The Okanagan School of the Arts (OSA) has a full roster of arts programming for the month of November. Physical distancing will be a priority at all in- person classes, and Zoom options are available, so everyone can create and connect safely.
Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the OSA will offer “A Celebration of Birds – Watercolour Based Multimedia.” This intimate four-week course will combine sketching, watercolour, and gouache techniques, and will take place at Cowork Penticton (129 Nanaimo Avenue West).
On the same evening, the Elks Lodge (343 Ellis Street) will host the OSA’s “Introduction to Printmaking.” Participants will learn various techniques and use famous relief methods to make cards and other works of art.
For artists who are looking to add a new dimension to their canvas, we suggest “Impressions of Nature with Kit Bell”. Kit will teach this four-week course over Zoom, starting on Thursday, Nov. 5. Participants will learn to make acrylic casts from natural materials objects through demonstration, discussion, and weekly assignments.
If you’ve always wanted to learn calligraphy, there’s a class for that, too! Use a broad-edged pen to learn elegant 16th century script in four weeknights, starting on Monday, Nov.9. The instructor will provide all the materials needed for this weekly workshop, taking place at the Elks Lodge.
The OSA’s one-day “Story Catcher” workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28. Work with a certified instructor over Zoom to start writing your autobiography, using guided exercises.
“We have something for everyone,” said Executive Director Kim Palmer. “Whether you’re looking to try something new or expand your skills, we want to keep the arts alive and thriving in your everyday lives.”
Pre-registration is required for all programming, and spaces are limited: To register go to www.okanaganschoolofthearts.com/courses.
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