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Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery Food Bank Drive

Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery Food Bank Drive

Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery, 2926 Back Road, Courtenay, BC, V9N 9G9
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On now until the end of the year is our "Miniatures of the Northwest Coast" exhibition and sale featuring Pacific Northwest Coast miniature masterworks by some of the most accomplished contemporary Indigenous artists working today. These creations although small in size, are rich in power, myth, and meaning. For full details about this exhibition click […]

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September 01, 2021
Focus on makerspaces continues

Focus on makerspaces continues

Free

Local Screenprinter Andy MacDougall, a columnist and Podcaster for USA based Screenprinting Magazine, released the 2nd of a 3 part series where he interviews Luther Davis, a New York based printer who is part of the team building Powerhousearts.org, an amazing 170,000 sq ft. makerspace in Brooklyn. A previous episode visited with Fellesverstedet in Oslo. […]

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September 24, 2021
Cover Up

Cover Up

Artful : The Gallery, Artful : The Gallery
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Free

Cover Up is an exploration of the cultural genocide perpetuated by church and state; british empire, canadian government, protestant and catholic churches. It moves us toward the underbelly of things, places we prefer to hide away from. The Indian Act remains a perplexing and complex map of discrimination and destruction of Indigenous people, the violence […]

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October 06, 2021
Oil Painting 2 – Considering Colour

Oil Painting 2 – Considering Colour

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$269

In this lively oil painting class with Madeleine, you will do a deep dive into the world of colour! You’ll spend time creating works with particular attention paid to colour. Some concepts you’ll explore are: how to mix any colour, how artists have used it historically, and how to create and stick to a colour […]

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November 15, 2021
Drawing 2 – Finding Perspective

Drawing 2 – Finding Perspective

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$249

In this class watch your drawing abilities vastly improve as you acquire skills in how to create the illusion of space in your work.  You will learn about values, sighting techniques, one and two point perspective and how to apply them to a variety of subject matter.  Have fun discovering the tricks that will help […]

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November 16, 2021
Lupine Pups – Mixed Media Plants and Animals

Lupine Pups – Mixed Media Plants and Animals

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$139

Over a period of four weeks, students will engage in a lively art class where they will be introduced to various mediums such as acrylic painting, drawing, watercolour and collage . They will incorporate plant and animal imagery to create interesting and unique art pieces! Summer creates diverse exercises and projects, and therefore students will […]

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November 23, 2021
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – Community Stitch Project

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – Community Stitch Project

BC Canada
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Free, donations welcome

CV/A, in partnership with Comox Valley Transition Society, present a Community Stitch Project to raise awareness and reflection about Gender-Based Violence in our community and around the world. Pick up a free stitch kit, create conversations with friends, family and colleagues, and learn how and why gender-based violence is a growing pandemic of its own, […]

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November 25, 2021
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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November 27, 2021
Winter Botanicals in Watercolour with Nicole Warrington

Winter Botanicals in Watercolour with Nicole Warrington

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$89

Create simple, modern and elegant botanical paintings featuring winter greenery. Nicole will teach you how to use colour theory to mix beautiful greens, utilize different brushwork techniques, and how to use value to enhance your paintings. She will also demonstrate how to incorporate pen work into your botanical paintings. All artist quality supplies are included. […]

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November 28, 2021
Giving Tuesday – Comox Valley Children’s Choir

Giving Tuesday – Comox Valley Children’s Choir

Join us for the 9th annual GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021 What is Giving Tuesday? GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering.  It takes place each year after Black Friday.  The “opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, companies & individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.  In the same way […]

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November 30, 2021
Films Series: Fracking the Peace

Films Series: Fracking the Peace

Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, 2300 Ryan Road Courtenay BC CA
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Admission by Donation for in person event

How ‘natural’ is liquified ‘natural’ gas?  The film Fracking the Peace (35 min) tells how fracking for ‘natural’ gas has negatively impacted the lives of people living on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern BC.  Join Word Community and Dogwood for a screening of the film and discussion on Friday December 3 at 7 pm in […]

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December 03, 2021
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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December 04, 2021
Just in Time Choirs Throwback to the 80’s!

Just in Time Choirs Throwback to the 80’s!

