There are lots of programs at the Campbell River Art Gallery this summer, for those who want to explore their artistic impulses.
For children ages 7-12 there are two week long, full day camps from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with enthusiastic young artist Jessica Blue. These programs are sponsored by Grieg Seafood. Acrylic Adventures
, July 23-27
, offers a gamut of painting techniques using outdoor venues for inspiration. Art Extravaganza
, from August 13-17
, offers a chance to try many different mediums, from painting and collage to drawing and sculpture. Each camp costs $165 for Gallery members, $175 for non-members which includes all materials provided for all 5 sessions. Jessica, a local artist, has just completed her third year in visual arts at UVic and has years of experience working with children. There is also a bursary program available for low-income families, sponsored by the Friends Group of the Gallery.
Jessica is also managing the Gallery's popular Super Saturdays
program this summer, a drop in family art making activity from 1-3 p.m. every other Saturday. Upcoming dates are: July 7
(Recycled Robots), July 21
(Charcoal Trees), August 4
(Underwater Watercolours), August 18
(Mini Art Journals), and Sept 1
(Clay Sculptures Inspired by the Beach). The program is available by donation, thanks to the sponsorship of Marna Disbrow.
There are programs for adults too, including a Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Jill Paris Rody and Perrin Sparks on Saturday July 21
, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The workshop will inspire participants to try working outdoors on site, located in an outstanding garden in the Campbell River area, and costs $48 for Gallery members, $58 for non-members, plus HST. Creative Street Photography
workshop with Claudia Lorenz offers a very creative approach on August 11
(3 - 8 p.m.) and August 12
(10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lorenz will teach people to work with new technology using spontaneity as their guide. Any camera is good for this workshop, even your smartphone! The cost is $153 for Gallery members, $163 for non-members, plus HST.
The Gallery also invites you to the River City Arts Fest
on July 28
, when Shopper's Row and Spirit Square Park are transformed into a showcase and sale of local art and handcrafts. There will be nearly 100 booths and exhibitors, as well as live music!
for more info on the Gallery's programs or check out our website at www.crartgallery.ca