Discover your creativity with free art lessons for the MoP

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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

Riding in style: massive upgrade to Pontiac bus route

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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.

Slipping back: background facts

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Welcome back. While I wait for my file on the accident (December 4) to be retrieved by the MRC des Collines police, I placed calls to two local people, experts on the trucking of manure. For those who are coming in late to this, see my previous "slippery" stories archived here.

Slippery story: the update

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On Monday December 4, a serious accident was caused by some kind of slippery fluid being splashed all over the highway in Luskville. Many people commented on the unexpectedly deep puddles, the effort it took to stay on the road and the horrible stink of it. There was so much, a snow plow was called in to strip it off the road. What was that stuff? Where did it come from? I managed to find someone to talk to from the MTQ within two days. But as yet, my attempts to get information about this incident from the MRC des Collines police have been unproductive. 

Warming up for Christmas at the Santa Claus Parade

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Once more the Quyon Lions' Club Santa Claus Parade, held Saturday December 9, was a great success. Warmly-dressed families lined the streets to enjoy the decorated floats, horses and of course, St. Nick himself. As the Beach Barn is conspicuously absent this year, the parade's normal route was reversed, with participants gathering at the Ste. Marie's Catholic church parking lot and walking down the hill to the intersection with Clarendon. From there, the parade continued to the Onslow Elementary School gym where hot food and drinks were served as kids lined up to speak to Santa about a few important matters.

Slippery sh*t: unidentified effluent causes accident

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A serious single-vehicle roll-over was caused early morning on December 4 by a deep slick of some kind of waste matter spilled on Highway 148 near Parker Road in Luskville. Pools of what appeared to be septic waste or liquid animal manure were at least two or three meters in length and possibly 4 cm in depth, according to witnesses.

Christmas House Tour lights up the night

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The houses on the Quyon Pastoral Charge Christmas House Tour warmly received 150 visitors this year. Five family homes in Quyon and Luskville were decorated to perfection to the appreciation of all. Above, the Draper homestead in Luskville.

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