Past Classes & Workshops

2019

A Night of Syrian Film

June 5 at 7:00 pm  // A Night of Syrian Film 
As a compliment to the showing of “Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art,” the CRAG is hosting an evening of Syrian Film that will offer a deeper context and engagement with the artwork hanging in the gallery. This evening will challenge and inspire perspectives on the strength of human spirit and the ability to love and hope during great hardships.

Love During the Siege, Diaries of a family in the besieged southern Damascus (15 mins)
A film by Mattar Ismaeel

More than two years have passed and the Syrian regime still besieges the Southern suburbs of Damascus where a population of more than 100,000 people live until today. During those two years, more than 200 died of hunger and the lack of medical care. The remaining still live under the siege, surviving only by what grows from the Earth. They fight the siege and hunger through hope and love they have learned to find during the hardest of time.

I AM THE REVOLUTION (72 mins)
A film by Benedetta Argentieri

I AM THE REVOLUTION is an empowering portrait of three determined women in the Middle East who are leading the fight for gender equality and freedom. Politician Selay Ghaffar is one of the most wanted people in the world by the Taliban and yet she still travels through Afghanistan to educate other women about their rights. Rojda Felat is a commander of the Syrian Democratic Army, leading 60,000 troops to defeat ISIS, including freeing their hold on Raqqa and rescuing its people. And Yanar Mohammed, named by the BBC as one of 100 most influential women in the world in 2018, pushes for parliamentary reform in Iraq while running shelters for abused women. I AM THE REVOLUTION challenges the images of veiled, silent women in the Middle East and instead reveals the extraordinary strength of women rising up on the front lines to claim their voice and their rights.

TATLIT (4 mins)
A film by Bu Nasser al Touffar

This short uplifting film by Bu Nasser al Touffar is set in the besieged region of Eastern Ghouta and is a celebration of voice and resilience despite the barriers of injustice, siege, and bombardment. It is a demonstration of hope, endurance and the power of human connections.


2nd Showing Opening Reception

June 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

All new work will be revealed in the 2nd half of “Behind The Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art.” Join us for an Opening Reception launching this important exhibition and it’s celebration of the human spirit. Light refreshments and entertainment.


An Afternoon of Syrian Music, Food and Dance

June 15, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3: 00 pm

Truly engage with the current exhibition, “Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art” in an afternoon to Syrian music, dance and food in Spirit Square. Enjoy some tasty eats with Baba Gannouj Food Truck, listen to the intriguing traditional music of Syria and watch as some local families share their love of dance from their homeland. This is truly an opportunity to see the heart and soul of this ancient civilization.

CRAG will also be leading guided talks through the ‘Behind the Lines’ exhibition and kids will be invited to learn how to write their name in arabic.

THE NATURE OF LAND AND SKY // Facilitated by artist Jill Paris Rody
Tuesday, May 21, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Location: CRAG Studio
Cost: $125

In this 4-week acrylic painting class will explore the use of colour to express mood, and light to represent time. Variations on a theme of coastal waters and grasses framed by a setting of our ever-green forest.  We will us photo reference examples to learn from, but painting each students’ interpretation of these will be our main focus.

With a deep love of nature, Jill best describes her emotional connection to life through painting; primarily in Acrylic, but also Watercolour, Pastel and Coloured Pencil. Light and Shadow, Colour and Form – All have a role to play in each painting by showing the passion Jill has for life.

COLLAGE PARTY! CELEBRATE WORLD COLLAGE DAY // Facilitated by artist Rosie Schinners
Saturday, May 11, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: CRAG Lobby
Cost: $5

Join us for an unforgettable night of collage, music, and snacks as we snip the night away for World Collage Day. Rosie Schinners, Kolaj Magazine’s 2019 poster artist will be facilitating activities throughout the evening. She has planned very cool exercises to spark our visitors imagination with seasonal changes and hybrid creatures. The party will take place in our lobby space where the exhibition ‘Collage sans colle: The broad reach of collage‘ is on view until May 23, 2019. Wear your best collage themed outfit and enjoy our decorations and projections.

INTERPRETIVE TALKS // Hosted by curator Jenelle Pasiechnik
Wednesday, March 27 from 5:00 to 5:30 pm
Wednesday, April 24 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm  
Location: Main Gallery
By Donation

SEW AND GET-TO-KNOW-YOU CIRCLE // Bi-weekly sewing circle with a feature project each week

Hosted by CRAG and Sewing by the Sea, led by Colleen Baerg   Location: Main Gallery
By Donation

Thursday, March 14, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sewing Patterns: Old school tissue or modern digital?

Thursday, March 28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hand Stitching: Discuss current trends in handwork

Thursday, April 11, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Up-cycle: Stitch reusable cafe napkins from an old shirt

Thursday, April 25, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
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ocial/sewcial stitching – Express yourself!: Discussion and examples of social sewing movements on Instagram.

ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION //

Thursday, April 25, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Location: Main Gallery
Cost: $5

Exhibiting artists Emily Hermant, Ingrid Mary Percy, and Kelsey Epp address the main themes of the show and discuss the specifics of their artworks.


TECH CAFE //
Facilitated by Carihi students and CRAG staff
Wednesday, April 17, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: Main Gallery
By Donation

This community knowledge sharing event is aimed at helping people use their technology more efficiently. Come join this inter-generational meeting!

PAPER COLLAGE WORKSHOP // Facilitated by artist Marie-Douce St. Jacques
Saturday, April 13, 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Location: CRAG Lobby
Cost: $5

This workshop is aimed for everyone who wants to learn how to make a collage while learning about a few techniques.

ARTIST TRADING CARD //
Facilitated by artist Jeanne Ralston
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aturday, April 13, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: CRAG Studio
Cost: $5

CIRCULAR WEAVING WORKSHOP // Facilitated by artist TaraLee Houston CANCELLED
Tuesday April 2, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: CRAG Studio
Cost: $40

TaraLee Houston Is an interdisciplinary artist based on Vancouver Island. Her creative process is highly focused on arts based research on the ecology of the Salish Sea and the global environment. She works in Courtenay and Campbell River, British Columbia where she teaches and facilitates community based art programs for all ages. Her life and art are fully integrated when she engages the community in art in various social settings, classrooms, community centres and online, where the dialogue is about the earth and the community based art creates a space for conversation and action to protect and preserve the earth.

