Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Fall 2017:
OR by Phone: 250-352-6322
For more information about classes or help with registration please contact Oxygen Art Centre at:
P: 250 352 6322 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit us during Oxygen Art Centre office hours: Thursdays 1 – 5 pm August 31 – September 28
#3- 320 Vernon St. (alley entrance) Nelson, B.C.
Fall 2017 Schedule:
Keeping On Keeping On with Susan Andrews Grace
6 classes: October 3 – November 7 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm Tuesdays
Course Description: Sometimes the hardest thing is keeping on. This workshop is suitable for poets at all levels; it offers a new beginning and keys to a sustainable practice. Whether you want to finish a book manuscript or begin new poems this writing workshop will teach you how to trigger new energy and development in your poetry practice.
Course fee: $195 + Material fee: $5
TOTAL FEE: $200
Flash – Non-Fiction with Rayya Liebich (CLASS FULL)
4 classes: October 4 – October 25 6-8pm Wednesdays
Course Description: True stories. Few words. Big impact.
Discover the powerful form of Flash Writing (under 800 words) to capture the intensity and heart of your life stories. Through inspirational readings, writing prompts, and take-home tools, sharpen your craft and take memoir writing to a new level. Bring your courage and pen.
Course fee: $110 + Material fee: $5
TOTAL FEE: $115 (CLASS FULL)
Singing The Blues with Bessie Wapp (CLASS FULL)
9 classes: October 5 – November 30 7pm – 9pm Thursdays
Course Description: Life is the only experience required to growl, groan, wail and moan! Each week we’ll learn a blues song, and explore the rich swamp of the human voice in a relaxed & supportive environment. On the last class we’ll sing with a live band for invited guests. Course fee includes one private lesson.
Course fee: $ 310 Equipment fee: $20
TOTAL FEE: $330 /per student CLASS FULL
Drawing on the Walls with Amber Santos (NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)
4 classes: October 14,15,21,22 1pm – 5pm Saturdays & Sundays
Course description: Explore large scale and collaborative approaches to art-making in a group environment. Through art games and sketchbook development, artists will expand their possibilities of process and have fun!
Course fee: $180 + Material fee: $20 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
TOTAL FEE: $200 per student (NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)
Folk Band Basics with Catherine McGrath (CLASS FULL)
7 classes: October 15 – December 3 (No Class November 12) 6.30pm – 8.30pm Sundays
Course description: Do you love to get together with others to sing and play music but would like to develop your skills so you can contribute more at those campfire and potluck jams? This course will help you do that by showing how common chord structures work and by demonstrating simple improvisation techniques. If you have basic skills on any instrument (ie, you can play at least 4 chords or scales) then this class is for you.
Course fee: $180+ Material fee: $5
TOTAL FEE: $185 /per student (CLASS FULL)
Printmaking to Mixed Media with Natasha Smith NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
7 classes: October 16 – November 27 (No class November 13) 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm Mondays
Course Description: Investigate various low-tech printmaking techniques and then take your original prints and create exciting mixed media works. By collaging and incorporating various drawing techniques and by investigating shadow box creation, students will combine and transform their original prints. Students will have the freedom to create and develop their own unique projects.
Course fee: $240 + Material fee: $20 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
TOTAL FEE: $260 /per student (NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)
Shibori – Indigo Dying Techniques with Seathra Bell
2 classes: October 28-29 10am – 4.30pm Saturday & Sunday (1/2 hour lunch)
Course description: Learn the traditional Japanese technique of Shibori and Indigo dyeing. The class will cover Shibori stitching, clamping, and shape resisting techniques and the magic of the live Indigo vat. Participants will have a series of samples and a larger final yardage to take home from the class.
Course fee: $150 + Material fee: $35 (All materials supplied)
TOTAL FEE: $185 per student
Applied Printmaking – Basic Linocut for Small Editions with Cora Henshaw
4 classes: November 1 – November 22 6-9pm Wednesdays
Course Description: Over the course of four evenings, I will show you how to transfer a two-color composite image to two blocks of linoleum, how to carve it out and ink it, demonstrate some registration techniques, and show you how to use the baren/spoon for making relief prints. You can expect to complete an edition of ten small, 2-color prints on acid-free paper.
The material fee covers proofing paper and quality acid free printmaking paper and inks. Students of all experience levels are welcome to register.
Course fee: $145 + Material fee: $40 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
TOTAL FEE: $185
Silkscreen – Introduction to Stencils with Cora Henshaw
2 classes: November 4 & 5 1-5pm Saturday & Sunday
Course Description: Over the course of a weekend, I will show you how to make a two-color stencil: draw it on a transparency sheet, cut it out, ink it and transfer the color to the paper. We’ll experiment with monoprints as well as make a small edition. We’ll investigate various colour combinations and different image placements. Students of all experience levels are welcome to register.
Course fee: $145 + Material fee: $25 (All materials supplied)
TOTAL FEE: $170
Weekend Workshop – Beginner’s Brush with Deborah Thompson
2 days: November 18 & 19 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Course Description: This two day weekend workshop is a great opportunity to discover painting.
We will begin at the beginning! Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of painting through demonstrations and hands on the brush exercises in paint. The first day students will explore shape, mark, tone and space. The second day students will dive into the vary basics of colour mixing and theory as they apply it to painting. Both conventional and non-conventional approaches will be presented.
Course fee: $130 Material fee: $20 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
TOTAL FEE: $150
Weekend Workshop – Beginner’s Brush 2 with Deborah Thompson
2 days: December 2 & 3 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Course Description: This two-day weekend workshop is a continuation of Beginner’s Brush 1 and open to painters that have some basic painting experience. The course will focus on aspects of colour theory and then applied to various painting exercises. The first day we will look at how colour mixes and its effect on the creation of space. The second day we will explore ways to create texture with colour, in particular the use of tonal scale and value. Slide show will be included as a way to illustrate how various artists throughout history have used colour.
Course fee: $130 + Material fee: $20 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
TOTAL FEE: $150
Did you know that Oxygen Art Centre has a volunteer credit program that can be used towards reduced tuition costs? Oxygen Art Centre is a not for profit, community arts organization and artist run centre. Contact us to find out about what the options are to help with accessing our arts education programming. E: email@example.com
Scholarships are available for Nelson students ages 12 to 19, though the Community Directed Youth Activity Grant Fund administered Cicada Place P: 250-352-9595 ext. 200
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Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for its Arts Education Programming from the Province of British Columbia, Nelson and District Credit Union, British Columbia Arts Council and Business for the Arts sponsors; Hall Printing, Nelson Star, Juice FM and ilovenelson.com