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Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming

Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Summer 2021

TO REGISTER: ONLINE REGISTRATION (click here)
For more information about classes or help with registration please contact P: 250-352-6322 E: education@oxygenartcentre.org

OAC 2021 education programming may change, adapting to the current COVID-19 situation and regulations.
Updates will be made regularly. Contact: education@oxygenartcentre.org for more information.

UPDATED December 9, 2021

BEFORE REGISTERING PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING: NEW OAC COVID-19 Prevention Protocols aligning with the new provincial health orders: mandatory mask mandates for indoor public spaces and a proof of vaccination for all organized indoor workshops and group recreational indoor classes. Oxygen Art Centre students will be required to present a proof of vaccination status for all in-person programming.

Oxygen Art Centre COVID-19 Vaccination requirements to attend a class:

All participants must be fully vaccinated and share proof of vaccination.

You can find more information regarding proof of vaccination here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof 

Winter 2022



Animated Sticks!  Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation (ADULT) with Brian Lye

IN PERSON

4 Classes: Feb 1 – 22

Mondays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Course Description:

This four session course will introduce participants to the world of stop-motion animation. Using a free animation app on an iPad, each session will focus on a different process or style of animation. No experience is required. Experimentation and play will be encouraged. 

Oxygen has a limited amount of iPads available to use in class. We can not guarantee an iPad each, so students may be sharing devices. Participants can also use a free app on their Smartphone.

Bring your own iPad and pay less

Bring your own iPad: $120

Course Fee: $130       

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Extraordinary in the Ordinary – Introduction to drawing with Deborah Thompson IN PERSON

4 Classes: Feb 16 – March 9

Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Course Description:

For centuries, drawing has been a way of relating to both outer and inner worlds by stilling the mind and centering the body. Traditional drawing is a well loved practice for its simplicity of materials and ease of transport. 

This course will emphasize experience drawing as a process towards understanding and expressing form, and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. This course will offer students a variety of ways to begin drawing. Directed exercises will explore diverse approaches to drawing from still life, the environment, and photographs. Investigations with concepts such as line, space, mark, texture, and light will assist students in developing their own visual vocabulary. 

One on one feedback, demonstrations and group discussions will be an ongoing part of the course. Ideal for those just beginning to draw or have a desire to draw, as well as for those who are beyond beginners and wish to jump start their drawing. 

Material Fee: $25 Course Fee: $200  TOTAL FEE: $225

CLASS FULL register to be on the waitlist

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Introduction to Still Life Painting with Catherine McIntosh

IN PERSON

4 Classes: Feb. 3 – 24

Thursdays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Course Description:

This introduction to painting course utilizes the genre of Still Life Painting as a means to experiment and build skills. This course will include art history, paint theory, activities, and hands-on demonstrations. Each class will focus on a theme including light, form, colour, and design narrative with participants producing one painting per class. 

Acrylic paint will be used for this course.

CLASS FULL register to be on the waitlist

Material Fee: $20

Course Fee: $185       

TOTAL FEE: $205

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Mapping Memory – Collaging a Personal History with Natasha Smith

ONLINE

4 Classes: Feb. 3 – 24

Thursdays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Course Description:

In this four-week class students will cut and paste and map personal memories to visually share personal experiences, histories, and stories. We will explore the elements and principles of design using collected readymade materials including personal memorabilia to create intriguing and meaningful collage compositions.

Material Fee: $5

Course Fee: $100       

TOTAL FEE: $105

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Life Drawing (No Instruction)

IN PERSON CLASS FULL

6 Classes: February 1 – March 8

Tuesdays  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Course Description:

Life drawing sessions will be structured with a series of poses, generally starting with 1 minute “warm-ups” and increasing to longer poses of 15-20 minutes. There is no instruction offered during these sessions.  Participants are expected to bring the drawing medium of their choice.     

