Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Spring 2023
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Painting from a Model #2 (No Instruction)
1 Class: Mar.12
Participants will have the opportunity to work from a model holding a single pose for an extended session (3.5 hours). No instruction is offered. Participants will be asked to bring their own materials in their preferred medium.
TOTAL FEE: $35
Figure Drawing #2 (no instruction)
4 Classes: Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 17 & 23 (no class Apr. 9)
Sundays: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Drawing sessions will provide the opportunity to draw from a model with poses ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes. No instruction is offered. Participants are expected to provide the drawing materials of their choice.
TOTAL FEE: $60
Art Speak – Peer to Peer Work Sharing
Facilitated by Emilie Leblanc Kromberg
4 Classes: Mar. 27, April 3, 10 & 17
Artists of all disciplines (professional or not) are invited to share their work in a safe space and engage in contemporary art dialogue with other open-minded art loving individuals. Themes will be proposed as a potential starting point for exchanges and artistic practices to grow collectively. The objective for this workshop is for artists to make, share, discuss, and learn together.
TOTAL FEE: $40
Low-tech Printmaking with Natasha Smith
4 Classes: Mar. 28 – Apr. 18
Tuesdays: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Explore the basics of low-tech printmaking to investigate processes that can be done without the use of a printmaking press. Simple plate-making and image transfer methods will be demonstrated and students will learn a variety of printmaking techniques including monoprinting and collagraphy. This is a very fun, process-based course and is appropriate for artists of all levels.
Material Fee: $20 + Material List
Course Fee: $170
TOTAL FEE: $190
CLASS FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED
Intro to Screen Printing with Marcus Dénommé
4 Classes: Mar. 29 – Apr. 19
Intro to screen printing is an open and welcoming course to all folks regardless of creative and artistic experience. It will take place over four sessions and cover every step involved in the screen printing process. Each member of the class will leave with a limited edition run of their artwork printed on a variety of substrates and a thorough understanding of how to silkscreen.
Material Fee: $60
Course Fee: $170
TOTAL FEE: $230
Intro to Bolex Camera, Film Processing + Cameraless Animation with Brian Lye
NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
2 Classes: Apr. 1 & 2
Sat. 10am – 4pm & Sun. 10am – 3pm
In this two-day, hands-on workshop participants will be introduced to the Bolex film camera and how to process black and white 16mm film using a non-toxic, homemade film developer consisting of instant coffee, washing soda, and vitamin C powder.
In groups of three, participants will shoot and hand process two 100-foot rolls of film in a DIY darkroom. Participants will also learn and experiment with cameraless animation by drawing directly on clear 16mm film. The course is suited to those curious about film and/or wanting to process film at home.
No experience necessary.
Material Fee: $55
Course Fee: $155
TOTAL FEE: $210
Lino Printing – Reduction Technique with Myra Rasmussen
Registration confirmation required
1 Class: Apr. 15
Saturday: 10am – 4pm (1hr lunch)
In this class students will use one lino block and print it multiple times, carving a bit away each time. Through this process we will create a print with multiple colours, each layer overtop the previous one. This class is appropriate for all skill levels, whether you have experience with relief printing or if this will be your first time.
Material Fee: $20
Course Fee: $80
TOTAL FEE: $100
CLASS FULL – Register to be on the waitlist
The Open Studio – Making time for the Actor’s Work with Valerie Campbell
1 Class: Apr. 22
Saturday: 10am – 5pm (1/2hr lunch)
This workshop will offer a rare opportunity for actors–one that is the norm for visual artists–a full day in an open studio setting to work and play with an emphasis on process over product. Explore your ART, work on your CRAFT. Flex your creative expression muscles, loosen up your imagination, and cultivate responsiveness, spontaneity, and authenticity.
Suitable for experienced and aspiring actors with an interest in creative process and for those looking for a place to practice away from the constraints of a production.
TOTAL FEE: $95
Magic of Memory with Rayya Liebich
4 Classes: May 23 – June 13
Tuesdays: 6:30 – 8:30pm
We often recall memories in fragments. By accessing our scattered memories and borrowing from the container of non-linear structures we can record our life stories in authentic and innovative ways. Each week we will take a deep dive into a different literary form (prose poetry, flash non-fiction, epistolary writing, and the hermit crab essay) to enter our material sideways and find new shapes to unpack our experiences. Each class will include a study of the craft, guided writing prompts, and readings by authors who push the boundaries of hybrid creative non-fiction (CNF) forms. If you are working on a difficult memoir or looking for new ways to tell your familiar stories, this series will give you a chance to play, experiment, and come back to the magic of memory and the importance of meaning-making.
TOTAL FEE: $95
CLASS FULL – Register to be on the wait list