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November

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Metal Jewellery Design:
Tuition Credit Contest

Register for the Metal Jewellery Design Certificate in Campbell River before June 20, 2016 and be eligible to win a tuition credit! With Metal Jewellery Design at NIC, you'll be able to explore professional metal techniques, gemmology and more as you prepare to work in the jewellery industry.

Learn to conceptualize and create jewellery for artistic expression or as a source of income, and gain business skills to present and promote your designs.

Learn full details on the program, or contact Julia Peters for more information and with any questions: 250-923-9724, email: julia.peters@nic.bc.ca



2016

January

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

Click on the picture below to read the full article:

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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.")

Triple Play

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: questions@nic.bc.ca.

 

February

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Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Training Level 1 Starts Feb 2016

Date: Feb 1 - Apr 22, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Location: Comox Valley campus, Trades Training Building, Room 101
Course Code: LHA-100

The program is designed for people employed at landscape companies, municipal parks, golf courses, garden centres, nurseries, and other related horticulture businesses. Horticulture Apprenticeship links learning and employment by providing apprentices the opportunity to further their education, while maintaining employment in the horticulture industry.

Find out more about the course in this brochure or by visiting our program page. Questions? Contact Student Services at: 1-800-715-0914 or email: questions@nic.bc.ca.

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Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships: Deadline Feb. 15

The Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship program is open to students who, after completing one or two years of study at an eligible sending institution, will transfer their credits into full-time studies at another public post-secondary institution in BC, to complete their degree.

Read more about the scholarship eligibility and application details.

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Free Training at NIC Ucluelet*: Industry Certification Series

*Funding criteria must be met in order to participate so apply now to find out if you're eligible for enrollment! For more information contact Wendy Samaroden at: 1-800-715-7728 or email: wendy.samaroden@nic.bc.ca

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Masquerade Art Event At The Comox Valley Campus

Join students with the School of Fine Art and Design at North Island College for a masquerade party!

When: Friday Feb 12, 2016 @ 7pm – 11pm
Location: Raven Hall & Shadbolt Studios, Comox Valley campus, 2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay
Cost: Free

Shadbolt Studios and Raven Hall will be transformed into a gallery setting for the student run Art Event. This year’s Art Event theme is the masquerade; participants and attendees are invited to celebrate art with costumes, masks and exuberant enthusiasm.  The evening will also include live entertainment and refreshments.

The exhibition will feature a diverse range of works created by students enrolled in the Fine Arts Diploma, Emily Carr University External BFA and Interactive Media and Graphic Design programs.

Student artwork will include: sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, design, video and installation. The Art Event will also present the opportunity to take home an original work of art, as some artwork will be available for purchase. Funds raised from donations will help support future Art Events and the Fine Art Diploma Graduate Show.

The opportunities for students, in the School of Fine Art and Design programs at North Island College, are numerous and varied. Many students have been the recipients of prestigious awards and scholarships, related to their practice in the arts. Students study a broad range of media and develop a multi-disciplinary education and practice. The Student Art Event is a chance for the public to learn more about the programs offered at North Island College but most importantly, the Art Event is an opportunity to celebrate the emerging talents and achievements of the students with the community.

There will also be a morning viewing in Shadbolt Studios on Saturday, February 13, from 10 am - 1 pm. Admission is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome. 

Find the NIC School of Fine Art & Design on Facebook to learn about other shows in the Raven Hall Gallery, and the work our students are creating: view here and here. Or visit the Fine Arts & Design program page for more information about studying at NIC. 

(Photo Credit: Lukas J. Roy. Sanctus. serigraph)

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OFA Level 3 & Level 3 Renewal at the Comox Valley Campus: Feb 15, 2016

When: Feb 15 - Feb 26, 2016
Where: Room C at The Village, Comox Valley campus in Courtenay
Times: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $750 (includes books)
Course Code: OFA 030 & 032

This course is designed in compliance with the WorkSafe BC requirements for First Aid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational First Aid Level 3 course is offered with the objective of qualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First Aid Attendants in industry.

