Happenings in November 2011

November is here, arriving with a blanket of heavy rainclouds and a colder bite to the air. It’s time to hibernate a little more, and infuse our lives with some creativity to warm us while the sun is farther away.

Two items are noteworthy in studio happenings. (Note – this is an old post from my previous website. The following exhibit and class are no longer available.)

I have a linocut print call “Ravens’ Nest” in an exhibit with the Island Illustrators Society. The exhibit is called Celebrate Success: 25 Years of the Island Illustrators Society. Location is the Gallery Cafe at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC. The show runs from Oct. 27th to Nov. 27th, 2011 and is accessible during recreation centre hours. The exhibit marks the 25th anniversary of the Island Illustrators Society and is definitely worth a visit.

2011 – 14×18 inches. Two plate linocut print on rice paper, 2 of an edition of 4. There is a family of ravens who nest near our house every year. They’ve had such success with their babies that now there are new nesting sites every spring made by the younger generation.

The other news item is an upcoming printmaking class I am teaching at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. Here is the write up for the program from the WestShore Parks and Recreation guide:

Holiday Printmaking
Learn the basics of relief printmaking – linocut, monoprints, carving your own rubber stamps. Use your newfound skills to create gorgeous limited edition art prints for your friends and family! Also create handmade rubber stamps, seasonal cards, wrapping paper and gift tags. No previous experience required.
INSTRUCTOR: Caroline Stengl
Wednesdays 7:00- 9:00pm Nov 23-Dec 14 $60/4 classes, course code 69022

Come on out and enjoy the fun of printmaking, just in time to create some fun gifts for the holidays and give your winter evenings that spark of artistic fun! The class begins in two weeks but the deadline for registration is minimum of 3 business days before the class start date. Please register before Nov. 17th at the latest! To register call WestShore Recreation at 250-478-8384 or go online to www.westshorerecreation.ca. The class is for adults but a mature teen can register as long as they are prepared to be a cooperative class participant.

That’s all my news for now. Best wishes to everyone!