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Cowichan Valley Arts Council

October 2022

Wednesday 12, October

PHOTOGRAPHY AND BEYOND

October 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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Photographer Neil Fatin offers a slide show of his work and explains how he uses the modern “darkroom” (computer and software) to manipulate and personalize photographs to create different meanings and moods. Fatin has pursued photography as a hobby for more than 40 years and has won awards for his work. Admission is free or by donation Register at https://cowichanvalleyartscouncil.ca/event/photography-and-beyond/

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Thursday 13, October

MAPLE BAY PAINTERS

October 13 @ 11:00 am - November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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Maple Bay Painters, a diverse and talented group of artists returns with a popular show of new works. Gallery hours: 11 am to 4 pm (Monday -Friday), noon to 4 pm (Saturday)

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Saturday 15, October

DUNCAN FARMERS’ MARKET WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

October 15 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 4:00 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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In this 3-day (Sat-Mon) intermediate to advanced watercolour course, artist Harold Allanson will guide the group through the market area, pointing out possible interesting photo opportunities. Time and effort collecting is an important part of developing a library inventory of photo reference material for future paintings. Harold will offer hints and advice along the way as to what may or may not work. There’ll be time for questions and discussion. The afternoon will be spent composing and laying out our paintings…

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Sunday 16, October

DUNCAN FARMERS’ MARKET WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

October 16 @ 10:00 am - October 18 @ 4:00 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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In this 3-day (Sat-Mon) intermediate to advanced watercolour course, artist Harold Allanson will guide the group through the market area, pointing out possible interesting photo opportunities. Time and effort collecting is an important part of developing a library inventory of photo reference material for future paintings. Harold will offer hints and advice along the way as to what may or may not work. There’ll be time for questions and discussion. The afternoon will be spent composing and laying out our paintings…

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Monday 17, October

DUNCAN FARMERS’ MARKET WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

October 17 @ 10:00 am - October 19 @ 4:00 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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In this 3-day (Sat-Mon) intermediate to advanced watercolour course, artist Harold Allanson will guide the group through the market area, pointing out possible interesting photo opportunities. Time and effort collecting is an important part of developing a library inventory of photo reference material for future paintings. Harold will offer hints and advice along the way as to what may or may not work. There’ll be time for questions and discussion. The afternoon will be spent composing and laying out our paintings…

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Thursday 20, October

LOOKING AT ABSTRACT ART

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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Artist Carolyn McDonald will take you on a visual journey through the many schools of abstract art and how to appreciate it in a different way than representational art. And why you may want to experiment with it yourself!  Carolyn McDonald has a fine arts degree and has taught people of all ages. She enjoys challenging art viewers to fill in their own stories in an abstract painting. This talk is an introduction to the members’ show, Driven to Abstraction, beginning Jan.5. Admission…

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Thursday 27, October

PRINTMAKERS ONLY: IMPRESSIONS

October 27 @ 11:00 am - November 10 @ 4:00 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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The Cowichan Valley’s Printmakers Only group (POG) returns with exciting new works including linocuts and etchings.

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November 2022

Saturday 5, November

CUBISM WORKSHOP: AN ART REVOLUTION

November 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cowichan Valley Art Council, 2687 James Street
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5
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Learn about the revolutionary Cubism art movement – started more than 100 years ago – and then practice drawing and fragmenting your own work in this illuminating workshop. The half-day session will be led by artist Sheila Karrow, and basic drawing materials will be supplied. See the world from a different perspective. This workshop will be fun on its own but also great inspiration if you are planning to submit your work to the CVAC member show, Driven to Abstraction, starting…

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