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New Spring Classes at Tiggy’s!

Spring has sprung, and flowers are starting to show their beautiful faces everywhere…including on canvasses at Tiggy’s!

We have 4 brand new classes on the website just in time for spring.

We are also offering Studio Sessions on Fridays…..choose a piece that has been taught at Tiggy’s in the past, order the pattern packet and canvas, then come to a Studio Session to get the help and advice you need to successfully complete the painting!

And don’t forget,,,,Dave Benning is available for private or semi-private painting lessons to suit your schedule.  He is the portrait master, but will skillfully direct your painting of any subject matter you desire.

Last but not least, the Zimbabwe Gecko Society fund-raising garage sale is happening a bit earlier this year – April 28th – at the Baptist Church hall on 140th Street just north of 16th Avenue.  If you have gently used items to donate, please bring them to the church on Friday the 27th from noon till 8 pm, then come and shop on Saturday!

Just a note:  Tiggy’s will be closing for the summer on June 9 this year.

Hope to see you soon!!

Tiggy’s Re-Opening Thursday January 18

Happy New Year!!

Tiggy’s will be re-opening this coming Thursday, January 18 at 9:30 .   There are still openings in our Intensive Colour Theory Seminar on January 26th, and in Red Totem and Water Birds.

Coming up in April, we will be offering Studio Sessions for those of you who would like to paint in a class any of the hundreds of painting pattern packets we have available at the studio.  Stay tuned for more details to come on the website!

Dave and Ramona and I are looking forward to seeing many of you in the studio again!

Happy Painting!



Tiggy’s will be reopening on Friday, September 15 with a full slate of brand new classes to ‘whet your palette’!!

Both Dave and Jackie have been painting up a storm.  Dave has put together a fabulous Canadian Wildlife series and will also be available for Personalized Pet Portrait and private painting sessions.

As always, paintings are rarely done justice by photographs… we encourage you to pop down to the studio to see the paintings in person.

We all hope to see you down at Tiggy’s soon!!

KIDS’ ART CAMPS and Vancouver Skyline, this summer!!

KIDS’ ART CAMPS THIS SUMMER!  What an incredible opportunity for any child, aged 11+ to take a class with a Master Artist such as Dave!

During the workshops, attendees will learn the basics of Portraiture and Landscape painting while developing an understanding of composition and technique, and will complete 2 awesome original paintings on canvas!

An interest in art and signs of developing skills is recommended.  Be sure to register your budding Van Goghs early as class sizes will be small.  There is still space in the July 10 – 13, July 24 – 27 and August 14 – 17 class dates!  All supplies are included in the class fee of $295 for 4 full days of instruction!

TEXTURED VANCOUVER SKYLINE  Dave will be offering this super popular class again this summer on Saturdays, July 15, 22, & 29 from 12-4pm.  Grab your chance to paint with Dave on this beautiful piece, done in colours to match your decor!!  The texture added to the canvas puts this one over the top:)

Exciting News from Dave!

We are happy to share some exciting news from Dave Benning!

Dave has been working on a new piece to please all you “London Bus” students…..“Radio City NY” is a fabulous piece in true Dave-style!  You’ll love it…it’s even better in person :).  He is also doing a repeat of the textured “Vancouver Skyline” so if you missed it the first time, be sure to sign up for this encore!  Remember, you can paint it in hues to match your decor with Dave’s expert guidance.

Dave will also be offering Kid’s Art Camps this summer at Tiggy’s!!!
What an incredible opportunity for any child, aged 11+, to take a class with a master artist such as Dave!  During the workshops attendees will learn the basics of Portraiture and Landscape painting while developing an understanding of composition and technique, and will complete 2 awesome original paintings on canvas!  An interest in art and signs of developing skills is recommended.  Be sure to register your budding Van Goghs early as class sizes will be small!  Please see website for all additional information and to register or call the studio.

Dave will be painting in the studio on Sunday June 4 from 11 till 3.  If you haven’t had a chance to see the master at work, please drop in to the studio any time on the 4th, ask questions, and just generally observe how Dave paints a portrait from start to finish!  It’s really quite something to watch!!

New Spring Class!

Hello Everyone!

A new class has just been added for the spring season!
“Wine!” is a great glass study, and would be an awesome addition to any home bar.  We are also offering a “Finish up and varnish it!” class!!

Don’t forget, Tiggy’s will be closed until April 21st, except for scheduled classes.  There will be a few more new classes coming for May and June, so stay tuned  🙂

If you’ve been collecting housewares, clothing, or other good stuff to donate to the Zimbabwe Gecko Society garage sale (which supports widows and orphans in Zimbabwe and is the brainchild of my good friend, Susan Janetti), please know that this year’s sale is to be held on Saturday May 20th, with drop off of donations the evening before, Friday May 19th starting at 4 pm at the Baptist church on 140th Street just in from 16th Avenue.  Hope to see you there!!
Happy Painting, from all of us at Tiggy’s!


More new classes!

We’ve just added a few more new classes to the website.

“Jar of Daisies” is a fun, easy, finished in 1 day class, on a pre-framed canvas, perfect for a Spring gift!

“Asparagus” is painted loosely in soft muted pinks, purples, and greens on a dark ground and would compliment many decors.

We have also added another Colour Theory Workshop, another fab London Bus class with Dave (check out students’ work on our Tiggy Facebook page), AND, the last Beginner class before summer!

The studio will be closed from March 16th until we reopen on Friday, April 21st.  Scheduled classes continue during this time.  For any questions, comments or concerns, please email Jackie through the website!

Happy Painting from Dave, Mona, and Jackie!!!