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Rotary Centre for the Arts

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421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
250-717-5304 https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/

Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts centre. At the Rotary Centre for the Arts, we continually strive to improve the economic, cultural and social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in, and appreciation of the arts.

As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms and disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of strengthening art and culture in the Okanagan.

PARKING: Metered street parking is available outside the centre. Additional parking available at the Library Parkade (one block south, access from Ellis), Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access off Cawston). PARKING MAP

August 2018

Cool Arts – Classes & Workshops

Aug 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Cool Arts Society provides quality arts experiences to local adults living with developmental disabilities through mid-week classes and weekend workshop offerings.

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EXHIBIT: Shannon Cross

August 1 - August 30
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Art has fostered in her a continuous love of learning. Shannon believes there is no right or wrong way to paint. She focuses on light, colour, and depth, often using texture. She uses many layers of paint to create something rich and interesting - using only fine acrylic products.

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EXHIBIT: Cool Arts, ‘Cool Cats’

August 1 - August 30
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This exhibition is by Cool Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fine arts opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities living in the Central Okanagan.

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EXHIBIT: Angela Hansen, ‘Morphogenesis’

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Free

Angela creates with encaustics and acrylics and her work is recognized for its organic-inspired imagery, sculptural qualities and use of texture. She is very interested in the human psyche and that which cannot be seen; that which exists through experience, time and change.

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EXHIBIT: Theresa Edwards

August 2 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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"At the time of these pieces, I was fascinated by cityscapes. I’d lived in two major cities during the previous two years; Vancouver and Calgary. Having lived in much smaller places before that, meant a big shift in perspective.

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Summer Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Aug 31, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity in Music, Drama/Dance and Visual Art.

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Summer Arts Blast Camp for Preschoolers (ages 3-5)

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$105

Pre-schoolers explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for boys and girls.

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Summer Clay and Art Camp @ Potters Addict (ages 7-12)

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Jul 9, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Jul 16, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Jul 23, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Jul 30, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 13, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 20, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Aug 27, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$190

For all mud & craft loving kids. Children learn the basic concepts of hand building, sculpture, decoration and glazing techniques, then go on to making fun loving craft projects, as well as oil, and acrylic painting techniques.

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Tea at High Noon

August 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Our English cook lovingly prepares finger sandwiches with coronation chicken, traditional scones and whipped cream, finishing off with Banoffee Pie, Lemon Curd Shortbread and a chocolate dipped strawberry!

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JAZZ JAM

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Come by, have some fun and the a chance to meet people in an approachable and relaxed environment.

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School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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With Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette, on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday each month. Open to professors and spectators.

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Salsa Thursdays (Lesson & Dance)

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$5

For all ages and skill levels! Includes SALSA lesson & dance - 30 minute lesson with dance to follow.

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WALL HANGING (adults)

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$50

You will be creating a totally unique piece of modern home decor! We will be using smooth sticks, shells, found objects and up-cycled fabrics. This style is great for beginners and enthusiasts alike!

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Shakespeare (adults/youth 13+)

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Sep 26, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Get ready for Romance and Intrigue – Wizards and Weird Sisters – Kings and Fools – Climb down off the Saddle of Reality and enter the Green World to witness the most fun aspects of Shakespeare’s World!

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September 2018

Glass Painting (ages 8-12)

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Oct 28, 2018 at 10:30am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah for her ever popular glass and porcelain painting class. We will be painting a flower vase and drinking glass using professional glass paints.

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heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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heART Fit is a practice for those seeking a creative lifestyle and improved health through creative relaxation. Open to all ages and levels of experience.

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Improv Mondays (adults)

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$125

Act without a script in this fun class designed to give you a chance to play improv Whose Line Is It Anyway games and work on a short and long form improv story.

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Yoga Mornings For Creative People (adults)

September 5 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$12 – $40

Friendly and welcoming, Eva’s class will be a mix of yoga styles and relaxing meditation. It is the perfect way to start your day! For all ability levels.

