Art Bites: A smorgasbord of art mediums to sample

Have you been curious about trying an art class, but not sure what medium you would like? Not ready to commit to a full class if you don’t know you’ll like it?  Why not try this sampler course?

Art Bites is an 8-week course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your inner artist.  Each 2-hour class will introduce you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies (you are welcome to bring your own if you have them). You’ll go home each week with a piece of your own, and a sense of how this art medium works.

PLEASE NOTE: The March 10th Mosaics class at 1-3 pm is now filled – a second class is now open March 10 from 10-12. (You can still register for all Art Bites Classes, but the time for your March 10th class will be different.)

Sunday afternoons 1-3 pm
February 10 – March 31, 2019
Cost: $200 – materials included
or any 4 classes for $100 – materials included
(individual registration is available at $30 per class)
Proceeds to go to the McMillan Arts Centre

Art Bites Schedule

February 10 – Calligraphy with Judi Hopewell
February 17 – Watercolours with Carla Flegel
February 24 – Acrylics with Susan Schaefer
March 3 – Pastels with Janet Cameron
March 10 – Mosaics with Debra Hagen (10am – 12pm class)
March 17 – Acrylic Pouring with Stephanie Lytle
March 24 – One Stroke with Lori Schiersmann
March 31 – Mixed Media with Lynn Orriss


Register online here or call the MAC at 250-248-8185

Class Descriptions:

Mosaics:  This class will introduce you to the world of contemporary mosaic art. You will learn about tesserae (the bits and pieces you use to make the design), adhesives (the sticky stuff you use to attach your tesserae), substrates (what you attach your bits and pieces to) and so much more. In addition, you will have to opportunity to create a small mosaic of your own to take home.

Acrylic Pouring: Pour painting is something anyone can do and do well, no artistic talent required! We will be learning several different methods of pour painting, as well as how to mix your own paint mediums and use different tools to get different effects. You’ll come away with two of your own paintings, and we’ll all pour our own mixtures on to one giant canvas as well.

One Stroke is a combination of using 2-3 colours of acrylic paint on one brush and blending to create shading and highlighting all in one stroke. This brush stroke is a fun and satisfying technique used to create ‘Folk Art’ and can be used in many other painting subjects.