Classes and Events

After the relaxed pace of summer, we jump into autumn renewed and invigorated….right? Here are the classes and workshops I’m offering this fall.

I’m proud to be teaching at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria again. 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.

Thursdays, September 21st-November 23rd/10:00-11:00 AM

 10 classes-$110.00 members, $120.00 non members

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Also at the AGGV, I’m heading up In Creative Company, a studio class for adults (18+), where we’ll play with a wide array of media and techniques in a convivial, informal setting. Join me in our warm, inviting studio space where you’ll have access to my artistic guidance while making art your own way, in the company of others.

Session 1 (5 classes)- Thursdays, September 21st-October 19th/ 1:00-3:00 PM

Session 2 (5 classes)-Thursdays, November 2nd-30th/ 1:00-3:00 PM

 $50.00 members, $60.00 non members

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The AGGV’s Screen Printing Uncovered (18+) is my one evening introduction to screen printing on fabric. At the end of this class you’ll go home with a piece of art you can be proud of, which can even be turned into a cushion or place mat just in time for Christmas giving.

Thursday, November 16th/6:00-8:00 PM

 $35.00 members, $40.00 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 Fall Active Living Guide.

Art From the Start – 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.

Session 1: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 AM/ September 20th-October 25th

Session 2: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 AM November 8th-December 13th

6 classes/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”.    

Session 1: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM/ September 20th-October 25th

Session 2: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM/November 8th-December 13th  

 6 classes/$65.00

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For youth aged 12-17, may I suggest my ‘Zine Workshop? Teens will create their own graphic novel-ette, employing a wide range of art materials. I’ll show students how to hand letter, how to combine art and text, and how to use a variety of media for maximum originality and expression. All supplies are included.

Mondays, 4:00-6:00 PM, November 6th-December 18th

6 classes/$85.00

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Illustrated Travel Journals – Adults, gather your travel images and we’ll combine drawing, painting and collage to make one-of-a-kind record of your trip. My own journals have been featured in Victoria’s “Boulevard” magazine. To access the supply list for this class, Google saanich.ca/artscentre. Click on “Arts Centre at Cedar Hill”, then scroll down to “Visual Arts and Supply List”.

Mondays, 3:00-5:00 PM, September 18th-October 30th

6 classes/$78.00

Pro-D Day Book Workshop – In this lively afternoon workshop for 6-9 year olds we’ll paint, draw, do some printmaking and tin embossing, and at the end we’ll have made wildly creative art books! All materials are included.

Friday, November 24th, 1:00-4:00 PM

$25.00/afternoon

Pro-D Day Shadow Box Workshop – 9-12 year olds will have fun combining layers of materials to make a fascinating little world in a box. Hallowe’en is near….we can make it spooky! All materials are included.

Friday, October 20th, 1:00-4:00 PM

$25.00/afternoon

At the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, I’ll be leading all of the ArtLab November classes.

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Aaaaand……a little Christmas, anyone? Please come and join me for a festive, artsy, cozy evening.image001

I love teaching. It’s a treat to be an artist, even more so when I can share what I’ve learned with others. Have a brilliant, happy, energized fall!

April

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