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Whistler Art Workshops

I am going to be doing an art workshop up in Whistler in mid June.  It's going to be all about the creative process and I will be teaching a series of steps to grab inspiration out of thin air and turn it into a masterpiece.  Below is a little info sent to me by the Whistler Arts Council.


For immediate release: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Whistler, B.C. – Whistler Arts Council is expanding the Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake summer program with more chances to explore and discover hidden skills and talents. 

This season features one to four day visual art workshops taught in various Whistler locations by well-known B.C. instructors.

Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake runs from May through the end of August featuring 17 talented instructors offering their expertise in an intimate class setting around Whistler.  This summer’s session features an impressive line-up of returning instructors as well as new educators with classes catered toward a multitude of skill levels and areas of interest.

Back by popular demand are Suzanne Northcott and Chili Thom offering new workshops. Northcott with “Sketchbook Journaling” and Thom with a “Creative Process” workshop.

Other returning favourites include: Janice Robertson with a two-day workshop on “Intermediate Acrylic Painting”; and Lori Goldberg with an “Acrylics for Beginners” class.  Both acrylic workshops focus on students’ skills and techniques taught through exploration of colour and brushworks. Additionally David McEown’s traditionally sold out “Intermediate/Advanced Watercolour” and Gaye Adams’ “The Daily Painting Experience” workshops also return this summer.

To keep up with the demand on this popular program, Whistler Art Council is introducing new mediums, including a one-day “Basket Weaving” workshop with local artist Cheryl Massey and “The Human Canvas: An Introduction to Body Painting” with Nina Moore. Anastasia Chomlack will return to instruct a photography workshop, with photographer Jeffrey Boyce offering a beginners class, Vivienne McMaster will teach a self-portrait photography workshop and a renowned world photographer Glenn Bartley will teach nature photography on location on Whistler Mountain and other locations around Whistler.

Additionally, Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake is expanding its creative horizons by adding workshops catered to youth (ages 14 -19).  “Action Photography” will be taught by local photographer Adam Taber and will take place on-location during various Whistler events including Crankworx in August. Spray Painting and Graffiti” taught by Kris Kupskay will teach youth about the etiquette and process to graffiti as well as safety and precautions of spray paint in addition to exploring creativity on the shores of the Alta Lake Station House.

Registration opens on Friday, March 16th at and is based on a first come first serve basis; classes are limited to size so register early. For more information, full schedule of workshops and their availability, instructor bios, member discounts, and Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake fundraiser at Millennium Place please visit under Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake.

About the Whistler Arts Council

The Whistler Arts Council (WAC) has been integrating the arts into the daily life of Canada’s premier resort community since 1982. A respected community stakeholder, WAC is a registered charity that leverages strategic government and business partnerships to increase cultural tourism and community engagement by producing unique arts initiatives that foster audience, artist and economic opportunities.

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