CE Winter Courses: Campbell River & Comox Valley
Whether you are seeking personal or professional development, NIC will help you build the skills you need to succeed. Find a wide selection of Winter courses available through Continuing Education, starting now through to the end of February.
Upcoming in Campbell River
Orientation to WHMIS Online
FoodSafe Level 1
Soil: The Foundation To A Great Garden
See a full list of all upcoming Continuing Education courses in Campbell River, or find your course for details and registration information.
Upcoming in the Comox Valley
Pruning Trees & Shrubs
Screen Printing - T-Shirt & Textiles
Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder - EMR
See a full list of all upcoming Continuing Education courses in the Comox Valley, or find your course for details and registration information.
Questions? Contact Continuing Education at: 1-800-715-0914.
Register Now For CE Screen Printing With Screen Master Andy MacDougall: Jan & Feb 2016
Study the art of screen printing this winter at the Comox Valley campus with acclaimed print master Andy MacDougall, known worldwide for his limited edition posters, prints and screen printing techniques.
MacDougall has been involved in the North American screen printing industry since 1979 and is the owner of Squeegeeville, a Comox Valley based company with worldwide clients from Nike, Facebook, the Canadian government and artist Roy Henry Vickers.
He authored the highly influential how-to text, Screen Printing Today, and travels annually to music events including Seattle’s Bumbershoot and Austin’s SXSW where he organizes live printing demonstrations for the American Poster Institute Flatstock rock poster show.
Screen Printing Basics (SCR 010)
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-4:30 pm
Learn the eight basic steps of screen printing and create a small print. Choose from Feb 20-21 or April 9-10, 2016. Register Now.
Screen Printing - T-Shirts and Textiles (SCR 012)
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-4:30 pm
Produce short runs while learning textile production, business and studio set-up techniques on single and multi-colour textile presses as well as flash and conveyor dryers. Some screen printing or graphic art experience preferred. Choose from January 23 & 24, March 5-6 or May 7-8, 2016. Register Now.
You can also register in person at any Student Services Office or for more information call: 250-334-5005. If you'd like to learn more about adult learning opportunities visit NIC Continuing Education online.
NIC Featured in Maclean's Magazine
North Island College's collaboration with 35 First Nations partners has been singled out nationally by Maclean's Magazine. The joint signing of an Indigenous Education protocol last year is recognized in Maclean's first ever 2016 Colleges Guide.
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Raven Hall Gallery Show On Display At Lewis Centre
The first NIC Fine Arts & Design student exhibition of the semester is now on display at the Raven Hall satellite gallery, at the Courtenay Lewis Centre. The shows currently exhibited are "Layer Erase Repeat," and "Triple Play".
Layer Erase Repeat
The creation of art is a process; one which involves transformation by each new brush stroke or erasure of line. When creating an artwork, the artist evaluates the picture plane. From their evaluation, the evolution of the picture begins. “Layer Erase Repeat” examines the artistic process of acting and responding to a work. Through the technique of layering and erasing, the artist reveals the ghost images that lead to the final piece. Exposing the process behind the work presents to the breakdown of the image to the viewer and reveals how the artist’s image changed and grew with each new eraser and brush stroke.
Curated by Jessie Zelko, a recent graduate of the Fine Arts Diploma Program at NIC and current student of the Emily Carr's Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program at NIC, this exhibit features a selection of works pulled from the North Island College print archive as well as painted work created by current North Island College and Emily Carr University students.
visit the Layer Erase Repeat album on the Raven Hall Gallery Facebook page for more work.
(Photo credit: Trish Smith, Layer Erase Repeat project titled, "Arial Scatterlings.")
This project takes its name from an exhibition of work by artists Angus Galloway, Stacie Rose and Ron Saunders in which they created paintings collectively rather than the traditional process of individual production. Following this model, students in FIN 220: Paint Applications began a painting that was then randomly given to a second student who continued to work on it until it was given to a third student to complete.
The objective in the Triple Play project was to explore and experiment with new painting methodologies. Working between, over, and against one another’s colour, imagery and style, the idea was to adapt to the other's mark-making in the hopes that this abandonment of personal authorship would lead to a greater sense of freedom and exploration.
Participating artists include Cleo Agar, Katrina Bruschetta, Emily Cadieux, Candy Chen, Haley Dirnback, Louise Fraser, Charlotte Geddes, Leah Hodge, Liana Kelly, Sarah Kerr, Kaya Leslie, Marsha MacKinnon, Darrell Tomkins, Danielle Tyre and Chelsea White.
visit the Triple Play album on the Raven Hall Gallery Facebook page for more work.
(Photo credit: Triple Play project by Cleo Agar & Liana Kelly.)
Do you want to know more about the Fine Arts & Design program at NIC? Visit our program page for details. Questions? Contact: 1-800-715-0914, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.