Every Sunday through the summer from June to September, Dave Benning will be doing free demos at the studio. Drop in to watch a master at work!
Dave is also teaching Portrait Workshops Monday nights in June (and possibly longer if there is a lot of interest!) Take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop portrait painting skills step by step with a pro!
Want a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at Tiggy’s? Leave a Google review for our studio, come in and show us your review starting in September when we reopen, and we’ll give you $10 to spend at Tiggy’s!
To leave a review simply search for Tiggy’s at crescent on Google, then click on “Write a Review” in the Tiggy’s at crescent box that appears on the right side of the search results.
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’ve added a new Beginner’s date to the schedule for 2016! Our next Beginner’s class starts Saturday February 27, 2016. If you’d like to sign up, please visit our classes page to register!
Please note Tiggy’s is now closed for the winter break and will re-open January 10. If you would like to contact the studio, please email Jackie at email@example.com for the quickest response. Messages left on our answering service will only be checked periodically and may not be replied to until we re-open.
Have a wonderful rest of the year and Happy Painting!
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 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!
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.
One of our students, Karen Hisey, will be participating in an art show that’s being held in Beecher Place (12160 Beecher Street) in Crescent Beach on Saturday, November 22 from 1 – 8pm. There will be paintings, sculptures, pottery and photographic art. Please plan on attending!
Tiggy’s Art Studio is now closed for our annual winter break. We will reopen on Friday January 9. Jackie will be answering emails while we are closed should you need to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. New classes will be added to the website as they are completed. You can register for classes safely online anytime by visiting tiggys.ca/current-workshops. We are unable to process registrations via phone or in person while we are closed.
Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Tiggy’s will be closing for Christmas October 31 and won’t reopen again until January 9, 2015. If you’d like to purchase supplies make sure you visit us before the end of next week.
We’ve scheduled a bunch of new classes for 2015, so make sure you take a look at our Classes page to see what’s available. Some are already almost full so be sure to sign up for the class you’d like to take before it’s too late! Online registration will be available while we’re closed over Christmas. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to process sign-ups in the store while we are closed, so registering via the website is recommended. Your information is sent over an encrypted SSL connection and complies with PCI standards, so is as safe as if you were to register in our studio.
Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year!
We’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).
We’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 email@example.com or call the studio (604-541-8322).
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!
Our 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!)
To 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!