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Photography Level 1

You're on your way to creating picture-perfect photographs! This ten session course includes two field trips and provides a great introduction for traditional and digital photographers wanting to learn the functions of your camera (digital SLR & traditional film SLR) including exposure, light (metering and flash), depth of field, and more. Compact cameras (with manual functions/operations) are welcome but a digital or film SLR camera will afford you the best overall learning experience.

Field Trips Dates:

2018 PHOT 501G 001  Saturday February 17 and Saturday March 10 9:00am - 11:30 am
2018 PHOT 501G 002  Saturday February 17 and Saturday March 10 12:00pm - 2:30 pm
2018 PHOT 501G 003  Sunday February 18 and Saturday March 3 9:00am - 11:30 am
2018 PHOT 501G 004  Sunday April 15 and Sunday May 6  9:00am - 11:30 am
2018 PHOT 501G 005  Saturday April 14 and Saturday May 5  12:00pm - 2:30 pm
2018 PHOT 501G 006  Saturday April 14 and Saturday May 5  9:00am - 11:30 am

Students must attend the specific classroom section and field trip they are registered in. Switching sections is not permitted. 

2018W PHOT 501G 001 • Jan 22 - Mar 19 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon • 3:30pm-6:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $325+GST

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2018W PHOT 501G 003 • Jan 24 - Mar 14 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $325+GST

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2018W PHOT 501G 002 • Jan 30 - Mar 20 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $325+GST

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2018W PHOT 501G 004 • Mar 20 - May 8 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Tues • 3:30pm-6:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $325+GST

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2018W PHOT 501G 006 • Mar 21 - May 9 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Interurban
  • $325+GST

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2018W PHOT 501G 005 • Mar 27 - May 15 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $325+GST

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Photography Level 2

Building on the basics, you’ll continue improving your understanding and control of the photographic process and in doing so, become more confident in your abilities and skills. Topics include exposure and depth of field control, external flash operations and discussions around photographic composition. Explore and refine newly acquired techniques in two field trips.  

Prerequisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 course is strongly recommended, or equivalent skills).

Field Trip Dates:
2018W PHOT 503G 001  Saturdays, February 17 and March 10 3:00pm - 5:30 pm
2018W PHOT 503G 002  Saturdays, April 14 and May 5 3:00pm - 5:30 pm

2018W PHOT 503G 001 • Jan 22 - Mar 19 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $345+GST

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2018W PHOT 503G 002 • Mar 22 - May 10 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $345+GST

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Photography Level 3 - Advanced DSLR Photography - Max 8

Take your creative and technical skills to the next level. Limited to only 8 students, this advanced DSLR photography course is designed for the serious photographer and camera enthusiast wanting to excel.  With dynamic sessions centered in further studies in photographic theory, there will be field trips and a strong practical element to this course.  Additional time will be required outside of scheduled classroom and field sessions.

Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that you have completed both Photography Level 1 (Introduction) and Level 2 (Intermediate) courses before considering this advanced level course.

Field Trip dates:

Sunday, February 18 and Saturday, March 3 12:00-2:30 pm
 
 

2018W PHOT 507G 001 • Jan 25 - Mar 15 (10 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Thur • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $595+GST

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Composition - Developing a Photographer’s Eye - Max 14

Want to create compelling photographs? Learn how your decisions in how you compose your image can impact the meaning and success of your photographs. This introduction to visual communication will help you become more confident in photographing with intent, as well as reviewing images and discussing constructive points. Develop basic composition skills, acquire a heightened visual sensitivity to your surroundings and become more confident in your ability to see in a photographic manner. Additional time will be required outside of scheduled classroom and field sessions.

Prerequisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 or equivalent skills).  

2018W PHOT 531G 001 • Apr 10 - May 8 (6 sessions) • Andrea Kucherawy
  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $275+GST

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Field Trip: Saturday, April 28th 9:00am-12:00pm


Faces, Fashion and Figures - The Art of Directing & Posing - Max 15

Increase your creative, technical and 'directing' skills working with people and talent (models) to shoot images with more style and impact! Learn how to use light to create and enhance mood. A photographer must be confident and comfortable with both the knowledge required to ‘be-in-charge’ while also establishing co-operative relationships to reach common goals and work successfully with subjects.
Using nude and clothed male and/or female models you will work with the human figure to study form and line. You will learn to direct and communicate; to study, understand and emulate editorial and fashion type styles and images; and using your own tools (flash), you will learn techniques to confidently manage in challenging shooting conditions (e.g. low/bad light). Discussion of concepts, demonstrations and critiques of student images will also be covered. Equipment: A digital camera that gives control over exposure settings and lenses. An external, off-camera flash is required.
Prerequisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 – Introduction course or equivalent skills is required).

