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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.

Hawaiian Hula - Beginners Class
Date(s):  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Inner Moves Studio, 625 Glen Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Dhyana of Keia Papa Kaua
Cost:$60 for 4 classes
Contact:Dhyana
Phone:604.886.9737
Wednesdays to May 10th. Come join in the spirit and power of the dance of aloha. In this series you will learn a beautiful hula (that you can dance at a summer party!) basic hip and hand movements, and an appreciation of Hawaiian culture. http://InnerMoves.com

Chakra Tune Up
Date(s):  Friday, April 28, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Location:Linwood House, Roberts Creek
Cost:check web for early bird prices before Mar 1st; marlenelowden.com/retreats/
Tickets:http://marlenelowden.com/retreats/
Contact:Marlene Lowden
Web Link:http://marlenelowden.com/retreats/
April 28-30; with Georgia Cyr and Marlene Lowden. A weekend of relaxation, play and exploration into many of the gifts of yoga, meditation and creativity, held Linwood House, a finely crafted Victorian home, surrounded by beautiful gardens and forest.no experience necessary

Life Drawing Session
Date(s):  Friday, April 28, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$10 to cover model fee
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.

Coast Salish Weaving - Wool Weaving
Date(s):  Saturday, April 29, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Location:SC Museum and Archives, 716 Winn Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
Cost:$65/$85
Tickets:call 604.886.8232 to register
Phone:604.886.8232
Email:scm_a@dccnet.com
Web Link:http://www.sunshinecoastmuseum.ca
Join master Sechelt weaver Jessica Silvey to weave a wall hanging or scarf in the Salish tradition.

Weekend Painting Workshop with Bruce Edwards
Date(s):  Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$100
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
April 29-30. Working from photos, we will sketch our subjects, then use a very simple colour pallet to learn flesh tones, values, and fundamental ideas to enhance our work. Demos and step by step instruction will make this introductory session a lot of fun.

Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, April 29, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Grantham's Landing, Gibsons
Presented By:Smashing Plates Studio
Cost:$38.00
Contact:Traci
Phone:604.865.0861
Email:smashingplatesstudio@gmail.com
Apr 29-30. Learn how to make mosaic stepping stones with broken china, stained glass, tiles etc. This workshop will enable participants to mosaic 1 - 2 stepping stones for the garden/home decor by using the indirect method. Fee includes lunch on Saturday, refreshments, snacks, molds, cement, access to tools and supplies. Participants might want to bring their own chipped china or find at a thrift store if they want a certain colour or pattern. April 29 - 10-4:00 April 30 1:00 - 4:00. www.smashingplatesstudio.ca

Coding Workshop for Girls
Date(s):  Saturday, April 29, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Capilano University, Sechelt
Presented By:Tech Hub and Community Resource Centre.
Cost:$20 + $1.84 fee
Tickets:share-there.com
Led by women who work in the tech sector. For girls 8-12 with some experience using the Scratch programming language. You can learn enough Scratch to participate in this workshop by working through the exercises in Stages 1 to 8 here: http://studio.code.org/s/course2

Art Classes + Workshops
Date(s):  Monday, May 01, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$160/mo
Contact:Christa Joe
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
Mondays, Apr & May. Exploring and recreating our inspired versions of David Hockney's art styles. Instructor Jill Pilon takes you through the mixed media journey.

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.

Private Art Lessons
Date(s):  Monday, May 01, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location:Kube Studio, 689 Gibsons Way
Cost:$30/hr
Tickets:by appointment
Contact:Christa Joe
Phone:604.740.2527
Email:thekubestudios@gmail.com
Web Link:http://thekubestudios.com
with instructor Jill Pilon

"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.

Pottery on the Wheel - evening
Date(s):  Monday, May 01, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017 
Time:5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
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. 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. (no class May 22)

Beachcombers Ukulele Group (BUGs)
Date(s):  Monday, May 01, 2017 - Monday, June 05, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Cost:$5 drop in
Contact:464 South Fletcher Rd, Gibsons
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Mondays to June 5th. Sing and strum along fun with Graham Walker and BUGs

Mental Health Week - Art of Journaling: A Healing Journey with Violette Clark
Date(s):  Tuesday, May 02, 2017 
Time:11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
Violette Clark will provide a short talk on her creative life and how art journaling saved her life. Following the talk she will guide you through an art journaling excercise. No supplies needed however if you have a journal, pencil, black pen, felts and/or pencil crayons, you are welcome to bring them.

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.

How To Write Like A Nobel Laureate: Exploring The Techniques of Alice Munro
Date(s):  Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - Sunday, May 07, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Presented By:deer crossing the Art Farm
Cost:$65
Tickets:http://artsbuilding.org
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
May 3, 7-8:30pm; May 7, 1-4pm. Instructor, Andrea Routley. This course is for writers as well as readers and fans of Alice Munro. In-class exercises allow anyone to try out a Munro technique and develop not only their own skills as a writer, but a deeper appreciation of this internationally acclaimed master of prose.

