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January 28, 2023
Saturday
  • Making Waves – Acrylic Painting Class with Susan Schaefer

  • Jan 28, 2023 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Join Susan for this one day class and let’s “Make Some Waves”.  All levels of acrylic painters welcome.

    Saturday January 28, 2023 10 am – 3 pm 

    Cost: $115

    Register online or at the MAC Office

    Susan Schaefer is a well known instructor in the Oceanside area.  Her students describe her as: “an excellent teacher, encouraging, patient and fun.”

    Visit Susan’s website here

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January 29, 2023
Sunday
 
  • MAC SCHOOL – ART BITES – WASH DRAWING

  • Jan 29, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Jan 29 AM – Wash Drawing with Gordon Wilson

    A fun and easy session that introduces students to create dynamic drawings using line and shades of watercolour. Instruction will include artwork examples along with demonstrations.

    If you enjoy this class, try Gordon’s ‘Wet Media Drawing’ Art Foundations class Mon Feb 13 and learn more about drawing with wet mediums like watercolour, ink and gouache.

    All supplies included in this class.

    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, McMillan Arts Centre

    Maximum number of participants: 12

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  • MAC SCHOOL – ART BITES – ZENTANGLE

  • Jan 29, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Jan 29 PM – Zentangle with Rhonda Roy

    This starter Zentangle class is a fun and relaxing way to explore the world of Zentangle.  We’ll learn some basic ‘tangles’ as well as the philosophy and method of this satisfying art form.  Anyone can create beautiful art using structured patterns, pen, and ink!

    All supplies included in this class.

    About the Instructor:  Rhonda Roy discovered Zentangle in 2015, became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (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. 

    Location of class: Studio, McMillan Arts Centre

    Maximum number of participants: 12

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January 31, 2023
Tuesday
  • Oil Painting from Start to Finish with Margery Blom

  • Jan 31, 2023 to Feb 7, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    A four day workshop designed to instruct and guide the artist through the oil painting process from the beginning to the finish.
    We will be using non-toxic and eco-friendly paint and mediums.

    Tuesday Mornings
    January 31, February 7, 14 and 21
    9:00 a.m. to 12:30

    Price: $200.00 for all four sessions.

    Register online or at the MAC Office

    All supplies are included.

    If you have oil paint, brushes and supplies you would like to use, please bring them along.

    Bring a Photo for a reference.

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February 5, 2023
Sunday
  • MAC SCHOOL – ART BITES – OIL PAINTING

  • Feb 5, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Feb 5 AM - Oil Painting with Margery Blom

    Oil Painting

    An introduction to creating with non toxic, eco-friendly oil paint that will take the mystery out of this traditional, flexible and exciting medium.

    All supplies included in this class.

    Want to learn more about colour theory? Register for Margery’s ‘Decoding Colour’ Art Foundations class Mon Feb 27 - a fun workshop decoding the mystery of colour theory.

    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, McMillan Arts Centre

    Maximum number of participants: 12

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  • MAC SCHOOL – ART BITES – ART JOURNALING WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS

  • Feb 5, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Feb 5 PM – Art Journaling with Watercolour Pencils - Merrilyn Laursen

    The class will have a 4-page handout covering supplies needed, planning a page layout and lettering suggestions, followed by some time for using the pencils and designing a practice page.

    All supplies included in this class.

    About the Instructor:  Merrilyn Laursen lives, plays, and paints in Parksville.  In 2018, she started using watercolour pencils to keep an art journal of her travels; she is now recording her latest journey, that of COVID19.  “There is always something to journal.”

    Location of class: Studio, McMillan Arts Centre

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    Maximum number of participants: 12

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February 6, 2023
Monday
  • The MAC’s Art Foundations Program

  • Feb 6, 2023 to Jun 12, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Loved Art Bites? Ready for more?

    The MAC’s Art Foundations Program is designed for people who want more formal education in the basics of visual art theory, as well as techniques for different mediums. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of art and how they might apply to their own art practice.

    Each of our classes will touch on areas such as line, composition, perspective, and colour, while giving you more in-depth practise in the medium or technique offered.

