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

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

Pottery On the Wheel - morning
Date(s):  Monday, May 01, 2017 - Tuesday, July 04, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM12:00 AM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$150 +materials ($20)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:click here
Mondays May 1-29. (no class May 22) Join Pat Forst in he lovely studio and lean to throw pots on the wheel. In this class you will learn how to centre the clay and make bowls, plates and mugs with handles. For those who're ready, you will be challenged to make sets and add knobs and lids.

"Kids Teach" - 4 week classes with Jill Pilon
Date(s):  Monday, May 01, 2017 - Monday, July 03, 2017 
Time:3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$140/mo
Contact:Christa Joe for registration
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
Does your child have the artistic bug? Jill Pilon will teach beginner techniques to children aged 9-13 interested in painting.

PR - Life Drawing
Date(s):  Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - Tuesday, July 04, 2017 
Time:6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Powell River Academy of Music Art Room
Cost:$10 Drop in
Phone:604.483.8944
Tuesdays. For info or if you wish to model contact royart@telus.net or call 604.483.8944. Models are paid $40/hr.

Linux User Group
Date(s):  Saturday, June 03, 2017 - Saturday, July 01, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Contact:Heather Evans-Cullen
Phone:604.886.2130
Email:hecullen@gibsons.bclibrary.ca
Everyone Welcome to come to this group to learn more about using Linux.

Summer Yoga at Gibsons Public Market
Date(s):  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - Wednesday, August 02, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Presented By:Anna Green
Cost:$120 pre-registerred, $20 per class drop-in
Tickets:Pay at first class
Contact:Anna Green
Phone:604.219.5787
Email:Annagreen@me.com
Web Link:Yoga
Wednesdays to Aug 2nd. A therapeutic practice that is safe for everyone - beginners to seasoned practitioners, all ages and stages. Please bring a mat and a towel. Located in the upper level coastal room.

Gibsons School of the Arts Summer Art Workshops 2017
Date(s):  Monday, June 19, 2017 - Thursday, August 17, 2017 
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Gibsons School of the Arts
Cost:$550 (5 day classes) $440 (4 day classes) check website
Tickets:gibsonsartschool.net/register.html
Phone:604 886-9349 or 604 885-2220
Email:contact@gibsonsartschool.net
Web Link:http://http://gibsonsartschool.net
June 19-23, Justin Oglivie, painting the figure/portrait; July 10-14, Lori Sokoluk, watercolour & mixed media; July 17-21 Dominik Modlinski, application of colour contrast; Aug 2-5 Brent Laycock, expressive watercolour; Aug 9-12 Jerry Markham, creating dynamic studio paintings; Aug 14-17 Deborah Tilby, making a good painting.

Radiant Heart Summer Retreat
Date(s):  Friday, June 23, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017 
Location:Halfmoon Haven, 8505 Redrooffs Rd, Halfmoon Bay
Cost:$597 includes meals/accommodations
Join Julie Blue and Jenn Field for a powerful weekend to sing and celebrate, journey and connect with an intimate group in a beautiful retreat setting right on the ocean. More info radiantheartsongcircle.com

Paint & Plait: Bias Plaited Baskets with Jackie Abrams
Date(s):  Friday, June 23, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, 12887 Sunshine Coast Hwy (in the yurts), just north of Madeira Park
Presented By:FibreWorks Studio & Gallery
Cost:$395 plus $19.8 gst
Contact:Yvonne Stowell
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
June 23-25. Paint & create your own basket materials using acrylic paint on heavy cotton paper, a very user-friendly material. Learn about surface design techniques and tools, while applying colours and creating textures. Then investigate the possibilities of bias plaiting, a wonderfully versatile technique. Weave baskets that are symmetrical or sculptural, with graceful curves or angular shoulders, with corners, feet, double walls or covers.

One-Day Abstract Painting Workshop
Date(s):  Sunday, June 25, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons
Cost:$165 includes all materials
Tickets:call 604.886.9699 or melaniefogell@telus.net
Contact:Melanie Fogell
Email:melaniefogell@telus.net
Web Link:http://melaniefogell.com
With instructor Melanie Fogell PhD. You will create an abstract painting using acrylics and mixed media on canvas. Max 4 people in class, so register early. Beginners welcome, bring a lunch.