Free Supportive Cancer Care Workshop
Date(s):  Wednesday, May 03, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Seasside Centre, 5790 Teredo St. Sechelt
Presented By:InspireHealth
Cost:FREE
Tickets:register at 604.734.7125
Contact:Tamara Mackenzie
Phone:604.734.7125
Have you or a loved one been touched by cancer? If so join our Medical Doctors and Allied Health Professionals for a freeworkshop. This program provides practical information to help you take charge of your health, and optimize your overall health and well-being. Participants learn about life-style related current scientific research and the many benefits of a whole-person approach to cancer care. Open to adults with a currentor past cancer diagnosis and their supports. http://inspirehealth.ca

The Life Program - Supportive Cancer Care Workshop
Date(s):  Wednesday, May 03, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Seaside Centre, Sechelt
Cost:free but must register at 604.734.7125
Join Medical Doctors and Allied Health Professionals who provide practical information . Learn about life-style related to current scientific research. Open to adults with a current or past cancer diagnosis and their supports.

St. John's Artists Art Group Drop-In
Date(s):  Thursday, May 04, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:St. John's United Church basement hall, Davis Bay
Cost:donation
Contact:Isobel Gibson
Phone:604.740.8028
Email:iggibson@telus.net
Thursdays to June 1. This weekly get-together is an informal painting/learning/supportive/social drop-in event for 2D artists of any level including beginners. Our season ends with our June art show on June 2nd and 3rd. For information call Isobel 604.740.8028 or drop in to see us at 5085 Davis Bay Rd (off Simpkins)

Learn to Knit
Date(s):  Thursday, May 04, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$25, and supplies
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Kim Fenton of Unwind Knit and Fibre (Molly's Lane) shows you the basics of knitting in this three hour workshop

Gentle Yoga at Gibsons Public Market
Date(s):  Friday, May 05, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Location:Gibsons Public Market
Presented By:Anna Green
Cost:$20 single class drop-in
Tickets:Pay at first class
Contact:Anna Green
Phone:604.219.5787
Email:Annagreen@me.com
Web Link:Yoga
Fridays to May 10th. 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.

Beginners Ukulele
Date(s):  Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Thursday, June 08, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$60 prepaid for 8 sessions or $10 drop in
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
Thursdays to June 8. (no class May 4th). With Jill Shatford & Mark Trevis.

Explore Art-making as a Meditative Practice and Journey to Self
Date(s):  Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Thursday, May 25, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:45 PM
Location:420 South Fletcher Road
Presented By:Carine De Kock
Cost:$20/drop-in
Contact:Carine De Kock
Phone:604.886.0200
May 11 & 25th Engage with images held in the subconscious through mindfulness exercises, simple art activities, guided imaginations, creative writing and journalling with an overall "Spring" theme of nurturing what's new or precious in our lives. No artistic experience or talent required. spacestobe.org

PR - Beginner Carving Workshop
Date(s):  Sunday, May 14, 2017 
Time:9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Powell River Historical Museum
Cost:$135
Phone:604.485.2222
Learn good carving skills in this beginner workshop that will introduce you to Coast Salish designs and methods. Basic tools required.

Introduction To Landscape: Sketch To Finished Work with Rick Cepella
Date(s):  Sunday, May 14, 2017 
Time:10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Location:The Arts Building, 464 S. Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$100
Tickets:http://artsbuilding.org
Phone:604.740.7790
Email:contactus@artsbuilding.org
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
a one- day intensive focus on landscape art that will be of great benefit to those who enjoy all aspects of drawing and painting and are serious about upping their own practice. Some painting/drawing experience an asset.

Acrylics - Value of underpainting, texture and glazing
Date(s):  Monday, May 15, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-4:30 AM
Location:Halfmoon Bay BC
Presented By:Sandy Kay Art
Cost:$325
Contact:Sandy Kay
Phone:604.328.7655
Email:sk@sandykayart.com
Web Link:Click here and view "events" tab
May 15-17. Take your paintings to a new level! Learn to do a grisaille underpainting to establish values, apply texture, glaze layers of colour and finish with opaque colour "pops" to make your paintings sing...beginners to advanced, this technique can be applied to any style or subject. Beautiful peaceful studio on the water, a true "retreat"!

Teen Pottery on the Wheel
Date(s):  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 
Time:3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Location:1040 Chamberlin Rd, Gibsons
Presented By:Pat Forst
Cost:$115 + materials ($20)
Contact:Pat Forst
Phone:604.840.0304
Email:plpforst@gmail.com
Web Link:http://forststudio.com
Tuesdays May 16-30. Join Pat Forst in her 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.

