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Aerial Silks Summer Series
Date(s):  Sunday, July 22, 2018 - Monday, October 23, 2056 
Time:4:00 PM12:00 AM
Location:The Hangar Climbing Lounge, 5824 Sechelt Inlet Rd
Cost:Kids $140; Teen/Adult $160
Sundays | July 22, Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 2. Kids Class | 4:00-4:45pm | Ages 7-12 | $140; Teen + Adult Class | 5:00-6:00pm | Ages 13+ | $160. Basic to advanced moves taught based on experience. Call 778-991-3672 to Register

Weavers Circle with Mary Bentley
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 
Time:9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$10 drop in fee
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Wednesdays: Master Weaver and teacher Mary Bentley hosts weavers circle in the Studio 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.

Children's Cooking Classes
Date(s):  Thursday, August 02, 2018 - Thursday, August 23, 2018 
Time:11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Community Kitchen, Gibsons Public Market, 473 Gower Pt Rd
Cost:$10.50 per class
Tuedays to Aug 21, 7-9 yr olds; Thursdays to Aug 23 10-12 year olds. We will be including fundamental cooking techniques and nutritional education in each class, but most of all Fun!

Brookbank Farm Permaculture Design Volunteer Program
Date(s):  Monday, August 06, 2018 - Monday, November 05, 2018 
Time:11:00 AM-5:30 PM
Location:Brookbank Farm, Henry Rd, Gibsons
Cost:Details: permaculturedesign.ca/volunteerprogram
Aug 6, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12. A hands-on, once-monthly volunteer work day at a fully operational permaculture commercial farm. We’ll learn about the care and use of land, how to build a fence, provide for animals, and of course, growing our own food.

Summer Yoga at Chaster House
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - Tuesday, February 29, 2028 
Location:Chaster House, 1549 Ocean Esplanade, Gibsons
Cost:$18 drop in or prepay $15
Tickets:Info & register www.samanthaburkeyoga.com
Tuesdays Aug 7-28, 5:30-6:45pm; Thursdays Aug 9-30, 9-10:15am. With Samantha Burke and Marlene Lowden.

Create - Kids Zone
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - Tuesday, August 28, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Kim Kangas
Cost:$5-$15
Contact:Karen Love
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren
Tuesdays Aug 7-28. 10-11am - Card Making $5/card 11-12pm - Make a Card & Bracelet $15 Please call to register!

Community Indigo at Fibreworks with Everlea Yarn
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018 
Time:12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Cost:season member $25 plus $15 per Tuesday drop in OR $35/hr
Phone:janna@everleayarn.ca for special appointments
Aug 7, 14 & 28. Join Janna Maria Vallee for our Drop-In Community Indigo Vat. Bring your own pre-washed yarn (scoured), fabric and clothing to dip in the vat. Participants who don't have experience with indigo dyeing must make a one-hour+ mentorship appointment to learn to the ins and outs of using the indigo vat.

Create - Adult Drop-In Card Making
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - Tuesday, September 22, 2037 
Time:2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Kim Kangas
Cost:$5/card
Contact:Karen Love
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren
Tuesdays Aug 7 - 28.

PR - Life Drawing
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - Tuesday, October 09, 2018 
Time:6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Powell River Academy of Music Art Room
Cost:$12 Drop in
Phone:604.483.8994
Tuesdays. Self directed sessions. For info or if you wish to model contact royart@telus.net or call 604.483.8994. Models are paid $40/2 hrs.

Sk8 Skool
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - Thursday, August 23, 2018 
Time:3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Location:
Cost:info https://sk8skool.squadfusion.com/about
Classes Wed - Sechelt Chatelech High School Skatepark; Thur - Gibsons Skatepark behind the Rec Centre.

Conversational Spanish
Date(s):  Thursday, August 09, 2018 - Thursday, December 13, 2018 
Time:4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
Every 2nd Thursday, Aug 9, 23rd. Everyone Welcome to come and learn Spanish.

Conversational Japanese
Date(s):  Monday, August 13, 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 
Time:4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Location:Gibsons and District Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Heather Evans-Cullen
Phone:604.886.2130
Mondays. Everyone Welcome to join this fun free conversational group with facilitator Aki.

Clown - Play, Presence + Performance Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Eric Cardinal Hall, 930 Chamberlain Rd, Gibsons
Cost:tba
Tickets:lisavoth@gmail.com to register
Aug 18-19. Inspire your creative process. This class is a blend of creative process, theatre, neuroscience + sacrilege.

