Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New offering at Gibsons Arts Building

A New Year of Creativity
The light returns, the wheel of time rolls forward, and the Arts Building re-opens its doors offering you opportunities to grow and change through creativity. If your New Year's resolution includes doing something great for yourself or your children, our teachers and mentors are waiting to inspire you.

Our continuing classes start this week with Laurel Sukkau's Little Hands Explore on Mondays at 10a.m., Shake Rattle and Roll with Paul Pinsonnault on Thursdays at 11:30a.m., and Afterschool Comics with John Keane on Friday at 4p.m. Nia with Wendy Crumpler begins on Monday, the 10th at 5:30 and the increasingly popular Nia for Men Only starts back up on Tuesday the 11th at 6p.m.. Jan Poynter returns to the Arts Building this month with Works in Progress on Wednesday at 10a.m. as well. New to our line up of continuing classes is Yoga for Kids with Raymonde Worsfold on Monday from 4-5p.m. We've also added Monday from noon to 3p.m. for Adult Studio in addition to Wednesday evening and Friday morning.

Two very exciting classes start this month with Anna Banana's Letting Loose on Paper and Jacqueline Rogers' Multimedia Mash-Up. If you Google Anna Banana, you'll see that she's one of the preeminent artists of the mail art movement, a mover and shaker, delightfully subversive. Jacqueline Rogers is part of the team from Moving Tales that created The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross, and their recent release Twas the Night Before Christmas for Apple's iPad. Both were featured apps when they were introduced and both were chosen by the iTunes staff as highlights in the interactive stories section for 2010.

Our special events this month are Vintage Film Night on Friday the 14th at 7p.m. featuring The Three Stooges, Sandy Buck repeating her fabulous ReDesign Workshop on January 20th at 6p.m., and our Fill the Cupboard benefit with Brian Romer on January 30th at 1:30p.m. Brian's work has been collected both locally and internationally and recently one of his paintings was chosen as cover art for Artists of British Columbia, Volume 1. His lecture/demonstration will show how Brian builds his images from blank canvas to master work.  A question period will follow the demonstration and tea, coffee and snacks will be available for purchase from the kiosk.

Whether you sign up for continuing classes, drop-in from time to time, or show up for one of our special events, know that we're delighted to spend time with you or your children and we look forward to our mutual growth through art this year. Happy New Year!
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