Comox Pentecostal Church, 1919 Guthrie Road
Comox,
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$10 – $20

Have you been craving the thrill and joy of witnessing live community music-making? Well, never fear, choir concert season is here! The three Just in Time Choirs will be performing at the Comox Pentecostal Church on Saturday, December 4th with two shows: a matinée at 2pm and an evening show at 7pm. The theme this […]

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December 04, 2021
Steppin’ Out – Comox Valley Concert Band

Steppin’ Out – Comox Valley Concert Band

Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6 Canada
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$10

Join the Comox Valley Concert Band for a musical review of dance throughout the ages and across the globe. Folk, country, ballet, two step, waltz and tango to name but a few. You’ll feel them all, as the band weaves itself across the timeless dance floor of the musical world. Included in this December concert […]

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December 04, 2021
Comox Valley Children’s Choir (& Youth) Concert

Comox Valley Children’s Choir (& Youth) Concert

By donation

“Connection” - Celebrating singing together again! When: Wednesday December 8th, 2021 Where: Comox Valley Presbyterian Church Children & Youth dropped off at 4pm Parents, Grandparents, Guardians welcome to arrive at 5:30pm *Proof of vaccinations & photo ID must be shown prior to finding a seat* Concert Admission is by donation at the time of arrival  […]

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December 08, 2021
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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December 11, 2021
Fundraiser for the Favelas of Brazil: Music and Storytelling from Siarimis and El Combo Cumbialandia

Fundraiser for the Favelas of Brazil: Music and Storytelling from Siarimis and El Combo Cumbialandia

Cumberland Masonic Hall, 2687 Dunsmuir Ave
Cumberland, V0R 1S0 Canada
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$25

Music, Storytelling and Silent Auction: a celebration of cultural alliances! This is a family friendly event: kids under 12 go free. Latin music from El Combo Cumbialandia Come groove (in your seat  ) to the hottest new dance band in the valley. Traditional Irish songs and stories from Siarimis A bardic revival of land-based balladry, linking […]

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December 12, 2021
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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December 18, 2021
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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December 25, 2021
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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January 01, 2022
Very Beginner Drawing Workshop

Very Beginner Drawing Workshop

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$79

Never drawn before or want to refresher on the basics before jumping into a Drawing class? This one is for you! We will introduce you to the common drawing supplies such as viewfinders, different types of pencils, graphite sticks, and charcoal. Discover the fun of Lyra graphite sticks and drawing with an eraser. These 3 […]

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January 04, 2022
Comox Valley Children’s Choir Ages 7-10

Comox Valley Children’s Choir Ages 7-10

$210

Calling all children who love to sing come January 2021!   Who: Ages 7-10 years When: 4pm-5:15pm Where: Comox Valley Presbyterian Church Tuition: $210 - includes all concerts, events, retreats, rehearsals & choir t-shirts From January - May, 2022.   To register, visit www.comoxvalleychildrenschoir.com. *no audition required & bursaries available*

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January 05, 2022
Comox Valley Children’s Choir Ages 11-17

Comox Valley Children’s Choir Ages 11-17

$250

Calling all youth who love to sing come January 2021!  Who: Ages 11 - 17 years When: 5:30pm - 7pm Where: Comox Valley Presbyterian Church Tuition: $250 - includes all concerts, events, retreats, rehearsals & choir t-shirts January - May, 2022.   To register, visit www.comoxvalleychildrenschoir.com. *no audition required & bursaries available*

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January 05, 2022
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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January 08, 2022
Very Beginner Oil Painting Workshop

Very Beginner Oil Painting Workshop

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$79

Learn how to paint with oils in this 3 hour workshop designed for very beginners! You will be guided through the basics such as paintbrush selection, how to mix paint to create the colour you want, and about the qualities of oil paints that make them so alluring. It’s not about the finished product in […]

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January 10, 2022
Lupine Pups – Drawing Skills for Life!

Lupine Pups – Drawing Skills for Life!

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$169

Does your kiddo want to gain confidence in drawing? Of course they do! Drawing teaches a way of seeing that world that translates into all other aspects of art making – whether it be painting, sculpture or printmaking! In this class, students will learn a variety of drawing techniques using an assortment of media. Not […]

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January 11, 2022
Very Beginner Watercolour Workshop

Very Beginner Watercolour Workshop

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$79

We will cover the very basics of watercolour in this 3 hour Very Beginner workshop. If you are new to watercolour or need a refresher on the foundational skills, this is where you want to start! You will learn about colour mixing, layering using both wet and dry brush techniques, and different ways to create […]

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January 13, 2022
Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Cheryl Jacobs Designs – Open Jewelry Studio

Jewelry studio, 2723 maryport, Cumberland
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To be discussed

Come take a one day workshop or ongoing silversmithing lessons, in beautiful downtown Cumberland. Cheryl teaches silversmithing, stone setting, soldering, cold joining, copper, brass and silver in her home based studio. Lost wax casting is an ancient art form and can also be learned from Cheryl, who is an instructor at North Island College's Metal […]

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January 15, 2022
Acrylic Element Series – Line

Acrylic Element Series – Line

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$89

Did you know that the various ways lines are used can affect your emotional reaction to a painting? In this series on the elements of design, Jess will guide you through a fun painting project of which the focus is on the use of line. During the workshop you’ll discover how artists through time have […]

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January 16, 2022
Very Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop

Very Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop

Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA
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$79

Learn how to paint with acrylics in this 3 hour workshop designed for very beginners! You will be guided through the basics such as paint brush selection, how to mix paint to create the colour you want, and the difference between mediums. It’s not about the finished product in this class – we will be […]

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January 17, 2022

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