Pop! Up! PD Day

Pop! Up! PD Day


When: 1 class: May 27 

Monday, 9 am – 2 pm (5 hours) 

Who: Youth, 10 – 15 yrs

With: 2 artist instructors:

// Natasha Smith – Multi-disciplinary Artist

// Rayya Liebich – Writer


Unconventional Portraits: Past, Present, Future!

Following a series of fun prompts and exercises that will involve blind contour drawing, mirrors and metaphors, create three unique declarations of your identity! Who you were, who you are now, and who you imagine you will be!

Using vinyl records as a canvas, create three poetically abstract self portraits of yourself using alternative materials like feathers and beads, collage and decoupage techniques, and letters and words. Symbolic of your individuality and personal freedom, these portraits can be as wild as you wish, especially since they will represent you as you have never seen yourself before. 

Bring a bagged lunch. All materials provided.

Course Fee: $80


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.


Natasha Smith has been a practicing visual artist for over 20 years. Natasha’s personal and physical environment inspire her most recent work, which combines printmaking, collage, assemblage and painting. Natasha is a self-defined teaching artist who works from her studio in Krestova, in the West Kootenays, B.C. the unceded, tum xúlaʔxʷ of the Sinixt. 


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