Calendar

FALL SCHEDULE

Sun December 13, 1-3pm, Kitsilano Community Centre (Connaught Park)
Join us to conclude and celebrate the Art & Fungi Project. We’ll send you off on a self-guided mushroom sound walk of the neighbourhood, with a map and a soundtrack, to visit fungi that may be hiding for the winter or still visible. Check out our booth with documentation of the year’s projects, and chat over chaga tea and mushroom snacks. Each participant will need to bring a smartphone and headphones to access the audio file for the self-guided walk. Physical distancing will be respected, and we’ll stagger the pods going out on the walk.
Registration: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/the-art-fungi-project-winter-mushroom-walk-celebration/288107

Thurs December 3, 4:30-6pm, Online workshop via Zoom*
Felted Mushrooms / Neighbourhood Fungal Map
We will needle felt mushrooms of the neighbourhood, using iNaturalist data collected from members of the community to create a map of felted mushrooms pinpointed to their location. The completed fungal map will be installed and displayed in the community centre. *Supplies are provided, but must be picked up and returned at the Kitsilano Community Centre on the dates mentionned on the registration link below. No experience required.
Registration: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/the-art-fungi-project-felted-mushroom-neighbourhood-map/288102

Sun November 29, 10-12pm, Online workshop via Zoom
Mushroom ID Clinic
We will support community members in identifying mushrooms while encouraging them to report their sightings to the neighborhood mushroom database used for our fungal mapping project.
Registration: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/the-art-fungi-project-mushroom-id-clinic-via-zoom/289804

Mon November 9, 10-12pm, Kitsilano Community Centre (Connaught Park or Snowy’s Lounge, depending on weather)
Felted Mushrooms / Neighbourhood Fungal Map
We will create a fungal map of the neighbourhood, using iNaturalist data collected from members of the community to create a map of felted mushrooms pinpointed to their location. The completed fungal map will be installed and displayed in the community centre.
Registration: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/the-art-fungi-project-felted-mushroom-neighbourhood-map/288099

Tues November 3, 3-5pm, Pacific Spirit Park
Plant Walk facilitated by guest artist, ethnobotanist and indigenous plant diva T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss
We will immerse ourselves in Pacific Spirit park plant life. Learn traditional names and medicinal purposes of the plants and trees. Listen to stories of local history of this land and how the trees, rocks and animals affect all of our relations.
Registration:https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/…/the-art…/288097

Wed October 21, 3:30-5:30pm, Kitsilano Community Centre (Connaught Park)
Living Mushroom Sculpture
Learn basic mushroom cultivation skills while creating elements that will come together to compose a collaborative, living sculpture (to be installed in the community centre), which will fruit oyster mushrooms.
Registration: isabellekirouac@gmail.com
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.

Tues October 6, 3:30-5:30pm, Jericho Park
Forest Movement Practice
We will explore the connections between skin, soil, fascia, and mycelium (the body of fungi) and engage in embodied meditations, slow walks, writings and movement practice in the forest, amongst fungi.
Registration: isabellekirouac@gmail.com
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.

Sun October 4, 10:30-12:30, Kitsilano Community Centre (Connaught Park)
Spore Print Stencilling
Experience a guided meditation on the mushroom life cycle, then follow that thread of inspiration to craft your own spore print stencil(s). You can print stencil images with mushroom spores on clothing, paper, glass, outdoor surfaces, etc. An urban mushroom walk around the neighbourhood will follow.
All supplies will be provided.
Registration: isabellekirouac@gmail.com
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.

Thurs September 24, 3:30-5:30pm, Pacific Spirit Park
Forest Movement Practice
We will talk about the connections between skin, fascia, and mycelium (the body of fungi) and engage in embodied meditations, slow walks, writings and movement practice in the forest, amongst fungi.
Registration: isabellekirouac@gmail.com
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.

Thurs September 3, 3-5:30pm
& Sun September 20, 10-12:30, Pacific Spirit Park
Fall Mushroom and Art Walks
Engage your senses as we encounter fungi in the forest, learn about their life ways and how they interact with other members of their ecosystems, including humans in both contemporary and old times. The walk will incorporate artistic activities, wakening all of our senses as we move through the forest, draw and write about fungi.
Registration: isabellekirouac@gmail.com
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Sat June 13, 11-12:30, Online workshop via Zoom
Forest Movement Practice
We will talk about the connections between skin, fascia, and mycelium (the body of fungi) and engage in a few embodied exercises. Movement-based activities, scores and meditations inspired by fungi will be shared through audio and writen files. The participants will be invited to download and complete these activities in the forest on their own time.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89224743856

Wed July 22, 3-5pm, Kitsilano Community Centre (Connaught Park)
Mushroom Paper Mache Puppets (registration required)
Learn how to design and craft your very own paper mache puppet inspired by one of our local fungi! All supplies provided.
Registration: isabellekirouac@gmail.com
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.

Sun August 9, 10-12:30, Pacific Spirit Park, meet at the Camosun Park, corner of Imperial Street & W 16th Ave
Summer Mushroom and Art Walk
Engage your senses in the forest as we encounter fungi, learn about their life ways and how they interact with other members of their ecosystems, including humans in both contemporary and old times. The walk will incorporate artistic activities, wakening all of our senses as we move through the forest, draw and write about fungi.
Registration: isabellekirouac@gmail.com
*space limited to 8 people due to physical distancing measures.

WINTER-SPRING SCHEDULE

Sat Feb 8, 10-12
Meet and Greet, Lobby KCC
Come meet the artists in the lobby of the Kitsilano Community Centre to learn more about the upcoming activities and enjoy a cup of tea.

Sat Feb 15, 10-12, Maddie’s Lounge KCC
Felted Mushroom Pins
Learn basic needle felting techniques while creating wearable art based on local mushrooms.
Registration: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/271187

Wed March 4, 3-5pm, Maddie’s Lounge KCC
Mushroom Reading Circle
The artists will bring in some of their favorite mushroom books for browsing and multiple copies of some inspiring essays. Participants will have time to read, reflect and discuss while enjoying a cup of tea.
Registration: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/271760

Sat March 7, 10-12, Hobby Room KCC
Craft your own mushroom grow jar (registration required)
Learn some basic mushroom cultivation and weaving skills and bring home a hanging mushroom grow jar. Participants will get to choose from several edible mushroom species.
Registration: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/271766

April 26, 1-2:30pm, Online workshop via Zoom
Mushroom Gardening
Learn outdoor mushroom cultivation techniques for inoculating logs, stumps and beds. Suitable for a wide variety of urban outdoor spaces, large or small.

May 10, 1-3pm, Online workshop via Zoom
Virtual Spring Mushroom & Art Walk
Follow us on a video walk in the forest as we encounter fungi, share knowledge about their life ways and how they interact with other members of their ecosystems, including humans in both contemporary and old times. We will offer participants artistic activities to do in the forest on their own time, wakening all of the senses while moving through the forest, drawing and writing about fungi. We will also introduce our ongoing Fungal Map of Kitsilano project using iNaturalist.

Sun May 24, Online video
Spring Mushroom cooking video release & Mushroom recipe exchange call out
On this day, we will release a series of how-to videos of cooking spring mushroom dishes, along with written recipes. Keep an eye out on the Video Page of this website. Between then and June 6th, we’ll be accepting submissions of your very own mushroom recipes with a photo of the finished dish. The submissions will be shared in the format of a Community Mushroom Cookbook published on our website. You can submit your recipes anytime here: isabellekirouac@gmail.com