    All of our instructors are artists, and many of them are also professional teachers. Our faculty is skilled at providing a friendly and relaxing experience while you learn.

    Classes run on Mondays, from 10 am – 2 pm

    Cost:  $100 (all materials provided)

    Follow the links below for class details and online registration

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  • MAC SCHOOL -ART FOUNDATIONS-DRY MEDIA DRAWING

  • Feb 6, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Feb 6 - Dry Media Drawing with Gordon Wilson

    Explore line, shape, shadow, placement and more to help build confidence in your drawing skills. This class incorporates a variety of dry mediums such as pencil, conte, charcoal  to create images with a variety of exciting effects.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost: $100

    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

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February 12, 2023
Sunday
  • MAC SCHOOL – ART BITES – INK RELIEF

  • Feb 12, 2023 from 1:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Feb 12 AM – Ink Relief with Gordon Wilson

    An unusual and exciting art form!

    Ink Relief is a technique where using just ink, gouache and paper, a process is followed where the final art work develops before your eyes much like developing a traditional photograph.

    If you enjoy this class, sign up for Gordon’s Art Foundations Ink Relief workshop Mon April 3rd and learn more!

    All supplies included in this class.

    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, McMillan Arts Centre

    Maximum number of participants: 12

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  • MAC SCHOOL – ART BITES – FOLK ART

  • Feb 12, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Feb 12 PM – Folk Art with Mary Unger

    Folk Art expresses the lives and feelings of ordinary people in communities.  Learn to tell a story in simple pictures and designs using acrylic paint on board.

    All supplies included in this class.

    About the Instructor:  Mary Unger was raised on the east coast of Canada and moved to BC in 1970 after six years in Montreal. She studied fine arts at Mount Allison University and took classes and workshops in Montreal, Calgary and here on Vancouver Island.  “Travel to Mexico, Hawaii, Hong Kong,  South Africa, and Europe has been a feast to the eyes and soul.”

    Location of class: Studio, McMillan Arts Centre

    Maximum number of participants: 12

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February 13, 2023
Monday
  • MAC SCHOOL – ART FOUNDATIONS-WET MEDIA DRAWING

  • Feb 13, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Feb 13 - Wet Media Drawing with Gordon Wilson

    Gain skills and learn to loosen up and draw with brushes using a variety of wet mediums such as watercolour, ink and gouache to achieve unique and creative results.  Previous experience with dry media helpful but not essential prior to taking this class.

    All materials included for this class.

    Cost: $100

    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

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February 19, 2023
Sunday
  • MAC SCHOOL – ART BITES – PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING

  • Feb 19, 2023 from 1:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Feb 19 AM – Palette Knife Painting with Deborah Nicol

    A fun and creative session, using palette knife techniques and acrylics to create rich images by ‘smearing and scraping’ your paint (rather than paint brush methods), on your canvas.

    All supplies included in this class.

    About the Instructor:  Deborah Nicol is an emerging artist, working primarily in Acrylics. Deb started her artistic endeavors with pencil portraits, quickly moving into Oil Pastels and Oils and expanding into landscapes and paintings of children. In recent years she has moved into Acrylics and finding her true passion in Abstract venues.  

    Location of class: Studio, McMillan Arts Centre

    Maximum number of participants: 12

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February 21, 2023
Tuesday
  • A REFLECTIVE PAUSE

  • Feb 21, 2023 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    A Reflective Pause: Meditation and Journaling

    Tuesdays, Feb 21 to March 29

    4:00 to 5:30 pm

    $125 for all six sessions

    Meditation:  Learn how to be mindful in body, mind and breath and create a daily mindfulness practice.

    Journaling: We begin by creating a personalized journal (all supplies will be provided) and then you will be offered inspiration and guidance in starting a journaling practice.

    You do not need to have any experience with either meditation or journaling. You will be welcomed into a safe and supportive environment to explore both and discover how they work so well together.

