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    • 4 Sep 2019
    • 4 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • The Learnary



    All Friends of The Learnary receive %15 off their purchases today! This applies to both sustaining and voting friends 

     (Gallery and sale items are not included in this offer.)  

    • 4 Sep 2019
    • 24 Dec 2019
    • 82 sessions


    • 6 Sep 2019
    • 20 Dec 2019
    • 16 sessions

    For participants of the Greenroom Yoga Caregiver and Tot Yoga class with Jennifer Clark 11:30- 12:45 on Friday Mornings.  

    Participants are welcome to leave their strollers, unfolded, in The Learnary workshop space for the duration of the class.

    We love it when small businesses support one another!




    • 8 Sep 2019
    • 8 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions



    Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange!

    Every second Sunday at The Learnary. 

    Leave a Puzzle! Take a Puzzle!

    Love doing puzzles, but don't like doing the same one over and over again?  This is for you. 

    Puzzles of any size.

    For all ages. 

    Please ensure every puzzle you bring has every, single piece. 



    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions


    On the third Sunday of each month, come hang out and stitch something.

    Bring whatever project you're working on -  darning, felting, hand sewing,  embroidery, knitting,  needlepoint, crochet, etc.

    Share tips, bring questions, relax with fellow stitchers and have a cup of tea. This is a free drop in for all skill levels and all ages 

    We are happy to announce that local textile artist, Sarah McKinnon, will be hosting our stitchery.  Find out more about Sarah 

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The work of local artist and printmaker, Elisa Chee, has graced the walls of The Learnary this season.  On Sept 21st, she is joining us at The Learnary Curiosity Table.  Come meet lovely, local artist,  Elisa, and join her in making art. 

    All ages, all artist abilities.  We want to see people of all ages making art together.  

    This is a drop in, community event.  Donations to The Learnary are deeply appreciated. 


    We are deeply appreciative to Elisa and all the artists who volunteer host the Artists' tables. It is a beautiful opportunity for people in the neighbourhood to have access to make art with local, working artists.  

    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 3 sessions

    Calling all weavers! On the fourth Sunday of each month, weaver Sarah McKinnon will host a weaving drop-in, helping you with trouble shooting, answering your textile questions, and getting you started on new projects. Sarah is warm and knowledgeable and together with you, will make our space a weaving wonderland. Bring your own loom and yarns. All ages and levels welcome, no registration required. $10/family drop in fee.

    We also welcome you to come by to watch or try one our small practice looms.  

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 9
    Register

     








    Helen Hughes invites young people, educators, parents, and anyone else interested in building respectful, collaborative, and useful relationships with children to this open discussion over tea.

    Helen is the founder of Windsor House School, instigator of The Learnary, a radical, compassionate educator of over 60 years, and an expert collaborator.  She is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and a great person to spend some time with.   

    The Learnary asks for a contribution of $5 - $20 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space.  Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome. 

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 30 Nov 2019
    • 7 sessions

    Saturday Curiosity Events happen every Saturday at The Learnary's Curiosity Table.  They are opportunities to spend time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    Keep an eye on our calendar for details for a particular day. 

    Some of the wonderful things you may discover at the curiosity table. 

    • Learn from a Neighbour: neighbours of any age may bring a skill to share.  Drop by and get making and learning with neighbours.  
    • Meet the artist: artists showing their work on the walls of The Learnary are invited to come make art in the shop.  
    • Play with some of our fun stuff: these are opportunities to try out some of the awesome things we carry in The Learnary shop. 

    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours.  

    If you are interested in hosting a Saturday event at The Learnary contact Sam: sam@thelearnary.ca. 


    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Come lend a hand to Surya as she makes denim aprons for use in workshops at The Learnary.  Learn how to up-cycle old jeans into useful, sturdy aprons. 

    If you'd rather make an apron of your very own, Surya will help you do that too.  There will be a $10 charge for this which will include supplies. 


    • 2 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 8
    Register

    In this class, we will be learning how to mix different print techniques. We will be trying techniques that we can do by hand, including monoprint, hand colouring, relief printing (stamping), stencilling, and/or collage.

    If you have experience with any kind of printing, bring your ideas and works in progress! If you are new to printmaking, you will get a sampling of the different techniques available.No-experience in art or printmaking required (but some is helpful!).

