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SUMMER ART CAMP 2013
WEEK 1 (JULY 8-12):
THEATRE & MASK-MAKING for Ages 10-14
Are you theatrically inclined? Do you love telling stories & playing characters? Here’s your chance to create your own unique mask, costume & character – and help create an original new play! Join theatre-maker Bessie Wapp and artist Fiona Brown for an exciting week of mask-making, costume design, theatre games, character development and collaborative play creation. The week culminates in a Friday performance for family and friends.
Instructors: Bessie Wapp & Fiona Brown
Oxygen Art Centre is located at 320 Vernon St (enter from the back alley way)
Bessie Wapp is a theatre maker, musician, and educator. Bessie was based in Vancouver for 20+ years where she was a core member of two performing ensembles: stilt-dance theatre company Mortal Coil and Eastern European music sextet Zeellia. With these groups Bessie performed throughout North America and in Europe, including New York City’s Lincoln Centre and Zagreb, Crotia’s, DanceWeek Festival.
In 2006 Bessie co-founded Twin Fish Theatre in Nelson, and with the company co-created Hello, I Must Be Going and Loco Phantasmo, two works inspired by stories in her family history.
Local musical theatre and opera roles Bessie has performed include Pontius Pilate (Jesus Christ Superstar, 2012), Hekate (KHAOS, 2012), and Orpheus (Orpheus & Eurydice, 2008).
Bessie plays with local music groups The Bessie Wapp Quartet, Bessie & the Back Eddies (2012 Kootenay Music Award: Best Roots/Blues), Adham Shaikh & the Outworld Orkestra, and Oxygen Orkestar.
Bessie enjoys teaching theatre & music privately & with groups.
Fiona Brown is a clay artist and certified BC teacher whose passion for travel, books, and nature has drawn her to explore the world through mixed-media art-making. She has a BA and BEd from UBC and a DFA from the Kootenay School of the Arts. Before moving from Vancouver to Nelson 15 years ago, she lived and taught in France, Spain, Guatemala, and the Czech Republic. Locally, she has taught art in schools, small group settings, and privately out of her home-based studio. Her own work involves functional and relief clay work, a series of 100 hand-made books, plaster and papier-mache masks, found-object art, low-tech prints, woodwork, and jewellery. Her clay work can be seen at fionabrown.ca. Fiona enjoys collaborating with other artists and is excited and inspired to teach a new course at Oxygen with the amazing Bessie Wapp.
Program Director – Miriam Needoba
P: 250 352 6322 E: email@example.com
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
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