WET FELTING WORKSHOP // Facilitated by artist Kelsey Epp

Saturday, April 6, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: CRAG Studio
Cost: $55

The introduction to wet felting class will explore the basic techniques for creating flat felt art with a simple inclusion technique using a cotton doily. Participants will take home a completed felt art project. All supplies will be provided.

ENGAGEMENT AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING //

This year we are hosting a variety of interesting and informative interactive talks, demonstrations and workshops to bring to life the Members’ Show. Demonstrations will take place inside the gallery.

Oil on Cold Wax, presented by Kathi Rudko
February 2 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Quilting Techniques, presented by Marni McMahan
February 6 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Wheel Pottery, presented by Emma Heitzmann
February 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Wood and Clay Sculpture, presented by Judit Szilvasi
February 20 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT // Trade Secrets: A Professional Practice Workshop for Artists

February 19, 5:30 to 8:15 pm
Registration fee: $10

Led by artist Barbara Hunt, this professional practice workshop for artists has three different sections: Exhibitions, How to Promote Your Work, and the Business of Art. Participants will learn about the various kinds of galleries and exhibition spaces, how to apply for shows, and how to create your own exhibition – plus lots of practical advice. A variety of strategies for promoting your work will be presented, including information on websites, social media, and more. Participants will also learn about different ways of supporting themselves as an artist, with some real-life examples. Practical information such as careers, contracts, commissions, managing files and images, setting up a studio, and advice on taxes will be covered. There will be two 15-minute breaks, with refreshments, and time for questions during each part of the workshop. Each participant will receive notes by email after the workshop.  Register at the Gallery.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING 6 WEEK CLASS // Led by artist Clive Powsey

January 8 to February 12, 2019 (6 weeks) // Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, $200 non member, $180 for members. Materials Not included

In this course, students will explore basic drawing techniques that will allow them to accurately draw what is seem with line and then render light and shade on form with shading and hatching. The measuring of angles and proportions; perspective; modular drawing, planar drawing, shading and separating the effect of local colour from light and shade on form will all be explored. Subject matter will include still life, architecture, machinery, plaster casts, the human skeleton, and the nude model. As well as looking at how concepts being studied in class are applied in the fine arts we’ll also look at how they are employed in film, television, advertising and 3D programs. Each class will begin with a slide presentation of prepared images to illustrate the concepts and exercises of that drawing session. More detail.


WINTER 2018

CERAMICS CLASSES // Led by artist Sarah Kuraitis

Animal Busts – November 24 & 25 // 12 noon to 3:00 pm, $45 for both classes, materials included

When an artist creates a sculpture, it is called, “working in the round.” During this workshop you will be challenged to think of your subject matter in a 3-D nature. Join Sarah Kuraitis to learn the introduction to ceramic sculpture, where you will learn the skills you need to make your very own animal bust. Come join us for a walk on the wild side. You choose your animal, and all skill levels are welcomed.

Holiday Ornaments – December 8 & 9, 2018  from 12 noon to 3:00 pm, $45 for both classes, materials included

Ring in the holiday season by learning how to build your own holiday ornament. Using a variety of pottery techniques, you will create your own spherical form by ways of pinch pot and trapping the air inside of your shape. We will spend the first day building your form. The second will be the day to decorate! We will use a variety of transfers and stains and learn the basics of layering your colours to create intricate designs on your holiday-inspired project. All skill levels are welcome!

About the instructor: Sarah Kuraitis is a ceramic artist who has found her roots on the West Coast. With a strong background in illustration and painting, it was exciting finding her way through pottery. She grew up in a small town in southern Ontario, and began her artistic career at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. She received her degree in Fine art in 2012. After moving from Thunder Bay, she has been teaching art classes within B.C for the last 3 years. She has a background as a Ceramic technician at Lakehead University, a museum interpreter at Kamloops Museum and Archives as an Arts Educator, and the Arts and Crafts Program Coordinator at Silver Harbour Centre in North Vancouver.

SILK WORKSHOP: an experience in living colour // Led by artist Dianne E. Nelson

December 1 & 2  // Saturday & Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, $70 non member, $63 for members. Materials provided.

Students do not need professional experience in art in order to achieve professional results in
this workshop. Go home with a 22 x 22” silk painting original; picture-ready for framing or for a
one-of-a-kind gift. All materials will be provided. Although not necessary, it will make better use of our time together is you come with a specific idea in mind for your pattern. I have patterns as well, if you prefer. We begin by drawing your pattern to scale. Your painting will be done using “gutta”, a metallic compound, as your drawing material. Once this is completely dry, you will choose your palette of vividly coloured silk paint to complete the work. More Detail.

ZENTANGLE® WORKSHOPS for kids and adults // Led by Barb Round

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Simple repetitive strokes are used to create patterns encourage focus, and create a calm, quiet time, with the bonus of a lovely art piece when you are finished.

You may then apply the patterns in any medium – pottery, quilting, scrapbooking, journaling and mixed media. The workshops are 47.50$ per person. Instructor: Barb Round.

“Handmade Zentangle Ornaments” // November 29, 5:30-  8:30 pm (Teen/ADULT – Advanced) 

Build on techniques from the Intro class. Students will apply greater depth and detail to their work, learn more complicated Zentangle patterns and apply colour while creating delicate seasonal ornaments. (Note: The Introductory Class is prerequisite – Oct 5 or 27, or any previous Intro class with a CZT.)

“Let’s find the Zen in Zentangle” // October 4, 2018 from 3:30-5 pm (KIDS – Intro) Ages 5 – 11

A quiet activity, drawing patterns with pen and ink helps children to focus while creating appealing images. New techniques are applied first to paper, then a craft project.

What can I bring? 1. Your smile and your curiosity, 2. Ultra-thin Sharpie marker(s) in your favourite colours, or you may borrow the teacher’s.

