Rock / Paper / Scissors


When: 6 classes: September 18 – October 30, 2023 (no Class Oct. 9)
/Mondays, 4:15 pm – 5.45 pm

Who: Youth, 11-14 yrs

With: 2 artist instructors:

// Brian Lye – Filmmaker

// Rayya Liebich – Poet & Writer

*more information about each artist instructor below


Join filmmaker Brian Lye, and poet Rayya Liebich on a multidisciplinary adventure to create a stop-motion animation film using an altered book as a springboard for story.  Rayya will demonstrate how to write blackout poems, create book folds, and use decoupage techniques inside a hardcover book.  Brian will then show you how to bring objects, words, and drawings to life using stop-motion animation. 

The culminating project will be a short movie of your chosen figurine/narrator literally jumping out of your book to tell a story through voice, image, and fun filming techniques.  Come ready to learn, explore, and be amazed!

Student Fee:  $60 (All materials included)

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Please register to be on a waitlist

NDCU – Scholarship for rock / paper / scissors

Oxygen Art Centre recognizes that some young artists face systemic barriers that may cause economic hardship, which disproportionately affects historically marginalized people. In order to ensure access to Oxygen’s arts education programming, and with financial support from the Nelson & District Credit Union, we are offering a scholarship to the rock / paper / scissors program to youth in financial need, with priority to 2SQTBIPOC youth living in the Columbia Basin region.


Brian Lye is a filmmaker, artist and educator living as an uninvited guest on the Traditional Territory of the Sinixt people.  His lens-based works are preoccupied with magic, humour, and the everyday. He holds a BA in Film Studies and Japanese Studies from the University of Victoria, a Diploma in Screen Production from Sydney Film School, was a guest student at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in visual art from The University of British Columbia. His films and animations have won awards and screened internationally at venues such as Sundance Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, The Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, and LIVE! Vancouver’s performance art biennale. He has been an artist in residence with the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and Oxygen Art Centre.

Rayya Liebich (she/her) is a Canadian writer and educator of Lebanese and Polish descent. Winner of the Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers (2019), The Geneva Literary Award (2015), and The Golden Grassroots Chapbook Award (2015), she holds a degree in English Literature from McGill University and a B. Ed from The University of Victoria. Her debut full-length poetry collection Min Hayati was released in 2021 by Inanna Publications and her poetry and prose have appeared in literary journals internationally. Passionate about writing as a tool for transformation and changing the discourse on grief, she teaches poetry and CNF to youth and adults in beautiful Nelson, BC.

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