Instruction includes: anatomy and physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation - oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reporting accidents and injuries. An NIC Waiver form will be required to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

The course runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The OFA Level 3 Recertification course (OFA 032) will run Feb 22 - 26, 2016.

Note: there is pre-reading required for this course. Contact Susan at 250-334-5092 or susan.murray@nic.bc.ca to make arrangements to get your textbooks.

Registration: You can register for 030 or 032 today, as well as any other first aid course on-line or at any of our campuses.

For more information on NIC's Continuing Education studies visit us online today!

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Indspire's Building Brighter Futures:
Bursaries, Scholarships & Awards

If you are a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit student enrolled in a post-secondary education program* that is at minimum two years in length or enrolled in an apprenticeship, skilled trades and technology program, you may be eligible to apply for Indspire's Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships & Awards program.

Learn about the specific awards available for students and apply online, or listen to a webinar and find out how to complete the application form.

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2016. 

*first time applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year only

Questions? Connect with Indspire at 1.855.463.7747 x 253 or email education@inddspire.ca

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OFA Level 3 & Level 3 Renewal at Mount Waddington

When: Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2016
Where: Rm 099, Mount Waddington campus, Port Hardy
Times: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $870 (includes books)
Course Code: OFA 030 & 032

Exams Dates: March 5 & 6, 2016

This course is designed in compliance with the WorkSafe BC requirements for First Aid Attendants in BC and according to WSBC Regulations Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). The Occupational First Aid Level 3 course is offered with the objective of qualifying candidates for certification as Level 3 First Aid Attendants in industry.

Instruction includes: anatomy and physiology; injury and body response; resuscitation - oxygen therapy; wounds and bleeding; thermal, joint, spinal and eye injuries; fractures, bandaging; immobilization; transportation; recording and reporting accidents and injuries. An NIC Waiver form will be required to be filled out at class. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.

The course runs Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The OFA Level 3 Recertification course (OFA 032) will run Feb 29 - Mar 4, 2016.

Note: there is pre-reading required for this course. Contact Susan at 250-334-5092 or susan.murray@nic.bc.ca to make arrangements to get your textbooks.

Registration: You can register for 030 or 032 today, as well as any other first aid course on-line or at any of our campuses.

For more information on NIC's Continuing Education studies visit us online today!

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Artist Talk Series 2016 Presents: Lois Klassen

North Island College School of Fine Art and Design & Emily Carr University present the Artist Talk Series 2016 with Lois Klassen, Feb. 23 from 12 - 12:45 pm at the Comox Valley campus' Stan Hagen Theatre.

Lois Klassen is a Vancouver-based writer and artist engaged in social art processes. Klassen is the Research Ethics Coordinator at Emily Carr University, and a doctoral student of Cultural Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her long-term projects, Renegade Library, Comforter Art Action and Slofemists (in collaboration with Lori Weidenhammer), combine collective creative actions with public dialogue and exchange. Her texts have appeared in Fillip Magazine, Public Journal, Border Crossings, LIVE! Performance Art Biennale blog, and more.

Her artworks have been hosted by the Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art and Plug In Summer Institute in Winnipeg, Banff New Media Institute, SOMA Summer Institute in Mexico City, University of Salford in Greater Manchester, Glenbow Museum, the Western Front, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and more.

Admission is FREE and lectures are open to the public.

Any questions regarding the NIC/ECU Artist Talk series, contact Sara Vipond sara.vipond@nic.bc.ca

Interested in NIC’s Fine Arts & Design program? Find out more here.

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Broken Minds & Broken Laws: Restoration & Justice

Svend Robinson hosts a lecture to discuss the role of Restorative Justice & healing at the intersection of crime and mental health. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit Picatic.com.

March

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Artist Talk Series 2016 Presents: Eric Lesage

North Island College School of Fine Art and Design & Emily Carr University present the Artist Talk Series 2016 with Eric Lesage, March 8 from 12 - 12:45 pm at the Comox Valley campus' Stan Hagen Theatre.