“Introduction to Zentangle” // October 5, 2018 from 5:30-9 pm (Teen/ ADULT – Intro)

Come and discover this new and creative drawing art. In this introductory class you will experience the satisfaction of completing your own unique, finished piece of art and enjoy the meditative quality this wonderful art form has to offer. This class is for those who have no previous art training or drawing experience as well as experienced students who want to learn this specific technique. 3 hours – Fee includes a class kit with all necessary supplies.

Hand-Building Mugs // Oct. 13 & 14, 2018 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm, $45 for both classes, materials included

You will be introduced to the world of ceramics during this workshop. Learn the stepping-stones to hand building to create your own unique drinking vessel! During the first class you will be encouraged to explore the various techniques to building your cup. The second class you will play with a variety of ceramic stains to decorate your piece! Some drawing skills will be exercised during this class but all skill levels are welcome!

“Introduction to Zentangle” // October 27, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm (Teen/ADULT – Intro)

Come and discover this new and creative drawing art. In this introductory class you will experience the satisfaction of completing your own unique, finished piece of art and enjoy the meditative quality this wonderful art form has to offer. This class is for those who have no previous art training or drawing experience as well as experienced students who want to learn this specific technique. 3 hours – fee includes a class kit with all necessary supplies. (Note: this is a repeat of the October 5 class.)

“Let’s find the Zen in Zentangle” // October 28, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm (KIDS – Intro) Ages 5-11

A quiet activity, drawing patterns with pen and ink helps children to focus while creating appealing images. New techniques are applied first to paper, then a craft project. (Note: Also an introductory class, but using different patterns and a different craft project than Oct. 4 class.)

“Renaissance Treasure Boxes” //  November 7, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Teen/ADULT – Advanced)

Build on techniques from the Intro class. Students will apply greater depth and detail to their work, learn more complicated Zentangle patterns and apply colour in the Renaissance style while working on a 3-d object. (Note: The Introductory Class is prerequisite – Oct 5 or 27, or any previous Intro class with a CZT.)

FALL 2018

NEW PROGRAM FOR YOUTH THIS YEAR /////// YOUTH ACCESS PASS //

The all new Youth Access Pass program is a great way to extend your love of art, meet other friends, and get backstage access to all the cool events happening at the CRAG.

The cost of the program is $80.00 for the year (Can be paid on monthly instalments of $10.00). The program runs from September to June and includes:

  • A one year Gallery membership
  • Early notification and early bird sign-up for studio courses and events
  • 10% off studio courses
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop
  • Opportunities to meet professional artists, a place to hang out with peers who share your interests
  • Dominique Pétrin workshops
  • Kick-off party
  • Cool CRAG swag

KICK OFF YOUTH PARTY IN SPIRIT SQUARE // 

Join us Wednesday, September 12 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm for the kickoff party for our Youth Access Pass with DJ Fire Tiger who will be rocking the party, while we paper the town. Snacks and refreshments to be provided.

For more details on the kickoff party, click here: Dominique Petrin Youth Workshops

Funded in part by a BCAC Youth Engagement grant.

TWO EXCITING YOUTH WORKSHOPS WITH DOMINIQUE PETRIN //               

Bright New World // Outdoor Youth Wallpaper Workshop
Wednesday,
September 12, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm @ Spirit Square

Maximum capacity: 30 people. Suggested donation: $40.00 – sliding scale, Pay-What-You-Can

Participants will work with artist Dominique Pétrin to wallpaper the poles of Spirit Square in wild and vibrant patterns. The artist combines and remixes patterns and images from across our visual world, and will guide students as they choose colours and patterns and install them in an outside installation that will stay up throughout the fall. Bring friends and work in teams or pairs.

The workshop will be the kickoff party for our Youth Access Pass. DJ Fire Tiger will be rocking the party, while we paper the town. Snacks and refreshments to be provided.

Funded in part by a British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement grant.

Do you speak pattern? // Indoor Youth Wallpaper Workshop
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Main Gallery @ the CRAG

Main Gallery and Studio
Maximum capacity: 10 people
Suggested donation: $30.00 – sliding scale, Pay-What-You-Can

Dominique Pétrin will work with youth to create unique quilted patterns out of wild and colourful wallpaper patterns and install them directly onto the Gallery walls. Make a contribution to the fall exhibition and learn from a renowned Canadian contemporary artist.

Funded in part by a British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement grant.

SUMMER 2018

 
AN INTRODUCTION TO COLLOGRAPH //
Sunday August 19, 12 noon – 4 pm
Sunday August 26, 12 noon – 4 pm
An introduction to collograph using cardboard, glue and various found materials to create a collograph plate. In complement to the themes of our current exhibition, Horizon Felt, this workshop will emphasize landscape. Line, tone and texture are all achieved through the layering of materials on the matrix. Students will learn the to ink the plate and print the final image to complete the process. Students should have time to create at least one set of prints. All materials are provided. Participants should bring an apron or an old shirt to protect their clothing.

Minimum 4 registrants. Pre-register by August 17th to reserve your spot by calling us at 250.287.2261 or dropping by the CRAG Gift Shop. $150 for 8 hours of instruction including materials. 10% off for Members.

Gordon James received his diploma from the Alberta College of Art in 1976. Since then he and his wife, Martha, have operated James Pottery at their studio overlooking Georgia Strait on Quadra Island. Gordon has exhibited his functional and sculptural ceramics, paintings and prints locally, nationally and internationally.

AN INTRODUCTION TO MONOPRINTING // Sunday July 22, 12 noon – 4 pm
Sunday July 29, 12 noon – 4 pm
An introduction to monoprinting using plexiglass plates and printing without a press. In complement to the themes of our current exhibition, Horizon Felt, this workshop will emphasize landscape. Students will be able to complete several one-of-a-kind prints through their own exploration and experimentation. All materials provided. Participants should bring an apron or an old shirt to protect their clothing. 

Minimum 4 registrants. Pre-register by July 20th to reserve your spot by calling us at 250.287.2261 or dropping by the CRAG Gift Shop. $150 for 8 hours of instruction including materials. 10% off for Members.

