wood turningFive Owen Sound businesses are joining forces to create the Pop Up Downtown Campus during the week of Monday August 12 to Friday August 16. Each venue is offering classes and all registrants will be invited to evening programming featuring art talks, presentations, author readings and more.

The Pop Up Downtown Campus is an innovative new program linking five independent businesses. The wide range of classes offered provides all ages with opportunities to learn new skills from local experts.

Classes will include Wood Engraving with Wesley Bates at Grey Gallery (226 664-2776); Woodturning with Carl Durance as well as Making a Table with Pierre Rousseau at Intersections WOOD Gallery (519 371-4998); Cheese Classes with Cody Hawes at The Milk Maid (519 372-1170); Kids' Art Classes at The Workshop/Artists' Co-op (519 371-0759); and Poetry & Spoken Word with Richard-Yves Sitoski as well as Songwriting Seminar with Larry Jensen at The Ginger Press (519 376-4233).

"We are very excited to be connecting with other businesses in this week-long schedule full of creative opportunities for all ages," says organizer Maryann Thomas of The Ginger Press. "We are all finding our customers are becoming more interested in the experience of making and we are pleased to offer such a dynamic lineup of local experts willing to share their skills. Collaborating with like-minded businesses to do this is a great way to build partnerships, strengthen the downtown community and provide a remarkable expanded opportunity for our customers."

For details on times and availability and to register for The Pop Up Downtown Campus, please contact the individual venues. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required.

source: media release




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