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Cowichan Valley Arts Council

June 2023

Friday 23, June

Working with Gold Leaf: Bring on the Bling

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cowichan Valley Arts Council, 2687 James St
Duncan, BC Canada
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Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 from 9:30am to 4:30pm Learn how to apply gold leaf and to bring its warmth and beauty into your art. In this course, we will be incorporating gold leaf into three artworks that we will be completing in class. Each piece will use gold leaf in its composition in different ways – as separate shapes and integrated within other shapes. Gold leaf can be challenging to work with at first, but with a…

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Saturday 24, June

Working with Gold Leaf: Bring on the Bling

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cowichan Valley Arts Council, 2687 James St
Duncan, BC Canada
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Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 from 9:30am to 4:30pm Learn how to apply gold leaf and to bring its warmth and beauty into your art. In this course, we will be incorporating gold leaf into three artworks that we will be completing in class. Each piece will use gold leaf in its composition in different ways – as separate shapes and integrated within other shapes. Gold leaf can be challenging to work with at first, but with a…

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July 2023

Tuesday 4, July

En Plein Air Drawing and Painting

July 4 @ 5:30 pm - July 22 @ 1:00 pm
Cowichan Valley Arts Council, 2687 James St.
Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Start up in studio July 4th, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, on location July 8, 15, 22, 10 am-1 pm Day 1: Learn how light affects seeing, how to use perspective and colour and get ready for the outdoor sessions. Day 2-4: Meet at different locations to gain practical experience ‘en plein air.’ Students will learn how to play with the ever changing conditions. Plein air artists challenge themselves to complete a painting in each sitting. You may find however…

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Friday 7, July

Patterns: Draw, Paint, Repeat

July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 27 @ 4:00 pm
Cowichan Valley Arts Council, 2687 James St.,
Duncan,, BC V9L 2X5 Canada
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Pattern can be described as a visual element that is repeated, arranged or that contains corresponding parts/designs/components that offer visual clues to an underlying order. Pattern, both ancient and modern, is everywhere. Three Vancouver Island mixed media artists explore pattern and how it has evolved in their work. Janice Hofman uses both repeated and random patterns in her work and uses upcycled materials to explore colour, texture, words and layers of media and meaning. Penny Maday Ciochetti combines both modern and…

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