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Organized by Sandrine Pelissier and Sophie Babeanu

We are passionate about making art accessible. We believe that if you can write, you can draw.
Every year we organize a Culture Days event that will reveal the artist in you in a fun and relaxed environment.

Everybody is an artist!

We truly believe that art is for everyone and we designed a fun activity that will have you make a unique picture, easily and in no time. All you have to do is relax and let your imagination do all the work.

This activity is suitable for kids all ages as well as for adults, even the adults who could not draw to save their life.

If you like the picture you made, Sophie and Sandrine will help you upload it to the Big Picture Art Project, and online collective art project where artists from everywhere in the world are sharing drawings and stories.

When :

Sunday Sept 30 : 10 am to 4 pm

Where:

Sandrine Pelissier studio

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.

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

drawing stations for Culture days in North Vancouver

For Culture Days Sophie Babeanu (art therapist in North Vancouver) and I have arranged a few drawing stations in the studio with simple instructions.

open studio in North Vancouver

At each station, you could try a different drawing technique.

drawing with your non dominant hand technique in sandrine pelissier studio

Like drawing with your non- dominant hand

culture days 2017

Or finding a drawing from random scribbles on paper

culture days in Vancouver

no phone selfie

Or drawing a self portrait with a mirror monoprint easy technique.

uploading drawings for the Big Picture Art Project

Once the drawings were made, participants had the opportunity to have their drawings scanned and to upload them to the Big Picture Art Project 

Thank you to all the participants!!

We had some awesome participations to the big picture from our Culture Days visitors. Here are a few:

 

See you next year !

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/

Sandrine Pelissier studio in the North Shore Art Crawl

See you for my open studio 🙂
​I am number 17, page 10 on the brochure.
You can pick up the brochures at many location on the North Shore or download it from the NVCAC website here.You can also browse the many participating artists profiles here.​

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.

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