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Zoom Ready?

Do not expect Zoom just to work!  If you plan on taking a class or just using it, test it first.  I started using computers when there was no keyboard, just punch cards, so I have a little experience!  I have used to computer to connect to clients around the world with little problems.  This week it all caught up to me when I was using Zoom!  I joined the Board Zoom meeting using my desktop and discovered the webcam did not work.  I had moved from Windows 7 to windows 10 some years ago and the webcam only worked on Windows 7.  I then realized that there was no microphone attached, so I could only listen and watch the meeting.  Maybe that was the reason it was a quick meeting!  I tried my laptop and by the end of the meeting I got it to work.  I am now getting ready for my wife Sandy to do a Zoom Art lesson, so I have been checking which of my 3 desktops and 4 laptops is best for her.  The answer is, I will be purchasing some new hardware!  The laptops that I do have with built in webcams seem to have problems with the speakers or the microphone.

What I thought was going to be a breeze, was anything but!  Be smarter than your webmaster and check to see you can Zoom with your computer now!  Then, Zoom a friend and do some art work together!

Wayne Wagstaff

May 2020 Challenge

Well without regular meetings, it has been a challenge to come up with a Challenge, but we have! The “May be at home challenge”. Due to the high cost of doing this on the internet there will be no prizes!

Hopefully you will enjoy the time you spend on it while you think of the rest of us, wishing we could be together to share the experience. 

The subject of the challenge is open. I had thought of doing something on Covid-19 like a boot stepping on it or have it in the background of the painting.  Others have suggested something springy like roses.  Choose whatever will put a smile on your face and you will enjoy doing. 

You can post your painting on our up on the web site, to Facebook page (South Surrey & White Rock Art Society) or email it to Webmaster@ArtSociety.ca by May 31, 2020. 
      For questions/concerns, please contact Wayne Wagstaff, Webmaster webmaster@artsociety.ca
 
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Mt Cheam in Fall
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Georgeadis, Jennifer -Play_of_Light
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Anna V Kopcok -  Oceanside
Mt Cheam in Fall
Olivia Burage.jpg
Catherine Brown.jpg
F0E537A0-A05C-4E89-A48A-2B86CDBE1B83.jpeg
Georgeadis, Jennifer -Play_of_Light
Tynehead Saw.jpg
Sofia and Lola.jpeg
Anna V Kopcok -  Oceanside
Mt Cheam in Fall
Olivia Burage.jpg
Catherine Brown.jpg
F0E537A0-A05C-4E89-A48A-2B86CDBE1B83.jpeg

How to Join a Meeting with Zoom

Here is an application that the schools are using that allow teachers to connect with their students and carry on classes. It is called Zoom and we will be using it. We hope you will find it easy to use and have fun with it. To help you, we have a link to a Youtube video Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time; Fun and Easy Online Connection . Just click it and start watching.

Continue reading How to Join a Meeting with Zoom

Try your own meeting or get together!

You may want to try your own meeting, by connecting with artists, friends or family. Give it a try, it is free but only for 40 minutes, then your meeting is dropped unless the host is a paid member. The Society will be a paid host, so you can join us and stay on as long as we want. Members may be able to use the Society’s Paid account for unlimited get together if we can work out a method to control it. If you want more information on running your own meeting click here How to use Zoom for Remote and Online learning. Enjoy

Sixty Years and still going!

It was over sixty years ago, that a group of “Artists” got together and formed what was to become White Rock Painting and Sketch Club in 1962 and later know as the South Surrey and White Rock Art Society. Today they are one of the largest art groups in the Lower Mainland and have a waiting list of over one hundred people.

History 1959 to 1977

1959-1977-SSWRAS-History

History 1978 to 1992

1978-1992-SSWRAS-History