It’s On! 2017 Keno City Music &Art Workshop for Adults

Come spend a week or two of peaceful, fun, resourceful, creative time in Keno City, Yukon. Why music and art? They both help to you discover new mediums of self-expression. Explore your hidden dimensions or transitions by spending time in this beautiful, eclectic, historical place with Artists in Residence who will be facilitating daily workshops in music and art. Art one day, Music the next for an entire week, July 24 – 30 and/or July 30 – Aug 5. 

In partnership with Yukon Women in Music and Keno Club, ten professional Yukon artists will spend two weeks in Keno City creating new works as part of their Artist-in-Residence (AiR). 

Make new friends or keep to yourself. Evening activities will bring people together with the community of Keno to enjoy artistic creations and musical performances of participants, Artists in Residence, and the general public including tourists and artists who might drop in. Evening campfires will be more intimate. Mature youth are welcome if accompanied by a guardian. 

Pitch your tent or park your RV at the creek side Keno City Campground, or at the baseball field. The Silvermoon Bunkhouse (full kitchen available) or the Keno City Hotel have rooms to let as well (based on availability). Cook your own meals at your campsite or keep it simple and eat at the three yummy restaurants in Keno. Restaurants include Keno City Snack Bar, Keno City Hotel and the Sourdough Roadhouse and Grill. 

This workshop is ideal for emerging artists, closet artists, absolute beginners, educators, and people who just want to give their creativity some focused time away from home, in a rustic retreat environment. Professionals are welcome create alongside everyone. Come make music and art in Keno City this summer! 

Rates and Dates 
Week 1 - July 24 - July 
Week 2 - July 30 - August 5 
or $300/week for both weeks 
$30/2hr art workshop (supplies included) $15/2hr music workshop 

Scholarships are available please email for more info. 

Each week participants will receive: 
12 hrs of workshops in music 
12 hrs of workshops in visual arts 
One Demo recording of your new song 
6 evenings of music and art celebrations (your participation is encouraged) 
2 hours of one-on-one mentorship/music lessons 
6 art card prints of one of your own works of art (you can order more) 


3 Ways to Pay your registration fee! 
Simply pay your total via one of the following payment options: 

1. credit card or paypal account via 
2. email cash transfer using 
3. snail mail with a cheque to: YWIM 361- 108 Elliott St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6C4 


Registration Form: 
Keno Registration Form 2017 docx format 

Program Schedule and Artist Info: 
Keno Program Draft 2017 pdf format 


All participants are expected to be self-aware, to be respectful to others’ and the AiR’s space, and be independent and responsible for their own safety, shelter and meals. This is an opportunity for creative people to have sacred time and space in their lives, away from the fast lane. Absolute beginners as well as established artists of all genders are welcome. 

Art supplies, paint, paper, pens, pencils, beads, needles, and thread will be provided, along with some low-end brushes for works created during the workshops. 

Please bring: small TV table and chair, laptop, personal recording device (i.e. smartphone), your favourite paintbrushes, pens, HB pencils, utility knife, ruler, cutting board, and extra paint supplies if you intend on creating more paintings or works in your spare time. There will be a few supplies for sale in Keno at the Corp and Ryan building headquarters. Also bring your own guitar and any other musical instruments you intend to play during your time in Keno. If you do not have a guitar, we will have a couple extras on hand to loan. 

Keno City Artists In Residence Are: 

WEEK 1 July 24 - 30, 2017 
Mentorship & Workshops Facilitated by 

Nicole Bauberger - Workshop Facilitator - week 1 
Acrylic Painting / Bead Work 

Heidi Marion - Workshop Facilitator - week 1 
Contour Drawing, Art Using Nature, Mark Making 

Kim Beggs - Workshop Facilitator - week 1 
Songwriting / Performance 

Sarah MacDougall - Workshop Facilitator - week 1 
Songwriting / Performance 

WEEK 2 July 30 - August 5, 2017 
Mentorship & Workshops Facilitated by 

Lillian Loponen - Workshop Facilitator - week 2 
Watercolour Painting 

Dieter Weise - Workshop Facilitator - week 2 
Birch Bark Weaving 

Cindy Harder - Workshop Facilitator - week 2 
Singing / Harmony / Songwriting 

BJ MacLean - Workshop Facilitator - week 2 
Songwriting / Guitar 

Travis Petkau - COORDINATOR 
and Recording Engineer for demos 


Some Accommodation Options: 

Keno Cabins 
2 cabins available for participants of the workshop. 
One cabin will sleep up to 4 in single beds, with kitchen and outhouse ($700 for 7 nights). 4 participants can share for $175/week! great deal. 
The other cabin has a double bed, pull out couch, kitchen and 2 piece bath($800 for 7 nights) 
Very private and quiet location. 
2 people can share for $400/week 
contact: Janice Robinson Perrin 

Silvermoon Bunkhouse 
rooms with double beds and two single beds. $700/week. 2 people can share for $350/week. full shared kitchen and washrooms. 
contact: Dirk or Tracy 
(867) 995-2425 

Keno City Hotel 
2 double beds available for $300/week (in cash) 
There is room with 2 beds for $300/wk. 

Keno City Campground 

Baseball Field 
If campground gets full 

More info available at