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Paint Nights & Fairy Gardens

February 13, 2024

Campus Well-Being welcomes you to tap into your creative side, connect with new people and take some time for your wellness.

Go Wild, Free Flow Paint Night (NDC, EDC)

When it comes to making art, it’s all about the process! Let your imagination and intuition flow – we supply all the materials and you bring your creativity.

Kisa MacIsaac, paint night instructor extraordinaire, will be on hand to offer guidance, help with techniques, tips and tricks to make your painting come alive.

Materials for this unique paint night experience include: various sizes of paint canvases, sponges, variety of stencils, pencils, acrylic paint, variety of brushes, cardstock, scissors (to create custom stencils), and some different “loose parts” to use to create your unique and wild artwork to take home!

Note: This paint night is NOT a guided step-by-step painting. Instead, you will be shown some ideas on how to use the materials, with some visual ideas of wild kinds of art you could create, and you will be encouraged to be brave, let your stress melt away and just create, following your intuition along the way)

REGISTER – Exchange District Campus: Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 4:15 to 6:30pm, in the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

REGISTER – Notre Dame Campus: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 4:15pm to 6:30pm, in The Cave, DM30.

Virtual Paint Night – Guided

“Art is a powerful form of medicine – with the power to heal, to find insight, stillness and growth, to de-stress and feel in balance. Making art is a safe space to be wild and free.” Kisa MacIsaac

Colourful flower painting
March’s Virtual Paint Night Picture

Join Campus Well-Being, the Students’ Association and instructor Kisa MacIsaac, for an evening of painting and creative discovery. Participants follow a step-by-step process to create a unique painted canvas.

There is no cost for this event. All students and staff are welcome to register. Limited number of spots.

REGISTER – Virtual: Thursday March 7, 2024, 6pm to 8pm. Link will be emailed to registrants closer to the event.

NOTE: The first 20 RRC Polytech students may request a paint kit to pick up from NDC or EDC. You will receive email confirmation. Student kits are limited, so register early.

Make Your Own Fairy Garden (EDC and NDC)

Group of three participants making fairy gardens.

Escape from our wintery world for a couple of hours and relax with some greenery. Pick a container with plant and add some accessories to create your own “fairy garden” to take home with you.

All materials and plants provided. Register early, seating limited.

A student fairy garden creation.

Session Details:

REGISTER – EXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

REGISTERNOTRE DAME CAMPUS: Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in The Cave, DM30.

Paint a Pot or Butterfly (EDC and NDC)

Group of students painting plant pots at the Exchange District Campus.

Join the RRCSA and Campus Well-Being for a night of pottery or wood painting! Enjoy some relaxing, unhurried creative time by picking a small terracotta ready-to-paint flowerpot or a wooden butterfly and transforming it into your own amazing work of art.

All materials supplied!

REGISTEREXCHANGE DISTRICT CAMPUS: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in the Dining Hall in The Roblin Centre near Tim Hortons.

REGISTERNOTRE DAME CAMPUS:  Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in The Cave.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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