Creative Young Minds at Lake Country Art House: Uncharted Exploration
This summer camp will offer youth the opportunity to explore their creativity and let free their imagination. Art is a different place for every individual. Through different techniques, mediums, materials, and textures, we will discover the creative process and search for what art means for each of us. We will do painting and drawings, storytelling, sculpture, and printing. We will use fibres, sand, stones, metal, wood, and play to imagine, create and build. The age range for these camps is 7-12.
Camps run from Monday to Friday, 9 to 12.
NOTE: August 16th to 20th Camp is running, the 9th to the 13th is cancelled.
Uncharted Retreat with Barb P. Marchand and Ankaret Dean
We are excited to offer our first ever Artist Retreat at Lake Country ARTHouse. In this retreat we are privileged to learn with elders and artists Barb P. Marchand and Ankaret Dean. We begin on Friday at 3pm with an exclusive tour of the Uncharted Territory Exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery on it’s opening day. Having been inspired by the exhibition we shall drink tea and share ideas on how we will collectively respond, in what materials and which techniques we will use, and how we will celebrate this work publicly.
On Saturday and Sunday 9-12
Ankaret and Barb are experts at expressing their voices through art, as we shall ours in this retreat - collectively. We will surprise ourselves on this uncharted journey. We are hopeful that we will be able to share this work publicly at the ArtHouse the following week.
Friday July 9
Visit the Unchartered Territory exhibit (after public hours), meet each other, drink tea.
Saturday July 10
9 - 12 am
Playing with medium of our choice
Sunday July 10
9 - 12 am
Playing with medium of our choice
Please bring your sketchbook, some drawing utensils, wear comfy clothes, water bottle and snacks each day.
Relevant COVID protocols and PHO will be followed for this retreat, those registered will be informed of any updates as they become available. All attendees must complete a Covid-19 safety check the day of this event before they attend. Click here for details: Covid Self-Assessment.
Cost $150 this exclusive art retreat is limited to 8 participants
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, 6 pm – 8pm
Join Lake Country Art Gallery for the closing reception + artist talk with UBCO MFA Graduates, Brittany Reitzel and Sam Neal for their current exhibition Grounding, In Touch / Inland Watters II
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, 6 pm – 8pm
This will be an outdoor event taking place at the Lake Country Art House. Access to Lake Country Art Gallery will be available as well.
Due to COVID public protocols, we will have a maximum number of 50 outdoor visitors and 10 indoor visitors. More information regarding our COVID protocols can be found here: https://www.lakecountryartgallery.ca/announcement.html
Brittany Reitzel is currently an MFA candidate at UBCO whose primary interests are grounding practices, forest bathing and site-specific expanded painting practices. She graduated from Brock University in 2016 with a BFA (Honours).
Grounding, in Touch (2021) is a body of work that documents my process of grounding myself through creating site-specific artwork on the unceded traditional lands of the Syilx nation. As a settler I work directly on and with the land to open my body to ‘touch’ and be ‘touched’ by the land and provide a direct translation of the sensations I feel. I create works bare-foot and trade my paint brushes for my hands and other body parts, relating to the mindfulness theory of ‘grounding’, whereby is a process which our bodies “electrically reconnect to the earth when our skin is in direct contact with it”.
Sam Neal is currently studying for his MFA in Visual Arts at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. His most recent work utilizes cyanotype, a photographic process, to create a collaboration between the artist and the environment.
Inland Waters II features detailed prints that incorporate digital and screen printmaking, alongside the original cyanotypes. The prints depict the reaction between chemicals, water and light on the paper’s surface during the initial contact with water and after it oxidizes in the following days.
Below are events running in conjunction with the Voice & Land Community Exhibition
Forest Bathing - A Guide
May 16th 10am - Youtube Premiere - FREE
In conjunction and in response to the Lake Country Art Gallery current Community Exhibition, the Lake Country Art House will be premiering their video on the practice of Forest Bathing. This is a great way to start your Sunday and be inspired to be in forests and green space near you.
Community Engagement Coordinators, Alison & Pippa will guide you through the origins of Forest Bathing in Japan, the benefits of the practice and how it can inspire your creativity.
#RemememberEarth Photography Workshop
Show Your Art - Part 1: How to find the right exhibition opportunities for your work
Presented by Katie Brennan of tools4artists.com and Katie Brennan Art Consulting
Offered in partnership with the Lake Country Art Gallery- Proceeds go to support the Lake Country Art Gallery
Showing your art can be daunting. With this workshop, you’ll learn the rules of the road to find the exhibition opportunities that are absolutely right for you -- because some won’t be!
Learn about all the different kinds of art galleries out there, some common misunderstandings about how art galleries work, and the fork in the road that many artists face over the course of their careers that you too may be staring at.
Saturday, May 8th: 11am - 12:30pm
Registration $45 via SHOWPASS
This is the course I wish that every artist, client and student I’ve ever worked with could have taken.
No one else is teaching this stuff this way.
I mean, it’s taken me 15 years to figure it out and I have a Master’s degree in visual arts and worked in and showed my own work with most of the kinds of galleries I want to teach people about.
Really, this is the BIGGEST misconception that artists have about galleries: that they are ALL THE SAME, when really they each work very differently.
And that you can save yourself a whole lot of time and money and heartache if you know about that.
Because, sadly, there are some kinds of art that will never show at certain kinds of galleries. But no one tells artists which is which… which can be very frustrating and disheartening!
So, let me save you all the trouble and take this course, and I’ll teach you which kind of gallery your work is absolutely perfect for.
