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.
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 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/