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Georgina’s Tips on Acrylic Paint

 PROPERTIES OF ACRYLIC PAINTS

A by-product of the then new plastics industry, acrylics were invented in the 1950s. They are as versatile as oil paints and have some unique qualities of their own.

One of these—vital from the beginners’ point of view—is that they dry very quickly, so that you can overpaint as much as you like. You can, of course, overpaint with oils but, because they are slow-drying, there is always a risk of churning up the colours and creating a muddy mess. Acrylics, once dry, are immovable, so that each new layer completely covers the one below without picking up any colour from it. Another advantage is that you can paint on more or less anything, from paper and board to canvas, and the surface needs no preparation or “priming”. 

The disadvantages of acrylics are that changes to the picture can only be made by overpainting, and the paint dries so fast that it cannot be moved around on the surface to the degree that oil paints can. Also, brushes must always be left in a container of water or washed regularly, otherwise they will be ruined. However, the virtues of acrylics far outweigh these minor vices, and those new to painting could find them the perfect medium with which to begin. Continue reading Georgina’s Tips on Acrylic Paint

February Art Challenge Winners

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The title ‘Fire’ was our February art challenge and it produced a wonderfully varied group of entries ranging from collage to pastel. After the voting the winners from left to right were Sheila Leeder (1st), Donalda Gauthier (2nd) and Audrey Bakewell (3rd). Congratulations ladies!  Opus Art Supplies donated the Gift Cards.   Thank you to everyone who participated..

 

Weekend Workshop with Lalita Hamill in Open Acrylic, Acrylic or Oils – Full

THE CLASS IS FULL – IF YOU SIGN UP NOW YOU WILL BE ON A WAITING LIST, DO NOT PAY UNTIL A SPOT BECOMES AVAILABLE
Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 from,  10 am until 4:30 pm
 arrive at 9:30 to set up and be ready for 10am

Clouds, Trees and Water 

you have a choice – Open Acrylic, Acrylic or Oils

all levels accepted

Check out Lalita on her website: http://lalitahamill.

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A Few Words of Wisdom

“Don’t think about making Art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make more art.” ~ Andy Warhol “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ~ Edgar Degas “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” ~ Twyla Tharp, Choreographer. “If I were called upon to define briefly the word Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul.” ~ Paul Cezanne.

Art Centre Grand Opening

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Art for everyone
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Painting is for all generations! Never too young, never too old!
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New South Surrey Art Centre Planned for April 05, 2014

News Flash! South Surrey Recreation and Art Centre

South Surrey Rec CentreWe were delighted to hear from the City of Surrey that the official opening of the new Art Centre is being planned for April 5, 2014.

Construction to expand the South Surrey Recreation Centre to include much needed space for the arts in the south Surrey area has been moving along well. The space will include a multi-purpose room, a visual arts studio and a pottery studio.

For the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society it means we will have a home base at last. Over the past 54 years as our society has grown we have been challenged to find new places to meet and to hold art shows and workshops. Now the multi-purpose room will be our meeting place and the visual arts studio will ours to use every Thursday. We also have 13 days a year to use the multi-purpose room for art shows and workshops. Many of us have also been looking forward to the day when we won’t have to move our display easels to and from a storage locker for our art shows. The Art Centre includes a storage room created especially for our easels. No more aching backs!

Members can be justifiably proud of the $250,000 contribution the Society gave the City of Surrey towards construction of the Art Centre. The hard work, dedication and foresight of members past and present to raise these funds cannot be overstated. It’s a marvelous legacy that will serve residents on the Semiahmoo peninsula for many years to come.

Written by Sandra Wagstaff

BC Culture Days Provincial Launch​ ​

BC Culture Days Provincial Launch​ ​

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage, 13450 104th Avenue

Presented in partnership with the City of Surrey, Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey Art Gallery, and Surrey Libraries, the BC Culture Days provincial launch will take place on September 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Surrey City Hall, Centre Stage. Everyone is invited to join in this free public community celebration featuring:

– Christopher Gaze, Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach as emcee;
 Performances by Country singer, Lisa Brokop,  Spirit of the West’s John Mann, Surrey City Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Praise TEAM (hip hop dance troupe),and Heritage Re-enactors;
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A cultural forecastby CTV’s Marke Driesschen;

Salmon by Evelyn Roth, 1997, fabric sculpture; Collection of the Surrey
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Acquisition Assistance program. Photograph by Brian Geibelhaus.

Speakers, Sal Ferreras, Provost and Vice President Academic at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Lucille Pacey, President and CEO of Arts Umbrella;
– Surrey Art Gallery’s giant inflatable salmon by artist, Evelyn Roth & Surrey Libraries storytelling;
 A poetry reading by Rawle Iam James, 2014 BC Culture Days Ambassador;
Onsite sketching by Elizabeth Hollick and painting activities presented by the South Surrey/ White Rock Society;
Food trucks & more!