Gordon James received his diploma from the Alberta College of Art in 1976. Since then he and his wife, Martha, have operated James Pottery at their studio overlooking Georgia Strait on Quadra Island. Gordon has exhibited his functional and sculptural ceramics,paintings and prints locally, nationally and internationally.

SPRING 2018

BOOKMAKING BASICS WITH ARTIST MARLENE YUEN // Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Discover the potential of book arts with three easy hand-made bookbinding techniques. During this workshop participants will learn how to fold, manipulate paper using bookbinding tools and will learn three versatile book structures: the accordion, pamphlet stitch and perfect bound book. These book structures can be used to present work, to personalize and to give as gifts or as the basis of artist books. Equipment, materials, and creative alternatives will be discussed. Upon completion of the workshop, students will leave with a set of their own books and the skills to make more at home using minimal equipment. $25.00 per person. Register in person or over the phone at (250) 287-2261.

FAIRY DOOR BIRDFEEDER STUDIO CLASS // Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Decorate a beautiful Fairy Door bird feeder for your garden or as a gift for a special someone.

With Mother’s day and Spring on its way, it’s the perfect time to create a gift that keeps on giving.

Start by choosing your base form from some pre-made structures (see picture) donated by a local art creative. Then begin the hands on construction of your unique bird feeder. We will be picking through the available resources to create stunning Fairy house facades. Using found small twigs and driftwood for doors and perches and sea shells to hold bird seed, you will go home stoked about sharing your creation with nature – and a special someone (even if that special someone is you).

Some of the fun decorative materials made available by Art Gallery: 

Beads, Wooden pieces, Feathers, Fake flowers/ivy, Extra wooden pieces for perches

Some suggested additional materials you could bring from home:

Crystals, weather friendly ornaments, an alternative small vessel to hold bird seed

Open registration for ages 12+. Pre-register in person or over the phone at (250) 287-2261. 

Registration ends May 4 @ 5 pm // $20 per person includes:

Creative space
Base form
Supplies to construct/decorate
Bird seed

Onsite creative facilitator for inspiration and/or techniques.

TRADITIONAL BEADING WORKSHOP // Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The North Island Metis Beading Circle will give a workshop on traditional beading practices. Try your hand at looming a beaded bracelet of your own design. Engage with traditional beading practices and the knowledge of talented women of the circle. $20.00 per person. All materials included.

Generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts

ENVIRONMENTAL ART PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP // Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm, Miracle Beach

Eiko Jones, local professional photographer will teach a workshop inspired by the artwork of Meryl McMaster and Meagan Musseau. Interact with your environment, immerse yourself in the land, and create a sculpture or composition at Miracle Beach. Capture it at the perfect moment with a guided photography session before it returns to nature. Eiko will help guide you as you create your environmental installation and then use photography to capture the essence of your creation. The beauty of environmental art is creating it, and also observing as the materials return into their natural environment. Bring your own camera equipment to participate in this unique course led by the successful nature photographer, Eiko Jones. $75.00 per person. Register in person or over the phone at (250) 287-2261.

Generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts

FALL & WINTER 2017

ABSTRACT PAINTING WITH MARY DEVEAU //                                                     Tuesdays, October 17 to November 7, 2017

1 pm – 4 pm (4 classes)
Exploring with acrylics! The focus of this class is mainly on process and allows you to experiment and play with paint and tools. Discover the freedom of gestural mark making and painting loosely – the only boundaries are the edge of your canvas! We will also touch on colour theory, elements of design and composition strategies. 

COST: $140, or $120 for Gallery members, plus GST

BEGINNER WATERCOLOURS WITH CAREN HEINE //
Wednesdays, October 18 to November 8, 2017

1 pm – 4 pm (4 classes)
This class is for people who have not tried watercolours before, or want to refine their skills. We will explore the basics of watercolour application and how to use this medium. With 40 years of watercolour painting and teaching experience, artist Caren Heine will guide the class through the intricacies of paint missing and colour, various 

COST: $140, or $120 for Gallery members, plus GST

ADVANCED WATERCOLOURS WITH CAREN HEINE //
Wednesdays, November 15 to December 6, 2017

1 pm – 4 pm (4 classes)
This class is for people who have not tried watercolours before, or want to refine their skills. We will explore the basics of watercolour application and how to use this medium. With 40 years of watercolour painting and teaching experience, artist Caren Heine will guide the class through the intricacies of paint missing and colour, various.

COST: $140, or $120 for Gallery members, plus GST

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS HOSTED BY GLEN CHAMBERS //
Tuesdays, October 24 to November 28, 2017

7 pm – 9 pm
Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. There will be no instruction, only the opportunity to draw a live model in a variety of poses in the company of other artists. Easels and table safe provided, but bring your choice of drawing or painting materials and the Gallery will provide the model. Poses will be timed, beginning with a few short warm-ups, then transitioning to longer poses. Prepay for 6 sessions prior to the start date or pay on a drop-in basis.

COST: Prepay six sessions for $65 or pay a drop-in fee of $12.50 per session

ARTIST TRADING CARDS //

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7 – 8 pm

Join host Randell Worthington Dwinnell to learn to create unique backgrounds for your own unique Artist Trading Cards! Create your own cards, then trade with others, just like hockey or baseball cards. Each card is a unique work of art. This event is free and open to everyone.

View a listing of our Past Classes here.

