Workshops offered at Courtyard Gallery

Enderby’s Courtyard Gallery is about to offer one-day beginner workshops with experienced Shuswap and Okanagan artists.

A clay tea light house by Rebecca Shepherd.

A clay tea light house by Rebecca Shepherd.

Enderby’s Courtyard Gallery is about to offer one-day beginner workshops with experienced Shuswap and Okanagan artists.

“If you have ever wanted to try your hand at the arts, come and play with us and create your own masterpiece,” said Tatianna O’Donnell, one of the participating artists.

All workshops will take place at the gallery run by the non-profit Enderby Artists Initiative.

“These make great gift ideas and are perfect for the beginner artist,” said O’Donnell, adding cost for each workshop is $50, with some supplies provided.

On Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is Indigo Dyes, taught by Gwen Martinuk.

This workshop will explore simple tie-dye or shibori techniques on cotton to create a range of patterning, shading and visual texture.

Materials will be provided but participants may also bring along a white cotton T-shirt to dye. Bring a lunch.

On Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Terry Greenhough will demonstrate how to create a pen and ink drawing and apply watercolour to it in light washes, with all supplies provided to participants.

Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., clay artist Rebecca Shepherd will guide registrants through the process of making a whimsical cottage that is a tea light holder.

Supplies will be provided.

And on Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., O’Donnell gives a workshop on acrylic painting, and will guide participants in finding the joy in expressing with paint on canvas.

“This is suitable for the beginner painter,” she said, adding a supply list will be made available upon registration, and participants should bring a lunch.

Registration forms for all workshops are available at Courtyard Gallery, 104-907 Belvedere St. Enderby. Email clemmarg@shaw.ca for more info.