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The Bold and The Beautiful: Experimenting with Acrylics

June 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am – June 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Alta Lake Station House
5560 Old Mill Ln
Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
Arts Whistler


Paint with more freedom, more spontaneity and be more expressive. Local artist Andrea Mueller will teach you how to paint with your intuition and loosen up your technique, all while laying a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, colour, edges and center of interest. Overcome the obstacle of starting a painting by learning how to have fun making the first marks on your canvas.

DATE: June 8 – 9, 2019
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
AGE: 16+

$150 Arts Whistler Member Early Bird (Until May 20)
$200 Arts Whistler Member
$225 Non-Member

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Workshop Details

On day one you will learn to expand your painting practice by experimenting with various material processes and employing simple creative guidelines including; the power of warms and cools, variety, simplifying, loosening brushwork, elements of light and shadow, the power of suggestion and painting how you see v.s. straight copying an existing image.

After gaining confidence on day one, using the lessons learned you will create a painting from a photograph. On day two, students will need to bring a photo of their choice anything from a boat to an animal to a landscape or abstract.


Instructor Bio 

Andrea is a contemporary artist and art instructor based in Whistler. Her work is characterized by bold colours, messy loose brush strokes, and darkly playful imagery. She examines the relationship and connection between all things including humans, animals, memory, language, belief systems, the environment, and the impact these have on one another. She also experiments with different types of materials and often incorporates found objects into her works. Often she references the idiosyncrasies of romantic relationships.

She was voted Whistler’s favourite artist for 2018 and is the 2019 feature artist for Whistler Blackcomb. A fine art graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Andrea has worked from her Whistler-based studio for 15 years.

Check out the instructors work andrealikesart.com



Supplies not included – participants will be sent the supply list once registration is complete.


How to get there

The Alta Lake Station House is located 4km south of Whistler Village and is accessible by car, bike, or foot. Parking is at Wayside Park. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the location along the Valley Trail. Please allow yourself time, especially if you are bringing a lot of art supplies. Also, bring your own lunch and snacks, the Alta Lake Station House is not close to any restaurants or grocery stores. The venue is equipped with a full-service kitchen, complete with stove and refrigerator.

What is Art On The Lake?

Art on the Lake is unique workshops lead by professional artists who will teach techniques to enhance your craft. The Alta Lake Station House is a tranquil space, where you can be fully present among your peers as you immerse into creativity. The scenic views of the lake make for the perfect artist getaway. Whether you are experienced or just beginning these workshops welcome everyone.

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