Art gallery gears up for a busy fall

The Campbell River Art Gallery is gearing up for a busy fall, with a wide variety of classes on offer for people of all ages.

The Campbell River Art Gallery is gearing up for a busy fall, with a wide variety of classes on offer for people of all ages.

Adults with an art project on the go will want to participate in Sandra Lamb’s Art a la Mode class. Part One of Art a la Mode runs on Friday afternoons from Sept. 23 to Oct. 21 for five sessions. Lamb is a renowned artist and instructor who will provide her expertise and guidance as needed. Bring in your own projects in watercolour, acrylic or oil paints and she will be there to guide you. The cost for the five sessions is $112.50 for Gallery members and $122.50 for non-members.

Lamb will also be offering Art a la Mode, Part Two on Fridays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16. Participants will bring their own supplies and projects again. The cost is $90 for Gallery members and $100 for non-members. Register for all nine weeks of Art a la Mode and receive one session free.

Lamb will also be providing two sessions of Watercolour Painting classes. The first runs Friday mornings from Sept. 23 to Oct. 21 and will help beginner watercolourists get going. The class costs $112.50 for Gallery members and $122.50 for non-members.  Then, learn more about composition and build on basic skills at Beginner Watercolour Painting Part 2, on Fridays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16. Gallery members pay $90 for the class, while non-members pay $100.

The Gallery is also offering a myriad jewelry-making courses this fall. Beginner Wire Working Jewelry with Tamara Tutt is set for Wednesdays, Oct. 5-26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at a cost of $154 for members and $164 for non-members. The fee includes a tool kit and some supplies. Participants will make a new piece each class. Tutt will also be teaching an Intermediate ‘Chunky Bracelet’ Workshop Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Previous jewelry class participants will continue to hone their skills at this workshop, which costs $60 for members and $70 for non-members.

An  Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop is slated for one evening, Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with instructor Cristine Lund. Students will learn basic techniques for fusing silver to make their own earrings. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.  Lund is also offering an Intermediate Silversmithing Workshop Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.

The Gallery’s fall jewelry-making classes wrap up Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Thursday, Nov. 24 when instructor Aileen Park will offer a three-night Metal Clay Workshop at a cost of $85 for members and $95 for non-members. Students will learn to use this new medium to form metal pendants by hand. The fee includes the cost of silver. For artists who’d like to work with a live model, artist Richard Calver is hosting an Open Studio on Tuesdays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their favourite art making tools and work with other artists to paint, sketch or sculpt from live models. The fee for a four-punch card is $40 and the drop-in fee is $12. The increasingly popular Artist Trading Card evenings will take place Thursdays, Sept. 29 and  Jan. 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a fun social program that meets four times a year to swap trading cards. Artists make their own miniature artworks to trade. All ages are encouraged to attend.

The Gallery is thrilled to present the fall line-up of classes for children and teens, sponsored by Koko and Tom Pallan. For more information about any of these classes, call the 250-287-2261 or check out

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