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Life Drawing
Date(s):  Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10
Tickets:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Contact:Nema
Phone:604.885.2860
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Tuesdays - Newcomers are welcome. Easels provided.

Pottery On The Wheel - morning
Date(s):  Monday, March 13, 2017 - Monday, April 24, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225+materials ($10-15)
Contact:Pat Forst
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:click here
Mondays Mar 13-Apr 24. In this class you will learn how to center the clay, and make bowls, mugs with handles and small baking dishes. If you have taken previous classes we will explore making lids and serving dishes with handles.

Pottery on The Wheel - evening
Date(s):  Monday, March 13, 2017 - Monday, April 24, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225 + materials ($10-15)
Contact:Pat Forst
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:click here
Mondays Mar 13-Apr 24. In this class you will learn how to center the clay, and make bowls, mugs with handles and small baking dishes. If you have taken previous classes we will explore making lids and serving dishes with handles.

Writerly Art of Self-Editing
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$75
Tickets:artsbuilding.org/events
Phone:604.740.7790
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org/events/writerly-art-of-self-editing/
Mar 21 & 28. workshop looks at substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, and voice development.

Explore Art-making as a Meditative Practice and Journey to Self
Date(s):  Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Thursday, May 25, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:45 PM
Location:420 South Fletcher Road
Presented By:Carine De Kock
Cost:$75/5 sessions or $20/drop-in
Contact:Carine De Kock
Phone:604.886.0200
to April 27. Engage with images held in the subconscious through mindfulness exercises, simple art activities, guided imaginations, creative writing and journalling. The focus is on process rather than product, allowing your natural quality of playfulness and curiosity to emerge and lead you in a process of selfdiscovery. We will explore a variety of art-materials and topics with an overall "Spring" theme of nurturing what's new or precious in our lives. Each session ends with an opportunity to share your art, writing or thoughts with others. No artistic experience or talent required. spacestobe.org

Life Drawing Session
Date(s):  Friday, March 31, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$10 to cover model fee
Tickets:from website
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Last Friday monthly. offering artists a chance to draw or paint a nude model. This non-instructional event is hosted by Pat Bean. The model (different one each time) will offer a series of poses over the 3 hr period with one break. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own materials. Easels are available for your use.

Visioning for The Ocean Vegetables Community Garden
Date(s):  Saturday, April 01, 2017 
Time:1:00 AM-4:00 AM
Location:The Sechelt Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Laura Walker
Join us in the collaborative design and visioning for the coming Seasons for the "free to harvest from" Ocean Vegetables Community Garden. Located on Ocean Avenue in Sechelt. We will be discussing what to plant in the raised beds, co-creating a food forest, building essential infrastructure, art and media! facebook.com/OceanVegetables/

Workshop for Writers
Date(s):  Saturday, April 01, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Rockwood Lodge, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Cost:$40
Tickets:Festival office
Contact:Jane Davidson
Phone:604.885.9631
Email:jane@writersfestival.ca
Web Link:http://writersfestival.ca/specialevents.htm
QUERY LETTERS to agents and publishers are some of the most important 300 words you’ll write. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll talk through how to write a killer query letter and how to make your own as strong as it can be. Everything you need to know about finding and working with a LITERARY AGENT: how to find one, how to evaluate an agent’s fit for you, why work with an agent anyway, and more! Workshop facilitator: Trena White, www.pagetwostrategies.com

Learn to Spin Yarn on a Drop Spindle
Date(s):  Saturday, April 01, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location:537 Veterans Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Kitten's Mittens Knit & Crochet
Cost:$30
Contact:Verna Chan
Phone:604.886.3114
Email:vernachan@telus.net
Learn the basics of drop spindle spinning. From fibre preparation to how to get started spinning your own yarn! Includes a new Drop Spindle for you and enough fibre to practice! Refreshments will be served.

Art Classes + Workshops
Date(s):  Monday, April 03, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$160/mo
Contact:Christa Joe
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
Mondays, Apr & May. Exploring and recreating our inspired versions of Andy Warhol and David Hockney's art styles. Instructor Jill Pilon takes you through the mixed media journey.

Private Art Lessons
Date(s):  Monday, April 03, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$30/hr
Tickets:by appointment
Contact:Christa Joe
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
with instructor Jill Pilon

"Kids Teach" - 4 week classes with Jill Pilon
Date(s):  Monday, April 03, 2017 - Monday, June 05, 2017 
Time:3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$140/mo
Contact:Christa Joe for registration
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
Does your child have the artistic bug? Jill Pilon will teach beginner techniques to children aged 9-13 interested in painting.

