Workshops & Round Table Discussions Series

Modern Fuel is committed to the professional development of emerging and mid-career artists. We offer a variety of workshops that cover a multitude of subjects important to anyone seeking to professionalize their artistic practice.

Upcoming Workshops

Peer Critiques

We are excited to announce Peer Critiques Sessions beginning May 25th. They will be virtual sessions over zoom for artists to get feedback on their work from their peers and fellow artists.

Each session will allow 5 artists to show one piece of art and receive feedback.

The 2 hour sessions are free to attend and open to anyone interested. Please note that those who attend and share must keep an open mind and be able to offer/accept constructive criticism. 

May 25, 7:00 p.m.

Round Table Discussions

In the round table discussion series, a local artist, arts administrator, or arts academic brings forward a topic or burning question they want to discuss. They speak for 5 - 10 minutes to introduce the subject, and the rest of the session is an open conversation. Roundtables are non-hierarchical gatherings of artists and creatives to share with one another. 

Have a topic for a round table? Email

Upcoming Sessions: 

Stay tuned for details.

Past Sessions

September 18, 2019: Residencies led by Michelle Bunton.

October 9, 2019: Collaboration led by Emily Pelstring.

November 26, 2019: Art and Memory (from traumatic memory to historical memory) led by Raziel Miranda. 

February 1, 2020: Artists as Climate Activists led by Michael Amar. 


February 25, 2020: Art as Disruption led by Devin West. 


April 28, 2020: Creating in Isolation led by Anne-Sophie Grenier. 


November 4, 2020: Showcasing your artwork locally led by Anne-Sophie Grenier and Danielle Folkerts.


February 18, 2021: Art as an outlet for trauma led by Sarah Chasity-Johnson, also known as Chas.  

March 23, 2021: (White) Western Aesthetics' Roots in Racism and Colonialism led by naphtali.

Past Workshops

Making Art Work: Professional Development Series

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery are pleased to co-present the 2020–2021 Professional Development Series. Taking place over the fall and winter seasons, the series includes 6 free workshops co-facilitated by local artists and arts professionals from each organization, geared towards emerging, mid-career and student artists and curators. Participants will gain enhanced experiential learning opportunities, develop a toolkit of skills in preparing for a career in the arts, and extend networks with Kingston’s contemporary art galleries.

The fall workshops will take place online, please register to secure your spot. To join, participants will need to create a free Zoom account. The link for the virtual workshops will be sent to participants prior to the session.

New Media Workshops

Thank you to everyone who attended our New Media Workshops!


We are thrilled to announce an eight-part series of New Media Workshops in 2021. Workshops will begin on February 21 from 12-2PM with "Intro to Editing" led by Zakary Jiwa. The workshops will continue every Sunday and end with the final workshop on April 25. 

The workshop series is made possible thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Film and Media Department at Queen's University.