Fall in Love with Abstraction - Lisa Ochowycz
Date(s):  Monday, June 26, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:The Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$160 includes materials
Tickets:Call 604.989.9677
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
For the more experienced painter looking to delve into the realm of abstraction and add looseness to their work focusing on creative process, common stumbling blocks, and strengthening your artistic voice.

Stop-Motion Animation
Date(s):  Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - Thursday, July 06, 2017 
Time:1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
July 4-6. Learn how to create stop-motion animation videos with instructor DJ Cleland-Hura. For grades 4, 5, 6, or 7. Limited space. Pre-registration required.

Pier Yoga
Date(s):  Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-6:45 PM
Location:Trail Bay Pier
Presented By:Blissful Yoga
Cost:$15
Contact:Georgia Cyr
Phone:604.989.2358
to Aug 30th. Join Georgia Cyr for Pier Yoga Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm Hatha (beginner's welcome) and Tuesday 9:30-10:45am Energizing Hatha. Class will take place on the pier, weather permitting. Check facebook.com/theblissfulyogi 1 hour prior to class to see if it's on or not. Please bring your own yoga mat, water and sun protection! blissfulyogasechelt.com

PR - Drum Making Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, July 08, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Powell River Historical Museum and Archives, 4798 Marine Avenue, Powell River
Cost:$285 - 10% discount for members
Phone:604.485.2222
Web Link:http://powellrivermuseum.ca
Hands-on learning, local knowledge and indigenous crafts as you construct your own cedar and hide drum. Materials provided. $25 non-refundable deposit required.

PR - Stop Motion Animation Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Powell River Rec Complex
Cost:tba
Tickets:register by phone 604.485.4796 or cole@prpl.ca
July 11-14. For 11yrs and up, instructor Tracy Lewis. Create many short animated films and experiments using various materials, create original stories with sound effects and special effect using Final Cut X. At the end of the camp, you will receive a USB stick containing all of their work.

Audio Books - Creaive mind camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017 
Time:2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
July 11-12. In this camp you will record an actual audio book for a service that provides audiobooks to people who are blind or have access barriers to printed materials. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. Limited space. Preregistration required.

Children's Summer Art Program
Date(s):  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 
Location:SC Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:check website
Tickets:Registration deadline June 30
Email:info@sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastartscouncil.com
with artist Bruce Edwards and the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association. Details and registration form will be on the website shortly.

Keeping it Wild in Your Backyard
Date(s):  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Cost:$75 art supplies & t-shirt included
Tickets:register at 604.885.5412
July 12 - 14. Art & Conservation Workshop with artist, Bruce Edwards & the SC Conservation Assoc. Ages 9-12.

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

Clay for Kids - Summer 2017
Date(s):  Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Lower Level - The Arts Building, Gibsons
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:email-amberroadpottery@gmail.com or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://amberroadpottery.com
Jul 17-21. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!!

Maker Fun Factory
Date(s):  Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM12:00 AM
Location:Pender Harbour Community Church
Cost:Free
July 17-21 mornings. Kids Camp is our annual Week of Kid oriented Fun. Music, Dancing, Games, Stories,Crafts and everyones favorite snack.

Waldorf Ballet - Summer Dance 2017
Date(s):  Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location:Waldorf Ballet - St Hilda's Church Hall 5838 Barnacle Street, Sechelt, BC
Presented By:Waldorf Ballet
Cost:$30-$450 (options from 2-10days - ages 3-18yrs)
Tickets:https://www.facebook.com/BalletSecheltWaldorf/
Contact:Johanna Waldorf
Phone:604.741.8978
July 17-28. Register Now - Summer dance programs in July for boys and girls ages 3-18yrs in Sechelt. Visit our website for more details: www.waldorfballet.com/news-events

Mobile Film Camp
Date(s):  Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Council
Presented By:Mobile Film Camp
Cost:$250
Contact:Daniella Sorrentino
Phone:236.868.2174
July 17-21, Ages 12-14 July 24-28th Ages 8-11. A week long film making day-camp for kids and youth. Kids write, act, direct and edit short films in this hand-on program. More info mobilefilmcamp.ca or info@mobilefilmcamp.ca

Pottery Workshop on the Wheel
Date(s):  Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Forst Pottery Gallery 1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$400
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:click here
July 17-21. Pottery Workshop on the Wheel This is my favourite workshop. We wii begin with the cylinder; making mugs and vases etc, then bowls and finally lids, handles and spouts. Anyone want to try a teapot? you will have all the information you need. More advanced students will be challenged to make sets.

