Isle of the Arts
Festival 2016 March 31 â€“ April 10
to Gabriola’s 7 th Annual
Isle of the Arts Festival! Here we are, at the artsiest time of year! The sun is shining, blossoms are bursting, and creativity is spreading through artists and art lovers alike! This ten-day festival is a favourite for locals and offislanders, with more than 70 arts and culture workshops in a variety of mediums and genres including theatre, dance, music, ceramics, painting, drawing, textiles, writing, silversmithing, culinary arts, encaustic, carving, and more! And don't miss the homesteading weekend, along with seven exciting events! If ever there is a time to be inspired, this is it. Witness artists taking over the island and join in the fun! This festival is the embodiment of the Gabriola Arts Council’s mission: to engage, enhance, and inspire the community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership, and service. Come learn, share, explore, experiment, and re-invigorate the Isle of the Arts! What last year’s workshop participants had to say:
“I cannot remember when I last enjoyed myself and learned so much in a single afternoon.” “It was fun, it was invigorating, it was magical!” 2
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More Art on Gabriola: Gabriola Theatre Festival
August 18–21, 2016 Eight Professional Theatre Productions … Roving Performers Street Art … A Lively Hub … Pancake Breakfast … and MORE! This can’t-be-missed festival—now in its eighth wonderful year—fills an entire summer weekend on Gabriola! Enjoy high-quality, innovative theatre productions in a bustling hub filled with fabulous music and performances, art to fill your heart and home, parties, pancake breakfasts, and so much more. This year’s theme is Ancient Greece—where it all started! Visit www.artsgabriola.ca for details.
Thanksgiving Studio Tour
October 8–10, 2016 The 20th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour! Enjoy a gorgeous fall weekend while perusing more than 60 studios featuring every form of art you can imagine! This Tour brings art lovers from all over to this beautiful island that enjoys the sixth highest concentration of artists in the workforce in Canada. Watch for 13 new artists, and get ready to be entertained, inspired, and educated—these artists have something amazing to show you! Check www.artsgabriola.ca for a map and a complete list of participating artists (including many studios that are open year-round).
62 STUDIOS! 81 ARTISTS! 13 NEW LISTINGS!
Kitty J. Heller Healing Power of Art Program
This innovative, inspired project engages professional art and drama therapists to work directly with community members to address a variety of health and wellness-related issues and concerns. This initiative is not about creating artists; its goal is to help people to understand and cope with physical or mental health concerns through the healing powers of artistic expression. Gabriola Island—where ART is the heart of the community!
Workshops & Events Drumming at the poetry Yurt
March 31–April 10
You must register in advance for all workshops and events. Registration opens on March 3, 2016 at 10am. In-person registration is available at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre from 10am to 1pm, Thursdays to Sundays. Online registration is available at www.artsgabriola.ca
Workshops have limited space—spots are be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and a waiting list will be kept for any workshops that are full. Register early—don’t be disappointed!
No refunds or exchanges will be given after March 27.
Unless indicated, registration fee includes all materials costs.
Check www.artsgabriola.ca for updates and additions!
Workshop & Event Locations: •
AGI HALL | 465 South Road, across from the post office
GABRIOLA ARTS CENTRE | 476 South Road, beside the post office
GABRIOLA COMMONS | 675 North Road, across from the school
HIVE EMPORIUM | 9-575 North Road, Folklife Village
MAD RONA’S COFFEE BAR | 500 North Road, Madrona Marketplace
PHOENIX AUDITORIUM, THE HAVEN | 240 Davis Road
POETRY YURT | 675 North Road, at the Gabriola Commons
ROLLO CENTRE | 685 North Road
SURF LODGE | 885 Berry Point Road
ALL OTHER LOCATIONS | Please see the workshop listing for address.
Thursday, March 31 Festival Launch: Worlds Through Words
6:30 pm reception, 7:30 reading at the Surf Lodge » with William Deverell, Sonnet L’Abbé, Joan Macleod, and Jill Talbot » music by the Gabriola’s Artist in Residence, Justin Kautz The work of these four diverse and extraordinary writers will fill your soul. Round out the evening with beautiful music, a stunning ocean sunset, and a delicious meal. It’s our annual extravagant literary night—don’t miss out! William Deverell—lawyer, environmentalist, civil rights activist, “one of Canada’s best and funniest mystery writers” (Ottawa Citizen)—is founder and honourary director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, and the recipient of multiple literary awards, including the $50,000 Seal Prize, the Dashiell Hammett Award for Literary Excellence, and the Arthur Ellis Prize in Crime Writing; his books have been shortlisted twice for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. He lives on Pender Island. “ … a national treasure.” —Toronto Star www.deverell.com Dr. Sonnet L‘Abbé—poet, essayist, public speaker—is author of two poetry collections, A Strange Relief and Killarnoe. L’Abbé was editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2014 and was the 2015 Edna Staebler Writer in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has taught creative writing at University of British Columbia–Okanagan and at University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Dr. L’Abbé is a Creative Writing and English instructor at Vancouver Island University. One of “the most important playwrights working in Canada today” (Toronto Star), Joan MacLeod has received two Chalmers Canadian Play Awards, the Governor General’s Award, and the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre. MacLeod’s plays include Amigo’s Blue Guitar, The Hope Slide, Little Sister, The Shape of a Girl, and The Valley. MacLeod teaches in the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria. www.joanmacleod.com Gabriolan Jill Talbot studied psychology at Simon Fraser University. After sitting through lectures on rat laughter, she realized that she was in the wrong place and became a writer. Talbot’s work was shortlisted for the 2015 Matrix Lit POP Award, and has appeared in sub-Terrain. Western Edge Theatre staged a reading of her play, God in Psych Ward Pajamas in 2015. Justin Kautz, a musician and performer from Edmonton, is Gabriola's Artist in Residence. He'll start off the evening with a musical performance. Don’t miss his STOMP-inspired festival workshop later in the week! Hosted by Susan Yates, Gabriola's favourite retired librarian and lover of all things literary. $30 | INCLUDES DINNER | CASH BAR | BOOKS WILL BE FOR SALE CO-SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
photos left to right: William Deverell | Sonnet L'Abbé | Joan MacLeod | Jill Talbot | Justin Kautz
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“The energy, the creativity, the inspiration!” —2015 workshop participant Maia Levine | Patrick Olmsted | Karen Cain
Friday, April 1 Rug Hooking: Basics & Beyond | Part 1 of 2
9:00 am – 12:00 pm » with Maia Levine
Learn the basics of pulling loops in the ages-old craft of traditional rug hooking. Beginners as well as those who haven’t hooked in a while will create a one-of-a-kind pillow top or hot mat. Maia Levine inherited her Gram’s rug hooks and has been happily rug hooking ever since. Her work was included in The Chair Affair and The Atlas Affair, featured and sold in gallery shows on Vancouver Island, and in the International Rug Hooking Guild show in Victoria. Required tools: Cloth scissors. You will receive a rug hook as part of the fee. COMMONS | $45 | AGES 14+ | MAX. 15 PARTICIPANTS | PART 2: SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Introducing Medieval Chip Carving
9:30 am – 1:30 pm » with Patrick Olmsted
This simple ancient technique requires the use of one or two specialty knives to produce beautiful decorative elements in wood. Patrick Olmsted has been hand carving musical instruments and other articles for decades. www.gabriolaguitars.com Required materials: None. All tools will be provided. COMMONS (WORKSHOP NEXT TO PARKING) | $35 | AGES 12+ | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
Beyond the Selfie: Creating Your True Self Portrait
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm » with Karen Cain
In this stimulating workshop, Karen will guide you to create your self-portrait, working with a variety of techniques and processes. Your portrait will reflect your inner and outer self, using narrative, history, myth, fact, and fiction. No painting or drawing experience necessary. Karen Cain established Stones Throw Studio and Gallery on Gabriola 20 years ago. A seminal trip to Japan to lecture at Tamagawa University continues to inform her work, in its interrelationship between nature and art. Her work has been shown and collected extensively. www.karencain.ca Required Materials: Bagged lunch, scissors, glue stick, any ephemera you would like to see on your portrait including poems, stories, keepsakes. 1975 STALKER RD | $75 | AGES 18+ | MAX. 6 PARTICIPANTS
Page to Stage: The Dramatic Voice
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm » with Joan MacLeod
This workshop will introduce some basics of writing for the stage. Through a series of written exercises, participants will be guided to create a character, a monologue, a short scene—and the start of a new play. For writers of all genres and levels of experience. Joan MacLeod has received two Chalmers Canadian Play Awards, the Governor General’s Award, and the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre. Her plays include Amigo’s Blue Guitar, The Hope Slide, Little Sister, The Shape of a Girl, and Another Home Invasion. She teaches at University of Victoria. Required Materials: Notebook and pen or laptop/tablet. ARTS CENTRE | FREE (REGISTER IN ADVANCE) | AGES 15+ | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS CO-SPONSORED BY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
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Programs in self-responsible, relational living for individuals, couples, children, teens & families
Round Robin Improv Patchwork
1:30 pm – 6:30 pm » with Heather Cameron Break free from measuring and straight edges! Using fun, improvisational piecing methods, participants will create a quilt top for themselves, while also contributing to others’ quilt tops— a round robin conversation in cloth! Heather Cameron is a professional visual artist working primarily in textiles. She holds a postgraduate diploma in art therapy. Heather’s skills include embroidery, spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, crochet, rug hooking, and quilting. Required Materials: sewing machine, 10-15 pieces of fabric (fat quarters and generous scraps), rotary cutter, cutting mat, spool of neutral grey or tan thread, extra sewing machine needles, snacks. COMMONS | $45 | AGES 18+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
Canvas Building & Stretching 101
Heather Cameron | Sean Nattrass | Ava Crabbe | Laura Michelle | Garden Markers
Saturday, April 2
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm » with Sean Nattrass
Learn the basics of canvas building with simple hand tools. Participants will take home their own stretched canvas(es) at the end of the session. Sean Nattrass studied art at Alberta College of Art. His work has been in numerous group and solo shows and is in private and public collections throughout North America. Sean owns and operates Flux Fine Arts, providing custom canvas sizing, framing, and carpentry for artists. Required Materials: (optional) hand stapler, hammer, tape measure, glue, mitre box, saw. Other tools and supplies will be provided.
“Homegrown & Handmade”
A day of fun-filled back-to-the-land workshops!
AGI HALL | $50 | AGES 15+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
Too-Much-Fun Garden Markers
Public Talk: Awakening the Sacred Moment—Art in Every Day Life
Join artist Lottie Anderson and make your own personalized painted plant paddles. Each participant will get six paint stir sticks, and a collection of bold paints and markers to create plant tags that will dazzle friends and family.
7:00 pm at the Surf Lodge » with Margaret Jones Callahan
Weaving mindfulness and contemplation into the tapestry of daily life opens possibilities for awakening. Mindfulness arouses the intelligence of the senses and stirs our natural wisdom; the sacred and expressive nature of our mind comes forward to engage the world. Margaret will lead us in a practice. Margaret Callahan’s lengthy career as artist and psychotherapist includes traditional training in Japanese and Chinese brush painting, Ikebana, Sho or brushwork, watercolour, poetry, and meditation. She and her colleagues helped develop Art Therapy as a profession in British Columbia. She teaches meditation and dharma art within the Shambhala tradition, leads contemplative art retreats for business and healing professionals, and teaches creative process. www.truepnt.ca BY DANA/DONATION MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE! | CASH BAR CO-SPONSORED BY THE GABRIOLA ECUMENICAL SOCIETY
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For families: 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm For adults (kids at heart): 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm » with Lottie Anderson
ISLAND HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE | BY DONATION | DROP-IN
11:00 am – 2:00 pm » with Ava Crabbe & Laura Michelle
FREE FAMILY FUN!
