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Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air

What makes your heart skip a beat and say, "I have to paint this!"? Every painter is searching for the magic — that special something that compels you to bring a subject to life with a brush and canvas.

Sheree Jones shares some of the techniques she employs to capture that magic while painting in oils en plein air in the Opus video, Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air. Learn how starting with a value sketch compensates for changing light, how not painting all details can invite the viewer to explore a part of the painting, and more!...Read more

How to Varnish an Acrylic Painting

Keep your artwork looking as good as the day it was completed by learning how to apply a varnish layer!...Read more

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Garibaldi Art Club Juried Art Show and Sale

You are invited to Garibaldi Art Club's longest running Juried Art Show at Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club, 6651 Rannie Rd in Pitt Meadows. Opening reception Thursday May 4th 7-9 PM and show runs from May 4th-July 24th. High quality art in all mediums and styles. Enjoy refreshments at the opening or come out during the show for lunch or dinner at the golf club and take your time enjoying the artwork. All works will be for sale and would look great in any home or office. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and garibaldiartclub.com

THE SHOW at Emily Carr

THE SHOW at Emily Carr
New Adventures in Design, Media + Visual Arts

Join us for the final exhibition at our Granville Island campus! Featuring more than 300 works from this year's Design, Media and Visual Arts graduates, The Show at Emily Carr University highlights student creativity and innovation.

Exhibition Hours
May 6 – 21 2017

10am – 8pm Weekdays
10am – 6pm Weekends

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Granville Island
1399 Johnston St, Vancouver