2018W PHOT 536G 001 • Apr 30 - Jun 18 (7 sessions) • Gregg Eligh
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $249+GST

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Food and Beverage Photography

This fun and information-packed one day workshop is designed for the "foodie" who loves photographing their food and beverages and has an interest in taking better and more creative shots!  Learn a few "tricks of the trade" to achieve a more professional look as well as tips on texture, form, styling, design, props and backgrounds. Gregg will share his extensive professional experience to help you understand the basic elements of food and beverage photography and composition to best illustrate them as a creative subject. He will discuss technique and demonstrate by providing several "food/beverage example displays" using accessible props, lighting and equipment that is appropriate for the non-professional, so students can go home and apply what is presented. Students will be welcome to participate by photographing Gregg's "example displays" to emulate what has been taught. Equipment: A digital camera that gives control over exposure settings and lenses. An external, off-camera flash is encouraged.
Pre-requisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 - Introduction or equivalent skills is required).

2018W PHOT 546G 001 • Apr 14 (1 session) • Gregg Eligh
  • Sat • 9:00am-4:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $125+GST

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iPhone/iPad ARTography

Art and Technology – this class mixes the best of both worlds!  Learn to combine hand-made textures, image distressing and image transfer techniques with the digital apps on your iPhone or iPad. Experience how you can digitally apply mixed media, collage, watercolour, abstract and oil painting effects and use coloured filter, grunge and texture apps to enhance your images. iPhoneography is a launching point for endless creative exploration! 

Equipment: Participants must bring their iPhone 5/6/7/8 or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class.
Note: Instructions on apps to download will be emailed in the week before the class. Art Supplies are included in course cost ($40 value). Prerequisite: Students should have taken the iPhone/iPad Level 1 - Taking Great Photos course or already have a solid working knowledge of using their device's camera.

2018W PHOT 553G 001 • Jan 27 - Feb 24 (4 sessions) • Tony Bounsall
  • Sat • 9:30am-12:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $189+GST

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Photography Intro – ADULT Summer Immersion Course - Max. 10

This immersion course is for the passionate and focused beginner photographer!  Spend intensive time with a supportive, professional photographer and master teacher whose years of experience and depth of knowledge will help take your photography to the next level as you learn to photograph in full manual mode so you can artistically and confidently capture the world and image possibilities around you. 

Daily indoor lectures and outdoor photographic sessions will encourage you to practice the required basics i.e. aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Creative photo activities will allow you to have fun expanding your visual imagination. Equipment: You must bring your dSLR or a compact camera that can shoot in manual mode. Manual mode is usually indicated by a large capital (“M”) on the dial and is mandatory for this workshop. Monday and Wednesday classes will be on campus and Tuesday and Thursday will be local field trips. Location - TBA

You will learn:

  • All the manual mode settings (Aperture/Shutter/ISO/Focus) to gain full control over the camera
  • Compositional tricks for stunning and artistic images
  • Fun and interesting photo activities to aid in the understanding of the materials presented
  • Daily hands-on practice fully devoted to putting all of the principles into action
2018S PHOT 509G 001 • Jul 9 - Jul 13 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Off campus
  • $525+GST

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2018S PHOT 509G 002 • Jul 16 - Jul 20 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 9:00am-1:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-1:30pm • Off campus
  • $525+GST

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Photography Intro – TEEN Summer Immersion Course (14-17 years) Max. 10

This  teen specific immersion immersion course is  for the passionate and focused beginner photographer!  Spend intensive time with a supportive, professional photographer and master teacher whose years of experience and depth of knowledge will help take your photography to the next level as you learn to photograph in full manual mode so you can artistically and confidently capture the world and image possibilities around you. 