MORE ABOUT KATIE:
Katie Brennan is an art consultant, artist, educator and creative entrepreneur who sees things a little differently. With a BFA and a MFA under her belt, Katie has years of experience of looking at the art world, art education and how to be an artist from all sides.
She offers enthusiastic and hopeful advice and tools for artists and organizations who are tired of trying to do things the right way, and are looking for a better way to work, and become the artists or the organizations they have always been meant to be.
Take this course with Katie LIVE!
Course Presented as a Zoom Class where students will be able to ask Katie questions directly.
Exhibiting Art is EXTRA HARD right now!
These LIVE Workshop Sessions came about due to my desire to support and give back my beloved galleries and arts organizations -- the majority of the proceeds from each of these live sessions go to the host gallery or organization.
These superheroes are doing great things for artists in their area -- please check them out and consider supporting them in your own way!
For more info about additional LIVE Session dates via Comox Valley Arts and Salmon Arm Arts Centre, as well as an on-demand online version of this workshop visit: tools4artists.com
Show Your Art - Part 2 ... TBA
Lake Country Art Gallery is a non-profit organisation, run by an amazing team of Directors and a growing team of skilled and dedicated staff and volunteers
we invite YOU to join us at this year's AGM, online via ZOOM
Saturday April 10 at 2pm
We promise to make it an enjoyable experience. - there's no need to call Jackie Weaver
As a Member in good standing, you can vote for the team of Directors who will take us forward into 2022. You can let us know if you are interested in joining us as a committee member or volunteer, and there will be an opportunity at the end to ask questions or share your thoughts.
Meanwhile we will have some short summary reports about operations, finances, exhibition plans and program development.
And then ... some EXCITING NEWS!
Get first hand information about our summer recruitment plans (pending funding)
and our long awaited functional facility upgrades
SEND us an EMAIL to confirm that you want to join the meeting, and I will send you a LINK by return
The Existential Café is an artist talk discussion of sorts that takes place with curated exhibitions. Although the initial conversation takes the direction of the artists in the current exhibition, attendees are encouraged to add their voice to the discussion. The Café is an opportunity to join in the conversation and philosophical musings over coffee with the artists, curator, and other community members at this online event.
Join Curator Wanda Lock, Artists Mat Glenn & Lucas Glenn and Alison Beaumont Community Engagement Coordinator for an interactive and engaging virtual cafe. Settle in from the comfort of your own home, bring your favourite beverage listen, discuss and connect with artists and community for a talk around the current exhibition.
Lucas Glenn and Mat Glenn are BFA graduates from UBC Okanagan and Kelowna-based interdisciplinary artists. Their sculptural, digital, and site-specific works use regional identity, science-fiction, and fantasy to address global crises.
We look forward to seeing you online, this event is FREE but registration is required. A zoom link will be emailed out 2 days prior to the event.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Spring Break Morning Studio (SMS) is ONLINE this spring , join us for two sessions. Register Here
March 15th - Gallery Tour
Virtual tour of Equipment-Space – Mat Glenn & Lucas Glenn, join Pippa, Alison & their young artist helpers Ankaret and Eddie for an interactive tour of the latest exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery.
This 45 minute session will explore and question the conceptual art on display, in an approachable way for families (ages 7 and up). What message is the work expressing? What is your message?
Collecting objects from our own spaces and places, we will encourage participants to explore the potential themes and ideas for creation of their own responses to the exhibition. A follow-up session the next week will delve further into conceptual art and how families can create their own work for the next exhibition at the gallery.
March 22nd - Call for art
Each year the Lake Country Art Gallery hosts a community exhibition and invites you to submit your individual or collaborative work. The theme for 2021 in Voice & Land (Click here for more info).
In this 45 minute session young artists and their bubbles, can take time to further delve in to the themes discovered in our virtual tour of Equipment-Space (previous week). Looking at artists Joseph Beuys, Brian Jungen, Yoko Ono and Marcel Duchamp. Pippa & Alison will invite participants to contemplate the theme of Voice & Land and how they might create and submit work to the next exhibition.
The SMS sessions will be facilitated by Pippa Dean-Veerman and Alison Beaumont, they are the Community Engagement Coordinators at Lake Country Art Gallery. We aspire to enable student artists to grow voice through art, individually and collaboratively. Taking time for reflection (in-breath) and adopting a design thinking approach. We believe that studio thinking and artistic process are present in everyone.
The Lake Country Art House is currently closed to the public, all programming will be offered virtually.
Register here for SMS
THREE sessions: February 11th, 18th & 25th 7 to 9pm
You have a d-SLR but haven’t been able to move past Auto? Now is the time to to find our more and build your knowledge and practical skills in photography.
Alison Beaumont is a knowledgeable and experienced photography instructor (having taught over 250 individuals), let her guide you through the basics of unlocking your camera’s potential. This live video class will be 3 x 2 hour sessions. In a small group (no more than 5) you will be guided through theory and have practical demonstrations and activities on how to navigate your camera’s manual settings, from Aperture to ISO, Jpeg to RAW, looking at each step by step to build your confidence.
You will have handouts, slides and exercises to help you get the most out of the class. Each session also will be recorded so you can review each session multiple times. The interactive format allows for time for you to ask questions in real-time.
What you will need:
Your own d-SLR camera, a good internet connection, web enabled device with video/sound (phone, tablet or computer). Have your batteries charges, lenses, tripod ready with questions you may have. You may need some props for interactive activities, the instructor will send details in advance of the first class.
Workshop will run subject to minimum number of participants.
Cost $80 plus taxes and fees - www.showpass.com/get-to-know-your-d-slr/
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