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Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Christina Watts from RIDGE SIDE ART

What is trending in the art supply world?  Enjoy an evening of art supply demos, get some great information on the latest goods, and walk away with a few freebies!
Bring a drink, bring a snack, bring a friend and have fun.


Ridge Side Art will be supplying some of the latest art supplies and Christina will demo and circulate them.  Loads of great information and yes the Daniel Smith Watersoluble Oils and Copic markers will be there among a few other surprises.  Please RSVP so we know how many free samples to bring.
Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly

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Thursday, February 16th & 23rd, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Lynn Box


Class Info:

Join us for 2 class segments where we will be incorporating a variety of techniques to create an acrylic abstract!  There may be some colour theory....but I promise it will not hurt!!

Please bring:
  • support structure no smaller than 12"x16" - Canvas board, canvas paper or stretched canvas. (I have some from canvas paper from last time which anyone may use)
  • 3 primary colours - Yellow (hansa, aurileion eg), Blue (ultramarine, phathlo), Red (cadmium, aliziron crimson), White and Black - Leave your other colours at home, there are also two blues and a red that AW should use before it dries up.
  • Class 2 if you don't want to mix, bring burnt sienna, burnt umber, earth yellow tone.
  • GAC 500 - if you do not have some, AW has plenty.
  • brushes (the larger the better, smaller for the second class)
  • small paint roller (foam or soft)
  • pallette knives, scraping tools like old credit card
  • Items to impress into paint and make a mark
  • Acrylic skins made from primary colours, black and white. If you have or want to peel off your palettes.
  • narrow masking tape
  • chalk pastel
  • piece of string 12" long ( or 2 or 3 if you like)
  • any acrylic mediums you currently own
  • spray bottle
  • rag for spreading paint/mopping up - paper towel
  • sketch book
  • clothes that can get paint on them.
  • any other acrylic painting materials you use.

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly

    RSVP

 
 
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
with Nicky Kumar






CLASS LOCATED in the Jack Bryant room at Studio 2880, building #2 (ground level)

Nicky Kumar is a local Prince George artist who specializes in creating mandalas.  She discovered how mandalas have a unique ability to instill tranquility in both the creator and those viewing the piece.  Nicky has designed hundreds of mandalas in all shapes and forms and will be sharing her approach to this amazing art form this Thursday!

Find out more about Nicky at:
Website:  www.artlicensing.com/content/nicky-kumar
Facebook & Instagram:  Nicky Kumar Art.

Class Info:

Relax and enjoy the calming experience of Mandala Art with Nicky Kumar. Design a beautiful art piece that is certain to manifest tranquility for you and all who view it.

Please bring:
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • White drawing paper or smooth Bristol Paper
  • Fine tip drawing pen, eg. 08 Micron pigma, marvy pen or equivalent
  • compass
  • clear ruler

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly

    RSVP

 
 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Class Info: 

Sketch from a live draped model in timed session designed to improve your figure drawing.

  • Drawing tools such as pencils, charcoal, conte.
  • Paper
  • Eraser

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly.

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Let your imagination be your guide.

with Christina Watts

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Step out of the ordinary and crack open the door to your own creative world with this delightful series of exercises sure to get the original juices flowing.  This class has an exciting literary component along with drawing and collage design work that will set you a path to make intuitive storytelling art.  If you're in a painting rut - this funny class is for you!

Supplies to bring:
  • Pencils, charcoal, conte
  • Pen
  • letter size paper (copy paper is fine)
  • Magazines to cut letters, words, images from
  • Glue Stick or other collage glueing mediums
  • 4 - 6x6 cover stock paper pieces
  • Scissors
  • Your imagination!


Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly.

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Northern Lights!

with Sharron MacBride & Yvonne Sawkins


Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Haven't you always wanted to paint the Northern Lights? Well after this workshop you will be able too!!! The beauty and mystery of painting the Aurora Borealis in watercolours will be revealed in a simple and provocative way.

