Workshops and Classes

For classes registered through MAC, click here to go directly to the online registration page.  Classes registered through the MAC are listed here in chronological order with class descriptions and details included.

Alcohol Inks Level 1 Workshop with Pattiann Withapea

Thursday, March 28th, 6-8pm  $100 Alcohol Ink is a fairly simple medium to learn, and once mastered, it can take you places that you never imagined! Class is Two Hours and each participant will create:4 Small Ceramic Tiles1 Large Ceramic Tile1 Yupo Painting that you...

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Mixed Media Workshop with Lori Goldberg

This is your chance to explore new mediums, expand your creative possibilities and try something new.Develop your skills in techniques such as collage, mono-printing and photo transfer. Lori Goldberg lives and works in Vancouver. She is an instructor at the Emily Carr...

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‘Putting it all together’ watercolour workshop

Putting It All Together"  -Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1, 3, 8, 109:30am to 12:30pm $95 - Register online Exploring watercolour technique as well as composition; this class is intended as a follow up to the class 'From the Ground Up" or alternatively for artists...

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‘From the Ground Up’ fall watercolour workshop

“From the Ground Up” Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 am to 12:30 pm September 17, 19, 24, 26 There is double meaning in the title of this workshop in that it refers both to Landscape painting as well as a “grounding” in the fundamentals of watercolour. Reference...

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Spring Acrylics Workshop with Susan Schaefer

Spring Acrylics Workshop with Susan Schaefer There is still time to sign up for “Getting to Know Acrylics” beginners class with instructor Susan Schaefer.    Become comfortable working with this versatile medium, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Classes run Friday...

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Smartphone photo workshops with Debbie Flynn

Do you want to become a better photographer with your Smartphone? How about being able to better edit your photos on your Smartphone? If you've been disappointed with the photos you've taken or tried to edit using your Smartphone camera and editing feature, I can help...

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Mixed Water Media Workshop with Lynn Orriss

This is a fun workshop where we will explore an assortment of paint and mediums with applications on several substrates.The first day we will prepare 'starts' and the second day we will work toward developing a finished painting. Focus will be on using these...

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Art Bites: A smorgasbord of art mediums to sample

Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course? Art Bites is an 8-week course designed to give you a taste of a variety of...

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Art Classes with Joan Larson

Art Classes with Joan Larson 8-week session  from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Starting Tuesday, February 19, 2019$180.00 + gst = $189.00 Open MediaBeginners WelcomeDemos and discussion at each class Demos will be in soft pastel. For more information, please contact Joan at...

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Art Classes with Elissa Anthony

Ever thought you might like to try painting?  Have you taken a hiatus to raise a family and want to get back to the joys of painting? Perhaps you have recently retired and are looking for a new avenue of creativity. I am an art grad, technically trained artist,...

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Live Model Drawing Sessions

Interested in joining a Live Model Drawing Session? Throughout history, the human body has been an enduring subject for artists. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to seasoned artists. These sessions are non-instructional but will provide a friendly supportive space...

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Sound Connection Choir

Sound Connection Choir is perfect for women and men who love singing; no experience is necessary. Sing both contemporary and international music in two or three part harmony.  Vocalists will receive instruction and guidance on vocal technique, harmony and...

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Strumming Patterns Ukulele Workshop

Strumming Patterns Ukulele Workshop April 11, 10.30am to noon This workshop will help you develop your strumming technique. You will be learning how and when to use a “double strum”, looking at the difference between beat and rhythm. We’ll look at songs in 4/4 and 3/4...

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Beginner Ukulele Group Lessons

APRIL 24, MAY 1, 8, 22 2019 Four one-hour lessons 11 am to noon on Wednesdays at The MAC in Parksville If you have ever thought about playing the ukulele but never even held one; or have been strumming for a while but would like to learn how to pick a tune, this...

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Watercolour Workshop with Faith Love-Robertson

 - CLASS FULL - for waitlist information, please email Faith Love-Robertson “From the Ground Up” Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30 am to 12:30 pm April 10, 12, 17, 19 There is double meaning in the title of this workshop in that it refers both to Landscape painting...

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Zentangle® Basics Class

If you’ve been wanting to try Zentangle® then this is the class for you! Learn more about the world of Zentangle by exploring some basic “tangles” as well as the philosophy and the process of this fun art form.  With one simple stroke at a time, you’ll discover how...

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Watercolour Workshop with Faith Love-Robertson

- CLASS FULL - for waitlist information, please email Faith Love-Robertson “From the Ground Up” Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 am to 12:30 pm April 23, 25, 30, May 2 There is double meaning in the title of this workshop in that it refers both to Landscape painting...

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Watercolour Workshop with Faith Love-Robertson

“From the Ground Up” May 7, 10, 14, 16  - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Tue, Fri, Tue, Thu) There is double meaning in the title of this workshop in that it refers both to Landscape painting as well as a “grounding” in the fundamentals of watercolour. Reference material will be...

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Floral Relief Sculpture with Joanne Purdy

In this relaxed but very informative workshop, you will create and complete a beautiful floral relief sculpture.  You will learn about materials, tools and different techniques and when to use them.    How to give your relief sculpture depth just by losing edges and...

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Zentangle – Festive Fandalas

Create a lovely tangled fan using ribbon tangles in a stacked design. Use your favourite ribbon tangles and learn some new ones. This class is suitable for novice and experienced tanglers alike; Zentangle Basics is the only prerequisite. The fans are made with Dó...

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Slice of Life: Real Stories, Real People

Slice of Life: Real Stories, Real People is a new series of storytelling events sponsored by the Mid-Island StoryTellers performed at the MacMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, BC.  And we are looking for "real people" to tell "real-life stories". If you are a person...

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String Theory – Zentangle Style

Do you hesitate when it comes to laying down a string for your tile? Do you find yourself using the same ones over and over again?  Are you in a String Rut? It’s not unusual to find drawing strings becoming a hurdle.  This class will get you creating strings without...

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