The MAC presents

Art Bites

Art Bites is all about low-risk experimenting.  Try something out – see if you like the materials and the medium.   Then keep going, or try something new.

Art Bites

Double Art Bites - Decoding Colour with Merrilyn Laursen Sun Sep  8, 10am - 2pm Open the doors to how colours work together to affect our emotions and perceptions. Discover how to mix, match and create while unveiling the mysteries behind colour theory.It is not just mixing, but knowing how...
Double Art Bites - Collage Art Landscape From Homemade Papers with Merrilyn Laursen Sun Sep 15, 10am - 2pm In this special Double Art Bites class, you'll have 4 hours to get into Collage!Come have some fun creating a Collage Landscape out of papers that you have made yourself!  The...
Art Bites - Soft Pastels with Claudia Carter Sun Sep 22, 10-am - 12 pm Explore colour vibrancy, versatility, and ease of use of soft pastels.  Students will be provided with techniques and guidance to complete a basic landscape painting.   About the Instructor:  “Soft pastels captured my interest a...
Art Bites - Alcohol Ink with Mary Unger Sun Sep 22, 1 pm - 3 pm We'll experiment with different paper and different techniques so you can get a feel for this vibrant medium and you'll take home an original piece you created. All supplies included in this class. About...
Art Bites - Collage Feather Mask with Adina Barugolo Sun Sep 29, 10 am - 12 pm Create a colourful collage Feather Mask with black, red and blue acrylic paint and feather shaped magazine clippings. About the Instructor: A graduate from VIU in Applied Arts and Interior Design, Adina holds...
Art Bites - Kawandi Needle Case with Carolyn Shaw Sun Sep 20, 1 pm - 3 pm Hand stitch a needle case as you learn the techniques to create a kawandi. Kawandi means quilting in India. This style of quilting was brought to India over 800 years ago by Siddi...
Art Bites - Book of Inspirations with Trisha Klus Sun Oct 6, 10 am - 12 pm This clever and deceptively simple structure is full of surprises. You will create a book with 6 pages, 2 pockets, 2 sleeves, a mini booklet, inserts, tags, and a cover. With only one...
Art Bites - Exploring Figure Drawing with Dorota Goede Sun Oct 6, 1 pm - 3 pm Not sure how to go about capturing the human figure on paper?  This class will help you unlock the secrets.  You’ll learn how to capture a quick pose that implies a 3D figure...
Double Art Bites Class: Introduction to Oil Painting with Margery Blom Sun Oct 6, 10 am - 2 pm Oil painting is both the oldest and still one of the most popular mediums used by artists today. In this introductory class you will be guided through working with various mediums...
Art Bites - Palette Knife Painting with Deborah Nicol Sun Oct 27, 10 am - 12 pm A fun and creative session, using palette knife techniques and acrylics to create rich images by 'smearing and scraping' your paint (rather than paint brush methods), on your canvas. About the Instructor: Deborah...
Art Bites - Garden with a Limited Palette with Sylvie Peltier Sun Oct 27, 1 pm - 3 pm Paint this impressionistic garden scene from a photo in 2 hours. You will use only a blue, a red, a yellow, a black and a white and discover how many greens...
Art Bites - Bright, Bold Gouache with Carol Ann Owers Sun Nov 3, 10 am - 12 pm Gouache can achieve an impasto quality or a watercolour effect. It can be applied to a white watercolour paper or to black watercolour paper. We will experiment with both types of paper...
Art Bites - Needle Felting a Beach Scene with Darrell Giraldeau Sun Nov 3, 1 pm - 3 pm This Art Bites class will provide an introduction to needle felting. Students will have the opportunity to use wool to create a small 4x6 beach scene. Shells can be added after...
Art Bites:  Watercolours with Carol Ann Owers Sun Nov 17, 10 am - 12 pm Watercolours helps us discover our creativity. It's a versatile medium for different styles and subjects. Learn some different techniques, the value of lights and darks, and how to give your painting contrast and depth. About...
Art Bites - Slow Stitch with Margie Davidson Sun Nov 17, 1 pm - 3 pm Learn how handstitching can be a relaxing, creative, mindful art practice and how it connects to the Òslow movementÓ culture. About the Instructor: Margie Davidson is a quilt artist and surface designer. She enjoys...
Art Bites - Acrylic Painting with Deborah Nicol Sun Nov 24, 10 am - 12 pm You will be using acrulyst to explore the magic of our many BC forests by capturing light, shadows, and so many hidden colours. About the Instructor: Deborah Nicol is a versatile artist who works...
Art Bites - Floral Fun! with Linda Greig Sun Dec 1, 10 am - 12 pm We will create vibrant abstract floral 'paintings', beginning with acrylic paint then adding torn paper, yarn, buttons and other 'found' materials. This will be a colourful, fun activity! No experience necessary. About the instructor:...
Art Bites - An Introduction to Artist Trading Cards with Michelle Manke Sun Dec 1, 1 pm - 3 pm During this class students will receive a brief description and history of Artist Trading Cards before being guided through the creation of 5 ATCs using different materials and processes.  We...
Art Bites - Eagle in Charcoal with Twana MacArthur Sun Dec 8, 10 am - 12 pm "I have a love and passion for the majestic eagle .. with their golden eyes and massive wings soaring so high in the sky. "In my class we will draw our eagle in...
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