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Textiles Demo with Eleanor Hannan

Thursday, April 18th, 12pm – 3pm. Free and open to all, no preregistration required!

Exhibiting artist Eleanor Hannan of Stories From Skins and Skirts will be in attendance in the Main Gallery, Thursday, April 18th 12noon – 3pm to meet visitors, answer questions and offer a free demonstration. Eleanor will be demonstrating how she incorporates narrative in her textiles, via stitching, applique and painting. Come and meet Eleanor and bring your questions. Free and open to all.

Demo& Dine: Everything Mango with Chef Shehnaaz from House of Mistry

Embark on a tantalizing culinary journey through India with the versatile and beloved mango as your guide.

Your evening will start in the north with a refreshing Mango Lassi. Travel further south to indulge in a traditional Mango Pickle. Then, you will explore the sweetshops of Mumbai through the creamy and decadent Mango Barfi—finally, journey to the south for savoury Mango Curry.

With each dish, you’ll experience the richness and diversity of Indian cuisine, all united by the luscious taste of mango.

GPAG: Artist Trading Card Workshop

Join us during our Youth Shout Out Exhibition on Wednesday, March 20th 2pm – 3pm at GPAG to learn how to make your own artist trading cards (ATCs) with local ATC artist Nadina Tandy. The workshop is free and pre-registration is not required. Drop in, make, and trade, or bring your ready-made cards in on the day. This workshop/demo is open to all; kids under 12 require parents/supervision please.

Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) are miniature pieces of art that are traded for free all around the world! There’s only one rule: the size of the card must be 2.5” x 3.5”. Otherwise, anything goes: you can draw, collage, paint on the cards… just make them, sign and date the back, and trade them with other artists.

Artist Demonstration | Linda Suffidy

Curious about the process, medium, and technique Linda uses in her work exhibited in Sintra?Drop by the gallery on the last day of the exhibition to learn more. Linda will provide a demonstration and answer any questions you may have about the medium or about her exhibition Strata in the Eve Smart Gallery.

This event is free and open to all. No preregistration required. Enjoy!

Gibsons Public Market: Demo & Dine: More than Masala with Chef Rashmi Singh from Curry in the Creek!

Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience at our Demo & Dine with Chef Rashmi !

Immerse yourself in the art of creating the perfect base for your curries, whether you’re a vegetable virtuoso or a meat maestro. Our expert chefs will guide you through the process, unveiling the secrets to crafting aromatic dishes that tantalize the taste buds.

Gluten free, nut free, dairy free and veg/vegan option.

Don’t forget to bring your friend or family member! If you’re buying 2 or more tickets, use promo code “26JAN24” and get your 10% discount of the order!

Creative Sundays with Allyson Clay: Working with Text + Image

Sunday, October 29
1:00PM – 4:00 PM
Working with Text + Image with Allyson Clay

This workshop is held in conjunction with Allyson Clay’s small survey exhibition, Flow. From paintings, photographs, video, and print based works, her work has remained committed to making relationships between images and texts. This workshop will share her approach to working with text and image.

Max 12 students
The cost to attend the workshop is free for members ($25 for non-members)

Creative Sundays with Jennifer Love: Introduction to Collage

Sunday, November 26
1:00PM – 4:00 PM
Introduction to Collage from Jennifer Love

For most of her life, collage has been Jennifer’s fundamental art process. In this afternoon workshop, you will learn her current basic methods, using an assortment of paper ephemera (handprinted papers, music scores, dictionary pages, magazine text, etc), to compose simple abstract collages.
You will complete the workshop with several one-of-a kind mini artworks (which can be mounted on cards or framed), and lots of ideas for larger collages.

Max 12 students
The cost to attend the workshop is free for members ($25 for non-members)

Creative Sundays with Sheri Peters: Acrylics + Abstraction

Sunday, September 24
1:00PM – 4:00 PM
Acrylics + Abstraction with Sheri Peters
Join Sheri Peters for a fun exploration into acrylic abstract painting with artist Sheri Peters. This will be a playful class where we break free of conventional painting and is ideal for beginners who are curious about abstract art, pattern making and color. Supplies are an addition $10 paid directly to the instructor. Students will leave with 2 canvases: (5×7 mini canvas to warm up on, playing with patterns and shapes) (8 x10 project canvas). Please bring Notebook, to test colors, and make brief sketches. An apron is optional.

