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.
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.
In this workshop participants will learn how to do "slow hand stitching", the way Barb does, to create a gorgeous textile collage. Barb will teach various stitches, methods and her approach to creating collages, as well as a tissue transfer technique for adding incredible detail to your piece. Attaching found items such as "orphaned" earrings, pendants, keys, photos, feathers and other non-textile items is all part of the appeal for this project. Other than the personalized found items, Barb will provide everything the participant needs, including the needles, threads and the backing fabrics.
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.