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A Choired Taste
Date(s):  Monday, November 05, 2018 - Monday, May 27, 2019 
Time:3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Artistic Director Sarona Mynhardt
Cost:Contact Sarona
Contact:Sarona Mynhardt
Phone:778.888.4957
Mondays to May 27 2019. Youth Choir for singers age 9 and older - no experience needed! Discover Choral Music in a fun, creative, and supportive community! Learn healthy vocal technique from an experienced teacher and enjoy a diverse repertoire in a variety of styles! Sing for Joy. saronamynhardt.wixsite.com/mysite

PR - Explorations in Art! Children's Art Classes - Winter Sessions
Date(s):  Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - Thursday, June 06, 2019 
Time:3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location:The Art Centre, #215 - 6975 Alberni St (above Library) PR
Cost:$180
Tickets:info & registration theartcentrepr@gmail.com
Email:theartcentrepr@gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 - Mar 13 & Thur Jan 10 - Mar 14. Ages 6+. weekly exploration in painting, drawing, sculpture, and print making. Winter session ($180, Jan 9/10- Mar 13/14), Spring session ($180, April 3/4- June 5/6), or both ($300, Jan9/10- June 5/6 ).

Beginner Pottery on the Wheel
Date(s):  Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Forst Pottery Gallery 1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$225 + materials ($15 - $20)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:http://forststudio.com
Wednesdays to Feb 20. Learn how to centre the clay and make vessels such as mugs and bowls, how to trim them and attach handles.

Beginners Spanish Classes
Date(s):  Monday, January 28, 2019 - Monday, April 01, 2019 
Time:7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Hummingbird Naturopathic Clinic, 5684 Mermaid St, Sechelt (side entrance)
Cost:tba
Tickets:to register: 604.740.0432 or abelshaw@telus.net
Mondays to April 1st. (no class Feb 18). Instructor: Adrian Belshaw. Please register by Jan 25th. Plus Continuing Spanish Wednesdays 7:30-9pm to March 27th.

PR - Tools and Techniques of Acrylic Painting - Level 2
Date(s):  Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time:6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:VIU, Powell River
Cost:$153
Wednesdays to Mar 20. Instructor: Rick Cepella. Acrylic painting for those who wish to develop or improve their understanding of acrylic techniques whether in representational or more expressive styles. More info & register www.pr.viu.ca

Glenda Mcleod Mediumship Development Circle
Date(s):  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Wednesday, April 03, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Sechelt
Cost:$65 (6 weeks)
Tickets:call or email for info: 604.505.1284 revglendamcleod@gmail.com
to April 3rd. Sitting in circle with trained experience medium with the same people, builds your power and intuitive skills.

PR - ARTRageous Drop In
Date(s):  Saturday, March 02, 2019 - Saturday, May 04, 2019 
Time:11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:The Art Centre, above Powell River Library
Cost:free drop in
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/theartcentrepr
Saturdays. A Family friendly event with Lorelei Kristene.

Yoga on Tap
Date(s):  Saturday, March 02, 2019 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Time:9:45 PM-10:45 AM
Location:Persephone Beer Farm, 1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$20 drop in, includes a flight of beer, cider or Kombucha afterwards
Saturdays - join yoga teacher Marlene Lowden for drop in Yoga!

Yoga Class with Angela Wall
Date(s):  Monday, March 04, 2019 - Wednesday, April 03, 2019 
Location:One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:Call for info or to register
Web Link:https://onefloweroneleaf.com/
604.886.0099 Gallery or 778.996.8543 Angela. Weekly on Mondays 6-7:30pm and Wednesdays 9:30-11:00am.

Fat Cat Yoga - Introduction to Yoga
Date(s):  Monday, March 04, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Location:One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Sunneycrest Mall
Cost:$10 per class
Tuesday & Thursday to Mar 28th. Gentle Hatha Flow, Instructor Tessa Jean Carter, Info 604.886.0099 or Tessa 604.740.2825.

Drop In Quilting, Sewing, Scrapbooking Etc
Date(s):  Monday, March 04, 2019 - Thursday, April 25, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:Wildflower Quilting Studio, 1647 Field Rd Sechelt
Presented By:Wildflower Quilting Studio
Cost:$5.00 drop in
Tickets:Please call first
Contact:Tess
Phone:778.689.1564
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/wildflowerquiltingstudio
Drop-in quilting, sewing, scrapbooking etc. Good workspace, friendly atmosphere Mon-Thur. 10-5, Evenings upon request

Drawing Skills Classes with Shelley Stunell
Date(s):  Monday, March 04, 2019 - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Sarah Wray Hall, 4334 Irvines Landing Rd, Garden Bay
Cost:$60
Tickets:register - www.penderharbourheritage.ca
Mondays & Wednesday to Mar 20th. You will be drawing all grey tonal values with the details improving your eyesight! this class will be extremely helpful and a prerequisite for the upcoming painting classes and is valuable for advanced students as well as beginners.

Radiance Session: Kundalini Yoga + Ritual
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
Location:The Kube, 104-875 Gibsons Way, Gibsons
Cost:$42 per session
Tickets:eventbrite.ca
Web Link:http://thekube.ca
Mar 5 & 19. With Jennie Alexis, experience the potency of Kundalini yoga and ritual practices. No experience of yoga or ritual is necessary. Bring own mat, blanket, pillow or ??

