March 18, 2014 – March 22, 2014 all-day
Kokanee Creek Park and Busk Ski area

Inviting children, 6-10 years old to explore the natural world with a sense of curiosity, imagination and creativity. Art supplies provided, please bring lunch and snacks and lots of clothes to be warm outside all day. Monday and Wednesday: Hiking and Art at Kokanee Creek Park
Tuesday and Thursday: X-C Skiing and Art at Busk 11:00 – 3:00

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March 18, 2014 – March 28, 2014 all-day
NELSON STITCH LAB, 905 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC V1L, Canada

– MARCH 18, 19, 20 9:00-12:00 (8-11) OR 1:00-4:00 (12 & up)
– MARCH 25, 26, 27 9:00-12:00 (12 & up)OR 1:00-4:00 (8-11)
$110 + tax

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March 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria St – Nelson, BC

Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm.


The Wailers will perform ‘Legend’ in it’s entirety, along with other hits from their days with Bob Marley. Special guest Shane Philip will open.

This show is General Admission. All seats are $47.50 + $1 service fee, and GST. Public Onsale Wednesday December 18th 2013 through the Capitol Theatre Box Office at 421 Victoria St in Nelson, by phone at (250) 352 6363, or online at the Capitol Theatre website

On The Road Productions Website
The Wailers Website
Capitol Theatre Website
Shane Philip Website

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March 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

frozenDirected by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

102 mins.  Rated G (Subtitles for songs to sing along!)

Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna’s sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It’s a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can’t stop. She fears she’s becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.

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March 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Oxygen Art Centre, 320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E4, Canada



OR CALL TO REGISTER: 250 352 6322 OR EMAIL: info@oxygenartcentre.org


WEEK 1 (MARCH 17-21):

SAC_kids_14_FINAL_for_webPUPPET SHOW for Ages 5-10

Course dates:
March 17-21
9am – noon Ages 5-7
2 – 5pm Ages 8-10
Cost: $120

Children will be introduced to the process of creating a 5-minute puppet show. Topics covered will include storyline and character development, stage/set design, and puppet design. The finale will be a fantastic show put on for parents and friends.

Instructors: Laura Hyde & Chelsey Freyta

WEEK 2 (MARCH 24-28):

Oxygen_StopMotionPoster_14_WEBSTOP MOTION ANIMATION CAMP for Ages 9-16

Course dates:
March 24-28
9am – noon Ages 9-16 Introduction to animation
2 – 5pm Ages 9-16 Intermediate animation
Cost: $130

Oxygen Art Centre has pulled out all the stops again this year to bring you Suez Holland and her extensive skills as an animator and teacher. With 7 years experience working with groups of young students at The Gulf Island Film and TV School, Suez offers quick hands-on creativity. Learn how to magically move paper cut-outs frame-by-frame and turn your sequence into a movie clip. Take your character development and animation skills to the next level.

Working with Suez this year at Animation Camp is artist and Art Director is Andy Chambers.

Schedule Introduction to animation:
Day 1 – Introduction to animation and techniques for capturing frame-by-frame
Day 2 – Story boarding, character development and paper cut-out puppet making
Day 3 – Production of animated exercises
Day 4 – Production of animated clips
Day 5 – Production of animated clips and screening *family and friends are invited to come half an hour before the end of camp for a screening of work produced

Schedule Intermediate animation:
Day 1 – Story boarding, character development and paper cut-out puppet making
Day 2 – Continue story, set and character development and begin production
Day 3 – Production of a short animation
Day 4 – Production of a short animation
Day 5 – Post production and screening *family and friends are invited to come half an hour before the end of camp for a screening of work produced


Scholarships available for Stop Motion Animation Camp at Oxygen for Ages 12+

Scholarships are available for students ages 12 to 19, though the Community Directed Youth Activity Grant Fund administered by Kootenay Kids! Please contact Jordan Dupuis, Youth Grants Program Coordinator for more information about how to apply for a scholarship: P: (250)352-6678 x 235 E: jordand@kootenaykids.ca



OR CALL TO REGISTER: 250 352 6322 OR EMAIL: info@oxygenartcentre.org


Last Spring we developed a different format for Art Camp where teachers proposed to work with students on projects over the duration of the camp, culminating in a performance or screening on the last day of camp. Camp was a great success and we are excited to be able to share with you some of the wonderful work produced as a result of these camps.

Puppet Show Camp brought joy to the heart! One parent reported that her son literally leapt out of bed in the mornings, in eagerness to come to Camp each day! Chelsey Freyta and Laura Hyde will be offering Puppet Show camp again next Spring Break. Thanks to Natasha Smith for sending in her phone video of the performance, you can see it on Oxygen’s new Youtube channel at: http://youtu.be/kajAThKCriI


Oxygen Art Centre has made an Art Camp channel on Youtube to exhibit all of the amazing animations produced by students aged 9 – 15, at the Spring Break Stop Motion Animation Camps in Nelson and 1-Day Workshops on the East shore. Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/user/OxygenArtCentreCamps
Student’s animations are posted individually and on group reels:
Camp – Ages 9-11: http://youtu.be/8wgMIxZF5Oc
Camp – Ages 12-15: http://youtu.be/aYyRzhHKkDI
1 day Workshops – Ages 9-15: http://youtu.be/P0kWxa_8GDI

Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges support for its Children and Youth Programming from; Government of British Columbia through Community Gaming grants, Columbia Basin Trust through Community Initiatives for City of Nelson and Area A, and Nelson and District Credit Union. Special thanks to Crawford Bay School for hosting our Animation Workshops last Spring and to Osprey Community Foundation for support of our online registration systems.



