Salish Sea Life
Art & Conservation Workshop

Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18

This year’s Workshop is all about SALISH SEA LIFE. In the mornings participants learn to draw and paint the rich and varied life of the Salish Sea (both in and out of the water) with artist/teacher, Bruce Edwards. In the afternoon the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association takes over and guides the participants in an exploration of the multitude of life forms that create this special part of the Pacific Northwest.

The three day workshop ends in a reception and the finished work is on display at the Arts Centre for another four days.

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beBruce Edwards

Born and raised in Canada, Bruce Edwards has spent much of his time after completing art school travelling worldwide. Along the way Bruce has worked on murals and art instruction in a variety of places including: Togo, West Africa, Oglala Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Homer, Alaska, Tucson, Arizona to name but a few!

Bruce will be teaching both drawing and painting focusing on the creatures of our local forest. At the end of the classes a temporary mural will be constructed and on display at the Arts Centre. At the end of the week each child will have a 12 x 14 canvas of their artistic creation to take home.

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winner

The winning Artist of the 2016 T-shirt contest was Brendan Somogyi. Congratulations! His Owl drawing was printed on the shirts for all the Arts and Conservation students this year.

The combined work of 16 students in 2016!

Photo by Paul Clancy