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March 2021

Saturday 13, March

Cowichan Valley Arts Council Youth Art Show 2021

March 13 @ 11:00 am - April 24 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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The show will run from April 10th to the 24th! New works by young artists 13 and over. CVAC is delighted to have the opportunity to display creations from young members of the art community. Registration is $5 and participating artists will receive a one-year membership to CVAC. Registration starts March 29, 2021. Exhibit visitors get to vote on their favourite piece of art for The People’s Choice Award, sign the guestbook and share their favourite pieces.

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Sunday 28, March

Introduction to Portrait Drawing with Coloured Pencils

March 28 @ 10:00 am - April 18 @ 1:00 pm

This fun introduction art class is taught by the extremely talented Jeannette Sirois! This is an introduction class for students who are interested in learning how to use colour pencils to draw portraits. This class covers the use of colour in creating shape and form, focusing on skin textures, eyes and mouth. We’ll look at skin tones from undertones to highlights, we’ll learn how to choose colours and how to successfully layer colours in transparent methods to create accurate skin…

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April 2021

Monday 12, April

Warmland Calligraphers Annual Show 2021

April 12 @ 11:00 am - April 26 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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The annual show by members of the Warmland Calligraphers group is eagerly anticipated every year. In their hands, lettering becomes fine art. Warmland Calligraphers of the Cowichan Valley is a non-profit group formed to facilitate the exchange of information between calligraphers and to promote interest in and appreciation of calligraphy as an art form within the community.

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Thursday 15, April

Playful Letters: A Online Calligraphy Workshop

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over four weeks, enjoy making beautiful letters that will enhance any card, document, or art piece. Using a fine liner, we will learn several distinctive monoline alphabets that are easy to make and look great on the page. As well, we will explore a few large, playful alphabets that will make your work most appealing. Enjoy some contemporary lettering in a relaxed atmosphere! These classes take place on Zoom and give participants a chance to learn new skills but also…

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Saturday 17, April

Create Your Own Clay Selfie

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Looking for a art class to let loose and get a little messy? Join us for a fun and crafty clay day as you turn your kitchen into your very own pottery studio. In this online class, we explore the famous 'selfie' as we gather on Zoom with local potter Lee Stead who will walk us through every step as we create a fun and surprising standing replica of yourself from the shoulders up. Hair, maybe a hat or glasses,…

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Thursday 22, April

Playful Letters: A Online Calligraphy Workshop

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over four weeks, enjoy making beautiful letters that will enhance any card, document, or art piece. Using a fine liner, we will learn several distinctive monoline alphabets that are easy to make and look great on the page. As well, we will explore a few large, playful alphabets that will make your work most appealing. Enjoy some contemporary lettering in a relaxed atmosphere! These classes take place on Zoom and give participants a chance to learn new skills but also…

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Thursday 29, April

Playful Letters: A Online Calligraphy Workshop

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over four weeks, enjoy making beautiful letters that will enhance any card, document, or art piece. Using a fine liner, we will learn several distinctive monoline alphabets that are easy to make and look great on the page. As well, we will explore a few large, playful alphabets that will make your work most appealing. Enjoy some contemporary lettering in a relaxed atmosphere! These classes take place on Zoom and give participants a chance to learn new skills but also…

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May 2021

Saturday 1, May

CVAC’s Annual Fine Arts Show 2021

May 1 @ 11:00 am - May 22 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Gallery, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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When things get tough, artists really get creative. So considering the year we’ve just been through, the Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show promises to be exceptional in 2021. As the largest show of its kind on Vancouver Island, it features work by emerging and renowned artists including painting and sculpture, jewelry design, furniture, photography and more. It’s our privilege to celebrate the high-calibre artists who live and thrive here. The Cowichan Valley Fine Art Show is a joyous celebration of…

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June 2021

Saturday 5, June

Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild

June 5 @ 11:00 am - June 19 @ 4:00 pm
PORTALS Annex, 2687 James St
Duncan BC, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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New works by Island members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts in Canada. The book arts include bookbinding, artists’ books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing and typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.

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