How to Write Like a Nobel Laureate: Exploring the Techniques of Alice Munro
Date(s):  Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:The Studio--private residence in Roberts Creek
Presented By:Andrea Routley
Cost:$80
Tickets:Email Andrea Routley at coastpiano@gmail.com to register. Or call 604.741.3390
Contact:Andrea Routley
Phone:604.741.3390
Email:coastpiano@gmail.com
Web Link:For more information, visit the website.
Alice Munro is a master of fiction, there’s no debating that. But what is the mechanism of the works’ genius? In this two-part workshop, discover some of Munro’s favourite techniques and use them to transform your own prose into vibrant and sophisticated masterpieces. "Andrea is smart, funny and has a great eye for detailed analysis. The class was enjoyable and well planned. I learned some new techniques and was reminded of others I had forgotten. A great way to kickstart your writing." —Kathryn Para, author of Lucky, shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction

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

Clay for Kids -Summer 2017- Halfmoon Bay
Date(s):  Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:7977 Southwood Rd, Halfmoon Bay, BC
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:email-amberroadpottery@gmail.com or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://amberroadpottery.com
Jul 24-28. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!

Plein Air Painting with Bruce Edwards
Date(s):  Monday, July 24, 2017 - Thursday, July 27, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$40 ($35 for members)
Tickets:call Gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
9:30am-11:00am for ages 5-8 and 12:00pm-1:30pm for ages 9-12. Materials are included, but bring a stool and clipboard

DJ'ing - Creative Minds Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Thursday, July 27, 2017 
Time:1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
July 25-27. Learn some DJ'ing basics with local DJ Henry Telfar. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. Space limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required.

Clay for Kids - Summer 2017- Sechelt
Date(s):  Monday, July 31, 2017 - Friday, August 04, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:email-amberroadpottery@gmail.com or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://amberroadpottery.com
Jul 31-Aug4. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!

3-D Printer - Creative Minds Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - Wednesday, August 09, 2017 
Time:1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
Aug 8-9. Here's your chance to play, create, and experiment on a 3D printer, provided by the SC makers. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. Space is limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required.

Collage Art Classes with Zaffi Green
Date(s):  Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$50 ($45 for members)
Tickets:call Gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Collage Art: Food and Flowers. Ages 5-8. materials provided.

Collage Art Classes with Zaffi Green
Date(s):  Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017 
Time:10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$73 ($68 for members)
Tickets:call Gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Collage Art: Landscapes and Animals. Ages 9-13. Materials provided.

Collage Art with Zaffi Green
Date(s):  Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017 
Time:12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$135 ($125 for members)
Tickets:call gallery to register
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
Collage Art: Portraits. Ages 13-17. Materials provided

Video Editing- Creative Minds Camp
Date(s):  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - Thursday, August 17, 2017 
Time:10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Library
Presented By:Gibsons Public Library
Cost:Free
Phone:604.886.2130
Aug 15-17. Learn how to create and then edit your own videos. For grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. Space limited to 16 participants. Pre-registration required.

Clay for Kids - Summer 2017- Gibsons
Date(s):  Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, September 01, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Lower Level - The Arts Building, Gibsons
Presented By:Alex Ora, Amber Road Pottery
Cost:$125.00
Tickets:email-amberroadpottery@gmail.com or call 740-3754
Contact:Alex Ora
Phone:604.740.3754
Email:amberroadpottery@gmail.com
Web Link:http://amberroadpottery.com
Aug 28-Sep 1. Week-long clay workshop for children ages 6-12. Sculpt, wheel throw and handbuild for three days and glaze for two days. Exciting colourful results!!! Tons of fun!

Let's Talk: Exploring end of life issues
Date(s):  Saturday, September 23, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Roberts Creek Elementary School
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Cost:Varies depending on workshop chosen
Tickets:Regsitration at 604.740.0475
Contact:Bernadette Richards
Phone:604.740.0475
Let's make the conversation about death and dying part of living fully. Participants of all ages can choose from informative and interactive workshops designed to help them examine and reflect on their own beliefs and reactions to the often taboo subjects of death and dying. Choices include lectures, panels and discussions on topics such as Advance Care Planning and Medical Assistance in Dying, and expressive arts, writing and storytelling workshops. www.coasthospice.com

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