Art is in session in Lumby

The Monashee Arts Council is once again assisting young people in finding rewarding ways to express themselves.

  • Sep. 27, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The Monashee Arts Council hosts the eight-week Language of Art course for youth

The Monashee Arts Council is once again assisting young people in finding rewarding ways to express themselves.

Starting Thursday, MAC member Michelle Saurette will lead students on a weekly one-hour art class set to expand their horizons.

The eight-week Language of Art after-school program will focus on teaching foundational principles in art while challenging youth to view life around them with a new focus, said Saurette.

“Seeding organic truth in our youth through art comes naturally for me,” she said. “With our modern culture filled with electronic experiences, art class hosts empowerment for our youth to be heard as they find a new voice in visual expressions. As they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words.”

Saurette has a background in fine arts, advertising and human anatomy. She has gained skills over her 25 years as a teacher in health and wellness.

Classes, suitable for students in Grades 4 to 9, will take place at the Whitevalley Community Hall in Lumby on Thursdays starting Oct. 1 to Nov. 19 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Cost is  $70 for the full series with a small supplies fee, which will go to the instructor.

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Monashee Arts Council office in the Village Gallery, Lumby. Call 778-473-3029 or e-mail


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