Mixed Bag of Art – Opening Soon!

Mixed Bag of Art – Opening Soon!

There is a new business in town, “A Mixed Bag of Art” and it’s bound to add a lot of fun and vibrance to the Shuswap community!  Rayna Vanderhoek has opened a studio in Sorrento where she will be offering classes, collaborating with other artists and artisans, and creating a lot of fun!  Rayna says “It will be a place for the young and young at heart!” MixedBagofArt

Some of the programming planned includes a  program called Paint and Play for ages 3 – 4 on Wednesday mornings; after school programs;  Saturday afternoon classes for adult and young adults, and evening classes with some guest instructors!

The shop opens on Feb 5th, 2020, from 10 – 4 pm.  Located in Shoppers Plaza, Sorrento!  Wednesday to Saturday for the winter.  Stop in and check out what fun you may be interested in!

 

 

 

 

 

Large Canvas Painting by Patty Ampleford

The great thing about belonging to a group like the Blind Bay Painters, is that there are so many artists that are willing to share their knowledge and support the learning of the group members.  Patty Ampleford, an artist whose large canvas paintings are available at Scott Gallery in Edmonton and other galleries,  volunteered to do a demonstration on her big canvas techniques that have made her works so popular.  You can learn more about Patty by going to her website http://pattyampleford.com or  Scott Gallery in Edmonton.  Here are some pictures showing the progression of the painting.

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If you are interested in joining the Blind Bay Painters who meet regularly on Tuesday mornings at the Blind Bay Memorial Hall, you can use the contact us form on the website to get more information.

2020 New Art Events in the Shuswap

2020 New Art Events in the Shuswap

2020 brings new ideas and hopes to each of us.  Whether it to start a good habit or learn a different skill, something about a new year brings inspiration to try something new.  There are lots of benefits to trying out a new art class!  Deane Alban writes in her article “The Mental Health Benefit of Arts are for Everyone”, ..”Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity, and imparts other mental health benefits. And anyone can do art. ”   You can read more about her article in this link.  Health Benefits of Art

If trying out art is what you are thinking about doing this year, there are a myriad of options happening this year right here in the Shuswap.  Check out some of these options!  View art events on https://artintheshuswap.com/events/

Loose and Creative with Anita McComasGolden A-Z with Shari PrattFluid Art Workshop with Jean TokerSilk Painting with Susan AlyardRahna Vdh classLearn to Fly