Posts tagged with: North Vancouver

We just held our end of the year show at Simply drawing. It is held in my studio every year in June.
A big thank you to all the visitors and the talented artists who participated.

Our group is now taking a break until September, when our classes will resume every Thursday from 6.30 to 9.30 pm.

Simply Drawing, North Vancouver life drawing group.

THE BIG PICTURE PROJECT: NO-PHONE SELFIE

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:  Ambleside Landing
Cost: Free

Join me for a presentation of the Big Picture Art Project and try your hand at some fun monoprinting techniques like the popular No- phone selfie.

Our annual life drawing show will take place on June 22, 6 to 9 pm in my studio.
life drawing show in North Vancouver

I am very happy to be part of the 2018 Art in the Garden show in North Vancouver, organized by the North Vancouver community arts council.

This year, the tour will take place

Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th 

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gardener(s): Donna Oseen  

Garden Address: 443 East Windsor Road

Fellow Artist(s): Guy Hollington & Elfi Redpath

Just to be in the mood, this is a video from last year’s Art in the Garden in Christine Hood’s garden with the jazz band Blue Bird Day

 

2 artists walk into a bar podcast

 

Two artists walk into a bar is the podcast produced by artist Carol McQuaid. In that case it was two artists walk into a Greek restaurant ?
You can listen to the podcast on iTunes, Carol is a great interviewer and this is episode number 4 of the series

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/two-artists-walk-into-a-bar/id1353584540?mt=2&i=1000406473639

Our Guest Artist: Sandrine Pelissier

Our Host Artist: Carol McQuaid

Our Bar: Anatoli’s on Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver

Originally from France, North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier has built a thriving career around creating art, initiating awesome community projects and finding innovative ways to share her knowledge with artists and art students around the world.

In this episode we’ll talk about:

* The realities of pursuing a career in art

* the benefits of sharing studio space, and how that community inspired Sandrine, together with artists Norman Vipond, to start the North Shore Art Crawl

* Organizing and hosting life drawing sessions in her studio. Watch for the group’s annual show each June

* Sandrine’s online art classes

* The Big Picture Art Project – started by Sandrine and Sophie Babeanu as part of North Vancouver’s annual Culture Days, where artists from around the world collaborate on a giant interactive digital mosaic

* Working on “balancing being an introvert working by myself in the studio with reaching out to the community. Social Media makes it easier for people like me”.

* Creating a rounded art career that combines creating art with various passive streams of income, such as her classes, books, licensing images, selling downloadable prints

* Falling in love with relief printmaking “Basically everything I like to do is condensed into this one art form”.

It was great to meet with visitors last weekend for the North Shore Art Crawl and let them see my working space, new art works and ask questions about my process.

sandrine pelissier studio in North Vancouver

I had a little hand-son activity set up for the crawl where you could make a 8 pages booklet from one sheet of paper.

visitors in my North Vancouver studio

Earlier this month, I also had the pleasure of showing a large group of home-schoolers how to make a no-phone selfie  for the Big Picture Art Project.

visitors to my North Vancouver studio for the Big Picture Art Project

visitors to my North Vancouver studio for the Big Picture Art Project

visitors to my North Vancouver studio for the Big Picture Art Project

Finally this week I had the pleasure of giving a studio tour to  a group registered to the: Exploring the North Vancouver Art Scene tour from the West Vancouver community arts council. They also visited : Lorn Curry, Susanna Blunt and Marcus Bowcott

Co- founding the North Shore Art Crawl: Collaboration with Norman Vipond

the north shore art crawl in North Vancouver

The idea of a crawl based on the North shore originated from a discussion with Norman Vipond’s. He was very convincingly making the point that the North Shore is one of the places with the highest concentration of artists in North America and that we should have a crawl.

He was looking for someone to help him with the technical side to this enterprise so we started working together on this project.

The crawl was modest in size the first year but most participants enjoyed it and thought it should become an annual event. We organized the crawl for 3 more years and it grew bigger and bigger. Since its beginning the number of participants kept growing as well as the variety of art disciplines represented.  It takes a few years for such an event to be known in the community and I can see the difference every year.

After those four years, the crawl was beginning to be too much work for a team of 2 volunteers and we looked for an organization with more resources to take on the project. We were very happy that the Arts Council took on that task and kept the original ideas of inclusiveness and accessibility very much at the heart of that annual festival.

nvartscouncil.ca

Weekly life drawing group Simply drawing: Collaboration with Anna du Bois and Michael Gordon

I met Anna du Bois and Michael Gordon while renting a studio at 195 Pemberton. Together we set up a weekly life drawing group. Other the years we moved locations a few times and now our group meets in my studio every Thursday evening.

It is a very friendly group where you can practice life drawing in a relaxed atmosphere. We also organize a yearly exhibition for our class members with a great selection of figure drawings and paintings.

http://lifedrawing.ca/

Connecting Artists with models- Collaboration with Anna du Bois

As we wanted to keep our life drawing models listings up to date and also give the opportunity for more artists to work with models and for models to find job opportunities, Anna and I designed a website to help models connect with artists:

find modelling jobs in vancouver

The website is steadily growing as we have more than 100 models living in the Vancouver area listed on the website.

http://lifedrawingmodels.ca/

The Big Picture Art Project- Collaboration with Sophie Babeanu

For a few years, Sophie and I have collaborated on projects and activities held for Culture Days. (Click here to read in more details about our Culture Days activities.)

The Big Picture Art project is our latest collaboration.

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 and stories.

This project will probably take a few years to complete and we have many exciting ideas that we are working on for its future!

https://thebigpictureartproject.com/

 

Congratulations Muriel !!

You can see Muriel’s testimonial here.

Muriel wins a $50 gift certificate

 

let your subconscious do the workClick here to read more about the subconscious drawing technique.

This technique has been developed with The Big Picture Art Project in mind. The Big Picture Art Project is a collective art work where artists from all over the world are sharing stories in drawings.

the big picture art project

Here are some other posts that can give you some ideas and inspiration to participate in this one of a kind art project: