Workshops upcoming at Cranbrook Arts
Cranbrook Arts is the place to be this month.
During Spring Break we have been busy with kids banging on copper, making unicorn dream catchers and coloring wild with watercolour.
April 14 – Rebecca Bornhauser is Taking the Intimidation out of Watercolour from 9-4 $150 for members $160 for non members;
April 20 – Giovanna Paz is teaching a Wire Jewellery Workshop from 12-3 at Cranbrook Arts $45 for members and $55 for non members;
April 28 – Sonya Proctor will be doing a class on Textile Journals from 10-3pm and is $95 for members and $105 for non members.
Ann Holtby Jones is our exhibitor in the gallery from April 2 to May 4. She says she began painting while still living in Saskatchewan, doing Native American chiefs on wood slabs. Most of her work was purchased by the Hudson’s Bay store in Saskatoon.
After taking a break from art she says she got back into it after moving to Cranbrook in 1980. Ann has been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has taken several painting workshops over the years. The medium she primarily uses is acrylic and she paints only where she has visited, and only subjects she knows and understands.
Her exhibit is inspired by and features work from a week-long trip into the Muskwa Kechika Wilderness in the heart of BC Rockies. To get to this wilderness, she travelled by float plane, horseback, and on foot with a small group of artists. In her opinion this is BC’s best kept secret found north and west of Fort Nelson. The Muskwa Kechika Wilderness is now under management. It is one of the few places left in the world where the ecosystem still functions as it always has and should be.