Gibsons School of the Arts Summer Art Workshops
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Saturday, August 25, 2018 
Location:464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:check website for more info gibsonsartschool.net
Aug. 21-25 Rex Beanland Urban Landscape Fast and Loose

Create - Kids Zone
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 22, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$12-$20
Contact:Karen Love
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren
10-11am - Paint a Tote Bag $20 11-12pm - Paint a Mask $12 12-1pm - Alcohol Ink for Teens $20 Please call to register!

Create - Kids Zone
Date(s):  Thursday, August 23, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$15-$20
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren
10-11am - Paint a Lantern $15 11-12pm - Decorate a Bird House $15 12-1pm - Tissue Art for Teens $20 Please call to register!

PR - Teen Writing Workshop - Megan Cole
Date(s):  Thursday, August 23, 2018 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Powell River Public Library
Presented By:PRPL
Cost:Free
Contact:Megan Cole
Teens working on stories for the Teen Writing Contest, or working on other personal projects are invited to join this one-day writing workshop. The Thursday, August 23 workshop will be led by PRPL teen services coordinator and nonfiction writer Megan Cole. https://prpl.ca/event/teen-writing-workshop/?instance_id=22345 Drop-in, no registration required.

Storytelling for Changemakers
Date(s):  Thursday, August 23, 2018 
Time:5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:free
Tickets:rsvp to anna@georgiastrait.org
A workshop and story sharing opportunity for those looking to make change in the community.

Karen's Paint Night-Hydrangea & Dragonfly
Date(s):  Thursday, August 23, 2018 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren

Karen's Paint Day-Cat
Date(s):  Friday, August 24, 2018 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren

Karen's Paint Night-Alcohol Ink Floral/Abstract
Date(s):  Friday, August 24, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren
Fridays to Aug 31st.

Create - Beginner Crocheting for Adults
Date(s):  Friday, August 24, 2018 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Jennifer
Cost:$25
Contact:Karen Love
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren

Karen's Paint Night-Acrylic Pour
Date(s):  Saturday, August 25, 2018 
Time:7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$35
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren

Lagoonies Kids Club Nature Day Camp
Date(s):  Monday, August 27, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Iris Griffith Centre, 15386 SC Hwy, Pender Harbour
Cost:$5 - $10 suggested donation
Phone:604.883.9201
Email:lagoonies@lagoonsociety.com
Web Link:http://lagoonsociety.com
Aug 27-31. Lagoonies Kids Club Nature Day Camp, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For ages 5-13. Dedicated to nature education and building young stewards of the environment. Small hikes, arts, crafts, games, pond dipping and more!

Create - Kids Zone
Date(s):  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$12-$20
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren
10-11am - Decorate a Bird House $15 11-12pm - Paint a Mask $12 12-1pm - Alcohol Ink for Teens $20 Please call to register!

Create - Kids Zone
Date(s):  Thursday, August 30, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$12-$20
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren
10-11am - Paint a Lantern $15 11-12pm - Paint a Wooden Animal $12 12-1pm - Tissue Art for Teens $20 Please call to register!

Karen's Paint Night-Sunset Trees
Date(s):  Thursday, August 30, 2018 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren

Karen's Paint Day - Sunflower
Date(s):  Friday, August 31, 2018 
Time:1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Create-5677 Cowrie St, Sechelt
Presented By:Karen Love
Cost:$45
Phone:604.741.0422
Email:createsechelt@telus.net
Web Link:http://facebook.com/CREATEbyKaren

Nuno Felted Bags
Date(s):  Wednesday, September 05, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy (the yurts)
Presented By:Jill Denton
Cost:$150 +gst
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Explore the art of nuno felting by creating a beautiful silk lined bag with integral pockets on the interior. This workshop is not intended for a novice felt maker as it incorporated several useful nuno felt & resist techniques, but promises to be wonderful day of exploration with recycled silk and fine merino fibres.

Felt Art Creations
Date(s):  Thursday, September 06, 2018 - Friday, September 07, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy (the yurts)
Presented By:Jill Denton
Cost:$300 + gst
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www/fibreworksgallery.com
Sept 6-7. Novice & experienced felt makers are welcome to this two day exploration of nuno felting with international fibre artist Jill Denton. There are two different paths for you to choose in this workshop with either a finished hand bound book to bring home at the end of your time or a creation from your own heart with the amazing mentoring of Jill's 30+ years of experience to guide you along. Visit our website for a full description.

1-Day Supportive Cancer-Care Workshop
Date(s):  Thursday, September 27, 2018 
Time:10:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gbisons Public Library & InspireHealth
Cost:Free
Tickets:Pre-registration is required: call InspireHealth at 604.734.7125
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:Learn more about InspireHealth here.
Have you or a loved-one been touched by cancer? If so, please join InspireHealth's medical doctors and nutrition team for a free workshop on supportive cancer-care. Learn empowering information and gain tools for your health and well-being. For all adults (age 16+) with a current or past cancer diagnosis; support people are also welcome to register.

