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

UPDATED: Quyon Community Centre

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●PUBLISHER'S NOTE: It was discovered after this update was published that the Municipality of Pontiac and the builder, Lalonde Cantin Construction (LCC), are locked in a dispute the full nature of which is unclear at this time. Despite multiple attempts to reach out to the Municipality, clarification of the causes of the dispute, as well as the dispute's influence on the completed project's delivery date or when the new community centre will open have not been forthcoming, and are therefore unknown. We continue to follow this story and we will bring you any updates as they become known.

Originally published on October 14th, 2018
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Work continues on Quyon Community Centre
by: Kate Aley

Everyone is watching the beautiful new Quyon Community Centre nearing completion with equal amounts of impatience and excitement. Final touch-ups on paint and drywall were being done as of last week, including finishing the stairs to the Mezzanine level.

Perfect waste management

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Sheila McCrindle

There is an old saying among environmentalist “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”  This applies whenever solutions to environmental problems are being devised. Especially solutions involving human behaviour.  It means that just because a solution is not perfect does not mean it is not good.  Dealing with household organic waste is just such an example.

Free art classes: meet the teachers part 3

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Get Art teacher Tanya McCormick, wearing some of her unique copper jewelry

Believe it or not, all of us have a naturally creative streak and these free art classes, hosted by the Municipality of Pontiac, are the perfect opportunity to dig into it. Next in our roster of Get Art teachers is Tanya McCormick who will be teaching on Saturday, October 27th at the Luskville Community Centre.

Free art classes: meet the teachers part 2

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Kate Aley

Get Art, the travelling art school based in the Pontiac, is fortunate to be able to offer all-ages classes again this year. Thanks to funding from the Municipality of Pontiac, the four classes across our three communities are absolutely free of charge for residents. 

Today we meet Luskville's Chantal Dahan who will be teaching printmaking in Breckenridge on Saturday, October 20th.

Free art classes for the municipality: meet the teachers

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Thanks to the generosty of the Municipality of Pontiac, four art classes are being offered to our community, absolutely free of charge. Details of the classes can be found in your fall activities bulletin, delivered in your mail box last week. Pontiac2020.ca interviewed the four teachers to find out more about the classes and the artists.

A Tale of Two Approaches

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Sheila McCrindle and Kevin Brady

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The MRC des Collines de Gatineau is comprised of 7 municipalities. The smallest Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette is small enough to be exempt from complying with the Provincial Residuals Strategy. The two most densely populated, Cantley and Chelsea, have respectively 83 and 60 people per square kilometre. These two municipalities also have the highest median household income by a considerable margin.

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