Laura Hyde

Laura Hyde studied Fine Art at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She practices ceramics, drawing, fibreart and printmaking. Working with children has been a passion since high school, and her first summer as the Arts and Crafts director of a summer camp near her hometown of Truro, Nova Scotia. In 2006, Laura moved to Nelson and has made a home here, working, teaching and running a small business. Laura also enjoys singing, biking and walking her dog in our beautiful neck of the woods.


Chelsey Freyta

Chelsey is an international designer/ illustrator with clients in Australia, USA and Europe. She has a Bachelor of design and a certicate in fashion styling. Chelsey has loved creating art since a young age. With all her work she enjoys developing characters and pieces that tell a story. She’s very excited to be teaching puppets this spring with her accomplice Laura Hyde .

Chelsey Freyta


Suez Holland

Suez first began animating in 1993 while studying art in Belgium. Near the art college, there was an animation school for kids very much like the one in Nelson, where groups of kids aged 9 – 16 could learn how to magically move objects frame-by-frame and turn the sequence into a movie. Suez worked at this kids art school throughout her time in Belgium, which eventually led her to re-direct all studies towards animation back in Canada.
Since then, Suez has taught over 8 years of classes to kids and youth of all ages, most notably at The Gulf Islands Film and Television School. Currently, Suez creates animated sequence for musical stage shows and bands, weaving together techniques in stop motion, digital motion graphics, and video compositing.

Suez trained as an illustrator/cartoonist at Academie des Beaux Arts de Liege, then went on to get a degree in Animation at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Following that, she honed her animation skills even further with Video Compositing Courses at Vancouver Film School. Her animation career features work on ‘I, Robot’, ‘Stargate’, and ‘Blades of Glory’, as well as concert video design for musicians such as ‘U2′, ‘Mix Master Mike’, ‘Beats Antique’, and ‘Mother Mother’.

To see more of her work, visit www.electrabelle.com


Andy Chambers

Andy Chambers got an early start in film industry as an actor on the Gemini award winning series Degrassi High. He then attended the University of British Columbia where he moved behind the camera working as a programer and line producer for UBC-TV and the Knowledge Network and eventually Whistler Cable TV. Andy then began producing and directing short films, taking his early working to the Whistler Filmmaker Showdown, Sao Paulo Film festival in Brazil and the CBC. In 2012 Andy began working with award winning animator Jeff Chiba Stearns to bring a 3D animated world to life in a 3 part series of commercials for the Ministry of BC Health. For the last 15 years Andy has focused his creative work in the Art Department of the Vancouver Commercial TV industry, art directing commercials for a long client list such as Mattel, Mitsubishi, Best Buy and BC Elections.

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Program Director – Miriam Needoba

P: 250 352 6322 E: info@oxygenartcentre.org



A note from Art Camp founder – Anita Levesque
Art is essential. It connects us and brings great joy to our lives. By making and creating, we become problem solvers, exercising both sides of our brains. It is a celebration of beauty, a mode to express what is deep within, and a tool to better understand our place in the world.

That which is most essential is often overlooked and taken for granted. The arts are under represented in our schools and communities today. Understanding the importance of art education for our children and youth has been the core inspiration behind our children’s art programming over the past three years. It is with great joy that we see this program growing and becoming a consistent and reliable way for parents to enrich their child’s lives through art.

Thank you to all of you that have been a part of this journey, so far. We look forward to seeing even more smiles and excitement on children’s and parent’s faces as our program develops.

Anita Levesque, on behalf of Oxygen Art Centre


Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support in the development of it online registration capabilities from:





Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of its Community and Youth Education Programming from Government of British Columbia and Nelson & District Credit Union

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March 17, 2014 – March 31, 2014 all-day
Kootenay Keyboard and Piano Academy, 314 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1Y8, Canada

Curious about piano lessons? Kootenay Keyboard Academy offers a 3 session trial program for kids. Schedule 3 private lessons anytime over spring break at your convenience. Kids will be introduced to piano in a fun positive environment. We’ll cover note reading, ear training, keyboard geography, rhythm, theory, dynamics, symbols, posture etc through a variety of fun activities, and we’ll be playing some tunes on the piano too! This is a great time to try piano lessons before committing to regular weekly lessons. Ages 4- 15yrs. (Beginners welcome or those with some previous experience) Keyboard rentals available so you can practice at home if you like. 3/30 minute sessions is $50.
For info and to register call Deborah Nasmyth ARCT 250 505 3345 kka45@hotmail.com

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March 16, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

nonstop_xlg106 min. Rated PG

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

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March 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us this Sunday, March 16th
7 – 8:30 pm Pacific (New Length – 1.5 hours)

For the first Bhajan Blast of 2014!

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We’ll be honouring Swami Radha’s birthday (March 20th) with special Prasad, bhajans and dance.

You may want to organize a special Prasad for your gathering as well!


On Sunday night, just go to: yasodhara.org/bhajan-blast

You’ll be able download lyrics and chat with us.

Just type in your name on the bottom right where it says “Enter Name Here” and start sharing in the text box below.

Join us wherever you are!


Previous Bhajan Blasts are available for viewing 24/7 at: yasodhara.org/bhajan-blast/bhajan-blast-archive


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