Row Row Row Your Boat: Sculptural Forms with Wax Elements -- Shannon Weber
Date(s):  Sunday, September 30, 2018 - Tuesday, October 02, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:TBD
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Sept 30 - Oct 2. Come explore the ever expanding vocabulary of the mixed media woven vessel while combining sculptural concepts of layering, with encaustic medium applied to fiber. This highly focused, process driven workshop will begin with weaving a simple boat form, layering with paper or fabric, then infusing those fibers with coats of encaustic medium. This gives a warm luminance effect to your vessel and allows marking, exploring oil stick inlay, and embedding surface materials such as found objects, beads, and items collected in nature.

Mixed Media Basketry with Shannon Weber
Date(s):  Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - Thursday, October 04, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:TBD
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Mar 3-4. Students will embrace the freedom of seeing and using materials of all kinds in new and exciting ways. This process focused workshop will explore random weave basketry using layering and stitched options from various materials collected from nature and domestic debris. During class we will take a short walk around the workshop grounds and collect a few interesting items to be added to the options being offered. We will also engage the perspective of how materials can change with a few playful tweaks and see them in a new light to be added to your designs. Join me while learning new skills or building on new insights to add to your own skills. All methods learned can be applied in future dialog to one's own personal designs. Innovate!

Tapestry Weaving
Date(s):  Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy (the yurts)
Presented By:Janna Maria Vallee
Cost:$195 +gst
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
In this two-day workshop students learn​ the fundamentals of the art of ​traditional​ french​ ​tapestry​ and ​gain​​ ​a​ ​solid​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​warping​ ​up​ ​and​ ​weaving​ ​with​ ​multiple techniques​ ​like​ ​shape​ ​building,​ ​colour​ ​blending​ ​and​ ​textural​ ​techniques.​ ​We​ also ​​talk​ ​about how​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​yarn​ ​for​ ​your​ ​projects,​ how to​ ​finish your tapestry​ ​as well as ​how​ ​to troubleshoot​ ​tapestry-specific​ ​issues.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​leave​ ​with​ ​a​ ​good​ ​start​ ​on​ ​a​ ​project​ ​in colours​ ​of​ ​their​ ​choosing​ ​from​ ​a​ ​range​ ​of​ ​naturally​ ​dyed​ ​yarns​ ​made​ ​by​ ​Janna.

Writing from the Body
Date(s):  Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Time:10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gbisons Public Library & Federation of BC Writers
Cost:Free
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Web Link:View the full calendar of Gibsons Public Library events!
Learn techniques of mindfulness and play to reconnect you with your ability to be creative and self-expressed. By relaxing and descending into the body, your writing will flow from a deep and connected place and you'll find new doorways into imagination and memory. For more info, visit spacestobe.org. MAX. 15 ppl. Register by calling the library. Carine De Kock’s short fiction has appeared in The New Quarterly. She is a certified expressive arts therapist, and teaches yoga, meditation and creativity.

Harnessing Colour From Nature
Date(s):  Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:The Kube, 104-875 Gibsons Way, Gibsons
Cost:$145 (early bird rate $130 before Sept 14)
Email:info@thekube.ca
Web Link:http://thekube.ca
An interactive workshop, you will gain knowledge and process of textile dyeing with natural materials, learn the difference between “cellulose” and “protein” fibres, and how they take on the dyes. Daphne will also introduce the art of Shibori, the Japanese art of manipulating fabric to create patterns through the dye process and guided to dye a scarf using shibori to take home with you.

Sculptural Needle Felting: Mushrooms with Donna Goulette
Date(s):  Saturday, November 03, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$125.00 plus gst
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
No experience is necessary to enjoy this one day class. Get a taste of the technique of sculptural needle felting. Transform soft airy wool fibres into a finished quirky mushroom. This medium is so satisfying due to the immediacy of its nature. Materials included for the course. You will have the ability to try out a multi-needle tool with the option to purchase one of your own to take away.

Creative Atelier with Natalie Grambow
Date(s):  Thursday, November 22, 2018 - Sunday, November 25, 2018 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Fibreworks, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$400.00 plus gst
Contact:Alexis Bach
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://www.fibreworksgallery.com
Nov 22-25. In this workshop, students will explore creativity in every sense: discovering how to develop an idea by being guided through the elements and principles of design as well as colour theory and studies as they relate to visual art. These will provide a creative structure for the elaboration of their work and artistic practice as well as possibilities to deepen their complexities.

Tuscany with Jan Poynter Sept 2019
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

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