TOTAL FEE: $80 (includes model fee)

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Sonic Imaginaries 4: Voice, Frequencies and Installation Practices with prOphecy Sun

ONLINE

4 Classes: Feb. 9 – Mar. 2

Wednesdays 7 pm – 8 pm

Course Description:

This online studio course surveys the diverse ways sound is implemented as a creative expression in contemporary art practices, installations, soundwalks, public art, theatre, live performance, and musical production. Throughout the sessions, students work both independently and collectively with DIY tools and other prompts to build and produce a series of experimental sound compositions. All levels of experience and creative backgrounds are welcome.      

TOTAL FEE: $60

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Lino Printing – Reduction Technique with Myra RasmussenCANCELLED

IN PERSON

1 Classes: Feb 12 

Saturday 10am – 3pm (1hr lunch)

Course Description:

In this class students will use one lino block, and print it multiple times, carving a bit more away each time. Through this process we will create a print with multiple colours, each layer overtop the previous one. This class is appropriate for all skill levels, whether you have experience with relief printing or if this will be your first time.  

Material Fee: $20

Course Fee: $65       

TOTAL FEE: $85

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CANCELLED



Stitch Whipped: Exploring Hand Sewing Techniques with Seathra Bell

IN PERSON

2 Classes: Feb 13 & 20 

Sundays 10am – 4pm (½ hr lunch)

Course Description:

Students will learn a variety of hand stitching techniques including hems, gathers, and seams. Through a series of samples students will create a foundation of techniques that are applicable to contemporary slow fashion, couture stitching, and historical garment creation.

Material Fee: $40

Course Fee: $170       

TOTAL FEE: $210

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The Magic of Memory: Fragmented Forms in Creative Nonfiction with Rayya Liebich

ONLINE

4 Classes: February 15 – March 8

Tuesdays  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Course Description:

We often recall memories in fragments. By accessing our scattered memories and borrowing the container of non-linear structures, we can record our life stories in authentic and innovative ways. Each week we will take a deep dive into a different literary form (prose poetry, flash non-fiction, epistolary writing, and the hermit crab essay) to enter our material sideways and find new shapes to unpack our experiences. Each class will include a study of the craft, guided writing prompts, and readings by authors who push the boundaries of hybrid CNF forms. If you are working on a difficult memoir, or looking for new ways to tell your familiar stories, this series will give you a chance to play, experiment, and come back to the magic of memory and the importance of meaning-making.     

TOTAL FEE: $95

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Animated Sticks! Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation (YOUTH 12-15yrs) with Brian Lye

IN PERSON

4 Classes: Feb 19 – Mar. 12

Saturdays 9:30 – 11 am

Course Description:

This four session course will introduce participants to the world of stop-motion animation. Using a free animation app on an iPad, each session will focus on a different process or style of animation. No experience is required. Experimentation and play will be encouraged.    

Oxygen has a limited amount of iPads available to use in class, we can not guarantee an iPad each, so students may be sharing devices or are invited to bring their own device (iPad or Smartphone).  

Bring your own iPad and pay less

Bring your own iPad: $45

Course Fee: $50      

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Be Not Afeared: A Poetry Workshop for Beginners with Rayya Liebich

ONLINE

1 Class: May 7

Saturday  10 am – 3 pm

Course Description:

Curious about how to read and write poetry but find it intimidating or cryptic?

Has the myth that poetry is only for the “elite” stopped you from taking a poetry class?

Together, we will demystify reading and writing poetry, delight in language play, have fun creating poems collaboratively, and most importantly discover that poetry is a gift for everyone.    

TOTAL FEE: $55

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April Poetry Challenge: 30 Days, 30 Poems! with Rayya Liebich

ONLINE

5 Classes: April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Fridays  1 pm – 3:30 pm

Course Description:

During National Poetry Writing Month this class instigates an annual challenge in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day. Join this movement with extra support by meeting once a week online with instructor Rayya Liebich and other fellow poets. Together we will discuss elements of the craft, give and receive feedback, and share inspirations. Writing can be a solitary endeavour but with weekly support and a community of poets alongside of you, students will generate a body of new poems and find fuel for projects beyond the month of April. 

Take the challenge, the world needs more poetry!     

TOTAL FEE: $120

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