Winter/spring 2021 Guest Demo Artist Schedule

The Chemainus Art Group is thrilled to host a guest artist at our first Meet-Up of every month (2nd Wednesday of the month). It's always inspirational when our guests talk to us about their work, do a demo or lead a work-along. Here is what we have planned for the Winter/Spring Meet Ups for 2021. 


January13  - Richard Wong

Watercolour on Japanese Paper

Richard Wong is a professional wildlife artist living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  His watercolors on Japanese art paper are popular. For more information about Richard go to:

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February 10th - Nick McMaster

Large Canvas Painting

Nick McMaster of Cinder and Sea is an accomplished painter, woodworker and carver, miniaturist, tattoo, and commission artist.  He has a passion for wild life and is able to work in several styles and mediums. Nick will be demonstrating a large canvas painting, as well as how to incorporate value ranges to make elements standout.  He will also be showing how to incorporate motion to painting to give them life.  

To learn more about Nick go to


March 10 - Patt Scrivener

Mixing it up!

Using a variety of mediums and mark making tools Patt will demonstrate how she starts her paintings with playfulness to achieve a juicy background. She will show us how to use the backgrounds to clarify and complete a painting. 

To learn more about Patt check out her website at

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April 14 - Laurel KarJala

Exploring line, shape and colour  

Exploring line, shape and colour with a FineLine applicator, brush and pen. 

I will be demonstrating how I use a FineLine applicator with acrylic paint on canvas. In my search for ways to use line, colour and shape in my landscape work, I moved from coloured pencils and felt pens on paper to using acrylic paint, a brush and a metal, needle like applicator to draw and paint on canvas. I work from my photographs of Nanaimo's Buttertubs Marsh and sometimes, just for fun, I focus on making marks on canvas, just to see where they will lead me. 


May 12 - Sara Robichaud

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June 9 - Alison Watt

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