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, Jacqui Tremblay at and not the instructor. Thank you!

Upcoming classes:

    Draw & Paint Village Street Scenes with Tony O’Regan in acrylic

    6 nights,   Aug 8 to Sept 12,   2019, 6:30 to 9 pm        Visit

    Learn to Draw and Paint Village Scenes, using basic one and two-point Perspective for Buildings and Spaces and learn to draw and paint small scale figures in context. We should be able to do at least 2 paintings, depending on the participants skills.

    Recommended Materials for Acrylic:

    PLEASE NOTE FIRST: Let’s draw for the first class, to deal with perspective and to sketch the scenes we will paint. - You should have a soft pencil (2B or 4B) and sharpener for the first session.

    Other materials including paper will be provided by the instructor for the first session, and we can then discuss what you may need in future sessions.

    2 Brushes: one flat  for shapes ¾” to 1” ; one point (also called a round) for details   #6 or #8 - Please try to get a decent quality – not Dollar Store. Check out Crayola Brushes at Staples – cheap and pretty good!

    6 Paint tube colours  (shown in order of preference):  ONE RED (alizarin or rose madder or quinochridon or crimson), ONE YELLOW (cad yellow medium or lemon yellow or hansa),  ONE BLUE (ultramarine), ONE GREEN (viridian or pthalo), ONE BLACK (very small tube – any black), ONE WHITE ( large tube titanium only)

    Pencil HB

    A palette with large wash compartments is good - BUT - several large flat white Styrofoam plates will work also and don’t need cleanup.A small spritzer fine spray bottle;  One bottle of matte acrylic medium – let’s discuss first;   Two canvasses 16 x 20 (or your preference) ; Roll of paper towels. ;  Water containers will be provided.

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