Painting

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Time: 
Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time: 
8:45am - 4:00pm

An introduction to Plein Air Painting with artist demos and one on one instruction. You will explore what to look for before beginning a painting, choosing a composition, laying out the composition, blocking it in and recording the most important details of the scene. Plein Air painting is about expressing your impression in a simplified manner in a short amount of time. (because the lighting is constantly changing). It is about engaging with your subject on a more intimate level by learning from painting from real life and immersing yourself in the landscape.

Alexandra is a multi-media artist focused on portraying the essence of Fernie’s natural spaces. She loves to depict movement and states of flux. The seasonal changes in Fernie provide a constant inspiration with every week more beautiful than the last, in its own unique way.

Drawing inspiration from the architecture and nature of her surroundings to create paintings that show the ever-evolving history and unique character of her adopted home, this small town nestled in the Rocky Mountains.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Paint...drinks...friends..FUN!

Join  The Fernie Hotel on Tuesday February 25th from 7-9pm for Sip n' Paint!

They've partnered with Artbeat Activities to host a guided painting session at the bar. From beginners to advanced painters its sure to be a fun time!

$40 fee for the supplies and lesson. Registration for the event can be done online at artbeatactivities.ca or in person at the bar (cash only).

Event Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Sue Hanlon for a social evening of painting. Sue will guide you through a painting step by step for 2 hours. Beginners are most welcome!

She will be supplying all of the materials and instruction. We’re putting the fun back into painting as we concentrate on the process on the way to a finished product!

Age: 12+/Adult
$45 per person. Register online.

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Sue Hanlon for a social evening of painting. Sue will guide you through a painting step by step for 2 hours. Beginners are most welcome! She will be supplying all of the materials and instruction. We’re putting the fun back into painting as we concentrate on the process on the way to a finished product!

For attendees of the previous workshop, we will be working on a painting with a new theme, so you are very welcome to come for a second time!

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join Sue Hanlon for this very special Beginner Paint Date! Parents and Children are welcome for a partner paint date. Each one of the pair gets a canvas but once painted, they can be placed side by side to make a whole painting. Ages 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult These paint dates are very special and can include grandparents or older siblings.

Life is full of contradictions: as an artist, I rely on people to fill their homes with things of beauty to make a living. At some point, as we collectively trend towards smaller homes and fewer things, art consumers will inevitably run out of space for art.

It is an exciting time to be an artist. There are so many ways artists I personally know express themselves. They have found ways to comment on social issues and try to spur change. Her favourite is when her daughter, a fine arts graduate, used chicken wing bones which she enclosed in bronze or pastel coloured synthetic material and transformed into necklaces and mobiles to comment on an aspect of feminism.