Daily indoor lectures and outdoor photographic sessions will encourage you to practice the required basics i.e. aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Creative photo activities will allow you to have fun expanding your visual imagination.  Equipment: You must bring your dSLR or a compact camera that can shoot in manual mode. Manual mode is usually indicated by a large capital (“M”) on the dial and is mandatory for this workshop. Monday and Wednesday will be held on campus while  Tuesday and Thursday will be (local) field trips. Locations TBA

You will learn:  

  • All the manual mode settings (Aperture/Shutter/ISO/Focus) to gain full control over the camera
  • Compositional tricks for stunning and artistic images
  • Fun and interesting photo activities to aid in the understanding of the materials presented
  • Daily hands-on practice fully devoted to putting all of the principles into action
  2018S PHOT 508G 001 • Jul 9 - Jul 13 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 9:00am-1:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-1:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $525+GST

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Photography - Intermediate - ADULT Summer Immersion Course

This course is a follow-up to Mitch Stringer's popular Photography Intro - Adult Summer Immersion Workshop. Continue improving your understanding, implementation and control of the photographic process and become more confident in your abilities and the outcome of your images.Topics include: review of camera & photographic basics (a comprehensive refresher for everyone), further instruction in exposure and depth of field control, exploration of external flash operations and introductory discussion of photographic composition. Two field trips will offer the student opportunities to explore and refine their newly acquired knowledge and techniques.
PrerequisiteA good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1/Introduction course is strongly recommended, or equivalent skills).

2018S PHOT 514G 001 • Jul 16 - Jul 20 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Off campus
  • $545+GST

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iPhone/iPad Photography Level 1– Taking Great Photos

Caught the iPhoneography bug?  Explore the creative tools and techniques to shoot, process and share your work.  Your iPhone or iPad camera combined with a few choice apps can produce memorable images that were previously impossible without expensive software.  Create "app stacking" recipes combining multiple versions of the same image processed through different apps to finesse your final images and marvel at the results.

Equipment required: Participants must bring their iPhone 5/6/7/8 or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class. NOTE: Instructions on which apps to download will be emailed the week before the class starts.

Prerequisites: Students must have a fundamental working knowledge of using their device's camera. 

2018W PHOT 552G 001 • Mar 17 - Apr 14 (4 sessions) • Tony Bounsall
  • Sat • 9:30am-12:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $159+GST

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iPhone/ iPad-Level 2 - Creating Digital Art from your Photos

Photo-Editing, Painting and Visual Effects. Expand your creative skills, artistic vision and editing skills on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to digitally apply mixed media, collage, watercolour, abstract and oil painting effects. Add text, ephemera and old photos to your images easily and effectively. Learn how to create a photograph not just take one.

Equipment: Participants must bring their iPhone 5/6/7/8 or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class.

Apps Note: Instructions on which apps to download will be emailed the week before the class starts.

Prerequisite: Students must have a fundamental working knowledge of using their device's camera. 

2018W PHOT 562G 001 • Apr 21 - May 12 (4 sessions) • Tony Bounsall
  • Sat • 9:30am-12:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $159+GST

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Writing and Publishing

Visit and bookmark our webpage for updates and more information on our courses and instructors: Writing and Publishing

From Film to Fiction to Memoirs to Travel – learn how to effectively capture your experiences and stories from a variety of well-known local writers. Course formats vary from workshop to seminar. Choose what fits for you!

Beyond the Basics: A Creative Writing Immersion New

You’ve mastered the basics and now it’s time to kick it up a notch. This two-day intensive workshop will help you whet your writing skills, tighten up the tension, create convincing characters, punch up the plot and entertain with an epic ending. Learn editing tricks, questions to ask your beta readers, and how to create a compelling story that readers will not want to put down. Prerequisite: Students must bring a completed short story or start of a novel for this workshop. Ideally, you’ll have completed a creative writing course and/or the 2-hour preparation class (WRIT 896G) in advance.

2018S WRIT 895G 001 • Jun 23 - Jun 24 (2 sessions) • Darcy Nybo
  • Sat Sun • 9:00am-3:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $235+GST

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Prep for Creative Writing Immersion New

Your story starts here. Work through some basic exercises and fundamentals of creative writing in preparation for the two-day Creative Writing Immersion later this month. Voice, flow, point of view, and basic plot outlines will be discussed.

