Summer ART WORKSHOPS  for painters

~All about the worshops location and venue

Gibsons, B.C.—The gazebo in Gibsons Harbour

Gibsons, B.C.—Gibsons Harbour

Gibsons, B.C.—Molly’s Landing

Gibsons, B.C.—looking south, towards Vancouver

Gibsons, B.C.—Gibsons Harbour

Gibsons, B.C.—BC Ferry

Gibsons, B.C.—coastal scene

Gibsons, B.C.—hiking trail

Gibsons, B.C.—BC Ferry

Workshop location

The workshops are located on the Sunshine Coast in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada. Gibsons is a very scenic 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver, B.C.

The Town of Gibsons has received United Nations recognition as the “most liveable community with a population under 20,000” and the local water has also been judged to be the purest in North America.

The summer weather in Gibsons is exceptionally pleasant, but we have to have the odd shower to maintain our famous rain forests, and sometimes the sun gets a little strong and a hat may be needed!

Workshop venue

The school will meet at the Gibsons Curling Club in 2024.

The Gibsons Curling Club is ideally located in Upper Gibsons with easy access to cafes, grocery stores, Gibsons Garden Hotel as well as The Painted Lady, our local art supply store.

This incredibly spacious venue has vaulted ceilings and offers excellent lighting which is ideal for artistic endeavours. Amenities include 3 washrooms and use of the microwave, kettle and fridge in the kitchen area. There is also ample parking around the building.

The Gibsons Curling Club will provide a safe, pleasant and comfortable venue for the 2024 art workshops. It is located at 951 Gibsons Way; directions can be found here: google maps.

Area information

Partners who wish to accompany students to enjoy a holiday locally will find many activities to entertain them. There is tennis, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and four golf courses with varying degrees of difficulty. There are many festivals held on the Sunshine Coast in the summer months. We recommend that you visit the links below for more information, especially in light of potential COVID-19 impacts on activities and events. Visitors to the Sunshine Coast may want to consider extending their stay to include some of the many summer festivals and events, including:

           • The acclaimed Festival of the Written Arts

                The Hackett Park Juried Craft Fair

                     The Creek Daze festival in Roberts Creek

Sunshine Coast web resources

Comprehensive information on events, activities, travel and accommodation on the Sunshine Coast can be found on these websites:

Getting here

Be aware that BC Ferries is heavily used during summer months. Plan on booking well ahead of travelling and reservations are recommended.