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Musical Theatre (ages 13+)

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$150 – $300

Get your triple threat on this fall in this fantastic class. Work with our fun and talented triple threat instructor, Danny Tagle who will challenge you to sing, dance and play!

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Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle w/Jim Copeman

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$10

Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do this in a nonjudgmental environment with friendly people.

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Swing Time Serenade

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sept 5th-8th & 12th -15th @ 7:30pm with matinees on September 9th & 16th @ 2pm. No performances on September 10th or 11th.
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Swingtime Serenade is a musical revue featuring popular songs from the late 30s and early 40s wrapped in a somewhat thin plot about an eccentric collection of singers auditioning for a tour of western Canada in the mythical 1940s. Tickets: Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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Tricia at the RCA!

September 6 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:15pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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By Donation

Join Tricia at the RCA for a fun, interactive evening of music.  Sing-a-long, Name-that-Tune, Be a Star!  All are welcome.  This event is By Donation.

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Lost In Space (ages 6-11)

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$150

What happens when Star Trek meets Star Wars and then confronts other legendary space adventure story heroes/heroines? All of the characters get lost in space with ridiculous, hilarious consequences.

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The Haunted Theatre (ages 11-18)

September 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$150

A classic murder mystery where everyone is a suspect and no-one knows who or what is behind the unusual disappearances in a legendary, spooky theatre.

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Rustic Coiled Basket Class (adults/youth 13+)

September 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Sep 12, 2018 at 9:30am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Make yourself a little 5” upcycled basket!

You’ll learn the deconstruction and preparation process for your material. Then you’ll choose from a selection of pre-cut/sewn kits and learn how to twist the material into a sturdy rope. Using complimentary yarn and a simple crochet technique, you’ll stitch it together to create the basket.

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Adult Lyrical Ballet (ages 18+)

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$48

A fun class taking you back to all the basic ballet terminology. This class will help to target all your core muscles. Over the weeks we will work with and away from the barre gradually building on inner muscle strength.

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Qi Gong – Relax and Recharge (adults 16+)

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Oct 23, 2018 at 12:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$48

Originating in China, Qi Gong movements are easy to follow and can be either relaxing or energizing. In both cases they improve the flow of energy (Qi), by supporting the exhale and promoting the ‘rest and repair’ state of the brain or conversely by invigorating the inhale and activating the body’s energy naturally.

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Pottery Wheel Techniques

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Sep 11, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Oct 16, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Nov 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Sep 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Aug 2, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Oct 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Nov 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$262.50

Students will learn to make cylinders, bowls and a vase. Glazing and decorating will take place on the last day.

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Hand Building Techniques

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Aug 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Sep 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Oct 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Nov 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$262.50

Students will explore the basic methods of clay forming. Slab and coil construction methods, surface decoration and glazing techniques will be developed.

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Ballet Lyrical (ages 7-12)

September 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Nov 1, 2018 at 3:30pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$57.75

Lyrical is a style of dance that blends ballet and jazz. Dancers will have fun while improving skills and knowledge in Ballet and Jazz styles and learn group choreography.

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Stained Glass Mini Workshop (adults)

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on Nov 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Dec 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

Introduction to stained glass. You will learn to cut glass, shape, foil, solder and finish a sun-catcher from a variety of easy patterns (consisting of about 4-5 pieces) ready to hang in your window.

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JUST for KIDS: Mosaic Chalk Board or Picture Frame (ages 6+)

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Using pre-cut pieces of glass (all glass has been tumbled to remove any sharp pieces). Using your creativity you will add a glass border to a chalk board.

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Mandala T-Shirts (ages 8-12)

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah for a fun and colourful class creating our own Mandala art on a T-shirt!. We will look at beautiful mandala designs and then be inspired to create our own using special fabric paints.

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Visionboarding for the Soul

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$55

Set new goals for Fall and create your own Vision Board for goal setting and/or spiritual growth in this workshop that guides you step by step through the process of creating your own Vision Board!