Life Drawing
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$10 drop in
Tickets:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Phone:Nena 604.885.2860 or Maurice 604.885.4611
Email:sc_artscouncil@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Tuesdays to Apr 30. Newcomers Welcome, easels provided

SongShine
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - Tuesday, June 04, 2019 
Time:1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Location:Calvary Baptist Church, 711 Park Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Sarona Mynhardt & Pat Hepper (Qualified SongShine Instructors)
Cost:$100/ 10 sessions or $12.50 for drop in
Contact:Sarona Mynhardt
Phone:778.888.4957
to June 4, 2019. An immersive, holistic and fun program that strengthens voices! We welcome anyone with a diminished voice due to aging, Tuesdays to June 4 2019. Parkinson’s, Stroke or any other neurological challenge. Based on the leading edge science of neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to reorganize and change itself. By stimulating alternative brain pathways singing, movement and music fortify both the singing and speaking voice, and facilitate speech recovery.

Sechelt Bellydance Classes
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Time:6:30 PM-7:45 PM
Location:Kin Club 516 Gower Point Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Belly Dance with Amber
Cost:$60 (for 4 class session)
Tickets:pre registration required; Etransfer to sunshinecoastbellydance@gmail.com or contact Amber 778.870.4336
Contact:Amber
Phone:778 870 4336
Tuesdays Mar 5, 12, 19, 26. Discover the world of Bellydance with Amber. Learn muscle control and fluidity while toning the core, encouraging good posture, improving flexibility and gaining body confidence. In this class, you will learn the basic movements and isolations that make up this wonderful dance. facebook.com/events/375480976583049/

Art Journey : Explore art-making as a meditative practice
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Lower Gibsons
Presented By:Carine De Kock
Cost:$100 (4 evenings)
Contact:Carine De Kock
Phone:604.886.0200
Email:spaces2b@gmail.com
Web Link:https://spacestobe.org/art-journey
Mar 5, 19, Apr 2, 16. You will engage in a dialogue with images held in the subconscious through mindfulness exercises, simple art activities, guided imaginations and creative journalling. Artistic talent is not required as the focus is on process rather than product. Carine De Kock teaches workshops to connect people with creativity, imagination and inner wisdom. She's a certified expressive arts therapist, mindfulness and meditation instructor and writer. She also studied embodied self-expression and healing with renowned Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. More info: https://spacestobe.org

Roving Artists
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - Thursday, June 20, 2019 
Time:9:30 PM-2:30 PM
Location:Eric Cardinal Hall, Shirley Macey Park, Gibsons
Cost:Contact Janice 604.886.9346 for more info
Weekly on Wednesdays to June 26. Bring lunch enjoy painting or drawing with like minded artists. All levels included.

Planning Your Resilient Garden in a Changing Climate
Date(s):  Thursday, March 07, 2019 - Thursday, March 21, 2019 
Location:SC Botanical Gardens, 5941 Mason Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$50 members, $60 non-members
Tickets:registration required at 604.740.3969
Web Link:http://coastbotanicalgarden.org/
3 - 2 hr sessions with experienced gardeners Sheila Watkins and Paddy Wales will help you give your plants and gardens their best chance to shine despite unreliable weather patterns. Learn tips to make your garden more drought resistant, use little water effectively, improve soil, and find the best plants for your conditions.

St. John's United Artists Art Group
Date(s):  Thursday, March 07, 2019 - Thursday, June 13, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:St John's United Church, 5085 Davis Bay Rd, Sechelt
Presented By:Supported by St. John's United Church/ no membership required
Cost:by donation
Contact:Isobel Gibson
Phone:604.840.8028
Email:grantg5@telus.net
Thursdays to June 13. A hobby art group, weekly...drop-in, social, supportive, informative, learning, which welcomes everyone from beginner to expert. We present one art show each year in June. If interested call Isobel at 604.740.8028

PR - Life Drawing
Date(s):  Thursday, March 07, 2019 - Thursday, April 25, 2019 
Time:6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Art Centre, above the Powell River Public Library
Cost:$10 drop in
Thursdays to Apr 25th. Self directed sessions. For info or if you wish to model contact lylamail@telus.net. Models are paid $40/2 hrs.

Sechelt Bellydance Classes
Date(s):  Thursday, March 07, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Time:6:30 PM-7:45 PM
Location:Waldorf Ballet 5590 Wharf Ave, Sechelt
Presented By:Belly Dance with Amber
Cost:$60 (4 classes)
Tickets:pre registration required; Etransfer to sunshinecoastbellydance@gmail.com or contact Amber 778.870.4336
Contact:Amber
Phone:778.870.4336
Thursdays Mar 7, 14, 21, 28. Discover the world of Bellydance with Amber. Learn muscle control and fluidity while toning the core, encouraging good posture, improving flexibility and gaining body confidence. In this class, you will learn the basic movements and isolations that make up this wonderful dance. facebook.com/events/1436655779802144/

Latin Dancing Class
Date(s):  Thursday, March 07, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM12:00 AM
Location:One Flower One Leaf Gallery, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
Cost:Call for details or to register
Web Link:https://onefloweroneleaf.com/
604.886.0099 Gallery or 604.989.5600 Sandra. Weekly on Thursday.

Wellness Workshops
Date(s):  Friday, March 08, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019 
Time:11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:SC Community Services, 5638 Inlet Ave, Sechelt
Cost:na
Tickets:More info or register at 604.865.0170
for immigrant Women, Mar 8 (Art of Letting Go); Mar 15 (Nutrition); Mar 22 (Mental Health; Mar 29 (Yoga).

Watercolour Painting with Roberta Mauel
Date(s):  Saturday, March 09, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$120.00 for all 4 sessions
Tickets:artsbuilding.org
Phone:604.740.7790
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
4 Saturdays to Mar 30. As light returns to our Northern world, so too does the appreciation of the beauty and colour of our surroundings. Learn to capture this beauty with watercolour paints and discover your own personal artistic style.

