Artists in Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard
Come meet our artists in residence and learn from them many different art techniques
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Artists are taking the fort! The red brick house (Warrant Officer's Quarters) on the main path becomes a gallery for art inspired by the cultural and natural surroundings of Fort Rodd Hill.
From July 2nd to September 7th, members of the Coast Collective take turns performing and displaying their art and sharing their passion. Colourful paintings, creative beach art, stunning sketches, unique pottery... Let them draw you in with the creative process!
Artists on site from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
July 1-5: Vicki Lewis-Anderson - Driftwood sculptures
July 8-12: Christina Morrison – Charcoal, pencil sketches and acrylics. Tracey Leal - Monoprint, handmade books and scrap-booking.
July 15-19: Laurie Mackie – Printmaking, painting and drawing. Jill M. Singleton - Monoprints and painting with oil and wax media.
July 22-26: Anne Miller - Watercolors.
July 29-Aug 2: To be announced.
Aug 5-9: To be announced.
Aug 12-16: To be announced.
Aug 19-23: Charlotte Bell – Monoprint, acrylic, watercolour and ink.
Aug 26-30: Charlotte Bell – Monoprint, acrylic, watercolour and ink.
Sept 2-7: To be announced.
Meet at 1:00 pm at the Warrant Officer’s Quarters - Thursdays and Fridays
Come and make art inspired by your historic and natural surroundings--join one of the artists in residence. Let your creativity soar with a sketching trip to the lighthouse, a 'plein aire' painting lesson, or temporary artwork on the beach at low tide! All materials supplied.
Laurie Mackie is a visual artist. Her art practice includes printmaking, painting and drawing. She is an experienced instructor, and has presented mono printmaking workshops at schools and community centres in Greater Victoria. Make a greeting card and bookmarks in her botanical mono printmaking workshops at Fort Rodd Hill. www.lauriemackie.com
As a retired landscape architect Jill M. Singleton has worked with the preservation of historic landscapes and shorelines in parklands in BC and California, elements of landscape and its history usually end up in her making of monoprints and painting with oil and wax media.
Charlotte Bell works in a loose representational style to explore nature, society and social issues. She often likes to combine working outdoors “plein air” with inside studio work. Charlotte works in acrylic, watercolour, ink and monoprint, and she enjoys teaching and coaching others to enjoy art too.
Anne Miller has been painting with watercolors since 2003. The interplay between lights and shadows, and just exploring with wonderful colours inspires Anne to continue creating.
A regular contributor to juried shows, she has also shown at Moss St. Paint In. Come and enjoy her easy watercolor class.
Tracy Leal creates unique & beautiful handmade books. Each book is one-of-a-kind from specially designed end pages to mono-printed covers. She also makes paste paper and uses other decorative techniques that can be used in a variety of art projects from scrap-booking to collage. Come and try her monoprint class.
Artist Vicki Lewis-Anderson owner of Ruby Creek Creations, creates unique West coast driftwood sculptures; incorporating natural elements collected from marine and coastal locations. She will be doing wood vase/pencil holders and driftwood planters for the workshops. Her work can be seen at Coast Collective and on Facebook.
Christina Morrison has been an artist ever since she could hold a pencil. She is following in her grandparent's footsteps, and is constantly sketching, painting or decorating. Primarily a self-taught artist she has honed her skills through the things that inspire her. Christina's passions are ships, the sea and lighthouses, and she is fortunate enough to work and live in a place that provides continual inspiration. She also loves new challenges, looking for depth and light in all her endeavors. Her choices of mediums are mainly charcoal and acrylics. Her pencil sketches emphasize the attention to fine detail, control and patience, while the acrylics display her vibrant, imaginative and colorful side. She loves the stories that her art inspire in others that view them.