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 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’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!
Thanks and happy painting!
It took us a little longer than expected to upgrade our systems but the Tiggy’s site is now back up-and-running! Plus, we have new classes:
Brand new Maggie’s Garden has proven popular and is already almost full; if you’d like to take it after it fills, email us and let us know and we’ll schedule another class!
We’re also offering three Open Classes for three Fridays in a row; this is a perfect opportunity for those working on a pattern packet or project that requires more than one session.
Madrona and Amalfi Coast have just a few spots left and are starting soon – sign up now!
We also have an exciting new class coming up with a new guest teacher, Dave Benning: Vancouver’s premiere rock ‘n’ roll artist. Check out his work on his website, davebenning.com. We’ll be holding a special sneak-preview demo that will showcase his teaching style and will have limited spots, so make sure to check your inbox for updates!
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.
A 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.
We 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!