Hey parents! Come share in a free, family afternoon of paper folding fun! Join Ava and Laura in creating origami figures and decorating them with glitter and more! Easy and fun for everyone! Ava Crabbe knows where it’s at when making fun, funky, and functional arts and crafts! You can find her at the Saturday market with jewellery and henna, or crafting each evening! Laura Michelle is new to Gabriola. She currently works with the preschool and after school program. She loves singing and exploring in the forest. MAD RONA’S LAWN | FREE | ALL AGES | DROP-IN
Rug Hooking: The Basics & Beyond | Part 2 of 2
9:00 am – 12:00 pm » with Maia Levine
SEE PART 1: FRIDAY, APRIL 1 FOR MORE INFORMATION artsgabriola.ca
Medicinal Plants Herb Walk
10:00 am – 11:30 pm » with Heather Macleod Take a walk through the fields and forests of Gabriola with a Certified Master Herbalist, meet powerful healing plants, and discover their healing properties.
Kathi Chorneyko | Heather Macleod | Paula Maddison | Graham Sheehan
Saturday, April 2: continued...
Heather Macleod teaches a year-long herbal course on how to identify, harvest, and use our local medicinal plants. She is the author of her curriculum, Year of Healing with West Coast Herbs. Required Materials: Good walking shoes. Camera and notebook optional. HERBE SHOPPE, 2455 JOLLY BROTHERS RD | $10 | AGES 14+ | MAX. 20 PARTICIPANTS
The Expressive Heart
Cheese Making 102: Sumptuous, Spreadable Chevre!
9:00 am – 4:30 pm » with Margaret Jones Callahan
10:00 am – 1:00 pm » with Paula Maddison
Margaret will lead a big brush calligraphy workshop introducing mindfulness practices with brush and ink, collaborative art processes, and basic brush stroke instruction. The focus will be on exploring an open-hearted connection to the brush and to open space.
Spend an afternoon at Madd Acres on a journey to slow food and the world of crafted cheeses. Forage and infuse wild crafted herbs, botanicals, and flowers to create a beautiful appetizer using Chevre, which you will take home to enjoy. Bring your appetite!
Margaret Callahan’s lengthy career as an artist and psychotherapist includes traditional training in Japanese and Chinese brush painting, Ikebana, Sho or brushwork, watercolour, poetry and meditation. She and her colleagues helped develop Art Therapy as a profession in British Columbia. www.truepnt.ca
Having spent years making her own delicious cheeses, Paula Maddison started teaching three years ago. She is a multi-talented lass—a deep-in-the-bones slow foodie and farmer extraordinaire.
Required Materials: Your lunch. ARTS CENTRE | $55 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 24 PARTICIPANTS
Required Materials: Container to take home cheese. 2125 NORTH RD | $35 | AGES 10+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
Raku Expression | Part 1 of 3
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm » with Graham Sheehan
Make Your Own Soymilk & Tofu
10:00 am – 11:30 am » with Kathi Chorneyko Learn how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own soymilk and tofu at home, without any of the added preservatives found in store-bought versions. Kathi Chorneyko, avid member of the Vegeteers, has been making her own organic soymilk and tofu for years. She enjoys showing friends and family how easy and tasty it can be. Required Materials: A cup for tasting.
This workshop is for those with experience with clay. You will be guided and encouraged to make one or two individual pieces, using the facilities of a comprehensive clay studio. Graham Sheehan has been potting and giving clay workshops on Gabriola for some 40 years. His enthusiasm for sharing his art is undiminished.
“Hands on, fire, creation!” —2015 workshop participant SUNSTONE POTTERY, 520 ARGYLE LN | $75 | AGES 12+ | MAX. 8 PARTICIPANTS PART 2: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 | PART 3: SATURDAY, APRIL 11
AGI HALL | $15 | ALL AGES | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
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Saturday, April 2: continued... Community Land Art Experience
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm » with Michele Fire-River Heart Work in community in a guided process to create a collaborative land art installation piece using collected organics. This experience offers the opportunity for healing, growth, and fun. Professional mixed-media artist Michele Fire-River Heart’s practice includes sculpture, photography, and healing art workshops. Creativity sits at the centre of the Medicine Wheel; it is the catalyst energy of creation, and so too, in her life. Required Materials: Ten organics you find beautiful: rocks, shells, wood, etc. Dress for outdoors. ARTS CENTRE (OUTSIDE) | $10 | AGES 10+ | MAX. 20 PARTICIPANTS
Herbs for Home & Beauty
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm » with Geraldine Elliott Explore every-day uses for herbs from your garden and beyond, including how to use herbs in a self-care routine. You will take home 3 projects: herbal sachet/dream pillow, herb and oatmeal bath soak, coconut lavender salt scrub. Geri Elliott is a mom and herbal enthusiast who loves exploring nature’s abundance. Her budding business, Tiny Twigs Wellness and Care, provides non-toxic alternatives for everyday products, and promotes the benefits of traditional folk remedies that have stood the test of time.
Book Launch: Tears in the Grass
2:00 pm at the Gabriola Library
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Gabriola author Lynda Archer’s debut novel Tears in the Grass published by Dundurn Press. FREE | EVERYONE WELCOME
Ukrainian Pysanky Easter Egg Painting
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm » with Edith Kraus
For many, the egg signals the coming of spring after a long harsh winter. Learn the time-honoured tradition of painting beautiful eggs using batik—the wax-resist method. Anyone of any age can apply wax on an egg and dye it, making it unique and beautiful. Edith Kraus has gone back to her Hungarian roots to share the importance of learning about cultural diversity. She has organized events at the Hungarian Cultural Society in Nanaimo for many years. COMMONS | $15 | ALL AGES | MAX. 20 PARTICIPANTS
Grow Your Own: An Organic Music Workshop
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm » with Paul Gellman
AGI HALL | $30 | AGES 12+ | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
We are all musicians! Play an instrument and sing with others in a fun, inclusive environment while learning about harmonies, song forms, rhythm, dynamics, soloing, phrasing, and more. Bring an acoustic instrument or just your voice. Have fun while growing our own music together!
If You Can’t Grow It, Don’t Eat It
Paul Gellman has been playing music professionally since he was 18. He has been a member of numerous musical groups, has written over 100 songs, and has offered music coaching for many players and singers. www.paulgellman.com
Required Materials: Small mixing bowl.
