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ABSOLUTE beginner ukulele group lessons at the MAC


with Liz DeBarros JHUI Certified Ukulele Instructor Fridays, October 6th- 27th 2017 Four one-hour lessons 11 am to noon Have you been thinking about playing an instrument but don’t know how to start, what to buy or how to learn? In this four-week course, I’ll start by showing you the different sizes of ukuleles; you’ll be able to see which…

Room Booking at the MAC


Have you considered hosting your wedding, workshop, meeting or get-together at the MAC?  The MAC venue rental rates are the lowest in town and this beautiful heritage school building in downtown Parksville is the perfect backdrop!  With inspiring and beautiful exhibits in all 3 galleries, grand piano and sound systems in our Concert Gallery, incredible natural light and upgraded free…

DeCosmos Tuesday Painters Group

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Tuesday Painters is a group of DeCosmos Fine Arts Society members who enjoy doing art with others. The group is inclusive, welcoming members at all levels of artistic ability. Participants benefit from the camaraderie, gentle critiques and exchange of ideas between members. Tuesday Painters will resume meeting September 5, 2017 For more information about DeCosmos Fine Arts Society visit their website.

“Getting to Know Acrylics” Workshop


Getting to Know Acrylics – Beginners Classes Instructor – Susan Schaefer With guided weekly instruction Susan will help you become comfortable working with acrylic paints. Susan has been a professional artist for the past 16 years. Her work is sold globally and she has yearly gallery exhibitions. She is also the publisher of Island Arts Magazine. Her style is recognized as…

Sound Connection Choir

FINAL Sound Connection Poster Sept 2017 w Lighthouse copy

Perfect for women and men who love singing.  No experience necessary. Sing both contemporary and international music in two or three part harmony. Vocalists will receive instruction and guidance on vocal technique, harmony, and improvisational singing.  Each singer will receive recordings of the songs and the lyrics. Thursdays  from 7  – 9 pm Beginning Sept 7, 2017 To register or for…

Painting Classes with Elissa Anthony

Elissa Anthony-Gab Island Full Workshop 1

Ever wondered if you could paint? Starting September 11, I will be offering art classes in oil and acrylic at the MAC from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. I am able to guide you to find your style through structured exercises, experimentation and “happy mistakes”! Students work on projects they choose, including subject matter and size. New students can join…