With its off-the-grid location in the Creighton Valley, and Mongolian-style yurt, it’s no wonder artists flock to Bear Valley Highlands to retreat from the world and paint.
The resort is hosting another season of art workshops facilitated by visual artists from all over Canada.
This season the workshops will focus on plein air and landscape painting to take advantage of the wilderness setting just outside of Lumby.
“With views of the Camels Hump to the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east, there is no shortage of painting possibilities and we have some expert artists coming our way to guide students in their painting process,” said Bear Valley owner Barbara Fresz.
Workshops are open to all levels of painters.
“Many artists shy away from plein air (painting on location), but once they experience the different feeling from being outside and capturing the feel of the day, many of them become hooked on it,” said Fresz.
For people interested in taking a workshop, but not wanting to stay overnight, the resort also offers a lunch only option.
This year’s workshops are: Secrets of Colour, May 29 to 31, with Dominik Modlinski; Plein Air Landscape, June 12 to 15, with John Stuart Pryce; Painting the Landscape Indoors and Outdoors, June 20 to 23, with Gaye Adams; Pastel Plein Air and Composition, Sept. 17 to 20 with Susan Ogilvie and Pastel, Oil and Watercolour, Sept. 26 to 28 with Teresa Saia. Classes are limited to a maximum of 12 students so early registration is advisable.
To register and for more information go to artworkshopsbc.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-306-6762.