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How Learning Art in Senior Years Improves Quality of Life

How Learning Art in Senior Years Improves Quality of Life

Contributed by Lucy Wyndham When considering taking on a new project or class, some seniors hesitate at the thought of creative activities due to a lack of perceived lack of creativity or not being “good enough” at art. Yet, even novices to the arts can […]

Equipping Yourself With Art Class Essentials On A Budget

Equipping Yourself With Art Class Essentials On A Budget

Contributed by Lucy Wyndham Picture by Margaret Johnson & Brydie Ragan   It was once said by American painter Georgia O’Keeffe that, “to create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage”. Joining an art class is one of the most worthwhile first steps you can […]

Welcoming New BSSS Board Member Virginia Gillock

Welcoming New BSSS Board Member Virginia Gillock

In May 2018, Virginia Gillock joined BSSS as a Board Member. We recently met with Virginia to learn a little bit more about her and her interest in art. Q: Virginia, tell us a little bit about yourself. A: I am married to Buckley Gillock, […]

Embracing The Art Of Drawing As An Adult

Embracing The Art Of Drawing As An Adult

Contributed by Lucy Wyndham Pictures by Margaret Johnson     World-renowned writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter, who was best known for her series of children’s books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit once said:  “I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when […]

What IS Plein Air??

What IS Plein Air??

“Plein air” is French for “painting outdoors.” A plein air painting in its truest form is completed from beginning to end on site with the subject matter right in front of the artist. The artist works directly from nature, observing the environment and capturing light […]

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

By Lianne Minnis Beverley Street Studio School is excited to host the second annual Queen City Plein Air Festival from April 17 through April 22, 2018. The festival, which has grown in participation and length, helps to fulfill the BSSS mission to expose our community […]

Welcome, Instructor James Dean Erickson

Welcome, Instructor James Dean Erickson

CONTENT WRITTEN BY LIANNE MINNIS This winter, Beverley Street Studio School is excited to welcome a new instructor! James Dean Erickson, an artist whose paintings explore the space between realism and abstraction to elicit the ephemeral and enduring qualities of nature, will lead the Painting […]

Brian Rego Interview

Brian Rego Interview

Content and images by Lianne Minnis This Fall, Beverley Street Studio School had the pleasure of hosting artists Brian Rego and Matt Klos, who shared their approaches to painting during free lectures and an exciting, informational workshop, Perceptual Painting with the Landscape, Interior, and the […]