GOODS: Strathcona’s “ChalkXChange” To Host Altered Book Workshop And More…

February 10, 2011 


ChalkXChange is located at 593 E. Georgia Street (at Princess Avenue) in the heart of Strathcona

News from Scout supporter ChalkXChange

Vancouver, BC | Strathcona neighbourhood hub ChalkXChange is hosting several events on the immediate horizon, among them a Valentine Party; a paper stencil screen-printing class for kids; an altered book workshop with Rachael Ashe; and the return of Chalk’s Monday night yoga classes. Get all the details on Facebook or after the jump…

There’s the Rockin Strathcona Valentine Party going down in the Schoolhouse on Saturday. Entry is by donation. Meet up with neighbors, make your own cards and other art surprises. Cookies and tea will be served.
Saturday, February 12 | 1pm – 3pm | 593 E.Georgia St. | By Donation

Rachael Ashe’s altered book workshop is an introduction to examples and techniques for transforming old books into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. There is an unlimited potential for creating interesting work by altering books through cutting, folding, rolling, collage, etc. This course will demonstrate a selection of techniques and provide a starting point for creating work of your own. The goal will be to complete one finished “folded page” altered book by the end of the workshop. Please bring at least two old books you would like to work with.
Saturday, February 19 | 1:00pm to 4:30pm | 593 E.Georgia St. | $60

It’s the return of Monday night yoga! Start your week out right by stretching both body and mind. Heather Tremain will be taking over this popular yoga class. Heather will teach a class modified to your yoga level that will encourage you to develop strength and ease within your body. The class will be Kripalu style which is a gentle hatha practice with a compassionate approach. Heather has been practicing yoga for nine years and is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Sign up for the whole 6 week series for $60!
Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28. 7pm to 8:30pm | 593 E.Georgia St. | $60

Get your kids to learn how to create their own one-of-a-kind t-shirt design! Students will learn the basics of paper stencil screen-printing: how to design, cut, and print a stencil. Each child goes home with one printed t-shirt. Suitable for children age 8 and up. Please bring your own t-shirts for printing. Instructor Duncan Martin will also have t-shirts available for purchase for $10.
Friday, February 25 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm | 593 E.Georgia St. | $35


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ChalkXChange is a neighbourhood creative commons. Like a favourite corner store, we’re nearby and sometimes serve pie. Rather than groceries, we stock ideas, stories and activities. Getting together as neighbors is the foundation for creative neighbourhoods, and in turn, creative cities. At ChalkXChange, we draw on our collective creative arts and invite the public to participate in events, workshops and projects.