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Feb
4
Mon
Idea-land: Making Friends with the Muse with Kelly Shpeley @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Idea-land: Making Friends with the Muse with Kelly Shpeley

5 classes: Feb. 4, 11, 18 & April 1, 8 Mondays 6pm – 9pm

Course description:

A course in idea-making. What to do when you have creative stagnation, and need to break up old patterns of thinking to come up with fresh ideas. 

Course Fee: $170    Material Fee: $30

TOTAL FEE: $200

Feb
5
Tue
Pencil to Paper with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pencil to Paper with Deborah Thompson 

6 classes: Feb. 5 – March 12 Tuesdays 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Course Description:

Loved for its immediacy and depth of expression, drawing is the foundation of visual thinking and artistic development. This 6-week course focuses on drawing as a traditional and contemporary practice. Drawing exercises that build on the fundamentals of drawing such as form, value, shape and space will be part of each class. We will explore drawing from a variety of sources, including some life model time. The use of colour in drawing will be introduced. Participants will work from still life, photographs, and their imaginations to create more complex self-directed drawings. Ongoing feedback and group discussions will be part of each class. Students with any level of drawing experience are welcome to join the class.

Course Fee: $220     Material Fee: $30 + material list

TOTAL FEE: $250

Feb
6
Wed
Clown Play, Practice and Performance with Marya Folinsbee @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Clown Play, Practice and Performance with Marya Folinsbee  

6 Classes: Feb. 6 – Mar. 13 Wednesdays 6pm – 8.30pm

Course Description:

The clown is a universal archetypal character, channeling trickster taboos and the provocative divine! In this class we will tap into our clown personas in order to develop “turns”, or short clown performances. Activities include improvisational theatre and movement, costume and make-up creation, story-telling/story-building, and wild self-exploration. No previous experience necessary, but those with experience very welcome too! This work supports performers, artists, parents, and anyone plagued by seriousness.

Course Fee: $185     Material Fee:  $15

TOTAL FEE: $200 

Feb
7
Thu
Singing Beyond the Blues with Bessie Wapp @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Singing Beyond the Blues with Bessie Wapp

6 Classes: Feb. 7 – Mar. 14 Thursdays 7 pm – 9 pm

Course Description: 

The follow-up to Bessie’s popular Singing The Blues, this course is for returning students wanting to build their skills and, of course, sing with a live band of top Nelson musicians. Includes 6 group classes plus one private lesson.

Course Fee: $225    Material Fee: $5

TOTAL FEE: $230 

Feb
8
Fri
Low-Tech Printmaking Part II with Natasha Smith @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Low-Tech Printmaking Part II with Natasha Smith 

4 Classes: Feb. 8 – March 1 Fridays 1 pm – 4 pm

Course Description:

This course is designed for students that have basic printmaking experience. Students will be encouraged to create larger, more complex printmaking plates and explore a variety of printing techniques, including jigsaw and multi-plate printing.

Course Fee: $155    Material Fee: $25 + material list

TOTAL FEE: $180 

Feb
9
Sat
Beginners Brush 2 with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 9 @ 9:48 pm – 10:48 pm

Beginners Brush 2 with Deborah Thompson

2-day workshop: Feb 9 & 10 Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

Course Description:
This two-day weekend workshop is designed as a continuation of Beginner’s Brush 1. The course will focus on aspects of colour theory which will then be applied to various painting exercises. On the first day, we will look at complimentary colour mixing and how colour effects the creation of space. On the second day, we will explore the creation of texture with colour and value contrasts. Exercises, group critiques and discussions will be an ongoing part of the weekend. A slide show to study how artists throughout history have used colour will be part of each day. Anyone who has an interest in learning to paint or extending their knowledge of painting is welcome.

Course Fee: $ 130   Material Fee: $20.00 + material list

TOTAL FEE: $150 

Feb
10
Sun
Beginners Brush 2 with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 10 @ 9:48 pm – 10:48 pm

Beginners Brush 2 with Deborah Thompson

2-day workshop: Feb 9 & 10 Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

Course Description:
This two-day weekend workshop is designed as a continuation of Beginner’s Brush 1. The course will focus on aspects of colour theory which will then be applied to various painting exercises. On the first day, we will look at complimentary colour mixing and how colour effects the creation of space. On the second day, we will explore the creation of texture with colour and value contrasts. Exercises, group critiques and discussions will be an ongoing part of the weekend. A slide show to study how artists throughout history have used colour will be part of each day. Anyone who has an interest in learning to paint or extending their knowledge of painting is welcome.

Course Fee: $ 130   Material Fee: $20.00 + material list

TOTAL FEE: $150 

Beginner Instrumental Ukulele with Catherine McGrath @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 10 @ 9:50 pm – 10:50 pm

Beginner Instrumental Ukulele with Catherine McGrath (only 2 spaces left confirmation required)

5 Classes: Feb. 10 – March 17 (no class on Feb 17) Sundays 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Course Description:
The course is an introduction to playing melodies (as opposed to just chords) on the ukulele. We will look at a couple of easy major scales and some very simple melodies with backing chords.  Students should already be proficient playing a fair number of chords (at least 8) in steady rhythm. 

Course Fee: $130     Material Fee:  $10

TOTAL FEE: $140 

Feb
11
Mon
Idea-land: Making Friends with the Muse with Kelly Shpeley @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Idea-land: Making Friends with the Muse with Kelly Shpeley

5 classes: Feb. 4, 11, 18 & April 1, 8 Mondays 6pm – 9pm

Course description:

A course in idea-making. What to do when you have creative stagnation, and need to break up old patterns of thinking to come up with fresh ideas. 

Course Fee: $170    Material Fee: $30

TOTAL FEE: $200

Feb
12
Tue
Pencil to Paper with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pencil to Paper with Deborah Thompson 

6 classes: Feb. 5 – March 12 Tuesdays 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Course Description:

Loved for its immediacy and depth of expression, drawing is the foundation of visual thinking and artistic development. This 6-week course focuses on drawing as a traditional and contemporary practice. Drawing exercises that build on the fundamentals of drawing such as form, value, shape and space will be part of each class. We will explore drawing from a variety of sources, including some life model time. The use of colour in drawing will be introduced. Participants will work from still life, photographs, and their imaginations to create more complex self-directed drawings. Ongoing feedback and group discussions will be part of each class. Students with any level of drawing experience are welcome to join the class.

Course Fee: $220     Material Fee: $30 + material list

TOTAL FEE: $250

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