"The Writers" Group
Date(s):  Thursday, May 18, 2017 
Time:7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Location:The Community Room - Sechelt Library
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:FREE - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer - Program & Outreach Coordinator, Sechelt Public Library
Phone:604 885 3260
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
3rd Thursday to May 18. A writing group for all writers. No experience necessary. With local writer and instructor Shelley Harrison Rae.

One Day Art Workshop - Abstract Landscapes
Date(s):  Saturday, May 20, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Gibsons
Cost:$165 includes materials
Phone:604.886.9699
Email:melaniefogell@telus.net
Web Link:http://melaniefogell.com
You will paint an abstract landscape using acrylics on canvas. Only 4 people in class. Beginners welcome. Instructor, Melanie Fogell (www.melaniefogell.com). For further information on class, call Melanie at 604.886.9699 or email melaniefogell@telus.net

Natural Dyeing: Plant + Process
Date(s):  Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017 
Time:2:30 PM-6:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$150 + $25 materials
Tickets:online http://artsbuilding.org
Email:theartsbuilding@gmail.com
Web Link:http://artsbuilding.org
May 20-21 with Amber Friedman. Learn what natural dye plants grow in our region, how and when to harvest them for dyeing, a brief history on plants used to create vibrant lightfast colours, how to prepare protein/cellulose fibres and fabrics to accept the most colour from natural dyes (mordanting), and how to make a natural dye bath to use for immersion dyeing.

Technology Education (Tech Ed) - ipad 101 Workshop
Date(s):  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 
Time:10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location:Sechelt Library - Community Room
Presented By:Sechelt Library
Cost:Free - Registration required.
Contact:Sherryl Latimer
Phone:604.885.3260
Email:sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca
Web Link:http://www.sechelt.bc.libraries.coop
This workshop is ideal for beginners and those who would like to learn more about their iPads. Topics will include downloading apps, navigating your iPad, reading library books and magazines, and other useful tips that will make you an iPad expert. Bring your own iPad or iPhone and make sure you can access your apple id. This workshop will be conducted by the Sechelt Library's Tech Ed Coordinator - Sam Iversen.

Life Drawing Session
Date(s):  Friday, May 26, 2017 
Time:1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost:$10 to cover model fee
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.

Create Your Inner Mermaid (or Merman) Mosaic
Date(s):  Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
Time:9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location:Grantham's Landing
Presented By:Smashing Plates Studio
Cost:$89.00
Contact:Traci
Phone:604.865.0861
May 27-28. Do you ever feel like you have an inner mermaid? Participants will learn how to create a mosaic mermaid out of chards, chipped china, broken glass, costume jewelry, beach glass and other up-cycled items. Hang the completed mermaid inside or on your porch. Participants will learn how to design and create a unique and colourful mermaid. Enjoy a creative weekend with a friend/family member or just yourself. Enjoy an ocean view from a comfy cottage home. Perfect gift for Mother's Day. Register as early as possible. smashingplatesstudio.ca

Spring Watercolour Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Presented By:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Cost:$100
Tickets:Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Contact:Michael Aze
Phone:604.886.0531
Email:info@gpag.ca
Web Link:http://www.gpag.ca
May 27-28. A two day art workshop with Bruce Edwards, suitable for teens and adults, beginner to intermediate level. 10am-3pm each day with a 1-hour lunch break.

Aquaponic Gardening Workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, June 03, 2017 
Time:10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Location:Chapman Creek Hatchery, Wilson Creek
Cost:$35
Tickets:message Paula Bowie on facebook
Instruction by Jonathan Luckhurst. presentation with hands-on creating a sample aquaponics system. More info seatoskyaquaponics.ca/

PR - Hildegard Westercamp Soundwalk and workshop
Date(s):  Saturday, June 03, 2017 
Time:11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location:Willingdon Park Pavilion, Powell River
Cost:by donation
Contact:Megan Dulcie Dill
Email:theartcentrepr@gmail.com
Web Link:http://projectart.zone
A soundwalk is any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. There will be approximately 1 hour of walking with 1 hour of workshop. www.powellriverartscouncil.ca

Collect & Connect with Jackie Abrams
Date(s):  Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Wednesday, June 21, 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:$525 plus $26.30 GST
Contact:Yonne Stowell
Phone:604.883.2380
Email:fibreworksgallery@telus.net
Web Link:http://fibreworksgallery.com
June 18-21. This is an experimental class, investigating both materials and techniques, and exploring the ways in which they can be assembled and combined. We will construct with crocheting, coiling, twining, netting (looping), wrapping, stitching, random weave, cobbling and plaiting. Fabrics, sticks, shells, stones, seedpots, wires, metal pieces, plastic bags, and grasses are only some of the materials that may be incorporated.

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

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

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.

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