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 to join us and learn!

Thursday night is our painting and fun nights. Come to 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 providing the following information
Name / Phone number / Email address / Class Name / Class Dates
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 Thursday Class coordinator,  at and not the instructor. Thank you!

Upcoming classes:

    Thursday - Amy Dyck May 14/21/28 June 4/11/18

    Rendering Hands and Feet with Confidence with Amy J. Dyck

     6 WEEKS - MAY 14 – JUNE 18, 2020

    MEDIUM TYPE: Charcoal—for Beginner or Intermediate

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Many artists struggle to render hands and
    feet accurately. This can result in attempts to hide those parts of an image,
    or “blur” them so the weakness becomes less obvious... but that never quite
    works. Join us in understanding the 
    basic structures of hands and feet and learn how to begin to render them
    with confidence! No more hiding.

    With a focus on repetition, proportion,
    shape, and angles, we will create many drawings of hands and feet in different
    angles and begin to fall in love with rendering these complex and beautiful
    body parts.


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    Thursday - April 2 - May 7, 2020 - Ian de Hoog -

    Composition, Design and Process in with Ian de Hoog

    with Ian de Hoog

    Dates:              April
    2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2020

    Time:               6:30 p.m. to 9:00

    Location:       Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Recreation Centre

    “Begin with the end in mind and then put first things first”  - Stephen Covey

    Join me as we step through some of the more
    interesting aspects of creating a painting. 
    While some topics will definitely cross mediums, the focus of this class
    will be how these aspects are specifically affected by the watercolour medium.

    Topics will include:

    • Scene simplification by focusing on shapes,
      not things

    • Connecting/interconnecting shapes with
      various wash techniques

    • Creating a value map and applying the map to
      the painting process

    • Texture as a compositional element and using
      dry brush techniques to create it

    • Using colour to create harmony

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