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free demo at Opus North Vancouver for the Big Picture art proejct

 

Anyone Can Draw! The Big Picture Collective Art Project with Sandrine Pelissier & Sophie Babeanu

North Vancouver
Sat, August 12, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, August 12, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.

The Big Picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of smaller drawings.

    If you would like to participate in this exciting project and agree to any of the following:

  • The idea of drawing sends chills down your spine
  • You have an interesting story to share
  • Last time you drew something was in elementary school
  • Your dog ate all your drawings (we won’t ask…)
  • You want to try some simple exercises for yourself
  • You feel like attending a demo by two heavily French accented ladies

Then this is the demo for you!

Sandrine and Sophie will show you some simple drawing techniques: line contour drawing, line and cross hatching, cross contour drawing, scumbling technique, drawing with twigs. You will also have the chance to try for yourself some fun techniques like continuous drawing, blind continuous drawing, and drawing with your non dominant hand.

Attendees are asked to bring along a sketchbook and a pencil or pen to sketch along with Sandrine and Sophie.

 


Sandrine Pelissier is a North Vancouver-based visual artist and the author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners. Her work has been published in many books and magazines.

She writes the popular blog: www.paintingdemos.com
https://sandrinepelissier.com/

Sophie Babeanu is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist. She graduated from Langara College in Vancouver and is also a member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). She has hundreds of hours of practice with children, seniors and adults from all walks of life.

http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/

 

We were being interviewed for the radio show “Phare Ouest” in French by Marie Villeneuve, for our collective art project: The Big Picture

 

You can hear the interview here.Sophie Babeanu and Sandrine Pelissier Radio Canada the Big Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made 2 art lessons for the Cloth Paper scissors magazine and this is the second one: It shows you how to add visual texture with a dipping pen.
The lesson comes with a lot of pictures and even a short video.
Online art classes by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
Art Lessons: Volume 2 with Sandrine Pelissier
Adding Visual Texture with a Dip Pen
By Sandrine Pelissier
Format: Art Lesson DownloadPatterns are a great way to add complexity to a painting, and a dip pen is an inexpensive, easy-to-use tool for creating them. In this February Art Lesson, with accompanying video, Sandrine Pelissier uses a dip pen to create unique patterns, adding visual texture and depth to her paintings. Read along as Sandrine shares her techniques and her art, and turns you into a dip pen enthusiast.​

Art Classes on The Artist Network

add visual texture with dip pens by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiercustom sketchbook with Spirograph designs by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissiermixed media on altered paper by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
 painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierpainting patterned trees by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissierzen doodle postcards by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can also check these inspiring blog posts on the
​Cloth Paper Scissors blog

customize your sketchbook coveradd visual texture with a dip pen by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
I am very excited about these 4 videos being available in DVD and for download on the Artist Network
online class painting flowers from imagination by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissieronline class zen doodle postcards by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissieronline class painting patterned trees by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissieronline class figure drawing on altered paper by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

Mike Wakefield is a photography artist who also works for the North Shore News. He came last week to take a few pictures of the studio and share a bit of my art and process in the November 20th  edition of the paper.

Click here to see the gallery of pictures

North Shore News feature North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier and patterned portraits

Picture by Mike Wakefield
I was just at the studios of Ici radio Canada Premiere for an interview with Jacques Dufresne, that was a fun experience.
The interview is in French.​You can hear it here: Link to Radio Canada Interview

North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier interviewed at Radio Canada

The new issue of Drawing magazine will be soon available in the newsstands. I am very excited to have one of my drawing/painting (Going in circles) featured in this issue as an honorable mention recipient of the Shades of Gray competition.

North Shore art crawl 2016

 North Shore art crawl activity in North Vancouver studio
I have an exciting hands on activity as I will have all the supplies for you to try your hand at doodling on pebbles. I have lots and lots of them, they are heavy so I will be happy if you can make a bunch and take them home!
Going in circles as been selected as one of ten honorable-mention winners in the 2015 Shades of Gray Competition!
I am very happy as drawing is becoming a more and more important part of what I do in my paintings.
It will be featured in the spring 2016 issue of Drawing.I think I also won a year’s subscription to Drawing, which is great 🙂