Oxygen Art Centre News

oxygen_logoCall to participate: KISSING PROJECT

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We are seeking volunteers from the Nelson community to be part of the ‘KISSING Project’

Event takes place on April 7th and 8th – you can be part of Nelson’s future!!!

Did you know that the City of Nelson has one of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada! –

Artist-in-residence, Sylvia Grace Borda, wants to capture this embracing spirit among those who call Nelson home!  She is interested in using the idea of the “kiss” as a welcoming symbol to profile the richness of Nelson’s community, and to excite a local and global audience in Nelson as a featured destination!

Sylvia’s idea for the project was inspired by an archival photograph in the Touchstone collections. The photograph is an image of a Doukhobor couple kissing by City Hall in the 1950s. Sylvia believes this image is simply iconic and belongs on the cover of TIME or PEOPLE magazine! In her words, Nelson is not just a leisure or sports city, but a place of love, too. Can Nelson be the Paris of the North?!

Time Period for photo- shot : Kissing Project participants will be scheduled on one of the production dates of Friday April 7th or Saturday April 8th between 10am to 7pm. Participants will work closely with resident artist, Sylvia Grace Borda to capture a 360 degree portrait of a kissing pose. Couples of all sorts are encouraged – even four legged friends! Queer, straight, Gay…Family members! Diversity is welcome!

Note: Participants will receive their own artist copy of their kissing portrait as a keepsake of the event.

Portraits of Kissing Couples will be part of the Oxygen Art Centre exhibition of the Kissing Project with launch date of June 8th, 2017.

If you are interested please email us with the information listed below. ASAP to:
info@oxygenartcentre.org

KISSING PROJECT: A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Please include the following information in your email.
-Name of Participant (First name and Surname):
-Name of person or pet you nominate as your kissing buddy:
-What is the relationship of your nominated buddy (partner, friend, mum, pet hamster, etc):
-Name a Place in Nelson’s city centre where you’d like to be featured:
-Why is this location is special to you?
-What is your availability on either April 7th or April 8th– please give date and time
-How can we reach you ?
Phone number:
Email address:

THANKS!
Contact for further information and inquiries – Oxygen Art Centre
info@oxygenartcentre.org

MORE INFO:
www.oxygenartcentre.org
info@oxygenartcentre.org
320 Vernon St (alley entrance)
250 352 6322
Or find us on FaceBook!

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Registration closes soon for Spring semester courses!

SPRING/SUMMER 2017 SEMESTER SCHEDULE:

Weekend Workshop – Beginner’s Brush with Deborah Thompson – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOW!

2 classes: April 1 & 2, 12 – 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Course Description: This two day weekend workshop is a great opportunity to discover painting.
We will begin at the beginning! Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of painting through demonstrations and hands on the brush exercises in paint. The first day students will explore shape, mark, tone and space. The second day students will dive into the vary basics of colour mixing and theory as they apply it to painting. Both conventional and non-conventional approaches will be presented.

Course fee: $120  Material fee:  $30 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
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Writing FLASH! with Rayya Liebich – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOW!

5 classes: April 3 – May 8, 6 – 8 pm Mondays
(No class Easter long weekend)

Course Description: Explore the fun and trendy genre of flash fiction, which is defined as a story under 1,000 words. Also known as “short shorts,” “miniatures,” “sudden fiction”, “postcard fiction,” or “pocket fiction”, short writing is a wonderful way to tighten your craft and to pay attention to every detail in your writing and editing. We will practice writing both fiction and non-fiction (to include micro-memoirs and even Six-word stories) and read several examples by famous authors to draw inspiration and insight. Peer feedback and take-home tools provided each week. All levels and life experience welcome!

Course fee: $135  Material fee: $5
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Recreating the Everyday with Natasha Smith – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOW!

6 classes: April 4 – May 9, 5.30-8.30pm Tuesdays

Course Description: Explore various techniques to create interesting visual narratives employing mundane materials of the everyday. Broaden the range of materials used to create an artwork evaluating their inherent properties, current purpose and the potential to alter their form and definition. Through deconstruction, manipulation and combination, everyday materials can be transformed and combined using various techniques to create a shadow box, collage or small assemblage, sculptural works. Various artists will be reviewed that employ this popular contemporary art-making approach.

Course fee: $205 Material fee: $15 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
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Drawing Course – Pencil to Paper with Deborah Thompson (ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT!)

