From a few hours to a few days, taking a short course or artist’s workshop can alter your life. BC has called out to and nurtured the hearts of countless artists. Inspired by the land and sea, or perhaps some indefinable quality, every corner of the province holds artists’ studios. Usually working in quiet solitude, artists also share their spaces, and sometimes their secrets. Many people have come away from an afternoon workshop emboldened and inspired, and embark on new artistic pursuits or even new ways of life.
Join a yoga class, check out the many programs of recreation centres in each community, participate in a dance class or learn about the benefits of meditation and positive thinking. Taking workshops, short courses or tutoring is one of the best things you can do for your mind, your health and your community.
Artist, Vickie Turner, explores abstract expression through painting fine art in acrylics and mixed media. An award-winning artist, she lives and paints on Vancouver Island, and also teaches workshops on the science of acrylics.
International award winning artist, Patricia Banks is inspired by the magnificence and splendour of the natural environment. Patricia shares her special connection to the land and the sea with others through her detailed acrylic paintings.
Patt is an award winning canadian artist and workshop facilitator. She works from her Parksville studio on Vancouver Island. Her mediums are acrylic and encaustic, adding collage elements and image transfer.