What: Whistler Childrens Art Festival
When: July 15-16
You might have come across Michael Komicks handiwork at last years Whistler Farmers Market, and if you didnt kids have a chance to learn about the art of wood carving at Komicks Paddle Carving Workshop, one of more than 90 classes offered at the Whistler Childrens Art Festival July 15 and 16 at Creekside.
"Ill tell them about the wood and give them a basic idea about carving," said Komick from his Maple Ridge home. "My wife and I have been coming up to the festival for the past three years. Its always a fun weekend."
So much fun that festival workshops sell out immediately. Officials recommend people sign up for classes as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Registry runs Monday, July 10 to Wednesday, July 12.
Workshops include everything from T-shirt printing and breakdancing to magic and drumming. Music, theatre, dance, photography and art workshops are available for children three to nine years old Saturday and Sunday.
To register, call 604-938-9221 from Monday to Wednesday between 1 and 4 p.m. Mastercard or Visa accepted. People can also register by dropping by the Whistler Arts Council located between Lot 1/9 and Marketplace.
Festival volunteers are also needed. Contact email@example.com or 604-938-9221.
Feel the thundering of African drums and learn what its like to grow up in Africa with stories and crafts in Liz Blomkamps Amazing Africa workshop Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 1-2 p.m. Classes for 3-7 year olds. Workshop $3.
Childrens entertainer and television personality Art Napoleon will share the legends of First Nations peoples in First Nations Storytelling Saturday from11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Workshop $4.
Learn how to mystify family and friends with the hocus pocus of Tony "Zany Zack" Kazoleas who will share the secrets of magic in the Magic workshop Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. Classes for 7-9 year olds. Workshop $4.
Listen to stories then transform into a colourful creature for a critter conga through the festival in the Nylon Zoo workshop with Angela Brown, the Ta Daa lady Saturday 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-2 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Workshop $5.
Learn to spin on your head with the best of them with a Breakdance workshop from Soul Funktion Dance Studios Aaron Webb Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. for kids 5-7 years old and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for kids 7-9 years old. Workshop $5.