Youth + Adult Classes

HOW TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING CLASSES
Email: admin(at)crartgallery(dot)ca

Phone: 250-287-2261
In person: Campbell River Art Gallery Gift Shophairline_long

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)

 

 
 

View a listing of our Past Classes here.