Emma Lake Artist's Workshops

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The Emma Lake Artists' Workshops are affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Summer art classes were originally taught by Augustus Kenderdine at Murray Point on Emma Lake in 1936. Kenneth Lochhead and Arthur McKay, professors at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus (now called the University of Regina since 1974) initiated the more famous Emma Lake Artists' Workshops in 1955.

Workshop Leaders by Date:[1][2][edit]


  • The Flat Side of the Landscape: the Emma Lake Artists' Workshops / curator/editor: John O'Brian ; essays, John O'Brian ... [et al.] Saskatoon : Mendel Art Gallery, c1989 (Published for the exhibition, The flat side of the landscape : the Emma Lake Artists' Workshops held from October 5, 1989 to April 21, 1991)
  • Abstraction West : Emma Lake and after = Abstraction dans l'Ouest : le lac Emma et après / by Terry Fenton. Ottawa : National Gallery of Canada for the Corporation of the National Museums of Canada, 1976
  • Emma Lake Workshops, 1955-1973. [Catalogue of an exhibition held from] September 21 to October 21, 1973. Regina : Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1973

External links[edit]


  1. ^ O'Brian, John (curator/editor). (1989). The Flat Side of the Landscape : The Emma Lake Artists' Workshops Essays, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan:Mendel Art Gallery ISBN 0-919863-49-3.
  2. ^ King, John. (1972). The Emma Lake Workshops 1955-1970: A Documented Study of the Artists’ Workshop at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, of the School of Art, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, 1955-1970. Manitoba: Brandon University.