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 thursdayclasses@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 Thursday Class coordinator, Jacqui Tremblay at thursdayclasses@artsociety.ca and not the instructor. Thank you!

Upcoming classes:

    Violet Smythe - Artistry of the Flat Brush Part 2 - Class 1 - Apr 4-18 - 15 spaces open

    Violet Smythe - Artistry of the Flat Brush Part 2

    Three Sessions 2 1/2 hours each
    Class #1 April 4, 11 and 18, 2019
    Class #2 April 25 and May 2 and 9, 2019
    Class #1 and #2 are identical classes and will cover the same material.

    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

    Watercolour sessions—for Beginner or Intermediate

    In these classes, you will continue to 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!

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

    If you didn’t take part 1 you can still take the class

    Supplies to bring:

    ½” flat brush (preferred brush = J Heinz 850 Series – Synthetic Sable)  

    Optional ¼” J Heinz 850 Series

    You need a brush that has spring, if you aren’t sure if your brush is suitable please bring it to class.  Violet has extra brushes for you to try before you make your purchase. She also has some brushes available for purchase at cost.

    Note: These brushes can be purchased through Opus or Island Blue Print Co. Ltd. in Victoria, BC

    Watercolour paints and palette, water container, paper towels

    If you don’t have watercolour paint and are just starting, the Prang Student paint set works wonderfully.

    Bond paper, your printer paper is good

    Or

    Series 400 Strathmore sketchbook, 9 x 12

    Optional:

    Strathmore watercolour cards or like material

    CP 90# watercolour paper (pads work well) or other watercolour paper you may have on hand

    All other materials for this class will be supplied by the instructor.


    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.

    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 Jacqui at thursdayclasses@artsociety.ca and not the instructor. Thank you!

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    Violet Smythe - Artistry of the Flat Brush Part 2 - Class 2 - Apr 25 - May 9, 2019 - 15 spaces open

    Violet Smythe - Artistry of the Flat Brush Part 2

    Three Sessions 2 1/2 hours each
    Class #1 April 4, 11 and 18, 2019
    Class #2 April 25 and May 2 and 9, 2019
    Class #1 and #2 are identical classes and will cover the same material.

    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

    Watercolour sessions—for Beginner or Intermediate

    In these classes, you will continue to 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!

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

    If you didn’t take part 1 you can still take the class

    Supplies to bring:

    ½” flat brush (preferred brush = J Heinz 850 Series – Synthetic Sable)  

    Optional ¼” J Heinz 850 Series

    You need a brush that has spring, if you aren’t sure if your brush is suitable please bring it to class.  Violet has extra brushes for you to try before you make your purchase. She also has some brushes available for purchase at cost.

    Note: These brushes can be purchased through Opus or Island Blue Print Co. Ltd. in Victoria, BC

    Watercolour paints and palette, water container, paper towels

    If you don’t have watercolour paint and are just starting, the Prang Student paint set works wonderfully.

    Bond paper, your printer paper is good

    Or

    Series 400 Strathmore sketchbook, 9 x 12

    Optional:

    Strathmore watercolour cards or like material

    CP 90# watercolour paper (pads work well) or other watercolour paper you may have on hand

    All other materials for this class will be supplied by the instructor.


    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.

    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 Jacqui at thursdayclasses@artsociety.ca and not the instructor. Thank you!

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    Cara Guri - Creative Animal Portraits - May 16 - June 20, 2019 - 15 spaces open

    Cara Guri - Creative Animal Portraits

    Six Sessions 2 1/2 hours each
    Class Dates: May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 13 & 20
    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

    Course Description

    Learn about capturing textures, representing form, blending and shading in this class while making a creative animal portrait of your choosing. Explore composition, colour, contrast, layering, glazing, and how to capture textures such as fur and feathers. This class will teach you the steps of creating an underpainting, blocking in the colour layer and adding the finishing touches with glazing. Throughout the course, we will discuss both realistic technique and more playful and interpretive options for making an imaginative painting that is uniquely yours. Students may work at their own pace and can choose to focus on one larger more detailed painting or several smaller faster pieces depending on their preference.

    Supplies to Bring

    1. Acrylic Paints : You will be selecting which animals you would like to paint, so colour choices will vary depending on that, but a useful palette may include:
      • titanium white
      • ivory or mars black
      • burnt sienna
      • burnt umber
      • raw umber
      • ultramarine blue
      • cadmium red
      • cadmium yellow
      • phthalo blue
      • phthalo or viridian green
      • yellow ochre
      • alizarin crimson permanent (or alternative crimson)
      • acrylic glazing medium

      Feel free to bring any other acrylic colours you may find useful.

    2. Brushes: A variety of soft and firm brushes in a range of sizes. I personally prefer working with rounds and filberts, though some flats can be useful too. Recommended brush sizes from 0-8 (or larger). Bristles should ideally have some spring to them (such as Opus Legato Brushes) and not be too soft or floppy.
    3. Canvas or Panel: Please bring a primed painting surface (either canvas or panel is fine) on which to paint. Animal choice will be up to each student so the size is flexible. Suggested sizes include 16”x20”, 18”x24” and 20”x20”, but feel free to pick a different size as well. If you are a fast painter you may wish to purchase more than one.
    4. Palette and water container: A larger size palette is useful for having plenty of room to mix colours
    5. Animal Reference Images: If there is a specific animal that you wish to paint, please bring a higher quality print to class. Otherwise, there will be some animal reference images available for use during class time.


    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.

    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 Jacqui at thursdayclasses@artsociety.ca and not the instructor. Thank you!

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