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.
Cheryl is a writer, quilter, and mom. She writes and teaches on quilting, craft, creativity, food, and family. And it all comes from her dining room empire in her crowded, colourful house. From this space she wrote Sunday Morning Quilts (co-authored with Amanda Jean Nyberg), A Month of Sundays, and You Inspire Me to Quilt. She teaches quilting around the country and online via Craftsy and Creative Live. A proud first generation Ukrainian, she is committed to not letting the artistry of food and craft from her heritage pass by unnoticed in the modern age. Cheryl is the mother of three kidlets, and awesome wife to her entrepreneur husband.
Workshop #1 Description:
Make Words Not War
With a little bit of planning you can turn your words into beautiful quilts, table runners, or even personalized baby gifts. This class covers planning your letters, improvisational piecing and fabric selection.
Supply list will be sent out to participants
Mary was born in England and attended the Letchworth Grammar School just north of London. She was always fascinated by sketching, scrapbooks, journals and art. As a child she was immersed in literature that was filled with block prints, etchings, and a variety of hand printed illustrations.
Mary went on to study Studio Art and Education at Whitelands College in London and worked as a primary teacher before emigrating to Canada with her husband in 1968. She worked in education in Saskatchewan, Langley, Sooke, Fort Nelson and Dawson Creek, BC, taking time off to have four daughters. Mary completed her degree at the University of Victoria and went on to teach Special Education in School District #59. She studied at Vancouver School of Theology and became an Anglican priest.
After retirement in 2008 Mary began to focus on her love for art-making. She went to Northern Lights College and studied with Laine Dahlen and Jennifer Bowes for several years discovering a passion and interest in printmaking. She continues to study at the Ground Zero Print Studio in Victoria BC, under the mentorship of Victoria Edgarr and Alain Costaz, both master printmakers. Mary joined the Flying Colours Artists’ Association in Fort St John and The Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, both being instrumental in her growth, encouragement, and development as an artist.
Mary has combined her love of art with her enjoyment of people and teaching. She has a passion to foster the development of printmaking in the Peace Region and teaches regularly in Grande Prairie, Peace River, Ft.St.John and Dawson Creek. She also enjoys learning more about printmaking and has been to workshops in Santa Fe, US, and Cambridge, UK, to further her skill. She organizes art workshops for two local art groups and has hosted many regular printmaking events with some renowned print artists. Mary has won several juried art shows regionally and two national shows in Vancouver. She was juried into a Spanish mini-print show recently that will exhibit in Spain, England, and France, and she plans to enter international shows in England and Japan in the near future.
Workshop #2 Description:
The printmaker is the so called “engineer” of the arts, dealing as they do with many processes, tools and heavy presses. Mary enjoys that idea and also the concept of connection to the printed word and the fast, cheap dissemination of vital information to all tiers of society. It is an art designed to stir cognition, illustrate a message of importance, and be a voice for the poor and marginalized.
Originally from Windsor, Ontario, and currently based in Terrace, BC, Brandon Broderick has been photographing Northwest British Columbia for the past 6 years. He specializes in wildlife, landscape, and night sky photography and has published 3 photo coffee table books.
Workshop #3 Description:
Since I do nature photography, that will be the overall theme of the workshops. The Theme for Creative Jam will be revealed Fiday night.
I’d like to do a couple photo walks if possible, as well as long exposure, wildlife photography, and photo editing workshops. For the editing part I’ll be screen sharing and going over my entire process from RAW to final using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Because of this, I think having participants with a DSLR and some prior knowledge would be the best fit. I’ll still cover lots of the basics throughout, but will also go into some more advanced stuff for people that want to get the most out of their camera. I want to get people to stop shooting in auto mode!
For the photo walks please dress for the weather. It would be really cool to do a night photography in the field workshop, but that would be very weather dependant and if enough interest.
Participants will need a DSLR with at least one lens, preferably a wide angle and a telephoto. A tripod would also be helpful but that’s up to the style of photography the participant is after. If the night photography one happens, a tripod would be essential. They should also have proper rain gear and an umbrella (for keeping the camera dry).
Brad MacNeil has been an improviser for almost 25 years. His career
highlights include performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canadian
Comedy Award nominations and getting to perform for Canadian troops in Afghanistan. He performs regularly in Vancouver with Instant Theatre and is a graduate of Studio 58. Brad has two rules in his class-you can't say No and you can't say Sorry. One of those rules is impossible
Workshop #4 Description:
Have you ever wanted to try improv comedy? Over the course of this workshop, you'll learn the skills to play the games.
You've seen in Who's Line is It Anyway. This introduction to the art will teach you skills that apply to public speaking and presentations, but mostly they're just fun.
Come ready to move.