You can take the teacher out of the school… although I have retired from full-time teaching in the public school system, I’m back in the classroom giving art classes at Century House in New Westminster. This Spring, I am teaching acrylic painting and zen doodle drawing. These classes are for persons 50 years and up:
- Acrylic Painting: Passion & Excitement
- Dabble in Acrylics
- Zen Doodle Workshop
On April 26, I will be presenting a one-day workshop on oil pastel at Opus in Coquitlam, which will include a demonstration followed by hands-on practice for participants.
This coming Summer I will be teaching a nature sketching class at Century House. This will consist of both in-class instruction and outdoor practice. Details will be listed on the Century House Summer brochure, which will be published in June.
Outside of teaching, I am still working to overcome concussion symptoms by gradually increasing my time at the eisel. I am continuing to practice watercolour, pen and ink, and zen doodle, and am rediscovering acrylic. I look forward to more plein air sessions as the weather warms up.
My watercolour painting Hummingbird With Cactus will be in the upcoming “Aquarelle et pastel” art show at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island April 17-29. I will also be participating in the “Limitless” art show June 3 – August 4 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, along with other local artists.
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I will be participating in the New Westminster Cultural Crawl at the Anvil Centre (777 Columbia St). Select work from members of the New West Artists will be on display from from 10am to 5pm on August 12th and 13th. I will have both watercolour paintings and zen doodle artwork on display. The originals will be available for sale, as well as prints and cards.
I will also have “Deco-Doodle” zen doodle artwork on display at Art Squared, held August 28th to September 4th, at The Gallery at Queen’s Park.
For more information about these events, please visit the website.
After an extensive absence from the art world to recover from a severe concussion, I am slowly returning to my artwork. I stayed in touch with the art community by participating in a handful of local shows in New Westminster since last summer. On days when I am feeling better, I have been practicing my Zen doodles and am looking forward to being published in the magazine Zen Doodle Workshop this Spring.
Hopefully, I will be well enough by the Fall to start teaching classes again!