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New Painting Classes for Fall!!!

Dust off your brushes, we have some fab new painting classes for you this fall at Tiggy’s!  Check out the “Pink Hydrangea”,  “Boudoir”, “Patisserie”,  and “Birdies on a Branch” (perfect for a nursery!!).  Please visit us soon in the studio as paintings are always soooo much better in person!!  We will be reopening on Friday September 14th from 9:30 till 4:30 and will be open most Thursdays and all Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 till 2:00 till the end of October.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

We are also continuing our tradition of painting dove ornaments to donate to Peace Arch Hospital’s hospice fund-raising event held each year at Christmas time.  If you’d like to take part, please register for this FREE event on Friday, October 19th.  Just bring your ideas and brushes to the studio on the 19th (paint and coffee supplied 🙂 )and help us support this very worthwhile event in our community!

The  studio will continue to be available for rentals through the fall and winter at an all-in daily rate of $50/day or part thereof.  Please contact Jackie at the studio, 604 541-8322 or via email jackie@tiggys.ca if you or someone you know might be interested!


Summer Drop-Ins, Kids’ Art Camps….and a rental opportunity


Dave Benning will be offering Drop-In Studio Time through July and August on Saturdays from 1:30 till 4:30 for just $25(+GST)!!!!!!  A wonderful opportunity to paint with Master Artist Dave and experience his infectious enthusiasm for painting.  Just drop in any Saturday from 1:30-4:30 and paint along with Dave!  No pre-registration required, just pay $25(+ GST) when you drop in!

Dave will also continue to offer Private Painting lessons on Mondays and Tuesdays and Saturday mornings through the summer.  Pre-registration is required on the website.

We here at Tiggy’s are very pleased to announce that Allison Redies , a local elementary school art teacher, will be teaching Kid’s Summer Art Camps at Tiggy’s this summer.  Allison Redies is an artist and painter who has been teaching art to children for over twenty years. Allison’s focus is exploring creativity through inquiry, exploration of materials and play.  Wonder, imagination, mistake-making, and serious silliness are prerequisites to all her classes for both children and adults.  Her goal is to empower artists of all ages to find joy, creativity and express their own unique artistic vision.
**Please contact Allison at rediesfamily@hotmail.com to register or for more information.
July 25, 26, 27     Ages 6-10 years old     9:00 – 2:00            $180
Theme:  Gifts from the Sea – 
Drawing, painting and mixed-media
Join this playful painting class which will explore drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, and mixed media exploration.   Please have your child bring two healthy snacks, a water bottle and a peanut-free lunch.  There will be a daily beach visit, so please dress appropriately and wear sunscreen.
July 25, 26, 27     Ages 9-13   3 – 4:30                             $75
Drawing – Learn contour line drawing, continuous line drawing, blind contour, and upside down drawing.  Learn shading and blending techniques with drawing pencils and pencil crayons.
August 1, 2 and 3    Ages 9-13     9 :00-2:00                $180.
Drawing, Painting and Mixed-Media – This class will teach drawing and painting techniques and some colour theory.  We will explore with acrylic and watercolour paints, mixed media, and collage.  This class will explore the creative process to express your own unique art works each day.  Please have your child bring two healthy snacks, a water bottle and a peanut-free lunch.  There will be a daily beach visit, so please dress appropriately and wear sunscreen.
August 2 and 3       Adults                 6pm- 9 pm          $150
Intuitive Painting – Explore your spirituality through intuitive painting.  Explore creative visualization, a vision board, zentangles, and a crystal grid.   You may want to bring images, words, and magazines that you connect with for collage.
August 22, 23, and 24    Ages 9-13     9 :00-2:00                $180.
Drawing, Painting and Mixed-Media – class description as above
Aug 22 and 23   9-13  3:00- 4:30      $50
Making comics – 
Explore the world of making comics though brainstorming, storyboard and making your very own comic

The studio will be available for rent by the day on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays through July and August for an all-in price of $50/day.  Days available will change slightly in September and through the fall.  Email Jackie@tiggys.ca if you or someone you know is interested in this unique opportunity.

Jackie’s new fall classes will be posted to the website starting in August!

Have a fabulous summer!

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…..so 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!!

Painting Lessons and Art Supplies by the Beach