PR - Painting Classes with Ursula Medley
Date(s):  Saturday, March 09, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Location:10989 Dunlop Rd, Powell River
Cost:$130 (limited to 6 participants per class)
Contact:Ursula Medley
Phone:604.223.0448
Email:ursulamedley@shaw.ca
Web Link:http://ursulamedley.ca
Oil or Acrylic. Experienced Painters Sat March 9, 16, 23, 30 1-3:30 $130 : Beginner Painters Sun March 10, 17, 24, 31 1-3:30 $130 Reserve your spot call 604.223.0448

Writing from the body
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Tuesday, May 07, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Lower Gibsons
Presented By:Carine De Kock
Cost:$75
Contact:Carine De Kock
Phone:604.886.0200
Email:spaces2b@gmail.com
Web Link:http://spacestobe.org/writing-circles
Tuesdays Mar 12, 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7. Learn mindfulness techniques to descend into the body so your writing can emerge from a place of connection and depth. Rediscover play and the joy of allowing the mind to wander and enter into a state of flow that makes it easy to access imagination. Create from the right side of the brain to bypass the inner critic. This is a hands-on class. Be ready to loosen up, have fun and write! Carine De Kock teaches workshops to connect people with creativity, imagination and inner wisdom. She's a certified expressive arts therapist, mindfulness and meditation instructor and writer. The New Quarterly published her short fiction. She also studied embodied self-expression and healing with renowned Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. For additional information please visit: https://spacestobe.org

Spring Break Art Lab for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, March 18, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$25 per session
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
March 18-22, 25-28; 10-12pm or 1-3pm. Ages 7-12 years. For kids who want to create. A group of artists are banding together to offer up a variety of hands on creative Art Making workshops. Topics include, animation drawing, claymation, painting, woodworking, sculpting, weaving and so much more. Check website for details

Spring Break Day Camp
Date(s):  Monday, March 18, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019 
Location:YMCA Camp Elphinstone, 1760 YMCA Rd, Gibsons
Cost:details and register at gv.ymca.ca/elphinstone
Week 1: Mar 18-22; Week 2: Mar 25-29. Give your kids an amazing week of fun activities, games, songs and so much adventure.

PR - Spring Break Art Camp
Date(s):  Monday, March 18, 2019 - Friday, March 22, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM12:00 AM
Location:The Art Centre, (above Powell River Library)
Cost:$195/child
Tickets:theartcentrepr@gmail.com for more info.
Mar 18-22. Kids will dive into the Contemporary Art World, experimenting with different ways of thinking and approaching art, exploring different mediums, and engaging in daily presentations of Contemporary artists. Featured Artists include: Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Tara Donovan, Kiki Smith, Jake Chapman

Spring into Daycamp
Date(s):  Monday, March 18, 2019 - Friday, March 22, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Drop off / Pick up: Madeira Park
Cost:$250/week or $50day
Tickets:EarthFair Store or leeann@openpods.com
Mar 18-22. Ages 7-11years. Presented by Laboon Society. Fun-filled daily field trips aboard the Wood Duck Bus to nature reserves, parks & recreation facilities. Hiking, Science, Games, Art.

Drawing for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, March 18, 2019 - Thursday, March 21, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$45 for 4-day series, $12 for drop-in ($40/$10 for GPAG members)
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Mar 18-21. Two 4-day spring sessions with Bruce Edwards: 9:30-10:30am ages 5-8 and 10:45am-12:00pm ages 9-12

Spring Break Arts Lab for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, March 18, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building 464 S. Fletcher Road, Gibsons
Presented By:Various artists
Cost:$25 per session
Tickets:http://artsbuilding.org/spring-break-art-lab-for-kids/
This class is for kids who want to Create! No experience necessary. A group of artists are banding together to offer up a variety of hands on creative Art Making workshops. Topics include, animation drawing, claymation, painting, woodworking, sculpting, weaving and so much more. Each class promises to be fun and active for ages 7-12 years.

Spring Break Camps
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 
Location:Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, 473 Gower Pt Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$65 +gst/week
Tickets:must register from emily@gibsonsmarine-ed.org or at the centre
Mar 19-20 - Food Webs of the Salish Sea; Mar 26-27 - Adventures of Echinoderms.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Acrylic Ink Abstract
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

PR - Nuno Felting Continued
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
Time:6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Eunoia, 202 5831 Ash Ave, PR
Cost:$35 (plus supply fee $10)
Tickets:pre-register @ eunoia studio
Web Link:https://eunoiastudio3.com/
you will take the basic nuno process further to include creating silk paper, considering embellishment options, exploring manipulation of shrinking and open areas, and felt into ground cloths such as lace or Devore velvet. Participants will leave with several samples and the knowledge to create a larger project.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Seal
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Master Weaver Certificate Program Level ONE
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$1140.00
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about the Master Weaver Program
Mar 20-24. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weavers Certificate Program. This exceptional program consists of five progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments. It provides an educational environment in which an individual can acquire the skill to become an independent weaver. Each level is comprised of a week-long (30 hours) in person workshop, followed by 125-175 hours of independent study on homework assignments, with 12 months allotted to complete this portion, enabling the student to enroll in the following level.

Cheese Making Workshop
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Thursday, March 21, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-1:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$85 each, includes morning tea, lunch with fress cheeses, recipies
Phone:info from Laura 604.740.7879
Mar 20, 21. Laura Duncan from Country Culture will lead you through how to make your own hand stretched Mozzarella cheese, fresh Hallourrmi & Ricotta!. This is a demonstration style workshop: taste, touch, feel class that will reveal the process of making your own cheese.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Gnarly Tree
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:35 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Contact:Karen Love
Phone:604.989.3345
On an 8X8 gallery canvas you will create a faux metal embossed gnarly tree

Advance Care Planning Workshop
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time:6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Library
Cost:free
Tickets:register at 604.886.2130
To empower you to think about your health, values and beliefs, and share these with those closest to you.

