Thursday Night Classes

South Surrey White Rock Art Society Thursday Night Classes are for MEMBERS ONLY.
These classes are Free to members but with Limited Enrollment! Come join us and learn!
**NEW** Click HERE to see the list of upcoming Thursday Night workshops for 2018!!
Thursday night is our painting and fun nights. Come join us and learn!

Classes are Thursdays evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, Visual Arts Room, 14601 20th Avenue, Surrey.

Attendees are expected to

  • Arrive at 6:15 pm to help set up and get yourself set up and ready for class.
  • Refrain from wearing any scented products like perfume, cologne/aftershave, scented hand creams, etc. as many people have sensitives to these products in the class or at our monthly meetings (please save those for your date nights!).
  • Assist with the take down at the end of the class

For all Thursday night classes, you must pre-register. This can be done in one of two ways –
1. by email at workshops@artsociety.ca providing the following information
Name / Phone number / Email address / Class Name / Class Dates
OR
2. by signing up at the meeting and providing your Name, email and phone number

Thursday evening classes are NOT run on a drop-in basis. Those that sign up for these classes are expected to attend each of the nights the class is offered. Once you have signed up please make note of the class(es) you have signed up for. A reminder email will go out in advance of the class BUT please be sure to make note of all classes you sign up for.

Please familiarize yourself with the society’s refund policy and review the workshop/classroom courtesies posted the website.

If, after you have signed up for the classes you find that you can not attend please notify the workshop chair as soon as possible so that someone on the waitlist or another member can take advantage of this wonderful learning opportunity offered to the SSWR Art Society members.

Please Note: If the course is full please submit your name to be added to the waitlist. If a spot becomes available you will be notified.

If you have ANY questions or have to cancel please contact the Workshop Chair, Violet Smythe at workshops@artsociety.ca and not the instructor. Thank you!

Upcoming classes:

    Violet Smythe - Artistry of the Flat Brush - FULL - waitlist available

    Violet Smythe - Artistry of the Flat Brush Part I

    Due to high demand, the Thursday night classes for the Artistry of the Flat Brush with Violet Smythe [June/July 2018], has been changed to accommodate all the members registered and those already on the waitlist.

    So, instead of a single class of 6 nights, there will be two sessions/classes offered, 3 nights each, covering identical content.

    Now offering two classes, 3 nights each –
    You choose either Class #1 or Class # 2

    Class # 1 June 7, 14, 21 – FULL
    Or
    Class # 2, June 28 and July 5 & 12 – FULL
    Classes are 2 1/2 hours each – Class 1 and Class 2 are identical in content
    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 to help to set up the studio

    You are expected to help set up and clean up the studio
    Class limit: each class is limited to 16 registrants (members only)

    To register or be added to the waitlist please contact the workshop coordinator at  workshops@artsociety.ca

    Please provide your Name, phone number and the class you would like to take (class #1 or #2).

    In these classes, you will explore painting with a flat brush, also referred to as a chisel brush. You will develop the ability to manipulate the brush; control the angles and pressure changes to capture the “essence” of your favourite garden flowers like Fuchsia, Coneflowers, Daisies, Iris, Lily, Clematis, Daffodils, Tulips and Pussy Willow - just to name a few!

    Use these beautiful creations to embellish your journals or adorn a special card or postcard for a special someone!

    Violet's website: vsmythedesign.blogspot.ca

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    Amy J. Dyck - Figurative Oil Painting for Beginners and Intermediates - 7 spaces available

    Amy J. Dyck - Figurative Oil Painting for Beginners and Intermediates

    Six Sessions 2 1/2 hours each
    Class Dates: July 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16 & 23
    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 to help to set up the studio
    You are expected to help set up and clean up the studio
    Open to 15 Members Only

    Prerequisite: basic drawing skills

    The human figure has inspired artists to express it's inherent beauty, emotion, and drama, for as long as we have been making marks on cave walls, but can also be some of the most difficult objects to render realistically and beautifully.

    Come join us as we deepen our ability to render the full figure skillfully with oils! Using photographic references (yours or mine), and artist demonstrations as a guide, we will work through the steps of the indirect method of painting by creating a basic under-painting first (with an emphasis on gesture, shapes, and values) and then layering on top with increasing degrees of complexity (looking for realistic skin tones, rounding forms, unity).

    ARTIST WEBSITE: www.amyjdyck.com

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    Catherine Robertson - Colour Pencil Techniques - FULL - waitlist available

    Catherine Robertson - Colour Pencil Techniques

    Six Sessions 2 1/2 hours each
    Class Dates: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4 & 11
    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 to help to set up the studio
    You are expected to help set up and clean up the studio
    Open to 15 Members Only

    Start drawing confidently and beautifully in colour pencil with lessons from artish and instructor Catherine Roberstson. Learn to choose the perfect materials for your skill level, budget and preferred subject matter. Learn about blending, how to add amazing textures and details. Move on to drawing a still life from objects you bring to class or from your refernce photos using techniques for underpainting, drawing shadows, creating atmospheric backgrounds and more.

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    Hazel Breitkreutz - Elements and Principles of Design (acrylic/oil) - 3 spaces available

    Hazel Breitkreutz - Elements and Principles of Design

    Six Sessions 2 1/2 hours each
    Class Dates: Oct 18, 25 and Nov 1, 8, 15 & 23
    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 to help to set up the studio
    You are expected to help set up and clean up the studio
    Open to 15 Members Only

    The students should be prepared for an hour of theory or directives, followed by painting each week, and then a critique of your work if you wish. We will look at the Elements and Principles of design and how to implement them while designing the image space. The class will be geared for those artists who are familiar with their chosen medium.

    “I will endeavour to direct the students in learning and implementing the elements and principles of design in developing the picture space. Developing the eye and abilities in the quest to critique their own works.”

    You can see samples of Hazel’s work in the Buckland Gallery in West Vancouver or on their website - www.bucklandsoutherst.com

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