Artist Rick Cepella is inspired by Western Canada’s back country.

Learn to draw at boot camp

Did you know that drawing is the cornerstone of all the visual arts? Without drawing skills, visual artists can find progress difficult

Did you know that drawing is the cornerstone of all the visual arts? Without drawing skills, visual artists can find progress difficult and slow.

To learn more about drawing, artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome at an upcoming workshop, ‘Drawing Bootcamp for All Ages with Rick Cepella,’ at the Campbell River Art Gallery.

The workshop is set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4. The cost is $184 plus HST for Gallery members and $194 plus HST for non-members.

Cepella is a painter, art instructor and cartoonist/illustrator who lives in Powell River.

His paintings are expressive reactions to the wild landscape, as well as the human form. Decades of outdoor activities, 12 years of work as a biological surveyor and countless hours of filed drawing and painting in Western Canada’s backcountry have shaped Cepella’s work.

His art has been featured in more than 20 exhibitions across Canada and is in collections across North America.

During his Drawing Bootcamp workshop, Cepella will focus on the fundamentals of drawing and give insight into how practicing artists use this invaluable skill in their daily routines.

For more information or to register, contact the Campbell River Art Gallery at 250-287-2261, email or drop by the Gallery from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

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