Lanterns made of tissue paper and bamboo hang in the Rollin Art Centre following last year’s class.

Arts around: learn lantern making skills with Rollin

New arts show, adult drawing lessons and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

The Community Arts Council will host its final lantern making workshop for children and adults at Echo Centre on Wed. Oct. 22 from 6-9 p.m. Learn how to make bamboo and tissue paper lanterns. Creativity is the key to this workshop.

Upon completion of your own lantern creations, we hope you will participate in the Rollin Art Centre’s third annual “Celebration of Lights” festival being held Saturday, Nov. 29, from 4-8 pm. The cost is only $10 to register and $10 for supplies.Please call Echo Centre at 250-723-2181.

New art show mixes media

Our next art exhibit will open Thursday, Oct. 16 and will showcase the many new and exciting works from potter Elspeth Watson and watercolours by painter Norm Nicholson.

Watson has put a Japanese spin on this exhibit; pottery is not just utilitarian, but beautiful and graceful. Nicholson’s watercolours are soothing to the eye, with his beautiful blending of light and colour.

This is Watson’s first exhibit in more than 30 years, so mark your calendars. This exhibit will run until Nov. 15.

Join us in the gallery for refreshments and an artist meet and greet on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1-3 p.m.

Adult drawing class returns

Local artist Cynthia Bonesky teaches the basics of learning how to draw using various techniques every Tuesday from Oct. 14-Dec. 9, 7–9 p.m. The cost is $140 for eight classes.

Please register at Echo Centre at 250-723-2181.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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