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.

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.

  • Mar 06, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Facilitated by Scott Wallis, Hosted by Union Gallery In person option is sold out!

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 11. 

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

Click Register to learn more about each event.

  • Sun, Feb 28
    Online Workshop
    Feb 28, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    This course will pick up where the Introduction to Editing course left off. Participants are not required to have attended the Intro to Editing to join this workshop.
  • Sun, Mar 07
    Online Workshop
    Mar 07, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    What makes a good image and how do we achieve it?
  • Mar 14, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    This workshop is dedicated to understanding the second part of "The Shot". There is no requirement of undertaking the previous workshop.
  • Sun, Mar 21
    Online Workshop
    Mar 21, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    This workshop will cover the key concepts of sound, types of microphones, and practical skills to use a shot-gun mic, lavalier mic, and a Zoom recorder.
  • Mar 28, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    Animator Peggy Fussell will introduce participants to early optical toys and traditional forms of animation.
  • Apr 04, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    New Media Workshop
  • Apr 11, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Online Workshop
    New Media Workshop

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. 

Upcoming Sessions: 

Have a topic for a round table? Email

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.  

Thanks to our Funders


Unit #305 at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King St W, Kingston, ON Canada  

For more information email or call (613) 548 4883  

Tues - Sat 12pm - 5pm

Modern Fuel is situated on the unceded ancestral territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples. We acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.