SPRING 2017

14 February – 21 March
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LIFE DRAWING
hosted by Glen Chambers
Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. There  will be no instruction, only the opportunity to draw a live model in a variety of poses in the company of other artists. Easels and tables are provided, but bring your choice of drawing or painting materials and the Gallery will provide the model. Poses will be timed, beginning with a few short warms-up, then transitioning to longer poses. You can register and pay for all six sessions prior to the start date or pay on a drop-in basis.
Everyone welcome.
Fee: 6 classes: $62.50 / Drop-in: $12.50

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16 February + 18 May

(2 Thursdays), 7 pm
ARTIST TRADING CARDS
Would you like to create and trade miniature works of art? Artist Trading Cards are 2.5 x 3.5 inches and can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs….no rules, but original work. This is a fun, social and creative group that meets several times a year to swap trading cards with other people. Create some cards, sign the back and bring them to the Gallery.
Admission by donation

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1 March – 29 March
(5 Wednesdays), 1 – 4 pm
POURED WATERCOLOURS FOR BEGINNERS with Catherine Martha Holmes
This class is for beginners interested in exploring poured watercolours, which is the art of layering transparent watercolours, similar to silkscreen printing.
We will transfer or draw an image onto stretched watercolour paper, then create a painting by layering paint, preserving the different values of a composition with drawing gum between each pour.
Please wear older clothes and bring a painter’s apron or smock. Note: Pébéo drawing gum contains latex.  (Image: Catherine Martha Holmes, Baxter, Island Beagle, 12″ x 14″, 2014) 

Fee: $140 / Gallery Members: $120 (plus GST)
Please bring an additional $30 for all supplies (to be paid to the instructor)

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7 March – 21 March
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Introduction to Drawing with Catherine Martha Holmes
Participants will become familiar with various drawing tools: pencils, graphite sticks, water-soluble pencils and charcoal, as well as different papers. We will begin in a very experimental way, concerned only with mark making and becoming comfortable with our supplies – spiral drawing, contour drawing, cross-hatching etc. Everyday objects will be our inspiration. Weather permitting we may take our drawing/sketching out-of-doors.
Each class will find us studying various elements of design/composition: line, shape, form, proportion, positive and negative space, perspective. Compositional techniques will also be studied.

Materials needed: 
 – A variety of soft pencils – HB, 2B, 4B, 7B
– Graphite stick
 – Vine charcoal
 – Drawing Board and large bulldog clips or binder clips, 3 or 4. (you can make your own drawing board from any rigid material or purchase one from an art store.)
 – Pencil sharpener or sandpaper block for pencils (lead pointer), kneadable eraser
 – Blending stumps – thin and wide diameter
 – Drawing paper
 – Sketchbook – spiral bound no smaller than 9.5” X 12”

Cost: $130 (Non-Members) or $110 (Members) plus GST
If you don’t have your own, please bring $15 for supplies (to be paid to the instructor).

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15 March – 5 April
(4 Wednesdays), 6:30 – 9 pm

BEGINNER SCULPTING: PAPER CLAY
with Mary Deveau
– CANCELLED –
Discover the wonders of paper clay. Build your own sculpture / decorative piece using slab and coil techniques; then imprint textures, add embellishments and explore your own style of mark making. After being kiln-fired, paint your sculpture with acrylics and stains to bring out the textures and highlights.

Cost: $160 / Gallery Members: $140 plus GST
(all materials and firing fee included)
(Photo: paper clay sculpture examples by Deveau)

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12 April – 17 May
(6 Wednesdays), 1 – 4 pm
ADVANCED POURED WATERCOLOURS with Catherine Martha Holmes
This class is for experienced artists interested in exploring poured watercolours, which is the art of layering transparent watercolours, similar to silkscreen printing.

We will transfer or draw an image onto stretched watercolour paper, then create a painting by layering paint, preserving the different values of a composition with drawing gum between each pour.
Please wear older clothes and bring a painter’s apron or smock. Note: Pébéo drawing gum contains latex. (Image: Catherine Martha Holmes, The Inlet, 2016) 

Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120 plus GST
Please bring an additional $30 for all supplies (to be paid to the instructor)

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22 + 29 April
(2 Saturdays), 12 – 4 pm
SILK SCREEN PRINTING
with Darren Larose
– CANCELLED –
This workshop will teach you the process of successful silk screen printing; from building your own frame to printing your image. Participants can print on t-shirts, fabric, paper, wood, etc. This is an introductory course and the focus will not be on artistic skill, but rather on process.

Cost: $150 / Gallery Members: $130 plus GST
(all supplies included)


2016

Caren Heine 1 GT 2012October 18, 25, November 1 + 8.
(4 Tuesdays), 1 – 4 PM
BEGINNER WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
with Caren Heine
Explore the wonderful medium of watercolours with experienced instructor and talented artist, Caren Heine. With 40 years of watercolour painting and teaching experience, Caren will guide the class through the intricacies of paint mixing and colour, using various painting surfaces and a variety of brushes to achieve washes, drawing and layering. This class is suited for people who have not tried watercolours before, or those who would like to renew their skills.

Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120
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October 18 – November 22
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(6 Tuesdays), 7 – 9 pm
LIFE DRAWING
hosted by Glen Chambers
Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. Everyone is welcome and there will be no instruction, only the opportunity to draw a live model in a variety of poses in the company of other artists. Easels and tables are provided, but bring your choice of drawing or painting materials and the Gallery will provide the model. Poses will be timed, beginning with a few short warms-up, then transitioning to longer poses. You can register and pay for all six sessions prior to the start date or pay on a drop-in basis.
6 classes: $62.50 / Drop-in: $12.50

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October 22, November 5 + 19
(3 Saturdays) 3 – 5 pm
OUR STORIED PATHS: Writing Workshop
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Our Storied Paths takes place over three Saturday sessions at two-week intervals, allowing time for preparation before each session.

There will be time in class for writing exercises, discussion, and for other creative process aimed at waking up our senses, mining memory, speaking our truth; and finding ultimate meaning in unearthing the bones of our unique stories. Participants will find the keys to remembrance through discussion, memory and through the universality of the human experience.

Our stories are not only mental narratives that engage our imagination or a string of interesting pictures ideas and dialogue. Story has the power to go right through us reaching into every cell, changing our chemistry and profoundly affecting our well-being. There are many paths to illumination, healing and transformation. Storytelling is one.
Nothing makes sense until it’s turned into a story (John Gardner)

Annette Yourk is a storyteller, freelance writer and instructor with TheScribes.ca. Her work in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, magazines and online. A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Writing & Publishing Program, and of the Provincial Instructor’s Diploma Program in Adult Education, she has worked in all genres and with a wide range of learners; designing teaching, and editing.
Cost: $150 (Non-Members) or $130 (Members)

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(4 Wednesdays), 6:30 – 9:00 PM
BEGINNER SCULPTING: PAPER CLAY
with Mary Deveau
Discover the wonders of paper clay. Build your own sculpture / decorative pieces using slab and coil techniques, imprint textures, add embellishments and explore your own style of mark making. After kiln fired to bisque, paint these with acrylics and stains to bring out the textures and highlights of your 3D objects.

