2019 FUSION WORKSHOPS & Special EVENT INFORMATION

“FUSION” - the process or result of joining two or more elements together to form a new single entity - choose from a selection of “fusion” inspired workshops including candle-making, glass bead demo, cold wax painting, or pewter casting.


SUNDAY OCTOBER 6

TWO SEATINGS: 2PM and 3PM - upper level, SEASIDE CENTRE, Teredo Street, SECHELT

“TEA WITH HELEN” special event

ADMISSION: $10 advance registration - Limited number of participants. Please register today. CLICK HERE

Inviting all Coast women named Helen and friends to an afternoon spot of English tea, biscuits, and a guided tour of the “Through Helen’s Eye’s” heritage exhibit. The exhibit pays tribute to the Coast’s first female commercial photographer, Helen McCall, and the first archivist Helen Dawe.

If your name is Helen, or you have Helen in your full name, admission is free. Helen McCall will be at the event -i f only in spirit!


SUNDAY OCTOBER 6

10AM to NOON - Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Medusa Street, Sechelt

SAND CAST CANDLE-MAKING

FREE ADMISSION: you must register online. Please register today. CLICK HERE

Come and make your own sand cast candles! Trudi d’Ambrumenil will guide participants through the process. Bring shells or rocks or what-nots to embed in your candle and watch the fusion process. We will provide the wax, the sand, and instruction. A fun and easy way to make creative candles for all ages. Children under 13 require adult supervision.

LIMITED number of participants - register online today. CLICK HERE

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9

5PM TO 7PM - SEASIDE CENTRE, Teredo Street, Sechelt

COLD WAX PAINTING WITH JEN DRYSDALE

ADMISSION: $30 - Materials supplied. Limited number of participants. Register today online to hold your spot: CLICK HERE

Always wanted to try out Cold Wax painting.? Learn from expert coast visual artist Jen Drysdale as she shows you how to apply this technique in a variety of ways. Some painting experience recommended.

WAX, PAINTS, TOOLS & CANVAS MATERIALS SUPPLIED - Only thing you need to bring is your enthusiasm. If you have something you want to add to your paintings like old papers, dry leaves, book pages, tissue paper, or acrylic inks, please bring along. Each participant will receive three 9" x 12" canvas panels to work on - and take home your new creations!



SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 - NEW DATE! (please note: this date has changed from the date in our printed program guide)

TOTEM TOUR & CARVING DEMO

11AM TO 12:30PM - Meet at front of Ravens Cry Theatre by 11am

FREE ADMISSION: Limited participants. Register online to save your spot. CLICK HERE

Join a local shishalh tour guide on a totem tour walk in Sechelt and visit master carver Tony Paul’s totem carving project. The art, stories, and history of the shishalh Nation will be shared and explored on the walk, as you learn about local totems, the carvers, the stone sculptures and historical buildings. A great way to learn about local history, lore, current events, and the First Nation’s people who have lived in the Sechelt area for generations. At the end of the tour there will be an opportunity to carve a notch in the syiyaya Reconciliation Project totem in progress.

Guides: Master Carver, elder Anthony Paul ?untunay - Candace Campo, shishalh Cultural Ambassador Guide, anthropologist and teacher xets”mets’a

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 12

2PM to 4PM - Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Medusa Street, Sechelt

GLASS BEAD MAKING DEMO

FREE ADMISSION: Limited participants allowed. Register online to save your spot. CLICK HERE

Watch and learn the technique of art glass bead making with Andrea Symons, a North Shore glass artist.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16

5PM TO 7PM - Seaside Centre, Teredo Street, Sechelt

PEWTER CASTING DEMO

FREE ADMISSION. Limited participants allowed. Please register online to save your spot. CLICK HERE

Learn a simple method of casting pewter than can be accomplished on your home stovetop. (No forge required) This method utilizes an RTV silicone rubber to make a mold from a master. The demonstration will produce a miniature pewter baubles, one for every participant. Children under 13 require adult supervision.



SATURDAY OCTOBER 19

2PM - 3:30PM - COAST ACADEMY OF DANCE, 5645 Wharf Street, Sechelt (upstairs from Lucky’s)

BRAZILIAN FORRO DANCE WORKSHOP

FREE ADMISSION: Limited participants so register online to get a spot. CLICK HERE

Join Brazilian dancer Andrea Monteiro in learning the basic steps of Forro (pronounced “Foho”) dance. Forro is a fun and casual folk type dance from northeastern Brazil combined with the energetic moves of Coco de Roda (pronounced “hoda.”)

Bring a dance partner if you can (not mandatory) - also come to the Forro do Cana show Saturday night Oct 19 at the shishalh Nation Community Hall and watch three Frevo and Forro dancers on the stage. Dance partners and singles are welcome to participate on the dance floor. Show off what you learn in the workshop! More show info on performances page!

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