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Stamped Metal Charm Necklace or Bracelet (adults 16+)

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Oct 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Dec 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Personalized jewellery is all the CRAZE! Fun & Easy! In this workshop we will be hand stamping 2 or 3 charms using letter & number stamps.

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Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-6)

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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One event on Nov 7, 2018 at 9:30am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$37.50

A great way to introduce your little one to the world of dance and physical activity. Make new friends and build a foundation for ballet through songs and games focused on boosting creativity, memory, physical awareness, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

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RCA Tap Dance LEVEL ONE (adults 16+)

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 pm
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One event on Nov 1, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile. By the end of a couple of classes, you will be able to dance a short, simple routine that will sound ‘right’.

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RCA Tap Dance LEVEL TWO (adults 16+)

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
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One event on Nov 1, 2018 at 11:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$65

The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter - it makes everyone smile. By the end of a couple of classes, you will be able to dance a short, simple routine that will sound ‘right’.

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RCA Jazz Dance (adults 16+)

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

Jazz dance is a motivating, fun, upbeat class with a lot of movement. Jazz involves a broad range of styles ranging from the 1950's to modern Jazz today. This class is suitable if you are new to Jazz dance, or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.

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Beginner Acrylics for Adults

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Join Tascheleia every Thursday evening in Studio 113 from 6-8pm for Beginner Acrylics for Adults. This class is open to anyone, whether you are brand new to painting or want to refine your skill.

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Weaving on Linen-wrapped Canvas Class (adults/youth 13+)

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Oct 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on Oct 13, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Create a weaving on canvas! Kim will demonstrate how to wrap a canvas with fabric. You’ll learn to string your pre-wrapped canvas yourself and get right to work choosing your yarns, scrap fibers and torn materials.

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A Taste of Fringe

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A Taste of Fringe September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am (doors open 6:30pm) A Taste of Fringe supported by Artsco 19+ Must show ID Fringe is for renegades, for the brave, for the adventurous. Fringe is for the curious. Fringe is for Kelowna. On Saturday, September 22, curious, adventure-seeking renegades will descend on the Rotary Centre for the Arts as we pull back the curtain and reveal A Taste of Fringe. For one night only, we will welcome…

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Painting Therapeutic Mandalas for Women

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$55

Begin this workshop with open sharing, which will lead into the process of creating a therapeutic mandala, culminating in further open sharing (optional). Gain insight and make new friends in this ever popular workshop!

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FLAME WORK/Glass Bead Making: Beginner (adults 18+)

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Oct 29, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$100

Learn the oldest form of glass working techniques. In this exciting class you will learn basic bead making skills using a single fuel torch & coloured glass rods (from Italy). Basic round & square shapes, dots, frit & stringers will be covered

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KEY to HAPPINESS NECKLACE (adults)

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Put together a fabulous necklace using a key, a chandelier crystal, wire & beads. Learn some basic wire wrapping. Use of jump rings & how to make simple bead connecters.

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Coronation St. ‘Beth & Sinead’

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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A rare treat for Coronation Street fans, Beth & Sinead offer a chance to hear from the newer generation of Corrie Stars who are behind the sewing machines and exciting story lines at the Underworld factory. Showcasing Lisa George who plays Beth Sutherland and Katie McGlynn who play Sinead Tinker her niece on Britain’s longest-running television drama.

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Introduction to Mosaics (adults/youth 14+)

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Learn the ancient art of mosaics. We will be making a mosaicked glass trivet or window hanging.

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Dancers of Damelahamid: FLICKER

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Flicker is the story of a young man discovering his potential. He sets out on a journey and becomes lost; fortunately, help comes in the form of a flicker that guides him and watches over him. His journey takes him from the high cliffs of the mountains to deep beneath the waters.

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Your Body as Art for Women

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$75

Experience your being through Art! Warm up and Dance through your body one part at a time, feel each part of your body & soul.

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October 2018

10 Minute Playwright’s Hot House (adults)

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$150

Develop an idea for and complete a short play suitable for entry in a 10 Minute play competition like our very own Black Cat Cabaret with Playwrights Guild of Canada

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Pro-D at the RCA (Ages 5-10)

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Oct 19, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Nov 13, 2018 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Our professional instructors are geared up to keep youth involved & active in a variety of ways; dance/ drama games and art masterpieces, to name a few. Advance registration preferred, drop-in’s welcome.

