(250) 563 2880 or (250) 562-4526
  
2820 15th Ave. Prince George, BC

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The Studio 2880 arts complex is home to a wide range of creative arts classes and workshops.

Please check back frequently for updates on programs and availability. You may also refer to our events calendar, or call 250-563-2880 and one of our staff members would be pleased to suggest classes to suit your interests. To register for the following classes, please visit the Studio 2880 Ticket Centre Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm.

POTTERY

Beginner Wheel Class

with Anne Christensen
January 18 to February 22, 2018 - Thursdays - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Course fee: $265

Fee includes: 
• 6 evenings of instruction, plus one month of studio time following classes 
• clay and tools 
• glazing and firing during classes
 

Overview

This is an introductory course on clay and the potters' wheel. Students learn basic clay preparation, throwing and glazing techniques used to make pots from start to finish. One week is set aside to explore handbuilding techniques using the slabroller and the extruder. Students are encouraged to use the studio for practice during their six weeks of instruction and four weeks of studio time. Typical throwing projects include cylinders (mugs, jugs, vases, etc) and bowls.

Beginner Handbuilding Class

with Ayla Davidson
January 17 to February 21, 2018 - Wednesdays - 6:30 to 9:30 pm 
Course fee: $265

Fee includes: 
• 6 evenings of instruction, plus one month of studio time following classes 
• clay and tools 
• glazing and firing during classes
 

Overview

Functional pottery made without the use of the wheel. The focus will be on slab forms with extruded attachments, but we will also touch on pinching and coiling techniques. Students are encouraged to use the studio for practice during their six weeks of instruction and four weeks of studio time. Typical handbuilding projects include platters with feet, rims and handles, bowls, vases, planters and more.

PRESENTATIONS

ARTS & TOURISM WORKSHOP

May 25th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artists are invited to a workshop by Tourism Prince George staff about the travel market and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) gift shop. The workshop will include:

  • An introduction to the marketing material that travellers see and the expectations they have about British Columbia.
  • An orientation to the market segments that come to the Visitor Information Centre (about %5 of BC travellers).
  • Suggestions about the types of artwork and souvenirs that visitors are looking for and gaps in the current supply.
  • A description of Artnership opportunities at the VIC and mobile visitor centre.
  • Plenty of opportunity for feedback. The gift shop looks forward to working closer with local artists.

Place: Tourism PG #101 1300 First Ave
Please register at arts@studio 2880.com

STONE SOUP CULTURE DAYS NETWORKING EVENT

Date: May 30th, 7-9pm
Location: Studio 2880 Workshop Room (over Artisan Gift Shoppe), 2880 15th Avenue Prince George

Stone Soup, a free creative networking and collaboration event open to community members. This event will give participants the chance to connect with other potential Culture Days event registrants to expand their local network, find new collaborators, share resources, and brainstorm ideas for creative projects together. Everyone is welcome, including individual artists (amateur and professional), arts organizations, cultural groups, heritage workers, local businesses, BIAs, media, venue managers, presenters, volunteers, and other arts and culture enthusiasts. The event will feature a presentation by local artists, and activities geared towards discovering creative partnership opportunities. Food and refreshments will be provided.

This is a no cost event. Please register before May 26 by clicking here. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stone-soup-tickets-33405863838

 

 

VISUAL ARTS

Jan 21-Feb 4 Saturdays Dragonfly Art Class with Carla Joseph Aubichon, 1-3 pm, cost $45 includes all supplies

Feb 8 Wednesday Watercolours with Cliff Man, 6-9 pm, cost $60, includes paper, paint and brushes.

Feb 11 Saturday, Native Art with Shirley Babcock "Spirit Box Workshop", 1-4 pm, cost $50 including materials

 

FIBRE ARTS

The Empress' Cup of Tea Workshop ~ with Mary Lessman,  Master Spinner - June 25th

Join the Prince George Fiber Arts Guild for a class recreating the fable of the discovery of silk. Spend one day learning the mysteries of the cocoon. Hankies and caps have the longest fibers you will use for spinning. Learn how to open them up and draft for beautiful, lustrous yarns. Reel silk for the strongest and most sparkly of the silk threads. With more cocoons we will learn how hankies are made for spinning. With your hand made and commercial hankies we will use acid dyes to capture your favorite colors of the rainbow. Feel like an Empress, have some tea and learn about the magic of the silk cocoon.

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - bring a lunch, beverages supplied.

Place: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild Room, upstairs at 2880 – 15th Avenue

Fee: $120 per student including all materials

To register or for more information please contact Birthe at 250-964-6454 or birthe_miller@telus.net. Deposit of $50 to hold a seat, balance must be paid by June 1st. Billeting may be available for out of town students.

This wonderful opportunity to learn from International Master Spinner and Instructor - Mary Lessman.

Mary is a passionate practitioner of several fibre crafts, spinning, weaving, knitting and quilting. She is a member of the Spinning on the River Guild in Cordova, Tennessee.