Max 12 students
The cost to attend the workshop is free for members ($25/non)

Sechelt Electric Vehicle Festival

The 8th Annual Sechelt Electric Vehicle Association! Located in the heart of Sechelt at Ocean and Cowrie. Lots of EVs on display, educational community booths, kids area with bouncy castle. Looking to get into an EV…come chat with our member hosts who are EV enthusiasts, get up close looks at many EV models and MORE!
EV owners wanting to show their EVs contact

Wine & Cheese Salsa Party

Join us for the premier salsa event of the summer! Lose yourself to Cuban Latin rhythms as we dance into the sunset at Sechelt’s Seaside Centre.
Your beginner salsa lesson at 6 PM will get you moving to DJ ITAL’NA’s salsa, bachata, and reggaeton beats until 10 PM. Wine and cheese by Plethora Fine Foods is included with your purchase of ticket.
Early bird tickets are $26 until July 29th and $36 at the door; FREE for Sun Coast Swing Club Members.
Get your early bird tickets here:

ONE-OF-A-KIND: Monoprinting with a Gel Plate with Jennifer Love

Jennifer Love is a Gibsons artist and teacher who creates abstract paintings using collaged hand-painted and printed papers. While she uses a myriad of different techniques to create them, she has become more and more enthralled with the possibilities inherent in monoprinting with a gel plate. Jennifer will demonstrate some basic techniques for printing the luscious layers that are so unique to the gel plate, using stencils and masks, stamps and a plethora of found and homemade tools. Be prepared to be surprised and inspired. Free and open to all.

GPAG: Travel Sketching Demonstration with Hiroshi Shimazaki

Join Hiroshi as he shares recent sketching experiences in Morocco and Chile and past field research in Japan and India, along with joyful inner journeys. Hiroshi’s brush is guided by a geographer’s mind’s eye, an artist’s skill, and a free spirit. For him the greatest teacher for landscape painting is the landscape itself. Come and see why! Free and open to all.

GPAG: Abstract Painting with Todd Clark

Join Gibsons artist Todd Clark as he offers a demonstration of his inventive abstract painting process in oils. Exploring light, colour and mark making through paint while balancing spontaneity with control, Todd will share his freestyle approach in creating bold works that “suggest, but never tell.” Bring your curiosity and questions! Free and open to all.

Also, see Todd’s painting Renovation on display. This compelling work is part of a fundraiser for the Gallery and will be available to purchase by silent auction in the Fall.

GPAG: Collage Courage! With Nadina Tandy and Kasia Krolikowska

This will be a fun, hands-on demo and workshop with examples of Nadina’s and Kasia’s personal work and techniques. You can do collage from anything you like. Participants will be provided with a collage prompt envelope of random images (collage surrealist kit), plus lots of other sources and ideas, inspiration, and tips! Materials will be supplied/dry session. Be bold and go for it. Free and open to all.

GPAG: Watercolour and Ink with Bruce Edwards

An exploration of colour and design, Bruce Edwards employs watercolour and ink pen to develop strong images. Explore the techniques used to combine watercolour with fine line ink pens. Bruce will demonstrate mixing colour, applying washes, dry brush techniques, and more. Free and open to all.

GPAG: Digital Painting and Drawing with Paula O’Brien

Paula will introduce us to the world of digital painting and drawing on your iPad or tablet, either with your finger or some kind of a stylus like an Apple Pencil. Digital drawing and painting can provide a level of versatility and portability that other more traditional mediums cannot. Join Paula to learn about this medium, toolkit and explore digital photo collage and digital painting. Free and open to all. Bring your iPad and draw along with Paula!

GPAG: Ukrainian Egg Painting with Janet Ritchey

Discover the practice of the Ukrainian art of pysanka using the wax-resist (batik) method, with GPAG member artist Janet Ritchey. The results are stunning small-scale works of art that are traditionally given as gifts to family members and community leaders. Pysanky are believed to have been produced since prehistoric times in Ukraine. This event is open to all by donation with proceeds offered to Sunshine Coast Ukrainian charities. Plus, Janet has kindly offered to gift the finished painted egg as a door prize to a lucky person in the audience!

World Oceans Day Festival Live Event

Our World Oceans Day festival is back for 2023!

Join us for our final event for World Oceans Day Festival: LIVE Herring Curtain Demonstration.

Come and learn about Herring Curtains and why they are Important for Pacific Herring survival. We will demonstrate the construction of a herring curtain and explain why such curtains are important to the Pacific Herring. There will be extra materials on hand for participants to help make a herring curtain, and these will be stored for usage next spring during spawning season.

You do not want to miss this event! No registration required.

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