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Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival (PIPAF)

Nestled on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world creating unique and ever-changing shoreline scenery, Parrsboro has become home to Canada’s largest Plein Air Festival. What is Plein Air Painting? “En plein air” is a French expression meaning “in the open air”. It describes the art of outdoor painting, using …

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Contemporary Mi’kmaw Porcupine Quill, Leather and Beaded Choker with Marlene Joudry

Marlene Joudry Learn how to make a contemporary Porcupine quill choker with porcupine quills, beads and leather in this two-day course with Marlene Joudry. Participants will learn how to sort their quills cut them and sew them on with beads onto the leather. Each participant will design their own choker. The tools used are scissors, …

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Dance Your Way Across Ireland with Elizabeth MacDonald

Elizabeth MacDonald Discover the many styles of traditional Irish dance in this fun, half-day workshop. In this dance tour of Ireland, you’ll sample a variety of styles, both social and solo, and be treated to plenty of stories along the way. From Donegal two-hand dances and Clare square sets to “sean-nós” — an easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, …

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Painting Nature from Garden to Landscape with Lynda Shalagan

Lynda Shalagan This course will explore the interpretation of the natural world through depth, texture, and design. Through an emphasis on colour, value, composition, and surface manipulation, the student will learn a comprehensive variety of techniques and processes that will enable a realistic representation of a desired subject or a more abstract representation. August 27-28, …

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Funding Coordinator at Parrsboro Creative (remote or blended)

Funding Coordinator Seasonal Contract Start date: as early as May 16, 2022 Duration: up to 16 weeks (funding-dependent) Remote and hybrid options available* 35h/week Up to $18/h Please submit a resume and cover letter by Sunday May 1, 2022. *Due to constraints of the CSJ program, the employee must be currently living within the Cumberland-Colchester …

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Administrative Assistant at Parrsboro Creative

Administrative Assistant Seasonal Contract Start date: as early as May 2, 2022 (funding-dependent) On-site 35h/week $14/h Please submit a resume and cover letter by April 25, 2022. Description Dependent on funding through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, the Administrative Assistant is an entry level position suited for a passionate individual interested in developing skills in …

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Mixed Media with Pinhole Camera (Bricolage) with Ken Flett

Instructor: Ken Flett An inspirational Masterclass focusing on introspection and self-expression while exploring a wide variety of media. We will begin with constructing a pinhole camera for self-portraits and move into work with an evocative yet basic materials such as fabric, rusty metal, and beeswax. Building and revealing surfaces for rich collage and mixed media …

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Plein Air Abstract Impressionism with Chantal Julien

Instructor: Chantal Julien RAAV, SCA, FCA, OPA, NOAPS, IAF In this plein air workshop, I want to show you how to simplify and interpret the subject and not paint all the details you see. We will let ourselves getting inspired by the subject and remember to paint what attracted us in the first place and …

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Learn to Paint Fabric with Earth Pigments: Mud, Clay, and Soil

Instructor: Josephine Clarke In this course, participants will have the opportunity to connect with nature and create a hand-dyed bandana with a unique design in rich, earthy colours sourced from the Bay of Fundy and from around the world. May 21-22 2022 Day 1: 12:30-5:00pm (participants expected to eat lunch prior to arrival) Day 2: …

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2022 COURSE CALENDAR: Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

World-class instruction, awe-inspiring locations on the phenomenal Bay of Fundy. In 2015, Parrsboro Creative started the initiative known as The Cultural Campus, offering creative courses in various art disciplines through a joint effort with artistic and cultural organizations on the Parrsboro Shore, also known as Cultural Campus Affiliates. Together we deliver an annual course calendar …

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