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Culture days are coming up and I will host and activity in my studio with Art therapist and Big Picture co-founder Sophie Babeanu:

Everyone can draw for the Big Picture Art Project.

September 30th and October 1st
10 am to 4 pm

 

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

 

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 drawings. You want to participate in the project and:

– The idea of drawing sends chills down your spine?
– You have an interesting story to share?
– You could not use a computer if your life depended on it?
– What on earth is a scanner?
– Last time you drew something was in elementary school
– Your dog ate your drawing
– You feel like having a conversation with two heavily french accented ladies.

Come and see us, we can help !

 

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.

Supplies will be provided.

 


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). She has hundreds of hours of practice with children, seniors and adults from all walks of life.

http://www.expressiveartsvancouver.com/

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/

 

This year for Culture Days Sophie Babeanu and I did have a fun activity where participants were drawing a selfie, the old fashion way 🙂 That is without a cell phone.

And here are the self portraits:
​(Click on any picture to see a larger version)
And here is a video made by the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, where you can see glimpses of our activity in the studio.

I will have 8 Flower paintings in exhibit at the Federation of Canadian Artist gallery in Granville Island for their Summer Gallery show running July 19-31.

watercolor portrait painting with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

“Now you see me” is part of the International watercolor Society biennale exhibition in Vancouver. It will be exhibited at the Cityscape Community Art space in North Vancouver.

Join us for the opening on July 7( 7-9 pm)
335 Lonsdale avenue, North VancouverThe whole exhibition is bringing over 160 artists from all around the globe and is hosted by 3 galleries in Vancouver. It is an unique opportunity to see the best artists working in this medium worldwide.

Openings:

    • July 5th at the Ferry building gallery, 6 to 9 pm
    • July 7th at Cityscape community Art space, 7 to 9 pm
    • July 9 at International Art Gallery, 2 pm

 

Exhibition dates:

  • July 5th to 24th at the Ferry building gallery
  • July 8th to 30th at Cityscape community Art space
  • July 9 to 25th at International Art Gallery

 

I just got the news this morning that Slice of Life: Louise and Green bouquet are selected for the upcoming book by FW media AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color!
Both paintings sold on Saatchi online.​

patterned trees painting by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
patterned west coast landscape by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier
acrylicworks 3 book by North Light booksThis edition of AcrylicWorks focuses on the theme of texture! The broad theme allows for an amazing variety of styles and approaches. Explore how each individual artist takes to capturing their three-dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. Each translation is unique and inspiring. From shocking hyper-realism to harmonious abstractions, and everything in between, the visual interest of each artist is expressed beautifully and calls your attention into seeing the beauty within any part of our world. See the world as they see it and allow yourself to fall into their paintings as you try to understand both their technique as well as their conceptual focus. Reading each statement certainly gives each work a new air of significance and character

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!
Great visit from a delightful group from the AVAG: Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery yesterday in the studio, followed by a Vietnamese lunch 🙂
Read more about becoming an associate here:http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/get_involved/associates.html
I am very happy to have an excerpt from my book: “Fearless Watercolor for beginners” published in this month’s Watercolor Artist Magazine issue, in the Studio Staples section.
This excerpt talks about the different kinds of watercolor paper and how to choose the right paper for you.
Get this issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine here from the North Lights Books website.