Advance Care Planning Workshop
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time:6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library
Presented By:Gbisons & District Public Library, Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and BC Centre for Palliative Care
Cost:Free
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Share the event on Facebook!
It’s never too early to start thinking about the date we all have in the future, but it can become too late in an instant. Give yourself the gift of "The Conversation.” Join us for this workshop that empowers you to think about your health, values and beliefs, and share these with those closest to you.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Acrylic Ink Abstract
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Have Fun With Bigfoot - Create a Sasquatch Character
Date(s):  Thursday, March 21, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:The Kube - #104 875 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC
Presented By:Heather Conn
Cost:$25.00
Tickets:The Kube or email info@thekube.ca
Contact:Jill or Jody
Phone:778.462.2055
Email:info@thekube.ca
Web Link:More info here!
In this hands-on workshop for children aged 7 to 9, participants will draw a sasquatch character using outlines of their own body. With crayons, pastels, felt markers or collage, they’ll decorate and tell a fun story about their new paper creature. Giant footprint stencils will be available or kids can draw their own version of sasquatch footprint “evidence.” As inspiration, Heather Conn will read about a sasquatch from her new picture book manuscript. She’ll provide a display of sasquatch footprint photos and a variety of artists’ Bigfoot illustrations, including ones from her own book by Lillian Lai.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Koi Fish
Date(s):  Thursday, March 21, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Peacock
Date(s):  Thursday, March 21, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Banjo & Guitar Workshop
Date(s):  Thursday, March 21, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Location:tba
Cost:$15 each or $25 for both
Tickets:Email dev.eyal@gmail.com to reserve a spot
Workshops taught by Blake Bamford aka Big Fancy who will be visiting the coast for a few days, all the way from Fort Fraser, BC. 'I will show some Fingerstyle techniques as well as flat picking techniques used by long gone Hillbilly Musicians. I will also provide tablature to take home.

Build a Better Boat Challenge
Date(s):  Friday, March 22, 2019 
Time:12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:na
Phone:604.885.3260 or Sechelt Library to register
Spring Break Program: 4-8 yrs. Build the best paper boat you can to hold the greatest amount of weight.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Stained Glass Project
Date(s):  Friday, March 22, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 +
Phone:604.989.3345
Bring your own picture frame with glass (approx. sizing 16"x20") or old window and create your stained glass masterpiece using gorgeous glass and seed beads. Pricing is $45-60 - dependent on how much product you use.

2019 Travel Sketching with Hiroshi Shimazaki: fuss-free indelible memories
Date(s):  Saturday, March 23, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$100 ($90 for members)
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Please register at GPAG 604.886.0531 because space is limited.

Cold Pressed Soap
Date(s):  Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$100 each or $175 both
Tickets:More info and registration http://artsbuilding.org
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Mar 23 Goat Milk Soap, Mar 24 Bastile Soap. hands-on, to create your own personalized style of soap. Choose your essential oil fragrance and natural colourants your soap. Cover the science and math used to make soap, discuss how ingredients react, swirl techniques and curing. You will take home 16 bars of soap.

PR - Naomi Steinberg Storytelling Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, March 23, 2019 
Time:2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Location:The Art Centre, 215-6975 Alberni St, above the PR Library
Cost:suggested donation $50-$75
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/2135008039908691/
Solo and group process. Attention given to body, breath, voice and mind, as well as narrative arc, images, emotions, and sensory details. Play and imagination are invited. Time is given for practical techniques.

PR - Wine & Art Nights at Edie Rae's Cafe
Date(s):  Saturday, March 23, 2019 
Time:6:15 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Old Courthouse Inn, 6243 Walnut St Powell River
Cost:$50 includes art supplies, canvas, art instruction and wine tasting
Phone:604.483.3343
We are accepting Mom's and kids as a preamble to Mom's Day and anyone can come too. Open to all! Please prepay

Pet Seminar for Youth: Becoming an Animal Trainer
Date(s):  Sunday, March 24, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Cost:$10
Tickets:at the door or eventbrite.ca
Ages 10-18. This presentation is geared towards the young animal lover who is interested in pursuing animal behaviour as a career. We will dive into animal behaviour information, possible career paths, and ways to start building experience.

Drawing for Kids
Date(s):  Monday, March 25, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$45 for 4-day series, $12 for drop-in ($40/$10 for GPAG members)
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Mar 25-28. Two 4-day spring sessions with Bruce Edwards: 9:30-10:30am ages 5-8 and 10:45am-12:00pm ages 9-12

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Peacock
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

The Fine Art of Repair
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:admission free
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Open the Box

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Stained Glass Project
Date(s):  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 +
Phone:604.989.3345
Bring your own picture frame with glass (approx. sizing 16"x20") or old window and create your stained glass masterpiece using gorgeous glass and seed beads. Pricing is $45-60 - dependent on how much product you use.

