Tuesday, January 7, 2020

MAXpress Yourself moves to a new location!!!

Due to the Corona outbreak the MAXpress Yourself 
art workshops have been cancelled until further notice.

Beginning in January 2020 the monthly art workshops that I do for MAX Ottawa will be at a new location, 420 Cooper, which is essentially across the street from the original location at 251 Bank St. The workshops will also take place at a new time and on a new day of the month. Going forward the workshops will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6pm to 8pm.

If you're a guy into guys who lives in the Ottawa/Gatineau region come out and join us for the next workshop! We'd love to meet you!

Friday, November 29, 2019

If you're a guy who is into guys, this is for you....

MAXpress Yourself is the monthly workshop that I present for Max Ottawa, which is a health and wellness organization for guys into guys who live in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. In the past I've been asked if trans guys are welcome, and yes they absolutely are! In fact, guys who may not identify as being either gay, bi, hetero or trans but are into guys are welcome too! Also, if you are questioning or curious, or are not out yet, that's okay. We don't judge, it's not our job! :) Whatever your personal history is, wherever you are on your journey, Max Ottawa is here for the community so please come out and join us and make some new friends! Hope to see you at the workshop!

If you have any questions about the workshop please don't hesitate to contact me: mikey@maxottawa.ca

If you want to contact me about a topic that is not related to Max Ottawa (such as my comic books or any of my blogs, etc.) please contact me through my personal email: info@artellepuppets.ca

To learn more about Max Ottawa events check out "The List" on the Max Ottawa website!

Have an awesome day!!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Pythor Comics Superhero Survey!

This is for anyone who is a fan of superheroes!

Take the survey here: Pythor Comics Superhero Survey!

L to R: Pythor the Barbarian, Moose Man, Goose Gal, Canadian Crusader, Blue Jay Boy, Griffon Shadow, and Dominion Kid.

Thank you for your time and help!

To learn more about Pythor Comics please click here.

Text and Image © Mikey Artelle, 2019

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Art Workshops at Max Ottawa!

If you're a guy who is into guys and looking for a relaxing social activity away from the bar scene, join us at Max Ottawa (251 Bank St.) on the 2nd Tuesday each month for a free art workshop! No experience is needed! Come out and try something new, make your own creation, or just have fun making a fabulous mess! :) All supplies are provided. 

I'm quite happy to be involved with Max Ottawa as the organizer and presenter of these art workshops. We do a variety of art projects, so I explain the step by step instructions for the group to follow, and help out wherever needed. By the end of the workshop you'll have your own creation to bring home!

Projects we've done in the past include painting on canvas, drawing muscular male superheroes, creating Christmas lantern houses, making custom leather studded wrist bands, fabric projects using a sewing machine, and puppet making!

All workshops are free for guys who are into guys, who live in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. So don't stay cooped up at home by yourself, come on out and join us! Whether you're a shy guy (like me!) or outgoing, young or young at heart, we look forward to meeting you

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, I'm happy to hear from you! 
Contact: mikey@maxottawa.ca

The above post was last updated Feb 1, 2019

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Max Ottawa Pride Parade Puppets!!!

Here are the two giant puppets that I made for Max Ottawa with help from Max Ottawa's awesome volunteers! Max Ottawa is a gay men's heath organization that I did some art workshops for over the summer. The puppets were built in July and Aug 2018 for the Pride Parade held on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

The pink puppet on the left of the photo is named Eric, after Eric Levitt, the super, terrific, awesome, coordinator of this puppet project for Max Ottawa! The blue guy is Max himself! The cool dude in the bottom left corner is Lucien, one of the many volunteers who helped to build and paint the four puppet hands, and paint the blue head and neck. They also sculpted and painted some emoji shapes (a peach, an eggplant and some water drops). I sculpted the heads and made the bodies of the puppets. Lucien also helped to operate the blue puppet's right hand during the parade, while another volunteer, David, was on the left hand. The Pink puppet was operated by volunteers Steve, Joel, and Nathan as well as Eric. In addition Matt Harding, Community Coordinator for Max Ottawa, played a big role in making this project happen, and he even helped to make the puppets too. Everyone did an amazing job! This was a fun project and I'm very greatful that Max Ottawa gave me this opportunity to build some giant puppets for them. :)
Another view of the puppets to show that they were mounted on trollies.
You can also see the arm rods in this photo.