2018S WRIT 896G 001 • Jun 6 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $55+GST

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Fiction Writing Fundamentals – Part 1

Get it written, get it right! Wanting to write isn’t enough – being a writer requires skill sets, paradigm shifts, and survival strategies. Critic and bestselling author Robert J. Wiersema will lead aspiring writers from inspiration and preparation through writing and revision. With insights, experiences, exercises and a focus on your work, this course will be a hands-on immersion to the writing life for both new and experienced writers. The focus of this course is deceptively simple: we will look at the writing of a single scene. Scenes are the building blocks of all fiction, and an immersion in the mechanics of, and approaches to, a single scene, is the basis for writing longer pieces, both short stories and novels. This course is intended for writers new to writing fiction, or those seeking to hone their skills or remind themselves of the basics. Required: Purchase text "The Making of a Story" from the Lansdowne Bookstore (approx. $32). NOTE: Please bring writing materials and course text to first and all classes.

2018W WRIT 860G 001 • Jan 15 - Feb 19 (5 sessions) • Robert Wiersema
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $259+GST

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No class Feb 12 – Family Day


Fiction Writing Fundamentals – Part 2

Writing into the world! Building on the fundamentals explored in Part 1, this course will continue our exploration of the core skills and strategies for writing fiction for the developing writer. In addition to lectures, directed readings and discussions, Part 2 will also incorporate group workshopping of student fiction. With this section, we will build on our experience writing the contained scene and expand outward to short stories and novels. We will also look at workshopping, revision and roads to publication. NOTE: All students will be expected to present and workshop at least one story. Required: Textbook same as Part 1. Prerequisite: This course is designed for students who have completed Fiction Writing Fundamentals – Part 1 course, and will build on those fundamentals. Please call 250-370-4773 to discuss equivalency if you wish to take this course and have not taken Part 1.

2018W WRIT 861G 001 • Feb 26 - Mar 26 (5 sessions) • Robert Wiersema
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $259+GST

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No class on November 13


The Writers Toolbox: Tools of the Trade New

Every profession has its tools. Writing is no different. The Writers' Toolbox is a series of five workshops that will touch on the skills and strategies needed to improve and promote your writing. Refresh your knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and the basics of editing. Find your unique written voice and learn how to get that voice heard on social media and in web, newsletter, and blog writing.

Workshops are also available for individual registration:

  • Discover your Written Voice (WRIT 867G)
  • Web, Newsletter & Blog Writing (WRIT 868G)
  • Social Media & What's my line (WRIT 869G)
  • Grammar & Punctuation Refresher (WRIT 870G)
  • Editing 101 (WRIT 871G)
2018S WRIT 872G 001 • May 22 - Jun 5 (5 sessions) • Darcy Nybo
  • Tues Wed • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $295+GST

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Discover Your Written Voice New

Ensure your voice is what the reader hears when they read what you've written. This class is a fun way to learn how to write so the voice is distinctly yours. From business writing to science fiction, blogs to historical romance novels, using your unique voice will help you tell the story and get your points across.

Note: This is part one of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 867G 001 • May 22 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Tues • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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Inviting the Muse: Creative Writing for Beginners

Have you always wanted to write but haven't known where to start? Have you been away from writing for a long time? This course provides a supportive and encouraging environment to help you begin to develop your own personal writing style. We will review the building blocks of creative writing and explore specific elements of writing fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Through readings, discussions, and in-class writing exercises, we will invite the muse to visit and discover your inner writer. Guest speakers will be invited for their expertise in a particular genre.
Julie Paul was named the winner of the 12th annual (2015) City of Victoria Butler Prize for her short story collection The Pull of the Moon, published by Brindle and Glass.

2018W WRIT 818G 001 • Feb 7 - Mar 14 (6 sessions) • Julie Paul
  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $279+GST

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Web, Newsletter & Blog Writing New

In the written electronic world, you need to learn how to say more with less, as well as ensuring your words are crafted carefully for search engine optimization. Whether you are passing along info, promoting yourself or selling a product or service, a well-crafted phrase, or paragraph could make all the difference between success and mediocrity.

Note: This is part two of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 868G 001 • May 23 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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Social Media & What's My Line New

In the world of writing, learning how to market yourself is a must. A rapid-fire class that covers: The handshake – how important is it? The Elevator Speech – how to explain and promote yourself to a stranger in under two minutes. The Tag Line – one short sentence that says it all. The Media release – how to write one and how to get free press. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, all have their own set of rules and ways to get you noticed.

