By Nicole Fitzgerald
Take up a paint brush with watercolour artist Sharon Jensen July 13 to 15 at the Chaplainville Heritage Home on Alta Lake as part of the Whistler Arts Council’s Art Workshop on the Lake summer series.
The local artist will teach basic techniques every watercolourist should know, from exploring the properties of watercolour paints and papers to learning traditional techniques such as washes, glazing, dry brush, back runs and splattering.
Students will have plenty to be inspired by with the workshops taking place lakeside and mountain vistas framing the picturesque Alta Lake shores.
Beginner Watercolour is one of many art classes available over the summer series running July and August. Other workshops include Oil Painting for Beginners, Intermediate Watercolour, The Art of Drawing and Expressive Acrylics.
The three-day Beginner Watercolour workshop is $225.
To register, visit whistlerartscouncil.com or call 604-938-9221.
New photo competition during Crankworx
Get clicking and sign up for Whistler’s newest photo competition, the first annual Hukclik photo competition July 22.
Photographers will be challenged to shoot images within 24 hours on a disposable camera. Photos will be based on the theme of biking. As the name might imply, images are not about the biggest hucks, but instead the biggest leaps in creativity.
A jury will judge the competition, including writer Ian Miller, sports-action photographer Bruce Rowles and pro rider Brad Bethune.
The competition will culminate in an exhibit July 24 at Behind the Grind, where winning photos will be displayed.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) animal shelter, the Zero Ceiling Society and the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA).
The competition is limited to 100 shooters. Entry fees are $15. To register, drop by the Whistler’s Foto Source.
Adventure screens at the Squamish Mountain Film Festival
More than 21 films from all over the world will screen at the Squamish Mountain Film Festival July 13 to 21 in Squamish.
In addition to the international lineup, local films will also hit the big screen. Local flicks include the 1980s climbing classic Deadline by Paul Berntsen, the magical dance film Granite Ocean 2 by Janet Rodden, the exploration of elite search and rescue teams in Code Three by Emma Avery and Meaghan White, and No Permanent Address by Jean Gamilovskij and Aaron Black.