Gibsons School of the Arts

Summer ART WORKSHOPS  for painters

~Taught by professional artists who are experienced teachers

Suzy Naylor—I’ve Always Wanted to Paint, BUT…

Ian de Hoog—The Process of Watercolours

Greta Guzek—Enjoying the Process

Anita McComas—Abstracted Impressionism:             Landscapes and Animals

Marleen Vermeulen—Feeling Texture and Space

Susan Woolgar—Mix it Up!

Maria Josenhans—Demystifying the Landscape

Tiko Kerr—In Abstract Terms: Collage, Acrylic, Oils

Improve your artistic abilities by enrolling in one of eight summer workshops for painters at the Gibsons School of the Arts on the scenic Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada.

Eight summer workshops are planned for 2023. Each is 4 days in length and all run from Monday to Thursday (except one 5-day workshop which is Monday-Friday). The High Beam Dreams venue will again be used in 2023 and COVID precautions (as appropriate) will be in place for all classes.

Instructors are drawn from the international art community. They are successful,  professional artists. Many are well-known, with established reputations; all have demonstrated a high level of artistic talent and the ability to teach techniques and principles of painting. 

Classes are small (14 maximum) and held in a comfortable setting with lots of individual attention. Artists of all skill levels  will find classes which will educate, challenge and inspire them. Typically, about 50% of our students are local (from the Sunshine Coast), with the balance coming from other parts of BC, Canada and the US, and as far away as Singapore.

Gibsons, a small community on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, is located 45 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. via a scenic ferry ride. The Sunshine Coast is made up of peaceful rural areas and small communities rich in visual artists, galleries, musicians, and summer festival events. The Coast also provides excellent hiking and an abundance of outdoor activities. Partners who wish to accompany students to enjoy a holiday locally will find many activities to entertain them.

 The Gibsons School of the Arts is a not-for-profit organization made up of dedicated volunteers who present a series of high quality art workshops each summer. This is the 25th year of workshops, which have been presented since 1998.

—25th Anniversary Celebrations—

Summer 2023 will see the Gibsons School of the Arts celebrating 25 years of excellence in hosting quality Art Workshops on the scenic BC Sunshine Coast.

We invite you to join us for a creative summer of workshops in various media, taught by some of our students’ most highly regarded instructors.

There will be giveaways galore, special prizes along the way and a spirit of celebration that after 25 years, these high quality workshops continue to inspire students from both on and off the Sunshine Coast.

For those who have not taken a workshop at the Gibsons School of the Arts before, we are offering a one-time special 25th anniversary beginners painting course (I’ve Always Wanted to Paint, BUT…, taught by Suzy Naylor) at a discount of 25% off. This bonus price includes all materials required to start painting!

We look forward to seeing you in July-August 2023 and hope you will help us celebrate our milestone 25th summer season of creativity, artistic fellowship and fun.