    Tools and supplies provided. Open to everyone! 

    This the first of two offerings of this wonderful workshop. Look for this workshop again on October 30th.  Cara is also offering a Block Printing Wednesday Workshop Sept 18 and Oct 16. 

    Cara Alex Seccafien (prn. she or they) is an artist, teacher, facilitator, and community builder living and working on Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh territories in Vancouver, BC. They work with diverse media including printmaking, stop-motion, installation, drawing, and illustration. Often autobiographical in nature, their work is influenced by living in a queer, ill, femme body. She researches alternative print methods and is a low-key technical nerd. She has exhibited her work across Western Canada and was shortlisted for the Room Magazine Cover Art Contest in 2019. Cara is a founding member of WePress Community Art Space, an inter-generational accessible studio in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. They obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2013.

    • 3 Oct 2019
    • 4 Oct 2019


    Details forthcoming.  

    • 5 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tiza Arts is an intergenerational family business of jewelry and paper mâché makers. Ever since a contest in 2008 Zita and Marco have been making paper mache sculptures together. A few years afterwards Marco wanted a saxophone and made jewelry to pay for it. They realized that they could use those skills start a business, due to their joint distaste for working at places where their creativity was stifled. 

    They will be at The Learnary Saturday, October 5th showing and selling their wondrous creations.   

    Zita and Marco invite you to come co-create a big cardboard sculpture through the day at the curioisty table so that people of all ages can come create and make together. Come join them.

    The Learnary is excited to support local makers in this way.

     


    • 6 Oct 2019
    • 1 Dec 2019
    • 3 sessions

    Before you throw it out...try fixing it first!

    On the first Sunday of the month, we will be fixing textile things. We have a stuffy triage station for repairing our textiles love ones,  sewing machines, various helpful tools, and some know how.

    We invite folks to bring their beloved stuffies to the Stuffy Triage Centre to receive assistance in mending, stuffing, replacing eyes and various other tender administrations. 

    Come figure things out -- together in community.

    Please consider making a donation to The Learnary at this event. 

    • 9 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2
    Register

    We have all heard land acknowledgements made in meetings and at events. You may have given your own. But you may also have wondered what's behind the words and how to embody the meaning more fully. Cheryl Burdick will host this discussion-based workshop for people who want to better acknowledge the land they are on, respectfully and accurately. This is a great opportunity for teachers, parents, students and facilitators to build their skills as allies on this land.We will talk about:

    • What is uncomfortable for you?
    • Where do you get more information?
    • What words are respectful? Disrespectful?
    • Why do we use the words we use in Land Acknowledgements? How much does word choice matter?

    Cheryl Burdick is an elementary school teacher and is of Heiltsuk, English and Danish heritage. She wants to draw on her experiences to support others in this learning, and to learn along with them.





    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, 2643 East Hastings
    • 10
    Register

     








    Helen Hughes invites young people, educators, parents, and anyone else interested in building respectful, collaborative, and useful relationships with children to this open discussion over tea.

    Helen is the founder of Windsor House School, instigator of The Learnary, a radical, compassionate educator of over 60 years, and an expert collaborator.  She is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and a great person to spend some time with.   

    The Learnary asks for a contribution of $5 - $20 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space.  Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome. 

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Have you ever wanted to make your own stamps? Or be able to make cards and artwork for your friends? In this workshop, learn the basics of block printing (a.k.a. lino cut or relief printing).

    Using a carving tool, learn to carve your own block out of a vinyl based linoleum, that you can take home after! Then, we will print (stamp) our blocks using speedball water-soluble block printing ink and stamp pads.

    No-experience in art or printmaking required. Tools and supplies provided. Open to everyone! 

    This the second of two offerings of this wonderful workshop. Look for this workshop again on September 18th.  Cara is also offering a Mixed Technique Printmaking Workshop Oct 2nd and Oct 30.  

    Cara Alex Seccafien (prn. she or they) is an artist, teacher, facilitator, and community builder living and working on Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh territories in Vancouver, BC. They work with diverse media including printmaking, stop-motion, installation, drawing, and illustration. Often autobiographical in nature, their work is influenced by living in a queer, ill, femme body. She researches alternative print methods and is a low-key technical nerd. She has exhibited her work across Western Canada and was shortlisted for the Room Magazine Cover Art Contest in 2019. Cara is a founding member of WePress Community Art Space, an inter-generational accessible studio in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. They obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2013.

