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Color Mixing Demo

Color Mixing Demo

One of the advantages of being amongst a large group of artists in a community is that you learn so much from everyone.  Each person brings unique experiences to the table and in an open environment that promotes sharing, we all become better artists!  Yesterday we had the privilege of having Fran Lewis present a demo on color mixing.  Fran had taken a course from Emily Carr Art School several years ago and she has an amazing sense of color as is evident in all her paintings.  She is someone that we trust with advice when we are struggling with color.  She showed us that by just using  two complementary colors and selecting warm, medium, and cool tones of each, you can create a large palette of colors that work well together in a painting.    Here are a few pictures from the demo!   And in true Shuswap style, nature provided it’s own demonstration on color out of our hall window too!





Art Events in November

There are several art events, including the Cedar Heights Artisan Market/Bake Sale; Artistry Christmas Gift and Bake Sale at Blind Bay Hall, and Artist Talks and Demos at Teyjah’s Den in Salmon Arm, in the month of November!  Here are some advertising for them!  Great time to pick up gifts for family and friends or check out a demo!  For more information about Art Events in the Shuswap, go to artintheshuswap.com.

Getting Artsy at Eagle Bay

Eagle Bay Community is “getting artsy” with the intake of some new workshops in their community hall.  Sallyanne Calver has organized some great workshops to bring the arts to Eagle Bay.  When I asked Sallyanne about herself and why she decided to take on this endeavour, she was happy to share her story with me.  Sallyanne indicated “We retired to Eagle Bay in 2013 as a place to settle for our retirement years.  A place to enjoy the outdoors, and a chance to try all the things we hadn’t had time to do while working.  One of items on our bucket list was to try different mediums of art.  As we developed new friendships, we discovered that there were others like us, looking for opportunity to express themselves with art.    Eagle Bay is a community that encourages and supports new ventures, along with a community hall that is perfect for holding workshops.  So we took a chance and kicked off a monthly art workshop with Ukraine Egg Painting, the two session of painting Pot People, then onto Acrylic Ink Tile.  The response has been so positive we continue to arrange workshops held on the last Wednesday of the month.

Of late, she invited Diana Waller, artist from Blind Bay, to do a workshop on acrylic ink on tile.  Diana is known for her creative mixed media artwork and Her some of her work can be found on Artintheshuswap.com.  Fifteen people registered from all around the Shuswap area.  Time was spent learning, painting, talking, and laughing and they all went home with their own handmade art tile.   Art in the Shuswap motto is “Art brings People Together” and this is a shining example of the great things that art can do for a community!