Cowichan Neighbourhood House offering two free art workshops for teens

Two free art workshops for kids are coming up at Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus.

Two free art workshops for kids are coming up at Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus.

Workshop No. 1 is for ages 10-18. It takes place on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features Charlene George, an artist from T’Sou-ke, who works primarily with textiles.

Well known from a previous workshop where the youth made a welcoming blanket, she has four activities lined up for the young people.

On Thursday, Aug. 25, workshop No. 2 welcomes 12- to 18-year-olds to spend some artistic time with Alannah MacPhail from Art That Matters.

She will lead teams of three in collage, stenciling, painting, and other  activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each team will create a two foot by two foot collaged and painted wooden panel. Working in teams encourages connection, decision-making, conversation and fun, organizers said.

Both workshops include lunch and the events are made possible by a donation by the Duncan Lions Club.

To register, drop in at 9806 Willow St. or email chhaoffice@gmail.com for a registration form. Children will need a parent or guardian to sign.

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