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm » with Aaron Dewarle
Participate in all the steps necessary to grow a bounty of organic food. Aaron will provide an overview of farm and garden design, preparing the land, adding nutrients, seeding, and transplanting. Participants will do hands-on transplanting and potting up, and take home a tomato plant. Aaron Dewarle is an organic farmer. Along with his wife and kids, he grows almost every type of vegetable, maintains berry bushes and fruit trees, raises chickens, honeybees, and alpacas. They find satisfaction in preparing delicious meals exclusively with food grown on their farm! www.thegardenbed.ca Required Materials: Rubber boots. THE GARDEN BED, 565 SOUTH RD | $25 | ALL AGES | MAX. 15 PARTICIPANTS
Required Materials: Instrument(s), voices, and reading glasses if you need ‘em. AGI HALL | $10 | ALL AGES | MAX. 15 PARTICIPANTS
Blossom Night Market
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Surf Lodge Welcome Spring at Gabriola’s only night market in one of the most beautiful venues on the Island! Immerse yourself in the evening’s magic while enjoying the Island’s finest art and artisanal wares under blossoming floral draperies and sparkling lights! Enjoy delicious food, tasty drinks, and tarot readings while grooving to DJ TimG, and swinging with the coolest cats on Gabriola. FREE | CASH BAR AND FOOD VENDORS
photos opposite page: Michele Fire-River Heart | Geraldine Elliott | Aaron Dewarle + Family | Paul Gellman
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Creating with Pa-Ta-Ti | Part 1 of 2
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm » with Kimm Nightingale and Joke Mensink Work with cardboard, tape, newspaper, tissue, and glue to create a light-catching hanging heart or orb. Set in glass pieces, beads, or special stones, and add copper wire, feathers, twigs, newspaper, etc. The base process of this creative form is paper products and inexpensive and easy-to-find items from homes and nature. Many hang these creations in windows to warn birds.
Sunday, April 3
Chris Straw | Gwen Spinks Shane Braund-Read | Dar Yuile
10:00 am – 4:00 pm » with Chris Straw Learn about the intriguing encaustic medium, from its brief history, to choosing and using images, to painting with wax, to framing your finished piece. Take home a piece of art after a creative, informative day! Chris Straw is a photographer and mixed-media artist. He is also an experienced instructor, having designed and delivered a wide variety of training initiatives for CBC Radio. www.chrisstrawphotography.com Required Materials: Lunch, at least three photographic prints (either 5“x7“ or 8“x10“), an apron or old clothing that might get covered with melted wax, notebook and pen, heat gun (if you have one). ARTS CENTRE | $70 | AGES 18+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
Listen to the Rhythm
10:00 am – 12:00 pm » with Gwen Spinks Learn the basics of twelve different dances (Rumba, Waltz, Cha Cha, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Country 2-Step, Single & Triple Jive, Polka, Samba, Merengue, Foxtrot), including rhythm, origin, and unique characteristics. No partner needed. Listen to the Rhythm booklets are available for $5.
Kimm Nightingale & Joke Mensink have been creating scupltures together for more than 12 years. Required Materials: larger soft paintbrush, small stiff paintbrush. Please also bring a snack and a special rock or memento to set in your piece—1 to 2 inches (optional). 900 COLLEEN RD | $45 | AGES 18+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS PART 2: MONDAY, APRIL 4
Creating Sound for TV and Film
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm » with Shane Braund-Read Learn the basics of recording and layering audio samples to create unique and believable sound effects and atmospheres in television and film. Shane Braund-Read is a music and film lover. New to Gabriola, he recently received an Advanced Diploma in Audio Engineering from the Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna. AGI HALL | $15 | ALL AGES | MAX. 20 PARTICIPANTS
The Elementary Astrological Tarot 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm » with Dar Yuile
Explore the basics of Tarot in connection with Astrology. Focus will be on the Elements, Qualities, Polarities, Numerology, and Symbolism through the 12 Astrological Houses of your personal chart to divine what the future may hold.
Gwen Spinks is a Feldenkrais practitioner, artist, and dance teacher. These three passions form the fabric of Gwen’s being, each enhancing the other. www.gwenspinks.com
For over 40 years, Tarot has been the brightest of Dar Yuile’s passions. She has read cards for many people over the years, providing clear insights and wise counsel. Dar and a colleague have designed a Tarot-Astro Wheel as a tool to simplify and enlighten others.
SURF LODGE | $10 | AGES 12+ | MAX. 30 PARTICIPANTS
1235 NORTH ROAD | $30 | AGES 18+ | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
Explore our indoor & outdoor exhibits Visit our gift shop 505 South Road (close to the Village) Hours at www.gabriolamuseum.org 14
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Sunday, April 3: continued... Concert: GROUND Duo
Tuesday, April 5
Cutting Loose: Creative Quilt-Making without Patterns
7:30 pm at HIVE Emporium
9:30 am – 3:30 pm » with Kristin Miller
Xenia Pestova and Shawn Mativetsky perform an eclectic programme of new music for piano, toy piano, Indian harmonium, and tabla. Their unique repertoire explores a trans-musical and cross-cultural possibilities through the blending of Western and Indian classical music.
Move beyond conventional quilting, and bring liveliness and vitality to your quilt art. Learn to follow your visual instincts and intuition. Experienced quilters will add freshness and spontaneity; newcomers can plunge into imaginative and expressive quilt-making. Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine are helpful, but not required.
TICKETS $15 IN ADVANCE AT HIVE EMPORIUM $20 AT THE DOOR | ALL AGES
Monday, April 4 Creating with Pa-Ta-Ti | Part 2 of 2
Kristin Miller’s decades of quilting have convinced her that it’s fun to cut loose creatively. She wrote a “design-as-you-sew” quilting book, has exhibited with the Fibre Art Network, and founded the activist Positive Energy Quilters group. Her quilts and commissions are in collections around the world. Required Materials: Fabric, scissors, pins, needles, threads, sewing machine, lunch and/or snack. ARTS CENTRE | $45 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
Wednesday, April 6
Raku Expression | Part 2 of 3
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm » with Kimm Nightingale and Joke Mensink
Stop by for 1 hour between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm » with Graham Sheehan
SEE PART 1: SUNDAY, APRIL 3 FOR MORE INFORMATION
SEE PART 1: SATURDAY, APRIL 2 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Gilding the Moon
fOLk arT MonSteR DolL WorKsHop
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm » with Natasha Broad
9:00 am – 5:00 pm » with Jennifer Lynch
Learn to draw and gild on paper using the moon as a reference. Become familiar with the moon’s surface by using drawing, blending, and textural techniques to achieve a realistic image. Learn the process of gilding (applying gold leaf to paper), giving your moon a luminous glow.
