Classes and Events

Autumn has arrived, and with it, the return of refreshingly damp and drizzly weather. Why not cuddle up to an enticing art class or two?  Here’s what I’ll be offering over the next several months.

I’m proud to be teaching at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. To register for any of my classes at the AGGV, contact Oona McClure, Studio Coordinator at studio@aggv.ca, register online at aggv.ca/art-studio, or call 250-384-4171 ext. 0.

At the AGGV I’ll be teaching Early Art Explorers for children aged 2-3 (with one caregiver). This is such a fun class! We learn about shape, colour and more as we play with all kinds of art media. Regular trips to the gallery and storytelling enhance the magic.

Class A – Fridays, September 21-October 26/10:00-11:00 AM

6 classes-$60.00 members, $70.00 non members

Class B – Fridays, November 2-December 14 (no class Nov 23)/10:00-11:00 AM

6 classes-$60.00 members, $70.00 non-members

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Although my first session of AGGV adult classes is sold out (“Wildly Layered”), there are still spaces for “ArtFULL – Other Dimensions”. Paint on non-traditional surfaces, create fascinating sculptures and make art from found objects in this exciting exploration of things three dimensional.

Thursdays, November 15th – December 6th/6:30-8:00 PM

4 classes -$50.00 members, $60.00 non members

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At the gorgeous Cedar Hill Arts Centre there are lots of artsy options too! Below are the classes I’ll be teaching there. To register for my classes at Cedar Hill, Google http://www.saanich.ca, click “Active Living Guide Program”, then click on the Winter Active Living Guide.

Art Adventures – It’s all about process in this engaging art-making class for children aged 2-4 and their caregiver. Young ones will be guided in their exploration of materials, textures and shapes. Expect painting, collage, sculpture and other exciting projects! Infant siblings in strollers are welcome, and drop-ins are encouraged ($13.00) if space allows.

Mondays, September 24-November 5, November 19-December 17/10:00-11:00 AM

Each six class session is $65.00

Home Learners’ Art, for home schooled children aged 6-12, invites creativity and imaginative thinking in a welcoming, all inclusive environment. We’ll delve into all kinds of art making and art appreciation while growing skills in painting, drawing, mixed media and much more. To access the supply list, Google saanich.ca/artscentre. Click on “Arts Centre at Cedar Hill”, then scroll down to “Visual Arts and Supply List”.    

Tuesdays, September 25-October 30, November 6-December 4/1:00-3:00 PM

Each six class session is $85.00

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Also at Cedar Hill:

Paint and Stitch – Adults, engage your imagination and investigate a new form of visual expression! Combine painting with acrylics and hand stitching to make a “fat painting” that can be hung on a wall like a quilt.

Thursdays, October 4-October 26 /9:30 AM-12:00 PM

4 classes: $85.00

Pro-D Art Workshop: The Builders – For kids aged 7-12 years. Build, sculpt, invent! We’ll make mixed media masks, whimsical paper structures and fascinating 3D creations.

Friday, November 23/9:00 AM-12:00 PM   $25.00

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Join me at the Bruce Hutchison Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library for my Pro-D workshop, “Fantastic Structures”. Kids aged 7-10 vie for bragging rights as they build the tallest, kookiest structures they can, using only paper, tape and tons of imagination.

Friday, November 23rd/2:00-3:00 PM. Contact the GVPL for details: GVPL.ca.

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Over the last months of 2018 I’ll be completing a book project (something I’m writing and illustrating), making art for of events and publications (as ever), and working on an upcoming solo show. I’m always interested in private commissions and new teaching opportunities, so if you have any ideas or suggestions I’d love to hear from you.

I wish you a happy, healthy fall season!

April

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