Foothills Art Club
The Foothills Art Club offers an opportunity to enhance your enjoyment and skills in art. Come and be a part of it!
The club meets from September to May on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Cochrane, Alberta Canada in the St.Andrew’s United Church MAP
If you are thinking of joining our club, please feel free to come out on a Wednesday evening to meet members and see what we are working on.
Foothills Art Club holds a fall and a spring Art Show and Sale, with all members being eligible to take part. We have monthly scheduled ‘open-studios’ or ‘paintouts’ at the Beaupre Hall, west of Cochrane, as well as outside ‘plein-air’ painting sessions during the summer. We have guest presentations and demonstrations by members throughout the year, in addition to weekend workshops led by professional instructors. At least once a month, we have a ‘theme night’ when member(s) will share a special technique or resource and also a ‘critique corner’ night for members to bring their work for suggestions or feedback.
Photos from our 2018 Spring Show & Sale . . .
The Foothills Art Club is proud to have received a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Funds will help us purchase equipment to expand our Show & Sale this fall and next spring.
Over the years the Foothills Art Club has benefited from generous grant donations from the Town of Cochrane, Cochrane Foundation and the Bow RiversEdge. As well, the patrons of the arts who come out every year to support our members are greatly appreciated.
Ranche House Display
Sept 12 Door Prize painting selection
Sept 19 Critique Night - Karen Tomlinson - Review Karen Richter's "What makes a Good Painting"
Sept 26 Free Painting
- Book Report: Marty Cochrane - "Blind Contour" - bring drawing supplies
- Show & Sale: signup for the "Not For Sale' display.
September NO Beaupre Paint-out
Oct 3 Theme Night: Demo by Karen Steinstra 7-10:pm
Show & Sale: lists and artist's declaration and entry fees due, review show details
Oct 6-7 Paint Out at Beaupre Hall
Oct 10: Demo - Alice Helwig on water colour.
Show&Sale: if you can't make the Friday drop-off time, bring paintings to have a friend drop for you.
Oct 12 Friday: Show & Sale: storage pickup 2:pm, setup in hall 3:pm and Painting drop-off by 6:00-6:30pm
Oct 13 Saturday: Fall Show & Sale - 10:am-4:pm at St. Andrew's United
Oct 17 Critique Night
Oct 24 Demo Marcella Wheatley: Figure Drawing - bring graphite or charcoal, newsprint and ruler
Nov 3-4 Workshop at Beaupre Hall - with Curtis Golomb: watercolour Saturday and acrylic Sunday $45 ea
Nov 7 Theme Night - TBA
Nov 14 Jeanette Whittle - colour charts - share your charts night - various media
Nov 21 Critique Night
Nov 28 Theme Night - Jeff Mackenzie - making mountains
Dec 1-2 Paint out at Beaupre Hall
Dec 5 Pot Luck 7pm
NOTE: Members need to provide a bio and photos to both the webmaster and for the Biography Book that is displayed at the Art Show and Sale. Send information to:
Visit the Education page to learn about some of the opportunities coming in our season and to see slide shows of our past presenters .
Also visit the Community page for some interesting links.
MacKay's Ice Cream Social.
(Stop in and thank MacKay's for their tasty donation).
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