Category: Learning about Art

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!

 

 

 

 

 

When Are You an Artist?

IMG_3899When are you an Artist?  Interesting how people have varying opinions on this question.  I found Deborah Christensen’s response, a writer and artist who looked at various “definitions” of an artist and whether there was any correlation with fact or history, one of the best responses I’ve seen to the question.  Here is a link to her article.  Am I an Artist?

 

High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap

High Caliber Art Workshops in the Shuswap

We are lucky here in the Shuswap to have so many individuals interested in art that we are able to bring in some very talented artists to host workshops.  This fall we first had  the Jonn Einerssen workshop at Shuswap Lake Estates, organized by Carol Warkentin, a Blind Bay Painter.  Jonn always shows you how you can make your painting the best it can be and offers much experience and knowledge with using acrylics and oils.Jonn Einerssen

Jonn pairs up with his also talented buddy, Vance Theoret, who teaches the fine art of soap stone carving while the painting workshop is going on for Jonn.    Its always amazing to see how quickly these lumps of stones become fine works of art!

Vance Theoret class

All participants are pleased to go home with a piece of art that they love which is why we keep coming back again and again. You can see some of Jonn’s art on his website – www.einerssen.com  and Vance Theoret’s on https://www.vancetheoret.com

We also had a new artist from Comox, Brian Buckrell,  come in to teach a workshop at the Blind Bay Hall, organized by Agnes Nykiforuk. Brian is a very talented acrylic painter  and the hall was booked to capacity for his class.

Brian Buckrell

Brian’s known for his abstractified landscapes full of colour and provided both great technical information as well as sharing his practical experiences.  You can see more of his work on his website https://www.brianbuckrell.com 

Buckrell class

We look forward to what fall of 2019 brings!