FORMING Light/ Shadows for Object/Human shape and contour.

Materials Required:
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book,
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have), Ruler, Compass/Divider and Pencil Sharpener.
5. Aug 4/16 HIS & HERS: Body Proportions, Scale, Size and Placement
(Applicable to Artists of any Medium)
Understanding proportions of male/female face and form and scaling in environment setting.

Materials Required:
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book,
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have),
Ruler, Compass/Divider and Pencil Sharpener.

6. Aug 11/16 WATERCOLOUR JOURNALISM: PLEIN AIR Wash & Sketch Crawl
(Applicable to Artists of any Medium)
Explore watercolour journaling as a visual record of your travels.
Walkabout the adjacent park to sketch and watercolour wash vignettes of visual interest.
Learn how to quickly assess scenes, reduce thinking to four values, and fast perspective techniques.

Materials Required:
Camera for Photo Taking for late visual reference.
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book and/or watercolour paper/pad
(Proper Watercolour Journalling Book not necessarily required)
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have),
Black Fluid Ink Pen (Not Ballpoint) – Doesn’t have to be expensive. (Fine/Medium Tip)
Small Watercolour Portable Pallette with primary colours included, Couple of Brushes (Round/Flat), Water and small water container, Tissue.
Ruler, Compass/Divider, Protractor, Pencil Sharpener

7. Aug 18/16 ABC’S OF COMPOSITIONAL ARMATURES: Thinking Beyond the Rule of Thirds
(Applicable to Artists of any Medium)
Explore alternative compositional layouts based on the alphabet.

Materials Required:
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book,
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have),
Ruler, Compass/Divider, Pencil Sharpener

8. Aug 25/16 DEW FLORAL FANTASIES: How to realistically paint dewdrops on Petals
(Applicable to Artists of any Medium)
Understanding Light Refraction, Petal Shading and Shaping

Materials Required:
Standard HB Pencil (can bring others if you have: 2H, 2B etc.)
Some Sketching Paper/Book,
White Eraser and Grey Kneading Eraser (if you have),
Bring your normal paints in your preferred medium and small surface(s) to practise on.

Recent Programs

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