This summer get crafty at the waterfront with a full range of
Art on the Lake workshops!
Close your eyes. Hear the twittering of birds and the lapping of water… there’s no roar of boat engines here, just tranquil nature as you sit lakeside. Picture yourself here, allowing inspiration to spread through you. Now it’s time to create!
The summer of 2019 is upon us, and with it comes a new series of Art on the Lake Workshops. This season promises a new variety of creative classes that offer professional guidance within the wide spectrum of the world of art. From painting to jewelry making, photography to textiles, whatever gets your creative juices flowing, Arts Whistler has you covered.
Is painting your thing? You can explore the world of textured acrylics with artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky, learn how to create compelling light in your paintings with Gaye Adams or work while on the move with Elena Underhill’s ‘Travel Sketching and Watercolours’.
Delve into the world of encaustics and mixed media at the ‘Wax On Wax Off’ workshop. Led by artist Kylie T Millar, students will play with watercolour, wood-burning, imbedding materials and painting with encaustic wax.
Grab a handful of oil-based clay as you begin the basics of proportional sculpting with James Stewart. Making two dimensional images into three dimensions, this will be an enjoyable introduction to sculpting – getting your hands dirty has never been so fun!
Want to explore free form textile design? Carmen Craig-Martin will roll out beautiful hand-spun wool and lead you as you relax in your surroundings and create an original piece by taking your crochet talents to the next level.
Photography is also on the roster, with an intensive, hands on workshop with Photographer Jeff Boyce. This workshop will allow you to use your Digital SLR Camera to its full potential.
Lavender as art? Why not! Learn the benefits of this delightful smelling plant then craft a home décor piece or with fresh, organic, locally grown lavender. Not only will you be producing a variety of crafts involving the fragrant blossom, but you’ll whip up a batch of lavender syrup as you learn recipes, ending the day with a social celebration on the deck of Alta Lake House.
If you love jewelry, you’ll want to join Kelly Allanson as she demonstrates how to make unique shapes through watercasting. Melt silver, cast, solder, hammer texture and embellish to take home a stunning one of a kind piece of jewelry.
Each two-day class includes an expert instructor, serene setting and good company. Get ready for a jam-packed summer of creativity- inspiration and satisfaction guaranteed.