Weavers Circle with Mary Bentley
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Wednesday, December 18, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:12877 Sunshine Coast Highway
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$10.00 drop in fee
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about ongoing events at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Wednesdays - Mary is a consummate teacher with 30+ years’ experience to share, leading novice weavers through their first warp to advanced weavers working on an intricate technique alike. The classes are held in an informal, go at your own pace and follow your personal passion on the loom. Space in the Studio is limited to 14, allowing for one on one instruction coupled with the camaraderie of your fellow weavers. Bring your enthusiasm to the circle.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Mountain Scene
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Gnarly Tree
Date(s):  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Cost:$45 incl with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345
On an 8X8 gallery canvas, you will create an embossed gnarly tree with faux metal finish.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Alcohol Ink
Date(s):  Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

PR - Do You Want to Draw?
Date(s):  Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:VIU, Powell River
Cost:Elder College member $17, under 50, $20
Covers absolute basics. A step-by-step approach, starting with warm-up, lines, points, squares, circles etc. Info www.pr.viu.ca or 604.485.2878.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Acrylic Ink Abstract
Date(s):  Thursday, March 28, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

2019 Travel Sketching with Hiroshi Shimazaki: fuss-free indelible memories
Date(s):  Saturday, March 30, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$100 ($90 for members)
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Please register at GPAG 604.886.0531 because space is limited

Natural Dyeing: Silk One-Day Workshop
Date(s):  Sunday, March 31, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:4334 Irvines Landing Rd, Garden Bay
Cost:$110 PH Heritage Society member; $20 non-member
Tickets:Info & register: www.penderharbourheritage.ca/plantsclass
Join Coast Salish artist Jessica Silvey to learn the basics of fabric preparation and processing plant materials for dye pots using dye plants from the grocery store and the local forest. You'll learn basic dye terminology and concepts essential to understanding natural dye processes. ​Limit 10 students.

Business of Art: Grant Writing 101 Presented by Chad Hersler
Date(s):  Sunday, March 31, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:SC Arts Centre, Doris Crowston Gallery, Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:$15 Members / $25 non-Members
Tickets:SC Art Centre, or https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/the-business-of-art-grant-writing-101-2/
Contact:Andrea Dancer
Phone:604.885.5412
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
A hands-on workshop that explores the nitty gritty of grant writing for the arts in BC and Canada. Bring your projects, your ideas, and lets dive in!

Pro-D Day Art Lab
Date(s):  Monday, April 01, 2019 - Monday, May 06, 2019 
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$25 per session.
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Apr 1, May 13, May 20; 10-12pm & 1-3pm. Ages 7-12. There will be a new artist hosting each session. Kids will have the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums over the course of the school year.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Tulips
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 02, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Koi Fish
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 02, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Stained Glass Project
Date(s):  Wednesday, April 03, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 + inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345
Bring your own picture frame with glass - create your composition using supplied stained glass pieces and see beads.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Bear
Date(s):  Wednesday, April 03, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Bear
Date(s):  Thursday, April 04, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Tulips
Date(s):  Thursday, April 04, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Drawing Comic Book Heroes
Date(s):  Friday, April 05, 2019 - Friday, May 24, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$25/session
Tickets:http://artsbuilding.org
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Fridays to May 24. Ages 7-14. Different topic each week. Through instruction, demonstration, and hands on practice; it will introduce students to the tools, skills, and techniques used to create human forms. Topics covered include modular drawing, dramatic poses, costuming…and more!

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Koi Fish
Date(s):  Friday, April 05, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

2019 Travel Sketching with Hiroshi Shimazaki: fuss-free indelible memories
Date(s):  Saturday, April 06, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$100 ($90 for members)
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Please register at GPAG 604.886.0531 since space is limited

Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators Certification
Date(s):  Saturday, April 06, 2019 - Sunday, April 07, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Early Learning Centre, 5538 Shorncliffe Ave, Sechelt
Cost:info and register eventbrite.ca
Apr 6-7. interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. With Sarah Joseph, MSW, RSW, CPDT.

Natural Dyeing - Plant and Principal
Date(s):  Saturday, April 06, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:tba
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.artsbuilding.org
Create a variety of coloured fabric samples from ancient natural dyes, using the immersion dyeing method. Discussion re plants s and preparation of protein/cellulose fibres and fabrics to best accept natural dye. Will be working with cotton, silk, linen and wool. You will go home with lots of knowledge and the ability to dye clothes, fabric and yarn on your own using either store bought natural dyes, or ones you have foraged yourself.

Wood Workshop - Handcuff Dovetail Demonstration
Date(s):  Saturday, April 06, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Grove Front Gallery, 5455 Inlet Ave, Sechelt
Presented By:Robert Van Norman, Craftsman & Teacher at Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking
Cost:by donation
Tickets:N/A
Contact:Jimmy Cheng
Phone:778.988.9608
Email:info@grovefront.com
Web Link:click here
Wood Workshop at Grove Front Gallery by Robert Van Norman, craftsman and teacher at Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking. Demonstration for the process of cutting and fitting a set of dovetails used in drawer making. Refreshments will be served.

PR - Bow Immersion Workshop (Laminates)
Date(s):  Sunday, April 07, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019 
Location:20 mn. south of Powell River
Presented By:Ravenbeak Natureworks
Cost:contact ravenbeak.com for more info or to registration
April 7-13. Immerse yourself in the world of bows. Build your dream bow with professional bowyer Jamie MacDonald. Other workshop dates: June 16-22; Aug 4-10 and Nov 17-23rd.

2 Spring Taiko Workshops for Beginners
Date(s):  Sunday, April 07, 2019 
Time:2:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location:Davis Bay Hall, 5123 Davis Bay Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$50/person. Drum sticks $35 (optional)
Phone:Info and register: Nori, 778.513.8392 or norindia@gmail.com
Entry Class: 2-4pm; Beginner Class 4:30-6:30. Presented by Vancouver based 'Wagakki group Dahaza'. Experience the dynamic & beautiful Japanese culture and have fun with us.

