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EYELEVEL GALLERY PRESENTS: POWER – A LECTURE FEATURING ERICKA WALKER, MEGAN LESLIE, & MAX HAIVEN Tuesday March 12th, 7-8:30pm, 2159 Gottingen, $5 / Free for Members. Eyelevel Gallery hosts Ericka Walker, Megan Leslie, and Max Haiven presenting lectures based on the theme of POWER. The Eyelectures bring together artists, academics, and professionals to engage our members and the general public in discussions creating unexpected connections.

Figurative life drawing/painting open sessions. We still have 5 figurative sessions available at the Isleville Arts Centre. Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31 and April 7. Model provided. No instruction. Shaping up to be a nice group. Any 6 sessions is $110, drop in fee is $22.  Please contact: paint@maryann.ca for details.

How to mount your watercolor paper so your work of art does not need to be matted or framed. The Winding River Gallery is giving a class by JoAnne Muise at the Public Works Building , Stewiacke. Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9:30 am until approximately 3:00 pm. Bring your lunch. Supplies needed: Plastic drop cloth (table cloth or old shower curtain), Heavy duty stapler if you have one, small hair drier. NOTE: Watercolor paper and Mounting frames will be supplied. Extra mounting frames will be avail- able for a nominal fee. Cost: $45.00 per person. This may be paid by Mastercard ,Visa, or cash. Registration: This class is limited to 10 people. To register call Ann Connors at 445-3493.

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts – Creating Space: Thinking Through 3D Painting, Teacher: Megan Hepburn, Vancouver, March 24th, 2013 10-4pm. How do we determine what makes a painting, and what makes a sculpture? Where do these two traditional categories of art object cross over? In this full–day workshop we will explore these questions.  Price: $45 +HST (price includes full day workshop & lunch with artist). Registration required.

Growing a Creative Economy Conference If you are an arts administrator, arts educator, involved in community economic development, an artist or a student interested in pursuing a career in the arts – this conference is for you. World renowned speaker, author and TED.com Fellow Bill Strickland will be our keynote on March 26th and will discuss the art of leadership. On Wednesday March 27th, Gavin Sheppard, co-founder of the Remix Project in Toronto, and TED.com Fellow will discuss the important of education and the arts in helping youth achieve their full potential.

North Range Art Club Spring Classes 2013 Digby Baptist Church Hall, Starting Friday, April 5th until June 7th for ten (10) consecutive weeks. Class Format: As always bring our own supplies,  drop cloth, lunch and tea /coffee will be supplied. Class Materials: Sketch pad-$ store has 9×12 size, pencils-whatever you have but it would be beneficial to have H ,HB and B pencils so you have a variety of values to work with.

Programe of experimentation in arts and politics SPEAP is a multidisciplinary program for scientific, artistic and pedagogical experimentation. Here, young professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds bring their knowledge and methods to bear on concrete societal and political issues, put their convictions to the test through exchange, inquiry, workshops, real-world issues, and think through the consequences of their interventions. SPEAP is a post-graduate programme aimed at young international professionals. It seeks to recruit academics, social scientists, artists (in the broadest possible meaning, including designers and architects), as well as professionals working in the arts and politics. April 5th 2012: Deadline for online application submission

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Step Up to Leadership is a free 10 week course with a full, well rounded agenda to provide the necessary tools and techniques to create effective leadership and community involvement. Topics such as creating a non-profit organization, Board legalities and practicalities, effective meetings, conflict resolution and public speaking. Step Up is being offered at the following three locations in March: Rockingham, Halifax, Porter’s Lake, and East Preston, March 18 – May 28, 2013.

CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory is a project where dialogue and exchange among artists of different generations and nationalities stand at the heart of a unique artistic and learning experience. The lab is open to fifteen young artists of all nationalities, selected among the applicants by a jury. The programme lasts twenty-four days during which the participants attend a daily workshop activity and theoretical seminars run by the invited artist, the director, the curators and guest lecturers, as well as conferences held by artists, critics and experts of other disciplines. The laboratory is free of charge. Accommodation expenses in Como are to be covered by the participants. The application and all required materials must be sent by the 5th of April 2013.

5-day watercolour/acrylic workshop at Brackley Commons, Brackley, PEI. June 17, 2013, to June 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All mediums welcome. Beginner to experienced will benefit from demonstrations in watercolour and acrylic. Discussions will include composition and design, drawing perspective, depth perception, light sources, colour mixing and more. 5 days $325 / 3 days $210 (choose your days). $10 early registration discount (by April 19, 2013).

WorkInCulture E-Learning has Arrived! We are very pleased to announce the launch of our first WorkInCulture E-Learning Crash Course. Our first course, Marketing – It’s Just Another Conversation will introduce you to basic marketing concepts and how they can be applied to your career in the cultural sector. It takes about 8 – 10 hours to complete but once you’ve registered and paid ($40.00 plus HST) you get unlimited access. There is no time limit or expiry date, so you can take your time and re-visit the course as often as you like. You work at it only when it is convenient to you.

WORKSHOP  IN SOUTHWESTERN ENGLAND WITH FRANS AEYELTS This exciting 10 day workshop takes place in south western England, a beautiful area full of historic sites set among rolling hills, windy roads and farmlands. Alternating between drawing and painting in the studio, we’ll explore many well known places, allowing you to take in the environment, the culture and the unique architectural features. Restricted to only ten participants, I’ll be able to give you ample assistance, anywhere from basic drawing, to the composition of your work, to techniques that will enhance your painting.

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