Cost: $160 / Gallery Members: $140 plus GST,
includes $10.00 for materials and $10.00 firing fee.
(Photo: paper clay sculpture examples by Deveau)
CANCELLED
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November 15, 22, 29 + December 6.

(4 Tuesdays) 1 – 4pm
MOVING FORWARD IN WATERCOLOUR
with Caren Heine

For those who have some watercolour experience, Heine will help move you forward with her engaging and inspiring teaching style and expertise. She will expand on the intricacies of paint and colour mixing, techniques for handling various painting surfaces, drawing and laying washes as well as brushwork techniques.
Cost: $140 / Gallery Members $120

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Thursday @ 7pm
ARTIST TRADING CARDS
Would you like to create and trade miniature works of art? Artist Trading Cards are 2.5 x 3.5 inches and can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs….no rules, but original work. This is a fun, social and creative group that meets several times a year to swap trading cards with other people. Create some cards, sign the back and bring them to the Gallery.

Admission by donation
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Silk Screen PrintCANCELLED
(2 Weekends), 12 – 4 PM
SILK SCREEN PRINTING
with Darren Larose
This workshop will teach you the process of successful silk screen printing; from building your own frame to printing your image. Participants can print on t-shirts, fabric, paper, wood, etc. This is an introductory course and the focus will not be on artistic skill, but rather on process.
Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120
CANCELLED

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Monday July 25 – Wednesday July 27
12 – 4 pm
Free Art-making for Youth (15 – 24 years of age) with Amy Malbeuf + Jordan
 
The Gallery welcomes youth between 15 + 24 to a free art-making workshop July 25 (Mon.) – July 27 (Wed.) from 12 – 4 pm with exhibiting artists Amy Malbeuf + Jordan Bennett. 
Interested young people are asked to call (250-287-2261) or email (contact@crartgallery.ca) to sign up. No art experience is necessary, lunches will be provided and there is no cost to participate.
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(images from artists Jordan Bennett (top) + Amy Malbeuf (bottom)

This special opportunity, generously funded by the British Columbia Arts Council and the Campbell River Community Foundation, allows youth to work with professional artists, learn about their art practice and create their own artwork.Malbeuf and Bennett’s exhibition, Aja’sit, opens at the Campbell River Art Gallery on Thursday, July 28. The public is welcome to attend an opening reception at 6:30 pm to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

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Wednesdays, 1 – 4 PM
Introduction to Drawing with Catherine Martha Holmes
Cost: $130 (Non-Members) or $110 (Members) + $13 optional supply fee

Participants will become familiar with various drawing tools; pencils, graphite sticks, water-soluble pencils and charcoal to name but a few and different papers. We will begin in a very experimental way, concerned only with mark making and becoming comfortable with our supplies – spiral drawing, contour drawing, cross-hatching etc. Everyday objects will be our inspiration. Weather permitting we may take our drawing/sketching out-of-doors.

Each class will find us studying various elements of design/composition; Line, shape, form, proportion, positive and negative space, perspective. Compositional techniques will also be studied; i.e. rule of thirds, viewpoint etc.

Students will need a sketchbook* and the drawing tools mentioned below. 

  • A variety of soft pencils –  HB, 2B 4B 7B
  • Graphite stick 
  • Vine charcoal
  • Drawing Board and large bulldog clips or binder clips, 3 or 4. (Please note you can make your own drawing board from any rigid material, it just must not flex or bow when you are sketching on it. Or you can purchase one from an art store.)
  • Pencil sharpener, or sandpaper block for pencils(lead pointer), kneadable eraser
  • blending stumps, thin and wide diameter
  • drawing paper

*Sketchbook, spiral bound is best no smaller than 91/2” X 12”

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Saturday, 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Needle Felting with Pam Dobbs
Cost: $40 (Everyone) + $10 for supplies

In this beginner class, you will learn the basics of needle felting. Using a felting needle and wool roving, you will create a set of coasters using felt as your canvas and coloured wools as your “paint”. This one day tutorial is perfect for the beginner or those who would like a refresher on this fun technique.

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SPRING 2016

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Thursdays @ 7pm
ARTIST TRADING CARDS
Would you like to create and trade miniature works of art? Artist Trading Cards are 2.5 x 3.5 inches and can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs….no rules, but original work. This is a fun, social and creative group that meets several times a year to swap trading cards with other people. Create some cards, sign the back and bring them to the Gallery.

Admission by donation.

BEGINNER WATERCOLOUR PAINTING with Caren Heine

9, 16, 23 February, 1 March (4 Tuesdays), 1 – 4 PM
This class is suited for people who have not tried watercolours before, or would like to refine their skills. Explore the wonderful medium of watercolours with experienced instructor and talented artist, Caren Heine. With 40 years of watercolour painting and teaching experience, Caren will guide the class through the intricacies of paint mixing and colour, using various painting surfaces and a variety of brushes to achieve washes, drawing and layering.

Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120


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(6 Tuesdays), 7 – 9 pm
LIFE DRAWING
hosted by Glen Chambers
Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. There will be no instruction, only the opportunity to draw a live model in a variety of poses in the company of other artists. Easels and tables are provided, but bring your choice of drawing or painting materials and the Gallery will provide the model. Poses will be timed, beginning with a few short warms-up, then transitioning to longer poses. Pre-pay for 6 sessions prior to the start date or pay on a drop-in basis.