Beachcombers Ukulele Group (BUGs)
Date(s):  Monday, April 03, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$5 drop in
Contact:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Sing and strum along fun with Graham Walker

PR - Life Drawing
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - Tuesday, June 06, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Powell River Academy of Music Art Room
Cost:$10 Drop in
Phone:604.483.8944
Tuesdays. For info or if you wish to model contact royart@telus.net or call 604.483.8944. Models are paid $40/hr.

St. John's Artists Art Group Drop-In
Date(s):  Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church basement hall, Davis Bay
Cost:donation
Contact:Isobel Gibson
Phone:604.740.8028
Email:iggibson@telus.net
Thursdays to June 1. This weekly get-together is an informal painting/learning/supportive/social drop-in event for 2D artists of any level including beginners. Our season ends with our June art show on June 2nd and 3rd. For information call Isobel 604.740.8028 or drop in to see us at 5085 Davis Bay Rd (off Simpkins)

Learn how to invest locally
Date(s):  Thursday, April 06, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Location:Pender Harbour Legion
Cost:Free
Tickets:register online: investlocally.eventbrite.ca or by phone
Phone:604.885.1959
The Coast Community Investment Co-op seeks to finance local projects that create positive social and environmental impacts in our community, while also providing a modest financial return to its members. We do this by raising capital through the sale of membership shares.This capital is then invested in local projects and organizations that improve our community.

First Thursday: Learn to Knit
Date(s):  Thursday, April 06, 2017 - Friday, January 05, 2018 
Time:7:00 PM12:00 AM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$25
Web Link:Learn to
First Thursday of the month to June 2nd. Learn how to cast on and garter stitch in this absolute beginners knitting class with Kim Fenton.

Beyond Beginner Knitting
Date(s):  Saturday, April 08, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$35 plus supplies
Tickets:online artsbuilding.org
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
hosted by the talented Kim Fenton of Unwind Knit and Fibre (Molly’s Lane) is for fearless beginners who want to take knitting to a new level. It is perfect for students who have just learned how to knit, who used to knit but need a refresher or those who at least know how to cast on and off.

Animal Wellbeing Course
Date(s):  Saturday, April 08, 2017 - Sunday, April 09, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:SRMHC Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:Kathseva
Cost:$250
Contact:SRMHC
Phone:604.740.0898
Email:info@selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
This is a two day course for those who wish to learn how to give Natural Spiritual Healing to animals. Working with love and respect for all animals, the course shows you how to help enhance the animals’ quality of life and to stimulate their bodies’ own healing mechanism.

Pine Needle Baskets
Date(s):  Saturday, April 08, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy (in the Yurts)
Cost:$165 includes materials & tools
Contact:Yvonne Stowell
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
This workshop is a one-day beginner introduction to creation of pine needle baskets. You will learn the skills to create your basket centre and work up the sides to create your container. All materials and tools will be provided. This workshop is a requirement to the two-day advanced session planned for later 2017.

Teen Pottery on the Wheel
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 
Time:3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Forst Pottery
Cost:$150 + materials ($15-20)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:Pottery lessons, wall murals and functional pieces
Tuesdays Apr 11 - May 2nd. Learn how to make bowls, mugs with handles and small baking dishes. One teen placement is donated by Pat Forst to the Elphinstone U15 SCVC Girls Volleyball Team to be raffled on April 1st at their car wash at Elphinstone school.

Beginners Ukulele
Date(s):  Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Thursday, June 08, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$60 prepaid for 8 sessions or $10 drop in
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Thursdays to June 8. (no class May 4th). With Jill Shatford & Mark Trevis.

Easter Celebration Retreat
Date(s):  Friday, April 14, 2017 - Monday, April 17, 2017 
Time:4:00 PM-10:00 AM
Location:SRMHC Halfmoon Bay
Presented By:SRMHC
Cost:$260
Contact:SRMHC
Phone:604.740.0898
Email:info@selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
Web Link:http://www.selfrealizationcentrecanada.com
An opportunity be in the Stillness & Peace of the Halfmoon Bay Centre. A silent meditation retreat amongst nature, with vegetarian meals provided.

An Art & Equine Experience
Date(s):  Saturday, April 15, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Tracy Gray - Coaching from the Core, Gibsons
Cost:$147
Tickets:online
Phone:604.741.7797
With Marlene Lowden and Tracy Gray. A creatively juicy Connection session, with horses, paint, a canvas, some tasty treats and some wild hearted women folk... Get your play on this spring! Create & Connect.

Sculptured Needlefelting with Donna Goulette
Date(s):  Saturday, April 15, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Gallery, 12887 SC Hwy (in the Yurts)
Cost:$95 materials fee tba
Contact:Yvonne Stowell
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
This is a beginner needlefelting session – learn how to sculpt with fibres, how to create armatures, how to build animals from different shaped parts. Fibres and needlefelting tools will be provided for a materials

"Find the Poet in YOU" Poetry Workshop
Date(s):  Thursday, April 20, 2017 
Time:1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Find the Poet in YOU - poetry workshop with Therapeutic Recreation Practitioner, Jeanne Sommerfield. No experience necessary. Come, have fun and find the poet in you.

