As we move into fall and wrap our bodies in warmth for the winter, we are enticed to slow down.

Lovingkindness is a meditation practice that intentionally evokes friendliness and compassion towards yourself and others. Please join us for tea, engaging

conversations and to explore lovingkindness meditation

TUESDAYS

5:30-6:30pm

$32 / 5 classes (Nov.12- Dec.10)

$7 / drop in

The SAORI philosophy from Japan encourages you to “Look out with Eyes that Shine” and see beauty everywhere around you.  When you sit at the loom to weave you can transform those inspirations into one-of-a-kind cloth to be used for clothing, as a wall hanging, in your home, as a bag, or anything else you might decide.
Looms are provided and ready to weave on and all materials are supplied.  Explore with colour, texture and fibre and take your beautiful weaving home with you.
This workshop is for anyone (ages 8 and up), no weaving experience is required.
For those that have their own SAORI loom you can also join us as a community weaver.

Registration information is on the website –

Spaces are limited, please register with Terri at saorisaltspring@gmail.com.
The SAORI philosophy from Japan encourages you to “Look out with Eyes that Shine” and see beauty everywhere around you.  When you sit at the loom to weave you can transform those inspirations into one-of-a-kind cloth to be used for clothing, as a wall hanging, in your home, as a bag, or anything else you might decide.
Looms are provided and ready to weave on and all materials are supplied.  Explore with colour, texture and fibre and take your beautiful weaving home with you.
This workshop is for anyone (ages 8 and up), no weaving experience is required.
For those that have their own SAORI loom you can also join us as a community weaver.

Registration information is on the website –

Spaces are limited, please register with Terri at saorisaltspring@gmail.com.
The SAORI philosophy from Japan encourages you to “Look out with Eyes that Shine” and see beauty everywhere around you.  When you sit at the loom to weave you can transform those inspirations into one-of-a-kind cloth to be used for clothing, as a wall hanging, in your home, as a bag, or anything else you might decide.
Looms are provided and ready to weave on and all materials are supplied.  Explore with colour, texture and fibre and take your beautiful weaving home with you.
This workshop is for anyone (ages 8 and up), no weaving experience is required.
For those that have their own SAORI loom you can also join us as a community weaver.

Registration information is on the website –

Spaces are limited, please register with Terri at saorisaltspring@gmail.com.
The SAORI philosophy from Japan encourages you to “Look out with Eyes that Shine” and see beauty everywhere around you.  When you sit at the loom to weave you can transform those inspirations into one-of-a-kind cloth to be used for clothing, as a wall hanging, in your home, as a bag, or anything else you might decide.
Looms are provided and ready to weave on and all materials are supplied.  Explore with colour, texture and fibre and take your beautiful weaving home with you.
This workshop is for anyone (ages 8 and up), no weaving experience is required.
For those that have their own SAORI loom you can also join us as a community weaver.

Registration information is on the website –

Spaces are limited, please register with Terri at saorisaltspring@gmail.com.

Artful Intention Setting is a monthly workshop where we will explore the concept and practice of intention setting through art journaling and creativity. In this workshop, we will discuss what intention setting is, how it can be useful to you and aid with living more fully in the present moment, brainstorm and choose intentions to set for the month ahead, and distill this intention into creative art through an art journaling process. The art journal you make will be your monthly reminder, or maybe even a page that you add to throughout the month, that will help you to keep your intentional practice.

Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artful-intention-setting-tickets-72746780579

Details: 2 hours   |   $65/person

Art journals and journaling materials will be provided. However, if you have a favourite journal already please bring it with you. The journals provided are blank pages, not lined or gridded.

Tea and some snacks will also be provided. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please leave a note in your registration or email love@themakewitch.ca

Location: 4 Corners Community Collective on Haultain St, Victoria BC, V8R 2K2

Maximum 8 spots available.

Cady’s philosophy around Intention Setting: “Setting a monthly intention is not adding another thing to your never-ending list of what you have to do each month. It is an active practice of slowing down and allowing some focus into your life that is not met with judgement or failure. Even if you set an intention at the beginning of the month and totally forget about it, you have not failed! Intention setting is a buildable practice that takes time to become an everyday part of your life. Intentions can be as abstract or specific as you need because you are deciding where and how to invite a bit more focus into your everyday. Each step forward is a step in living slower and being more aware and available for the present moment.

Cady’s goal is to source the majority of the art materials used for her workshops second hand. If you or someone you know has gently-used to half-used materials they no longer love and would like to donate, please email love@themakewitch.ca and Cady will arrange to come pick them up. Let’s use up those art materials that still have life rather than throwing them in the landfill. All fully used art materials will be recycled and properly disposed of through Zero Waste Box by TerraCycle.

