Discover your creativity with free art lessons for the MoP

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Kate Aley

Print-making, collage, basketry anyone? The Municipality of Pontiac has funded nine free art lessons in Luskville, Quyon and Breckenridge to sate your artistic appetite this fall. Five teachers from local group Get Art will be teaching a variety of creative skills in three hour lessons over three Saturday afternoons in October. The classes are free and all materials and tools are provided.

Alcohol-based inks are a fantastically fluid way to make beautiful, unusual images: special inks float on a sheen of rubbing alcohol spread over a remarkable kind of plastic paper.

October 21 and 28

Contact Tanya McCormick: ibeadtanya@gmail.com

Artist Trading Cards are mini-masterpieces, little cards decorated in every kind of way: painted, collaged, printed or sewn... the sky is the limit. Make as many as you like and trade at the end of class.

October 14 and 21

Contact Katharine Fletcher: fletcher.katharine@gmail.com

Print-making is fast and effective way to make multiple images for greeting cards or unique gifts. This easy technique results in colourful results!

October 14 and 28

Contact Chantal Dahan: chantaldahan@yahoo.ca

Basket-making is an ancient skill experiencing a revival. Learn about traditional materials and basic techniques and take home a finished basket.

October 21 and 28

Contact Michael Peterson: synergon95@gmail.com.

Scratchcard is so simple and so much fun. Instead of adding lines to paper, students scratch and scribble away the surface of the card to create all kinds of images and effects.

October 14

Contact Kate Aley: aleykate@bellnet.ca

See all art class details in the MoP fall activity bulletin, either on-line or in paper for class sites and suggested age groups.

Course descriptions are also available at Get Art's Facebook page: 

facebook.com/contactgetart

Contact the teachers directly to register!

 

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Another community hub lost: Depanneur Poirier closes down

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Kate Aley

Depanneur Poirier, at the intersection of the highway and Ch. des Pères-Dominicains, has closed. The last day of business was Thursday 22 but the owners, Janet and Jack Deschenes have been emptying shelves for weeks.

Bunny fun: Luskville playgroup celebrates Easter

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Kate Aley

Spring is here we're told, but it's still so gray and cold outside. Where can you take your under 5's when you have exhausted all the DVD options? To the free playgroup in Luskville, of course.

Above from left, Comité 0-5 animator Lisa Corrigan with personal friend Helga the rabbit and an ardent admirer at the Luskville playgroup's Easter event.

Walk right in: renovations to Family Centre ensure better, safer service

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Kate Aley

Better than a new welcome mat, a shining floor now greets visitors to the Maison de la Famille in Quyon, thanks to funding from the Ministère de la Famille. A new epoxy surface was poured last week, creating a seamless floor running though out the reception area, the Clothing Counter, kitchen and laundry.

André Fortin nominated as Liberal candidate for Pontiac

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Kate Aley

The auditorium of Onslow Elementary School was filled with supporters of MNA for Pontiac André​ Fortin on Saturday March 10. The gathering marked the re-nomination of Fortin to represent the Liberal party in the upcoming provincial elections. Community members, councilors for the Municipality of Pontiac and MRC Pontiac mayors and wardens, both past and present, were in attendance.

Community coffee: church offers warm drinks and warm reception

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Kate Aley

It is indisputably still cold outside, baby.  Éric Hébert-Daly, the new student minister at Quyon United Church, has a new idea to warm all of us up. 

On Monday 12, and on every Monday from now, Hébert-Daly will be opening the doors of the church at 1088 Clarendon Street in Quyon (next to the Post Office) between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to offer warm drinks at no charge.

Riding in style: massive upgrade to Pontiac bus route

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Kate Aley

It's smooth and it's quiet with internet access, a 36" flat screen TV and reclining seats and it leaves Allumette Island at 10 minutes to 5 am every day. This is the new coach that runs Route 148 and you can be on it. This week, riders taking the Campeau Bus Line to the city were treated to a brand-new luxury coach, a demonstration vehicle in service before the permanent vehicle becomes available in about a weeks time.

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