"The Writers" Group
Date(s):  Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Community Room - Sechelt Library
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator, Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604 885 3260
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
3rd Thursday to May 18. A writing group for all writers. No experience necessary. With local writer and instructor Shelley Harrison Rae.

Earth Day: Repurposing Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, April 22, 2017 
Time:11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$50
Tickets:online http://artsbuilding.org
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Looking for an opportunity to be engaged in an inclusive milieu to create something beautiful and/or functional out of “garbage” or found items? All people are welcome. Shari Fader has been passionate about upcycling and repurposing before there were even names for it! She has facilitated similar endeavours with people at various schools.

Chakra Tune Up
Date(s):  Friday, April 28, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Location:Linwood House, Roberts Creek
Cost:check web for early bird prices before Mar 1st; marlenelowden.com/retreats/
Tickets:http://marlenelowden.com/retreats/
Contact:Marlene Lowden
Web Link:http://marlenelowden.com/retreats/
April 28-30; with Georgia Cyr and Marlene Lowden. A weekend of relaxation, play and exploration into many of the gifts of yoga, meditation and creativity, held Linwood House, a finely crafted Victorian home, surrounded by beautiful gardens and forest.no experience necessary

Life Drawing Session
Date(s):  Friday, April 28, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$10 to cover model fee
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Last Friday monthly. offering artists a chance to draw or paint a nude model. This non-instructional event is hosted by Pat Bean. The model (different one each time) will offer a series of poses over the 3 hr period with one break. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own materials. Easels are available for your use.

Weekend Painting Workshop with Bruce Edwards
Date(s):  Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:tba
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org

Acrylics-Value of underpainting, texture and glazing
Date(s):  Monday, May 15, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-4:30 AM
Location:Halfmoon Bay BC
Presented By:Sandy Kay Art
Cost:$325
Contact:Sandy Kay
Phone:604.328.7655
Email:sk@sandykayart.com
Web Link:Click here and view "events" tab
May 15-17. Take your paintings to a new level! Learn to do a grisaille underpainting to establish values, apply texture, glaze layers of colour and finish with opaque colour "pops" to make your paintings sing...beginners to advanced, this technique can be applied to any style or subject. Beautiful peaceful studio on the water, a true "retreat"!

Create Your Inner Mermaid (or Merman) Mosaic
Date(s):  Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Grantham's Landing
Presented By:Smashing Plates Studio
Cost:$89.00
Contact:Traci
Phone:604.865.0861
May 27-28. Do you ever feel like you have an inner mermaid? Participants will learn how to create a mosaic mermaid out of chards, chipped china, broken glass, costume jewelry, beach glass and other up-cycled items. Hang the completed mermaid inside or on your porch. Participants will learn how to design and create a unique and colourful mermaid. Enjoy a creative weekend with a friend/family member or just yourself. Enjoy an ocean view from a comfy cottage home. Perfect gift for Mother's Day. Register as early as possible. smashingplatesstudio.ca

Aquaponic Gardening Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, June 03, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Chapman Creek Hatchery, Wilson Creek
Cost:$35
Tickets:message Paula Bowie on facebook
Instruction by Jonathan Luckhurst. presentation with hands-on creating a sample aquaponics system. More info seatoskyaquaponics.ca/

Texada AeroSpace Camp 2017
Date(s):  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:Texada Airport, Van Anda
Cost:$140 before July 4; $160 after July 4
Tickets:register http://texada.org/wp-content/uploads/TASC-2017-Application-Registration-Form_rev-Dec-2016.pdf
Phone:604.223.2588
July 12-15. An AeroSpace Camp for youth will be held inspiring and involving youth with a hands-on introduction to aviation and space technologies. In addition to learning about the principles of flight, aircraft and the Canadian Space Agency, the students experiment with model rockets and airplanes, study and practise metal component construction, fly a flight simulator and more... www.texada.org

Bow Immersion Workshop
Date(s):  Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017 
Time:12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Location:20 mn. south of Powell River
Presented By:Ravenbeak Natureworks
Cost:$1,095 (early bird $995 - 3 months prior start date)
Tickets:Info and regisger at www.ravenbeak.com
July 23-30; Aug 5-12; Nov 5-12. Immerse yourself in the world of bows. Build your dream bow from local Pacific Yew wood, a dozen natural bamboo arrows, practice shooting in our archery lane, harvest your own stave to take home, and more! 8 days of all things bows from professional bowyer Jamie MacDonald.

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