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Art Exhibition: Pippa Lattey

to Aug 15th. Pippa Lattey’s sculptures play with perception, movement, gesture, pattern and reflection. They can move, and make sound. She is interested in how humans use models of the world in order to understand it and to work within it: through science, philosophy and art. She works with technology but her thinking does not remain analytical. It moves away from the specific towards the abstract, away from the impartial towards the subjective, and away from the serious towards the playful.

Hackett Park Arts & Crafts Fair

This juried fair offers the finest works of Sunshine Coast artisans, for whom Hackett Park has been a significant source of revenue for over 30 years. In keeping with our ongoing tradition, the fair will be held on the third weekend of August, to coincide with the popular Festival of the Written Arts.

This year’s event will take place in the upper field of Hackett Park, affording us lots of extra space to spread out and gather safely to support our local artists and artisans. The event will feature live music and entertainment, as well as an assortment of food vendors in a shaded picnic area.

Kid’s Summer Camps

July 14-16; July 21-23; July 28-30. Ages 8-13. This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops in July. Each workshop combines 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 for any indoor activities.

For more info or to register visit sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/camps/

Kids Summer Camp: Fun with Collage! with Nadina Tandy

Nadina Tandy will lead a workshop that shares experiments with collage – from eco-experiments, to exploring creating creatures, this will be a fun way to learn skills in collage making, mixed media experiments and playing with performance. Nadina Tandy has extensive experience in varied aspects of art and culture, since 1988. She earned a Fine Arts diploma from Langara College (Vancouver) and studied drawing and painting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver).

Meet the Artist: Pippa Lattey

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites you to join us for a discussion and in-person exhibition walkthrough with artist Pippa Lattey.

Kids Summer Camp: Painting with Acrylics with Bruce Edwards

Bruce Edwards is a long-time art teacher who will guide lessons in observation and painting with acrylic. From observation and sketching to working with acrylic paint, participants will have fun while learning to explore the possibilities of paint. Bruce Edwards has been a muralist, instructor and graphic designer for more than twenty years. He has taught at the elementary, high school and adult levels throughout the Northwest and Alaska.

Opportunity: Calling for Vendors: Hackett Park Arts and Crafts Fair

Deadline July 30. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is thrilled to announce the return of the Hackett Park Arts & Crafts fair for 2021. We have been working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to give our local artisan vendors a safe and exciting opportunity to share their works with our local community.

We are now accepting applications from vendors!

The fair is from August 14-15, 2021, at Hackett Park
Cost of a booth begins at $125

For more info or to fill out an application visit our website sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/hackettpark/

Kids Summer Camp: The Magic of Weaving with Jess Silvey

Join artist Jessica Silvey for an introduction to weaving with various materials including cedar. You will have a chance to weave a bracelet and a mat, and to learn how materials are harvested and prepared. Jess is a self-taught weaver of Coast Salish and Portugese descent, of the Silvey Family of Egmont, BC. Many of her childhood hours were spent with her paternal Grandmother in the forest. It is her favourite place to be, surrounded by cedar trees and silence. She has learned traditional techniques from research as well as trial and error. She harvests and prepares many of her own materials.

Art Exhibition – Refugees: Lives Behind the News

to Aug 15th in the ‘Back Gallery and Project Space’.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is pleased to host an exhibition of work by Penny Dunford. Refugees: Lives Behind the News is her creative response to her witnessing of the unfolding global refugee crisis. All works are inspired by real-life photos spanning several years and the staggering statistics that tell the full story. A variety of styles, colours, sizes and mediums are used for different aspects of the refugee story. Exhibition is in the Back Gallery and Project Space at the Doris Crowston Gallery. Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-4pm.

Art Exhibition: Singular/Serial – Contemporary Monoprinting

Greta Guzek, Jen Drysdale, Kim LaFave, Jennifer Love

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is delighted to host an exhibition of new work by four Sunshine Coast artists at the Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt. This exhibition showcases the diverse work of a group of artists who have, in their distinctly individual styles, been exploring the possibilities inherent in using monoprinting on a gel plate as an essential element in their process. The making of a hand-pulled print adds, in its process, an extra excitement to the final artwork.

Artist Talk: Singular/Serial : Contemporary Monoprinting

with Greta Guzek, Jen Drysdale, Kim LaFave, Jennifer Love.  Showcasing the diverse work of a group of artists who have, in their distinctly individual styles, been exploring the possibilities inherent in using monoprinting on a gel plate as an essential element in their process. The making of a hand-pulled print adds, in its process, an extra excitement to the final artwork.

Click to register here.

Art Exhibition: Singular/Serial – Contemporary Monoprinting

Greta Guzek, Jen Drysdale, Kim LaFave, Jennifer Love

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is delighted to host an exhibition of new work by four Sunshine Coast artists at the Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt. This exhibition showcases the diverse work of a group of artists who have, in their distinctly individual styles, been exploring the possibilities inherent in using monoprinting on a gel plate as an essential element in their process. The making of a hand-pulled print adds, in its process, an extra excitement to the final artwork.

Opportunity: Call for Exhibition Proposals 2022/2023

Deadline: June 30, 2021 @ 5pm. We welcome proposals each year for the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. We are now accepting applications for exhibitions for 2022/2023. We encourage proposals for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors, provoke conversation and connect to pressing concerns of our time. While membership in the SCAC is not required in order to make a submission to the gallery, selected artists must become members if they are selected to exhibit.

For more information visit sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/call-for-submissions/

 

“Painting Mountains & Seas” LIVE Online Workshop | May 1 – 29

Join Lucas on this Workshop, and learn how to paint the Howe Sound on Canada’s West Coast. A spectacular setting, with a unique combination of Mountains and Seas!

In this Workshop you’ll be able to learn Lucas’ personal landscape painting techniques, paint alongside with him with all his guidance, from the comforts of your home, anywhere in the world!

Registrations from $250. 5 Weekly LIVE Classes on Saturdays 3pm – 6pm (recorded classes available). Save your spot here https://www.lucaskratochwil.com/workshops/p/painting-mountains-and-seas

Art Exhibition: Young Artists + Our Ancient Forests

to May 23rd. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is proud to present a showcase of art created by over 350 local youth and their teachers that considers the role of art in saving the ancient forests of the Sunshine Coast and beyond. This is our 2021 edition of our annual Young People’s exhibition.

Botanical Drawing Workshops Spring Edition

Saturdays May 8, 15, 29 & June 5. Skills for Solitude: Professional Series. Instructor Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (teaching) 3:00 – 4:00 PM (open studio)

$70/$100 (Members/Non-Members) Maximum number of students: 20

In these ongoing workshops, you will continue develop skills in drawing plants and flowers from observation. Using various drawing materials such as graphite pencil, pen, and coloured pencil, you will explore basic drawing techniques of line drawing, shading, stippling, and textural drawing while drawing from wild plants of the West Coast Botanical. We will discuss the life cycle of these plants and their cultural significance. Below you can find the list of plants chosen for each week:
W1: Salmon Berry, Indian Plum
W2: Apple Blossoms
W3: Oceanspray, Lavender
W4: Lupine, Fireweed
Spring edition: We will also explore a few non-native flowers that are currently blooming in British Columbia.
Register here.

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