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The Big Draw: pick-up art kits 12:00 pm
The Big Draw: pick-up art kits @ OXYGEN ART CENTRE
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stop by Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM to pick-up your free Big Draw art supply kit, while supplies last. Kits include The Big Draw’s sketchbook crawl calendar and drawing materials to follow along[...]
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Zoom as Mini Theatre 9:30 am
Zoom as Mini Theatre @ Oxygen Art Centre
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Zoom as Mini Theatre with Bessie Wapp ONLINE 5 Classes: June 26, 27, 29 July 3 & 4 Sat. & Sun. 9:30-11:30am, Tues: 4-6pm  Course Description: Meetings on Zoom getting you down? Explore the dramatic[...]
Multi-Colour Lino Printing 4:35 pm
Multi-Colour Lino Printing
May 7 @ 4:35 pm – 5:35 pm
Multi-Colour Lino Printing with Myra Rasmussen IN PERSON (if COVID restrictions allow) This course will be cancelled and class fees refunded if we are unable to run this course in-person due to COVID-19 restrictions 1[...]
Beginner Ukulele 6:30 pm
Beginner Ukulele @ Oxygen Art Centre
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginner Ukulele with Catherine McGrath ONLINE 4 Classes: June 27, July 4, 11 & 18 Sundays 6:30 pm – 8:30pm Course Description: This course is designed for people who have little or no experience playing[...]
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FloraPhilia 6:30 pm
FloraPhilia @ Oxygen Art Centre
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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[...]
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The Big Draw: Event (Zoom) 1:00 pm
The Big Draw: Event (Zoom) @ Zoom
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Live Drawing Celebration via Zoom: Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM R.S.V.P. by emailing info@oxygenartcentre.org to attend Oxygen Art Centre presents an online community drawing program, The Big Draw throughout May 2021. The Big Draw Festival is[...]
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FloraPhilia @ Oxygen Art Centre
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 plants themselves! Jaymie will help guide participants to choose plants appropriate for pigment extraction and offer accessible alternatives wherever possible. 

 

Course Fee: $75   Material Fee:  $3 + Material List

TOTAL FEE: $78

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The Big Draw: Event (Zoom) @ Zoom
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Live Drawing Celebration via Zoom: Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
R.S.V.P. by emailing info@oxygenartcentre.org to attend

Oxygen Art Centre presents an online community drawing program, The Big Draw throughout May 2021. The Big Draw Festival is a worldwide celebration of drawing where the language of drawing is used as a tool for learning, expression, and invention.

The 2021 theme for The Big Draw is “Make the Change.” The festival states, “In 2021, we want to take action, to explore and discover ways to live in balance with the world around us, to reconnect with each other and demand a better world for future generations. This is a great year to bring your community together through positive activism and creativity, and be part of The World’s Biggest community of drawing enthusiasts!”

Participants are invited to pick-up a free art supply kit at Oxygen Art Centre on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm until supplies last. Kits include the sketchbook crawl calendar and drawing materials. Oxygen is located at #3-320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC, alleyway entrance.

Weekly exercises will be released throughout the month of May 2021 through Oxygen’s social media channels and website, as well as a live online event held via Zoom on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:00pmAdmission by donation, everyone welcome to attend. R.S.V.P. to the event by emailing info@oxygenartcentre.org

Oxygen’s The Big Draw Facilitator, Anita Levesque, developed a series of all-ages community drawing exercises inspired by this theme. Exercises will be available online for community members, families, and drawing enthusiasts to learn new skills, share documentation of their work online, and explore the connections between activism and creativity through the act of drawing.

The Big Draw is a free community drawing celebration taking place throughout May 2021 via Oxygen’s online channels. Weekly exercises will include a mixture of drawing exercises to explore in both your homes and outside in nature. A final Zoom event will celebrate the month-long drawing festival on Saturday, May 29th from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Drop in anytime or join us for the entire hour of drawing. R.S.V.P. to attend.

The Big Draw is generously supported by Osprey Community Foundation, Nelson and District Credit Union, and Nelson Lions Club.

