Beginner blues, Habitat grads and Agents of Change wanted.

The usual scene on the streets of Jasper in March is the spring skier carrying their long black bag full of gear.  Jasper is known for some of the best spring skiing there is.  I had to take a double look this week as the black bags that were being carried down the street this week were NOT ski gear but rather guitar cases.  It was the final week for the Habitat’s guitar for beginners series.   It was also the final week for the Dish Pottery School.  Habitat was taking on the persona of a campus…how fantastic.  Students heading into the building with instruments and students heading out of the building with finished projects.

While the first session of guitar lessons is over – the second session starts on Thursday the 7th at 7pm with Beginners Blues Guitar with Brian Lackey. You can register with Justin at 780.852.4747 Tuesdays to Saturdays noon to 5.

Spring seems to be synonymous with strings! Tickets at Habitat

Spring also leads to Easter and Earthday…lots going on in Jasper for those dates.  The Museum has a special EarthDay event planned around the artworks of Marla Pollock and Sharon Anderson.  Jasper Artists Guild has a weekend workshop for April 22-24 with Marie Banville, an artist with an extraordinary flair for working in wax and pigment.

Video classes begin this week with David Baker, Wednesdays at 4 for youth and at 6:30 for adults.  Register with Justin.  These classes are designed to increase familiarity with your own camera and equipment as well as offer you the chance to work on the Creative Campus edit systems at Habitat.  Email for more information.  Registrations are being taken now for this summer’s FilmCamp at the Palisades.  There are two spaces in the camp for students who dont require overnight accommodations at a reduced rate! for more info.

For more details about the workshops coming to Habitat check out our Habitat Humpday News on the right hand column here…we edit those listings every week.


Agents of Change – We Want You!

At Habitat we’re in the business of supporting creative people who make community a better place. With the support of IOTAD (and many many supportive community creatives!), we are delighted to announce the Agents of Change Competition!

We’re looking for a youth (aged 19-29) who is working to make an impact in their community, our city, or around the world.

Is this you? Is this someone you know?

The chosen agent will receive:

  • A one month workspace package (worth $400) at the Habitat.
  • Access to 6 hours in the classroom for one month (value $75)
  • Access to the Gallery for exhibition for one week during the month (priceless)
  • Amazing networking opportunities and more!

Are you an Agent of Change?

We’re looking for youth aged 19-29 who are:

  • Making a difference in our community
  • Supporting other youth or youth-serving organizations
  • Advancing arts and culture causes
  • Working with children
  • Doing something unique and promising!

If you are making our community a better place, complete an application form!

The entry deadline is Friday, April 29, 2011.

Agents of Change Application Form, three easy steps



Tell us about yourself and what your are working on (100 words or less)

Links to your work – website or blog etc

What is the Change you want to see in the world and what do you need to do to make it happen? (100 words or Less)


Send it to us at before April 29

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