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New courses crop up at Oxygen Art Centre

D. I. Y. Film Making for Amateurs: Teens

Feb. 19-Mar. 12, Sat. 9 am-12 pm

D. I. Y. Film Making for Amateurs: Adults

Feb. 19-Mar. 12, Sat. 1-4 pm 

Instructor: Miriam Needoba

Got an idea for a video you want to make but not sure how to go about it? Want to join the millions of others broadcasting on YouTube?

Shoot on anything from a Hi-Def camera to a cell-phone. Learn to see, learn to shoot, learn to edit and find the story you want to tell.

Students must have their own recording device to use during this course. This can be a digital photo camera or cell phone if no video camera available.

Where: Oxygen Art Centre #3-320 Vernon St. Alley Entrance.

$120 +HST

On the instructor

Miriam Needoba is an artist and filmmaker based in Nelson. Miriam graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2001 with a BFA majoring in film/video and has attended programs at the Berlinale Talent Campus, Banff New Media Institute and Hotdocs Documentary Film Festival.

Miriam’s experimental short films and new media works have screened and exhibited nationally and internationally, and she spent six years working in the Feature Film and Television Industry in Vancouver under the motion picture category, second assistant camera.

She has worked on multitudes of productions from shoe-string budgets to multi-million dollar Hollywood blockbusters, and is a member of the International Photographer’s Guild I.A.T.S.E. 669. 


Parent & Child Art Adventure

Feb. 20-Mar. 13, Sun. 10-11:30 am

Instructor: Krista Lynch

Spend one-on-one creative time with your child. Make a mess! Have fun! Learn innovative techniques that are sure to stimulate your child’s imagination.

Exploration in painting, collage, print making and paper-mâché for masks and puppets.

Where: Oxygen Art Centre #3-320 Vernon St. Alley Entrance.

$65 +HST + $5 materials fee. Class fee includes one parent and one child.

On the instructor

Krista Lynch is a qualified teacher with a BA in Art and Drama. Throughout the years she has taught art classes to students of a wide range of ages in many different countries including New Zealand, Brazil, India, and Nelson.

She has found that art is an excellent tool for crossing cultural boundaries. She believes that art is the best tool for bringing ideas to light, and feels strongly about exposing children to artistic practice from an early age.


To register, please call our Partners in Education: Selkirk College: 250-352-2821 or drop by Kootenay School of Art, 606 Victoria St.

Credit cards or cheques accepted.