Play, Presence + Performance (performers + non-performers)
Date(s):  Monday, April 08, 2019 - Monday, May 13, 2019 
Time:6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Shirley Macey Park, Gibsons
Presented By:Lisa Voth (www.lisavoth.ca)
Cost:$200 early bird ($230 after March 8)
Contact:Lisa Voth
Phone:778.319.5928
Mondays to May 13. A theatre course for performers and non-performers that looks at what makes a performance/human come alive. How do we use our weird bits, our hidden parts and our glory as our creative gold to connect with others onstage and off. Lisa Voth is a seasoned facilitator, somatic therapist and theatre maker. She combines an extensive knowledge of applied neuroscience to the art of clown and theatre and with this she moves students into new patterns and ways of being with self and others, onstage and off.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Gnarley Tree
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 09, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

PR - Contemplative Stitch - The Basics
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 09, 2019 
Time:6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Eunoia, 202 5831 Ash Ave, Townsite
Cost:$35 plus $8 for supplies
Tickets:pre-register at eunoia fibre studio in Townsite Market (10-5pm, Tue-Sat.
Email:eunoiastudio3@gmail.com
Web Link:https://eunoiastudio3.com/
Instructor Wendy Drummond introduces participants to the ‘zen’ of hand stitching. Through the application of a few basic stitches, participants will discover the joy in working 'with stitch' to create decorative, functional and story-filled pieces.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Gnarly Tree
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 09, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 Sunshine Coast Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day / Night - Koi Fish
Date(s):  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Stained Glass Project
Date(s):  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 + inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345
Bring your own frame with glass (approx. 16 x 21) - create your piece of art with supplied stained glass pieces and seed beads.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Peacock
Date(s):  Thursday, April 11, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day / Night - Mountain Scene
Date(s):  Thursday, April 11, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Tulips
Date(s):  Friday, April 12, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Mono-Printing on a Gel Plate with Jennifer Love
Date(s):  Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019 
Location:
Cost:$200
Tickets:More info & register at artsbuilding.org
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://www.artsbuilding.org
Apr 13-14. Make quick and beautiful prints on paper using a gel plate. Suitable for beginners and those who want to stretch their gel printing skills a little further. We will cover many different methods of combining colour, texture and shape, as well as layering and building a composition.

"Out of the Dark" with Catherine Nicholls
Date(s):  Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks, 2887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$195 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Apr 13-14. Discharging fabric is the process of removing dye by eliminating or altering the existing colour of the fabric, it is magically unpredictable and another wonderful way to make your own unique fabrics. Using a variety of techniques and materials we will create our own patterns, prints and free form designs. Discharge can be incorporated as part of a more complex design with over-dyeing or combined with painting, printing, or stencilling with opaque paints. We’ll be doing lots of exploring and testing technique and materials as well as following the design ideas! Suitable for all experience levels.

PR - Natural dyeing: Plant + Principle
Date(s):  Saturday, April 13, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Studio at Academy of Music, 7290 Kemano St, PR
Cost:$75
Tickets:eventbrite.ca
In this hands on workshop you will create a variety of coloured fabric samples from ancient natural dyes, using the immersion dyeing method. We will discuss which dye plants grow in our region, how and when to harvest them for dyeing and how to prepare protein/cellulose fibres and fabrics to best accept natural dye.

Podcasting Part II: Digital Storytelling, with Sean Eckford
Date(s):  Saturday, April 13, 2019 
Time:2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons & District Public Library
Cost:Free
Tickets:Register at Library 604.886.2130 (limit 12 participants)
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Share the event on Facebook!
A hands-on approach to creating audio stories and journalism, including script writing and story boarding, using music and sound, interview techniques, and how to pull it all together through editing and mixing. Instructor: Sean Eckford a broadcaster and journalist with more than 30 years’ experience.

Slow Sundays
Date(s):  Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019 
Time:12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12877 SC Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:free
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information about ongoing events at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
to Oct 13th. Bring your current hand work project to the yurts on Sundays. This will be a time to gather together in a relaxed communal space where we can support one another by, sharing ideas and inspirations, asking questions to help fix mistakes, and all make progress while laughing together; beginner to expert are welcome at the circle.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Bear
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

PR - Contemplative Stitch - Boro
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 
Time:6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location:eunoia studio, 202-5831 Ash AveTownsite Market
Cost:$35 plus supply fee $10
Tickets:pre-register at eunoia studio
Contact:Wendy Drummond
Email:eunoiastudio3@gmail.com
Web Link:https://eunoiastudio3.com/
Instructor Wendy Drummond introduces participants to a Japanese form of stitching and textiles that traditionally was referred to as “mended or patched cloth”, a skill that was necessary in keeping clothing functional and warm. Now Boro has been elevated to an art form that can be functional, decorative and story-filled.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Peacock
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 16, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 inclusive with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Gnarly Tree
Date(s):  Thursday, April 18, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.

Mahayana Buddhist Meditation: 6-session program
Date(s):  Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Thursday, May 23, 2019 
Time:2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons & District Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130 for more info
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Share the event on Facebook!
Thurs to July 23. This Buddhist tradition has given the world mindfulness and breath meditation, amongst many other mental-health skills. Meditation and chi exercises that will benefit your mind and body. Instructor John Thompson has been studying under a master of this tradition for over 25 years. Participants are strongly encouraged to register for all sessions, but drop-in participation is also welcome. All ages. Materials provided. * note, we promote a fragrance-free environment *

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Bear
Date(s):  Thursday, April 18, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Stained Glass Project
Date(s):  Friday, April 19, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 + incls. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345
Bring to class a frame with glass (approx. 16x21) - you create with stained glass pieces and seeded beads

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Mountain Scene
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Stained Glass Project
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 + incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345
Bring to class a frame with glass (approx. 16x21) - you create with stained glass pieces and seed beads

