Feb 15 open house postponed to March 1st due to storm. Click here for details
Artists at Ross Creek for Sobey Residencies – see some of their work on March 1st. 

We are thrilled that we are able to offer studio space and accommodation for artists at Ross Creek this winter. In January, February, we had Printmaker Dyan Hatanaka, interdisciplinary artist Heather Susan Murray, painter and multimedia artist Dylan Fish and writer and performance artist Mallory Amirault  and you can see some of their work  on March 1. Click here for details and to sign up!

March Break Camps (March 16-20) booking up:

It’s February, and that means March Break programs are starting to book up! Get your kids into the awesome full day programs (shuttle bus available) for ages 5-16, with incredible instructors, a gorgeous setting and a wonderful experience. Our camp counsellors are all getting ready to welcome your family fro programs in art, theatre, winter exploration and more! Click here for programs for ages 5-8here for Ages 9-11, and here for ages 12-16

We’re back! Community Art Sundays and Community Suppers begin on March 1st!

After lots of repairs and reorganizing, Community Art Sundays are all ready for you and your family and friends, with a great series of all ages art days, camp days and community suppers! Special artist guests for each one. Find out more here, and Sign up here to avoid disappointment (drop-ins welcome, but not guaranteed space).  March 1, May 3 and May 17th.

Art Studio Weekend Intensive for Teens and Adults with Gene Daniels! Feb. 20-22

Is one of your resolutions to be creative? Thinking about art school? Here’s your chance to improve your skills and have a fabulous time with this intensive studio art weekend for teens and adults at the spectacular Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. AND you could get immediate acceptance to NSCAD if that’s what you’re looking for! Click here for more details and to register. 

Winter Adventure Weekend for ages 10-18                Feb 27- March 1, 2015

Learn great winter skills and have a blast! In our gorgeous landscape,  with the guidance and support of our experienced instructor, Eric Kershaw, you will learn the art of adventure at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in this weekend winter workshop. Click here to find out more and register

Emerging Artist Residencies

Thanks to the assistance of  the Sobey Foundation, the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is granting free and subsidized spaces in its residency program to artists in the arts from any community and artistic discipline.  Click here to find out more! Regular residencies for artists of all disciplines and nationalities – we have rolling deadlines, so email to find out if we have openings.  Click here for details.

NEW: Paying it Forward Bursaries!

We are thrilled that Jason Roth and Cheryl Steadman Roth  have donated funding for bursaries which allow young people to attend our Summer and March Break programs.Those bursary applications are online now here. In the spirit of community-building, they have asked that when you receive a bursary, you also do something nice for someone else – take time to visit someone, make some soup or cookies for a neighbour, whatever makes sense to you and if you can or are willing, send us a picture or a little note to let us know what you did to pay it forward and what the bursary means to you. If you have received bursaries in the past, and you were thrilled for your family, drop us a line here and let us know. It all makes the world a better place!

Dining Hall Project ramps up with partners!

Planning keeps going for this ecological dining hall – we’ve added the Canning Food Bank as a programming partner so we can use our new space to teach low-income families how to cook with some great food, sometimes from our own gardens! Our design partners are NSCC (ESET Program)Equilibrium Engineering and Solterre Design and keep watching  here  to find out more about this sustainable and extraordinary project for our community.  If you’re interested in being involved, click here.

Ross Creek looks for bookkeeper

Ross Creek is looking for a once a week  bookkeeper. Volunteer ideal, potential for small pay. Good knowledge of excel necessary, and bookkeeping experience essential. Can be off hours, but must be on site. Please email ASAP!

Manatees are Flying Again!  February 14,  join them at Acadia for the provincials

Our own Ross Creek Flying Manatees team of intrepid coders, designers and project managers under coach Ian McKay are back at it after their great showing at the international competition in June. They will be at  the provincial competition on February 14 at Acadia after a great showing in Middleton at the regional meet. So many thanks to all those who support them. You can follow their progress on twitter or FacebookLego Robotics Team #FLL

Shakespeare Masterclass for teens and adults – FULL – WAITING LIST NOW BEING MADE

The Weekend with Shakespeare program is now full, but we are taking names for a waiting list and may add a second weekend later in the spring. Click here to ask to be added to the list.  Click here for more details.

Community support and new initiatives

We are thrilled that Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems is our official supplier for our cabin windows and doors. We are proud to work with this Nova Scotian manufacturer of beautiful and energy efficient products  and to build our community together! @pkwindows.

Ross Creek will be doing an exciting new program for young parents and their children at-risk. Working with whole families, we will be giving free art, theatre and writing classes and providing materials for young parents with their 3-4 year old children. Thanks for the support of the Wellness Initiative Boards for their support (Greenwood and Eastern Kings).

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