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Mijello Palette System Now Available at Tiggy’s

We have now updated the website with the photo for the White, Blue & Apricots class, and you can see it in person at the studio. Also stay tuned as we will be scheduling brand new classes in the spring, with titles including Venice, Amalfi Coast, Curvy Arbutus and Garden Archway.

DSC06728A great new palette system by Mijello is now available at Tiggy’s! This wet palette is super simple to set up requiring only a few strips of damp paper towel. It allows you to mix right on the wet palette (difficult to do in other wet palette systems) and clean-up is a breeze! Plus, the lid has a gasket and offers a totally air tight seal, meaning your paints will last weeks or even months! Visit our studio in Crescent Beach to learn more.

CanvasesWe would like to mention that all canvases used in our classes must be purchased at Tiggy’s. The canvases we order for our students are of the highest quality and made right here in Canada. They are 100% natural cotton canvas, double gessoed and back stapled to sturdy stretcher bars. This means there are no pin-holes in the canvas and you can display them without framing as the edges are finished nicely. Many of them even come in sophisticated shadow-box frames.

By purchasing your canvas and supplies at Tiggy’s, you support the studio and ensure that we will be able to continue to offer a great variety of quality classes. Mona and I would like to thank you for your support and for keeping us in business for 20 years!

-Jackie

Happy New Year, Happy New Classes!

Happy new year from everyone at Tiggy’s! We hope you had a restful Christmas break and a great start to 2015. We have been open just over a week, and are already adding new classes to our Spring schedule!

English Village
English Village

White, Blue & Apricot is a brand-new class starting in March (photo to come). We’re also bringing back English Village due to popular demand as well as Shari’s Beach (perfect for West-Coast homes). There’s also a new Beginner’s date in case you or someone you know haven’t painted at Tiggy’s before and would like to start!

Be sure to sign-up any time online if you’re interested in any of these classes, or feel free to call the shop or stop by during our business hours.

We should also mention there are only a couple spots left in the popular New York New York palette-knife and Granville Island classes starting mid-February, so make sure you don’t miss out!

We’ll be adding more brand-new classes in the coming weeks as Jackie paints them, so be sure to check back.

Happy Painting!

New Classes for the New Year!

West Coast BeachWe’ve scheduled a bunch of new classes for January and February 2015! On the list are a number of popular classes we’ve recently run including Gulf Island Cabin, Arbutus, Whistler Village, Tuscan Steps, Clambake, and Granville Island.

There are also two classes from a number of years ago, brought back by popular demand: the striking Sunflower, and locally-inspired West Coast Beach. West Coast Beach is unique in that Jackie encourages you to bring photos of your children (or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews, etc!) as everyone will be customizing their own painting with images of their kids! (The one shown is of Jackie’s two children).

ArbutusWe’ll be closing for Christmas on October 31st, but there are still classes available if you’d like to get some painting done in our bright studio space while the days get shorter, or perhaps would like to make a thoughtful Christmas gift. Shari’s Beach (starting Wednesday October 15) has only a couple spots available, and there’s one spot left in the New York, New York palette-knife class running the weekend of October 25th and 26th. Remember, you can put your name on our waiting list if a class you’d like to take is full, and we’ll let you know when we schedule a new date (usually before it goes online!) just email jackie at jackie@tiggys.ca or call the studio (604-541-8322).

If you’d like to register for a class you can visit our Classes page on the website (tiggys.ca) and register on-line via our secure, encrypted registration form. We will also be open this week starting Tuesday, October 7 from 10am-2pm if you’d like to register over the phone (604-541-8322) or in person.

Fast ‘n’ Fab Promotion! Read on to get Your Discount!

Fast ‘n’ Fab classes are brand new to Tiggy’s for the fall schedule, so we’d like to offer you a special discount on an already great price!

Avocado Series 1Our new Fast ‘n’ Fab classes offer you the opportunity to create a professional work of art in a one-day, five-hour class! Even though these classes are completed start to finish in just one day, they are not short on skills, techniques or theory. You will still receive a full set of class notes, photograph of the finished piece, and personalized instruction from Jackie (plus the surface you will be painting on is included!)

The techniques and skills you will learn and practice are the same as in much larger paintings, but the smaller size enables you to finish in a 5-hour class (and more easily find a spot to display them!)

Shoes Series 1To celebrate these brand new classes and our 20th year in business, we’d like to offer you 20% off our regular Fast ‘n’ Fab class fees! Just enter promo code FAB20 into the Promo Code box at the bottom of your registration form when signing up for any of the new Fast ‘n’ Fab classes, and you’ll instantly get 20% off! Plus your surface is still included!

Update: We are now offering everyone 20% off our Fast ‘n’ Fab Classes without having to enter a Promo Code. The Class Fee already is reduced by 20%, plus your surface is still included for free!

Visit our Classes page now to register online, and remember to enter FAB20 when signing up.

Online Registration Now Available at Tiggys.ca!

RowboatOur website is finally back online, and we have a completely new look! Along with our huge selection of brand-new Fall classes, we are now able to offer online registration for classes! Visit our classes page to see our brand new calendar, which gives you a great overview of our class schedule.