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Bear
Date(s):  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Alcohol Ink Abstract / Floral
Date(s):  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Tulips
Date(s):  Thursday, April 25, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Koi Fish
Date(s):  Thursday, April 25, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Bear
Date(s):  Friday, April 26, 2019 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345

Two Day Blacksmiths Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019 
Time:9:00 AM12:00 AM
Location:Roberts Creek
Cost:$285
Tickets:info & register: www.treeblacksmith.com/beginner-courses.html
Web Link:http://www.treeblacksmith.com
Apr 27-28. Experience this age old craft first hand from Kelly Backs at Tree Studios. Materials, gloves, eye and ear protection provided

Intermediate Drawing with Bruce Edwards
Date(s):  Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$100
Tickets:artsbuilding.org
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Apr 27-28. Become familiar with the function of drawing as a tool as well as an art form through demonstrations, practice and discussions. We will use a variety of mediums, utilize visuals with demonstrations and one on one instruction to explore line, value/shading, proportion, subjects will be landscape, still life, human form... with emphasis on fun.

"The Felted Landscape" with Donna Goulette
Date(s):  Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks, 2887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$175 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Apr 27-28. You will be amazed at the depth and texture that can be achieved with this technique. First, we will use wet felting techniques to create our landscapes and on the second day, will embellish the landscape with needle felting, stitching etc. One to two pieces could be created during this beginner friendly class. No previous felting experience necessary – only your enthusiasm and imagination.

Fall in Love with Abstraction Workshop with Lisa Ochowycz
Date(s):  Saturday, April 27, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Location:The Kube #104, 875 Gibsons Way
Presented By:The Kube
Cost:$160 +GST
Contact:Jill or Jody
Phone:778.462.2055
Email:info@thekube.ca
Web Link:http://thekube.ca/events
A mix of formal instruction, discussion, exercises and time to explore. You will touch on the basics of acrylic painting, colour mixing, mark making and the versatility of acrylic paint but will focus on creative process, common stumbling blocks and strengthening your artistic voice.

The Business of Art: Create Your Artist Website Presented by Alison Taylor
Date(s):  Sunday, April 28, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Doris Crowston Gallery, SC Art Center, 5714 Medusa St. (at Trail), Sechelt
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Cost:$15 Members / $25 Non-Members
Tickets:Register at https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/the-business-of-art-creating-your-artist-website/
Contact:Andrea Dancer
Phone:604.885.5412
Web Link:https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/the-business-of-art-creating-your-artist-website/
Are you ready to build your first website, to share your art work online? Or perhaps you already have a site and want to switch to a new technology? Join Alison Taylor to learn about some popular options available to you, and their pros and cons.

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Mosaic Tray
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 
Time:10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$65 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345
A 3 part class making a gorgeous mosaic tray! Design your composition, grout and then seal !

Karen's Paint Day/Night - Mosaic Tray
Date(s):  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create 6538 SC Hwy Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$65 incl. with beverage
Phone:604.989.3345
A 3 part class making a gorgeous mosaic tray! Design your composition, grout and then seal !

"Skill with Twill" with Mary Bentley
Date(s):  Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - Thursday, May 02, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks, 2887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$180 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
July 1-2. The vast world of Twill weaves will be explored. Each weaver will set up and weave a 4 or 8-shaft Twill gamp on their own table loom. We will develop an understanding of the four basic twill types: Straight, Point, Extended Point, and Broken twill on 4 and 8 shafts. Many drafts for future use will be provided in these four categories. This workshop will provide a good foundation for understanding and weaving Twills and introduce some interesting variations of the structure.

May - Face Painting for Fun and Profit
Date(s):  Saturday, May 04, 2019 - Saturday, June 08, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:5 classes $150
Tickets:http://artsbuilding.org
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Saturdays to June 8. You will be introduced to the tools and techniques used to create various fun and exciting face paint designs via classroom demonstration and hands on practical.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (6 sessions)
Date(s):  Friday, May 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019 
Time:1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons & District Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons & District Public Library & UVic's Self-Management BC
Cost:Free
Tickets:Register: selfmanagementbc.ca or 1.866.902.3767 or 604.940.1273.
Contact:Louise Rolland, Self-Management BC
Phone:604.940.1273
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Share the event on Facebook!
to June 28. for adults with any kind of ongoing pain. Family members and friends welcome. -Understand and manage symptoms -Deal with stress and difficult emotions -Learn to safely maintain physical activity and improve flexibility -Communicate effectively with your health-care team * please refrain from wearing fragrances **

"Beginner Drop Spindle Spinning" with Verna Chan
Date(s):  Saturday, May 25, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks, 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$105 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Learn the basics — Top, Bottom Whorl, and Turkish Spindles will be demonstrated. Get a feel (literally) for drafting out fibre and starting to spin using a park & draft method and leave with an understanding of “drop” spindling! The basics of spinning and how to ply and “set” the spin on yarn before using it in projects will also be discussed.

Chris Cran Workshop: The Art of Possibilities
Date(s):  Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:The Art Centre, 215-6975 Alberni St, PR (above the library)
Cost:$175 MAS member, $200 includes MAS membership
Tickets:https://artpowellriver.com
May 25-26. A series of playful explorations to help consider your work from the eyes of the viewer. Expanding on fundamental techniques including colour, value, line and form we will discover how aspects of mark making and colour interaction impact the viewing experience. Artists will be encouraged to push off from their usual routine and try something different; to consider how their current practice can be elevated and, above all, enjoy experimenting with possibilities.

