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September 2018

Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Beginner

September-17 to December-10, 2018 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Curiosity in Chinese culture and Mandarin are all you need to join this beginner class. This course is for students of any background! Come to Ms. Gong's class with a binder and a pen. She will provide useful class handouts. By the end of this course, you will be able to greet others, introduce yourself and handle basic daily conversation in authentic Mandarin! You will be able to count numbers in Mandarin, identify Chinese currency, know famous Chinese cities /…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Intermediate

September-17 to December-10, 2018 from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

If you've already mastered Pinyin (the Chinese Phonetic system), you can now brush up your Mandarin conversational skills. In this class, you will build up your vocabulary and learn common expressions for daily living. You will learn the 12 animal signs in the Chinese calendar. Ms. Gong will teach you numerous synonyms and antonyms. Also, cross-culture training will help you to understand Chinese traditions, taboos, preferences and festivals. You will be taught how to handle various special situations, for example…

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Mandarin by Ms. Gong – Advanced

September-20 to December-6, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

"Ni hao!" By adding on more popular "spices" to your Mandarin skills such as idioms, slangs and wise expressions, you'll gain much more confidence in handling Mandarin conversations deeply and widely. You will also become a lot more familiar with Mandarin grammar and phrases. This class will polish you so that you sound like an expert Mandarin speaker. If you have an interest in learning Chinese characters you will have the opportunity to do so in this class! $19.05 drop…

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November 2018

Virtual Tour of The “Wabi Sabi” Museum of Vancouve

November-17 to November-17, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Snowy’s Lounge, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society invites you to an inaugural virtual tour of the "Wabi Sabi" Museum of Vancouver, born out of the community art project, "Mapping The Wondrous Westside." All the art works are raw, authentic, deep, emerging, impermanent, decaying, elusive, intimate, complex and simple, contributing to the diversity of cultural ecology in Vancouver. Artists in attendance and a live performance included.

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Basic Photography Skills for Parents

November-22 to November-27, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Board Room, 2690 Larch Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Practical advice for parents for making better photos of their kids. Session I: photography theory (photo composition, basic DSLR parameters and tips, different light conditions). Session II: indoor or outdoor (park/ beach) hands-on practice (subject to weather). Kids' participation is desirable. Session III: feedback on the practical session II (the instructor will review and comment on 3 photos of each participant), basics of photo editing in Lightroom, Q&A. Attending all 3 classes is not mandatory, but is highly recommended.

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