Who Should Register
First off Artshine and Wine events are for the 19+ crowd who are looking for a social event to bring friends to, or make new ones. During each class you will be learning painting techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are created for beginners and those looking to learn new ways to paint.
How It Works
The Impossible Purity class took place at Kitchener Market and here is a quick step by step of the painting process. It began with a relaxing glass of wine.
Then we got down to creating the background of our paintings. Think of it as painting twitter hashtags all over your canvas. Then marks were blotted and blended to give different depth levels of the colour.
Additional colours were added to give the painting texture.
After the base of the canvas was covered it was time to take a break, grab some items from the cheese tray and check out how the other paintings were evolving.
Next we went back to our easels to add floral stems and buds with simple brushstrokes and highlights.
Then the Artshine instructor let everyone get creative with their flower petals and floral add-ons.
Take a look at the wonderful results at the image below.
Not only did everyone come away with a wonderful painting, they gained valuable knowledge about painting and how to create art pieces for their home.
Where to Get More InformationFor more information about upcoming Artshine and Wine Adult Art Classes and Social Mixers, visit http://www.artshine.ca/artshine--wine.html and register for the art class that is interest to you.
Earth Day Crafts and Camps
With Earth Day right around the corner we thought we would give you some great ideas about recycling, upcycling, re-using and repurposing items for creative art projects. No matter your age, crafting something with items that might end up in the landfill lets you express your creativity and helps your environment.
Earth Day Pinterest ProjectsIf you head to the ARTSHINE Pinterest Page for EARTH DAY to check out some suggested DIY eco-friendly projects. No matter what your age or skill level you will be able to find a craft there that will inspire ideas to reuse items you have around your home already. We have pinned over a dozen recycled art projects that your can recreate to celebrate Earth Day.
More Ways to Celebrate Earth DayLooking for more ways to celebrate Earth Day? We suggest looking on your local government’s event page for Earth Day Activities. You can also find great ideas at
https://ecokids.ca/take-action and https://earthday.ca.
Here at ARTSHINE we want to inspire the next generation of environmentally conscious artists that is why we created ARTSHINE ON A TREE FARM as part of our Summer Camps Programming.
Artshine Summer Camp on a Tree Farm is a summer camp program full of art and outdoor activities for school aged children.
There are dates available in July and August so be sure to register your child (or children) in the themed camp that sparks their interest. Also ARTSHINE ON A TREE FARM summer camps are available in English and French to best suit the language needs for your family.
For more information about ARTSHINE ON A TREE FARM or any of our other Summer Art Camp programs, be sure to visit http://artshine.ca/summer-camps.html. Avoid disappointment and get your registration in before all the spots are filled.
Welcome to our new blog! We plan to update it regularly to bring you topical information about art and also community events that ARTSHINE is involved in.
April is Autism Awareness Month and if you follow the ARTSHINE Facebook Page, you already know that we dedicated the fan page to World Autism Awareness Day, on April 2nd. We believe that art can assist those with Special Needs, and felt that recognizing World Autism Awareness Day was important for our ARTSHINE online community.
Autism and Art
Many people who are Autistic find ways to express themselves with art. One of the most famous Autistic Artists is Stephen Wiltshire. Learn more about how he went from being unable to speak, to becoming a successful artist who draws architecture from memory in by watching the video at then end of this blog post.
As you can see art can open up a whole new world for people with Autism. Art can become a way that they can express their thoughts and feelings, and even learn new skills. As many of you know ARTSHINE believes in ARTS FOR ALL. This is why we created the ADULTS & TEENS with Developmental DisABILITIES art program.
Art Classes for ADULTS & TEENS with Developmental DisABILITIES
Beginning this week ADULTS & TEENS with Developmental DisABILITIES art classes will be held at KW Habilitation and Elmira District Community Living. Each week one of our talented art instructors will head up a small group to show them step by step how to create the project they are working on that week.
For more information about the ADULTS & TEENS with Developmental DisABILITIES art program, visit our ADULTS & TEENS with Developmental DisABILITIES page. If you wish to learn about other art class programs by ARTSHINE, check out artshine.ca