"Come Twine with Me" with Jackie Abrams
Date(s):  Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - Thursday, June 06, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks Studio, 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$435 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
June 4-6. Explore the ancient technique of twining, traditionally used to create functional baskets with long and flexible fibers. In this three-to-four day workshop we will experiment with the possibilities of twining. Variations of the twining technique, shaping, and the use of non-traditional materials will all be considered. Soft twining materials, waxed cotton, will be provided, but your unusual and experimental materials will be most welcome.

"Cathead Baskets: The Basics & Beyond" with Jackie Abrams
Date(s):  Saturday, June 08, 2019 - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks Studio, 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$485 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
June 8-11. Create your own basket materials with painted cotton paper – a wonderfully versatile and user-friendly material. Start weaving a gracefully footed cathead base. The basics, a beautifully formed basket, might be just what you want. You can go beyond and explore the possibilities of twill weaves, or create sculptural forms as you weave the sides, increasing and decreasing, learning the rules that can be adapted and broken. This class is suitable for both beginning and more advanced makers.

"Working with Intent" with Claire Benn
Date(s):  Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, June 21, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks Studio, 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$775 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
June 17-21. It’s challenging to get to grips with wet processes in the world of surface design, and getting to grips with composition can be even harder. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced students who wish to really focus on building their ability with composition in relation to art textiles. An in-depth week of mentorship will explore key design principles, choice of tools to generate the imagery sought and advice & guidance on the order of process. Whilst this is a hands on class, the goal will not be to teach specific technique. Instead, students will be working to the beat of their own dry to generate the work they wish to create.

"Colour on Cloth: Sunprinting" with Margie Davidson
Date(s):  Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$270 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
July 13-14. Discover how much fun it is to play with colour on cloth. Mixing paint together will allow participants to deepen their understanding of colour theory. Over the 2 days participants will have time to experiment, create textures and practice mixing colours. The Setacolor transparent paint has the unique ability to “sunprint” images. Overnight drying time allows undercoats to combine with sunprinting. These layers of colour work together to create cloth with depth and visual interest.

"Experimental Approaches to Rug Hooking" with Nadine Flagel
Date(s):  Friday, July 19, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$365 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
July 17-21. Rug hooking by hand is a magical, sensuous transformation of fibre and textiles that requires us to value our resources. Many practitioners have hooked with reused textiles, and we will too — with a difference. Beginning with a grounding technique and the easiest materials, we will progress to exploring a variety of textiles and learn variations on the basic technique. Our attention and time interrupt fast fashion and consumer culture. You will leave with a small unique sampler, as well as the tools, knowledge and resources to start your next project as you develop a sense of the creative potential and limits of rug hooking.

Bootcamp Yoga @ Brickers
Date(s):  Wednesday, July 24, 2019 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Bricker Cider Company, 6642 Norwest Bay Rd, Sechelt
Cost:$25
Web Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/2404957742847886/
35 min Bootcamp with Gill 35 mins Flow Yoga with Leah Painter Followed by a flight of cider

Texada AeroSpace Camp 2019
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - Saturday, August 10, 2019 
Time:9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Location:Texada Airport, Van Anda
Cost:on website
Tickets:register http://texada.org
Phone:604.223.2588
Web Link:http://texada.org
Aug 7-10. For all the details http://texada.org

Tuscany with Jan Poynter Sept 2019 Cancelled
Date(s):  Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Saturday, September 21, 2019 
Time:7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Location:Certaldo Italy - Villa Fattoria Bacio
Presented By:Artravelitaly.com
Cost:deposit 600 euros
Tickets:registration & deposit Artravelitaly.com
Contact:Jan Poynter
Phone:604.886.8918
Email:poynterjan@gmail.com
Web Link:Jan's website - Tuscany workshop and pics
Enjoy your Tuscan art adventure with professional illustrator and painter Jan Poynter. Explore Tuscany with english speaking guides, group tours & meals included and time for dedicated plein air activity at Jan's favorite locations. Our classic Tuscan villa also has indoor studio/workshop space on site for Demos and after hours creative ;-) The workshop schedule will be relaxed and flexible. Paint every waking minute, explore independently or just relax by the pool. No masterpieces required. Contact JAN for more info

"Sculptured Felt: Animals" with Donna Goulette
Date(s):  Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks 12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$175 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Sept 21-22. Choose a four – legged creature you would like to make ie: dog, cat, giraffe, rat, etc. One the first day we will create the wire armature and then build upon it with wool fibres to create the animal form. The second day will be full of the details… in order to make your animals come alive. Needle felting experience would be helpful but a confident beginner is welcome!

"One-of-a-Kind Plus: Beyond Basic Monoprinting with a Gel Plate" with Jennifer Love
Date(s):  Saturday, October 05, 2019 - Sunday, October 06, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:12887 SC Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$225 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Oct 5-6. We will cover many advanced methods of using stencils and masks, registering multiple layers, building a composition and using unusual tools. Jennifer will bring many examples of what can be done with your fabulous printed papers – cards, covered journals or small art pieces for the wall. Students will need to bring their own gel plate, paper and a small selection of acrylic paints (a materials list will be provided). Jennifer will supply lots of extra texture items, stencils, stamps, paint colours and a sheet of sticky-back foam for making stamps.

"Elements" with Catherine Nicholls
Date(s):  Saturday, November 02, 2019 - Sunday, November 03, 2019 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:12887 SC Hwy, Madeira
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$195 +GST
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:For more information on workshops at FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Nov 2-3. el*e*ments…noun *a part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential. We will be exploring elements . . . the elements of the earth and the elements of design. Using earth pigments, graphite and inks we will be creating unique patterns and prints on fabric on the first day. We will be using some very controlled techniques and other more free form! The next day will be investigating and getting to know the 5 elements of design. We’ll then connect them to your fabric creations and explore some of the many options to combine them.

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