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Free summer events!!!!!
July/August - summer sketching schedule - we meet between 10:30 and 11am and usually hang out until about 2pm.
July 25 – Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens – East Vancouver. We will be painting in the free open gardens located off of Columbia and Keefer Street in East Vancouver. The Main Street/Science world skytrain station is your closests transport and you can then pick up the C21 bus to take you down Quebec and stops just off Quebec and Keefer. Quebec turns into Columbia at Keefer Street. Bring your essentials and come and sketch with us. We will be testing out pens and pencils from Zebra Pen Canada. They have asked us for our input on their products and we will ask you to give us your feedback.Maps showing location are on our Facebook and Instagram site.
If you are interested in learning more about the ZEN of Zebra - www.zebrapen.ca
August 1 – Fraser River Park (east)
August 8 – CHANGED TO DR. SUN YAT SEN GARDENS AGAIN. This location is easy access, lots of shade and so many viewpoints to sketch. Please see info from July 25th.
August 15 – Habitat Island, near Olympic Village
August 22- Lacarno Beach – farthest concession.
August 29 - Thorton Park, next to the Pacific Central Station
The Vancouver Sketch Club holds monthly meetings September through May at which we may have guest speakers or demonstrators, or show and critique our own work. We also enjoy conversation and great refreshments! We have at least one public show a year of our work, occasionally more. Anyone interested is invited to join us for a meeting to sample what we offer. Drop in fee is $5 for first time. Our annual membership is $60.00 which allows participation in our group shows as well as having members' artwork displayed on the web site. We have a non-member drop in fee of $10 for any of the indoor winter meetings/demos.
We currently meet in the Coach House at 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver in the evening on the Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm
Past Meetings and demonstrations included:
January 16 - Tony O’Regan - his demonstration in September was so popular we are having him back to do a demo on people in viillages - focusing on perspective http://toregan.com
February 27- Lori Sokoluk. Will be discussing adding deeper meaning to your artwork.
March 20 - Model night - bring your sketch book, pencils and paints - it's time to do some life drawing
April 17 - Sonia Mocnik - watercolor demo with stories about her instructing watercolour classes on the high seas with the Cunard Line. www.Soniamocnik.com
May 15- Annual general meeting
Eva Wideman and Sonia Mocnik are part of a group of 6 show casing their work for the summer at Hycroft Gallery. Opening night is July 4, 6:30 to 8pm. Hycroft Gallery is located at 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6H 1V1
Individual and group viewings made by appointment through the Hycroft Office 604.731.4661.
Harmony Arts Festival = Sonia Mocnik will be instructing a workshop on AUGUST 12, 2018 from 12 to 3pm "Happy Accidents" how to conquer your fears of watercolor. Registration through the Ferry Building.
Joy Peirson has a solo exhibit at the Richmond City Hall until August 27th, 2018
The Vancouver Sketch Club was formed in 1952 by the then curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery. It was originally designed to give downtown businessmen an opportunity to sketch and socialize. The name was legally changed in 1992 when women were welcomed as members and it is now open to any individual with an interest in drawing and painting. All skill levels are welcome.
The Vancouver sketch club meets monthly from September through to May. The meetings may be an artist demonstration, a live model for sketching, shows or discussions of members work. In July and August we have weekly painting and sketching excursions to locations around the Lower Mainland. At least once a year, we have a group showing of members paintings. In the last two years we have shown at the following locations:
i. The Unitarian Church
ii. Cambie Village Massage Clinic (CVMT)
iii. The West End Community Center
iv. The Deer Lake Gallery in Burnaby, B.C.
We utilize our website to promote our members work, provide a description of the artists that are our members and share the upcoming events and activities of the group. We have a facebook page that provides up to date event activity, regularly engages with our facebook audience showing the type of work the group is producing, sharing artist information online and providing a networking for other artist who may be interested in participating. We also send out a regular newsletter to members and other artists who wish to be kept apprised of upcoming local events.
PIROJ AMROLIA Piroj likes to use oil, pastel and watercolour but recently most of her work is in watercolour. Water colour though frustrating, she finds excitement in the unexpected results which keeps her hooked to this medium. She likes to paint large paintings with generous and vibrant colours. She draws her inspiration from her birth place “AFRICA”.
TAYLORE CO has taken courses in fashion illustration, watercolour and oil, culminating in a year of courses at the Vancouver Academy of Art. She has shown her work with "Artists in Our Midst", at various cafes and bookstores, and other venues. She has been exhibiting with the Vancouver Sketch Club for over ten years.
JUDITH FAIRWOOD has a BFA degree in visual art from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. She has also taken a variety of art related non-credit courses and workshops, and has had work accepted for several juried shows. She has a special interest in exploring the borders where realism and abstraction, reality and fantasy meet and overlap.
CLAUDETTE FLEMING has taken private art classes in Canada and the United States, studied in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and completed first year and part of second year at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. She has a special interest in drawing and painting portraits and the human figure.
BELUVIA FREIGANG was born and grew up in Uruguay, South America. Descendent of an Austrian artistic family, her mother was a painter and poet, Biluvia started to paint beside her mother at an early age.Later, she studied with a French painter, Leonardo Laens, who taught her to paint in several mediums. After family, work and several years of set backs, she came back to painting and once again picked up her brushes. She took several courses to refresh her skills, including workshops in Toronto where she formerly lived. When she moved to Vancouver, she pursued further painting courses and embraced her brushes once again.She experiments in various mediums and is presently predominantly working in acrylics and watercolors. She has taken various art courses to help in her pursuit of her passion. She enjoys painting and sketching outdoors. She joined the Vancouver Sketch Club over a year ago.
ELSA HUBATKA LANGE graduated from Langara Collage Fine Arts Program in 1998. She has also attended Emily Carr Institue of Art and Design and the Vancouver Academy of Art.
SONIA MOCNIK works with watercolour, pen and ink and acrylics. She enjoys plein air painting, regularly taking part in the Harmony Arts Plein Air in Vancouver,the Grand Prix of Plein Air in Richmond and the Gibsons Paint Out on the Sunshine Coast. She teaches watercolour classes Regularly at the West Vancouver Community center with a class currently on Thursdays from 9 to 12. You can join in anytime and classes run until March 15.
KATHRYN NEWELL loves watercolor and has taught watercolor classes in Kelowna. She is also a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
JOY PEIRSON formerly worked in Dubai. Since finding that she loves painting, she has focused on this and even has shown back in Dubai. She will be getting a new studio space down in the eastside.
ZENOBIA TURNBULL My artistic skills have been self-taught, augmented by workshops, at Langara College, Confederation and Shadbolt Centres in Burnaby. I currently paint in the studios of Jacquie Manning and also take classes from Gabriela DiaConnu.As a child, I was told “Don’t sit around twiddling your thumbs. Do something.” Once I was given a small notebook and pencil. “Write, draw do something with it!”I did and I have not stopped. Scribbling, doodling, painting and sketching. Waiting around for life’s appointments is no longer tedious. Someone is late? Never mind, out comes my sketch book. Carry a camera on a trip? Perhaps but more frequently I sketch. Forgot a birthday? Make a sketch. Sketching and painting is a liberating addiction.
EVA WIDEMAN holds a BA Fine Arts degree with an art major from Goshen College, Indiana. Since then, she has also taken numerous art courses and workshops, most recently on old masters' techniques at the Vancouver Academy of Art. She has completed several commissioned paintings. An active member of the Vancouver Sketch Club and currently president, she has exhibited in the group's annual shows for over fourteen years.
British Columbia, Canada
Web Address: http://www.MyArtClub.Com/The.Vancouver.Sketch.Club