Optional items to bring:

  • Your favourite art journal (if you have one, otherwise journals will be provided)
  • Favourite pen or art supplies if you have them (a variety of art supplies will be provided)

Transportation/Parking Options:

Free parking (and bike parking) is available around the studio. The location is also close to a number of bus routes (specifically the 22, 27, 28).

TIMES & DATES

  • Tuesday Oct 29, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
  • Friday Nov 29, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm

EVENT ORGANIZER and contact information for registration

Cady Brimacombe is a practicing multimedia artist focusing on fibre arts, painting, and collage. Read more about her and her practice via her website: www.themakewitch.ca.

For questions or concerns, please email love@themakewitch.ca.

Artful Intention Setting is a monthly workshop where we will explore the concept and practice of intention setting through art journaling and creativity. In this workshop, we will discuss what intention setting is, how it can be useful to you and aid with living more fully in the present moment, brainstorm and choose intentions to set for the month ahead, and distill this intention into creative art through an art journaling process. The art journal you make will be your monthly reminder, or maybe even a page that you add to throughout the month, that will help you to keep your intentional practice.

Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artful-intention-setting-tickets-72746780579

Details: 2 hours   |   $65/person

Art journals and journaling materials will be provided. However, if you have a favourite journal already please bring it with you. The journals provided are blank pages, not lined or gridded.

Tea and some snacks will also be provided. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please leave a note in your registration or email love@themakewitch.ca

Location: 4 Corners Community Collective on Haultain St, Victoria BC, V8R 2K2

Maximum 8 spots available.

Cady’s philosophy around Intention Setting: “Setting a monthly intention is not adding another thing to your never-ending list of what you have to do each month. It is an active practice of slowing down and allowing some focus into your life that is not met with judgement or failure. Even if you set an intention at the beginning of the month and totally forget about it, you have not failed! Intention setting is a buildable practice that takes time to become an everyday part of your life. Intentions can be as abstract or specific as you need because you are deciding where and how to invite a bit more focus into your everyday. Each step forward is a step in living slower and being more aware and available for the present moment.

Cady’s goal is to source the majority of the art materials used for her workshops second hand. If you or someone you know has gently-used to half-used materials they no longer love and would like to donate, please email love@themakewitch.ca and Cady will arrange to come pick them up. Let’s use up those art materials that still have life rather than throwing them in the landfill. All fully used art materials will be recycled and properly disposed of through Zero Waste Box by TerraCycle.

Optional items to bring:

  • Your favourite art journal (if you have one, otherwise journals will be provided)
  • Favourite pen or art supplies if you have them (a variety of art supplies will be provided)

Transportation/Parking Options:

Free parking (and bike parking) is available around the studio. The location is also close to a number of bus routes (specifically the 22, 27, 28).

TIMES & DATES

  • Tuesday Oct 29, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
  • Friday Nov 29, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm

EVENT ORGANIZER and contact information for registration

Cady Brimacombe is a practicing multimedia artist focusing on fibre arts, painting, and collage. Read more about her and her practice via her website: www.themakewitch.ca.

For questions or concerns, please email love@themakewitch.ca.

Kate Kennedy’s debut solo show featuring wood-fired and modern made pottery. 
Raw and Refined is a collection of work exploring the polarities and balance within the making process and a reflection on relationships within clay. 
You are invited to join  
Opening night November 8, 6-9pm
Artist talk and works available for purchase November 8-9 
 
TIMES & DATES November 8-9.  Opening will be on Friday night 6-9pm.
Kate Kennedy’s debut solo show featuring wood-fired and modern made pottery. 
Raw and Refined is a collection of work exploring the polarities and balance within the making process and a reflection on relationships within clay. 
You are invited to join  
Opening night November 8, 6-9pm
Artist talk and works available for purchase November 8-9 
 
TIMES & DATES November 8-9.  Opening will be on Friday night 6-9pm.

On-Camera Acting Technique
w/Graham McDonald & Ramsey Fendall
4 Corners Community Collective, 1508 Haultain Street

TUESDAYS, 7-10pm, November 5 – December 10

Are you looking to spend more time in front of the camera? Want constructive critique that will strengthen your on-camera presence?  This 6-week On-Camera Acting Technique is for you!

We will work with students at their individual experience level, so all levels are welcome. Some experience with character development and script breakdown is useful but not a prerequisite for this course. Script work will change regularly, and will focus on advancing camera presence through dialogue, monologues, improvisation, and camera exercises. Post-shoot viewing sessions and group-led constructive critique will take place in each class, offering students a safe environment in which to grow in their work.

The course objectives are for students to advance their on-camera performance techniques through focused, natural and spontaneous work, while fostering brave choices that will have them standing out from the crowd.