In this day of playful creation, participants will make a unique Monster Doll full of personality and charm! Gather inspiration from kids drawings or your favourite vintage fabrics. If you can rip and tear fabric, operate a sewing machine (straight lines optional), and want to have FuN, this workshop is for you!
Natasha Broad received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She placed third in a nation-wide competition to define Canadian moments. Her artwork has travelled across Canada and has been written about in several art and music magazines in Vancouver. Required Materials: Pencils F through 8B, eraser, pencil sharpener. ARTS CENTRE | $30 | AGES 13+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS Kimm Nightingale and Joke Mensink | Natasha Broad | Kristin Miller | Monster Doll
Inspired by all things vintage and whimsical, Jennifer Lynch started her creations nearly 20 years ago, sharing her love of the arts with her family and her artistic Gabriola community. Required Materials: Scissors, pencil, pins, sewing machine, thread, scraps, embellishments. New, antique, or repurposed lace, ribbons, rickrack, tulle, or anything that has special meaning. Fabric: salvaged scraps, clothing, new material—it doesn’t need to match, polka dots and stripes are great! ARTS CENTRE | $65 | AGES 11+ | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
“I felt free to launch into a new craft.” —2015 workshop participant
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Thursday, April 7 Resilient Food Gardens for a Changing Climate
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm » with Linda Gilkeson
Our regional climate is changing along with global changes. What does this mean for local fruit and vegetable production? Learn to design a resilient food garden, prevent drought and heat stress disorders, and improve conditions so plants survive weird and extreme weather. Linda Gilkeson Ph.D is a best-selling author, teacher, and consultant. She has served as President of the Entomological Society of Canada, the Professional Pest Management Association of BC, the Entomological Society of BC, and the Salt Spring Island Garden Club. www.lindagilkeson.ca Required Materials: digital photos (if you have them) from last summer’s gardening experiences. ARTS CENTRE | $10 | ALL AGES | MAX. 35 PARTICIPANTS CO-SPONSORED BY THE GABRIOLA GARDEN CLUB
Friday, April 8 Writing from the Inside Out
9:30 am – 12:30 pm » with Heather Menzies A series of writing exercises from simple and fun to more serious, geared to helping participants tap into original feeling and sensation, and to begin the process of letting the inner voice of felt experience and memory rise to the surface. No previous experience required, only a desire to find your voice and connect with story. Heather Menzies is an award-winning author of ten books, plus numerous magazine articles and op-ed essays. She has worked as a teacher and speaker and has taught creative writing workshops. www.heathermenzies.ca
Linda Gilkeson Heather Menzies Leah Hokanson Anita Jackel-Deggan
“Fun, interesting, great teachers!” —2015 workshop participant
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (1-hour lunch break at noon) » with Leah Hokanson Explore your own voice as a vehicle for healing, transformation, and connection. We will create a safe, playful, and loving container to express the voices within us waiting to be heard, to witness each others’ expressive unfolding, and to bring our child-like uniqueness—our divine spark!—to the world. Leah Hokanson enjoys making music as a pianist, vocalist, and ensemble director. She directs The Gabriola Song Keepers, Life Journey Singers, and is music director at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo. She has developed and taught vocal workshops in sight singing and vocal improvisation. www.leahhokanson.com COMMONS | $30 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
Create a Stylish Hip Belt
10:00 am – 2:00 pm » with Anita Jackel-Deggan Design and create a unique piece of wearable art in leather! From a belt factory in Germany, to studying fashion design, to making custom leather clothes for men and women, Anita Jackel-Deggan has always pursued her love of leatherwork. Anita launched Indian Summer Leather Design in 1995; she has been creating and selling her uniquely designed soft leather bags and purses across Canada. www.indiansummerleather.com
Required Materials: pen, writing pad or notebook.
Required Materials: a drawing or ideas for a belt design, sharp scissors or cutter, ruler, pencil, buckles or hardware if you have them.
COMMONS | $25 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
2680 ISLANDS VIEW DR | $60 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 7 PARTICIPANTS
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Make Your Own Drum
10:00 am – 4:00 pm » with Crystal Charlotte Easton Participants will be guided to set intention and stay in “good vibration” while making their own hand drum. Using shared tools, each participant will design and craft their own deerskin drum with clear direction and hands-on assistance. Stories and songs will be shared, as well as advice for continuing care during the drying process, painting your drum, and proper storage. Crystal Charlotte Easton was taught to nurture her creativity from a young age, and has produced a lifetime of personally reflective and symbolic artworks from her mixed Native and Canadian heritage. With degrees in First Nations Studies and Visual Art, Crystal teaches art as a medicine path for self-healing, while mothering her large family. www.crystalcharlotte.com Required Materials: Potluck dish to share (optional). ARTS CENTRE | $135 | AGES 10+ | MAX. 8 PARTICIPANTS
When in Doubt, Scribble, Dribble and Scrawl: A Different Approach to Drawing
11:00 am – 2:00 pm » with Lottie Anderson
Participants will work BIG and LOOSE, while challenging ideas of drawing and mark making. Working on HUGE sheets of paper on the floor or on the wall, our drawing will be responsive, intuitive, and FREEING! Lottie Anderson is a printmaker and painter whose work reflects a richness of texture, rhythm, colour. www.lottieanderson.com Required Materials: Painting apron or smock. AGI HALL | $25 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
Artist Appreciation Party
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Surf Lodge We live among the hundreds of artists on Gabriola! Let’s show ’em some love! Come down to the Surf to share a burger, have a drink, celebrate and hang out with artists and art-lovers, and all those affiliated with the Gabriola Arts Council. We’ll be inside if it’s raining, on the deck if the sun is shining! The Sixth Annual Arty Award will be given to the Gabriolan voted Most Valuable Player in the Gabriola Art Scene for 2015—visit www.artsgabriola.ca to nominate your favourite, or drop off your form at the Arts Centre when you register for your workshop. Past recipients include Leah Hokanson, Sheila Norgate, Tammy Hudgeon, Kathy McIntyre, and Jim Wilson-Storey. BURGER + BEER $10 | CASH BAR | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, April 9 How to Write a Mystery Novel | Parts 1–2 of 3
9:30 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm » with George Szanto
Syncopate Yourself! African Drumming Level 2
Learn the basics of writing an intriguing mystery novel. Over two days, participants will be guided to accomplish a great deal of writing, and will better understand the genre. Maybe you’ll even be tempted to continue writing what you’ve started!