    Faciliated by:
        Judi Malcolm, Meditation Teacher
        Heidi Abbott, Art Therapist

    Location of class: Studio, McMillan Arts Centre

    Maximum number of participants:12

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February 25, 2023
Saturday
  • Ukulele Workshops with Liz DeBarros - FINGERPICKING TECHNIQUES

  • Feb 25, 2023 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    MYSTERY OF CHORDS

    Saturday January 21, 2023, 2pm-3:30 PM

    shows you how to change the key of a song so it is more comfortable for your voice range; how and when to use a capo and why so many songs seem to have the same chords in them.

    FINGERPICKING TECHNIQUES

    Saturday, February 25, 2023,  2-3:30 pm

    teaches you basic finger picking skills, how to pick chords and how to pick a tune introducing, you to simple TABS.

    Pre-requisite for both workshops – players should be able to strum and change between basic chords

    The cost of each workshop is $30 but if you would like to register for both the total cost is $55.

    If you would like to purchase a ukulele capo, add on $18.

    To register or for more information email here or visit Liz DeBarros’ website.

     

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March 14, 2023
Tuesday
  • APPLE TECH WORKSHOP - ICLOUD FOR IPADS AND IPHONES

  • Mar 14, 2023 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Apple Tech Workshops Spring 2023

    Powered By Up Your Media, and the McMillan Arts Centre School For Digital Literacy. Our ongoing workshop series can help you gain control of your technology and allow you to better use your devices with skill and confidence.

    Tuesday Mar 14, 4:00-5:30 pm - iCloud for iPads and iPhones

    This workshop sets out to explain the basics of Apple’s Cloud computing service, and how to put this advanced, but simple to use technology to work for you and your multiple devices. Learn to sync your contacts, your calendars, your music and your photos on all your iCloud capable devices

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March 28, 2023
Tuesday
  • APPLE TECH WORKSHOP - Intro To Mac Part I

  • Mar 28, 2023 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Apple Tech Workshops Spring 2023

    Powered By Up Your Media, and the McMillan Arts Centre School For Digital Literacy. Our ongoing workshop series can help you gain control of your technology and allow you to better use your devices with skill and confidence.

    Tuesday Mar 28, 4:00-5:30 pm - Intro To Mac Part I

    In this workshop we’ll explore the rudiments of the Finder and System Preferences to better understand and organize your files. Learn basic Mac and computer terminology, how to use the Sidebar and Desktop more effectively, Time Machine Backups, anti-virus and security options, best practices for maintenance and more. It’s recommended but not necessary that you bring your Mac laptop if possible.

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March 29, 2023
Wednesday
  • Aging Artfully

  • Mar 29, 2023 to May 3, 2023
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
  • Description:

    Aging Artfully is a FREE program offered to independently domiciled seniours living in our community.  Our wonderful volunteer teachers provide instruction and support for participants aged 75+.  All materials and supplies included.

    Wednesdays

    March 29 – May 3, 2023

    10:30 – 11:30 am

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April 11, 2023
Tuesday
  • APPLE TECH WORKSHOP - iPhones and iPads Part II

  • Apr 11, 2023 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Apple Tech Workshops Spring 2023

    Powered By Up Your Media, and the McMillan Arts Centre School For Digital Literacy. Our ongoing workshop series can help you gain control of your technology and allow you to better use your devices with skill and confidence.

    Tuesday April 11, 4:00-5:30 pm - iPhones and iPads Part II

    In our first class we learned about iCloud and the general settings on your IOS device. In this followup class, we’ll talk more about individual Apps and capabilities of your mobile device. Learn how to access and better operate your Mail, Messages, FaceTime, Photos, Books, Podcasts. Calendars, Reminders, and more. 

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April 25, 2023
Tuesday
  • APPLE TECH WORKSHOP - Intro To Mac Part II

  • Apr 25, 2023 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: McMillan Arts Centre 133 McMillan Street PO Box 1662 Parksville, BC, V9P 2H5
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    Apple Tech Workshops Spring 2023

    Powered By Up Your Media, and the McMillan Arts Centre School For Digital Literacy. Our ongoing workshop series can help you gain control of your technology and allow you to better use your devices with skill and confidence.

    Tuesday April 25, 4:00-5:30 pm - Intro To Mac Part II

    A followup to our Part I class, well continue to explore the native applications of your Mac, including the Mail application and protocols, browsers and search engines, Calendars, Contacts and other valuable tools.

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