Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Spring/Summer 2017:
OR by Phone: 250-352-6322
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Spring/Summer 2017 Schedule:
Painting intensive: This Body We Love with Deborah Thompson
4 Classes: March 13-16 9am – 3pm Monday to Thursday
Course Description: This is a 4 day painting intensive that will have students exploring the human figure. Emphasis will be on expression through colour use and creative composition. Areas covered in the curriculum will be colour mixing, compositional layout, light and colour. Some attention will be given to anatomy, proportions and foreshortening. Each day will begin with a series of exercises and demonstrations leading up to a full session of painting from the model. The day will end with a short critique of the day’s work. Painters of any level are welcome.
Course fee: $250 + Material fee: $50 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
Weekend Workshop – Beginner’s Brush with Deborah Thompson
2 classes: April 1 & 2, 12 – 4.30pm 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: $120 Material fee: $30 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
Folk Band Basics with Catherine McGrath
6 classes: April 2 – May 14, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Sundays
(No class Easter long weekend)
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 patterns work and by demonstrating simple improvisation techniques. If you have basic skills on any instrument (ie, you can play at least 6 chords or scales in steady rhythm) then this class is for you.
Course fee: $155 + Material fee: $5
Writing FLASH! with Rayya Liebich
5 classes: April 3 – May 8, 6 – 8 pm Mondays
(No class Easter long weekend)
Course Description: Explore the fun and trendy genre of flash fiction, which is defined as a story under 1,000 words. Also known as “short shorts,” “miniatures,” “sudden fiction”, “postcard fiction,” or “pocket fiction”, short writing is a wonderful way to tighten your craft and to pay attention to every detail in your writing and editing. We will practice writing both fiction and non-fiction (to include micro-memoirs and even Six-word stories) and read several examples by famous authors to draw inspiration and insight. Peer feedback and take-home tools provided each week. All levels and life experience welcome!
Course fee: $135 Material fee: $5
Recreating the Everyday with Natasha Smith
6 classes: April 4 – May 9, 5.30-8.30pm Tuesdays
Course Description: Explore various techniques to create interesting visual narratives employing mundane materials of the everyday. Broaden the range of materials used to create an artwork evaluating their inherent properties, current purpose and the potential to alter their form and definition. Through deconstruction, manipulation and combination, everyday materials can be transformed and combined using various techniques to create a shadow box, collage or small assemblage, sculptural works. Various artists will be reviewed that employ this popular contemporary art-making approach.
Course fee: $205 Material fee: $15 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
Drawing Course – Pencil to Paper with Deborah Thompson
7 classes: April 5 – May 17, 5.30-8.30pm Wednesdays
Course Description: Pencil to Paper is a seven week drawing course. The emphasis of the course will be on the exploration of visual expression through drawing. The development of a foundation of drawing skills from modeling of an object in variety of light conditions to working with an object in space will be integral to the course. Students will build their drawings from a variety of sources including photographs, still life objects, other artists drawings and their imaginations. The use of colour in drawing will be introduced as part of an exploration on narrative drawing. Students of any level experience are welcome to join the course.
Course fee: $225 Material fee: $35 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
Ease in the Spotlight with Bessie Wapp
4 classes: April 6 – 27, 7 – 9 pm Thursdays
Course description: Got a public presentation coming up? A new song, story, or comedy bit you want to perform? A speach or book tour? In a supportive & fun atmosphere, this class will use theatre games, vocal exercises, and role playing to build confidence & make presenting enjoyable. On the last class we’ll entertain an audience of invited guests.
Course fee: $110 Material fee $5
Intuitive Painting with Kriya A.J. Shakti
5 classes: April 8 – May 13, 10am -12.30pm Saturdays
(No class Easter long weekend)
Course Description: Intuitive Painting is a process art form; a fun and enriching journey of discovery that leads to unique, vibrant and expressive paintings. Process art releases all preconceived ideas and plans of the final result to embrace the creative process as a path to presence and authentic self-expression. This method combines painting principles and techniques with a playful, spontaneous and bold approach, which opens one to greater creativity and deeper intuition.
Course fee: $155 Material fee: $35 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
Intuitive Painting Studio with Kriya A.J. Shakti
5 classes: April 8 – May 13, 1.30pm – 4.30pm Saturdays
(No class Easter long weekend)
Course description: Designed for former and current Intuitive Painting students, this studio is an open space to deepen your painting practice and continue the playful exploration of discovery as you expand your creativity, highten your intuition and witness your unique visual language emerging through painting.
Course fee: $165 Material fee: $35 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
Writing BLACKOUT POETRY with Rayya Liebich
1 class: April 9, 1-4pm Sunday
Course Description: Also known as found poetry or erasure, create a poem out of an existing text by removing words on the page to reveal a new message. Using old books, newspapers, magazines and more, have fun playing with the space on the page and get as creative and artistic as you desire. Who knew that blacking out with a Sharpie pen could become an addictive, satisfying, and expressive new habit? All levels, ages 10+ welcome!
Course fee: $55 Material fee: $5
Art as Soul Medicine with Gabriel Keczan
4 classes: April 23 – May 14, 2-5pm Sunday
Course Description: Art as soul medicine is an art-based group therapy course. This course is an exploration of spontaneous art making in the context of a supportive and therapeutic group setting. Art therapy has a focus on personal process and the intersection of conscious and unconscious dimensions of the artist’s creative and healing journey. We will play with art materials; be with what arises; and hold the process in a safe and supportive group environment as it relates to each artist’s personal journey. We will explore inter-modality by using creative writing and image dialogue in response to content and art objects that are created. No previous art experience required.
Course fee: $145 Material fee: $25
Participants are welcome to bring whatever materials they would like to use. Gabriel will provide an assortment of paints, paper, scissors, glue and some brushes.
Summer Arts Intensive: Painting with 2 minds: A painting process workshop with Deborah Thompson
4 days: July 24-27, 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday
Course Description: Painting with 2 minds is a four day painting process workshop designed to engage artists of any level in exploring their creative process and in particular the workings of their analytical and intuitive minds! OR how do you get our creative juices moving along and how do we develop our visual language to create meaningful and resolved paintings. We will explore this dualistic quality of creativity through playful exercises, discussions and investigations. We will encourage these two minds to work together in supporting the making of a painting! Each day is designed to build upon the others as we layer our experiences, insights and processes towards a repertoire of tools from which we can invigorate our creative process. Each day will open with painting exercises and explorations and in the afternoon move towards critiques, slide presentations and time for self-directed painting. Sure to be a fun and engaging workshop!!
Course fee: $250 Material fee: $30 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
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