SAGA regularly hosts occasional "open studios."  This provides members an opportunity to gather together, share ideas and inspiration, see what others are doing, and work together on projects.   As an aspect of our open studios, SAGA will be hosting a series of "studio talks."   These will feature a practical demonstration or presentation by a local artist on the techniques and materials that they use.  These events are free to all SAGA members.  Our upcoming Studio Talks are listed below.

Studio Talk - November 11, 2017
  Using Colour Studies to Design Icons  
with Alla Kireyeva


Come and join us for the first in a our new series of Studio Talks.   SAGA member and art instructor Alla Kireyeva who will be making a presentation on the use of colour studies in the planning and design of icons.  She will be sharing some of the insights that she gained from studying with Philip Davydov in St. Petersburg. 

If you have recently completed a piece of art or are working on something of interest, please bring it along for the Show and Share segment.  Come along and enjoy the social and learning time with fellow SAGA members.

This event is free to all members.  
Time:  November 11, 2-4 pm
Location : 9872 Athens Road SE, Calgary
Please RSVP to


Studio Talk and SAGA Christmas Potluck
December 2, 2017
The Qualities and Characteristics of Pigments
with Bob Lemmens

Celebrate the Advent and Christmas season with a Studio Talk and Christmas Potluck with fellow SAGA members.

Bob Lemmens will be giving a presentation on the qualities and characteristics of pigments.  Bob is a chemical engineer by profession and an avid student of iconography.   He is particularly interested in understanding more fully the nature of pigments that are used in iconography.   Bob will bring along samples of the materials from which pigments are made of and will explain the characteristics of different types of  pigments and how this information can be helpful to artists.

The presentation and discussion will be followed by a special Christmas potluck for all SAGA members.

Time:  December 2, , 2-6 pm
Location : 9872 Athens Road SE, Calgary

Please RSVP to and let her know what you can contribute to the potluck.

If you have not had the opportunity to get to know your fellow SAGA members yet, this is an event that you don't want to miss!