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Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Arts

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information. Also, please let us know if you have an idea for a course that you would like to see offered.


Basic Film Making

Discover the world of basic film making in this 4-evening workshop.

Local expert John Dell, of Signal Point Media, will introduce workshop participants to the necessary steps of pre-production, production, post-production and premiering short films. Participants will need to bring to class, 1 digital camera with video capabilities able to download files (such as: Digital cameras with tripod, DSLR, GoPro, iPhone or smart phone) and one 16GB USB drive or external hard drive to hold video files.

13 years and up. Minors must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Blooming on Campus

TRU welcomes the popular Blooming on Canvas- Painting Parties to campus for an exciting day of painting. Blooming on Canvas and TRU have teamed up to offer a double workshop in one day. Enjoy an art filled day of laughter, learning and 2 originial canvases with your original works of art. There will be a morning and an afternoon workshop. Lunch with be provided.

13 years and up. Minors must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Creative Self Discovery

This 3-evening workshop is designed to provide participants with an interactive experience in utilizing creative processes for self-discovery. Using photography, writing, collage and other visual art activities, you will be guided through different projects that will help you increase your personal awareness of who you are, what really matters to you and areas you may want to build some new or enhanced hopes and dreams in. By the end of this workshop, participants will have some completed creative works, some guided self-reflection and some direction for further self-discovery.

This is a great workshop for people who are:
• thinking about developing new personal goals
• wanting a fresh look at their current lives
• wanting to enhance an already existing pursuit of self-discovery

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Creative Writing

Explore the connection between words and moods, story and sense, and the creative line between poetry and prose. In this short introduction to creative discovery, participants will draw from the same inspiration to create two polished pieces of fiction and of poetry.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.
 
Bio for Sharon Taylor

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Sharon Taylor has been teaching writing and presentation skills with TRU in the Cariboo region as well as the Lower Mainland for nearly 25 years, and has a passion for language, technology, and organizational development. She has taught courses in literature, writing and research, copy-editing, and online publishing. She has also facilitated workshops on the use of technology in the classroom, job search skills and resume writing, Board development, and strategic planning. Her favourite strategic planning tool is LEGO.

Since 2013, Sharon has worked at the Williams Lake Branch of the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George, as coordinator of the Welcome Williams Lake project and Settlement Practitioner, helping newcomers settle in the Cariboo region and assisting with filling out the appropriate government forms.

Taylor has a BA in English, training in teaching English as a Second Language, and is completing a Master's degree in Community Development from the University of Victoria.


Drum Making Workshop

Explore the world of drum making and create an authentic drum to practice with and take home. This workshop will introduce individuals to drumming theory, protocols, history and how to make a drum and stick. Drum making supplies included.
10 years and up, minors must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Holiday Wreath Building

Looking for a way to kick off the holiday festivities?
Join us for a hands-on workshop creating customized holiday wreaths. Release your inner artist and embrace the holidays by building a wreath that expresses your home. Use a variety of materials to bring your wreath to life and let it add to the warm ambience of the holidays. Not only will it look great, but the pleasant perfume of natural cedar wood, pine and other fresh materials will fill your home well into the new year.

Fee: $45

Date:
Dec 9
Saturday, 1 – 4 pm

 

Joy of Painting: A Bob Ross Course

Put Your Dreams on Canvas, Experience the Joy of Painting ( A Bob Ross) Landscaping Oil Painting Class. Discover your creative tralents and after only one class you will have a completed, ready to frame, oil painting from your own talents plus a wonderful feeling of joy in your accomplishment. Classes are o pen to anyone over the age of 12, and Beginners and the Artistically Undiscovered are especially welcome. Bring only your ambitions, all materials and supplies are included in the fee.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Painting with Acrylics - Holiday Decorating

Looking for a new way to decorate this holiday season?
Join us for a painting workshop creating customized holiday art work with genuine barn wood. Explore your inner artist using a new medium and festive holiday paint colors. Each participant has the option to paint three boards (approx. two, three and four feet) with a holiday design led by instructor Megan Peach. Participants bring their own brushes and paints in black, white, red, orange and green. See the Williams Lake CS website for examples from previous years.

Fee: $55

Date:
Nov 25
Saturday, 1 – 4 pm

Photography for Beginners

Not sure how to get the most from your camera? Catching those memorable photos is always challenging, especially with children or during holiday get-togethers. If you would like to learn how to take a better picture with your camera, this course can help.

This introductory course will cover:

  • your camera and accessories
  • controlling exposure
  • aperture and shutter speed
  • composing interesting photographs
  • using the on-camera flash
  • creating painless people pictures

Students will need to bring their Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera to class.Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.

Bio for Jesse Madden

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Jesse Madden, Beginner Photography Instructor: Jesse was born and raised in Williams Lake and graduated from OUC with a Fine Arts Diploma in 1999. Jesse then moved on to being accepted into the Photography program, at North Island College where she spent 10 months immersed in nothing but photography before graduating with a diploma in 2000. Jesse provided photography-related work in Victoria for 4 years before moving back to Williams Lake in 2005, when she then started Jesse Madden Photography in 2011.  She has been busy developing her photography style along with learning new techniques, gathering a wonderful client list and teaching others her love of photography. She is an outgoing, talented artist with a love of outdoor activities and nature. Jesse has a professional, easy-going nature that puts people at ease.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.