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  • Fall 2022 Adult Education Semester

    Hiking Sketch Club with Jaymie Johnson IN PERSON 2 Classes: Sept. 17 & Oct. 1  Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Course Description: The Hiking Sketch Club is for those who want to learn and practice the art of drawing en plein air (outdoors) alongside others. Suitable for beginner and intermediate drawing skill levels, this course will focus on the use of pen and pencil to capture both the macro and micro impressions of a landscape. Each class will include a hike, observation exercises, opportunity to connect with others, and

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  • Spring 2022 Education Semester

    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

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  • Fall 2021 Continuing Arts Education

    Lino Printing with Myra Rasmussen IN PERSON 4 Classes: Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm Course Description: Over four classes students will learn to carve and print three (3) lino prints.  We will start with a black and white print, and then move into printing with various colours.  For the second print we will print utilizing more than one colour via the “jigsaw” method. The final print will be completed by carving multiple blocks to print multiple colours. Material Fee: $30 (All materials provided)

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  • Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming

    Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Spring 2021 FloraPhilia with Jaymie Johnson ONLINE 6 Classes: June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29 (No class on July 1) Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8 pm  Course Description:Are you curious about the plants around you? Do you want to deepen your relationship with the flora in your backyard through botanical drawing and pigment experimentations?  Appropriate for all skill levels, this course will guide you through a series of botanical drawing exercises paired with botanical ink-making tutorials to eventually draw plants with

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  • SPRING 2021 Oxygen Adult Education

    SPRING 2021 Schedule Beginner’s Brush 1: Introduction to Painting with Deborah Thompson ONLINE 4 Classes: Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25Thursdays 1 – 4 pm Course Description:This series of 4 classes 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 using paint. Students will explore the medium of (acrylic) paint on a two-dimensional surface as it relates to mark, value, texture, colour, and both conventional and non-conventional approaches will be presented

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  • Community Open Studio – September 29

    Community Open Studio – September 29

    Community Open Studio – The Big Draw – Sunday, September 29, 11:00am-4:00pm Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to present an all-ages three-part series of collaborative drawing workshops in connection with the world-wide event known as The Big Draw. The theme for 2019 is #DrawnToLife and explores the healing and unifying impact of mark making and drawing. These family friendly drop-in workshops are open to the public from 11:00am to 4:00pm on three Sundays throughout the Fall. All events are FREE or by donation and open to everyone. September 29: The

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  • Opening & Artist Talk: Nostalgic Geography

    Nostalgic Geography: Mama and Papa have Trains, Orchards and Mountains in their Backyard prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet 6 September 2019 – 28 September 2019 Opening Reception Friday September 6, 6:30pm  Artist Talk Saturday September 7, 4:00pm Residency Dates: August 19 – September 5 Opening Reception: Friday September 6 | 6:30pm (before Art Walk Gala) Artist Talk: Saturday September 7 | 4:00pm  Closing Dinner: Friday September 27th | 5:30pm (Blue Night) Exhibition Dates: September 6 – 28, Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm Please Join us at the opening reception of local artists prOphecy sun and Darren Fleet’s Nostalgic Geography

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  • Oxygen Art Centre Welcomes New Executive Director

    Oxygen Art Centre has named Julia Prudhomme as the new Executive Director, effective August 19, 2019. Prudhomme, who lived in the Kootenays back in 2013-14, has contributed to small town art galleries and artist-run centres in numerous capacities for over ten years. She was Curator at the Campbell River Public Art Gallery for three years where she developed community-based programming that balanced educational courses, events, exhibits and artist talks, many in conjunction with internationally renowned artists, including Samuel Roy-Bois and Sonny Assu. Her artistic practice is often collaborative, working in

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  • Oxygen Art Centre Search for a New Executive Director

    Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson is looking for a new executive director to begin in early August 2019. Interested candidates can find the complete job description here: Executive-Director-Job-Description. The position is for an average of 20 hours per week at $25/per hour. The Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019 with interviews taking place the week of June 10th. Thank you in advance for your interest but please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. If you are interested please email a letter of interest

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  • Executive Director Departs at the End of August

    It is a bittersweet moment for Oxygen Art Centre as we announce that Genevieve Robertson will be leaving her post as Executive Director at the end of the summer.  Since arriving in early 2018 Genevieve has been dividing her attention between a burgeoning art practice and the management of Oxygen. Knowing it was only a matter of time before the art practice won her complete attention, we were very happy to bring her into the Oxygen fold and have benefited immensely from her vision, leadership, and passion for the Centre

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