Focus on makerspaces continues

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. […]

Free

MAINalley PoP Up Gallery Project

ReVision - the art of recycling group and the Sculpture Society of BC have partnered with Westbank Corp to exhibit members’ work highlighting Climate Disaster, interrogating the negative impact humans have on our physical environment through socio-political factors.  MAINalley, a popup gallery is temporarily housed in the industrial zoned area in the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood […]

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Locality: Space & Time

Artful : The Gallery Artful : The Gallery

The summer show at Artful : The Gallery is a curated collection of 8 eclectic local artists, gathered together under one theme: location, location, location. This is not a collection of the ubiquitous West Coast landscape (gorgeous as they are!) as each of these artists has a particular way of speaking to the question of […]

Free
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Pop-Up Art Play

Silver Bowerbird Pop-Up Studio 360 Fairway Court, Comox

Join Silver Bowerbird's neighbourhood Pop-Up Art Play for summer expressive arts fun.  Outdoor at 360 Fairway Court, Comox try out painting, drawing, art with nature, sculpture, wood crafts, creative writing and lots more.  Something different every week and learn some new skills too.  No experience necessary and all materials provided on site.  $20/session Email to […]

$20

Artisans Market

Empurpled Wares Empurpled Wares Courtenay BC Canada V9N9P6

Rain or Shine! Come visit with 30 Local artisans situated on 2 acres, with free entrance.

Free
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Denman Island Open Studios

denman island Denman Island

featuring local artists in 14 unique venues on Saturday and Sunday, Aug 13th and 14th. The incredible talent on display in this year's island-wide studio tour will include painting, fabric arts, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, mixed media, and more! Mark your calendar now for this summer holiday highlight showcasing the arts on Denman Island!

Free

Assemblage Art – Inspired by Jan Wade

Campbell River Art Gallery 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River

Join us at the Campbell River Art Gallery on August 13th at 12:00 pm for the CRAG’s Super Saturday! We will be making assemblage art inspired by the exhibiting artist in The Chorus is Speaking, Jan Wade! Jan’s memory jugs are created using items she has collected and found throughout her life, once assembled they […]

Free

Intro to Natural Dye

The Spool #4-420 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

10am-2pm Discover the world of Natural Colour, from fibre preparation and colour extraction to foraging and dyeing. We will use plant extracts such as Madder, Indigo and Logwood as well as local plant material to create a colour palette. What you learn in this class will allow you to begin your own exploration of natural […]

$130

CRAG’s Sunday Screening Session 3: Tesfaye

Campbell River Art Gallery 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River

Join us on August 14th in the main gallery for a special live (and final) edition of our Sunday Screenings - The Chorus is Speaking Edition! Director Daniel Negatu will be here to screen short documentary Tesfaye and Addis Negatu will facilitate a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony to be held in tandem with the film. This event […]

Free

Summer Sewing, Doll Camp

The Spool #4-420 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

Tuesday August 16-Friday August 19, 9:30am-12pm   If you've got a kid (ages 7+) with boundless imagination, an urge to create and a desire to improve their sewing skills, making dolls is the prefect Venn Diagram for them!   We will create unique dolls using our great pattern by Jennifer Jangles, which is structured enough to create […]

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Lake Trail Community School Garden Mural Painting for 7-13 year olds

Lake Trail Middle School Lake Trail Middle School Courtenay BC Canada V9N 3L7

The new Lake Trail Community School Garden is starting to grow, and it’s time to add some colour! Artist Larissa McLean will lead a mural painting activity with 7-13 year olds. Participants will work together to create a large-scale garden-themed piece of art on the garden shed. Thursday, August 18, 2022 and/or Thursday, August 25, […]

Free

Rogue Fest

Clarke Farm Tyson Road, Sechelt, B.C.

Rogue Fest is a 3 day outdoor festival where you can discover your new favourite band, get inspiration from engaging visual and interactive arts, participate in a community mural, and check out some killer local food and libations all on an idyllic farm surrounded by second and third growth forest.

Summer Quilt Camp

The Spool #4-420 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

August 23-25 (Tuesday- Thursday) 9:30AM-12:30PM Ages 7+, all skill levels Materials Included! If you've got a creative kid who's interested in colour, design, structure and sewing, this camp is perfect! 9 hours over the course of three mornings, this camp will help them build all the skills they need to get started with a lifelong […]

Fall Art Courses at North Island College

North Island College Comox Valley Campus Shadbolt + Raven Studios 2300 Ryan Rd, Courtenay BC

Fine Art Course Listing for Fall 2022

THE LONELY

Sid Williams Theatre 442 Cliffe Ave Vancouver Island Courtenay BC CA

A DYNAMIC CELEBRATION OF TIMELESS MUSIC FROM THE 60s, 70s & 80s THE LONELY Featuring the music of Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Everly Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, The Zombies, Connie Francis, Traveling Wilburys, Shangri-las, The Turtles, The Shadows and many more. In May 2021, The Lonely said goodbye to founding member lead vocalist and dear friend, […]

$49.50
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Acrylic Painting 2 – Form, Unity, and Henri Rousseau – IN STUDIO or ONLINE

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

In this session you will learn about form and unity to take your paintings to the next level. We will use Henri Rousseau’s work to guide our exercises, but we will also examine other artists throughout history. Throughout our 5 classes we will do a variety of exercises together. One class will focus on form, […]

$169
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Very Beginner Watercolour Workshop

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

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 […]

$79
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Acrylic Painting 2 — Form, Unity, and Henri Rousseau

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

In this session you will learn about form and unity to take your paintings to the next level. We will use Henri Rousseau’s work to guide our exercises, but we will also examine other artists throughout history. Throughout our 5 classes we will do a variety of exercises together. One class will focus on form, […]

$259

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Colour Contrast Theory with Dominik Modlinski

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

The workshop is aimed for beginner and intermediate artists who wish to expand their knowledge of colour theory using either oil and acrylic painting techniques while enhancing their perception and creative visualization. Dominik will address the principals of colour theory using just three primary colours that strengthen student’s understanding of correct colour ratios and principals […]

$379

Traditional Twill and Twine Weaving with Amy Dugas

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

This class takes learners back to traditional wicker weaving, using flat and round basketry reed to create a gorgeous, twill-and-twine basket. The basket starts with a twilled square base, which transitions through twining techniques to a beautiful, round rim. Suitable for all levels, this class will use the inspiration of traditional weaving patterns to create […]

$89

Rag Weave Baskets with Amy Dugas

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

Come and make a fun, colourful rag basket using a variety of weaving techniques: some traditional, some less so! Each participant will take home their own unique project, some crafty skills, and perhaps even some new weaving friends! Feel free to bring your own fabric if you have some interesting ones you’d like to incorporate, […]

$89