Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Registration Procedures and Current Class Schedule 

 Classes fill quickly .Classes and workshops are kept small to  allow everyone as much one-on-one time with the instructor as possible and to work at a comfortable pace.

I offer weekly classes ( days and some evenings). These classes  are  8 weeks in length and include most materials. I also offer one and two-day workshops. See the "Course" tab for details. Contact me by  phone or email to register.

 If you do not receive a reply within 48 hours, perhaps the technology gremlins have prevented me from receiving your information ( it has happened) -  so please try again.


One make-up class is available at the end of each session if  the class has been cancelled due to bad weather/dangerous road conditions , a power outage or if the instructor has had to reschedule a regular class. Students are welcome to repeat  ONE  of their classes ONLY if they have missed it due to illness and must  attended  another regularly scheduled class ; but it could be in the  day or evening.

What is offered at Island Girl Art Studio:

* Weekly classes ( see details under the Courses Tab)

* Private Instruction ( $ 50/hr)

* Portfolio Consultations ( $ 75 / hr)

* Private Paint Night Parties  - Please book with 10 days notice to allow for materials and availability. PAINT NIGHT PARTIES:  Participants must sign a waiver if consuming alcohol and have one designated driver available. Choose from acrylics, water color or mixed media Paint Night Projects. Call for details and fees.

* One Day and Two Day  Art  Workshops ( Weekends)

* Art Retreats ( various locations in BC and in Italy)


♥: 2017  Summer Schedule

One & Two Day Art Workshops:
PLEASE check for frequent updates and changes to class dates.

Sunday, June 18:  Encaustic & Mixed Media for Beginners
10:00 - 2:00 pm  ( all materials provided) $ 175
* You bring special papers, photocopies of family photos, etc

Saturday, June 17 : Emily Carr: Painting the West Coast Landscape ( Acrylics) 10 - 3:30 pm ( bring a 22 X 28" canvas)
All other materials provided $ 225

Friday, July 14 & Sat. July 15: Beginner's Water Color
Friday 6:30- 8:30 pm & Saturday 10 - 2:00 pm . All materials
provided. $ 230

Saturday, July 29: Georgia O'Keeffe: Florals
10- 3:30 ( Bring a 22 X 28" canvas) All other materials provided.
 August 5 : CREATE - Meet-up.
Noon to 2:00 $ 10 Drop-in Fee. Come finish those projects ,get help
or be inspired by others. Bring all your materials.

Saturday, August 12: Acrylics For Beginners
10- 3:30 pm. All materials provided. $225

Weekly Classes & Events:

 Spots available - join anytime.


Tuesday :     Noon - 1:30 - Acrylics ( 8 weeks/ $ 240/  materials included)

Wednesday: 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Acrylics  ( 8 weeks/ $240/ materials included)

Thursday: 11:30 - 1:30 - Water colors ( 8 weeks/ $ 200/ materials included)

** Thursday : 6:30 - 8:00 pm :  Sketch Night  - Island Sketchers
     ( June 15 - August 17)

We meet in different outdoor locations each week and draw landscape, urban spaces,
architecture ,people and more. Beginners are welcome. Instruction is provided.
 In case of rain - a secondary location will also be available.
Bring your own materials . Come on the dates that work for you .
$10 Drop-In fee.
Questions?  Email Penny at IslandGirlArtStudio@shaw.ca

Dates, themes and locations:

Week # 1 - June 15 - Sea and sky:  Departure Bay Beach
Week #2 - June 22  - A Peaceful Place:  China Garden ( St.George Street & Stewart Ave)
Week #3 - June 29 -  Old Architecture: St. Andrews Church in the Old City Quarter
Week # 4 - July 6 -    Harbor boats with water view: Park along Newcastle & Bryden street
Week # 5 - July 13 -  Beach Front Property: Piper's Lagoon
Week # 6 - July 20 -  Ancient History: Old grave stones at Comox and Wallace
Week # 7 - July 27-   Walk This Way : People along the Waterfront - Javawocky Coffee House
Week # 8 - August 3 - This and That: Meet at the Giant Picture Frame at Maffaeo Sutton Park
Week # 9 - August 10 - Architecture: The Nanaimo Court House ( front)
Week # 10 - August 17 - Viewer's Choice: The Dingy Dock Pub or Beef-eaters Pub Patio

Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 pm- Water Colors ( 8 weeks/ $ 200/ materials included)


Florence Through An Artist's Eyes

Art Tour With Penny Maday Ciochetti

FALL  2018 - ( 12 - 14 Days)  - Dates TBA

 Island Girl Art Studio's Art, Culture and Culinary Tours on Face Book 

Discover Tuscany in the Fall, away from the screaming crowds of summer, no line-ups at museums, galleries, restaurants, shops or crowded streets! Catch the magic of  Florence in the Fall and  the rich history and immeasurable beauty of this magical place.
 Come explore the artistic, cultural, scientific and literary contributions of Leonardo da Vinci,  Michelangelo, Dante, Botticelli, Giotto and Galileo as we visit Florence - the heart of  the Italian Renaissance. Art, architecture, historic sites and museums are around every corner. 
Lets visit  Market Centrale and gather  gourmet ingredients and take an Italian cooking class with a chef,  spend time  drawing or painting with Penny Maday Ciochetti -  an artist and teacher with over 30 years experience, who's ancestors come from Italy. While  we're out and about we`ll take photos of all that inspires us ! We'll take an Italian fresco class and learn the methods used in the Renaissance by all the great masters - and you'll get to take yours home!
In between group adventures, you'll have time to shop, relax and live Italian style - La Dolce Vita!
 Come learn the story of the Renaissance and  these great men and women who time did not forget and who's contributions, passions and achievement still reverberate  their magic today!
Discover Florence and fall in love! 
Your Tour Includes:
 Art instruction in Drawing, photography or water color, an Italian cooking class, Guided site seeing and entrance fees to  museums, galleries and historic sites. Air fare  is the traveler's responsibility and accommodations can be arranged or recommended a the Info Sessions prior to the Tour.
All registrants MUST provide proof of  Travel Insurance.
 Call or email Penny for more information or to reserve your spot. 
A Daily itinerary and pricing is available !

** Bookings may vary according to your options/customized choices.

Below are some photos of art work and students in various classes.

Brenda's poppies - Acrylic class

Art Party Mixed Media Project

Art Party participants

Art Party - all the finished pieces

Acrylics day time class - we all did Lillies

Jenny ( a visitor from China) - water color

Julie ( from England) but she lives here now!

Trina's super sketch

Shelby's large, gorgeous landscape/ acrylics

Water color

Mixed media - acrylic with paper elements


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