Participants will explore together the beautiful rhythms of West Africa, with an emphasis on group listening, playing skills, and—of course—fun! Participants should have a grasp of the 3 basic sounds of the drum.
George Szanto has written or co-written a dozen books, including eight mystery novels. Before retiring, George taught at the University of California and McGill University. His philosophy of writing is best expressed in Samuel Becket’s words: “To find a shape to satisfy the mess—that is the task of the artist now.” www.georgeszanto.com
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm » with Voodoo Dave
Voodoo Dave McGrath is an experienced and enthusiastic performer and teacher of African and Latin percussion and is always happy to share his passion. He builds hand drums where he lives on Mudge Island. www.voodoodave.com Required Materials: drum. Drums supplied on request for a $5 fee (mention when registering). POETRY YURT | $25 | AGES 13+ | MAX. 25 PARTICIPANTS
COMMONS | $60 | ALL AGES | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS | PART 3: SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Mirror, Mirror: Make a Driftwood Mirror
10:00 am – 1:00 pm » with Chris Straw
Learn how to source, design, assemble, and create your own driftwood mirror. Chris Straw has been making art out of found objects for years. His distinctive driftwood creations include mirrors, frames, small furniture items, and other objets d’art. In addition to being a mixedmedia artist and photographer, Chris is an experienced instructor, having designed and delivered training initiatives for CBC Radio. www.chrisstrawphotography.com Required Materials: Lunch. Small pieces of driftwood or other rustic materials that you want to include in your design (a supply of driftwood and other materials will be available), cordless screw gun or drill and bits, safety glasses. All of these items will be on hand. AGI HALL | $40 | AGES 15+ | MAX. 8 PARTICIPANTS Crystal Charlotte Easton | Lottie Anderson | Voodoo Dave | George Szanto
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No Drums? No Problem! Body Percussion
11:00 am – 1:00 pm » with Justin Kautz
BrendaLee Astells | Nicolle NatTrass | Carolyn Bell
Saturday, April 9: continued...
Part 3: Raku Expression
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm » with Graham Sheehan
9:30 am – 1:00 pm » with Brendalee Astells
Join Brendalee in a 3-D adventure. Participants will create etched designs in copper and brass, learn how to make a simple tab setting and use micro-fasteners to create a multi-layered pendant. Put it all together, hang it on a chain, and be amazed what an awesome designer you are. Brendalee Astells creates with diverse materials. Her first love is metalwork and her second love is teaching and sharing with others the joy of holding a newly finished piece. Required Materials: apron, magnifying glass (recommended). 1969 CLAMSHELL DRIVE | $50 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 8 PARTICIPANTS
Creative Journaling: Connecting to the Story Within
10:00 am – 2:00 pm » with Nicolle Nattrass
Journaling is a powerful healing tool. The focus is self-care: participants will learn the basics of journaling, and how to use journaling as a tool to increase productivity, manage stress, and uncover, recover, and discover creative interests and goals. Nicolle Nattrass is an actor, playwright, and creativity coach. A certified addiction counsellor with a B.F.A in Theatre, Nicolle has worked for addiction agencies, agencies working with high-risk groups, and many educational institutions. www.nicollenattrass.com Required Materials: Lunch. A notebook or journal to write in, pen. ARTS CENTRE | $40 | AGES 18+ | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
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An Afternoon of 100 Drawings
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm » with Carolyn Bell
You will effortlessly create 100 drawings, and in the process discover a new fluidity both on paper and in your day-to-day life. No previous experience necessary. Carolyn Bell is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator. She has worked as a dramaturge, editor, lounge singer, and pianist. Sharing her experience in the arts has helped her facilitate both learning and healthy risk-taking with youth and families. www.carolynbell.ca Required Materials: lunch, notebook/journal to write in, pencils. 2590 ISLANDS VIEW DRIVE | $25 | ALL AGES | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm » with Ava Crabbe Learn the basic techniques and tools needed to carve a unique soapstone sculpture. The inspiration for Ava Crabbe’s work comes from nature and a free spirit. Ava works with illustration, painting, jewellery, sculpting, and henna design. www.retrofunkart.com COMMONS | $25 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 15 PARTICIPANTS
Justin Kautz—Gabriola’s 2016 Artist in Residence—is a singer, actor, and dancer. His repertoire includes five stage works, a duet with Toy Guns Dance Theatre, and several musical theatre works. SURF LODGE | $10 | AGES 15+ | MAX. 30 PARTICIPANTS
Not Your Momma’s Rivets: Make a Copper and Brass Pendant
Do you get an irresistible urge to tap your fingers, drum on tables, or shuffle your feet? Free those rhythms by discovering the drum kit right under your nose. You'll learn five rhythms and an awareness of the instrument you carry with you. A Stomp-inspired workshop!
great drinks. local culture .
