Want to make art? Check out the New West Artists Gallery

Love making art? Want some hands-on practice or exposure to a new art form?

The New West Artists Gallery can help.

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The group’s gallery on 12th Street is offering a number of art workshops and sessions that are open to everyone. Among the upcoming offerings:

Drop In and Do Art: Bring your own art supplies for a non-instructional, social session every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. You can paint, draw, doodle, sketch, colour or whatever else you like, in the company of other artists. Admission is $2, or by donation.

Life Drawing: The gallery offers regular life drawing sessions, with nude model, to give artists a chance to work on figure drawing. Bring your easel and art supplies for these non-instructional sessions. The next ones are coming up Tuesday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $12. Call 604-525-4566 or email lavanalabrey6@gmail.com to RSVP.

Beading workshop: Bring your beads to the gallery to learn basic jewelry techniques and some skills for fixing broken jewelry. Learn to make a bracelet and earrings. Classes are $35, supplies included (additional classes $15 each). Upcoming sessions are on Thursdays - June 6, 13 and 20 – from 7 to 9 p.m. to RSVP, email ibeadandcreate@gmail.com or call 778-984-1928.

The gallery is also open for drop-in visitors, Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

The gallery is at 712C 12th St. Drop in, see www.newwestartists.com or call 604-525-4566 for information.

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