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 6 Nov 2019
    • 2 sessions

    Details forthcoming. 

    Wednesdays. Fall 2019

    The Learnary is offering a series of workshops dedicated to intergenerational learning, building community, and celebrating curiosity.  

    These are registered, affordable workshops covering a variety of wonderful things

    Keep an eye on our calendar for details of what is to come.  

    Contact Surya at surya@thelearnary if you are interested in providing a workshop at The Learnary.   

    • 30 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 8
    Register

    In this class, we will be learning how to mix different print techniques. We will be trying techniques that we can do by hand, including monoprint, hand colouring, relief printing (stamping), stencilling, and/or collage.

    If you have experience with any kind of printing, bring your ideas and works in progress! If you are new to printmaking, you will get a sampling of the different techniques available.No-experience in art or printmaking required (but some is helpful!).

    Tools and supplies provided. Open to everyone!

    This the first of two offerings of this wonderful workshop. Look for this workshop again on October 30th.  Cara is also offering a Block Printing Wednesday Workshop Sept 18 and Oct 16. 

    Cara Alex Seccafien (prn. she or they) is an artist, teacher, facilitator, and community builder living and working on Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh territories in Vancouver, BC. They work with diverse media including printmaking, stop-motion, installation, drawing, and illustration. Often autobiographical in nature, their work is influenced by living in a queer, ill, femme body. She researches alternative print methods and is a low-key technical nerd. She has exhibited her work across Western Canada and was shortlisted for the Room Magazine Cover Art Contest in 2019. Cara is a founding member of WePress Community Art Space, an inter-generational accessible studio in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. They obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2013.

    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, 2643 East Hastings
    • 10
    Register

     








    Helen Hughes invites young people, educators, parents, and anyone else interested in building respectful, collaborative, and useful relationships with children to this open discussion over tea.

    Helen is the founder of Windsor House School, instigator of The Learnary, a radical, compassionate educator of over 60 years, and an expert collaborator.  She is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and a great person to spend some time with.   

    The Learnary asks for a contribution of $5 - $20 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space.  Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome. 

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 4 Dec 2019
    • 4 sessions

    Wednesdays. Fall 2019

    The Learnary is offering a series of workshops dedicated to intergenerational learning, building community, and celebrating curiosity.  

    These are registered, affordable workshops covering a variety of wonderful things

    Keep an eye on our calendar for details of what is to come.  

    Contact Surya at surya@thelearnary if you are interested in providing a workshop at The Learnary.   

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, 2643 East Hastings
    • 10
    Register

     








    Helen Hughes invites young people, educators, parents, and anyone else interested in building respectful, collaborative, and useful relationships with children to this open discussion over tea.

    Helen is the founder of Windsor House School, instigator of The Learnary, a radical, compassionate educator of over 60 years, and an expert collaborator.  She is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and a great person to spend some time with.   

    The Learnary asks for a contribution of $5 - $20 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space.  Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome. 

    • 25 Dec 2019
    • 10 Jan 2020

    We wish you a lovely winter break with friends, family and neighbours. 

Search our website here. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email us at becurious@thelearnary.ca

The Learnary is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. We are humbled by this history and grateful for our use of this land.

Phone: 778-802-3544

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5

Canada


Parking

Free (2 hour) public parking is available 1/2 block north of Hastings between Penticton and Kamloops.

Store Hours

Monday    Closed

Tuesday    Closed

Wednesday    11:00 - 5:00 

Thursday.    11:00 - 5:00

Friday 11:00 - 5:00

Saturday   11:00 - 5:00

Sunday      11:00 - 5:00


Special Closure Days:

Dec. 25 - Jan. 10

Accessibility

Accessibility is important to us. Please note, however, that we are in an old building with limitations.

The Learnary Storefront is on one level.

The front entrance door is 34” wide. There is a short slope outside the front door which rises approximately 5” over 13".

Our bathroom is approximately 57” x 60”.  To access, you need to pass through three doorways. The smallest has a width of 26”. The bathroom is non-gendered.

Our back door (private entrance) has five wooden steps.  

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