Join us this summer as we explore digital art creation in Minecraft. These artist-led workshops are designed for all levels of experience and are inspired by the Ender Gallery programming. Space is limited to 12 participants per workshop. Register early to avoid disappointment.

If you’d like more information about the workshops, age recommendations, cost, or payment options, please contact Ken Duczek, Coordinator of Learning Initiatives at  or call 584-4250 ext. 4290.

We’ll be using Minecraft Java edition. For system requirement please see the link below. 

https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/get-minecraft 

Register Below

ArtCADE Minecraft Workshop: The Great Saskatchewan Landscape Build

Age Recommendation:  13+ 
When:  July 3, 10, 17 (Saturdays) 
Time:  10:00am-12:00pm CST 
Level:  Beginner to Advanced (Beginners should be familiar with Minecraft basic functions)  
Cost:  $60  

Help build a geo-map of Saskatchewan in this 3-part Minecraft workshop! Participants will collaboratively build miniature digital dioramas in Minecraft blocks representing the diverse regions of a pre-human prairie landscape, such as the lodgepole pines in Cypress Hills to the Athabasca Sand Dunes.  

Whether you are new to Minecraft or a well-travelled adventurer, you will be encouraged to follow your curiosity and discoveries as we research the unique attributes of each area to virtually craft the varied provincial terrain, making the natural beauty of wild Saskatchewan accessible. 

Once complete we will invite the public to wander and wonder with us through our collective creation and to view future workshop creations found in the Great Saskatchewan Landscape Build.  

ABOUT ARTIST
Berny Hi (He/Him)

Gamer, beekeeper and interdisciplinary artist Berny Hi is endlessly fascinated by nature and intangible aspects of the human experience. As he pursues an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies, his current work revolves around a choose-your-own-adventure video game where players take on the role of a queen bee through her life cycle with the goal of creating sincere, magical connections that surpass our unique perception of time and space. He finds that there is simply not enough time in a day. https://www.bernyhi.ca/ 

Upcoming Workshops

ArtCADE Minecraft Workshop: Ether

Ages:  18+ 
When:  TBD
Time: TBD
Level:   Beginners, adults and artists will enjoy this workshop 
Cost: $60  

ETHER is a virtual solarpunk world-building workshop in Minecraft. Solarpunk is an emerging non-Western concept of reshaping the future through community building, sustainability and ecotechnologies. Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, participants will imagine, plan and co-create a futuristic community through role-playing and building in Minecraft during this 3-part online workshop.  

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Enna Kim (She/Her)

Enna Kim is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher based in Toronto. Enna explores speculative futures by combining world building and role-playing while examining race, class and gender of video games. Using intersectional feminist methodologies, she hopes to improve digital literacy within academic and media spaces. Enna has exhibited work in InterAccess Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Burning Man. Enna Kim holds a BFA in Digital Futures from OCAD University and is currently pursuing an MA in the joint Communication and Culture program at X University and York University. https://fongkikid.format.com/

ArtCADE Minecraft Workshop: The Exquisite Rail Line

Age Recommendation:  13+ 
August: TBD
Time:  TBD
Level:  Beginner to Advanced (Beginners should be familiar with Minecraft basic functions)  
Cost: $60  

Getting from one place to another can be as simple as a straight line, but what about taking the scenic route? 

Put your mark on the world by building a section of the train line to take visitors on a tour of the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s “Great Saskatchewan Landscape” server. Each participant will be given a section of track to design and build! Participants will learn how to construct a functional, powered rail line, and then will be set loose to create a ride experience of their choosing in this 3-part Minecraft workshop. 

Maybe your section is a delirious roller coaster ride that climbs high into the clouds and then suddenly plummets to the earth or perhaps riders plunge into the molten core of the planet before returning to the surface. The possibilities are endless on The Exquisite Rail Line! 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Berny Hi (He/Him)

Gamer, beekeeper and interdisciplinary artist Berny Hi is endlessly fascinated by nature and intangible aspects of the human experience. As he pursues an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies, his current work revolves around a choose-your-own-adventure video game where players take on the role of a queen bee through her life cycle with the goal of creating sincere, magical connections that surpass our unique perception of time and space. He finds that there is simply not enough time in a day. https://www.bernyhi.ca/