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New art classes at Oxygen Art Centre

By Contributor
January 23rd, 2013

The Winter/Spring semester at Oxygen kicks off in February with Writing the Wild a new course from Kootenay eco-activist and author of five books, K.Linda Kivi. 

Visual artists have a plethora of workshops to choose from for all ages and experience levels. 

Both adults and youth are welcome to sign up for the 1 day long painting workshops with local painter Karen Guilbault. 

How Did You Get That Colour? is an introductory course, while Starting a Painting: Moving from Abstract to Realism requires some prior experience.  Acrylic Painting Intermediate with instructor Jillian Davis is an in-depth exploration of acrylic paint. 

Painting & Drawing Workshop: The Human Face  with Deborah Thompson is a 3-day studio workshop intensive beginning with studies of the skull and anatomy of the head that will lay a foundation to go on to explore the human face and its infinite expressions.
March sees the return of the ever-popular Collage Painting with Natasha Smith. 

April brings Singing the Blues & Singing Beyond the Blues with the fabulous Bessie Wapp, as well as Painting course: Creating Space with Deborah Thompson, and welcomes Elana Banfield and Will Klatte with their new course Spoken Word and Slam Poetry, which both Youth and Adults are welcome to attend. 

May finishes strong with the very popular Painting with Beeswax and Advancing The Basics: Encaustic Painting with Erica Konrad.  Early registration is recommended to guarantee your place in the course.
For complete information on all of Oxygen’s courses including dates, times, costs and how to register please visit our website: or contact us at E:

To register for courses phone: 250 352 2821

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