Posts tagged with: Vancouver Artist

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.

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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/

 

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:

 

 

 

Monia Blanchet came last week to my studio to shoot a short video for CBC Radio Canada. It is in French but you can see the studio and some of my paintings 

To translate in English:

Click on CC

Then Click on the wheel and select subtitles

Select “auto-translate”

Then “English”

 

New gift certificates are now available on my website. They can be used to gift original art or my online classes.
To make a gift you only need a recipient name, email and the date when you want me to send the gift card.

 

I have been re-working some of my favourite life drawings recently for a new series of drawings made available on my online store.
Some drawings are heavily patterned:
life drawing with patterns by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

You can see a video of the making of that drawing here:

I also worked with fluid acrylic on a series of life drawings:

 

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/

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/

 

Yeah! I get to spend some cash at Opus !!!
 Timelines has won third place in the Painting on the Edge Show

Painting on the Edge is an annual international open call, competition and exhibition open to all artists worldwide. Each year this exhibition encourages artists to challenge themselves in their current practice and get out of their artistic comfort zones.

I got an awards 3 years in a row in that show!

In 2016 Forest Dream has won third place ​and in 2015 Slice of Life, Louise won second place.

 

Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver

I will have a few paintings exhibited at the Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver in this group show for the Canada 150 celebrations.

From July 20 to 27, 2017, in the context of the Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific event, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver will host an exhibition devoted to the landscapes of the Pacific coast. Presented in the library at Le Centre, the exhibition Canada 150: Canada Goes Pacific has assembled the works of three francophone artists who bring us their vision of the natural and urban landscapes of the Pacific coast. This series of works shows us a seaside with a thousand and one facets that oscillate between the city and nature.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver, with the artists in attendance. Wine, fruit juice and cheese will be served.

 

Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver
1551, 7ième avenue ouest
Vancouver, V6J 1S1Phone number : 604 736-9806