Month: September 2010

New Workshops & Classes Section Live!

Ten years ago we set out to offer a community space online that would facilitate visual arts community education: our Workshops & Classes section where art teachers and art students seeking art education in BC could link up. Though our... Read More

The Old School House: Mosaic 200

Like a mosaic, an art centre involves multiple elements coming together to create a whole much larger than each individual part. The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island is made up of many artists,... Read More

Van Gogh Paintings Spring to Life on the Giant IMAX Screen

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius is an unprecedented look at the artist’s life revealed as never seen before. Van Gogh was a man who painted as he loved and who loved as he painted—with fire and passion. The film allows... Read More

Teens Paint Under Lights at Camp Goodtimes

Imagine a summer evening, 67 teens full of gusto, 12 large canvases stretched tautly along tent walls, and dozens of palettes loaded with bright pools of paint. That was the scene at Camp Goodtimes situated in the forest beside Lake... Read More

The Harmony Arts Festival 3rd Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge

The 2010 Grand Prix of Plein Air Challenge was a successful event in spite of the rain and chilling winds blowing from the water’s edge in Ambleside. A challenge to anyone else, that is, but not to this group of... Read More

Professional Development at Emily Carr

Did you know that Emily Carr Continuing Studies offers Professional Development courses and workshops for artists and designers at every level? This fall, take advantage of professional guidance and peer support as you create or update your business plans, get... Read More

New Policies, Not Restored Funding

In October 1973, the Arts Access* conference was convened at Simon Fraser University (SFU) to discuss provincial arts policies and practices. Nini Baird, wearer of many hats, chaired the conference. She was, at the time, a board member of the... Read More

In Anticipation of Arts Access 40th Anniversary, October 2013

For more on this topic, please refer to Chris Tyrell’s September 2010 opinion piece, “New Policies, Not Restored Funding”. Background – The last years of the Social Credit Government under W.A.C. Bennett In 1967 W.A.C. Bennett created the “B.C. Centennial... Read More