COS Spring 2017 Recreation Guide

Surrey Arts Centre 

Spring Exhibitions AT THE SURREY ART GALLERY Experience new art, new ideas, and new media at Surrey’s contemporary art museum. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Jim Adams: A Retrospective High Muck A Muck: Playing Chinese Apr 8−June 11 Opening Party: Saturday, April 8 | 7:30−9:30pm Surrey-based artist Jim Adams paints landscapes and portraits inspired by local peoples and geographies and those of ancient civilizations including Africa. In the TechLab, interact with High Muck A Muck , an installation that explores Chinese immigration to the west coast of Canada—both historical and contemporary. We’ve got other exhibits on view too! Over the course of the exhibits, events like talks, tours, and Family Sunday—where families explore, enjoy, and create art together—are fun and engaging opportunities to connect with the artworks and the ideas behind them. Find out more at

Art Instructor PROFILES Surrey Art Gallery invites you to learn with instructors who are experienced art educators and practicing artists. Here are three of our spring instructors. Sarah Leigh Sarah Leigh has a diploma in Classical Animation from the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. She has worked as a character animator for television; the shows include Being Ian , Chaotic , and Delilah and Julius . Sarah enjoys teaching and helping students create and strengthen their ideas through the art of drawing and animation, and creating different characters and bringing their personalities to life. This quarter, Sarah will be teaching Cartooning & Comics, Claymation Puppet Making, and The Art of the Graphic Novel and Manga. See pages 72 and 78.

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Volunteering Are you a people person who’s passionate about art? Do you enjoy learning new things? Join our dynamic team of volunteers to enrich visitors’ experiences of contemporary art and your own as well! Contact Chris Dawson-Murphy, Volunteer Program Coordinator: | 604-501-5198 Children’s Art Program Assistants Inspire young artists to express their creativity! Volunteer at art classes or day camps where you’ll learn to organize art materials, supervise students, and assist the artist educators.

Noelle Horrocks Noelle Horrocks has a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and training in early childhood education. She has been teaching art for nearly 20 years at organizations including Arts Umbrella, City of Vancouver, and Shadbolt Centre for the

Arts. She is passionate about sharing opportunities to learn and grow through art. Noelle’s personal art practice focusses on ceramics and 3D installation. In the spring, some of the classes Noelle will be teaching are Art Explosion for preschool aged children, and a number of clay classes for several age groups. See pages 66, 69 and 72.

Opening receptions are a fun way to see new art and connect with people.

Gallery Event Volunteers Do you thrive in dynamic settings engaging with people? Gallery Event volunteers provide support at artist talks, exhibit openings, Family Sundays, and more.

Claire Cilliers Claire Cilliers is a professional artist whose work spans broad cross-cultural connections. She is an innovative children’s art educator and has a special interest in projects that fuse community and classroom. She has been inspiring children in Surrey for a number of years—

We love seeing families create art together at our Family Sundays.

first through the Surrey International Children’s Festival, and then by instructing day camps and courses at the Arts Centre. Claire has a great enthusiasm for a wide range of artistic media and is able to share this with all of her students in imaginative and creative ways. This spring, Claire will be teaching, among other things, Art Express. See page 72.

THERE’S MORE Look in these sections for performing arts classes! Children | Youth | Adults Look in these sections for visual art classes! Early Years | Children | Youth | Adults

Gallery Youth Docent Program Explore contemporary art, hone your presentation skills, develop education programs, and learn to lead. As a Youth Docent, you’ll enhance exhibitions through activities that are both fun and educational.

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