Sunshine Coast Canada
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Skills for Solitude

November 20th (Saturday)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (teaching) 3:00 – 4:00 PM (open studio)
Free/$25 (Members/Non-Members)

Maximum number of students: 20

In these introductory drawing workshops, you will develop skills in drawing plants and flowers from observation. Using various drawing materials such as graphite pencil and pen, you will explore basic drawing techniques of line drawing, shading, stippling, and textural drawing while drawing from wild plants of the West Coast Botanical. We will also discuss life cycle of these plants, how to collect them and how to preserve them by pressing.

Art Exhibition: Jennifer Brant & Jennifer Ireland

Matters of Scale
October 15 – November 14, 2021

Jennifer Brant and Jennifer Ireland draw on their respective interdisciplinary practices to collaboratively investigate and re-envision decolonial relationships and responsibilities towards land and environment.

Skills for Solitude

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (teaching) 3:00 – 4:00 PM (open studio)
Free/$25 (Members/Non-Members)

Maximum number of students: 20

In these introductory drawing workshops, you will develop skills in drawing plants and flowers from observation. Using various drawing materials such as graphite pencil and pen, you will explore basic drawing techniques of line drawing, shading, stippling, and textural drawing while drawing from wild plants of the West Coast Botanical. We will also discuss life cycle of these plants, how to collect them and how to preserve them by pressing.

Literary Reading Series: J.B. Mackinnon

Sharing online readings of his most recent work The Day the World Stops Shopping.

J.B. MacKinnon has won numerous awards both as journalist an author. In 2006 he won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. His latest work, The Day the World Stops Shopping, , faces one of the most pressing issues of our time: “We must stop shopping but we can’t stop shopping.”

Register here.

Art Exhibition: Vicky Marshall – Aftermath

September 10 – October 10, 2021
(Large Gallery)

Known for her distinctive expressionistic technique and subjects drawn from everyday life, Vicky Marshall is one of Vancouver’s most recognized painters. In this new series of oil paintings on canvas and multi-media works on paper, Marshall revisits a theme that has held her interest at various points throughout her artistic career: the British Columbia landscape.

Art Exhibition: Kitty Blandy – Being

September 10 – October 10, 2021
(Small Gallery)

“There is always a body in my work; which has as much to do with being in a body, as looking at a body. My study is driven principally by ontological curiosity; enquiring what it is to ‘be’.

I work largely using the conventional methods of drawing, relief and sculpture as an analytical act of somatic note taking.”

Opportunity: Fibreshed: Calling grade 10-121 students

Deadline: October 18 at 4:00pm.

Are you a student in grade 10 – 12 interested in rethinking your relationship to textiles while developing practical skills and exploring how to become involved in positive and fun climate action? 🧵 Apply to be part of this 6 month programme.

Learn more about this upcoming Fibreshed workshops at these upcoming online info sessions:

Thursday, October 7th @ 4pm
Wednesday, October 13th @ 4pm

To register, send an email to info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com

SCAC Literary Reading Series: Gil Adamson

Reads from her most recent novel, Ridgerunner (2020). Finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Winner of the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Ridgerunner is the sequel to Adamson’s highly acclaimed first novel, The Outlander. Ridgerunner is a historical novel set in Canada’s wild west of 1917. It’s peopled with rich, complex characters in a world that is rendered so clearly it’s as if we have remembered it for ourselves.  Once again Gil Adamson questions traditional notions of right and wrong.

Opportunity: We Are Hiring

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites applications for the part-time position of Design and Communications Assistant. If you are creative, curious and excited to be part of a small, dynamic team, we encourage you to learn more about us and see if you might be a great fit. $800/month, avg 40/hours per month, one-day onsite at the Arts Centre.

Opening Reception & Artist Talk with Vicky Marshall & Kitty Blandy

Please join us for an in-person Artist Talk on Friday September 10th at 4pm with Vicky Marshall and Kitty Blandy whose work will be displayed at the Doris Crowston Gallery from September 10 – October 10, 2021.

An opening reception will follow. Please join us in celebrating the works of these artists. Masks will be required inside the Arts Centre.

Meet the Artist : Penny Dunford

Scheduled from Aug 1st. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites you to join us for a discussion and in-person exhibition walkthrough with artist Penny Dunford.

Art Exhibition: Pippa Lattey

to Aug 15th. Pippa Lattey’s sculptures play with perception, movement, gesture, pattern and reflection. They can move, and make sound. She is interested in how humans use models of the world in order to understand it and to work within it: through science, philosophy and art. She works with technology but her thinking does not remain analytical. It moves away from the specific towards the abstract, away from the impartial towards the subjective, and away from the serious towards the playful.

Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair

This juried fair offers the finest works of Sunshine Coast artisans, for whom Hackett Park has been a significant source of revenue for over 30 years. In keeping with our ongoing tradition, the fair will be held on the third weekend of August, to coincide with the popular Festival of the Written Arts.

This year’s event will take place in the upper field of Hackett Park, affording us lots of extra space to spread out and gather safely to support our local artists and artisans. The event will feature live music and entertainment, as well as an assortment of food vendors in a shaded picnic area.

Kid’s Summer Camps

July 14-16; July 21-23; July 28-30. Ages 8-13. This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops in July. Each workshop combines art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask for any indoor activities.

For more info or to register visit sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/camps/

Kids Summer Camp: Fun with Collage! with Nadina Tandy

Nadina Tandy will lead a workshop that shares experiments with collage – from eco-experiments, to exploring creating creatures, this will be a fun way to learn skills in collage making, mixed media experiments and playing with performance. Nadina Tandy has extensive experience in varied aspects of art and culture, since 1988. She earned a Fine Arts diploma from Langara College (Vancouver) and studied drawing and painting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver).

Meet the Artist: Pippa Lattey

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites you to join us for a discussion and in-person exhibition walkthrough with artist Pippa Lattey.

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