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Grants for the Arts 101 with Lorna McParland

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop, you will learn how to find and evaluate grant opportunities and how to best structure your proposal for a successful outcome.

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Mosaic Night Light (adults/youth 14+)

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Construct a mosaic night light using a clear glass base. You will add coloured pieces of glass to make your pattern.

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Mad World-A Post-Apocalyptic Circus

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada

Come one come all for an evening of visual & performance art, music and fire!
In this wasteland of metal, muses and characters from all corners of the world, let us come together to celebrate Kinshira's 10th Year of performance!

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Van Gogh Art (ages 8-12)

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah as we create art inspired by Van Gogh. We will learn about Van Gogh and reflect on his beautiful paintings. Using acrylic, papers and ink we will create our own mixed media artwork on canvas based on Van Goghs sunflower paintings.

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Make your own Bohemian Mandala Dreamcatcher

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$55

Dreamcatchers have been a long time fascination, and recently they have entered mainstream art with many beautiful variations. Learn how to make your own beautiful bohemian mandala.

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Action Scenes (adults/youth 13+)

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Nov 14, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Want to make sure your pirates and have a great swashbuckling battle among the decks of the ship? Will your train robbers grip you with fear as they kick the ranger off of his caboose? Join us for the action workshop and pump some fun into your scenes!

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RCA Bollywood Dance (all ages)

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$55

Fun choreography filled with light steps and dance patterns. Bollywood’s contagious spirit make it the perfect dance class for all ages and abilities.

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Your Body as a Container

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$55

Envision your body & soul, your being, through a 3D container. You will have the opportunity to choose a container that you feel represents you; we will then paint, decorate, and fill this container with interesting objects that relate to your inner world and life experiences!

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RECYCLED WINE BOTTLE CHEESE BOARD with a BEADED KNIFE (adults)

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Dec 1, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Fay will provide the flattened wine bottle for the cheese board or a spoon rest… you will wire wrap beads around a knife to make a lovely decoration on the handle of the knife.

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RCA: All Bodies Dance Kelowna

October 16
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

This 6-week pilot project is for anyone with or without a disability interested in dancing and moving in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Classes will free up your creativity, your imagination and your body while celebrating our diverse ways of moving!

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Frottage Collage w/Leaf Transfer Class (adults)

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on Oct 27, 2018 at 11:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Create a lovely, 8” x 8” textured collage! In this 4 hour class, you will sift through interesting old book pages, music papers and other bits and pieces of paper and find a combination that speaks to you.

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Bestkind Comedy Tour ft: Mike Lynch, Colin Hollett, Brian Aylward

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$30

They're at it again! Colin Hollett (NTV, CTV), Mike Lynch (The Outhouse, CBC) and Brian Aylward ("Best Standup Comic" - Canadian Comedy Awards) are bringing their new BEST KIND COMEDY TOUR across Canada this fall.

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Chamber Music Kelowna -Dali Quartet & Olga Kern, piano

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm The members of the Dali Quartet are from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States and studied with world-renowned artists at Yale and Indiana Universities, Cleveland Institute of Music and Simon Bolivar Conservatory in Venezuela. Based now in Philadelphia, the quartet is sought after for its signature mix of Classical, Romantic and Latin American repertoire and engaging and passionate performances. Russian-American pianist Olga Kern was the First Prize Winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition…

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RCA Capoeira (ages 6-15)

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$60

An Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense, combining dance, and self-defense techniques, plus learn how to play music and sing Capoeira songs.

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BEAD STRINGING TECHNIQUES (adults)

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Nov 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Learn the basics of stringing beads on wire. Choose to make a necklace or bracelet. Use bead stringing wire (nylon coated stainless steel), crimp beads, beads, a lobster claw closure & jump rings to complete the project.

