Summer workshops at McLoughlin Gardens – July 2018

McLoughlin Gardens residence

McLoughlin Gardens residence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer workshops:

Writing with Michelle Mulder

Are you keen to try your hand at writing for children? Join children’s book author Michelle Mulder for an afternoon workshop. This will be an opportunity to get your story underway by discovering the character who wants to tell it.

Wednesday, July 18th – “Whose Story is it Anyway?”
Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m. Registration: $40
Location: The Courtenay Museum

For registration information, please contact Christine, by phone at 250-218-5729 or by e-mail at chrisda@shaw.ca. Or visit the McLoughlin Gardens Society website and scroll down for information about Michelle’s workshop.


Arleen Pare

Creativity with Arleen Paré

Saturday, August 18th – “The Habit of Art”
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration: $60
Location: Directions sent to registrants.

For registration information, please contact Christine, by phone at 250-218-5729 or by e-mail at chrisda@shaw.ca. You can also register by visiting the McLoughlin Gardens Society website.

The phrase ‘the habit of art’ was coined by Jacques Maritain, an early twentieth century French philosopher and later borrowed by the American writer Flannery O’Connor.  It is a way of heightening experience as artists, poets or painters, writers or mosaisists, opening ourselves to what’s there. It is a point of view, a way of inclining our minds, a stillness. Just saying “the habit of art” can shift the view.”

In this workshop we will employ “the habit of art” to expand our practice as writers, as artists, and as individuals interested in the world.