The Art Machine is a community arts program that offers weekly art classes at minimal cost. We encourage all to attend, regardless of experience or ability! Classes include drawing, collage, painting, pottery, crafts and more!
The Arts Machine is currently closed but we are working on re-opening the facility and resuming programming as soon as we put in place all necessary safety protocols to insure the health and safety of all of our participants and instructors. We will keep you posted !!!
The children's hand building pottery class is generally for children 6 - 12 years old. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Ernie Eaves
Cost: $3.00 per class or $25.00/10 classes
All materials are provided.
Youth classes focus more on developing and exploring new skills using specific artistic mediums such as drawing and acrylic painting.
Ages 12 -18
Wednesday: 3:30-5:00 pm
Instructor: Cathy Davis
Cost: $5.00 per class or $40.00/10 classes
All class materials are provided.
Adults are encouraged to try new mediums, techniques and to share their art experiences with others. See schedules for class times.
1:00 - 3:00 Beginners wheel throwing
7:00 - 9:30 Wheel practice session
Tuesday 12:30 - 3:00 Hand building
Wednesday 9:00 - 11:30 Wheel throwing
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:30 Throwing on the wheel for beginners
Thursdays 12:30 - 3:00 and 7:00 - 9:30
Hand building with clay
Clay - $25 per bag (for wheel throwing classes, includes glaze and firing)
Studio A - see schedule for classes
2020 Safety Plan for Studio A of the Art Machine June 26
Instructors and students have determined where people gather and sit
Tools, machinery and equipment which are shared and frequently touched items have been identified.
Information and guidelines have been sought from WorkSafe and bccdc sites, instructors and students, Executive Director and Hope District Arts Council members through Zoom meetings and direct communication.
1st Level- Elimination- tables and chairs arranged/removed to determine # of students the room can accommodate with one instructor, maintaining 2 m distance. Extra chairs have been placed between tables and tape on the floor and tables to maintain the proper positions.
2nd Level – Engineering- barrier will be in hallway to prevent Studio A people going into Studio B bathroom and room.
3rd Level- Administration-
Occupancy numbers for each class will be 7 or less. Disinfecting routines are to be reviewed with each instructor before classes. They will then instruct their students at their first class.
Posters on the front door to include Covid 19 warning signs, limits of people allowed, cough.
Posters for washing/hand sanitizing will be at both sinks.
Coffee machine, coffee, tea, sugar, dish rack, towels removed, counter tops cleared to make easier cleaning.
Disinfectant (Spray 9) and Hand Sanitizer will be available at the entry and hand sanitizers at each work station.
Communal equipment /tools located on countertops prior to class to minimize handling. Only one student at a time to utilize.
Student attendance and payment method adapted to reduce handling, cash box with float eliminated. Each instructor will assist in the development of guidelines specific to their class.
Students will build their own “kit” for class- eg., brushes, plate, water container, newspaper and bring their own refreshments. Studio equipment is available for these kits and will remain in the student’s possession for the foreseeable future.
4th level PPE
Masks to be used if students are leaving the work station (eg. For BR break, access equipment). Mask usage poster will be at entry.
Workplace policies addressing illness symptoms of Covid 19 posted on the door; the instructor will review them with students (registerd only-no drop-ins) on their first visit.
WorkSafe policies for Work Alone available for Instructors when they are in the studios alone.
Details of the guidelines will be available from the Executive Director
for WorkSafe if requested;
2020 Instructor /Student Guidelines for Studio A
Work Alone Guidelines.
Communicating and training policies and procedures are addressed in identified documents listed above. WorkSafe recommended signage is in place. HDAC members who are also students (JK & JR) will undertake the training of the instructors and be available for review of policies and procedures as required.
All instructors and students will be encouraged to monitor and offer suggestions for improvement to the Executive Director or HDAC members.
The training plan has been developed for the instructors, including the use of products for hand cleansing and disinfectants as outlined in the 2020 Instructor/student Guidelines adapted for Studio A for WorkSafe, listed above.
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