Summer is nearly over and the instructors at Lupine Art Studio are excited to put all of the planning from the last 3 months into action after a long break from teaching. They’ve taken built on what was successful in their first year of operation to deliver more art classes to Comox Valley residents, further enriching the arts and culture scene.

“We added more of the popular foundational art classes, like the 3-hour intro workshops in acrylic and watercolour painting, as they are a short time commitment and a price point that’s attractive to someone starting out,” Lupine’s owner Jess Kaufman explains. These classes start at only $60 with a $10 credit towards a higher-level class.

They’ve invested time in ensuring the skill development pathway is easy to follow for customers, with 3 levels in various mediums. This helps customers of all skill levels practice art within their comfort zone and surrounded by people with similar abilities.

“The Intro classes are 3 hours, which offers a short commitment and great price point to get started. Then they will move into level 2 classes where exploring their own style is key, but still get a lot of guidance – this is where most people will practice art at our studio. Finally, level 3 classes appeal to experienced artists as we cover advanced techniques,” says Jess.

They just picked up another pottery wheel, which makes four now, as a development to their clay classes. They’ve also secured a new location in Downtown Courtenay which they plan to move into for Fall of 2019. Lastly, they have a new painting instructor coming on board for January 2019, to deliver level 3 painting classes – more details to be released soon.

Registration for fall classes just opened last week. Mediums available in September include drawing, acrylic and watercolour painting and clay. Others, such as photography, jewelry and fibre art are soon to be released for October and November delivery.


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