On-Camera Acting Technique
w/Graham McDonald & Ramsey Fendall
4 Corners Community Collective, 1508 Haultain Street

TUESDAYS, 7-10pm, November 5 – December 10

$240 (no tax) –– Space is limited!. We prefer small class sizes so each student gets more time on-camera. Secure your seat by e-transfer to grahamseytheory@gmail.com. Please include the name of the student and email address. Please note that refunds, partial refunds or make-up classes are not offered.

Want to maximize your actor training?
Talk to us about discounts on combining a class with a coaching package that allows you to get private coaching on top of your weekly classwork.

Students enrolled in this course are eligible for discounted pricing on production services from Grahamsey Theory, including demo reel material, private coaching,  audition tapes, and other services.

Testimonials
“Graham has an unconventional head-to-tail approach to acting — he is able to create a teaching environment that feels safe to explore one’s individuality while celebrating the value of the team dynamic. Graham is one of the most caring and insightful teachers I have ever worked with.”
— Fletcher Donovan, A Million Little Things (ABC), Supernatural (FX Network), Unspeakable (CBC/Sundance TV), The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Studios), DRINK, SLAY, LOVE (Lifetime)

“Graham McDonald’s style is like no other. He has the precision of a surgeon in his direction, and with his hands-on style, has the ability to completely re-route a scene, leaving the actors with a depth of understanding of themselves and their characters.” — Leanne Allen, Actor

“Ramsey is that rare combination of working filmmaker and natural teacher. We have collaborated on a variety of film projects — fiction and documentary — and whether it is directing, behind the camera or in the edit suite, he is uniquely able to combine long experience with a sense of craft and creative flare. Ramsey is also able to distill his immense knowledge of the many technical aspects of filmmaking, and not only put it to work, but patiently teach it by example to those lucky enough to be working with him.” — Elizabeth Giamatti, A Woman Like Me (producer and director), All Is Bright(producer), Cold Souls (producer), Pretty Bird (producer)

Biographies

Graham McDonald is an actor’s director. He is also a co-founder of Grahamsey Theory, a boutique independent film production company in Victoria, BC. He is known for his hands-on and personal style of teaching and directing. Actors feel comfortable around him and he gets results. He has been producing independent film and theatre for over 20 years. His recent directing credits include: Norman – short film (SHORT CIRCUIT: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2019) Seat of My Pants Productions, Crown Appointed Counsellor – Grahamsey Theory (an ongoing improvised feature), Death – music video for August Mountain, Year-end Performance Project: Demo Reels with Ramsey Fendall, Things We Said Today by Neil LaBute – The Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, Bent by Martin Sherman – Victoria Refugee Initiative, Goers Art Project (short film), Autobahn by Neil LaBute – The Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley – Belle & The Tide, Lear by Edward Bond – The Victoria Academy of Arts, Runaway by Mika Laulainen – Theatre SKAM, Siblings (short film), the operas Cosi fan tutte by Mozart and Don Pasquale by Donizetti – Fear No Opera, Blackbird by David Harrower, The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh, The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson, Shining City by Conor McPherson, Pornography by Simon Stephens, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, The Caretaker by Harold Pinter, The Life Inside by J.F. Tait (AD) – The Belfry, Swimming to Cambodia Spalding Gray, and Moscow Stations adapted from the novel Vendict Yerofeev by Steven Mulrine, which had its off Broadway debut in NYC. Graham has taught locally at VAD Arts, Kaleidoscope Theatre, and Theatre Inconnu. He has worked as a teacher and acting coach for the past 15 years.

Ramsey Fendall is a filmmaker and co-founder Grahamsey Theory, a boutique independent film production company in Victoria, BC. He also co-founded Room 5 Films, a New York City-based production company. As a producer, director and cinematographer with over fifteen years of professional experience, Ramsey has worked on a variety of commercials, shorts, feature length documentaries and narrative films. Ramsey’s credits include shorts such as Major Arcana (Raindance London, 2018), Death of a Pop Star (Glasgow, 2011), Works of Art (SF Asian American Film Festival, 2010), The Last Leatherman of the Vale of Cashmere (Telluride, TIFF, 2016), The End (Hamptons, 2016) and the feature length films Con Artist (Tribeca, 2009), Kisses, Chloe (Hamptons, 2009), BAM 150(Tribeca, 2012), Seymour: An Introduction, directed by Ethan Hawke (Telluride, TIFF and New York Film Festival, 2014), and most recently, Major Arcana (2017). When not behind the camera, Ramsey also works as an editor on documentary and fiction films, including Moving Midway (New Directors/New Films, 2008), Skatopia(Amsterdam, 2009), and A Woman Like Me (SxSW and HotDocs, 2015), directed by Liz Giamatti and Alexandra Sichel. ramseyfendall.com