Cryptozoology: Shrines of Legends and Lore with Michael deMeng

October 06, 2023 - October 08, 2023

$262.50 + 47.25(optional)


It’s surprising how many different types of mysterious beasts that people believe roam the planet…there are several dozens, if not more. The technical term for such a critter is a “cryptid” which is described as a creature said to exist but is…yet…unproven.
In this workshop, in honour of our secretive friends, students will create a shrine to commemorate a cryptid of their choosing. This could be from local lore or from legends across the globe. Using found objects, clay and paint, attendees will become artistic cryptozoologists and create honorariums for our shy and beastly neighbours.

Fee: $250 + GST ($262.50) & $45 + GST ($47.25) optional supply kit
If you do not purchase the supply kit, you are required to bring your own clay, paint, glue, etc. View supply list at:
Friday, October 6th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 7th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 8th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
* This is a 3 day workshop.
Location: PDCAC Community Room at the Leir House Cultural Centre (220 Manor Park Avenue).

*Max 12 participants.

– Register in-person at the Penticton Arts Council office at 220 Manor Park Avenue.
– Call the office 250-492-7997 Monday to Saturday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
– E-transfer to (Please call the office before sending to ensure workshop space is available). Include which workshop you are registering for in the notes.

Suppy List

If you are not purchasing supply kit and bringing own supplies, you will need:

  • Paint: black , white, Quin red or crimson, Quin gold, Pthalo blue, Pthalo green, Diox violet or purple. Van Dyke brown, Nickel Azo Yellow, bright red like Napthol red medium. 

  • Optional Paint - metallic paints.

  • A frame or something shrine shrine-like ⁠— this could be almost anything. This will be the base of your shrine. Could be an ornate frame, an old guitar, literally anything that seems shriney.

  • Aves Apoxie Clay ⁠— 1lbs or more.

  • Toys and Doll parts of all shapes and sizes.

  • Random found objects large and small. You never know what might come in handy.

  • Brushes - detail and bristle brush.

  • Glue ⁠— E6000

  • Dap (Acrylic latex caulking) could be picked up locally.

  • Doo dads ⁠— eyes, bits, baubles.

  • Twine and fabric scraps.

  • Optional stuff ⁠— Dremel, heat gun / hair dryer.

October 06, 2023 - October 08, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Penticton Arts Council
220 Manor Park Avenue
Penticton, BC, V2A 2R2

$262.50 + 47.25(optional)