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New! Classes and Workshops (2011)

Happy New Year!

2011 has begun with a lot of happenings in the studio and new projects out in the community.

Starting next week I will be offering some fun art classes for adults and teens at the Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre in Colwood and some workshops at the Coast Collective Art Centre by Esquimalt Lagoon. See below for information and how to register.

Coming up at the end of January I will be participating in the 2nd Annual erotic art show,MORE Naughty Bits Showing by the Island Illustrators Society. This will be a fun pre-Valentine’s date and promises to be even better than last year! See below for the invitation and press information.

In the studio I am making further explorations into linocut printmaking, as well as painting some pet portraits and nature illustrations.

We had a quiet and wonderful holiday with family and friends. It’s hard to believe how fast the time is going. I hope everyone is keeping warm on this chilly January day. There are snowflakes falling outside and they are starting to stay! We may have a blanket of white by morning. But already in my garden there are bulbs poking up from the soil and the promise of spring is just around the corner!

Best wishes to all!

Caroline

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(Note: the following information is now out of date. You can’t register for these classes or workshops as I’m no longer offering them. I’m just posting my old blog posts as a record of my art studio activities. – Caro, January 2016)

 

Art Courses Info and Descriptions

Westshore Parks and Recreation

 

Adult courses:

Nature Illustration 

Do you love the beauty of nature and the soothing creativity of drawing? Learn to draw what you love with an illustration instructor who shares your passion. Experiment and build your skills with a variety of art media. Draw natural objects, plants, animals and outdoor scenes.

Dates: January 19, 2011 to March 9, 2011

Times: 1:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Materials to bring: smock or apron, natural objects, plants or nature photos you want to draw, outdoor clothing, comfortable folding stool or chair

 

All You Can Art

Fill up on creativity and sample a variety of art techniques and materials. Beginners and adventurers will enjoy this smorgasbord of introductory projects using a new medium each session. Learn drawing, painting and mixed media art techniques from an enthusiastic instructor.

Dates: March 16, 2011 to April 20, 2011, NO CLASS on March 23.

Times: 7 pm to 8:45 pm

Materials to bring: smock or apron, interesting papers and collage materials, photos/objects you want to draw or paint

 

Artist’s Day Out 

January – Royal BC Museum – Brighten a wet winter day by treating your creative side to a day in the museum. Sketch on site with the guidance of an art instructor. Explore the Behind the Scenes natural history exhibit, First Nations art, human history and many other visual gems.

Date: January 22, 2011

Times: 10 am departure, return by 4 pm

Materials to bring: sketchbook, pencil and eraser, bag lunch or money for café

For a more detailed list for a sketching kit please email the instructor.

 

February – Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary – Rain or shine, enjoy the amazing beauty of Swan Lake’s native plant gardens, floating boardwalks, wild birds and indoor nature exhibits. Sketch and paint on site with the guidance of an enthusiastic art instructor.

Date: February 19, 2011

Times: 10 am departure, return by 4 pm

Materials to bring: sketchbook, drawing and simple watercolour art supplies, camera, bag lunch

For a more detailed list for a sketching kit please email the instructor.

 

March – Chinatown – Treat your inner artist to a day on the town! Rain or shine, explore the colours and character of the first and oldest Chinatown in Canada. Sketch and paint on site with the guidance of an enthusiastic art instructor.

Date: March 12, 2011

Times: 10 am departure, return by 4 pm

Materials to bring: sketchbook, drawing and simple watercolour art supplies, camera, bag lunch

For a more detailed list for a sketching kit please email the instructor.

 

April – Goldstream Park – Enter the lush green forest of Goldstream Park to enjoy the tranquility of sketching in a natural setting. Learn drawing and painting skills on site with the guidance of an enthusiastic art instructor. If it’s raining we’ll take a walk along the river and sketch inside the Nature House.

Date: April 16, 2011

Times: 10 am departure, return by 4 pm

Materials to bring: sketchbook, drawing and simple watercolour art supplies, camera, bag lunch

For a more detailed list for a sketching kit please email the instructor.

 

Youth courses:

Acrylic Painting Just for Teens

Got some images in your head you just have to get out? Splash your creativity across a canvas and make cool and artsy new friends. Learn to use acrylic paints, style and colour to make your statement, and then show it off to the community in our group show!

Dates: January 19, 2011 to March 9, 2011

Times: 4 pm to 5:45 pm

Materials to bring: smock or apron, your favourite images, ideas and sketches

 

Teen Zines

Got a lot to say, art to share and poetry to shout from the rooftops? Get your message out there with a self-published ‘zine booklet, created by hand to hold all the drawings, photos, writing, graffiti, comics and creativity you can stuff into it.

Dates: March 16, 2011 to April 20, 2011, NO CLASS on March 23, 2011

Times: 4 pm to 5:45 pm

Materials to bring: smock or apron, your personal collection of photos, writing, drawings etc.

 

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(Note – again, please be aware these listings for classes and workshops are from 2011 and are not currently being offered. Thanks. – Caro, January 2016)

To register for my workshops at the Coast Collective Art Centre please call (250) 391-5522, Thurs-Sun between 12 noon and 5 pm. You can visit their website to view their classes and workshops schedule at http://www.coastcollective.ca/classes.html

 

 

Artistic Handmade Books

 

Description: Create your own handmade book from scratch using paper marbling, painting, collage, drawing and book binding skills. Put a very personal touch into a book that can become a journal, photo album, scrapbook or sketchbook. Take your new skills, tools and knowledge home with you to confidently create more projects on your own.

 

Schedule: February 5th and 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm

 

Beginner’s Linocut Printmaking

 

Description: Learn the basic concepts and techniques to produce your own linocut prints. Produce hand made limited edition greeting cards and fine art prints using simple tools, with no need of a printing press. Take your new skills, tools and knowledge home with you to confidently create more projects on your own.

 

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, February 26th and 27th from 10 am to 4 pm

Paper making and Paper casting

 

Description: Have fun with fibre! Learn the basic techniques to create paper from scratch. Prepare pulp, experiment with various fibres and pulp inclusions, recycle everyday paper sources to create artistic and textured sheets of paper. Try some simple paper casting techniques. Take your new skills, tools and knowledge home with you to confidently create more paper projects on your own.

 

Schedule: Saturday, April 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm

 

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Mark it on your calendars and dig out your foxy attire! Our next Island Illustrators group show: More Naughty Bits Showing – A perfect pre-Valentines date! The show runs from Friday January 28 to February 9, 2011 and will feature all-new works on the theme of erotica, love and relationships. The opening reception will be held January 28 from 7:00 onward at the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, G6 1001 Douglas St (Sussex Courtyard). Last year’s reception was great fun; this year’s promises MORE! Come dressed in your foxiest attire, bring a date and enter to win fabulous prizes! PLEASE NOTE: This show is open to ADULTS only! Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 12:00 to 4:00, Friday 12:00 to 8:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to 6:00.  Participating artists: Greg Glover, April Caverhill, Jenus Friesen, Itchiman, Joanne Thomson, Olga Lang, Cindy Layte, Wanda Leigh, Marcia Semenoff, Ivana Seymour and Caroline Stengl.  THANKS to Focus magazine for the “coverage of our naught bits” :

http://www.focusonline.ca/sites/default/files/Focus_2011-01_January.pdf

Invitation poster below. Hope to see you there!

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