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Charles van Sandwyk: Illustrator, Writer, Wanderer

You are invited to peek into the whimsical, magical world of Charles van Sandwyk, sitting down by the fire to be inspired by his love of storytelling!

We visited this beloved artist and author to discover how illustration, etching, watercolour, and book-binding by hand play into his work. See his process come alive as Charles transports you to his magical home studio in North Vancouver, where elves, fairies, and woodland creatures are conjured up to impart ancient lessons from the tales of old....Read more

A Brief History of Acrylics

This versatile & beloved medium is a relative newcomer to the art world. Did you know that the oldest acrylic painting is less than 100 years old?

Though they are one of the of the most popular products on our shelves, acrylic paints have had a short history. Relative to other beloved painting media like oil
and watercolour, both of which have been around for centuries, acrylics have
only been in popular use since the mid-20th century....Read more

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Poppet Creative One Year Birthday Party

From 1 - 4 on Saturday, the community craft table will be full of supplies to create your own paper birthday cake.
Also there will be treats and snacks to celebrate.

Spring Classes at the Campbell River Art Gallery - Poured Watercolours and Intro to Drawing with Catherine Martha Holmes

Join me, Catherine Martha Holmes, at the Campbell River Art Gallery this Spring! I will be teaching Beginners Poured Watercolours, Introduction to Drawing and Advanced Poured Watercolours. The Campbell River Art Gallery has a wonderful art studio for workshops, well situated in the heart of Campbell River! Class size is limited so register early. Please visit or contact the Campbell River Art Gallery for more information, I have also posted course descriptions on my Opus community news page.
Cheers and hope to see you there!