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Congratulations to Alice Munro

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize

us conductors “DZEEEEOOOoo! Just as hard as it is to make a theremin sing so it is hard to pull off a novel like this. But Sean Michaels does it. Us Conductors bridges body and soul, science and art, and like theremin music, it’s of this world and magical at the same time.” —Ismet Prcic, author of Shards
Blue Heron books pic The unpretentious atmosphere of Blue Heron Books with its comfy chairs, wood shelving and creaky floors lends itself to a long slow, browsing session, but under that sleepy atmosphere vibrates a strong pulse. The store has a quaint, old-fashioned look with an up tempo vibe, because there is always something happening. The store is a hub for the community and a bastion of calm chaos where everyone is welcome, even the local dogs that drop by with their owners for a treat from the tin kept under the front counter. 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge, Ontario. 905-852-4282

CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012 and 2014 Click here for more information...

Series of Fortunate (literary) Events 2015 Passport Click here for more information...

An Evening with Dr. Norman Doidge Click here for more information.

Inspiration Station - Art Club for Kids Click here for more information.

When you walk into Blue Heron Books, you can actually feel the passion, the knowledge, and the love for the written word that reside there. Just as tangible, is that tinge of regret that comes when it’s time to go. — Terry Fallis

Workshop

Painting from Photos – 2 Day Master Class with Don Cavin

Don Cavin 2 Day Workshop

Andre Durain said, “a painting made outdoors is a sacred event.” But there are obvious difficulties for some people in painting “en plein aire.” Using photographic references can help but they are only a tool; a first step in the creative process, not something to be simply copied. Join Don Cavin, as he leads a Master Class on how to impose one’s own knowledge, experience, intuition and “gut-feelings” on a photograph in order to render it useful in creating art. Visit Don’s website to see why this truly is a ‘master class.’

www.cavinart.com. This is Don’s last class for 2015.

Saturday March 28th & Sunday March 29th, 10am to 4pm  $195

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Soul Collage with Sue Reynolds

Soul Collage.

Soul Collage is an easy, fun tool for exploration and expression of the Self.   Under the instruction of Sue Reynolds, each participant creates their own deck of collaged cards; images that honour the journey of the individual and promote personal growth and self-acceptance.

Participants are invited to step deeper into each card through journaling, visualization and other activities.

Friday, March 27th, 10am to 4:00pm   $95 (all materials will be supplied)

 

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A MOSAIC APPROACH TO PAINTING ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES with Marc Gagnon

Marc Gagnon - Mosaic Acrylic

Students will explore how to create dynamic semi-abstract interpretations of the rural landscape exhibiting bold shapes and values defined by subtle colour shifts and various sized mosaic like brush strokes. The mosaic approach will focus the students attention on creating their paintings in a simple and direct manner. Unity and colour dominance will be achieved via a limited colour palette.

Saturday, March 14th, 10am to 4pm $95

 

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ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE IN WATERCOLOUR OR ACRYLIC

 

Marc Gagnon - Mosaic AcrylicThis course is designed to help landscape painter’s move towards a less traditional way of depicting the landscape. The students will focus on understanding and defining their position along the spectrum of abstraction. They will define abstraction from within themselves and make it a personal journey. Approaches and tools of abstraction such as elimination, simplification, exaggeration, colour reversal, texturing and others will be discussed. Traditional landscape elements such as water, trees, colours, land formations, man made features, angles and others will be investigated to discover and emphasize their potential for abstraction. Painting demonstrations combined with one on one mentoring sessions will be followed by a group discussion addressing common successes and struggles.

Sunday, February 22nd, 10am to 4pm $95

 

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MAKE MONEY WRITING

Make Money Writing

Beat the winter blahs with an energizing one-day workshop on how to earn money doing what you love. If you are a competent word-juggler but lack the left-brain skills to figure out how to derive revenue from it, this is the workshop for you. Let Dorothea Helms, a.k.a. The Writing Fairy, guide you through the basics on what pays, how to charge, what to keep track of and how to market your work. After several years of six-digit freelance incomes, she is qualified to provide you with the kick-start you need. Get ready to value yourself as a writer so others will, too!

Sunday, February 1st, 10:30am to 4:00 pm   $90

 

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Animation Workshop Video

Check out the work done by some of our animation workshop participants did. Click on the image to run the video…

Raw Foods Seminar with Mari Lucas

Raw Foods Seminar with Mari Lucas

In the Studio on Friday July 19th or July 26th

7 – 9:30pm

Be adventurous and have fun learning about the healthy, happy aspect of a Raw Foods Lifestyle. You will receive simple, precise instruction; a Daily 200 Healthiest Foods Guide; and delicious recipes (time-saving and easy prep). Mari will explain the essentials for total, optimal health and how to achieve success with nutrient-rich meals based on raw, living plant foods.

Step by Step – Bite by Bite – You Can Do It! Each Seminar is $50.00

Info/Reg: (905) 806-2818 mari@marilucas.com  “RAW RAW CANADA!”

Build the Canadarm with Stan Taylor

July 23rd 1pm to 3pm $40.00 includes the book: Taylor’s Pneumatic Toys

 

Chris Hadfield has turned kids on to the wonders of space. Let them get some hands on experience by building one of Canada’s most notable engineering achievements of the century – a miniature, pneumatically controlled Canadarm.

Students will take home their assembled Canadarm and the book Taylor’s Pneumatic Toys, which includes full schematics to build 8 pneumatic projects at home.

(Instructor Stan Taylor has taught this course at NASA and STAO)

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Jewellery for Kids

July 16th 10am to 1pm  $45.00  

August 20th 10am to 1pm $45.00

Suggested for Age 10+

There is nothing more summery than beachcombing for treasures of the sea. Keep the memory alive with your own mermaid inspired necklace! Have a whale of a time creating your own shell, pearls and frosted glass necklace worthy of Ariel’s admiration.

 

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January Book Club

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Book Club Favourite…

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Store Hours

  • Mon 10 - 6
  • Tues 10 - 6
  • Wed 10 - 6
  • Thurs 10 - 7
  • Fri 10 - 7
  • Sat 10 - 5
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Upcoming Events…

Jan 20th 7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Dr. Norman Doidge
 

Feb 22nd, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club -- Books and Brunch with Helen Humpheys - $25 (includes full brunch)
 

Mar 29th11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club - Books and Brunch with Ian Hamilton, $25 (includes full brunch)

 

Apr 26th, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club - Books and Brunch with Lori Lansens
 

May 13th, An Evening with Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club

Ted Barris on TV

great escapePeter Mansbridge goes One on One with Ted Barris. Check out the interview here.