Art classes for all in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Kids art classes continue while fall registration opens for adults

If people want to get their creativity flowing, there are all kinds of art programs running in Parksville and Qualicum Beach this summer and into the fall.

The MAC’s School for the Creative Arts in Parksville has a variety of child and youth classes coming up, including guitar and rhythm, youth yoga, creative photography, graffiti letter writing and more.

The age range for each class can go from three years old to 18.

The guitar and rhythm classes are for ages three to six with a parent, as well as seven-year-olds, while the creative photography classes, for example, are for ages eight and up.

These classes take place in August.

To check out what’s available, or to register, go to mcmillanartscentre.com/mac-school-for-the-creative-arts-2/.

The Old School House in Qualicum Beach has also been hosting children’s art programming this summer.

An acting workshop takes place from July 31 to Aug. 4 for ages six to 12 where the focus will be on Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Registration is also open for a range of adult art classes at TOSH, starting in late August and running to mid November.

Classes on oil painting, watercolour and ink painting, drawing techniques, portraiture, Japanese silk painting and more are available, with cost ranging from $90 to $260 for some classes.

The full brochure can be found at TOSH’s front desk. Registration can be done there, or by calling 250-752-6133.

For more info, go to www.theoldschoolhouse.org/ClassesOverview.html.

— The MAC and TOSH