6 classes: $62.50 / Drop-in: $12.50


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(4 Wednesdays), 6:30 – 9 pm
ABSTRACT  PAINTING
with Mary Deveau
Create a painting that is simply about painting. This class will explore creative mark making, abstracting forms, colour theory and paint applications through a series of exercises that encourage painting intuitively, letting go of outcome and being open to change and surprise.  We will be using methods of painting abstractly that will induce spontaneity like painting to music, dripping, splattering, flinging and smearing to free the mind up to make non-objective art, but also to inspire you to loosen up, have fun and paint more.

Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120


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(Weekend), 11 AM – 4 PM
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – YOUTH WORKSHOP
with Eiko Jones
This course is designed to be a casual and informative time for youth who aspire to become better photographers. Participants will easily master basic techniques through hands-on learning in a fun environment. Taken a step at a time, we will walk through the aspects of photography and getting the best possible image, regardless of what type of camera is used. By focusing on a single aspect of photography at a time, participants will learn what can be done with a camera to create some fun and inspiring images. The workshop will alternate between classroom time and outside photo sessions.

Age range 12 -18 yrs.
Cost: $115 / Gallery Members: $95


23, 30 March, 6, 13, 20 AprilIMG_3141
(Wednesdays), 1:00 – 4:30 PM
POURED WATERCOLOURS with Catherine Martha Holmes
This class is open to beginners and advanced artists interested in exploring this medium. Poured watercolours is the art of layering transparent watercolours, similar to silkscreen printing (for this class we will be using Dr. Ph. Martins Hydrus concentrated liquid watercolour).

We transfer/draw our image onto stretched watercolour paper, that has also been stapled to a watercolour board. 3 – 4 layers of paint are needed with drying time between each layer. The painting is created by preserving the different values of a composition using Pébéo drawing gum between each pour. Preserving lightest values first, middle, middle to dark and finally darkest values.

The first class will focus on stretching watercolour paper and becoming familiar with liquid watercolours and Pébéo drawing gum. We will review our chosen images with strong light, middle to dark values (I will assist students with choosing their reference photo via email prior to our first class). Watercolour stretching boards will be provided on loan for the duration of the class. Second, third and fourth class will find us applying drawing gum and pouring our paint using a limited palette of three primary colours. We will use our fifth class to add final details to our paintings and share our work with our classmates. Time permitting we will look at keeping an illustrated journal and other fun illustration techniques.

All supplies are provided at a cost of $30.00. Students are just asked to wear older clothes and bring a painter’s apron or smock. Please note Pébéo drawing gum does contain latex. (Image: Catherine Martha Holmes, Baxter, Island Beagle, 12″ x 14″, 2014) 

Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120


FALL 2015

ATC image17 September  + 19 November, 2015
Thursdays @ 7pm
ARTIST TRADING CARDS
Would you like to create and trade miniature works of art? Artist Trading Cards are 2.5 x 3.5 inches and can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs….no rules, but original work. This is a fun, social and creative group that meets several times a year to swap trading cards with other people. Create some cards, sign the back and bring them to the Gallery. Admission by donation.

Mary Deveau art23 + 30 September, 7 + 21 October, 2015
(4 Wednesdays), 6:30 – 9 pm
ABSTRACT  PAINTING
with Mary Deveau
Create a painting that is simply about painting. This class will explore creative mark making, abstracting forms, colour theory and paint applications through a series of exercises that encourage painting intuitively, letting go of outcome and being open to change and surprise.  We will be using methods of painting abstractly that will induce spontaneity like painting to music, dripping, splattering, flinging and smearing to free the mind up to make non-objective art, but also to inspire you to loosen up, have fun and paint more.
Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120

Jill Paris Rody30 September, 7 + 14 + 28 October, 2015
(4 Wednesdays), 1 – 4 pm
ACRYLIC PAINTING: FROM PRACTICED BEGINNERS TO EARLY INTERMEDIATE
with Jill Paris Rody

A continued study using acrylics, this course is intended for those students who have taken Jill’s previous classes or have had some intermediate studies in mixing colors with a basic palette. Participants will work with a very limited palette, with a focus on mixing greens for landscape, as well as exploring texture. Brushes for particular techniques and continued learning on atmospheric perspective will also be covered. Demos and handouts round out the course.
Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120

Open Studio6 October – 10 November, 2015
(6 Tuesdays), 7 – 9 pm
LIFE DRAWING
hosted by Glen Chambers
Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. There will be no instruction, only the opportunity to draw a live model in a variety of poses in the company of other artists. Easels and tables are provided, but bring your choice of drawing or painting materials and the Gallery will provide the model. Poses will be timed, beginning with a few short warms-up, then transitioning to longer poses. Pre-pay for 6 sessions prior to the start date or pay on a drop-in basis.
6 classes: $62.50 / Drop-in: $12.50

Eiko photo 331 October – 1 November, 2015
(Saturday + Sunday), 12 – 5 pm
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
with Eiko Jones
This course is designed to be casual, yet informative so that aspiring photographers can easily master basic techniques through hands-on learning. Taken a step at a time, we will walk through the aspects of photography, getting the best possible image, regardless of what type of camera is used. By focusing on a single aspect of photography at a time, participants will learn what can be done with a camera and how to use each function to its best capability. The class will alternate between classroom time and outside photo sessions.
Cost: $185 / Gallery Members: $165

IMG_47496 November – 4 December, 2015
(5 Fridays), 1 – 4:30 pm
POURED WATERCOLOURS
with Catherine Martha Holmes
Learn to create a “poured watercolour” painting, starting with stretching watercolour paper and becoming familiar with liquid watercolours, artists-quality tube paints and drawing gum. Participants will review their chosen images (with strong light, middle to dark values), apply drawing gum and paint, using a limited palette of primary colours. To finish the artwork, the class will add the final details to their paintings.
Watercolour stretching boards will be provided for the duration of the class. Watercolour paper will be available at a small fee.
Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120

14 + 15, 21 + 22 November, 2015Silk Screen Print
(2 Weekends), 12 – 4 PM
SILK SCREEN PRINTING
with Darren Larose
The workshop will teach you the process of successful Silk Screen printing. From building your own frame to printing your image. Students can print on t-shirts, fabric, paper, wood, etc. This is an introductory course and artistic skill is not the focus, rather, the process.
Cost: $140 / Gallery Members: $120

