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What's better than going outside to sketch pictures of this amazing west coast ? ...Going with some "sketchy" friends!

I even got to help prepare the Whale for the VIU Marine Station in Deep Bay

Sketching in the weekly market in Melaque Beach

I teach the PRE-beginner painting classes for folks who have never done watercolour but always wanted to .  It truly is a beginner class we build skills so you can paint whatever you want.  Then we have a level 2 class for those with a bit of experience but limited skills.   Classes are offered at The Old School House ( TOSH) in Qualicum Beach. 

my electric bike is all rigged up to sketch on site
my wee assistant HuGo rides along to paint 

Participant in the Grand Prix D'Art in Qualicum Beach 

Keep an eye out for upcoming Sketch Crawls.  Any and all skill levels welcome.  We organize non-instructional  free meet-ups in various areas in the mid Vancouver Island area.  We Sketch, and enjoy this beauty and usually find a cafe for a bite to eat and show off our efforts. 
Sign up for a Classes on keeping a Sketch Book.    Learn some basic Pen, Ink n Wash and Watercolour skills to enhance your sketch.   We also go outside for some Pleine Aire instructional Sketch Crawls.  

FaceBook home of My Sketchy Friends  HERE

What the heck is painting "pleine air" ?
1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. 
3.Our drawings are a record of time and place. 
4. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. 
5. We support each other and draw together. Everyone was a beginner at one time.  
6.  We show the world, one drawing at a time.
come on out and join in

fun sun smiles and painting together