Pedder’s watercolours a close-up view of nature

“My View of Nature Close Up and Away” is an exquisite art exhibit running from Aug. 11 until Sept. 19.

Grange Village Backdrop is one of Judi Pedder’s watercolours currently on exhibit at Rollin Art Centre.

“My View of Nature Close Up and Away” is an exquisite art exhibit running from Aug. 11 until Sept. 19, featuring watercolour artist Judi Pedder.

Judi will showcase her collection of flower portraits and landscapes. Please join us in the gallery, Sat. Aug. 15 from 1-3 p.m. for Judi’s artist reception; talk about art while enjoying some refreshments.

Watercolours for beginners

Evening watercolour painting for beginners at Echo Centre is a class meant for adults who are interested in learning the basics of watercolour painting.  We will begin with monochromatic (one colour) painting to focus on value and controlling our washes. We will move to two colour and then onto multi-colour paintings proceeding in a step-by-step fashion so that each technique is understood before we move onto the next.

We will paint a variety of subjects from still life to landscapes, culminating in an optional subject for the last class. Some interesting texture techniques will be presented along with traditional washes.

The pace of this class will be relaxed so that each person can proceed at their own speed. A supply list will be available at Echo Centre. Instructor: Cynthia Bonesky.

The classes will take place Tuesdays from Oct. 13  to Dec. 8 (no class Oct. 27) from 7–9 p.m. Cost is $145.

Last week for kids’ programs

This is our last week of summer art camps at the Rollin Art Centre, and we still have room. The Rollin Art Centre invites children aged 7-12 to participate in our last summer art programs. Camp run Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30–3:30 p.m. The last camp is only $40; Aug. 18, 19 and 21: Theme is: School Supplies.

Rollin seeks tea supplies

The Rollin Art Centre is looking for a few items to help make our events better. We are currently looking for donations with: tea cups/saucers tiered serving platters, tea towels, small juice glasses, and thermal carafes. Thank you for your continued support.

Garden needs volunteers

The Rollin Art Centre is looking for help in our gardens with general work. If you are an avid gardener and are looking to help beatify our community gardens, then stop by the Rollin Art Centre and volunteer your time.

We need volunteers to help weed, rake, transplant and perform general garden duties. If you can volunteer a few hours every week or every month, please contact us at 250-724-3412 or stop by today to talk with us.


Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre.

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