They have a new home.
The Artists’ Co-op has moved north on Hart Highway to a building (formerly Old Hart Highway School). They have new neighbours – a gift boutique, vintage and collectibles store, and a brand new market place.
The co-operative group formed years ago in Prince George and it supports all aspects of artistic endeavour including offering art classes in a wide variety of mediums. As well, works produced by members and guest artists get the royal treatment with “one-man shows” and group art exhibits open to the public.
They also offer lots of opportunities for both aspiring and well-established local artists to show off their works.
The group meets to chat about news and techniques in art and they have an extensive library of reference books including nature books, portraiture and landscapes. Classes which began in October included oil painting with Benita Karlson, children’s classes, regular acrylics with Lynn Box, pet drawing and water colour pencil with Sharon Paul, and watercolour for beginners and intermediates with Sharon Antenenko.
Sessions run for eight weeks with a registration fee required. In September, classes at the co-op included coloured charcoal and pen and ink with Marna Tuffnell, mixed media with Kat Valcourt, oils with Cathy Rochon, and watercolour florals with June McKay and Shirley McDermot.