Oxygen Art Centre’s Continuing Arts Education Programming for Spring – Summer 2019
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Theatre Sports for Beginners with Martina Avis
1-day Workshop: March 16
Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm
Come play games and awaken your inner-performer. Learn the basics of improv and drama-creation in a fun, safe environment.
Course Fee: $50
TOTAL FEE: $50
An Introduction to Clown Play and Theatre with Marya Folinsbee
1 Class: March 30
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
A whirlwind day of playful exercises to help you step into your inner clown. Explore the dynamic, weird and transformative world of clown theatre, where we tap into our silliness, curious wonder, and taboo-smashing impulses. Activities will include improvisational movement and theatre games, playful self-expression, and archetypal story-building and story-telling, with the help of a little red nose. This is a short, introductory course that will give you a taste of how to explore the clown realm. Suitable for performers, parents, and anyone who takes themselves too seriously.
Course Fee: $75 Material Fee: $15
TOTAL FEE: $90
Writing Memoir 2: Piecing Together the Puzzle with Rayya Liebich
3-day workshop: April 1 – 3
Mon. – Wed. 9 am – 12 pm
Delve deeper into the stories you uncovered in Writing Memoir 1 and tighten your craft, learn how to effectively revise and edit, and explore how to pull together the pieces into a body of work. Peer feedback, teacher mentorship, take-home tools and inspirational reading each session.
Pre-requisite: Memoir Writing 1 (or a collection of memoir pieces to work with)
Course Fee: $110 Material Fee: $5
TOTAL FEE: $115
Collage Painting with Natasha Smith
4-day workshop: April 1 – 4
Mon. – Thurs. 1 pm – 4 pm
Learn how to create interesting surfaces using a diverse range of materials and then combine painterly techniques to create colourful textural paintings. Students will investigate colour and composition and discover how to collage, paint and photo transfer on panels, boards and alternative surfaces. A wide range of acrylic mediums and techniques will be explored including acrylic pours. This is a process-based course with experimentation at its heart.
Course Fee: $155 Material Fee: $25 + material list
TOTAL FEE: $180
Creating a Series: Drawing and Painting Workshop with Deborah Thompson
4-day workshop: April 8 – 11
Mon. – Thurs. 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
This studio-based workshop will offer participants an opportunity to concentrate on the creation of a series of paintings and /or drawings towards the development of a body of work. The curriculum will include exploring the relationship between painting and drawing. Group drawing exercises will introduce participants to processes that can be used to explore an image or theme. Some exercises will work on enhancing the understanding of the fundamentals of light on form, the creation of pictorial space and the gathering of visual information. These ideas will be transferred into a series of paintings and or drawings that have personal meaning to the student. Demonstrations and application of colour theory will be part of each day, as will critiques, discussions and slide presentations.
Course Fee: $240 Material Fee: $30.00 + material list
TOTAL FEE: $270
Trick Films: Shooting and processing 16mm film with Brian Lye
2-day Masterclass: April 13 – 14
Sat. & Sun. 12 pm – 5 pm
The masterclass, taught by artist Brian Lye, teaches hands on shooting and processing of 16mm film along with a film historical look at early cinema’s trick films. Participants will shoot on a bolex camera and process their film with Caffenol-C, a process using instant coffee, vitamin c, and washing soda. There will be a free public presentation of Brian Lye’s work and artistic process on Friday April 12th at 7:00pm.
Course Fee: $100 Material Fee: All equipment and materials included
TOTAL FEE: $100
Working with Colour with Patrick McGoey
3-day workshop: Aug 5 – 7
Mon. – Wed. 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Learn how to enhance your work with colour and avoid over blending plus create depth. For many artists painting is about colour, it is about emotion, storytelling and to delight the eye of your viewer. In this colour intensive course you will learn how to mix any colour utilizing a limited palette. We will cover the basics of what makes a great painting including composition and tonal value and students will develop their personal colour strategy. It is about the paint, practical use of your paints and lots of practice. After this intensive you will buy fewer colours and create harmonized rich paintings.
Course Fee: $235 Material Fee: $15 + material list
TOTAL FEE: $250
Art of Activism with Jan Inglis
4 Classes: Aug. 8 – 11
Thursday evening 6 pm – 8.30 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
This workshop focuses on how arts can animate and amplify social change efforts through public engagement, critical analysis of community issues, team building, creative thinking, as well as bringing in fun when advocacy gets boring. Masks, movement, voice, writing etc. are used to explore motivations, assumptions, contexts, archetypes, and stereotypes. Hands-on learning of basic tools for creating characters and props using foam, papier mache, paint, and fabric may culminate in co-developing a street worthy event.
Course Fee: $155 Material Fee: $15.00 + material list
TOTAL FEE: $170
Zero to Sixty: Ukulele Intensive with Catherine McGrath
5-day Workshop: Aug. 12-16
Mon. – Fri. 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The course is designed for people who have no or little experience playing ukulele and will begin with the very 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.
Course Fee: $130 Material Fee: $10.00
TOTAL FEE: $140
Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for this programming from the Province of British Columbia, Nelson & District Credit Union, British Columbia Arts Council and Selkirk College Continuing Education.
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