02_2013_LikesToShowOff_Detail_Poirier15 + 16 August 2015, 12 – 4 pm
PHOTOGRAPHIC + TEXT TRANSFER WORKSHOP
with Terra Poirier
Phototransfer is an easy and fun process that can yield rewarding results for the beginner. It’s also an excellent platform for storytelling. Using their own printed photographs and text, participants learned a basic photo transfer technique for applying images to a wood surface and explored simple strategies for applying text to their pieces.
Cost: $125, Members: $100 

22 April – 13 May, 2015 (4 Wednesdays) 6:30 – 9pm549579_10151646476111127_1922198158_n1
MOVING FORWARD IN ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES
with Jill Paris Rody
This continuing series in painting takes us one step closer to intermediate. The class will give you more confidence in transposing an image to canvas and, most importantly, allowing you to make your own choices. You will have a quick review of the basics, and then quickly move into working entirely from your own photos. This is exciting for the student who wants to use paint as a form of expression.
Cost: $120 / Gallery Members: $110

4 – 25 March 2015 (4 Wednesdays) 6:30 – 9pmMary Deveau
EXPRESS YOURSELF: ABSTRACT PAINTING
with Mary Deveau
Students will work in tandem with painting materials to explore their own artistic style focusing on expressive gestures, rather than representation of objects, to create a unique and dynamic abstract painting. While considering elements of composition, colour, line, form and gesture, this class is mainly about exploration. Results are unpredictable but learning will happen over analysis, contemplation and discussion when your painting is finished.
Cost: $120 / Gallery Members $110

15 March 2015 (Sunday) 11am – 2pmUnknown
CREATE YOUR VERY OWN SHORT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMIC!
with Sarah Leavitt
A workshop for everyone, regardless of experience, knowledge or drawing ability! In this dynamic, hands-on workshop, participants explored the wonderful world of autobiographical comics, then moved into a series of writing and drawing exercises that allowed them to create their very own short autobiographical comic.
Sarah Leavitt’s graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s My Mother and Me has been published in Canada, the US, UK, Germany and France to international critical acclaim (LA Times, Vanity Fair, Globe + Mail, Die Welt the Guardian). Her prose and comics have appeared in anthologies, magazines and newspapers in Canada, the US and the UK. She is currently working on a graphic novel set in mid-19th century BC.
Leavitt was a featured author/artist at the Words on the Water Festival March 13 + 14, 2015.
Cost: $85 / Gallery members: $75

18 March – 8 April (4 Wednesdays) 1 – 4pmcheine26
BEGINNER WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
with Caren Heine
For people who hadn’t tried watercolours before, or wanted to refine their skills, this class was be a good place to explore this wonderful medium. With 40 years of watercolour painting and teaching experience, Caren guided the class through the intricacies of paint mixing and colour, various painting surfaces, and using a variety of brushes to achieve washes, drawing and layering.
Cost: $120 / Gallery Members: $110

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BEGINNER ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES
with Jill Paris Rody
Participants learned brush-stroke applications, and the use of value, color & temperature to sharpen and depth to your painting (the class painted from photos). For those who have always wanted to paint a scenic view of our area, but didn’t know where to begin, this was the class for you! People learned more about acrylic paint and its properties, while creating a beautiful work of art.
Cost: $120 / Gallery Members: $110

March 7 – 8, 2015 (Saturday + Sunday) 9am – 4pmTofino Sunset - Brian Buckrell HQ
TECHNIQUES FOR STRONG ACRYLIC PAINTINGS 
with Brian Buckrell
Acrylic is the most versatile painting medium. Designed for the intermediate level painter wanting a review the class involved demonstrations and practice together of techniques used to take advantage of the full power in acrylics. The class included different approaches to beginning a painting, value under paintings, working on black canvas, negative painting, glazing, stumbling and more. Participants also received a recommended reading list, a supply list and Brian’s outline called Steps for Making a Landscape Painting. www.brianbuckrell.com
Cost: $285 / Gallery members: $275

PICT001113 November – 4 December 2014 (4 Thursdays) 7 – 9pm
MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
with Martina Kowalchuk

Campbell River artist extraordinaire, Martina Kowalchuk brought her energy and limitless creativity to the Art Gallery Studio for a 4 session class. This Multi-Media paper maché class moved far beyond the tradition of paper and paste to include found objects, fabric, wire, and more. Kowalchuk guided participants to expand their imagination, remove your limitations and hone their skills for this very hands-on mixed media sculpture experience.
Cost: $78 / Gallery Members: $68 • Supplies Included

Caren Heine 1 GT 20125 – 26 November 2014 (4 Wednesdays) 1 – 4pm
MOVING FORWARD IN WATERCOLOUR
with Caren Heine

Caren Heine returned by popular demand, with her engaging and inspiring teaching style and amazing expertise. Caren expanded on the intricacies of paint and colour mixing, techniques for handling various painting surfaces, drawing and laying washes as well as brushwork techniques.
Cost: $120 / Gallery Members $110 

John Schevers27 + 28 September 2014 (Saturday + Sunday) 10am – 4pm
MANIPULATING COLLAGE
with John Schevers

Students in this class learned to cut stencils and play with citrus concentrate to manipulate images from National Geographic magazines. Exciting abstract shapes appeared and formed the base for a beautiful and original collage.
Cost: $160 / Gallery members: $150

7_wood_martineda21 + 22 June 2014 (Saturday + Sunday) 10am – 4pm
INTRO TO PHOTOREALISM
with Madeleine Wood
In this workshop participants honed both their observational and technical rendering skills, guided by Fanny Bay based artist Madeleine Wood. People learned to apply a deeper understanding
 of how to choose good photographs 
for the art making process through hands on preparation, demos and discussion. From the instructor’s own collection of photographs and tools, people composed and created their own coloured sketch using, using techniques and tips for successful photorealist painting. The workshop included an artist-led tour of Wood’s exhibition, “Come Back to Bed” .
Cost: $130 / Gallery members: $120