“Love love love the Isle of the Arts festival!” —2015 workshop participant
Sunday, April 10 Anna Lyman | Josée Velsen | Kayte Summers | Vegeteers
Uke Can Be in a Band
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm » with Anna Lyman Learn ukulele ensemble skills and how to play as part of a band, ensemble, or large ukulele group. Some experience with ukulele preferred. Award-winning ukulele performer Anna Lyman, B.Mus. Jazz, is also an inspired teacher, arranger, and songwriter. She is the conductor of the Parksville and Nanaimo Ukulele Orchestras, and performs with her ukulele trio Jazzalele. Required Materials: your ukulele, pencil, paper, music stand if you have one. ARTS CENTRE | $10 | AGES 14+ | MAX. 25 PARTICIPANTS
Introduction to Ayurveda Enriched Lifestyle
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm » with Josée Velsen
A fun and creative balancing workshop combining art; writing; awakening the senses; combining colour, flavours, and texture in life; movement; cleansing; and exercise. Ayur (life) veda (knowledge) originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Josée Velsen fills her life and studio with colours, aromas, textures, and love—awakening all the senses. Her work is play, as the threads of life come together to create a fabulous tapestry. www.labelleviestudio.ca Required Materials: book/journal, scissors, markers or pencils (optional). 3300 SOUTH RD | $30 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 8 PARTICIPANTS
Concert: Lorraine Min, Piano
7:30 pm, Phoenix Auditorium at the Haven Cited by the New York Times for her “impeccable phraseshaping (and) crystalline sound,” Lorraine Min has performed throughout Canada and USA, Europe, Australia, India, and in South America. She has performed in some of the world’s most important concert halls such as New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, and the Chan Centre, to name only a few.
An Artist’s Toolkit: Day-Long, Professional Development for Artists
9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Gabriola Arts Centre SEE PAGES 28-29 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Part 3: How to Write a Mystery Novel
9:30 am – 12:30 pm » with George Szanto
SEE SATURDAY, APRIL 9 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Creating a Character: Acting for Theatre, TV, & Film
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm » with Kayte Summers
A playful, hands-on exploration of the fundamentals needed to develop a fully rounded character at a physical, cerebral, and emotional level—create any character you might be called upon to play in any genre. Kayte Summers has worked in professional theatre for over forty years. She has trained hundreds of working actors, been artistic director of professional theatre companies and is a sought-after director and actor. She is known for her supportive, passionate approach. Required Materials: 2-minute monologue of your choice. Do not watch any video, theatre, or film performance of your piece, and do not learn the lines. COMMONS | $20 | AGES 18+ | MAX. 16 PARTICIPANTS
Green Cuisine: Make & Enjoy a Plant-Based Meal
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm » with Vegeteers
Want to serve a delicious, nutritious 3-course meal to pesky vegan friends? Or learn about eating plants for your own health? Find out how to make a quick and easy plant-based meal—whatever your motivation—while discovering the benefits of this diet. For many years, Sigrid, Kim, Kathi, and Alina have been preparing and enjoying their own tasty plant-based food. Kim teaches at the Nanaimo Nutrition School. Alina makes and sells raw food at the Saturday Market. Sigrid and Kathi like to eat. www.vegeteers.com ROLLO CENTRE | $25 | AGES 16+ | MAX. 12 PARTICIPANTS
TICKETS $20 IN ADVANCE AT NORTH ROAD SPORTS $25 AT THE DOOR | ALL AGES
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» The Sounding Out Project Sam Morgan | Uke Participants | Multi-generational Makers
Sunday, April 10: continued... Zine Making
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm » with Sam Morgan Got something to say? Want to share your thoughts, poetry, drawings, or ideas? Participants will learn techniques including layout and design of three different zine styles using a scanner, photocopier, and other tools. Sam Morgan is a graduate of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In addition to his work in multimedia painting, collage, and sculpture, Sam has been making and distributing his collection of zines since the early 2000s, and is part of a thriving zine-trading community. Required Materials: fave pens and pencils, completed drawings, writings, collage pieces, etc. COMMONS | $25 (FREE FOR 18 & UNDER) | ALL AGES | MAX. 10 PARTICIPANTS
Festival Wrap-up Happy Hour
at Mad Rona’s 5:30 pm
We’ve been immersed in ten artful days jam-packed with creativity and learning! It’s time to celebrate. Bring your creations, your writing, or your musical instrument, and join us in a celebration of the Isle of the Arts. Have a drink, unwind, and revel in what you’ve learned and taught. Bring your brilliant ideas for next year too! Everyone welcome! MAD RONA‘S | FREE | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | CASH BAR
FREE! FOR KIDS & TEENS
Professional musician, conductor, and vocal explorer Leah Hokanson, will be collaborating with music instructor Tom Bradbrooke, in a guided exploration of voice, sound, and listening. Using improvisation, games, and role-playing exercises to connect with the voice’s potential for creativity and expression, participants will develop a deeper awareness of how we can use voice to express more fully the magnificent beings we are!
This program will run twice a month from January through April, and includes all Grade 6 and 7 students at Gabriola Elementary School.
» Workshops for Budding Artists
Gabriola artists have gone back to school—Gabriola Elementary School, that is—for the fourth year in a row!
Workshops Running April 4–8:
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HANDS ON MEDIA | with Joani Isberg-Herron UKRAINIAN PYSANKY EASTER EGG PAINTING | with Edith Kraus DANCE SAMPLER | with Gwen Spinks GILDING THE MOON | with Natasha Braud
also Friday, April 8 1:45pm–2:20pm:
ART SHOW & DEMONSTRATION with Guest Performance by Haven’s Artist in Residence Justin Kautz GABRIOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM | FREE | FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
377 Berry Point Road, Gabriola Island, BC
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An Artist’s Toolkit:
Day-Long, Professional Development
Sunday, April 10
Caroline James | Tina Jones | Joëlle Anthony | Amanda Lee Smith | Joan Harrison | Tim Gambrill | Tammy Hudgeon
Basic Bookkeeping for Artists 1:00 pm » with Joan Harrison
ARTS CENTRE | $35 FOR THE DAY; 18 & UNDER, $5 | LUNCH, COFFEE/TEA INCLUDED
Keep track of your business-related expenses and learn to set up an efficient record-keeping system with the use of simple spreadsheets and an effective filing system. Completing your tax return will be a breeze! Bring a memory stick and take a spreadsheet template home. Joan Harrison has been a successful small business owner for 30 years, and provides comprehensive administration and bookkeeping services for a variety of businesses and organizations, including for the Gabriola Arts Council.
