Members of the Yellowhead Artists Co-op were photographed during a recent meeting in the home of Marge Mitchell.  Pictured (l-r):  (back row) Jennifer Oja

Members of the Yellowhead Artists Co-op were photographed during a recent meeting in the home of Marge Mitchell. Pictured (l-r): (back row) Jennifer Oja

Yellowhead Artists group plan summer Plein-Air Paint Outs

Yellowhead Artists Co-op has been supporting art and artists in the North Thompson for over 34 years

The Yellowhead Artists Co-op recently met at Marge Mitchell’s home to plan their summer activities and 2014 calendar.

The April 15 and May 13 meetings at Marge Mitchell’s will include an instructional component and allow members to experiment with new ideas, media and materials. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to everyone.

April 15 will involve the use of different types of water colour pencils and stix.

On May 13, participants will be sketching a live model.

As soon as weather allows (hopefully by June 18), the Co-op will be painting out at the Rivermount grounds (five minutes north of Little Fort).

July 16, will see the group at Josie Wilson’s farm (30 km east on Agate Bay Road).

August 20 will be hosted by Marge Mitchell’s ranch (one km north of Barriere).

On Sep. 24, Bob Bambrick and Colleen Lyons will open up their home to artists (Leonie Creek Road, right on the Barriere river).

Interested parties may meet at Marge Mitchell’s ranch at 10:30 a.m. on all of the preceding dates.

All Plein-Air paint outs, except for Rivermount, will include pot-luck lunches.

Fall will see the artists and artisans preparing for Candlelight and Hollyin mid-November, 2014.

The Yellowhead Artists Co-op has been supporting art and artists in the North Thompson for over 34 years. In order to keep doing so, they invite and encourage new members and aspiring artists to join them.

Please contact Jessie Maisonneuve at 250-672-9772, or via email at: m1ssy@telus.net, for further information.