By Melanie Grant
Fine arts programs help build culture, life and cool people
If you’ve ever read one of my columns, you’ll know I love the live performances at the Marigold, and if you’ve been keeping up with our ever increasing schedule, you’ll know we have a great lineup of shows for 2014.
But my second favourite thing about the Marigold is our fine arts education programs. It’s so special to see adults walk by the box office holding their Ukulele cases, or hear kids doing monologues in the theatre after school and to peek in at the paintings in the workshop. Seeing, hearing and feeling the creativity flow through our building is truly special.
We have just released our Winter Fine Arts Education programs and it’s all on our Website, but here’s a highlight:
• Fine Arts Ed for Adults (Sponsored by Tim Hortons)
On Mondays we have Beginner Ukulele with Bonnie Waddlel, as well as Spanish Language Lessons and Paper Maché both with Daniela Schlie.
Tuesdays we have Watercolour Painting with Nancy Samson and Violin Lessons with Paul Campbell.
• Fine Arts Ed for Children
On Mondays we have Drama and Improv with Leana Todd and Paper Maché with Daniela Schlie.
Tuesdays we’re offering Violin Lessons with Paul Campbell.
Wednesdays Amy Brandon will be teaching Group Guitar Lessons and Saturdays I’m teaching an “Introduction to the Orchestra” class. We’ll also have a one-day Fused Glass workshop with Sharon Laska on Jan. 18.
Times, prices and dates are different for each class. It’s best to either call the box office (897-4004) or go to our website (www.marigoldcentre.ca) for information.
This winter, sign up for some culture-building, life-enhancing and cool-person-making classes. You won’t regret it.
Melanie Grant is the fundraising coordinator and MacLellan and Moffatt Financial Art Gallery curator at the Marigold Cultural Centre. She lives in Truro. www.marigoldcentre.ca