Eric Lesage is an interdisciplinary artist based on Pender Island BC. Lesage’s practice explores the intersection of craft and conceptual art. He works with ideas of labour and the handmade through process-based installations. His work challenges modern notions of productivity that place a higher value on product over process and invites the viewer into a space of thoughtful contemplation.

These ideas are manifest in his decade-long project Re: definition, a large scale installation of a single deconstructed dictionary woven into multiple panels. Previously, Lesage was Artistic Director of the artist-run center La Maison des artistes, he has exhibited at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Raw:Gallery, and he has collaborated with the ITWÉ collective on Manifestipi at The Forks and Saint Boniface Cathedral. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of l’AGAVF and the CARFAC BC and CARFAC National.

Admission is FREE and lectures are open to the public.

Any questions regarding the NIC/ECU Artist Talk series, contact Sara Vipond sara.vipond@nic.bc.ca

Interested in NIC’s Fine Arts & Design program? Find out more here.

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NIC's 6th Annual Career Fair In The Comox Valley

Exhibitors: Reserve your table & advertise in our NIC 2016 Career Fair Booklet

This exciting event will take place at Comox Recreation Centre, Friday March 18th, from 1 pm - 3:30 pm. Students can explore career paths and learn about current and upcoming job opportunities, while meeting over 30 local and regional employers.

Career Fair: For Employers

This event is designed to provide employers the opportunity to promote their companies and meet with hundreds of skilled and enthusiastic potential future employees in the Comox Valley region.

Whether you are looking for an employee to fill your short-term, seasonal, or permanent positions, you will meet with exceptional current students, soon-to-be-graduates, alumni, and community members at this event.

If you have any questions about the event or about NIC's Student Employment Services programs contact Student Services at: 1-800-715-0594 or email: questions@nic.bc.ca.

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Artist Talk Series 2016 Presents: Janet Wang

North Island College School of Fine Art and Design & Emily Carr University present the Artist Talk Series 2016 with Janet Wang, March 22 from 12 - 12:45 pm at the Comox Valley campus' Stan Hagen Theatre.

Janet Wang’s work begins from a traditional practice in two-dimensional media: drawing, egg tempera painting, and photography. The artist challenges the viewer with playful ways of seeing painting by working on sculptural, structured surfaces incorporating fabric, wood, marble, glass and mirrors.

Her artwork reacts to our digitized world of instantaneous image-making by creating laboriously deconstructed, layered portraits. The construction of identity is studied through the quotation and the reworking of traditional and historical motifs. A self-portrait is used to assume historical postures; a gesture is doubled through mirrored reflections; an image is drawn, carved, textured, painted and layered to reinstate depth into the dialogue between representation and receiver.

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and her Master of Studio Practice from the University of Leeds in England. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, and the UK, and has been awarded residencies from the Arts Council of England, ArtStarts and the Burnaby Arts Council. The artist has received the Visual Arts Development Award by the Vancouver Foundation and the Don S Williams Grant from the Fund for the Arts on the North Shore. She is currently an instructor at the Art Institute of Vancouver.

Admission is FREE and lectures are open to the public.

Any questions regarding the NIC/ECU Artist Talk series, contact Sara Vipond sara.vipond@nic.bc.ca

Interested in NIC’s Fine Arts & Design program? Find out more here.

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Metal Jewellery Info Session in Campbell River

NIC's Campbell River campus is hosting a Metal Jewellery Information Session, March 24, Thur 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in Room D209/210. This free information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet instructors and learn about the Metal Jewellery Design Certificate as well as the part-time evening, weekend and summer Studio Workshops available at NIC.

Tour the well-equipped studio, discover more about the field of jewellery making and design, learn about jewellery-making equipment and tools, and see what past students have accomplished. There is no cost to attend but we ask that you please confirm your attendance by pre-registering.

Questions? Contact Julia Peters at 1-800-715-0914.

Learn more about NIC's Continuing Education programs or watch this video featuring our Metal Jewellery Design Certificate program:

 

April

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Metal Jewellery Design Open House, Campbell River

Other Upcoming MJD Events & Notices: 

Take a look at just a few of the completed projects in our Facebook gallery, or visit the Fine Arts & Design program page to learn more about opportunities at NIC.