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Contract Basics with David Kemp

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop, you will learn how to approach contracts, including when and where to use them.

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Arts Blast for Adults

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

This evening features Art, Drama, Dance, and Music and is led by professional instructors… a stellar experience exploring the power of imagination.

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Cultural Dance & Art for Adults

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Oct 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Nov 4, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on Nov 11, 2018 at 2:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$65

Experience cultural dance through the study of basic technique and completion of a basic choreography, followed by a related cultural art project.

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WIRE WORK JEWELLERY (adults/youth 14+)

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Dec 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Learn the fundamentals of working with wire. We will make our own jewellery findings: clasps, ear wires, wire wraps and a fun & funky pendant hanger to which you will add bead dangle

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Peter Flanagan Clay Workshop

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$225

Join us for a spectacular clay event featuring Peter Flanagan. These demonstrations are on Peter's unique style in clay. Peter will be demonstrating how he uses the pottery wheel to create large plates and platters.

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God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2- The Second Coming

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from Platypus to Pocahontas in a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Fans across North America fell in love with the original show and this sequel has become even more popular!

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DREAM CATCHER NECKLACE (adults)

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Dec 17, 2018 at 5:00pm

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Put together a fabulous dream catcher necklace using a round metal circle. We will wire wrap some beads onto the circle, add a few rosary style bead connectors and attach to a chain necklace using jump rings.

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November 2018

Record Keeping: Inventory and Archives with Sarah Stang

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop, you will learn how to keep consistent records across your creative output so you can search and use them for sales, marketing, finances, applications and more.

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Birch Trees (ages 8-12)

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah as we create a beautiful acrylic/mixed media artwork on wood. Inspired by the white trees of the forest we will create our own magical scene!

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Director+Actors Lab (adults)

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$125

Work on challenging scenes/short plays with likeminded artists who wish to further their study of theatre under the guidance of a theatre professional.

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Frottage Collage Mountain Scene Class (adults)

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Nov 14, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Nov 24, 2018 at 11:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$45

Learn how to create frottage (graphite rubbings) of naturals elements. Kim will show you her interesting technique of layering the rubbings with decorative papers to create this lovely mountain scene!

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RCA 101: Exploring Chinese Calligraphy & Ink Art (ages 15+)

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$80

An absolutely fun and meditative introductory workshop on the art of Chinese calligraphy and ink wash painting.

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RCA 201: Personal Development on Chinese Calligraphy & Ink Art (adults 15+)

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$80

Charles will guide you to develop your own art specialty by drawing inspiration from Chinese calligraphy and ink painting.

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JUST for KIDS: Fused Glass Funny Faces & Animals (youth 6-11)

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Nov 12, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop you will make 3 funny faces. Choose to add a magnet for your fridge or wire to make a necklace or dangle doodle.

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Songs of the Southern Belles

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Nov 16, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Rotary Centre for the Arts presents Songs of the Southern Belles (Thu) Nov. 15 & (Fri) Nov. 16 at 7:30 PM Celebrate Country Music, Grand Ol Opry style! Songs of the Southern Belles is a concert celebrating the masterfully written melodies and lyrics of an age when country music reigned throughout the airwaves and local dances. This evening of pure gold-record entertainment is set in the traditional style of the Grand Ole Opry. Singers Anna Jacyszyn and Kinga Heming will…

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WHOLE 9 Yards of STAINED GLASS Window Art (adults)

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$135

In this 2-part workshop you will learn: basic design for project, choosing glass colours, cutting, shaping, foiling, solder, assembly and finishing techniques.

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Chamber Music Kelowna-Aspen Trio

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30pm The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. As summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School in Colorado, these artists have been playing together for more than twenty years. Violinist David Perry is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin and is first violin in the Pro Arte Quartet. He served as concertmaster of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded a number of violin…

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Turtle Mosaics (ages 8-12)

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah as we have fun creating our own unique turtle mosaics! On tile we will sketch out our design and then add seeds, beans, buttons and beads to create our beautiful turtle art.