7 classes: April 5 – May 17, 5.30-8.30pm Wednesdays

Course Description: Pencil to Paper is a seven week drawing course. The emphasis of the course will be on the exploration of visual expression through drawing. The development of a foundation of drawing skills from modeling of an object in variety of light conditions to working with an object in space will be integral to the course. Students will build their drawings from a variety of sources including photographs, still life objects, other artists drawings and their imaginations. The use of colour in drawing will be introduced as part of an exploration on narrative drawing. Students of any level experience are welcome to join the course.

Course fee: $225  Material fee: $35 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
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Ease in the Spotlight with Bessie Wapp – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS WEEK!

4 classes: April 6 – 27, 7 – 9 pm Thursdays

Course description: Got a public presentation coming up? A new song, story, or comedy bit you want to perform? A speach or book tour? In a supportive & fun atmosphere, this class will use theatre games, vocal exercises, and role playing to build confidence & make presenting enjoyable. On the last class we’ll entertain an audience of invited guests.

Course fee: $110 Material fee $5
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Intuitive Painting with Kriya A.J. Shakti – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS WEEK!

5 classes: April 8 – May 13, 10am -12.30pm Saturdays
(No class Easter long weekend)

Course Description: Intuitive Painting is a process art form; a fun and enriching journey of discovery that leads to unique, vibrant and expressive paintings. Process art releases all preconceived ideas and plans of the final result to embrace the creative process as a path to presence and authentic self-expression. This method combines painting principles and techniques with a playful, spontaneous and bold approach, which opens one to greater creativity and deeper intuition.

Course fee: $155  Material fee:  $35 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
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Intuitive Painting Studio with Kriya A.J. Shakti – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS WEEK!

5 classes: April 8 – May 13, 1.30pm – 4.30pm Saturdays
(No class Easter long weekend)

Course description: Designed for former and current Intuitive Painting students, this studio is an open space to deepen your painting practice and continue the playful exploration of discovery as you expand your creativity, highten your intuition and witness your unique visual language emerging through painting.

Course fee: $165  Material fee:  $35 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS
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Writing BLACKOUT POETRY with Rayya Liebich – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS WEEK!

1 class: April 9, 1-4pm Sunday

Course Description: Also known as found poetry or erasure, create a poem out of an existing text by removing words on the page to reveal a new message. Using old books, newspapers, magazines and more, have fun playing with the space on the page and get as creative and artistic as you desire. Who knew that blacking out with a Sharpie pen could become an addictive, satisfying, and expressive new habit? All levels, ages 10+ welcome!

Course fee: $55 Material fee: $5
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Art as Soul Medicine with Gabriel Keczan – DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS WEEK!

4 classes: April 23 – May 14, 2-5pm Sunday

Course Description: Art as soul medicine is an art-based group therapy course. This course is an exploration of spontaneous art making in the context of a supportive and therapeutic group setting. Art therapy has a focus on personal process and the intersection of conscious and unconscious dimensions of the artist’s creative and healing journey. We will play with art materials; be with what arises; and hold the process in a safe and supportive group environment as it relates to each artist’s personal journey. We will explore inter-modality by using creative writing and image dialogue in response to content and art objects that are created. No previous art experience required.

Participants are welcome to bring whatever materials they would like to use. Gabriel will provide an assortment of paints, paper, scissors, glue and some brushes.

Course fee: $145  Material fee: $25
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Summer Arts Intensive: Painting with 2 minds: A painting process workshop with Deborah Thompson

4 days: July 24-27, 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday

Course Description: Painting with 2 minds is a four day painting process workshop designed to engage artists of any level in exploring their creative process and in particular the workings of their analytical and intuitive minds! OR how do you get our creative juices moving along and how do we develop our visual language to create meaningful and resolved paintings. We will explore this dualistic quality of creativity through playful exercises, discussions and investigations. We will encourage these two minds to work together in supporting the making of a painting! Each day is designed to build upon the others as we layer our experiences, insights and processes towards a repertoire of tools from which we can invigorate our creative process. Each day will open with painting exercises and explorations and in the afternoon move towards critiques, slide presentations and time for self-directed painting. Sure to be a fun and engaging workshop!!

Course fee: $250  Material fee:  $30 + SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS

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MORE INFO:
www.oxygenartcentre.org
info@oxygenartcentre.org
320 Vernon St (alley entrance)
250 352 6322
Or find us on FaceBook!

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