About the Chemainus Art Group
Painting Workshop with Artist Brian Buckrell
History of Chemainus Art Group
formerly the Chemainus Sketch Group
The Chemainus Sketch Group was started in 1969 by 12 artists in Chemainus and it has been meeting monthly ever since.
From its beginning at the home of founding member Edith Harris, there have been many locations, demonstrations, workshops and shows held in various venues around Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan and Duncan.
In 2017 we updated our name to the CHEMAINUS ART GROUP to correctly reflect the diversity of our activities and members. True to our original vision, we still meet monthly, hold demonstrations, workshops and enjoy the company of fellow artists.
Now in the 52nd year, our Group of more than 65 members, has a permanent home at the Saltair Community Centre and plans for
a wonderful year of celebration, learning, creating and sharing our passion for the visual arts.
Studio 16 is our art space, offering members a place to work, a place to meet others, a place to learn. Open weekdays 9-5.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of each month
September - June 9:30am to 12 noon
Challenges, demonstrations and workalongs. There are no boring "meetings" here.
Art Space -Studio 16
A space for members to meet and create
Open weekdays 9am -5pm
Members volunteer to help you get started with supplies, technique or new media
Tuesdays - pastel, Thursdays - drawing
Exciting learning opportunities
Beginner to advanced levels, all media.
We seek professional teaching artists to advance our techniques and make us aware of current trends.
Board of Directors
Our board sets the direction and plans
The goal is to give members maximum time for creating Art but we know the best way to get involved is to be part of the activities
2019 Chemainus Art Group Board of Directors