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FCA Artist Talk

Wednesday | June 28th | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Free

Federation of Canadian Artists – What’s in it for you?

Find out the about the benefits, process and get in on forming an Interior Chapter!  Kristin Vignal and Laura Chandler will be in to talk about what membership means and how it can serve you.

Please let us know you are coming by emailing christinawatts@ridgesideart.com so we can reserve your spot.

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Escape into ZENtangles

Wednesday June 28th | 10am-12pm | $35+gst

Escape into the relaxing world of ZENtangles with Kathy Millard!  Learn beautiful patterning techniques in this tranquil class.  Tea is included!

Please bring fineliner pens such as the micron or marvy pens. Size tips close to .5mm.  Smooth paper will be provided.

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Paint Your Pants On

Saturday June 24th | 1pm-3pm

Learn about fabric paint mediums, fashion design elements and paint Your Pants on!  Bring some old jeans and get ready for fun with Christina Watts!

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Be aware this gets a little messy.

 

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Alcohol Ink Level 1

Wednesday | June 21 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | $42+gst

Dive into alcohol inks in this exciting workshop with Christina Watts. Learn about their properties, some colour schematics and have fun creating your own vibrant piece of art from start to finish.

 

Supplies are included.

 

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Please wear your play clothes and feel free to bring along a water. Due to allergies please refrain from using perfume or heavy cologne this eve. Thank you!!

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Brushed with MS

Paint Night!

Saturday | May 27th, 2017 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Early Bird Tickets $40 till May 23rd, $45 afterwards

 

Join us for this great fundraiser in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada!  Paint your choice of stunning watercolour miniatures or a beautiful acrylic birch tree scene with Sharron MacBride and Christina Watts.

 

Supplies and a glass of wine or beer are included with your ticket.  Cash bar will be available for additional drinks at $5/glass.  Tea, pop and water are also on hand.

 

In addition, for the week running May 20th to May 27th swing by the gallery for an opportunity to support and bid on their generous silent auction items/services donated from around our community.

 

 

 

 

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Wine and Watercolour Miniatures

Saturday April 22nd | 6:30pm – 8:30pm | $40+gst

Wine and Watercolour Miniatures!

Enjoy a glass of wine and have fun painting some incredible miniature watercolour paintings with Sharron MacBride!  From landscape to sea, fauna and more get quick tutorials for dramatic results.  If you ever wondered about watercolours this is the class for you!

You’ll get to paint one 5 x 7″ and a few other smaller ones.  This variety pack is loaded with easy techniques and art you can frame or card. :o)

Proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Team Horseshoe for the Cancer Relay for Life.  This is Team Horseshoe’s 7th year in the relay and they have held the title for best decorated tent 5 out of the 6 completed years.  The group was formed on behalf of Sharon Slater who passed away from Ovarian cancer.  She loved playing horseshoes.

Supplies for this are included, as is a glass of red or white wine.  Cash bar will be open additional drinks at $5/glass.  Snacks will be provided by the Team.

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Colour Mixing Plus

Tuesday | April 11th, 2017 | 9am-11:30am | $30+ gst

Colour Mixing Plus!  Expand on the basics. More great recipes and colour matching with Sharron MacBride.  Understand colours like never before and get them to glow.

Supplies to bring:

-watercolour flat or round brush (medium size such as a 3/4″ flat or #6 or 8 round)
-paint palette (recommended colours: hansa yellow light, new gamboge, perm rose, alizarin crimson, cobalt blue, French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, violet, phthalo green

-arches paper 140lb cold press

Good quality 9 well palettes with mixing sections and daniel smith paint are available at the shop upon order for $25 plus tax.

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Paint a Tile Canada 150

This Saturday April 8th from 3pm to 5pm come on down to Ridge Side Art and help paint tiles for the Canada 150 installation at CN Centre!  Supplies for this are provided by the PG Potters guild, you just bring the talent and have fun.

Let us know you can come and we’ll make sure there’s enough supplies to go around.

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Cuppa Joe and Art Journal to Go

artjournal1Enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and art journal your soul out with these dynamic classes!

Saturdays 12pm – 2pm…ish

1127 3rd Ave, Prince George, BC

$25.00 per Class OR get the Super Saver for $100 (a block 5 classes for the price of 4)

(includes some supplies)

Artists use visual journals for a variety of reasons.  It’s play, scientific art exploration and having a visual conversation with yourself all in one! Learn everything from book making, to creative painting, lettering, texture and dynamite collage and more!    With the exception of the book making class, each of the classes work towards an incredible painted page.

January 28th – Rip It and Stick it!    The makings of an art journal book.

February 4th – Cover Story.  Every great book has an inspiring cover.

February 11th – Harmonious Colours & Design:  Ever wonder why your pages just don’t look right?  Take out some of that guess work and set yourself up for success.

February 18th – Touch the Texture:  Can you feel it? Learn how to make a page with different textures.

February 25th – Dynamite Collage:  Looking at clippings in a whole new creative way and bringing them together for impact.

March 4th – Steampunk it:  Get those gears going and make something steamy.  Futuristic flare with an old world style.

March 11th – Interactive Art Page:  Design an art journal page that’s interactive and fun with flips, twists and turns.

March 25th – Begininks:  A delightful spin on the Rorschach Ink Blot test.  Exploring india ink and making creative marks to guide your page.

April 1st – Words with Whimsey:  Postponed!!!  Pretendium set up.

April 8th – 3D Art:  Dive in to the depths with a different perspective in your art journal.

April 15th – Grunge:  It’s dark, it’s dramatic, it’s drippy.   Distressingly dynamic pages inspired by the grunge art style.

April 22nd – New Age Notans:  A new age flare using the traditional Japanese notan design elements.

April 29th – Face it:  It’s a face off with adding faces in your art journals.

May 6th – Ground it with Watercolour:  Use watercolour grounds to do a watercolour painted page.

May 13th – TranspARTent:  Lets’ add transparent papers in bold new ways.

 

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