Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club

Painting

The painters of Kamloops Arts and Craft Club meet in the lower lounge of the Heritage House located in the city's beautiful Riverside Park. Here they share ideas, techniques, information, the love, and sometimes the frustrations, of painting. The painting group is a mixture of very new to very seasoned artists and all are very willing to share their knowledge and expertise, guiding and helping each other as needed.

The painters of Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club invite all members to join them at any of their three meeting times. The Tuesday morning group meets from 9am to 1pm, while the Wednesday afternoon painters meet from noon to 4pm. There is also a group which meets from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursdays. All groups explore art in many forms that spark their interest such as sketching, drawing, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, and pen and ink. As well, they delve into interesting aspects of art such as lino cutting and mono printing.

Often mini workshops are offered, sometimes open to the public. The groups especially enjoy when a member attends an outside workshop and brings back new experiences and knowledge to share with the rest of the group.

On either day, members work on their current projects and discuss ways to improve their art and learn from each other. Some days, the group session is just a place to go, see what others are up to, sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and talk about art.

There is also the opportunity to take part in other activities that happen Tuesday mornings as the painters share the room with the fibre artists and general membership.

The painters also take part in the club's two annual Tea and Artisan Sale events where they can display and sell their artworks.

Membership

Anyone 16 years and older interested in any aspect of the arts and crafts is invited to join Kamloops Arts and Crafts Club. Membership is $60/year August 1st to July 31 (pro-rated for those starting in other months). Seniors 65 and older pay a $40 membership. There are three main avenues with the KACC; Fibre Arts, Painting and Pottery. Benefits of club membership are reduced course and workshop fees, use of the club equipment for a number of crafts, extensive libraries of books, magazines, videos and newsletters covering a variety of interests, a monthly newsletter providing members with information on club activities and happenings, and the opportunity to sell their art at the club's two annual artisan sales. Classes are open to residents of Kamloops and the surrounding area.

For more information contact Linda Scarfo: unicorn.lfs@shaw.ca