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Kelowna Art Gallery offers art classes for adults this winter

The Kelowna Art Gallery is accepting registrations for winter art classes and workshops. Classes begin in January and run through early March. Registration is now underway and the Gallery encourages local creative types to take advantage of these high-quality, intimate classes.

Classes range from painting in watercolour, oil, and acrylics, to working with mixed media. Local professional artists Rena Warren, Jim Elwood, Evelyne MacMillan, and Kendra Dixon join us as instructors for the winter classes.

Most classes run for six weeks, and cater to absolute beginners as well as those of intermediate skill level. Beginner classes teach students the basic principles of their preferred medium, while also giving them the opportunity to discuss, explore, and express themselves through visual art. More advanced students will build on their existing skills through creative exercises to enhance their abilities. Instruction by the Gallery’s art teachers is supportive, motivating, and inspiring.

The six-week-long series of day or evening classes costs $130 for members and $160 for non-members.

Weekend workshops such as The Magic of Watercolour or Knitting Metal Jewelry will also be offered. The Kelowna Art Gallery is thrilled to welcome exceptional artist-instructors, Wanda Lock, Brenda Dureault, Kathryn Newell, and Rawle James to teach at the Gallery. Each instructor will lead an intensive two-day workshop exploring a specific theme or medium.

The two-day workshops cost $90 for members and $105 for non-members, and include all required supplies.

A full listing and descriptions of available classes is available on the Gallery’s website at www.kelownaartgallery.com

Gift certificates for art classes are now available from the Gallery, and are a wonderful holiday gift-giving idea. Those registering before Jan. 5, 2014 will receive a 10 per cent discount on fees.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water St., in the heart of the Cultural District in downtown Kelowna. For hours of operation, or more information about programs available or current exhibitions, visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at www.kelownaartgallery.com.

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