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June 13, 2022
Monday
  • ART Open Studio: Mend, Stitch, Create

  • Jun 13, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
  • Location: MAC - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
  • Description:

    Mondays – 5:00 to 7:00 PM

    Now until December 19, 2022
    Drop-in: no pre-registration required

    Experience the benefits of creative expression in a supportive group environment. No experience required.

    10562860873?profile=RESIZE_710xJoin us at our weekly open studio, each with its own theme, using a variety of art making mediums and techniques like mending, stitching, paint, collage, clay, found objects, 2d and 3d, weaving, and nature to explore what is immediate for you in the moment.

    Making art together can support us to move through life’s challenges, helping us to grieve our losses, mitigate feelings of isolation and loneliness and reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

    The sessions will be facilitated by Art Therapist Heidi Abbott, and Art Therapy Intern Farrell Elliot.  Heidi and Farell both have a love for the therapeutic, meditative, healing, and self-expressive attributes of creating together.

    Everyone welcome, free, all supplies are provided.

    Click here to sign up for a newsletter reminder

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July 12, 2022
Tuesday
  • Creative Kids Summer 2022

  • Jul 12, 2022 to Aug 18, 2022
  • Location: MAC - 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
  • Description:

    About Creative Kids:

    Our goal is to have fun through creative expression while learning some basic art elements, art principles and art history.
    This summer we are excited to welcome instructors Juli Rockliff and Emily Brooke to our Tent Studio.  Juli and Emily have a fun variety of classes youu can choose. Our camps include a bit of everything from drawing to painting to multi-media and more.

    Classes are $30 and will take place outside in our Tent Studio 

    Limit 10 students per class

    AM classes:  10am – 12 pm
    PM classes:  1-3 pm

    Register online or at the MAC Office 

     

    About our Instructors:

    Juli Rockliff (July classes): Juli is a born and raised Vancouver Island artist inspired by the beauty of the island, a love of nature and gardening, animals and a love of sharing art with children;  Juli wants to inspire a lifelong love of art by teaching techniques easily recreated at home, so that young artists can experience many art forms to help inspire them to find their inner artist. Juli’s teaching

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September 11, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Sep 11, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.   

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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September 12, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Creative Imaging: Drawing

  • Sep 12, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Creative Imaging: Drawing with Catherine Trembath 

    Sep 12, 2022 10am-3pm

    Students will learn about drawing tools, materials, terminology and techniques through explorations of value, shape, line and perspective.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost: $100

    About the Instructor: Catherine Trembath studied at Emily Carr College of Art and Design, worked as an art director in Vancouver and a graphic designer in Victoria and is now a local artist. She teaches children’s art classes as well as accessible art classes.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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September 18, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Sep 18, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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September 19, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Colour Theory

  • Sep 19, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Decoding Colour: Colour Theory with Margery Blom

    Sep 19,2022  10am -3pm

     Students will be mixing colours, using warm and cool tones to create an individual colour palette. A variety of mediums will be used for this project to help understand the fundamental science of colour. Several small painting projects will be assigned during this class that will help in the understanding of applied theory.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost: $100

    About the Instructor: Margery Blom  BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island and is an active member of FCA.  You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre on Thursdays.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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September 25, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Sep 25, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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September 26, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Zentangle

  • Sep 26, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Untangle with ‘Tangling’: Zentangle with Rhonda Roy

    Sep 26, 2022  10am -3pm

    Using The Zentangle Method, this class will explore using elemental strokes and simple materials to create non-representational structured patterns that weave into a small completed 3.5” work of art.  Areas of focus will be the importance of the ‘process not outcome’ aspect of Zentangle,  the mindfulness element (sometimes called ‘yoga for your brain’), incorporating into your own art practice, including warm-ups, block-breakers, and Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA).

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost:  $100

    About the Instructor:   Rhonda Roy is a Zentangle artist and Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She discovered Zentangle in 2015, became a CZT in April 2016 and has been teaching Zentangle classes and creating Zentangle Inspired Art since then. Rhonda believes we are all born with a need and an ability to create, and that Zentangle is a great way to awaken that creative side in us all. 

    Locat

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October 2, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Oct 2, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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October 3, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Composition

  • Oct 3, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Creating Visual Harmony:  Composition with Susan Schaefer

    Oct 3, 2022  10am -3pm

    We learn by doing, so by doing pencil drawings and quick paintings, the student will be able to see various examples of poor and good designs.  You may know something is off but be unable to put your finger on what. In this class we will talk about what makes a good design and how to make your paintings work.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost:  $100

    About the Instructor: A West Coast artist with Prairie roots, Susan is an accomplished acrylic painter who is generous in sharing 20 years of tricks and tips that she has learned from some of Canada’s finest artists.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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October 16, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Oct 16, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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October 17, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Creative Imaging: Drawing

  • Oct 17, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Acrylic Painting Level 1 with Gordon Wilson

    Oct 17, 2022 10 am-3pm

    This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the acrylic painting medium.  Starting with an overview of various materials and methods used to paint with acrylics, we will then cover how to apply these elements to produce a final painting.

