Since 1986 the ArtSpace program has provided arts instruction to both young and old in the North Peace region. Starting in the basement of a downtown business, the line to register for classes stretched a city block on our very first day.  With the growth of the City of Fort St. John since then there has continued to be a strong desire to explore the arts in all formats including visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography), performing arts (dance, theatre, standup comedy), language arts (poetry, art journaling, second languages), and culinary arts (cooking, cake decorating, chocolate making).  We hope you will enjoy the classes we have to offer.  Please let us know if there is a subject that you would like to learn.  Or maybe you would like to share your art with others.

art classes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Feather Macrame: Evening Class with Amy

Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Feather Macrame: Evening Class with Amy

Join Amy for a little taste of Macrame and learn how to create a feather of leaf from cotton cord! This mini-class is great for beginners, or for experienced macrame enthusiasts wanting to learn a new skill.  You will finish one feather or leaf to hang on your wall, and have the option to purchase extra cord to turn your project into your own larger creation at home.  All Materials including cord and your choice of wooden ring or dowel are included.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019: Introduction to Zentangle*

Saturday, February 23, 2019: Introduction to Zentangle*

Creative and Relaxing, Deb Bowyer's Introduction to Zentangle is a wonderful 3 hour exploration of the Zentangle* Method, complete with the History of the Zentangle* Method; the elements of a tile, as well as playing with tangle patterns, shading & technique,  to create your own unique piece of art.  Enjoy this Saturday afternoon in the calm of the Gallery's Workshop, a cup of tea and an appreciation for the Art the You have Created.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019: Painting The Night with Pastels Workshop

Saturday, March 2, 2019: Painting The Night with Pastels Workshop

Come learn new pastel techniques from Frances Obie! An accomplished and award-winning artist, Frances specializes in soft pastel and her work is beautiful. Creating dark-toned artwork on black backgrounds is a new workshop from Frances and promises to be fun and engaging.

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Saturday, March 2, 9, 16, 2019: Learn to Knit Socks

Saturday, March 2, 9, 16, 2019: Learn to Knit Socks

Keep your hands busy and your feet warm on chilly winter days with this three part workshop. Cheryl has designed this series of three afternoons, with a little knitting in between, participants can successfully finish a pair of socks.

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Let’s Art

Let’s Art

Let’s Art is an after-school program for 6 to 14 year-olds sponsored by The Peace Arts Gallery Society and North Peace Cultural Centre. Let’s Art will introduce youth to the arts through medium exploration. The sessions are facilitated by qualified instructors with varied artistic backgrounds.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Encaustic Painting with Wax

Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Encaustic Painting with Wax

This class will be an introduction to using pigmented wax, encaustic paper and the iron. Students will learn how to paint an abstract/fantasy card, a basic landscape and how to incorporate stamps into the work. No experience required.

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