Cat Fink (left)

Workshop explores creativity in various arts

For two consecutive weekends in February, the Arts Centre is excited to host a workshop not quite like anything we’ve heard of before.

For two consecutive weekends in February, the Arts Centre is excited to host a workshop not quite like anything we’ve heard of before.

It’s something of a choose-your-own creative adventure, with modules in visual art, pottery, music, fibre art, dance, writing and theatre.

The overall goal is not so much about making a perfect piece of art you could hang over the fireplace — it’s more about getting better acquainted with your creative side, and trying out a variety of media you maybe haven’t played with before.

It’s open to individuals and groups.

In the first weekend, “we are discovering what creativity is and what we can do with it,” leader Cat Fink says.

“We are giving ourselves joyful permission to make both messes and masterpieces.” Fink first presented the idea for the workshop to us about six months ago.

Since then we’ve been working out logistics and rallying the arts community to get as many people with as many creative skill-sets as possible.

“There are no such things as mistakes this weekend — we are using and celebrating everything!” Fink has a full repertoire of activities to start letting those creative juices flow.

For the second weekend we will take over every square inch of the arts centre, with modules in each of the four studios plus the upstairs Graham Kelsey room and the basement.

This is a chance to keep the creative momentum going with a variety of different outlets. Participants choose to explore further in two of the modules offered: visual art, pottery, music, fibre art, dance, writing, or theatre.

Leading each of the modules are: Chris Armstrong and Sheryl-Lynn Lewis (theatre/improv), Brandon Hoffman (music), Lesley Lloyd (pottery), Melissa Newberry (dance), Cat Prevette (visual arts), Linda Purjue (fibre art) and Sharon Taylor (writing).

The workshop runs Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26, at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. We’ve extended the early-bird price of just $140 until Sunday, Jan. 15. After that it’s $160 for the full four-day workshop.

To reserve your seat or for more information, e-mail

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