Panel Discussion: Processing the Creative Process
9:15 am » Facilitated by Mary Holdgrafer, Artist & Creativity Coach How do you kick-start your creative process? Do you make a cup of coffee, salute the sun, or listen to a Miles Davis song? Caroline James, Tina Jones, Joëlle Anthony, and Heather Cameron will share a lively, thought-provoking discussion about their own creative process including dealing with creative blocks, moving from ideas into finished pieces, and techniques to combat self-criticism and the fear of failure. Caroline James is a professional mixed-media painter of the large and free canvas, and a longtime teacher of Free Expression Painting workshops. www.carolinejames.com Tina Jones is a multi-instrumentalist performer, recording artist, multi-media visual artist, and self-identified creativity nerd exploring dreams and memes. www.tinajonesmusic.com
2:15 pm » with Chris Straw “Allez create!” It’s a battle of the artists. You'll be paired up with another challenger, and armed with a stash of mystery supplies. Collaboration, innovation, spontaneity, and fun! The panelists from earlier will judge your creations at the end of 30 minutes, and the winning teams will get mystery prizes! Hosted and egged-on by Colour Commentator Chris Straw. www.chrisstrawphotography.com
* NUTRITION BREAK SPONSORED BY ROBERT'S PLACE
Joëlle Anthony is an author, actor, playwright, and creative writing teacher. Originally from Oregon, she now holds dual citizenship. www.joelleanthony.com
Photographing Your Work
Heather Cameron holds diplomas in graphic design, experimental arts, and art therapy, and has been a professional artist for over 30 years. She believes that within each of us flows a wellspring of creativity.
3:15 pm » with Tim Gambrill
* NUTRITION BREAK SPONSORED BY RED ROASTER COFFEE
You’ve poured heart & soul into your creation, don’t let photography and finicky digital technology stop you from capturing an equally impressive image of your work. Learn a few basic skills and DIY tricks, from working with natural light, to shooting on a mobile device, to correct file processing.
Building & Sharing your Personal Brand Online
Tim Gambrill is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator with over 15 years of industry experience spanning many facets of both traditional and digital media. www.timgambrill.com
It's one thing to appreciate art. It's another to value the story and meaning of what an artist creates. Amanda will help you to identify and share your personal brand, distill what makes your work distinct, develop and connect with an online following, and create content that's both findable and engaging. Develop the tools to create a lasting connection with your audience.
Getting Your Work into Galleries
11:00 am » with Amanda Lee Smith
Amanda Lee Smith is a writer, editor, and content marketer who helps nonprofits and artists develop engaging, relevant print and digital content. By day, Amanda leads the content team at the world’s fastest-growing clothing brand, Kit and Ace. By night, she writes about music, art, design, and technology. www.coterieco.com
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Fused glass artist Tammy Hudgeon will lead this informal chat about the ins and outs of gallery representation, and how the gallery world has changed, while sharing experiences of getting her into the hands and hearts of collectors. Bring questions and stories to share. Tammy went from selling small pieces of glass in a greenhouse to having national representation. For more than a decade, her art has been her sole source of income, supporting her rustic, abundant lifestyle. www.tammyhudgeon.com
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4:15 pm » Tammy Hudgeon
Wrap-Up Happy Hour
5:30 pm » at Mad Rona's Coffee Bar
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Festival at a Glance
Thursday, March 31
Festival Launch: Worlds Through Words • Reception: 6:30 pm Reading: 7:30 pm
Friday, April 1 Rug Hooking » 9 am – 12 pm Chip Carving » 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Beyond the Selfie » 12 pm – 5 pm Playwrighting » 1 pm – 5 pm Improv Patchwork » 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Canvas Building » 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Public Talk: Awakening... » 7 pm
Saturday, April 2 Rug Hooking (Part 2) » 9 am – 12 pm Expressive Heart » 9 am – 4:30 pm Make Soymilk and Tofu » 10 am – 11:30 am Herb Walk » 10 am – 11:30 am Cheese Making » 10 am – 1 pm Garden Markers » 10 am – 4 pm Origami Fun! » 11 am – 2 pm Raku (Part 1) » 12:30 pm – 3 pm Land Art » 1 pm – 3 pm Herbs for Home and Beauty » 1 pm – 3:30 pm If You Can’t Grow It… » 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Egg Painting » 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Book Launch » 2 pm Organic Music Workshop » 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Blossom Night Market » 7 pm – 10 pm
Sunday, April 3 Photo Encaustic » 10 am – 4 pm Listen to the Rhythm » 10 am – 12 pm Pa-Ta-Ti (Part 1) » 2 pm – 5 pm Creating Sound Effects » 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Tarot » 4 pm – 7 pm Concert: GROUND Duo » 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 6 Raku Expression (Part 2) » drop-in 10 am – 6 pm Monster Doll » 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday, April 7 Resilient Food Gardens » 2 pm – 4 pm
Friday, April 8 Writing from Inside Out » 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Giving Voice » 10 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 3 pm Stylish Hip Belt » 10 am – 2 pm Make Your Own Drum » 10 am – 4 pm Scribble, Dribble and Scrawl » 11 am – 2 pm African Drumming » 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Artist Appreciation Party » 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 9 Writing Mystery (Part 1) » 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Driftwood Mirror » 10 am – 1 pm Copper and Brass Pendant » 9:30 am – 1 pm Creative Journaling » 10 am – 2 pm Body Percussion » 11 am – 1 pm Writing Mystery (Part 2) » 2 pm – 4 pm Raku Expression (Part 3) » 12:30 pm – 3 pm 100 Drawings » 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Soapstone Carving » 2 pm – 5 pm Ukelele » 3 pm – 5:30 pm Ayurveda » 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Concert: Lorraine Min » 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 10 Writing Mystery (Part 3) » 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Acting for TV/Theatre » 12 pm – 3 pm Green Cuisine » 12 pm – 3 pm Zine Making » 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 5
Artist’s Toolkit » 9 am – 5 pm • Processing the Creative Process » 9:15 am • Building Your Brand Online » 11 am • Basic Bookkeeping » 1 pm • Iron Artist » 2:15 pm • Photographing Your Work » 3:15 pm • Getting Your Work Into Galleries » 4:15 pm
Creative Quilt-making » 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wrap-Up Happy Hour » 5:30 pm
Monday, April 4 Pa-Ta-Ti (Part 2) » 3 pm – 5 pm Gilding the Moon » 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Festival 2016 March 31 – April 10