Youth art inspired by the sea

Quadra Island artist Tara Iverson will be teaching an upcoming kids’ class at the Campbell River Art Gallery.

Iverson spent her teen years at the Emily Carr Arts Umbrella Program, and went on to teach and assist various artists at North Vancouver’s Artists for Kids program. She went on to work in the music industry and the culinary arts, and now lives on Quadra working with wooden boats and yachts. Throughout it all, she has kept her art career at the forefront of what she does.

“Over the years, I have continued to pursue my own artistic roots through acrylic abstract painting and collaborations, selling work in shops and showing art at local events,” Iverson said. “Five years ago, I got back into working with children at the Quadra Kids afterschool program, where I was able to reignite my passion for teaching arts to youth.”

Iverson’s upcoming kids’ class at the Campbell River Art Gallery is perfect for young artists who want to learn to draw while delving into the mysteries of our marine environment.

The class, called ‘Dive Into the Mysteries of the Sea,’ aimed at children aged seven to 12, takes place over four sessions on Wednesdays beginning today until March 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will explore the foundations of basic drawing techniques while focusing on everything from kelp to crabs, sea otters, anemones and much more. The classes will incorporate beginner to advanced use of drawing materials, some vocabulary basics and composition.

The cost for ‘Dive Into the Mysteries of the Sea’ with Tara Iverson is $65 for members of the Campbell River Art Gallery and $75 for non-members. All supplies are included. Call 250-287-2261 or email programs@crartgallery.ca for more information.

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