LOTSA LEGO 2022: WHAT GOES AROUND

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

This year, for our Holiday LEGO show, we are looking for LEGO creators to think outside the box. Get your head spinning in circles and create a scene or a contraption that uses something round as a main element. It could have wheels or it could be a Ferris wheel or even a planet. The […]

THE BEHOLDER’S SHARE

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

As well as original two-dimensional printed, dyed and stitched textiles and paper, the focus of this special art show by Shannon Wardroper features large-scale folded textile sculptures inspired by the “choice versus chance” fortune telling game that children play. This idea of choice versus chance could be applied to the environmental world, said Wardroper. “It […]

DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

For CVAC’s next member show, we are challenging artists to try abstraction as their creative style. Abstract art may seem spontaneous but it is actually very difficult to achieve the right visual space – without landscapes or people – that sends the viewers into journeys of their own. Artist Jackson Pollock said abstract painting is […]

ALL SORTS

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

Works by sculptor Linda Richter and artist Catherine Fraser that explore nature, human connections and playfulness. Linda Richter lives in the Cowichan Valley and has been sculpting for over 25 years https://featofclaystudio.com/about-linda/ Catherine Fraser is a long-time artist and art therapist who divides her time between Victoria and Duncan https://catherinefraserart.weebly.com/bio.html Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday […]

ART DABBLE – WINTER SESSION

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

Back by popular demand. Join us for 6 sessions introducing a variety of materials and techniques guided by experienced local artists. For returning participants and new art explorers, this is a fun way to start your Tuesdays in January and early February. This time we will draw animals, paint, make a puppet, sculpt with clay […]

$125 – $140

FROM SWEATSHOPS TO MITUMBAS

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

Learn about the politics of the contemporary clothing industry with this insightful presentation with a critical lens on social, economic and environmental impacts of the global fashion industry. We travel from history, through production and workplaces, to sales and waste streams of garments with Dr Marlea Clarke who teaches at the political science department at […]

RAGS TO RICHES: FASHION BY YOU

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

Transform second hand clothing items to create your personal style. Spend an afternoon of fun and exploration starting with a garment of your choice and personalizing it using other fabrics, threads, beads etc. Bring some thrift store finds or other clothing item to work with as well as any materials you’d like to use. We […]

$30 – $45

IF YOU CAN SEE, YOU CAN DRAW

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

For independent learners ages 10 and up 6 Wednesdays 1-3 pm, January 18,25 and February 1,8,15,22 Learn to look at things with an artist’s eye and bring what you see to paper. You will find that you can achieve unexpected results as you go through exercises with our facilitators. This class is intended for youth […]

$95 – $105

WHERE ART FLOWS FROM

Cowichan Valley Arts Council 2687 James Street, Duncan

Explore ways to access your creativity! Following a slide presentation about her own approaches to art-making, Catherine Fraser will lead exercises to get your creative juices flowing through warm ups, doodles and value sketches. You will work on an image of your choice with your own chosen materials. Bring a sketchbook, your preferred art materials, […]

$55 – $70