Weekend Workshops

**UPDATED**Click HERE to see the list of upcoming Weekend workshops for 2019!!
  • Registration for workshops in January and April opens October 12th, 2018 
  • Registration for the workshops in September and October opens June 1st, 2019
  • Please take note of the registration closing dates.  If the minimum number of registrations are not realized by that date the workshop will be cancelled.

South Surrey White Rock Art Society Weekend Workshops are open to members and non-members alike. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. You have not assured a place in the workshop until your payment is received. There are a member and non-member price for all workshops offered through the Society.

For all Weekend Workshops, you must pre-register and prepay. This can be done two ways –

  1. Online line with payment via PayPal – this is the preferred method and guarantees you a spot in the workshop. You do not need to have a PayPal Account to pay this way. When you click submit at the bottom of the form give the system a few minutes to change from our website to the PayPal website where you can pay by Visa or Master Card.

OR, for members only…

  1. Requesting a registration form and providing the Workshop Chair or the Treasurer with a completed registration form along with your full payment in the form of a cheque made out to the South Surrey White Rock Art Society. You can request the registration form by email.

Weekend Workshops are NOT run on a drop-in basis. Those that register for the workshop are expected to attend each day of the workshop. We encourage you to make note of any workshops that you have registered for in your calendar. A reminder email will go out in advance of the workshop, however, is it good to keep track of this yourself.

If, after you have registered for a workshop 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.

**NEW** Please read the Workshop Refund Policy HERE

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

All classes are held at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, in the Visual Arts Studio located at 14601 20th Avenue, Surrey, in the Visual Arts Studio and are held from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Attendees are expected to

  • Arrive at 9:15 am 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 takedown at the end of the class
  • Bring a lunch OR you can check out the café on site, Sources which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you choose to do the later, we STRONGLY suggest that you pre-order your lunch upon arrival or on your morning break to ensure you get a timely delivery at noon.

If you have any questions or have to cancel please contact the Workshop Chair, Violet Smythe, as soon as possible at workshops@artsociety.ca Please do not contact the instructor. Thank you!

    Layering Paint and Creating Expressive Edges with Lalita Hamill

    REGISTRATION Opens June 1 and is done online

    Please note that registration for this workshop closes Sept 6th @ 6 p.m.

    Workshop dates: Saturday and Sunday, Sept 14 and 15, 2019
    in the Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Rec. Centre
    Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up

    Cost: Member $175.00

    Non-Member $200.00

    Maximum of 16 people in class so register early


    Students can expect to complete one or two studies in two days.  We will use the Old Master alla prima techniques for layering, beginning with wet and thin and ending with dry and thick.  We will also focus on brushwork and creating a variety of edges to create further interest and expression in your piece.

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    ANATOMY OF A LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS with Georgina Johnstone

    REGISTRATION opens June 1 and is done online

    Please note that registration closes on October 5th,
    2019 at 6 p.m.

    Workshop dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019
    in the Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Rec. Centre
    Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up

    Cost: Member $140.00

    Non-Member $165.00

    Maximum of 16 people in class so register early

     All levels – beginners welcome.

    I enjoy the challenge of painting any
    subject, but I'm always drawn to landscapes. I am fascinated by the concept of
    the horizon, the coming together of sky and earth (or water) to create a line
    that doesn't exist in reality. Any painting we create is a window into a world.
    It may be a painting of a dappled forest, a mountain vista, a cup and saucer on
    a table or the flowers in your garden, but when hung on a wall it extends the
    viewer's vision into a space beyond the wall. Using the tricks and tools at our
    disposal we entice the viewer into that world, hopefully to stay awhile.

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