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FloraPhilia @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 plants themselves! Jaymie will help guide participants to choose plants appropriate for pigment extraction and offer accessible alternatives wherever possible. 

 

Course Fee: $75   Material Fee:  $3 + Material List

TOTAL FEE: $78

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Tapping the Poetic Unconscious @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tapping the Poetic Unconscious with Rayya Liebich

ONLINE

 1 Class: June 19

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm (lunch break 12-1 pm)

 

Course Description:

For one day let your inner critic take a long nap and give the right side of your brain permission to play on the page. Through a series of guided writing prompts we will tap into our unconscious minds and dig up the jewels hiding in our imaginations. Drawing from Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic, Austen Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout, and Natalie Goldberg’s techniques of entering sideways, we will write a series of new poems and come away with take-home tools and insights to awaken our unconscious in our everyday lives.  

 

Course Fee: $50           

TOTAL FEE: $50

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FloraPhilia @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 plants themselves! Jaymie will help guide participants to choose plants appropriate for pigment extraction and offer accessible alternatives wherever possible. 

 

Course Fee: $75   Material Fee:  $3 + Material List

TOTAL FEE: $78

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Intuitive Painting & Collage @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Intuitive Painting & Collage with Natasha Smith

ONLINE 

1 Class: June 25

Friday 10 am – 3 pm (lunch break 12-1 pm)

 Course Description:

Investigate your intuitive side in this fun one-day intensive! Using alternative mark making tools we will create spontaneously on rice paper and then cut, tear and collage intuitively allowing colour, line and visual texture to inspire our creations.

 

Course Fee: $52 Material Fee: $3 + Material List          

TOTAL FEE: $55

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Zoom as Mini Theatre @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Zoom as Mini Theatre with Bessie Wapp

ONLINE

5 Classes: June 26, 27, 29 July 3 & 4

Sat. & Sun. 9:30-11:30am, Tues: 4-6pm 

Course Description:

Meetings on Zoom getting you down? Explore the dramatic potential of this small screen format! This course will cover conceptual and hands-on theatrical and cinematic possibilities of Zoom: lighting, sound, entrances and exits, point of view, puppetry, and more. We will form small break out groups, develop short scenes, and perform for each other. The potential of the small screen awaits! 

 

Course Fee: $120          

TOTAL FEE: $120

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Zoom as Mini Theatre @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Zoom as Mini Theatre with Bessie Wapp

ONLINE

5 Classes: June 26, 27, 29 July 3 & 4

Sat. & Sun. 9:30-11:30am, Tues: 4-6pm 

Course Description:

Meetings on Zoom getting you down? Explore the dramatic potential of this small screen format! This course will cover conceptual and hands-on theatrical and cinematic possibilities of Zoom: lighting, sound, entrances and exits, point of view, puppetry, and more. We will form small break out groups, develop short scenes, and perform for each other. The potential of the small screen awaits! 

 

Course Fee: $120          

TOTAL FEE: $120

Beginner Ukulele @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Beginner Ukulele with Catherine McGrath

ONLINE

4 Classes: June 27, July 4, 11 & 18

Sundays 6:30 pm – 8:30pm

Course Description:

This course is designed for people who have little or no experience playing ukulele. It will begin with the 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.

Please Note: Students will not be able to hear other students playing due to the Zoom platform. Everyone will be muted during the playing of songs. They will be able to hear only themselves and the instructor playing. They will be able to unmute to ask questions between songs and during instruction. 

Course Fee: $100           

TOTAL FEE: $100

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Zoom as Mini Theatre @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Zoom as Mini Theatre with Bessie Wapp

ONLINE

5 Classes: June 26, 27, 29 July 3 & 4

Sat. & Sun. 9:30-11:30am, Tues: 4-6pm 

Course Description:

Meetings on Zoom getting you down? Explore the dramatic potential of this small screen format! This course will cover conceptual and hands-on theatrical and cinematic possibilities of Zoom: lighting, sound, entrances and exits, point of view, puppetry, and more. We will form small break out groups, develop short scenes, and perform for each other. The potential of the small screen awaits! 

 

Course Fee: $120          

TOTAL FEE: $120

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