Jackie has added the last two classes that she will be teaching before her summer break to the Tiggy’s schedule. Be sure to sign up as this will be it until she returns in September. Don’t despair though, as for the first time in years there will still be painting classes offered at Tiggy’s through the summer! More details to come so stay tuned for our next newsletter.
We’ve added the Burrard Street Bridge to the schedule, a detailed portrait of one of Vancouver’s iconic bridges. Sandpiper is the other new class Jackie has added, starting Thursday May 12. There are also spots available for the Open Class on May 6, and Dave Benning’s new beginner portrait class, starting May 22.
We’ve added three brand-new classes to the Tiggy’s schedule, with two more to come before we close for the summer break June 1! Fabulous “Water!” is Dave Benning’s newest addition to our class lineup. Learn how to create the effect of deep water and the sparkle of sunlight.
Dave will also be teaching a new Beginner Class here at Tiggy’s. The class will have the same basic content and skill set as our regular Beginner’s programme but with a portraiture focus. Learn how to paint a simple portrait step-by-step. This class is geared for non-painters, with no previous painting or portrait painting experience required!
Blossoms in Grey is Jackie’s newest class. Cascading cream blossoms are lovely on a muted neutral background. The first class scheduled is full, but there is another scheduled in May!
Some Tiggy’s Community News:
One of our students works at Peardonville House in Abbotsford to aid women fighting addiction and other problems and their children. She offers them a creative and artistic outlet and always has need of art and craft supplies. If you have any paints, wool/yarn, fabrics, brushes, etc that you might wish to donate, please bring them to Tiggy’s and we will make sure they get to the right place!
Also a reminder that the Zimbabwe Gecko Society’s fundraising Garage Sale is coming up quickly on May 21st. Please know that 100% of the proceeds from all donations go directly to continue the work of ZGS helping widows and orphans in Zimbabwe. Donations of household items, clothing, books and many other items may be dropped off at the White Rock Baptist Church on 140th Street and 16th Avenue on May 20 after 5:00 pm. Thank you in advance for your support!
We are excited to announce the newest class being offered at Tiggy’s is taught Wednesday evenings! Dave Benning, our popular guest teacher, is teaching the class starting Wednesday February 17 from 6:30 to 9 pm. It is a palette knife class of picturesque English Bay. Sign up soon as this class starts in two weeks!
Jackie’s working on a number of new classes as well, so expect to see new classes scheduled for spring on the website soon! As always we will send out a newsletter once the classes are online.
We’ve added a bunch of new classes for our Winter/Spring season, 2016! There’s a new Open Class in February for those of you who would like to come in to the studio and get Jackie’s help finishing a piece or working on a painting of your own design. Another Freesia has been added in March, and space is very limited due to the size of the canvas so previous classes have filled quickly. Another Tulips in Blue has also been added in March.
Finally Dave Benning is teaching a new palette-knife class, Vancouver Skyline. We already filled two of these classes before they made it onto our website, so if you are interested make sure to sign up for the class in February that still has spaces available.
There will be new Beginner’s dates for the new year as well, so stay tuned for that.
We’ve just added a new demo class to our schedule with our popular guest teacher, Dave Benning! This class is a great way to experience Dave’ teaching style and infectious enthusiasm without the committment of signing up for a class at Tiggy’s.
Be sure to sign up for this unique opportunity now, space is limited!
We’ve added another Tour D’Eiffel, Sun Mask, and the very popular Freesia class all starting in the new year. Sign up online now to secure your spot!
Dave Benning will be doing another demo class in the new year; if you haven’t taken a class with our new guest teacher this is a great opportunity to see what his teaching and painting style is like before committing to a full course. We’ll update you once the date is confirmed.
Just a reminder Tiggy’s will be closing for the Christmas holidays for all of November and December. There are still some classes with a few spots left that are coming up in October; these will be the last ones until January so be sure to sign up if you would like to take a class before the break!
We’ve added another portrait class to the fall schedule with our fantastic new teacher, Dave Benning! This time it’s the iconic James Dean. Class starts October 11. Sign up soon as Dave’s classes always sell out fast!
Just a reminder there are still a few spots left in our other fall classes, including the Beginner’s starting in October, so make sure to sign up as these will be our last classes before the winter break!
We’re excited to announce that Dave Benning, Vancouver’s premiere rock ‘n’ roll artist will be teaching a class at Tiggy’s before the summer!
Join us Sunday, May 24 from 11am-1:30pm for a special sneak-preview demo session with Dave. Watch as he creates magic on several canvases and experience his contagious energy! This is a unique opportunity to get a feel for Dave’s teaching and artistic style before committing to a full class. Registration is limited and includes lunch (as well as complimentary tea & coffee). Click here to sign up now!
Starting Sunday, May 31 from 10am-3pm, Dave’s “Rock Star” Portrait Class will be a 3-week, hands-on, project-based painting class in true Tiggy’s style. Complete an iconic image (we will be choosing the image at the demo session) and learn Dave’s techniques for creating his lifelike hyper-realistic portraits. We recommend students to have some painting experience before taking this class (taking a previous class at Tiggy’s will be helpful) but it is not a requirement. Click here to secure your spot early!
Spring is here, and we have some brand new classes starting up in the next couple months. First up is Madrona, a stylized arbutus offered on Thursdays starting April 16th. There’s also Amalfi Coast, a colourful painterly piece on Thursday’s starting May 14. There’s a new Beginner’s Saturdays in May, the last one before our summer break!
Jackie’s been painting up a storm and we will be adding another new class in about a week, Maggie’s Garden, which will be offered Saturdays in May. Check back soon!
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!
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.