Note: This is part three of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 869G 001 • May 29 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Tues • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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Grammar & Punctuation Refresher New

Yes, grammar and punctuation can be fun, at least in this class. Learn how to stay away from passive/aggressive verbs, un-dangle your participles, and how to make a good proposition without ending in a preposition. Discover why missing a period isn't always a bad thing and when to slash and bracket. Semi-colons, colons, oxford commas, nothing is off limits when it comes to grammar and punctuation. There's also a quick look at how to capitalize, or proper capitalization.

Note: This is part four of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 870G 001 • May 30 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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Editing 101 New

Learn how to change from writer to editor mode. Basic editing marks, removing adjectives, searching for ings and lys. Completed assignments will be discussed as a group. Also discussions on types of writing styles, focusing mostly on CP style, with some brief overview of other styles such as medical and science style guides, or other guides as per group requirement. Also covered will be the power of brevity. How to say more with less words and be more effective by doing it.

Note: This is part five of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 871G 001 • Jun 5 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Tues • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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ABC'S of Writing for Children New

Writing for children is not as easy as it seems, regardless if it is a picture book or a short chapter book. Even the simplest of stories takes time to craft.  This workshop will focus mainly on illustrated books. You will discuss how to write for children, choosing your age group and editing and marketing your book using social media and CreateSpace/Amazon. There are in-class and take-home assignments. You should have a solid story outline by the end of these classes.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Creative Writing - Exploring your Options New

This six-session workshop will explore different types of creative writing. Exercise your writing skills in many different ways with each class developing a skill that will be used in the next class. During the sessions, you will find your written voice, write poetry for flow, romance writing for dialogue, mystery and thriller writing for tension building, creative non-fiction for research building skills, and science fiction and fantasy for the fun of it. There will be in-class assignments and assignments to bring back for the next class. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Fabulous Fiction New

In this workshop you will learn how to create a short story for submission to a contest. You will explore the different types of fiction and learn which one works best for you. Learn the structure of a short story and how to write any kind of fiction. We will discuss how to create tension within the plot, know and understand your readers, character development, and point of view. The final day is a review of the first draft, more tips and a long list of short story contests. Students can start from scratch, or have a short story they want to improve on. In class and take-home assignments.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Fiction Writing Intermediate Workshop with Robert Wiersema New

Designed as a follow-up to the introductory Fiction Writing Fundamentals Part 1 & 2 with Robert Wiersema, this intermediate level workshop will guide developing writers through a larger work, either a short story or part of a novel. The name of the game is writing, and students should come prepared to write, read, critique and discuss during class sessions, and to write between sessions. This hands-on work will be complemented by lectures, discussions and Q&A sessions. Prerequisite: Fiction Writing Fundamentals Part 1 & 2, Fiction Writing Workshop with Robert Wiersema or equivalent. Please call 250-370-4773 to discuss equivalency.

Important Note: Students must be prepared to submit and critique work weekly, starting with the first class. After you enroll, instructions will be emailed for submitting your work approximately one week before the class starts: a story, scene or chapter of not more than 1500 words. The first six submissions received will then be emailed to each student for you to read and critique starting with the first class.
Next offering: Winter 2018
 

2018W WRIT 887G 001 • Apr 9 - May 7 (5 sessions) • Robert Wiersema
  • Mon • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $235+GST

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Film Adaptation

Hate it when your favourite book or short story is adapted into a terrible film? Think you can do better? You can. This course challenges you to adapt a short story or book or any other source material into a short screenplay, a feature film, or even a TV pilot. We will look at various theories and approaches to adaptation, analyze adapted films, and discuss the differences between screenplay structure and literary structure.

Claire Mulligan is an awarding winning novelist and short story writer. She is currently pursuing a MFA in screen and screen adaptation at the University of Victoria.

2018S WRIT 831G 001 • May 5 - May 12 (2 sessions) • Claire Mulligan
  • Sat • 9:00am-1:00pm • Interurban
  • $125+GST

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Screenwriting 101: Get that movie idea from your head to the page

Screenwriting is the craft of writing scripts for movies, television and more. Explore the key concepts and elements of screenwriting using movie clips, screenplay samples and creative exercises. This inspiring and informative course is for anyone who loves movies and is curious about screenwriting or is considering it as a career.