Supplies to bring:
  • Watercolour Paper (Arches or Fabriano work best)
  • Board to tape your paper to
  • Masking tape
  • Watercolour brushes
  • Watercolour paints
  • Paper towel
  • Two water containers
  • Table salt

IMPORTANT:  We will be meeting in the Jack Bryan room this week and next.  Please RSVP.

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly.
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Image copyrighted by Sharron MacBride.

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Slightly abstracted agates!

with Sharron MacBride


Thursday, November 24, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm



Enter into the beautiful world of rocks in a very abstractish way!  Learn how to design and form magnificent lines with incredible watercolour paints and different texture techniques.  

Supplies to bring:
  • Watercolour Paper (Arches or Fabriano work best)
  • Board to tape your paper to
  • Masking tape
  • Watercolour brushes
  • Watercolour paints
  • Paper towel
  • Two water containers
  • Table salt
  • If you have agates or pictures of agates feel free to bring them for inspiration.


IMPORTANT:  We will be meeting in the Jack Bryan room this week and next.  Please RSVP.

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly.

Images included in this post are copyrighted by Sharron MacBride. 

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Photographing Your Art
with Philomena Hughes

Thursday, October 27, 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm




Take your artwork to the next level! Professional Photographer Philomena Hughes will be joining us tonight to share some tips and tricks on how to take a great image of your art so you can record it, send it in for art submissions and more!

Bring one item and your camera and enjoy a night of art photography!

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop-in fee is $10.

Please RVSP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the room accordingly.


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Intrepid india ink

10/12/2016

 
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Intrepid India Ink
with Sharron MacBride & Christina Watts


Thursday October 13, 2016
7:00pm-9:00pm


Bring on the exciting depths and forms with india ink! Design and/or combine abstract to realistic images with the spectrum of the grey scale to add that dramatic effect to your art.




Please bring the following supplies:
  • Paper (BFK Rives, watercolour, mixed media or watercolour)
  • pencil and eraser
  • india ink
  • brushes (a flat and round are recommended)
  • two small containers or palette to mix ink
  • rubbing alcohol and coarse salt (optional)
  • water container
  • Paper towel and a few pieces of kleenex


BFK Rives paper will be available for purchase $1 per 5x7.  Ink will also be available at the studio.

Due to allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop. Thanks for helping keep this a safe place to play for all.

Non-member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning to attend so we can configure the studio space accordingly.

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Acrylic Craze - Continued
with Lynn Box

Please note that this info applies to both of the following dates:

Thursday, April 28, 2016 and Thursday, May 5, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Supply fee: $5.00 (for both classes)  Please note we missed this last class so if you can forgive us and bring this with you for May 5th that would be wonderful!!! Thanks!

We will be exploring various mediums and techniques used in creating texture with acrylics.

You will need to bring the following supplies:
  • Acrylic paints – Keep it simple – 3 colours plus white – the primaries would be a good choice: Hansa yellow, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson for suggestions
  • White ice cream bucket lid – put  1/8” layer of GAC over the inside surface of the lid to dry for later use
  • GAC 500 – We will be using a fair amount of this :)
  • Any mediums you have
  • Chalk, conte, charcoal
  • Brushes – one large as you have and one ½” – flats if you have them
  • Small house painting roller – approx 1” – can be bought at any paint store
  • Tape to tape canvas to table or 18 x 24 board
  • Saran wrap 
  • Tin foil
  • Anything else you can use for stamping
  • Photocopy or laser printer image - keep it smallish.   Ink Jet printers will not work!!

Artists Workshop will supply
  • Canvas paper
  • Some different mediums

If you do not have any acrylics we have some at the studio.  If you are interested in buying some please get the best quality you can afford – golden, Windsor Newton, Daniel smith.  Buy the primaries first plus white.   Buy hard body paints – you can always thin them!! 

 Due to severe allergies we request that attendees do no wear perfume or cologne to the workshop.  Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all!

Non-Member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    RSVP