We have a cool activity for Culture Days, this coming Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Step inside a working art studio and try your hand at block printing on paper to make beautiful unique patterned cards. You can either use the blocks we already have in the studio or we can show you how to carve your own block on a piece of soft vinyl. Sandrine and Sophie will guide you through the process. This activity is suitable for all ages.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday, and come away with an intuitive mixed media painting, this “one shot” workshop with Sandrine is for you! Forgo your reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting!
Workshop Overview You’ll start your time with Sandrine by learning to properly mount yupo paper to board, then using a three-stage approach, you’ll discover how to pull flowers from your mind, and watch them bloom on paper. You’ll drop in color (ink, watercolor or fluid acrylics) to create abstract backgrounds full of beautiful textures and blooms.
Just like searching for shapes in the clouds, you’ll then search for shapes in your background suggestive of blossoms and leaves. Painting negatively around them, you’ll watch the flowers emerge!
Then you’ll add patterns in pen to create a lovely, faux collage effect – evocative of Sandrine’s signature style.
Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!
Art Sunday Workshop with Sandrine Pelissier: Sunday, March 17, 2–4 p.m. at the Music Box | cost $25
The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to present Tonality, a mixed-media exhibition that showcases artwork by three local artists – Lesley MacGregor, Sandrine Pelissier and Broderick Wong.
Lesley MacGregor was born in Victoria and currently lives and works in West Vancouver. Growing up with a father who was an art education professor, MacGregor always made art a part of her life. Her interest in fine art photography began in 2012. Her focus has been largely in black-and-white or tonally minimal, primarily centred on landscapes and architecture. She finds that working in black and white demands that light, shadow and tone take centre stage in her compositions, and strips these things down to their elements. MacGregor has exhibited in the Lower Mainland and the US, and her photography has won international awards.
Sandrine Pelissier is originally from France and has been living in North Vancouver for the past 20 years. Her work has been collected and exhibited extensively both in Canada and internationally. Her paintings have been published in books and magazines, and she has written two art instruction books. She is an active member of the local arts community. She co-founded the North Shore Art Crawl and sits on the board of the North Vancouver Arts Council, among many other activities. With her artwork, Pelissier hopes to offer an alternative to the typical representation of women in art by celebrating true beauty and diversity of real bodies of all ages and shapes.
Broderick Wong began his artistic journey in Manila, Philippines by completing a degree in marketing and choosing a career as a learning and development trainer. His artistic studying evolved into two skill-sets – graphite portraiture and then watercolours. Painting has allowed Wong to be in the moment, and he sees a parallel to life in knowing when to take control and when to let go. His mission is to re-introduce people to water and colour, and get them excited about the possibilities. The paintings included in this exhibition are an extension of his No Payne’s No Gains series, in which he used just one tube of Payne’s gray pigment.
Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting with a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make.
In this demo Sandrine will show you : How to mount yupo or stone paper on board to present your paintings on paper without a frame How to make an abstract background with lots of visual textures How to use negative painting and your imagination to make a painting appear effortlessly How to add patterns to embellish a painting with a dipping pen and ink Discover a fresh, fun approach to painting unique flowers! We will have Sandrine’s new book available for signing at the end of the demonstration.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.
I brought all those printed ladies yesterday at the ACT gallery in Maple Ridge for the Ensemble show.
In their words:
November 3–December 20, 2018
This group show has become something of a Christmas ’classic’ at The ACT. Selected artists are invited to display a grouping of their artwork that is related by theme, medium, style, and/or size. The result is always surprisingly coherent, with each artist being given just enough space to make a statement.
All works in the show are available for sale, offering much potential for those who like to deck their halls (or someone else’s) with something handmade and heartfelt at this time of year.”
Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make … Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!
Let your imagination blossom!
Wondering how painting from imagination look like? Check this time lapse video and see the process from start to finish.