Category Archives: News

  • Affirmative Art Journaling

    Posted on September 10, 2016 by in News

    Join Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space and the Vancouver Public Library to create uplifting messages to remind ourselves and others that we are all capable, beautiful, and important people. Taking inspiration from craftivism and Betsy Greer’s You Are So Beautiful Project, we will be art journaling to help change the messages we see, hear, and […]

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  • New space, new (old) stuff!

    Posted on May 1, 2015 by in News

      The magpies are thrilled to announce that we have finally found a space for our community arts workshops. For the past 2 years, we’ve hosted pop-ups around East Vancouver (at Kiwassa House, Britannia, Baaad Anna’s and more) and have now partnered with “Another Space” to run our art hive (www.arthives.org) from this location. Another […]

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  • Kundalini Yoga with Paula Cook

    Posted on June 3, 2014 by in News

    Paula Cook is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. Come join her for an introductory, all-levels Kundalini yoga class. Each class will explore postures, breathing, chanting, deep relaxation, and meditation in order to balance your physical, glandular and nervous system. Join us at Magpie’s Nest (2652 East Hastings) Saturday June 7 and 21 from 5:30-6:30 […]

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  • Meet Sashah: Our new yoga instructor

    Posted on May 15, 2014 by in News

    Magpie’s Nest now offers Hatha Yoga on Saturdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. (Ages 12 +) Join us this Saturday! We are ecstatic to introduce our yoga instructor,  Sashah Rahemtulla. Sashah has been practicing yoga since she was 13 and as an avid world traveler she recently completed her yoga teacher training at an ashram in Rishikesh, India. […]

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  • Instructions for Tissue Paper Collage

    Posted on May 4, 2014 by in News

      Abstract Tissue Paper Collage Materials: – White card stock for collage backing – White glue dilated 1:1 with water – Sponge brush – Coloured tissue paper Method: 1. Begin by tearing up various colours of tissue paper into large and small shapes and sizes. 2. Cover the entire card stock backing with diluted white […]

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  • What is Yarn Bombing?

    Posted on January 31, 2014 by in News

    Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, Kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, […]

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  • Block Printing our Neighbourhood

    Posted on October 12, 2013 by in News

    “Kiwassa House on Saturday October 5th was the site of a messy and fun celebration of neighbourhood and friends, new and old from all over Vancouver and beyond. We made block prints of our houses and streets, our friends, sunsets, any number of things – and a fabric map of East Vancouver was begun which […]

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  • Our Aviva Campaign – Gathering Community through Creativity

    Posted on October 6, 2013 by in News

    Magpie’s Nest is made up of a group of multigenerational women who believe in creative art-making for all. We want to be the public homeplace where people gather to create community through creativity. We have hosted 10 pop-up studios (art from nature, fabric mural, embroidered map, mail art and other ) and a new moms group in community centres, neighbourhood […]

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  • Collage Crazy!

    Posted on September 22, 2013 by in News

     Thank-you to everyone who joined us for our Mail Art Collage Workshop! We collaged cards, postcards and greeting cards all afternoon for the ones we love! Fun conversation, good people, creative times! Thanks to participants Penelope and Sacha for your kind comments! “Wonderful as usual – even though I don’t have children I love that […]

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  • For the Love of Mail Art – Collage Workshop

    Posted on September 15, 2013 by in News

      Mail art (also known as Postal art and Correspondence art) is a populist artistic movement centered around sending small scale works through the postal service. It initially developed out of the Fluxus movement in the 1950s and 60s, though it has since developed into a global movement that continues to the present.  Media commonly used in mail art include postcards, paper, […]

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