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NEW Cassiar Cannery Artist-in-Residence Program
(APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019 RESIDENCIES)
Beginner Drawing Class - Learn to draw realistic animals
Teacher: Sherrie Applegate from Quesnel, BC
In this course we will look at the use of geometrics to layout the drawing to ensure that the drawing elements are in the correct perspective and position, proportional to one another. This will enable the enlarging or shrinking of the photo representation in your drawing.
We will cover shading that will bring out the musculature of the animal and methods of creating the “coat” by using pencil strokes.
By the end of the class, the student should have a good grasp of the fundamentals of pencil drawing with an animal as a subject. The student should have a finished (or close to finished) product to take home.
If time permits, we will look at adding backgrounds to the drawings.
Learn to make a Traditional North Coast Drum.
Teacher: Jason Titian, a Nuu-chah-nulth artist of the Uchucklesaht Nation, was born in 1974 in Port Alberni to Marie Rush Samuel, also of Uchucklesaht and the late Ralph Titian Sr from Ahousaht.
Titian showed an interest in First Nations Art at a young age, with one of his first memories of art instruction being with Ron Hamilton, a world renowned Ethnologist and internationally known Nuu-Chah-Nulth artist of Hupacasath First Nation.
In 2001 Titian approached Tsimshian/Nuu-Chah-Nulth artist Ray Sim Sr. and asked him for instruction. Sim taught Titian the principles of form-line which is the primary design element of Northwest Coast Nuu-chah-nulth art. Sim, who was trained in Kitanmaax North West Coast School of arts in K'san, continues to be Titians teacher and mentor.
In 2006 Titian carved alongside fellow Nuu-chah-nulth artist Moy Sutherland Jr, who apprenticed with the late Art Thompson of Dididaht (Whyac at Nitinaht Lake). Sutherland encouraged Titian to expand his knowledge of his ancestral art.
Titian is part of the younger generation of Nuu-chah-nulth artists following the footsteps of their respected predecessors, such as Tim Paul, Joe David and Patrick Amos.
The traditional values of his native heritage were an important part of Titians' up-bringing and his culture remains central to his lifestyle. He has expanded and developed his creativity into theatrical performances that demonstrate his passion for art, culture, tradition and spiritual growth
Titians artwork visually illustrates the mentoring and grooming by the master artists he has learned from, predominantly Ron Hamilton and Ray Sim.
Indo-Canadian Arts Experience
Explore Punjab and Bhangra music
Learn Bhangra and other dance forms
Try musicial instruments
Learn about mendhi designs and use henna
Baljinder Basi – 24 years experience
Sharon Wekel – 20 years experience
Hannah Korhonen - 2 years experience
Bhangra dancers work hard all year to perform in every Sea-fest parade. We are now offering a wonderful weekend workshop to get a taste of every aspect the dancers do for Sea-fest. Enjoy up-beat music, physical activity, body art and a lot of new cultural information.
Bhangra dance has gained popularlity on an international level. We would like to share this wonderful dance with all of the north coast community. October 2018 the North Coast Indo-Canadian Arts Club was established and now ready to share all the wonderful levels of art and dance to the community.
Artist – Sandra Cummings
Learn the basics of cutting glass
Learn how to use the different tools for cutting and breaking glass and crockery
Understanding proper adhesives and substructures
Grouting of finished pieces
Tutorial on using a grinder and wet saw
Suggested Art Supplies to bring (start saving if you plan to attend this class):
These will be added to your mosaic in coordination with the supplied glass
Sandra Cummings is a self-taught artist who has worked in a variety of mediums, eventually finding her passion in mosaics. Creating mosaics with repurposed and found objects is how she chooses to interpret this art form. She has had the opportunity to take some classes with noted artists in this field, allowing her skills to grow. The west coast has been her home for the last 20 years. This area inspires her work in all the beauty it holds.