Classes and Events

I know, I know….winter is THE best time of year to binge-watch whatever, as you become a semi-permanent part of your couch. Let me suggest a more energizing option…an art class or workshop.  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 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.

Fridays, January 12th-March 16th/10:00-11:00 AM

10 classes-$110.00 members, $120.00 non members – SOLD OUT

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Also at the AGGV, I’m heading up ArtFULL. This series of classes nurtures the artistic spirit of adults who wish to explore, create and just have fun with the same enthusiasm as our younger artists. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in printmaking, sculpture, drawing and mask making projects. No experience is necessary, plus all art materials are supplied!

Thursday, January 25th-February 15th/ 6:30-8:00 PM

$50.00 members, $60.00 non-members (4 classes) – SOLD OUT

At the AGGV, spring break means spring art camps! The Creatives is a fun filled mixed media camp for children aged 6-12 which encourages artistic inquiry and inspires curiosity. We’ll investigate all kinds of art materials and techniques, and enjoy gallery exhibits too.

March 19th-24th/9:00-12:00

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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.

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 AM/ January 10th-February 14th (SOLD OUT), April 4th-May 9th, May 23rd-June 27th

Mondays, 10:00-11:00 AM/ April 9th-May 14th

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”.    

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM/ January 10th-February 14th (SOLD OUT), April 4th-May 9th, May 23rd-June 27th

Each six class session is $65.00

Illustration-From Story to Image – Have a story you dream of illustrating? In these supportive, encouraging adult classes, learn how to make eloquent, expressive visuals to accompany text.

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30/ May 8th-June 12th

Pro-D Art Book Workshop – For kids aged 6-9 years. We’ll play with a range of printmaking, sculpting and painting techniques and make a wildly creative art book!

Friday, May 18th/1:00-4:00 PM

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At the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, I’ll be facilitating two ArtLab sessions in February.

Tuesday, February 20th/27th

4:00-5:00 ages 7-9, 5:00-6:00 ages 10 and over

ArtLab is an art space for children and youth. No art experience is necessary. We design, paint, dream and create! To register, visit http://www.esquimalt.ca, or call (250) 412-8500.

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Art goes vertical with Fantastic Structures, a Pro-D workshop for children aged 7-10. Which junior architect can build the tallest paper structure? Find out at two branches of The Greater Victoria Public Library.

April 20th – Nellie McClung Library- 10:30-11:30 AM

April 20th – Oak Bay Library – 3:00-4:00 PM

For more information, call the GVPL at (250) 940-4875

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Over the course of this year I’m completing a book project (something I’m writing and illustrating) and for something completely new I’ll be taking on the role of Studio Coordinator for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until mid-June. No moss on me, I’d say!

Have a splendid winter and early spring,

April

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