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Greetings Art Meetup Group of Victoria Members,

After being dormant for quite a while, this group is finally active again! New meetups are currently being scheduled. Feel free to message the organizer, (Bryce) with ideas for art meetups you'd like to see happen with this group.

A bit about the community:

We're very lucky to live in such a beautiful and creative city, so we're committed to bringing that to life in a positive and supportive environment. Whether you're an experienced professional looking for feedback, or you've never picked up a pencil before, there is a place for you here. I'm so excited to connect with all of you and hopefully be a part of your artistic journey, whatever that may be.

In order to maintain this site, we suggest an annual donation of $10.00. This covers the cost of the Meetup subscription, which is about $15 per month, and any surplus funds will go to supplement supplies or future events for all members. Pay it forward and all that good stuff. Thank you all, and have fun!

Bryce Knudtson.

Upcoming events (5+)

Let's Illustrate!

QV Cafe & Bakery

We've experienced a great loss in the holy aether of Meetup today, as the Victoria Illustrator's meetup is being dissolved. And yet from its ashes, a new day arises like the mighty phoenix! What does that mean for us here? From now on we'll be meeting every other Friday for those wanting to delve into the world of illustration. So bring your pens, pencils, paints, pads, paper, and other things as we use some prompts to create interesting and compelling images! Everyone is welcome, and I'll come up with some fun activities for us to do in the future. I'm just excited to have more people join in, and have more days spent with inspiring individuals!

Hang and paint and draw and ink and sketch and laugh and...

I'm going to make this a regular thing. Every two weeks we'll get together and work. It can be on a a painting, or refining a sketch, or creating thumbnails, working on an art book; Anything that you feel like would benefit from the encouragement of others around you. I am of the mind that we are all beginners here. Even if we've been doing this our whole lives, we're still (hopefully) practicing and experimenting. So let's embrace that, and learn something together! We have a lot of experience between us, and I personally would feel great with the opportunity to help others in some way with the limited knowledge I have. Bring any implements you may need. Or I'd be happy to lend whatever I have with me as well. I can always spare paper and a wide assortment of brush pens. :) *I've hosted a couple events at QV now, and most people seem pretty happy with it. That being said, if anyone has any other suggestions for large, quiet environments that are open evenings I'd be more than happy to hear about it!

Life drawing @Xchanges!

Xchanges Gallery

CA$10.00

The life drawing is ten dollars, so I'm making this a biweekly event so it's not too financially draining on anyone. * I'll quickly note that they recommend we get there by 6:30 because they lock the doors at that time, as well as when they're at capacity. So while I can't promise all of us will 100% get in, we'll try to get there early to be safe. ** Secondary note. Bring whatever supplies you think you'll need. I recommend going to an art store and grabbing a large pad of newsprint. It's cheap, and gesture drawings are far more effective when you have a large surface to really put your whole body into. And then pencil, charcoal, chalk, paint, whatever medium you fancy. Pasted from their website: These are non-instructed sessions; all experience levels are welcome. It's a great place to meet other artists and hone your figurative skills in a supportive and creative environment. Drop-in sessions are held in the gallery. Drawing boards, donkeys, sculpture stands and coffee provided. Participants provide their own materials. For general information, call Xchanges at[masked]. Life Drawing/Painting: Monday evenings, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Note: Please arrive early: doors will be locked at 6:55 p.m. or when full. Male & Female models. Gestures to 20-minute poses. Drop in $10.00 ($8.00 for members) per 2-hour session.

Let's Illustrate!

QV Cafe & Bakery

We've experienced a great loss in the holy aether of Meetup today, as the Victoria Illustrator's meetup is being dissolved. And yet from its ashes, a new day arises like the mighty phoenix! What does that mean for us here? From now on we'll be meeting every other Friday for those wanting to delve into the world of illustration. So bring your pens, pencils, paints, pads, paper, and other things as we use some prompts to create interesting and compelling images! Everyone is welcome, and I'll come up with some fun activities for us to do in the future. I'm just excited to have more people join in, and have more days spent with inspiring individuals!

Past events (250)

Life drawing @Xchanges!

Xchanges Gallery

CA$10.00

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