    Recommended Prerequisites:  Decoding colour (Sep 19), Creating Visual Harmony (Oct2)

    Cost $125

    All materials included

    About the Instructor:  Gordon Wilson enjoys taking seemingly complex art styles and making them accessible and easy to learn.  He has a degree in design and education and has taught in high schools for 15 years, as well as other venues.  Prior to teaching Gordon was a commercial designer and illustrator for 20 years working in television, publishing, and advertising

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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October 23, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Oct 23, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Silk Painting Level 1

  • Oct 23, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Silk Painting Level 1 with Dianne Nelson

    Oct  23, 2022 10 am-3pm

    Participants will produce a 22 x 22" painting on silk to take home.  Patterns will be provided, but you are encouraged to have an idea for a composition.  We'll develop a pattern, which we'll sketch on silk with gutta, then paint with special acrylics.  

    Recommended Prerequisites:  Decoding Colour (Sep19), Untangle with ‘Tangling’ (Sep26) 

    Cost $125

    All materials included

    About the instructor:  Dianne’s first piece sold while she was working as a teacher in Saskatchewan.  She has worked and traveled in Australia as well as various places in Canada, including Bella Bella, Ucluelet and the Northwest Territories.  It was there, in the tiny Dene  hamlet of Fort Liard that she discovered her passion with colour; painting on silk. She continues to be a member of the NWT Arts Association.  Since moving to Vancouver Island in, she has exhibited  at the Filberg Festival in Comox, The Old School House in Qualicum Beach and the MacMillan

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October 30, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Oct 30, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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October 31, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Water Mixable Oil Painting Level 1

  • Oct 31, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Water Mixable Oil Painting Level 1 with Margery Blom

    Oct  31, 2022 10 am-3pm

    We will be using oil paint and mediums with paint brushes to create a landscape on a 12”x16” gallery wrapped canvas.

    Recommended Prerequisites:  Decoding Colour (Sep19), Creating Visual Harmony (Oct 2) 

    Cost $125

    All materials included

    About the Instructor:   Margery Blom  BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island and is an active member of FCA.  You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre on Thursdays.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Water Mixable Oil Painting Level 1

  • Oct 31, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Water Mixable Oil Painting Level 1 with Margery Blom

    Oct  31, 2022 10 am-3pm

    We will be using oil paint and mediums with paint brushes to create a landscape on a 12”x16” gallery wrapped canvas.

    Recommended Prerequisites:  Decoding Colour (Sep19), Creating Visual Harmony (Oct 2) 

    Cost $125

    All materials included

    About the Instructor:   Margery Blom  BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island and is an active member of FCA.  You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre on Thursdays.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Oil Painting Level 1

  • Oct 31, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Water Mixable Oil Painting Level 1 with Margery Blom

    Oct  31, 2022 10 am-3pm

    We will be using oil paint and mediums with paint brushes to create a landscape on a 12”x16” gallery wrapped canvas.

    Recommended Prerequisites:  Decoding Colour (Sep19), Creating Visual Harmony (Oct 2) 

    Cost $125

    All materials included

    About the Instructor:   Margery Blom  BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island and is an active member of FCA.  You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre on Thursdays.

    Location of class: Studio

    Maximum number of participants: 12

    Book Here

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November 6, 2022
Sunday
  • 2022 Fall Art Bites Classes

  • Nov 6, 2022 all day
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Go on, take a bite!

    Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class (and art supplies) if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

    Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

    Pick and choose one or more classes. Classes are $35 each.  

     

    AM classes are 10am-12pm;  PM classes are 1-3 pm.   

    Follow the links below for class details and online registrations

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November 7, 2022
Monday
  • 2022 Fall Art Foundations Courses - Studio Still Life

  • Nov 7, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Art Foundations-Life Drawing Level 1-Studio Still Life with Carol Ann Owers

    Nov 7, 2022 10 am-3pm

    Still Life Drawing uses inanimate objects for subjects, allowing the artist to focus on light and shadow, defining shapes, angles, cured and straight lines.

    Instead of a reference photo, we will work from a real life.  Three objects will be set up to express a theme and through several exercises, the artist will explore how light and colour can create shape within a composition.

    Recommended Prerequisites:  Creative Imaging (Sep 12), Untangle with ‘Tangling’ (Sep 26) 

    Cost $125

    All materials included

    About the Instructor: 

    About the Instructor:  Carol Ann is a professional artist and enjoys working in a wide range of mediums, and brings her experience and expertise to the classroom.

    Nature in all of her beauty inspires her passion to paint. Living here on Vancouver Island, nature is only steps away to the most beautiful scenery in all of Canada.

    Carol Ann enjoys sharing her love of art and teaches Ar

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