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Art Exhibition: Life Drawing

April 19 – May 11, 2024

Life Drawing
Group Exhibition
Artist Talk + Reception: Friday April 19 @ 5pm

This exhibition marks the 39th anniversary of the Tuesday Life Drawing Group and includes drawings completed between 2022 and 2024. Drawings include works in pencil, pen, conté, charcoal and digital drawings on iPad. Drawings untouched in the studio back home have a spontaneity, freshness and immediacy ordinarily not seen in art exhibitions where the usual criteria include polish and composition. Drawing times range from one to thirty minutes and range from fine portrait drawings to bold and brushy colourful works of full or partial nudes.

Reception + Artist Talk: Samantha Harrison and Life Drawing

Exhibition Dates: April 19 – May 11, 2024
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, April19th @ 5PM

Recreations of Myth and Spirit – Samantha Harrison

Life Drawing Exhibition – Brenden Harris, Brian McFayden, Bruce Edwards, Cathy Wickett, Charlene Stallard, Christel Evers, Cindy Riach, Claude Perrault, Darlynne Gehring, Devon Blean, Gabrielle Barrett-Lennard, Janice McFegan, Judith Miller, Kathy O’Brien, Kevin J. Wells, Louise Valentine, Nena Braathen, Pamela Lee, Paula O’Brien, Paula Sawadsky, Sandi McGinnis, Vicky Marshall

Art Exhibition: Laurence Belzile – Through the Gardens

February 9th – March 9th

Laurence Belzile
Through the Gardens
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, February 9th at 5pm

Through the Gardens invites contemplation on the poetic act of wandering through nature by delving into the evocative possibilities of abstraction. Laurence Belzile explains that gardens, with their myriad interpretations, parallel the indistinct nature of abstraction within her artistic practice.

Art Exhibition: John Down – Of Line and Landscapes

February 9th – March 9th

John Down
Of Line and Landscapes
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday, February 9th at 5pm

As rainforests of the West Coast become increasingly threatened, Of Line and Landscape documents the intimate conversation between the artist and the surrounding natural landscape. John Down’s studio sits high atop a granite outcrop looking into the forest where he interprets and expresses the energetic company of forest, rocks, trees and sky in acrylic, charcoal and pastel.

Intro to Botanical Ink Drawing workshop

In this workshop we’ll explore the fundamentals of drawing botanicals. Through a series of exercises, we’ll discover how to create value, shapes, textures, light & shadow with ink. We’ll practice drawing different petals and leaves and then apply everything that we’ve learned to draw a beautiful floral wreath.

Join for a fun creative afternoon!

When: SATURDAY JAN 27th 1:00-3:30pm
Where: THE LIVING ROOM STUDIO 1006 Venture Way, Unit #111 Gibsons

Intermediate drawing with Artist Bruce Edwards

DATE: March 9 + 10
TIME 1:30 PM – 4PM
COST $100 + Supplies
Refine drawing and design skills while using a variety of materials to draw still life, and biological subjects.
Gain a greater understanding of how to create believable two-dimensional representations and
compositions. Further develop observational skill studyiung light and shadow and correct proportion
Learn how perspective and foreshortening affect the rendering of subjects

SUPPLIES LIST
Drawing Pad 9×12
• Assorted pencils : #2 office pencil. B, 4B, 6B
• Blending stump
• Kneaded eraser
• Permanent ink pen
• Vine or willow charcoal stick(s)

Paint Night: ‘Monet’ Water Lilies with Create by Karen

Great News!
Paint Night with Create by Karen is back this fall. The series will kick off with Monet’s Water Lilies, a timeless and beautiful subject for painting. If you enjoy art or have been wanting to explore your artistic side, this event is for you. It’s a chance to create your masterpiece and have a memorable night of creativity and socializing. A glass of wine and materials included!

Date : Thursday, October 5th
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: Atrium
Cost: $50+gst

TANNIS HOPKINS| Deep Connections: Daughter, Father, and Hopkins Landing

In this exhibition Tannis Hopkins presents a body of her own work that pays tribute to Hopkins Landing history, her family, and her father as well as selections from the legacy of art her late father Don Hopkins left behind. She asks how we can keep meaningful connections alive and questions what drives us to search for a sense of place and belonging. She celebrates the beauty in everyday moments and the meaningful parts of life, as well as the history of Hopkins Landing and the connection that she and her father shared through their art and their family legacy.

Tannis Hopkins is an expressive, narrative artist working primarily in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and gouache who has exhibited across the Lower Mainland. Her father is a grandson of Hopkins Landing Founder GH Hopkins.

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: 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: Luck of the Draw!

Join us for Happy Hour (cash bar and snacks) to either observe or create in the Main Gallery. We’ll have two inspiration stations: a) floral still life or b) live model. Artists will have two hours to create a masterpiece in any size and any medium. Afterwards, pieces will be auctioned off through the weekend with bids to close July 9th, 4pm. PLUS, one member of the Luck of the Draw! audience will win the grand door prize. They’ll have the chance to select any of the pieces created (and GPAG will reimburse the artist of the chosen piece $200). The winner must be available at the close of the contest, 6:00pm, July 6th. All other proceeds will be split 60% to artists and 40% to GPAG as a fundraiser for local artists and the Gallery.

Artists please register by June 30th at info@gpag.ca

Finding Place: A Nature Journal Workshop with Lyn Baldwin

Join artist, author and botanist Lyn Baldwin for a special hands-on workshop in the nature journaling. Using a series of exercises to create a visually captivating page spread, we explore how journaling helps weave a reciprocal relationship between people and place. No previous experience required! Drawing and watercolour kits available for use in the workshop. Bring a lunch and a folding chair/stool to sit outside if weather allows.
Lyn Baldwin is an award-winning teacher and botany professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. She uses art and science to help cultivate care between the people and plants of place.
FREE but space is limited to 12. Register online or contact the Library.
Presented with support from Sunshine Coast Community Forest.

2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Art & Words Festival

Surround yourself in art, literary voices, and live music by the lovely sea wall. Immerse yourself in one or more of fourteen workshops for artists, photographers and writers. This August 10-13th at the Gibsons Public Market, let the magic happen again.

Kids Camps: Painting with Acrylics

July 6– 8, 2022 | Wednesday – Friday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

Cost: $140/$180 (Member/Non-Member)

Instructor: Bruce Edwards

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask if needed for any indoor activities.

Kids Camps: Painting with Acrylics

July 6– 8, 2022 | Wednesday – Friday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

Cost: $140/$180 (Member/Non-Member)

Instructor: Bruce Edwards

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask if needed for any indoor activities.

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