  • "Terrific class. Course description was right on."
  • "Everything was beneficial. A great overview of the craft for keeners like myself." 
  • "Practical, inspiring, fun." – Student Evaluations
2018W WRIT 816G 001 • Jan 25 - Feb 15 (7 sessions) • Michael Giampa
  • Tues Thur • 6:15pm-9:15pm • Lansdowne
  • $295+GST

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Self-Publishing New

In this session, learn to navigate the road to self-publishing, understanding why self-publishing is no longer taboo. Discover the ins and outs of where your book goes and who gets what in traditional publishing. Find a publisher and learn about copyright, layout, writing apps, software options and what to include for your editor. In the end, learn how to treat your book as a business. Understand tax information, ISBN, CIP, budgeting, bar codes, selling online through Amazon and Kindle, and most importantly, learn how to price your book and market it to sell.

2018W WRIT 858G 001 • Apr 28 - May 12 (3 sessions) • Darcy Nybo
  • Sat • 9:00am-12:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $159+GST

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Short Film Scripts: How to Write a Mini Movie

Have you always wanted to turn your great ideas into a short film but not sure how to do it? Learn the process of putting a script together, then pull it apart to create best possible outcome. Whether you have a short script you’re having trouble with, or have never written one before – this class is for you. 

2018W WRIT 817G 001 • Apr 7 - Apr 21 (2 sessions) • Michael Giampa
  • Sat • 10:00am-5:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $279+GST

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2018S WRIT 817G 001 • Jun 9 - Jun 23 (2 sessions) • Michael Giampa
  • Sat • 10:00am-5:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $279+GST

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The Novel Series: Fiction New

This course is a four part series that takes you from blank page to finished novel!  Take home assignments after each session.

Create Compelling Characters (Session 1)
Great characters will enhance and brighten any story. Learn how create and keep track of the great characters you create.

Plan a Plausible Plot (Session 2)
After great characters, comes a fantastic plot. Learn how to properly plot your novel. Some like to just write, others know you need some type of outline to spot holes and weak spots in your story.

Crank up the Conflict (Session 3)
Learn how to build tension and crank up the conflict in your story. The solid character and plot that you created in the first two sessions, are the basis for this session to create a thrilling and enthralling read.

Finish with Flair (Session 4)
Learn how to polish your book like a pro. A look at plot, dialogue and prose as well as active and passive voice. Consider if hiring an editor, or doing it yourself, is right for you. Find out what all those proofreader marks are and use a punctuation guide. Learn about finding an agent and/or publisher.

2018W WRIT 857G 001 • Mar 17 - Apr 14 (4 sessions) • Darcy Nybo
  • Sat • 9:00am-12:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $195+GST

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No Class on March 31


Writing History

Do you have a story set in the past that you wish to tell? Whether it is family history, personal history, creative non-fiction or fiction history, or factual history, this course, with its nuts and bolts approach, will help get you started or help improve upon your existing material. Lecture topics include: research, angle of approach, dialogue, plot & structure, character development, dynamic scenes, and marketing your work. Short assignments will be given each week and workshopped during the second half of the class. 

Instructor Claire Mulligan's first novel, The Reckoning of Boston Jim, was nominated for the Giller prize and the BC Book Prize. Her second novel The Dark was published by Random/Doubleday in 2013 and was short-listed for the 2014 Canadian Author's Award.

2018W WRIT 828G 001 • Apr 4 - May 9 (6 sessions) • Claire Mulligan
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $295+GST

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History - Music & Film

There are currently no courses offered in this category.


Lifestyle

The Magic of Barcelona New

Interested in the culture, traditions and architecture of one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Mediterranean? Discover Barcelona's most interesting sights from the narrow medieval streets to the grand boulevards and the famous 'Ramblas' which lead to the sea. Find out more about the distinctive architect, Antoni Gaudi, whose famous works contribute to the rich architectural fabric of Barcelona: the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batlló and Casa Mila.

2018W ASCE 668G 001 • Apr 11 - Apr 25 (3 sessions) • Monica Gil
  • Wed • 6:30pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $95+GST

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Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
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  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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