The Artist Series: Sip and Sketch
“Before you learn to draw, learn to see …” Marc Brzustowski, Artist, Teacher, and Winelover
In our highly visual environment, do you ever wonder what you really see? The Artist Series, hosted by local artist and instructor, Marc Brzustowski will inspire your creative curiosity on a week-to-week basis, exploring the beauty of our wine region while capturing your personal vision of the landscape that surrounds us.
Each 4-hour sessions begins with an introduction to the basics of drawing, training your eyes with a new perspective and de-cluttering the pathway from the busyness in your mind to the blank canvas in your hand. If you have never drawn before, if you are an artistic hobbyist, or you are craving to discover a new form of creative expression, this is an exciting opportunity to “learn to see “ through the eyes of an artist.
A series of 4 different tours held on Thursdays during the summer, repeated each month. The first three tours are local half-day excursions while the 4th tour is a full day program visiting Lillooet, and sketching the majestic mountains of the eastern Coastal Mountain Range wrapped around the emerald waters of Seton Lake.
The Artist Series includes:
• Art Supplies (art pencils, eraser, sharpener, oil pastels & sketch paper)
• One hour of art instruction, per session
• Complimentary Tastings at the participating wineries
• Transportation to/from Art Class & Vineyard Excursions
• Complimentary Bottled Water
Artist Kit with the purchase of the Complete Artist Series ALL 4 WEEK SESSIONS
Artist Kit Includes: Art Pencils / Eraser / Sharpener / Oil Pastels, and Sketchbook
• Sessions can be purchased individually, subject to availability.
• Classes commence at the Best Western Plus Kamloops, 660 Columbia St W, Kamloops, BC V2C 1L1.
• Participants are welcome to park their vehicles at the hotel.
• Please contact us directly if alternate transportation is required.
MARC BRZUSTOWSKI, Artist & Instructor
When Marc isn’t teaching art or creating art, he spends his days as a certified wine guide introducing visitors to the bounty of BC’s newest wine region. His passion for the beauty, the diversity, and the geological influences that identify the Thompson Valley inspired his move from Eastern Canada over four years ago.
“I think my work is engaging to the extent that it solicits the desire to be there – first and foremost, before the painting itself.”
Marc Brzustowski, Artist
“Montreal artist, Marc Brzustowski is an engagingly old-fashioned painter who sets up his easel in the streets just the way the French Impressionists did, and paints what he sees.”
Garry Michael Dault, Globe and Mail
“We can say that a wide range of students, from complete beginners to more experienced artists, found new insights and learning from his sessions. Marc applied his formal training in visual arts in an accessible way, and developed a dedicated following.”
Sophie Edwards, Executive Director, 4elements Living Arts
Dates: $59/per session/ first 3 weeks + $99/Fort Berens (Full day) OR $240/for all 4 weeks*
SESSION 1: May 31/ June 7 /June 14 /June 21
SESSION 2: July 5 /July 12 /July 19 /July 26
SESSION 3: Aug 9 / Aug 16 / Aug 23 /Aug 30
Week 1 Monte Creek Ranch @ $59/per person
4h session -- sketch and sip at Monte Creek Ranch Winery
Art focus: learning to see: positive and negative shapes
Week 2 Harper's Trail @ $59/per person
4h session -- sketch and sip at Harper's Trail Winery
Art focus -- value sketches and colour basics
Week 3 Kamloops Lake Lookout View @ $59/per person
4h session – sketch and sip at the scenic lookout overlooking Kamloops Lake. Tobiano Golf Course welcomes the class on their covered patio for inclement weather or a refreshment venue.
Art focus -- the depth illusion, overlapping shapes
Week 4 Fort Berens and Seton Lake, Lillooet @ $99/per person
9h session -- tasting and lunch stop at Ft. Berens Estate Winery in Lillooet, sketch stop at Seton Lake
Art focus -- unity and composition (Cost of lunch is not included in the Tour Price)
ENTIRE PACKAGE SESSION DATES:
SESSION 01: MAY 31 - JUNE 21
SESSION 02: JULY 05 - JULY 26
SESSION 03: AUGUST 09 - 30