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Oct
20
Sat
Script Analysis for Actors with Jordana Champagne @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 20 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Script Analysis for Actors with Jordana Champagne

6 classes: Oct. 19 – Nov. 23 6 – 8pm Fridays

Course description:

Take the guess work out of your performance by learning script analysis techniques in this 6 week workshop. We’ll cover everything from understanding story itself and how to break down a script and apply it to your performance.

Course fee: $160 Material fee:  $10

TOTAL FEE: $170

Beginner’s Brush 1 with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beginner’s Brush 1 with Deborah Thompson

2 days: Oct. 20 & 21  12 – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Course description:

This two day weekend workshop is a great opportunity to discover painting. We will begin at the beginning! Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of painting through demonstrations and hands on the brush exercises in paint. The first day students will explore shape, mark, tone and space. The
second day students will dive into the vary basics of colour mixing and theory as they apply it to painting. Both conventional and non-conventional approaches will be presented.

Course fee: $130 Material fee:  $20

TOTAL FEE: $150

Oct
21
Sun
Beginner’s Brush 1 with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beginner’s Brush 1 with Deborah Thompson

2 days: Oct. 20 & 21  12 – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Course description:

This two day weekend workshop is a great opportunity to discover painting. We will begin at the beginning! Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of painting through demonstrations and hands on the brush exercises in paint. The first day students will explore shape, mark, tone and space. The
second day students will dive into the vary basics of colour mixing and theory as they apply it to painting. Both conventional and non-conventional approaches will be presented.

Course fee: $130 Material fee:  $20

TOTAL FEE: $150

Oct
22
Mon
Low-Tech Printmaking with Natasha Smith @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 22 @ 12:30 am – 3:30 am

Low-Tech Printmaking with Natasha Smith

4 classes: Oct. 15 – Nov. 5  5.30 – 8.30pm Mondays

Course Description:

Explore the basics of low-tech printmaking and investigate processes that can be done without the use of a printmaking press. Simple plate-making and image transfer methods will be demonstrated and students will learn a variety of printmaking techniques. This is a very fun, process based course and is appropriate for artists of all levels.

Course Fee: $160 + Material fee: $20+ SEE LIST FOR REQUIRED MATERIALS

TOTAL FEE: $180

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Oct
23
Tue
Meet Your Clown – A Playful Introduction to Clowning with Marya Folinsbee @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 23 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Meet Your Clown – A Playful Introduction to Clowning with Marya Folinsbee

7 classes: Oct. 6 – Nov. 20 6 – 8pm Tuesdays

Course Description:

The clown is an ancient, archetypal character, channeling trickster taboos and the provocative divine! In this class we will tap into the clown energies in all of us through play, movement and story. Activities include improvisational theatre and movement, mask, costume and make-up creation, meditation, story-telling/story-building, and wild self-exploration. No theatre experience necessary. This work supports performers, artists, parents, and anyone plagued by seriousness. Reject your preconceptions about clowns! This will be weirder.

Course Fee: $190 + Material fee: $35

TOTAL FEE: $225

Oct
25
Thu
Blackout Poetry with Rayya Liebich @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Blackout Poetry with Rayya Liebich

3 classes: Oct. 18 – Nov. 1  10am – 12pm Thursdays

Course Description:

Also known as found poetry or erasure, create a poem out of an existing text by removing words on the page to reveal a new message. Using old books, newspapers, and magazines have fun playing with the space on the page and get as creative and artistic as you desire. Through this process we discover the essence of poetry (compression, rich imagery and feeling) and gain fresh eyes on the writing craft.

Who knew that blacking out with a Sharpie pen could become an addictive, satisfying, and expressive new habit? All levels welcome!

Course fee: $90 + Material fee: $5

TOTAL FEE: $95

Oct
26
Fri
Script Analysis for Actors with Jordana Champagne @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 26 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Script Analysis for Actors with Jordana Champagne

6 classes: Oct. 19 – Nov. 23 6 – 8pm Fridays

Course description:

Take the guess work out of your performance by learning script analysis techniques in this 6 week workshop. We’ll cover everything from understanding story itself and how to break down a script and apply it to your performance.

Course fee: $160 Material fee:  $10

TOTAL FEE: $170

Oct
27
Sat
Drawing Lab with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Drawing Lab with Deborah Thompson

2 days: Oct. 27 & 28 12 – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Course description:

This two day weekend Drawing Lab is designed for those who are interested in developing a series of drawing with a narrative focus. The Lab will include working in varying scales, from small journal entries to large sheets of paper stretch on the wall. Themes will be encouraged and investigated as part of the process. Traditional drawing media such as graphite and conte will be used as well as pen and ink washes. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from unusual departure points such as Fairy Tales and Myths. Some drawing experience is necessary but mostly a desire to work with drawing as a way of exploring story.

Course fee: $130 Material fee:  $20

TOTAL FEE: $150

Oct
28
Sun
Drawing Lab with Deborah Thompson @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Drawing Lab with Deborah Thompson

2 days: Oct. 27 & 28 12 – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Course description:

This two day weekend Drawing Lab is designed for those who are interested in developing a series of drawing with a narrative focus. The Lab will include working in varying scales, from small journal entries to large sheets of paper stretch on the wall. Themes will be encouraged and investigated as part of the process. Traditional drawing media such as graphite and conte will be used as well as pen and ink washes. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from unusual departure points such as Fairy Tales and Myths. Some drawing experience is necessary but mostly a desire to work with drawing as a way of exploring story.

Course fee: $130 Material fee:  $20

TOTAL FEE: $150

Oct
29
Mon
Intermediate Ukulele with Catherine McGrath @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oct 29 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

Intermediate Ukulele with Catherine McGrath CLASS FULL

4 classes: Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25  (no class Nov 12) 6.30 – 8.30pm Sundays

Course Description:

The course is designed for people who have no or little experience playing ukulele and will begin with the very basics – how to tune, hold, and strum the ukulele – followed by the introduction of two simple chords and a number of catchy two-chord songs. Additional chords will be added gradually and song complexity will increase. The course will also cover a variety of strumming patterns and some very basic and useful music theory.

Course Fee: $110 + Material fee: $10

TOTAL FEE: $120 

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