You can register by clicking on the photo of the class, or the ‘Register’ button. Scroll down and you’ll see our list of upcoming classes with larger class photos. Once you click to register, you will be taken to the registration page where you can fill out your information, and once you submit that just enter your credit card information and you will be registered!

Our website is now secured using SSL technology, so all information over our server is encrypted and safe. Moreover, we never store your credit card information on our server, and we meet all PCI Security Standards. You can our Privacy Policy on our website for more information.

Cupcake Series 1As you browse our new classes, you may notice Jackie is introducing a new type of class. Called “Fast ‘n’ Fab”, these classes are one-day only, don’t need any prep before the class, and include your surface! They are loaded with techniques and colour theory, and provide the convenience of being able to complete a painting from start to finish in just one day!

We’re currently in the midst of renovating our studio as well, and invite you to join us on September 20th for our Grand Re-Opening, in celebration of 20 years in business!

Enjoy browsing our brand-new website!

Last New Class Before Summer

arbutusJackie’s painted one more brand new class for the Spring schedule, and it will be the last one before Tiggy’s closes for the summer. Arbutus is a two-day class starting in April; both classes scheduled are almost full already, so be sure to sign up now if you’re interested!

We also have some spots left in the Dandelion class starting Wednesday March 12, the Whistler Village class starting Friday March 21, the Golden Tree class starting Saturday March 22, the brand-new class Rose’s Roses starting Wednesday March 26 and the Open class on Friday April 11. Tiggy’s closes for the summer May 9, so if you’d like to take a class before we re-open again in September, be sure to sign up for one of our available classes now!

Thanks and Happy Painting!

New Spring Classes PLUS Big Tiggy’s News!

rosesrosesWe’ve just added a brand new class to the schedule: Rose’s Roses. There are also new dates added to the Dandelion and Golden Tree classes, with a few spaces still available in each. One more Open Class has been added on Friday, April 11, and it’s the last one until the fall. If you have any unfinished pieces you’d like to finally make time for, or are working on your own project and would like some extra guidance, the Open Class is for you.

Finally we will be adding another brand-new class before the summer break, Arbutus, starting Saturday April 19th. We’ll add it to the site once Jackie has finished painting it. 🙂

We close early for the summer this year (May 9th!) so these are among the last classes we will be offering until September! Make sure you sign up now if you’d like to do one more painting before the summer.

To celebrate our 20th year in business, we will be renovating the studio over the summer to provide our students more space and a lighter, brighter surrounding to paint in! We’ll be hosting a 20 Year Anniversary Open House in September, where you can drop in to see the new studio!

We will also be renovating the website at the same time in order to enable class sign-ups online! The website will not be available while we’re updating but should be back online by mid June/early July. We will schedule our fall classes once the website is back up and running.

A lot is happening at Tiggy’s this year, so be sure to keep checking the website or sign-up for our Newsletter to get all the latest updates!

Thanks and Happy Painting!

Winter/Spring Classes Now Scheduled

birdofparadise
Bird of Paradise

We’ve added a bunch of new class dates to our schedule and a couple brand-new classes! There’s new dates for Beginner’s, Whistler Village, Golden TreeDandelions and a new Coloured Pencil class taught by Eileen Sorg. Bird of Paradise is a brand-new class freshly painted from Jackie.

There are a couple spots left in the upcoming Open Class on February 7 and the Beginner’s II class starting February 8, and only one spot left in both the Golden Tree class starting February 5 and Gulf Island Cabin starting February 14.

If you are interested in any of these classes be sure to call the studio at (604) 541-8322 to register, and leave a message if we’re not there as classes are filled on a first-phoned-first-served basis, We will call you back when the studio is open.

Thanks and Happy Painting!

Happy New Year & Happy New Class!

Happy New Year to all from all of us at Tiggy’s!

Dandelions
Dandelions

A new class has been added to our winter schedule – Dandelions! It is a fast ‘n’ easy 2-day class~a perfect harbinger of spring! Check the Classes page for dates; the first class starts Wednesday, January 22.

If you would like to register please call the studio at 604-541-8322 and leave a message. We will be reopening on Friday January 10 from 10am till 2, and will call you back to confirm at that time.

More classes to come! Stay Tuned!

Thanks and Happy Painting 🙂

Brand-New Fall Classes on the Website

Gulf Island Cabin
Gulf Island Cabin

We’ve just added five brand-new classes to the fall schedule: Gulf Island Cabin, Snowman, Sunflower #3, a brand-new Drawing Class, and the Evergreen Wreath-Making class. Visit the Classes page to see photos of the new classes and dates they are offered. The studio will be re-opening September 14, so if you want to sign up for a class you can call and leave a message (604-541-8322) or email Jackie (jackie@tiggys.ca). Be sure to include your name, phone number, and the class (with dates) you are interested in.

Even though the studio is closed, the summer store will still be open until Monday, September 9! If you haven’t had a chance to come down there are still a number of unique vintage gifts and art from Jackie and other artists for sale. If you have been down already, the store is constantly changing with new items arriving daily, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!