2018 Summer Adult Education

Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Summer 2018:



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: education@oxygenartcentre.org 

Summer 2018 Schedule:


Painting and Drawing Intensive with Deborah Thompson

4 classes July 23 – 26 10am – 4pm Monday-Thursday

Course Description:

This studio workshop will focus on exploring the relationship between painting and drawing. Drawing exercises will familiarize students with the fundamentals of light on form, the creation of pictorial space and the gathering of visual information.  These ideas will be transferred into a series of paintings. Demonstrations and application of colour theory will be part of each day along with critiques, discussions and slide presentations. Time will be devoted to the students pursuit of self-directed painting.

Course fee: $220 + Material fee: $30 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS


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Zero to Sixty: Ukulele Intensive with Catherine McGrath

5 classes: July 30 – August 3 1 pm – 3 pm Monday – Friday

Course description:

The course is designed for people who have no or little experience playing ukulele and will begin with the very basics – how to tune, hold, and strum the ukulele – followed by the introduction of two simple chords and a number of catchy two-chord songs. Additional chords will be added gradually and song complexity will increase. The course will also cover a variety of strumming patterns and some very basic and useful music theory.

Course fee: $130 Material fee:  $10


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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: education@oxygenartcentre.org

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

Or contact us to help you get connected E: education@oxygenartcentre.org


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

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