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Take it Away: Discover the Magic of Erasers

Used for corrections, to remove sketched marks from a painting, and as a drawing medium in its own right, the seemingly simple eraser takes many forms in the hands of an artist. Since the first erasers became readily available over 170 years ago, this humble instrument has been developed to suit a multitude of media, papers, and techniques. An eraser’s main function is to remove pigment from surfaces, normally graphite from paper. When you draw with a pencil, the fibres in your paper give the graphite particles something to stick to; the key with erasers is they are “stickier” than the paper. As you rub it across the marks on your surface, the heat produced by the friction slightly softens the eraser, allowing the medium to stick to the eraser, lifting it from the page....Read more

Chart Your Creativity!

The sketchpad – redefined! We’re excited to announce the latest in pads and paper from the Chartpak family of brands.

Designed by some of the most passionate papermakers in the industry, these pads offer outstanding papers for every media. The covers tell the story of what’s inside: red for drawing, blue for painting, purple for markers, and orange for technical papers. And look for extra features like the In & Out™ pages and InkBlock™ panels, too!...Read more

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Call for Artists: Incognito

-You can submit up to 3 pieces of art for this exhibit.
-Your artwork must be 10″x 10″, 1.5″ deep, be priced at $100 and must also be ready to hang.
-Don’t forget that for this exhibit, your artwork must be left unsigned, as the name of the artist is left anonymous until after the painting has been bought!
-50/50 split between the Langley Arts Council and the artist, unless the artist decides to donate their portion to the LAC.
-Everyone is welcome to submit their artwork for this exhibit, not just members!
-Opening reception TBA!

Submit your art on our website via our visual art submission form: http://langleyarts.ca/visual-arts-submissions/

For more information, contact us via email (admin@langleyarts.ca) or via telephone (604-534-0781)

Annual General Meeting CanWax West

Noon at Shatford Centre Penticton
760 Main St.
Bring a bagged lunch, new members encouraged and welcome
http://www.canwaxwest.ca/join-cww.html

CWW MISSIONS STATEMENT

Canwax West (CWW) celebrates encaustic art through educational opportunities and support for the encaustic community of artists in Western Canada.

Canwax West is committed to:
·Providing one major educational opportunity per year under the tutelage of an exceptional encaustic artist. CWW members will have
​ an opportunity to pre-register for the course.
·Circulating information about training opportunities in Western Canada.
·Supporting encaustic artists on their journey by providing monthly gatherings (known as the Circle), which encourages ideas, critiques...Read more