IN THE GALLERY until NOVEMBER 1st ... COLLECTIVE VISION is part of the Coast Collective's month-long anniversary celebration. Since autumn 2008, the Coast Collective has hosted gallery exhibits, community events, an extensive gift shop, and offered arts outreach and hundreds of popular art and craft workshops for makers of all ages. Thousands of artists have shared and honed their creative skills through the efforts of the Coast Collective. This gallery exhibition celebrates the Coast Collective's journey to date, and will be complemented by a series of artist demos and talks to provide insights into the creative forces that drive makers to do what they do. Meet some of this show's makers at the reception Saturday, October 10th from 2 to 4pm.
Join visiting European artist Allan Kirk and learn how to make sense of urban cityscapes using a pen and wash technique. Learn how to simplify your urban sketches, what to sketch, where to start, what to leave out and when to stop. Animate your sketches with the noise and bustle of groups of people. OCTOBER 20 & 21 "I teach all over the world and always carry my pen, Pentel Aquabrush and sketchbook with me. Such easy flexible tools enable me to work wherever I am. This freedom and flexibility allows me to build a sketch book that is not only a rich source of material for later studio work, but in itself is a source of finished sketches and a journal of memories. Every student will create two sketches each day. In a "show and tell" manner, I demonstrate my passion for pen and wash. In this workshop I will take students through the overwhelming urban cityscape with pen and wash. Working in the studio, students will sketch downtown Victoria and the south of France." - Allan Kirk
Showcasing the very best of Vancouver Island art, craft, funky fashion, home decor, toys and more! December 2 to 23 at WESTRIDGE LANDING (318 Wale Road in Colwood) The Coast Collective Art Centre is pleased to invite regional artists, craftspeople and makers of all kinds to take part in our 8th annual "Gifts & Wishes" show. This four-week, juried Christmas Fine Art and Craft Show is the one of the longest running shows of its kind in Victoria and will be taking place at a great new location, in the heart of the West Shore in Colwood's new Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Wale Road! If you are a painter, a potter, a sculptor, a carver, or maker of exquisite jewelry, glasswork, wearable art/fashion, or hand-crafted toys, we'd love to hear from you. Any 2- or 3-dimensional work in any medium, is eligible for this special show. Each artist, craftsperson or maker may submit up to 8 samples representative of their work via digital images.