Sunday, October 23, 2022 (5)

Oct 23, 2022
June 13, 2022
  • 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.

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October 23, 2022
  • 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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  • Come to the Dark Side

  • Oct 23, 2022 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Lighthouse Community Center in the Nordin Room, Qualicum Bay
  • Description:

    Come to the Dark Side

    presented by Terri Bowen, B.Ed., M.A., instructor at VIU Elder College and North Island College

    Learn to Mix Luscious, Rich Darks! Enjoy a Hands-On Painting based on the History, Science and Psychology of Dark Paint Colours and Which Artists Have Used Them in an Outstanding Way (eg., Rembrandt, Caravaggio, el Greco, Goya, Malevich, Reinhardt, Stella, Escher, Nevelson , Kruger, etc!).

    When: Sunday, October 23 from 12 noon – 4 pm

    Where: Lighthouse Community Center in the Nordin Room, Qualicum Bay

    What: Learn about the topic. Follow this up by creating a painting on a 12”x 16” canvass. Bring a reference photo or use a featured picture from the presentation. All materials except brushes are provided for $60 cash at the door.

    Contact Terri at 778-424-0107 or by October 21. Limited registration.





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