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.
Images from our 2018 Fall Show&Sale . . .
. . . our Spring Show & Sale will be on April 13, 2019
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.
Jan 16 Critique Night
Jan 23 FAC regular meeting /general meeting 7:pm
January 30 - Book Report: Eric will discuss “Chiaroscuro” and “Sfumato” which are techniques that were introduced (or ascribed to) by Leonardo DaVinci. He will bring four copies of master paintings to show what is meant by these terms.
Feb 2&3 Beaupre Hall Paint-out
Feb 6 Guest Theme Night - Doug Smith: water colourist
Feb 13 Reference material sharing night - bring your favourite books
Feb 20 Critique Night
Feb 27 Theme Night - Sarah Karelse - figure drawing
Mar 13 Door price voting
March 27 Selection of Not for Sale Paintings
Apr 3 Painting Entry List and Declaration Form, Poster Hand Out and Show Talk,
Apr 12 Friday Show set-up
Apr 13 Saturday 10:am-4:pm Art Show & Sale
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.
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:
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