freezer cheese

Oxygen Art Centre presents the first phase of an online youth arts education program, freezer cheese.

~animation design by Jonathan Ramos~

Generously supported by the BC Arts Council Pivot Program + Osprey Community Foundationfreezer cheese offers a series of six free art demonstration videos for youth (ages 15 – 30) and gift cards to purchase art supplies needed to follow along.

Instructors include regional artists and musicians, Kristy GordonJaymie Johnson, Rayya Liebich, Brian LyeDeborah Thompson, and prOphecy sun, and features digital animation by Jonathan Ramos and an original soundtrack by Ok Vancouver Ok, called freeze her cheese. All six of the videos are edited by emerging videographer Grady Robertson.

+? Free art supply gift cards are generously supported by Cowan’s Office Supplies Ltd. (Nelson, Canada) and are available to youth, ages 15 – 30, who are located in the West Kootenay region on a first come first serve basis. Sign-up to receive your gift card today by clicking here. Gift cards will be mailed to participants with a material list and freezer cheese sticker. Each video is accompanied by a material list for folks to access the same or similar supplies.

The overarching project takes place until April 2022 under the title, freezer cheese, derived from the fated piece of cheese—dairy or otherwise—that sits safely in the freezer awaiting the moment it is needed for nutrition, for comfort, for enjoyment. It is a reminder of the ongoing pandemic, but also evokes a sense of play and curiosity. Stay tuned for more!

Art demonstration videos are available on Oxygen’s YouTube channel. Register for a free art supply gift card to Cowan’s Office Supplies Ltd. by clicking here. Gift cards are available for youth, ages 15 – 30, on a first come first serve basis.

Learn more, watch the videos, and apply for a free gift card by clicking here

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