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DIY Theatre: Create Your Own Show (adults/youth 13+)

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Dec 19, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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You’ve learned all year and you’ve worked hard! We put the reigns in your hands as this month you’ll create your own 10 Minute Productions to be performed Dec 19th in the atrium - show the experience you’ve earned this year!

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Branding: A How-to Workshop with Carrie Mayhew

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this workshop, you will learn how to create an authentic and effective brand for yourself that is consistent and speaks to your work, across all platforms: both in real life and digitally.

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Fused Glass Pendant (adults/youth 12+)

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Dec 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

Fusing is the process of melting glass in a kiln until it fuses together into one piece. Use your creative spirit to make 2 pendants or key chains. Choose from pre-cut glass foundations, frit, stringers, copper cut outs and a special dichroic glass piece are added to complete your pendants.

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Accounting Basics for the Arts

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

In this overview workshop to accounting, you will learn the basics of accounting and GST for anyone involved in the arts industry.

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December 2018

Images for Print with Harvey Bremner of Pinstripe Productions

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$25

Learn how to create high-quality images for print in multiple forms including cards, posters, large reproductions and image licensing.

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Christmas Art Creation (ages 8-12)

December 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Dec 16, 2018 at 10:30am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$20

Join Sarah! We will be making handmade cards and decorations, painting on porcelain, creating a unique winter-themed artwork on canvas, and painting a wooden box to keep all those treasures safe!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Dec 15, 2018

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Dec 9, 2018

An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Dec 16, 2018

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Based on the story by Charles Schultz with permission of Tams Witmark Music Library, Inc. Okanagan Premiere This shining Charles Schultz classic, complete with original music, is perfect for all ages and a wonderful celebration of the holiday season. Tickets:$25 Adult, $20 Members(show ID) $15 Child 12 and under Purchase below, or call the Rotary Centre for the Arts box office at 250-717-5304.

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O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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James & Jamesy (UK) presents O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHcoN_bXWw4&w=560&h=315] Show Description: Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! Following the smashing success of their 2016 & 2017 Canadian comedy tours, London’s 3-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea. When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action,…

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January 2019

Test event

Jan 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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This is a test

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Winter Break Arts Blast DAY Camps (ages 5-10)

Jan 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Jan 3, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on Jan 4, 2019 at 9:00am

Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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$40

These day programs offer the total arts experience for kids, on your schedule! This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity with classes in drama and/or dance, and art/crafts.

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Chamber Music Kelowna-Lysander Piano Trio

Jan 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30pm The Lysander Piano Trio was formed at The Juilliard School in New York in 2009 and takes its name from Shakespeare’s: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and the C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, this Trio has performed extensively in major centers across North America. Highlights include performances at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall,…

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The Lovelocks

Jan 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Some songs, from the very first note, strike a chord with the listener. They immediately captivate and enrapture, and suddenly it feels as though the song has been around for a lifetime, new and old memories instantly associated with the melodies and hooks. From the very beginning, MDM Recordings Inc/Universal Music Canada country duo The Lovelocks (comprised of Ali Raney and Zoë Sparrow) have written and recorded tracks that do just that. Their latest single, the fun-loving “Staycation”, melds the…

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February 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-Mark Fewer violin & Hank Knox, harpsichord

Feb 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:30pm The rarely performed Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord of J.S. Bach have been called “miracles of music”, where a single violin embarks on some of the most remarkable musical discourses ever written. Juno Award- winning violinist Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked for of a violinist, from the early Baroque to avant-garde. His varied career includes concert master of the Vancouver Symphony, performing in chamber music…

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April 2019

Chamber Music Kelowna-New Orford String Quartet

Apr 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30pm The members of the New Orford String Quartet are concertmasters and principal cellist and violist in the Montreal, Detroit and Toronto Symphonies. Champions of Canadian works, the New Orford String Quartet regularly programs contemporary and commissioned works in their concerts, with repertoire spanning 225 years. The quartet tours the major cities of North America as well as bringing their performances to smaller centres and rural communities that may not otherwise hear chamber music. The…

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